• Propane

    Propane is used to power the refrigerator, furnace, and hot water heater. The propane tank is located in an outside lower storage compartment. On the tank is a gauge and there is another gauge, usually over the stove. On the tank there is also a valve which is usually in the open position, except when filling. By law, the tank my be filled only to 80% full and only by a certified technician. Have all propane appliances turned off prior to filling. Your propane tank is full on departure and there is no need to fill before you return the RV.

  • 12 Volt Electric

    A 12 volt direct current system is the main source of power for the operation of lights and motors of certain appliances and accessories. The power is stored in 12 volt batteries which are charged by the alternator on the RV engine, by the power converter attached to the 110 volt power cord, or by the generator. There is a 12 volt system for the coach portion of the motor home and a 12 volt system for the engine.

  • 110 Volt Electric

    AC power is used primarily for the roof top air conditioner, refrigerator, color TV and VCR and to supply electricity to wall outlets for operation of other appliances which you may bring along such as toasters and electric razors. 110 volt electricity is supplied by running either the generator or plugging in the motor home.

  • Water System

    Your motor home has two sources of water. One source is via a direct connect to a pressurized water system. The hose and water pressure regulator supplied with the motor home can be connected to the city water inlet on the motor home and provides pressurized fresh water. The motor home also has a water tank which can be filled using the supplied hose. To use the water tank, turn on the water pump at a switch usually located near the kitchen sink or above the stove. Leave the pump off when not in use.

  • Refrigerator / Freezer

    The refrigerator works on propane and 110 volts. Leave the refrigerator switch in the auto mode and it will select the available source of power. If electric power is available it will use that, otherwise it will automatically switch to propane. It is not unusual for your refrigerator pilot to blowout occasionally as it is subjected to strong gusts of wind. If this happens, turn the refrigerator off and restart it after about 10 seconds. The check light should remain out if the refrigerator is working properly.

  • Water Heater

    The water heater is propane with an electronic ignition. Simply turn the switch to on and when the red light goes out, the water heater is working. Most water heaters produce six gallons of hot water at a time and take about 15 minutes to completely recycle.

  • Heating

    Your motor home heater consists of a propane burner and an electric (12 volt) blower motor. The heater can be operated by turning the heat switch to on and setting the thermostat to the desired temperature. The heater will cycle on and off continuously as needed. If the motor home is not plugged in, the heater may drain the coach battery overnight. Insure the battery is fully charged (see gauge over stove) before retiring. If not, and the motor home is not plugged in, simply run the generator or engine for 20-30 minutes to insure a full charge. If the battery gets weak during the night, run the engine until recharged.

  • Air Conditioning

    Your motor home comes equipped with a dash air conditioner as well as one or two roof top air conditioners. The roof top air conditioners require 110 volts for operation, supplied by having the motor home plugged in or the generator running.

  • Television, VCR, or DVD

    The TV, VCR, or DVD supplied with your motor home operates on 110 volt current only. As you move from location to location, most TVs require rescanning to locate channels in that area. There also are some RV models that have a 12 volt system for the TV and VCR.

  • Generator

    The generator is a gasoline powered engine. It uses the gasoline from the engine fuel tank and burns about 3/4 to 1 gallon of fuel per hour. It is recommended that the generator is used sparingly. Generators do get hot in the summertime and are not considered reliable for extended periods of time.

  • Monitor Panel

    As mentioned previously, the monitor panel, usually located above the stove, will tell you how much battery power you have, amount of propane remaining, levels of holding tanks and water tank, and sometimes will have the generator start switch.

  • Holding Tanks / Septic System

    The dump valves for draining the holding tanks are located to the rear of and under the unit. There are two holding tanks, one for the toilet only and one for all sink and tub waste water. The dump outlet has one common outlet and two valves, one for each tank. The gray water (sink waste water) outlet is the smaller of the two and the black water valve is the larger. Make sure the valves are closed before removing the cap. Twist the cap to remove, connect the supplied drain hose securely and place other end into an approved dumping station. Never empty into a ditch, gutter, bucket, or anywhere other than an approved dump station. Pull the large valve and dump your toilet first. After the toilet is dumped, close the valve and flush the toilet several times to rinse the toilet. Open the valve again to rinse the tank. Now open the gray water valve and rinse the gray water tank. When complete, insure both valves are closed, remove the hose and store it away, and replace the cap. Add the appropriate toilet chemicals and a toilet bowl full of water and you're ready to go.

  • Shower & Toilet

    The sinks and showers or tubs work the same as those in your home with some small exceptions. When using water from the water tank, you must turn on the water pump. The water pump switch is usually located on or near the monitor panel. Since the capacity of the hot water is only six gallons, showers must be quick and efficient. We recommend that you rinse completely, shut the water off at the shower head, soap completely including shampoo, and rinse again. This will not only conserve water, but insure a refreshing and hot shower. If you will be staying at a campground that has showers, please enjoy your long showers.