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Truma Ultrastore Water Heater..............................................

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Heating ..................................................................................... 59
Truma S 3002 Heater ............................................................ 59
Truma Ultraheat..................................................................... 61
Butterfly Outlets .................................................................... 64
Trumatic C6002 EH ............................................................... 65
Refrigerators............................................................................ 73
Dometic Absorption Refrigerators ........................................ 73
Thetford Absorber Refrigerators ........................................... 84
Stoves Hobs, Grills and Ovens .............................................. 99
Dometic Extractor Fan.......................................................... 103
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Rooflights ............................................................................... 113
Front Swivel Seat .................................................................. 114
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Freestanding Table................................................................ 115
Shower ................................................................................... 116
Omnistep Slide-out Step ...................................................... 116
Omnistep Double Step.......................................................... 117
Fiamma F45i side awning ..................................................... 118
Status 530 directional TV & FM radio antenna................... 119
Drop Down Cab Mount ......................................................... 120
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DETAILS Satellite Navigation ............................................................... 120
Equipment Details
Equipment Specification THE TRUMA ULTRASTORE
The instructions covering fitted For details on type of equipment fitted in
equipment to your vehicle were correct at your vehicle, please refer to the Sales
WATER HEATER
the time of going to print. Owners Brochure or Dealer. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
handbooks are updated annually and we
IMPORTANT Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
take great care to try and ensure their To maximise the use and life of all fitted
accuracy. However, the Swift Group Operating Instructions with regard to
equipment in your vehicle it is essential that Water Heater operation.
Limited cannot accept responsibility for any accompanying manufacturers’ literature
any changes that may be made in is read fully. All recommended maintenance Attention: Before using for the first time, it
specification or operating instructions to and preparation procedures should be is essential to flush the entire water supply
the equipment described in this section followed. The information provided in this through with clean warm water. Always
after the time of going to press. handbook is only intended as a guide. If in mount the cowl cap when the water heater
any doubt consult your manufacturer is not being operated! Drain the water
Every care is taken to ensure that the appointed dealer, particularly before
information provided in this handbook is heater if there is a risk of frost! There shall
attempting to install EXTRA EQUIPMENT. be no claims under guarantee for
correct and easy to understand.
damage caused by frost!
Separate manufacturers’ leaflets on many NOTICE: In the interest of safety,
of the components are also included in replacement parts for an appliance
the Owner’s Pack provided with this shall conform to the appliance Filling the Truma Ultrastore with water
vehicle and we recommend that you manufacturer's specifications and
compare the instructions in the handbook should be fitted by them or their
authorised agent. e = Lever
with the component manufacturers position
literature, to ensure the information "Closed"
provided is as accurate as possible.
f = Lever
If you are in any doubt as to how to position
operate the equipment in your vehicle, "Drain"
please contact the component
manufacturer’s service department on the
telephone number shown on their
Fig. 1
component leaflet. If you remain in any
doubt, please contact the Swift Group 1. Check that the safety/drain valve in the
Supercare customer care service cold-water intake is closed. Lever should
department on 01482 875740. be in the horizontal position, position (e).

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2. Open the hot tap in the bathroom or 4. The water heater is now drained directly
kitchen with pre-selecting mixing taps or to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
single lever fittings set to hot. Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (10 litres).
3. Switch on power for water pump (control
panel). Leave the tap open to let air Gas operating instructions
escape while the water heater is filling.
The heater is filled when water flows out
Attention: Never operate the water heater
of the tap.
without water in it!
Residues of frozen water can prevent
If the wall cowl is positioned close to an
filling if there is a frost. The water heater
opening window (or hatch) - in particular
can be defrosted by switching on the a = Rotary switch "On" "Gas operation"
directly under it - it must remain closed
heater for a short period (max 2 mins).
when the water heater is in use (see b = Rotary switch "Off'"
Frozen pipes can be defrosted by heating
warning plate). c = Rotary knob for temperature
the room.
selection (illuminated by green
Note: If just the cold water system is being 1. Remove cowl cover. lamp "Operation")
used, without water heater, the heater tank
is also filled up with water. In order to avoid d = Red indicator lamp "Failure"
damage through frost, the water contents
must be drained by actuating the 2. Open gas cylinder and open quick-acting
safety/drain valve, also when the heater has valve in the gas supply line.
not been used. As an alternative, two shut- 3. Switch the water heater on at the rotary
off valves, resistant to hot water, can be switch (a) of the control panel, and the
fitted in front of the cold and hot water green monitor lamp will light up. Set the
connection. desired water temperature at the rotary
Draining the water heater knob (c) (steplessly adjustable from about
30°C to 70°C).
1. Disconnect power for water pump
(control panel). 4. If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
2. Open hot water taps in bathroom and
available for combustion. If the appliance
kitchen.
switches to “Failure“ during this period,
3. Open safety/drain valve: Lever in vertical switch off the appliance - wait 5 minutes -
position, position (f). and switch on again!

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Switching off (gas operation) Electrical Operating Instructions heater is not being used. Non-
Switch the electric supply on at the fuse observation of this point can lead to the
Switch off the water heater at the rotary
spur marked Water Heater, normally in the function of the appliance being impaired
switch (b).
wardrobe. through water, dirt or insects.
Drain the water heater if there is a risk of Note: The water temperature cannot be 2. The guarantee will be invalidated if this
frost! selected, automatic temperature limitation at point is not observed. Always remove
approx. 70°C. For a faster heating up period the cowl cover prior to operating the
If the water heater is not to be used for a the appliance can be simultaneously water heater!
longer period, mount cowl cover (non- operated with gas and electrical power. 3. If there is a defect in the electronics,
observance of this point can lead to the Note: The water tank in the Truma-Ultrastore return the control Printed Circuit Board
function of the appliance being impaired is made of high quality food-proof stainless well padded. If you fail to pack it
through water, dirt or insects), close quick- steel VA. correctly the guarantee will be
acting valve in the gas supply line and close invalidated. Only use original Truma
the gas cylinder. Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water Ultrastore control PCBs as spare parts.
supply. Allow the product to react and then
thoroughly flush out the appliance with 4. If just the cold water system is being
There shall be no claim under guarantee if used, without water heating, the header
plenty of fresh water. To sterilise the water
this point is not observed. tank becomes more vulnerable to frost
we recommend "Certisil- Argento". Other
products, particularly those containing damage. Accordingly the contents
Always remove the cowl cover prior to chlorine are unsuitable. should be drained by operating the
operating the water heater! safety/drain valve. This also applies
In order to avoid the proliferation of micro- when the vehicle is in storage.
organisms, heat the Ultrastore to 70°C at
Red indicator lamp "Failure" regular intervals. General Safety Notes
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up if there is In the event of leaks in the gas system or if
a failure. Do not use the water as drinking water! there is a smell of gas:
The reason for such an indication is, for • Extinguish all naked flames
example - cowl cover fitted, no gas available Important Operating Notes
or air in the gas supply system, triggering of • Do not smoke
1. If the cowl is positioned close to an
the excess temperature monitor etc. opening hatch (window), keep this closed • Switch off the appliance and gas cylinder
To unlock, switch off the appliance, wait 5 during operation. See warning plate.
minutes, and switch on again. • Open the windows
Always mount the cowl cover if the
• Do not operate any electrical switches
In event of faults, always contact Truma
• Have the entire system checked by an
Service on Tel: 01283 511092.
expert

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1. Repair jobs are only to be carried out by Technical Data THE TRUMA S 3002 P & S 3002
an expert.
Water contents: 10 litres AUTO SPACE HEATER
2. The following would invalidate the
Water pressure: up to max. 2.8 bar INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEATERS FITTED
guarantee:
a. Any alteration to the appliance Type of gas: Liquid Gas WITH AUTOMATIC IGNITOR OR PIEZO
(including cowl) (propane or butane) IGNITOR
b. The use of non-Truma spare Operating Pressure: 30mbar Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
parts/accessories Operating Instructions with regard to
c. Non observance of the operating Rated thermal output: 1500W Water Heater operation.
instructions. Gas consumption: 120g/h Switching On
3. The operating pressure for the gas supply Heating time to approx. 15°C to approx 70°C:
is 30mbar and must correspond to the 1. Open the valve on the gas cylinder. Open
Gas operation: approx. 34 mins quick-acting valve in gas supply line.
operating pressure of the appliance (see Electrical operation: approx. 45 mins
name plate). Gas and electrical 2. Turn control knob to thermostat setting
4. Do not operate the water heater when operation: approx. 25 mins 1-10 and press it down as far as the stop.
refuelling the vehicle and when in the Power consumption 12V At the same time keep operating the
garage. Ignition: 0.17A piezo ignitor rapidly until the flame ignites.
5. During the initial operation of a brand Heating Up: 0.08A 3. Keep the control knob depressed for a
new appliance (or after it has not been Standby: 0.04A further 10 seconds to allow the safety
used for some time), a certain amount of Power consumption 230V pilot to operate.
fumes, and a slight smell, may be noticed
Heating Up: (3.7A) 850W 4. (Piezo only) Watch through the flame
for a short time. Remedial action is to
immediately run the heater at maximum Weight (empty): 6.7Kg window for another 10 seconds to make
output and to ensure adequate room sure that the flame does not go out
ventilation. through air in the supply pipe (caused by
the valve being closed or changing the
6. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
cylinder).
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the
regulator is faulty and it is essential to
have it checked. Attention: Always wait at least 2 minutes
before attempting to re-ignite, otherwise
there is a risk of blowbacks (misfiring).
This also applies if a working heater
goes out and has to be re-lit.

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Automatic Ignitor
Attention: A new O-ring must always
Prior to first ignition, make sure that the be installed after dismantling the
batteries have been inserted (see changing exhaust duct.
the batteries).
Thermostat 4. Any alteration to the appliance (including
exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of
Set the required room temperature at the spare parts and accessories, which are
control knob (numbers 1-10). For an important to the function of the heater
average room temperature of approx. 22°C and which are not original Truma parts,
we recommend setting: as well as the non-observance of the
3-5 Without the Trumavent Fan installation and operating instructions, will
(switched on) lead to the cancelling of the guarantee
and exclusion of liability claim.
4-8 With the Trumavent Fan
5. During the initial operation of a brand
Switching Off new appliance, a certain amount of
Set control knob to "0". If turning off for a fumes and a slight smell may be noticed
long period of time, close the quick-acting for a short while. Remedial action is to
valve in the gas supply line. Close valve of immediately run the heater at maximum
gas cylinder. output and to ensure adequate room
ventilation.
Important Operating Notes
6. In winter, before switching on the heater,
a = Control knob 1. If the gas supply line is filled with air, it remove all snow from the cowl.
b = Integrated control panel for may take up to a minute before the gas
Trumavent fan TEB becomes available for combustion. 7. Inspect the exhaust duct and all
c = Piezo ignitor or automatic ignitor During this time depress the control knob connections at regular intervals and
d = Flame observation window and continuously operate the piezo always whenever there is a blowback
e = Name plate (remove casing) ignitor until the flame ignites. (misfire). It is essential that the exhaust
f = Thermostat probe duct is installed so that it slopes upwards
2. You will have to find out the exact over its whole length and is securely fixed
In the case of left-handed installation, thermostat setting yourself, depending on with several clamps. Never place any
the parts are arranged on the other how much heat you need. object on the exhaust duct, since this
side. 3. Repairs are only to be carried out by a could result in damage. The exhaust
competent service engineer. duct connection to both the heater and
the cowl must be firm and well sealed.
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Do not operate heaters with incorrectly Operating voltage: 1.5V TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
fitted or damaged exhaust ducts. ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC HEATING
Power consumption: 50 MA (ignition)
8. Never allow the warm air outlet on the 0.01 MA (monitoring) FOR TRUMATIC S 3002
heater to be obstructed in any way. For
Product Indent. No: CE-0085AP0325 Function description
instance never hang washing on or in
front of the heater to dry. Misusing your CHANGING OF BATTERIES Truma-Ultraheat is an additional 230V
heater in this way could cause serious Changing the Batteries on the Automatic electric heater for the LPG heater models
damage from overheating. Do not place Ignitor Trumatic S 3002/S 5002.
flammable objects near the heater.
Please follow these guidelines in the Only change the batteries with the heater Heater operation is basically possible with
interest of your own safety. switched off. gas only, electricity only or simultaneously
with electricity and gas.
9. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if Always insert new batteries at the beginning
the flame lifts off while burning, it is likely of the heating season. When using simultaneously the electrical unit
that the regulator is faulty and it is will switch itself off before overheating
essential to have it checked. occurs as a result of the stronger gas burner.

10.Cleaning (with switched off appliance): It When using electricity only we recommend
is recommended that at least once a to set the fan control on position 3 (manual
year, before the heating season starts, or auto), remembering to set the output level
you remove any dust that has collected to 2000W (ensure that the fuse protection for
on the heat exchanger base plate. the power supply of the camp site is
sufficient).
Technical Data:
If more than 2000W are required (heating
Type of gas: Liquid gas up/cold temperatures) you must refer back
(propane/butane) using gas operations as the 230V electrical
Operating pressure: 30mbar Remove front of heater retaining screw, operation is a secondary heater only.
located through centre of black grill. Unclip
Rated thermal output: 3400W
front of heater, slide up battery cover to
Gas consumption: 30-280 g/h reveal battery. Change the batteries.
Observe plus/minus.
Only use temperature resistant (+70°C), leak-
proof Mignon round cells (LR 6, AA, AM 3,
Art. no. 30010-23600). Other batteries could
lead to malfunctions!
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The electric heater can also be operated a = Rotary switch "Off" Switching off
without the Trumavent fans.
b = Rotary switch "On" Switch the heating system off at the rotary
power settings: switch (a).
WARNING: Due to the design, the heater 500 - 1000 - 2000 W
front case will become hot during IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
operation. The operator is obliged to c = Rotary control knob for room
1. Repairs may only be carried out by an
ensure that due care is taken to protect temperature (illuminated by green
expert.
third parties (small children in indicator lamp "operation")
particular). 2. The heater's hot air outlet should under
Switching On
no circumstances be blocked. Never
Attention: Before switching on, ensure that hang clothes or similar in front of or on
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS the fuse protection for the power supply of top of the heater to dry. This could cause
the campsite is sufficient for the selected serious damage to the heater as a result
Before operating the heater for the first power setting (b) (see Technical Data). of overheating. Do not place inflammable
time it is essential to observe the materials near the heater! Please observe
operating instructions, enclosed with Important: The electric feed line for the
these instructions for your own safety.
the heater. caravan must be fully unwound from the
cable drum. 3. The performance of the room thermostat
will be affected if temporarily covered or
Control panel with thermostat 1. Switch the electric supply on at the fuse
obstructed.
spur marked Water Heater, normally in
the wardrobe. 4. When operating a brand-new heater for
the first time (or after it has been idle for a
2. To switch on, turn the rotary switch to the
lengthy period) you may temporarily
desired output level (b).
notice a slight smoke and smell. We
3. Set rotary control knob (c) to the desired advise running the heater at full power
room temperature. and thoroughly ventilating the room.
The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1-9) must be determined
individually depending on the heating
requirement and the type of vehicle. For an
average room temperature of about 23°C,
we recommend a thermostat setting of
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5. Any modifications to the appliance or the TEB FAN
use of spare parts and accessories
Always observe the operating instructions
important for operation which are not
prior to starting!
original Truma parts, or non-observance
of the instructions for installation and use The vehicle owner is responsible for the
will result in the guarantee becoming correct operation of the appliance.
invalid and no liability will be assumed. Repairs are only to be carried out by an
Furthermore the approval for operating expert!
the appliance will become invalid and in
some countries also the approval for
operating the vehicle. The quantity of air can be individually
TECHNICAL DATA adjusted at the air flap (f), for warm air
distribution.
Power supply: 230 V ~, 50 Hz
In centre position 50% of the warm air is
Power consumption at power setting: distributed to each outlet.
500 W: 2.2 A
1000 W: 4.5 A Use the fan duct with 72 mm and if the fan
a c
2000 W: 8.5 A b ducts are of different lengths or on sides
with a greater heat requirement. This means
Weight: approx 2kg that the air output can be used to the full on
a = Manual control
(e.g. for ventilation) Adjust desired output this side. By adjusting the air flap (f) the
The mains element on the space heater quantity of air can be increased individually.
at the control knob.
is designed for supplementary heating. This means that the air out-put on the other
It is not recommended to run alongside b = Off side is reduced.
the gas for prolonged periods of time. (or automatic operation/ heating with
heaters Trumatic S 3002 K and S 5002 K) If the air output drops or the operating noise
increases, the fan impeller wheel may be
c = Automatic operation severely soiled.
(Heating) The output steadily adjusts to
the respective heat emission of the
heater. The maximum output can be
limited at the control knob, as required.
The regulating between this value and
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Cleaning One outlet on each leg of the air ducting
layout must be kept open at all times.
(with switched off appliance!) We recommend
removing dust which has collected on the Under no circumstances should the air
heat exchanger and base plate of the heater ducting outlets be blocked.
and on the impeller wheel of the Trumavent
fan, once a year before the heating season
starts. Clean the impeller wheel carefully
using a brush or tooth brush.
Blown air ducts

Butterfly Outlet

The air ducting outlets are generally of the


butterfly type and may be opened or closed
to control the quantity of air by adjusting the
butterfly valves. Twisting the disc in its
housing directs the flow in the direction
required.

For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the


heater should be closed more than those
further away.

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TRUMATIC C 6002 EH c = Electric operation 230 V, 1800 W l = Summer mode
(water temperature 40°C or 60°C)
Always observe the operating instructions d = Electric operation 230 V, 900 W
and ‘Important operating notes’ prior to m = Winter mode
e = Gas operation
starting! (heating without hot water requirement)
f = Mixed operation*
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183 n = Winter mode
(gas and electricity, 900 W)
Operating Instructions with regard to (heating with hot water requirement)
Heater operation g = Mixed operation*
p = Rotary ‘Off’ switch
(gas and electricity, 1800 W)
The vehicle owner is responsible for the q = Yellow ‘Boiler heating phase’ monitor
correct operation of the appliance. h = Yellow ‘electric mode’ indicator lamp.
lamp
* Winter mode only! In summer mode the
Before using for the first time, it is essential r = Red ‘Fault’ monitor lamp
unit automatically selects electric operation
to flush the entire water supply through at the preselected electrical power of 900 W
with clean warm water. If the heater is not or 1800 W.
being used, always drain the water ROOM THERMOSTAT
contents if there is a risk of frost! There CONTROL PANEL
shall be no guarantee claims for
damage caused by frost! Also drain the
water prior to repair or maintenance work
on the vehicle (in the workshop!) as the
electrical safety/drain valve opens when
the appliance is switched dead!

POWER SELECTOR SWITCH

s = Room temperature sensor


To measure the room temperature, an
external room temperature sensor (s) is
located in the vehicle. The location of the
j = Rotary switch for room temperature
sensor is determined individually, depending
(1 – 9)
on the vehicle type.
k = Green ‘Operation’ monitor lamp

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The thermostat setting on the operating Summer mode (hot water only) 3. Move rotary switch on the control panel to
element (1 – 9) must be determined ‘n’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and
1. Select required type of operation at power
individually depending on the heating the yellow water heating indicator lamp (q)
selector switch (gas or electrical
requirement and the type of vehicle. For an on the control panel illuminate when the
operation).
average room temperature of about 23°C, equipment is switched on. During
we recommend a thermostat setting of about Note: Mixed operation (gas and electricity) is electrical operation the yellow indicator
6 – 8. not possible in summer mode. With this lamp (h) at the power selector switch also
setting the unit automatically selects electric illuminates to indicate 230 V operation.
TAKING INTO OPERATION
operation at the preselected electrical power
Depending on operating mode (gas,
Before start-up the following must be of 900 W or 1800 W.
electrical or mixed operation) and power
checked:
2. Set rotary switch to summer mode (l) requirement (temperature difference
1. Is the cowl free? Remove all covers. 40°C or 60°C at control unit. The green between selected and current room
‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and the yellow temperature) the unit automatically selects
2. Are the gas cylinder and the quick-action
water heating indicator lamp (q) on the the necessary power setting of up to
stop valve in the gas pipe open?
control unit illuminate when the equipment 7800 W.
3. Is the fuse protection for the 230 V power is switched on. During electrical operation
supply at the camping site adequate for The unit gradually reduces the power until
the yellow indicator lamp (h) at the power
the selected output (900 W or 1800 W)? the selected room temperature is reached.
selector switch also illuminates to indicate
If this temperature has been reached but
4. Has the power supply cable for the 230 V operation. When the selected water
the water still has to be heated, the
motorhome been fully unwound from the temperature has been reached (40°C or
circulation fan switches off and the water
cable reel? 60°C) the equipment switches off and the
continues to be heated to a temperature
yellow control lamp (q) goes off.
Note: Heating is always possible in all of 60°C at the lowest power setting.
operating modes (gas, electric and mixed Winter mode
Note: The water can be heated to up to 80°C
operation) without restrictions, with or Heating WITH hot water requirement depending on the heating power that is
without water. required to achieve the room temperature.
1. Select required type of operation at power
selector switch (gas, electrical or mixed The yellow indicator lamp (q) indicates the
operation). hot water heating phase and goes off when
the water temperature is reached (60°C).
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for
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Heating WITHOUT hot water requirement depending on the power and the duration of Electrical operation fault
the heating.
1. Select required type of operation at If a fault occurs during electrical operation
power selector switch (gas, electrical or Switching off the yellow indicator lamp (h) on the power
mixed operation). selector switch goes off.
Move rotary switch on the control panel to
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel ‘p’ to switch off. Possible causes can be found in the
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for troubleshooting list.
The fan can continue to run after switching
room temperature.
off in order to utilise the residual heat. If the 230 V power supply is interrupted for
3. Move rotary switch on the control panel short periods during operation the heating
Note: In order to prevent unintentional
to ‘m’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k) will resume as normal.
overloading of the power supply when
on the control panel illuminates when the
resuming operation, it is advisable to set the Filling the water heater
equipment is switched on. During
unit to gas operation at the power selector
electrical operation the yellow indicator 1. Manually close the safety / drain valve
switch after switching off.
lamp (h) at the power selector switch also (Fig. A)
illuminates to indicate 230 V operation. Always drain water contents if there is a
risk of frost!
In this operating position the yellow
indicator lamp (q) only illuminates at If the appliance is not to be used for a
water temperatures of less than 10°C! prolonged period, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line and turn off the
Depending on operating mode (gas,
gas cylinder.
electrical or mixed operation) and power 2. Switch on power for water pump.
requirement (temperature difference Gas operation fault
between selected and current room 3. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
If a fault occurs during gas operation the red bathroom, (set preselecting mixing taps
temperature) the unit automatically indicator lamp (r) on the control panel
selects the necessary power setting of or single-lever fittings to ’hot’). Leave taps
illuminates. open until the water heater has forced out
up to 7800 W.
Possible causes can be found in the air and filled up with water and water is
When the selected room temperature has troubleshooting list. flowing out of the taps.
been reached, the heater switches off
(independent of the water temperature). Unlocking takes place by switching off and Note: If just the cold water system is being
then switching on again. If a fault shut-off operated, without using the water heater, the
Note: The water is automatically heated as occurs during mixed operation (e.g. because heater tank also fills up with water. In order
well if the boiler has been filled. The water of empty gas cylinder) the heater continues to avoid damage by frost, the water contents
temperature can reach up to 80°C to run using electricity. must be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve, also when the water
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heater has not been used. As an alternative, MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Disconnect all poles of the
two shut off valves, resistant to hot water,
The water container used is made of unit from the mains before opening the
can be fitted in front of the cold and hot
stainless steel, which is foodstuff- housing containing the power
water connection.
compatible. electronics.
WARNING: When connecting to a Use wine vinegar for descaling the water
central water supply (rural or city heater, this being introduced into the The 230 V fuse of the unit is in the power
mains), a pressure reduction valve must appliance via the water supply. Allow the electronics (13) on the unit.
always be installed to prevent pressures product to react and then thoroughly flush
This fine fuse must always be replaced with
above 2.8 bar from developing in the out the appliance with plenty of fresh water.
a fuse of the same type.
water heater. To sterilise the water we recommend
. ‘Certisil-Argento’. Other products, 10 A, slow-acting, cut-off delay ‘H’.
Draining the water heater particularly those containing chlorine are Overheating protection 230 V
unsuitable.
1. Interrupt power for water pump The 230 V heating facility has a mechanical
(via control panel). To avoid infestation by micro-organisms, the overheating switch. If the 12 V power supply
boiler must be heated to 70°C at regular is interrupted during operation or during the
2. Open hot water taps in kitchen and intervals (only possible in winter operation).
bathroom. after run period, for example, the
Do not use the water as drinking water! temperatures within the unit could trigger the
3. Open safety/drain valve: lever in the Fuses 12 V overheating protection.
vertical position (Fig A)
The 12 V fuses for the device are located on
The water heater content is now emptied to the electronic control unit (12). The fine-wire
the outside through the safety/drain valve. fuse must only be replaced by a fuse of the
Place a bucket beneath the outlet to check same design.
whether the water content has completely
drained away (12 litres!). There shall be no F1: 6.3 A, slow-acting
guarantee claims for damage caused by F2: 1.6 A, slow-acting
frost!
Fuses 230 V
The fuses and power connection cables
must always be replaced by experts!

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To reset the overheating protection, let the 5. The installed temperature limiter shuts off Current input at 12 V:
heater cool down, slide cover on power the gas supply if the appliance becomes
Heater + water heater: 0.2 – 5.9 A
electronics (13) upwards and push in the red too hot. Therefore do not shut the warm
button. air outlets and the opening for the Heating up of water heater: 0.4 A
returning circulating air. Stand-by: 0.001 A
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
TECHNICAL DATA Current input of electrical safety/drain
Warning: Repairs may only be carried Type of gas: valve at 12 V: 0.035 A
out by an expert! Liquid gas (propane/butane) Current input of 230 V:
- A new O-ring must always be installed Operating pressure: 30 mbar
after dismantling the exhaust duct! 900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W (7.8 A)
Water contents: 12 Litres Weight: approx. 18.7 kg (without water
- Always use original Truma spare parts
for maintenance and repair work! Heating up time from approx. 15°C contents)
to approx. 60°C: ABG test mark:
1. The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust Summer-/gas operation: approx. 35 min. S 301
gas double duct must be checked Declaration of conformity:
Summer-/electrical operation (1800 W):
regularly, particularly at the end of long
approx. 45 min. The Trumatic C 6002 EH heater has been
trips. Also check the mounting of the
appliance and the cowl. Winter mode: approx. 60 min. upward tested by the DVGW and complies with the
(depending on the heat output) EC gas device directive 90/396/EEC, the
2. Following a blow-back (misfire) always EMC directive 89/336/EEC, the low voltage
have the exhaust gas system checked by Water pressure: max. 2.8 bar
directive 73/23/EEC and the associated EC
an expert! Rated thermal output: directives, standards and technical
3. Always keep the cowl for the exhaust specifications. The CE product identification
Liquid gas: 2000 W, 4000 W, 6000 W
duct and combustion air intake free of number for EU states is: CE-0085AS0122.
contamination (slush, ice, leaves etc.). Electrical: 900 W, 1800 W
4. The liquid gas burner operates fan- Gas consumption: 170 - 460 g/h
supported, which ensures trouble-free Air delivery volume
function even when on the move. max. 287 m3/h (free-blowing without
National restrictions must be observed warm-air duct)
with regard to operation when on the
move.

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING

FAULT CAUSE RECTIFICATION

Gas operation

No control lamp lights up when the system - No supply voltage. - Check battery voltage (12 V).
is switched on (winter and summer mode). - Check all electrical plug connections.
- Device fuse or vehicle fuse defective. - Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
- Check vehicle fuse.

The green indicator lamp comes on when - The temperature setting on the control - Select higher room temperature at the
the equipment is switched on, but the panel is lower than the room temperature. control panel.
heater is not operating. - Open window above cowl (window - Close window.
switch).

The red monitor lamp flashes after the - Battery voltage is too low < 10.5 V. - Charge battery.
heating system has been switched on.

About 30 seconds after the heating has - Gas cylinder or quick-closure valve in the - Check gas feed.
been switched on, the red monitor lamp gas line is closed.
lights up and remains steady. - Air feed interrupted. - Check cowl for possible coverage.
- If being used on boats, open the deck
cowl.

Heating switches to fault mode after an - Hot-air outlets blocked. - Check individual outlet apertures.
extended period of operation. - Gas pressure regulator iced up. - Use de-icing system controller (Eis-Ex).
- Butane content in the gas cylinder too - Use propane (at temperatures below 10°C
high. in particular, butane is unsuitable for
heating purposes).

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING

FAULT CAUSE RECTIFICATION

Electrical operation 230 V

The green indicator lamp on the control - No supply voltage. - Check 230 V supply voltage and fuses.
panel illuminates when the unit is switched - Device fuse defective. - Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
on, the yellow indicator lamp on the power
selector switch does not illuminate and the - Overheating switch has triggered. - Reset overheating switch (see
heating does not become warm. Maintenance).

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING

FAULT CAUSE RECTIFICATION

Water supply

When the heating system is switched off, - Outside temperature below 4°C. - Switch the heating on (at temperatures of
the electrical safety/drain valve opens. about 4°C and below the drain valve will
open automatically).
- The valve remains open even after the - No 12 V power supply at the drain valve. - Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
heating has been switched on.

The electrical safety/drain valve will no - Outside temperature below 8°C. - Switch the heating on (without heating
longer close. operation, the drain valve will not close
again until temperatures above 8°C have
been reached).
- The valve remains open even after the - No 12 V power supply at the drain valve. - Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
heating has been switched on.

Water dripping from the electrical - Water pressure too high. - Check pump pressure (max. 2.8 bar).
safety/drain valve. If connected to a central water supply
(rural or urban connection), a pressure
reducer must be used, which will prevent
pressures higher than 2.8 bar entering the
boiler.

If these measures do not lead to the


rectification of the fault, in principal we
would ask you to contact Truma After
Sales Service.

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The current drain is approximately 7A to 14A DOMETIC ABSORPTION
(model specific) and power is only available REFRIGERATORS
when the ignition circuit is switched on. On
site, only the mains electric or gas modes You have made an excellent choice in
should be used. selecting the Dometic Absorption Refrigerator.
The refrigerator can run on either 230V, 12V We are sure that you will be fully satisfied with
or LP gas. Changing between these modes your new appliance in all respects.
of operation is carried out by means of the The appliance, which works silently, meets
controls on the control panel. high quality standards and guarantees the
Caution: Only use one source of energy at efficient utilisation of resources and energy
a time. throughout its entire life cycle, during
manufacture, in use and when being
After initial installation, servicing or changing
disposed of.
gas cylinders etc., the gas lines may contain
some air which should be allowed to escape Before you start to use the appliance, please
by briefly turning on the refrigerator or other read the installation and operating
REFRIGERATORS appliances. This will ensure that the flame instructions carefully.
lights immediately. The refrigerator is designed for installation in
Before using your refrigerator for the first
time, it is advisable to wash the interior and The flame failure device will automatically leisure vehicles such as caravans or
its accessories. shut off the gas to the burner if the flame is motorcaravans. The appliance has been
blown out. On electric ignition versions, the certified for this application in accordance
When using the refrigerator on gas ensure
flame failure device will also shut off the gas with EU Gas Directive 90/396/EEC.
that the gas isolation tap is fully open by
if the burner does not re-light within about a
turning the knob to the vertical position. The WARNING AND SAFETY NOTICES
minute of the flame being blown out.
tap can generally be found inside the sink
unit or within the wardrobe (model specific). Warning: Never use a naked flame to
When travelling the fridge can only be check the appliance for leaks.
Operated in the 12V mode.
• Protect children!
Note: Before operating the refrigerator on
12V, it should be pre-cooled, together with • When disposing of the refrigerator,
its contents, by running it on gas or 230V remove all refrigerator doors and leave
for a few hours before changing over to the storage rack in the refrigerator. This
12V for your journey. will prevent accidental locking in or
suffocation.
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• If you smell gas: COOLANT Your Service Centre contact numbers are
found in the "European Service Network"
- close the locking tap of the gas supply Ammonia is used as a coolant.
booklet.
and the valve on the cylinder.
This is a natural compound also used in
When contacting Dometic Service, please
- open the windows and leave the room. household cleaning agents (1 litre of Salmiak
state the model, product number and serial
cleaner contains up to 200g of ammonia -
- do not switch on anything electrical. number together with the MLC Code, if
about twice as much as is used in the
- extinguish naked flames. applicable. You will find this information on
refrigerator). Sodium chromate is used for
the data plate inside the refrigerator.
• Never open the cooling unit; it is under corrosion protection (1.8% of the solvent).
high pressure. DESCRIPTION OF MODEL
In the event of leakage (easily identifiable
• Work on the gas, flue system and from the unpleasant odour): Refrigerator Mobile /
electrical components must only be Mobile Absorption Refrigerator
• switch off the appliance.
carried out by qualified service
• air the room thoroughly. "L" with interior light
personnel.
• inform the authorised Customer Service
• It is imperative that the operating
department.
pressure should correspond to the data RM 7401 L
given on the model plate of the WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
appliance.
Warranty arrangements are in accordance Last digit 1 = manual energy selection
• Compare the operating pressure data with EC Directive 44/1999/CE and the Last digit 5 = automatic and manual
given on the model plate with the data o normal conditions applicable for the country energy selection
the pressure monitor of the liquid gas concerned. For warranty or other servicing,
cylinder. please contact our Dometic Service CLEANING
department. Any damage due to improper Before using the refrigerator, it is advisable
• Gas operation of the appliance is not
use is not covered by the warranty. The to clean the appliance both inside and out.
permitted while travelling on ferries.
warranty does not cover any modifications to
• Covers ensure electrical safety and must the appliance or the use of non-original • Use a soft cloth and lukewarm water with
only be removed using a tool. Dometic parts. a mild detergent.

• The appliance must not be exposed to The warranty does not apply if the • Then rinse the appliance with clean water
rain. installation and operating instructions are not and dry thoroughly.

• The refrigerator is not suitable for the adhered to and no liability shall be • Remove dust from the refrigerator unit at
proper storage of medications. entertained. Parts can be ordered throughout yearly intervals using a brush or soft
Europe from our Dometic Service cloth.
department.
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Warning: To avoid deterioration of B. Automatic and manual energy selection MANUAL ENERGY SELECTION
materials: AES ( eg RM 7XX5 L)
ELECTRICAL OPERATION
• Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or
12V - operation (DC)
soda-based cleaning agents.
• Do not allow the door seal to come Warning: The refrigerator should only
into contact with oil or grease. be used while the motor is running,
Using the refrigerator A = energy selection switch otherwise the on-board-battery would
• The cooling unit is silent in operation. B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC be discharged within a few hours!
C = operating displays (4 LEDs)
• When the appliance is first put into D = temperature setting display
operation, there may be a mild odour E = dimmer for LED-displays
which will disappear after a few hours. (only accessible when door opens)
• Ensure the living area is well ventilated.
Note: The refrigerator is equipped to operate
• The refrigerator will take several hours to on mains power, DC or liquid gas (propane/
reach its operating temperature in the butane). The desired power option is
cooling compartment selected by means of energy selector switch
• The freezer compartment should be cold (A). Energy selector switch (A) has four 1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 12V .
about one hour after switching on the settings: AC mains power, DC (12V), Gas
2. Operating display "C", 12V lights "green".
refrigerator. (liquid gas), OFF.
Appliance is in function.
Controls Appliances with automatic energy
A. Manual energy selection MES selection have the additional setting
(eg RM 7XX1 L) "AUTO".
OFF
Gas
AC mains power
12V DC
A = energy selection switch Automatic energy
B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC selection 3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
C = operating displays (3 LEDs) temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.

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Note: If the operating display fails to light up 3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the 3. Set energy selector switch (A) to gas
( it lights up “red” at AES models ) the device temperature in the main refrigerator
4. Set rotary switch (B) to "MAX" position.
is not in operation. (See troubleshooting compartment.
section). The ignition process is activated
Note: If the operating display fails to light up
automatically, accompanied by a ticking
Mains power (it lights up "red" at AES models) the device
sound approx. 30 sec. Upon successful
is not in operation. (For troubleshooting see
This option should only be selected where ignition, the display LED (C) "Gas" lights
page 74)
the supply voltage of the connection for yellow. The refrigerator is in function. Use
power supply corresponds to the value GAS OPERATION rotary switch (B) to regulate the temperature
specified on the data plate. Any difference in in the main refrigerator compartment.
• The refrigerator should only be operated
values may result in damage to the
using liquid gas (propane, butane). Do not GAS FAULTS
appliance.
use town gas or natural gas.
In the event of a gas fault (e.g. gas cylinder
• If the refrigerator is operated during travel empty), the operating display (C) flashes
using gas, the precautions stipulated by yellow.
the legislation in the respective country
must be taken (in conformity with the
European standard EN 732).
• Operating the refrigerator with gas is not
permitted during travel in France and
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 230V . Australia.

2. Operating display "C", 230V lights • As a basic rule, operation using gas is
"green". prohibited in petrol stations.
1. Open the valve of the gas cylinder Remedies:
Appliance is in function.
2. Open the shut-off valve to the gas supply. Set the energy selector switch (A) to
position "OFF".
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
2. Is the gas bottle valve open?
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open?
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on"
The re-ignition starts again.
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If after about 30 seconds the operating Explanations system. This can be detected from the D+
display (C) starts flashing red again, the connection of the alternator to the
Upon switching on, the electronics
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in electronics, or from the respective signal on
automatically select one of the three
the gas pipe). the solar charge regulator.
possible energy types: 230V - 12V – liquid
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then gas. The control electronics automatically GAS OPERATION
on again using main switch (A). ensure that the refrigerator is supplied with
Gas operation is selected in the following
the optimum source of energy in each
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat circumstances:
respective case.
this procedure 3-4 times.
• No supply voltage available.
Priority 1.) Solar (12V DC)
If these actions do not help, please call an
2.) 230V AC • The vehicle engine is not running.
authorised Dometic Service Centre.
3.) 12V DC • Supply voltage less than 200V
AUTOMATIC ENERGY SELECTION (ONLY 4.) Liquid gas
WITH RM 7XX5 L) Refuelling Stop
"AUTO"-OPERATION In order to prevent unintended switching to
gas operation during refuelling, the electronic
RM7XX5 L - models are equipped with an
system starts gas operation of the
"AUTO"-MATIC function.
refrigerator, after the motor has been turned
off for 15 mins. During this time the
appliance is in stand-by operation mode and
only the "AUTO" LED lights up
The selected energy is displayed by the The use of naked flames is prohibited in
corresponding LED (i.e. 230V). petrol station environments. If the
refuelling stop lasts longer than 15 mins
230V - operation
the refrigerator should be switched off at
If sufficient supply voltage is available (more the main switch (A), or switched over to
1. Set energy selection switch (A) to position than 200V), this power source is selected as another energy type.
"AUTO" . the first option ( no solar-system installed).
The LED "AUTO" illuminates. 12V - operation
Note: Manual operation is possible at any 12V operation should only be selected while
time. the vehicle motor is running or there is
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Gas faults at "AUTO"- mode Additional functions (RM 7XX5 L - models
only)
If gas faults occur the operating LED "C"
flashes yellow. • Temperature setting display (D) with 4
LED to indicate the selected temperature
(MIN - MAX)
• LED - dimmer (E) for adjusting the
brightness of the display-LED (only
accessible when door opens) The cooling unit’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures.
Tip: Please select the medium setting for
ambient temperatures between +15°C and
Remedies:
+25°C. The unit operates within its optimum
Set the energy selector switch (A) to position performance range.
"OFF".
STORING FOOD
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
• Switch the refrigerator on approximately
2. Is the gas bottle valve open? 12 hours before filling it.
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open? • Always store food in sealed containers,
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on". aluminium foil or similar.
The ignition starts again. • Never put hot food into the refrigerator,
If after about 30 seconds the operating always let it cool down first.
display (C) starts flashing red again, the • Products that could emit volatile,
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in flammable gases must not be stored in
the gas pipe). the refrigerator.
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then • Store quickly perishable foods directly
on again using main switch (A). Underneath the fascia is a knurled knob for next to the cooling fins.
adjusting the brightness (see item E above).
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat The freezer compartment is suitable for
this procedure 3-4 times. Temperature setting cooling compartment making ice cubes and for short-term storage
If these actions do not help, please call an As shown, you are able to regulate the of frozen food. It is not suitable as a means
authorised Dometic Service Centre. temperature of the cooling compartment, if of freezing foods.
necessary, by turning rotary knob (B).
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MAKING ICE CUBES 5. Use a cloth to mop up the water from the DOOR LOCKING
freezer compartment.
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the 6. Switch the refrigerator back on again.
Open
unit has more reserves.
1. Fill the ice cube tray with drinking water. Warning: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
Only use drinking water! accelerated using a heat source.
2. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
compartment. Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into an Close
appropriate container at the back of the
refrigerator. From there, the water
evaporates.
POSITIONING THE STORAGE RACK
Dismantling:
1. Loosen the front Park-position/
DEFROSTING and back securing vent-position
As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins. brackets.

When the layer of frost is about 3mm thick, 2. Move the storage
the refrigerator should be defrosted. rack to the left and
remove it.
1. Switch off the refrigerator (see Switching SWITCHING OFF
Off section). 1. Set energy selector switch (A) to position
2. Remove the ice cube tray and food. "0" (OFF). The appliance is now fully
switched off.
3. Leave the refrigerator door open.
2. Secure the door open by means of the
4. After defrosting (freezer compartment and
door stop. The door will be slightly ajar.
fins free of frost), wipe the cabinet dry
This is to prevent mould from forming
with a cloth.
inside the appliance.
To fit the storage rack, the reverse order
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WINTER OPERATION 3. Affix the cover and fasten it.
1. Check that the ventilation grills and the
extractor have not been blocked by snow,
leaves or similar.
2. When the ambient temperature falls
below +8°C, the optional winter covers
should be fitted. This protects the unit
from excessively cold air.

Lower ventilation grille (L200)

Switching off gas operation


If the refrigerator is to be taken out of service
for an extended period of time, the on-board
shut-off valve and the cylinder valve must be
closed. Tip: It is also recommended that the winter
covers should be used when the vehicle is
Upper ventilation grille with flue vent taken out of service for an extended period
( L100) of time.

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INTERIOR LIGHT TROUBLESHOOTING
Changing the light bulbs Before calling the authorised Service
Department, please check whether:
1. Remove cover.
1. The instructions in the section "Using the
2. Detach defective light bulb.
refrigerator" have been followed.
3. Fit new light bulb
2. The refrigerator is not tilted excessively.
4. Clip the cover back in place.
3. It is possible to operate the refrigerator
Note: For 12V DC : 1 light bulb 12V, 2W with an available power source
Please contact Dometic Service Centres for
replacement light bulbs. Failure : The refrigerator does not work in gas operation mode
Possible cause Action you can take
Gas bottle empty. Change gas bottle.
Is the supply cut-out device open? Open the cut-out device.
1 2 Air in the gas pipe? Switch device off and on again 3-4 times
to remove air from the gas pipe.

Note: The Seven Series refrigerator requires a constant 12 volt supply for the fridge to operate
on gas. Disconnecting the leisure battery will switch off the gas operation of the fridge.

3 4 Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 12V


Possible cause Action you can take
On-board fuse defective. Fit new fuse.
On-board battery discharged. Check battery, charge it.
Engine not running. Start engine.

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MAINTENANCE
Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 230V
• Works on gas components and electrical
Possible cause Action you can take installation may only be carried out by
On-board fuse defective. Fit new fuse. authorised personnel. We recommend to
contact your Dometic Service Centre.
No connection to supply voltage. Establish power connection.
• EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance´s
AES: gas operation despite connection Appliance switches to gas operation due to gas equipment and its associated fume
to the supply voltage? insufficient supply voltage (automatically system must be inspected after
switches back to 230 V operation) installation and a certificate issued.
Afterwards a qualified technician must
Failure : The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently inspect according to EN 1949 every two
years and a certificate issued.
Possible cause Action you can take
It is the user’s responsibility to arrange for
Inadequate ventilation to the unit. Check that the ventilation grilles are not inspections after purchase.
covered. • It is recommended that the gas burner be
The thermostat setting is too low. Turn the thermostat to a higher setting. inspected and cleaned as necessary at
least once a year. We recommend
There is too much ice on the condenser. Check that the refrigerator door seals when maintenance following an extended
shut. shutdown of the vehicle.
Too much warm food put inside. Let food cool down first. PRODUCT LIABILITY
Appliance running for a short time. Wait several hours, check again. Product liability of Dometic GmbH does not
include damages which may arise from faulty
operation, improper alterations or intervention
in the equipment, adverse effects from the
environment such as changes in temperature
and air humidity, which may impact the
equipment itself or the direct vicinity of the
equipment or persons in the area.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HINTS ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Refrigerators manufactured by Dometic • At an average ambient temperature of
GmbH are CFC-free. approx. 25°C, it is sufficient to operate
the refrigerator at the middle thermostat
Ammonia (a natural compound of hydrogen
setting (for both gas and mains voltage).
and nitrogen) is used in the cooling unit as a
coolant. The non-ozone-hazardous • Where possible, always store goods that
cyclopentan is used as a propellant in the have previously been cooled.
manufacture of the PU foam insulation.
• Do not position the refrigerator in direct
DISPOSAL sunlight.
In order to ensure that the recyclable • Constant circulation of air must be
packaging materials are re-used, these supplied to the refrigerator unit.
should be sent to the usual local collection
• Defrost regularly.
system.
• Open the door only for a short time when
The appliance should be transferred to a
removing goods from the refrigerator.
suitable waste disposal company that will
ensure re-use of the recyclable components • Run the refrigerator for about 12 hours
and proper disposal of the rest. before filling it.
For eco-friendly draining of the coolant from
all absorber refrigeration units, a suitable
disposal plant should be used.

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THETFORD ABSORBER danger of damage to the • Never attempt to repair gas, extractor or
REFRIGERATORS product or to the user if the user electrical parts yourself. They must be
fails to carry out the described repaired by a qualified service engineer.
This user's information is for N104, N112 procedures carefully. Contact the Customer Service department
& N180 models of Thetford absorption of Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
Non-observance of the
refrigerators. It explains how to use your
procedures may result in serious • Always switch off the refrigerator before
refrigerator correctly and safely. Read the
injury to the user or damage to you perform any kind of maintenance or
manual carefully before using the refrigerator
the product. cleaning.
for the first time to obtain a quick overview of
how to operate and use the refrigerator. Caution! "Caution" alerts the user to the Use
possibility of damage to the
Thetford absorption refrigerators are specially • Never cover the ventilation grills in the
product if the user fails to carry
designed to store fresh and frozen food and walls of a caravan or motorhome.
out the described procedures
make ice cubes in caravans and Good ventilation is essential for the
carefully.
motorhomes. The control panel allows you correct working of the absorber system.
to select the preferred energy source and Important! "Important" denotes
• Water in the ventilation grating can result
cooling level. Different energy sources allow supplementary information for
in damage to the refrigerator. Therefore,
you to use your refrigerator under different the user and alerts the user to
we advise that you put the winter cover
conditions. potential problems.
over the ventilation gratings prior to
Thetford absorption refrigerators belong to Warnings washing your vehicle.
category C11: gas appliances that must be • This refrigerator must be installed • Never expose the refrigerator to rain.
installed so that the combustion area is according to the manufacturer's
isolated from the living space. • Never operate the refrigerator by gas
instructions and in compliance with local
while driving. If a road accident results in
To find out more about how your absorption and national regulations.
fire, there is a risk of explosion.
refrigerator works, visit the website at • Read this manual carefully before you
www.thetford-europe.com. What to do if...
start to use your refrigerator.
PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY • You smell gas:
• Always consult the warnings before you
INSTRUCTIONS perform any maintenance or gas checks. - close the valve of the gas bottle;
Alerts Repairs/maintenance - extinguish any naked flames;
The following alerts are used in this user's • Never open or damage the cooling - do not switch on any electrical devices
manual: system. The cooling system is pressurised or lighting;
Warning! "Warning" alerts the user to the and contains substances harmful to
health.
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- open the windows and leave the room; • To limit frosting on the cooling fins: Securing products for driving
- contact the Customer Service - always cover liquid foods before placing The fitting racks in your refrigerator have a
department of Thetford. them in the refrigerator; system for you to secure products while
driving. The system consists of a simple
• You suspect a leak in the cooling system: - always let hot food cool before placing
click-and-slide plastic strip. To secure
it in the refrigerator;
- switch off the refrigerator; products on the rack while driving, push the
- never keep the refrigerator open longer plastic strip as tightly as you can against the
- extinguish any naked flames;
than necessary. products on the rack. In the storage space
- provide sufficient ventilation; on the inside of the refrigerator door, there
Fitting racks
- contact the Customer Service are two unique Thetford bottle slides (see
Inside your refrigerator there are two or three illustration) The slides prevent bottles from
department of Thetford.
storage racks. You can adjust the racks to a sliding around during driving. Push the slide
ABOUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR convenient height by means of a simple click against the products in the door or place the
system: products between the bottle slide.
Your refrigerator has a cold space and a
freezer compartment. After starting up the • click the plastic bracket to the right short
refrigerator, allow it to cool for at least eight side of the rack;
hours before placing any food in it. • turn the bracket into the horizontal
Cold space position and insert the rack tipped in a
sloping position into the refrigerator;
The cooling fins are located on the inside of
your refrigerator. The absorption system uses • place the short side without bracket into
the cooling fins to withdraw heat from the one of the grooves on the left wall of the
refrigerator. Therefore, never place plastic or refrigerator;
paper over the cooling fins. Air must be able • place the short side with bracket in the
to circulate freely through the refrigerator so corresponding groove on the right wall of
that heat can be extracted. the refrigerator;
Important! Do not cover the cooling fins at • turn the bracket downwards to fix it into
the back of the refrigerator with plastic or the groove.
paper. The refrigerator cools optimally when
air is allowed to move freely through the To move a rack, turn the bracket upwards
refrigerator. and remove the rack. Place the rack at the
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Tip! SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR
(control panel)
- Make ice cubes at night when your
refrigerator has more spare capacity. Igniting and starting your refrigerator
Door locking mechanism Manual ignition:
The refrigerator door has an automatic
locking mechanism. The door locks
automatically when you press it shut firmly.
This automatic locking mechanism also
keeps the refrigerator door shut during A = Energy source selector switch
driving. For some models an additional B = Thermostat
security device is fitted below the C = Flame meter
refrigerator. By pushing the locking bar over D = Manual ignition (piezo electric ignition)
the pin when the door is closed, you can be
sure that the door does not open during your Electric ignition:
journey.
Freezer compartment
If you are not going to use the refrigerator for
Important!
a prolonged period of time, you can use the
- The freezer compartment is unsuitable special storage latch of the door locking
as a means of freezing food, the freezer mechanism (see illustration) to prevent A = Energy source selector switch
will maintain the temperature of already odours. Rotate the hook through 90 degrees B = Thermostat
frozen food and lock it in place using the strike plate. C = Flame meter
- Use only drinking water to make ice
cubes. • It is recommended to clean the inside of
- Do not place any other products in the the refrigerator before you switch it on.
freezer compartment when you are • Let the refrigerator cool for at least eight
making ice cubes. hours before you place food in it for the
- Water freezes fastest with the thermostat first time.
at the highest setting.

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a. The refrigerator can be powered by the Important! - Always use the gas connection • The changing of the gas container must
mains (230V), direct current (12V) or liquid or mains voltage to start up the refrigerator be done outside in the open air and out of
gas. Select the energy source that you for the first time and to cool it. Powering reach of any possible sources of ignition.
want by means of the energy source from the battery of your vehicle is suitable
• It is prohibited to use gas to
selector switch (A). The switch has four only for maintaining the temperature of the
power the refrigerator while you are
settings: refrigerator and its contents once it has been
driving. If a road accident results in fire,
refrigerated.
- direct current (DC) (12V) there is a danger of explosion.
• When powered by a vehicle battery (12V)
- mains supply (230V) • It is prohibited to use gas to
the refrigerator works without temperature
power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
- gas control (i.e. constant operation).
petrol stations.
- switched off • Mains voltage (230V): set the power
1. Open the valve of the gas bottle and the
b. The thermostat controls the refrigerator selector switch (A) to
gas taps.
temperature when the refrigerator is • Set the temperature by means of the
2. Set the thermostat (B) to the highest level
powered from the mains (230 V) or gas. thermostat, rotary switch (B). (The bigger
(the biggest dot)
The refrigeration level is indicated by the the dot, the colder the setting).
dots (the bigger the dot, the colder the 3. Set the energy source selector switch (A)
Powering with gas
setting). to
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
c. The flame meter shows whether the flame 4. Ignite the gas flame:
away from the refrigerator.
is alight. The flame is alight when the red
Manual ignition
needle of the meter moves into the green • For selection of gas type, see the
area. information plate inside your refrigerator. • Press the thermostat (B), and keep it
depressed.
d. Pressing the manual (piezo electric) • For the pressure regulator model, see the
starter produces a spark that ignites the information plate inside your refrigerator. • Press the button for manual ignition
flame in the burner. several times at intervals of between 1
• The type of gas container and its location
and 2 seconds.
Electrical operation must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is • Release the thermostat when the indicator
The refrigerator can be powered by
installed in a location with good of the flame meter enters the green area.
electricity in two ways:
ventilation and make sure that the If it does not enter the green area, repeat
• DC (12V): Set the energy source selector ventilation openings in the gas container the previous step.
switch (A) to the refrigerator will now storage location remain open.
be powered by the battery of your car or
camper.
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Warning! Never keep the thermostat • Use the special storage latch on the door - mains voltage (230V)
depressed for longer than 30 seconds. If a locking mechanism to stop the door from
- direct current (12V)
flame does not appear, wait at least five closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
minutes before trying again. If you fail to and mould in the refrigerator. - liquid gas
observe this rule, there may be an If an energy source becomes available that
Important! If you are not going to use the
accumulation of gas creating the risk of fire has a higher priority than the source the
refrigerator for a prolonged period, close the
or explosion. refrigerator is currently using (e.g. if your
valve of the gas bottle and the gas taps.
• Set the desired refrigeration level by vehicle engine is started), the system will
SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR
means of the thermostat (B). (The bigger stop using the current energy source and
(control panel)
the dot, the colder the setting) switch to the energy source with the higher
priority.
Electrical ignition
If a fault occurs in one or more of the
• Press the thermostat (B) and keep it
possible energy sources, the system will not
depressed.
generate an error message while an
A = Main switch (on/off)
• Ignition takes place automatically. You will alternative energy source is still available.
B = Mode selection switch
hear a ticking noise. If ignition was The SES system switches over automatically.
C = cooling level switch
successful, the noise will stop and the
D = Display LED If none of the energy sources is available,
flame meter will turn green. Release the
the LED of the main switch will turn from
thermostat.
• It is recommendable to clean the inside of green to red and flash every second.
• If the flame goes out, ignition will be the refrigerator before you switch on the SES models additionally allow you to select
repeated automatically. refrigerator. the desired energy source manually.
• Set the desired refrigeration level by • Let the refrigerator run for at least eight Switching on the refrigerator
means of the thermostat (B). (The bigger hours before you place food in it for the
the dot, the colder the setting) first time. Important! The memory of the SES system
saves every change made to the setting.
Switching off the refrigerator Smart Energy Selection (SES) Consequently, the SES system will start up
• Set the energy source selector switch (A) When you start up a refrigerator equipped on each subsequent occasion in the last-
to with Smart Energy Selection (SES) you selected setting.
• The refrigerator is now completely should usually select the AUTO mode. The
switched off. SES system will then automatically select the
best of the three available energy sources.
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1. Open the valve of the gas bottle. power supply and the AUTO LED and the Direct current (12V) :
LED of the power supply chosen by the
2. Open the taps of the gas supply. The SES system will select 12V powering
system will both light up. Ten seconds
3. Press main switch (A). The LED alongside after release of the mode selector switch, only if a mains voltage (230V) is unavailable,
the main switch will turn green. the system will switch off the LEDs. They the vehicle engine is running and a voltage
will go out. higher than 11V is available.
4. Use the mode selection switch to select
the "Auto" function or one of the power C. Use the cooling level selector switch to If a fault occurs during electrical powering
supplies that you want. The LEDs will control the temperature of the refrigerator. (230V or 12V), an error message will not be
show the option you have selected. When you press the cooling level selector shown on the display as long as another
5. Set the desired cooling level by means of switch, the LED showing the currently set energy source is available. The system will
the cooling level selection switch (C). The temperature will light up. Every time you automatically switch to the available energy
LEDs will show the cooling level setting press the cooling level selector switch source that has the highest priority.
you have selected. you set the refrigerator one position
cooler. Selecting electrical power manually
A. Use the main switch to switch the On reaching the coldest temperature, the
refrigerator on and off. The LED alongside Mains voltage (230V):
system will start again at the warmest
the main switch will turn green. The temperature setting. Ten seconds after The LED on the main switch warns you
display LEDs show the most recent release of the cooling level selector whenever insufficient voltage is available
settings. After 10 seconds the display switch, the system will switch off the or if a fault occurs. If this happens, the
LEDs will go out. The LED of the main LEDs. They will go out. LED will change from green to red and
switch remains green.
Powering with electricity flash once per second.
B. Press the mode selector switch and the
display LEDs will show the setting for 10 Powering with electricity can be selected When sufficient current is available again, or
seconds. Successively pressing the mode both by the Auto mode and manually. the fault has been resolved, the main switch
selector switch takes you through the LED will emit a steady green light again.
menu in the following sequence: AUTO, Auto mode
Direct current (12V):
manual DC (12V), manual gas, manual
Mains voltage (230V):
mains voltage (230V) and back to AUTO. The main switch LED warns you whenever
Select either the AUTO option or one of This energy source will be selected if the your vehicle's engine is not running, or if a
the other power supplies that you want to mains voltage is greater than 200V. This fault occurs, or if insufficient voltage is
use. The LEDs show the option you have power supply requires a continuous current available. If this happens, the LED will
selected. If you select the AUTO option, of 12V to operate the electronic control change from green to red and flash once
the system will choose the most suitable system. per second.

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Once the engine is running, or the fault has accident results in fire, there is a danger main switch will turn from green to red
been resolved, or sufficient voltage is of explosion. and flash every second.
available again, the main switch LED will
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the The gas mode can be reset only if the
again emit a steady green light.
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the
NB: If the refrigerator has been manually set stations. refrigerator on again and the gas mode is still
to operate at 12V, it will not automatically not working, the LED of the manual gas
Auto mode
switch to another energy source when your mode will flash to indicate that gas is
vehicle's engine is not running. In this case, The system will select gas operation if: unavailable.
the refrigerator will stop cooling. - mains voltage (230V) is unavailable; Important! It is prohibited to use gas to
Powering with gas - the vehicle's engine is not running. power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in a fire, there is a
Powering with gas can be selected both by Once mains voltage (230V) is available again danger of explosion. It is prohibited to use
the Auto mode and manually. or the vehicle's engine is running, the system gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept will switch to the available energy source petrol stations. If it takes longer than 15
away from the refrigerator. that has the highest priority. If the refrigerator minutes to refuel your vehicle, you should
switches from 12V DC to gas operation switch the refrigerator off using the main
• For selection of gas type, see the
when it is in auto mode, the system will wait switch (A).
information plate inside your refrigerator.
for about 15 minutes before igniting the gas.
• For the pressure regulator model, see the During this time, however, the gas indicator Switching off the refrigerator
information plate inside your refrigerator. lamp will come on. The delay is built in to • Set the main switch (A) to 0 (off).
avoid it switching to gas operation whenever
• The type of gas container and its location • The refrigerator is now completely
you stop to refuel your vehicle. You can
must be in compliance with the most switched off.
cancel the delay by immediately switching
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
the refrigerator off and then on again. If the • Use the special storage latch on the door
installed in a location with good
system selects gas operation, the ignition locking mechanism to stop the door from
ventilation and make sure that the
will be activated automatically. The gas will closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
ventilation openings in the gas container
flow to the burner and be lit by the electric and mould in the refrigerator.
storage location remain open.
ignition. If the flame goes out, the gas will
• The changing of the gas container must immediately be lit again.
be done outside in the open air and out of
Selecting gas operation manually
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
If the flame cannot be lit within 30
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
seconds, the gas supply will stop and gas
refrigerator while you are driving. If a road
mode will be switched off. The LED of the
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SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR The system will apply the following priority: 1. Open the valve of the gas bottle.
(control panel) - mains voltage (230V) 2. Open the taps of the gas supply.
- direct current (12V) 3. Press main switch (A). The function LED
will turn blue and all symbols on the LCD
- liquid gas
display will light up.
If an energy source becomes available that
4. Use the mode selection switch to select
has a higher priority than the source the
the "Auto" function or one of the power
refrigerator is currently using (e.g. if your
supplies that you want. The LCD display
vehicle engine is started), the system will
will show the option you have selected.
A = Main switch (on/off) stop using the current energy source and
B = Mode selection switch switch to the energy source with the higher 5. Set the desired refrigerating cooling level
C = cooling level selection switch priority. by means of the cooling level selection
D = Function LED switch (C). The LCD display will show the
If a fault occurs in one or more of the
E = LCD display cooling level setting you have selected.
possible energy sources, the system will not
generate an error message while an A. Use the main switch to switch the
alternative energy source is still available. refrigerator on and off. The function LED
• It is recommendable to clean the inside of
The SES system switches over automatically. will turn blue. The display LCD shows the
refrigerator before you switch on the
most recent settings. After 10 seconds the
refrigerator If none of the energy sources are
LCD display's backlight will go
available, the blue LED flashes every
• Let the refrigerator run for at least eight out. The function LED remains blue.
second and an error code is shown in the
hours before you place food in it for the
display. B. Press the mode selector switch and the
first time.
LCD display backlight will show the
Automatic models additionally allow you to
Smart Energy Selection (SES) setting for 10 seconds. Pressing the mode
select the desired energy source manually.
When you start up the refrigerator (equipped selector switch successive times takes
with Smart Energy Selection (SES)) you you through the menu in the following
should usually select the AUTO mode. The Switching on the refrigerator sequence: AUTO, manual DC (12V),
SES system will then automatically select the manual gas, manual mains voltage
Important! The memory of the SES system (230V) and back to AUTO. Select either
best of the three available energy sources.
saves every change made to the setting. the AUTO option or one of the other
Consequently, the SES system will start up power supplies that you want to use. The
on each subsequent occasion in the last- LCD display shows the option you have
selected setting. selected. If you select the AUTO option,

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the system will choose the most suitable Direct current (12V) : Once the engine is running, or the fault has
power supply and the AUTO symbol and been resolved, or sufficient voltage is
The SES system will select 12 V powering
the symbol of the power supply chosen available again, the LED will again emit a
only if a mains voltage (230V) is unavailable,
by the system will both be shown on the steady blue light.
the vehicle engine is running and a voltage
LCD display. Ten seconds after release of
higher than 11V is available. NB: If the refrigerator has been manually set
the mode selector switch, the system will
to operate at 12V, it will not automatically
switch off the LCD backlight. If a fault occurs during electrical powering
switch to another energy source when your
(230V or 12V), an error message will not be
C. Use the cooling level selector switch to vehicle's engine is not running. In this case,
shown on the display as long as another
control the temperature of the refrigerator. the refrigerator will stop cooling.
energy source is available. The system will
When you press the cooling level selector
automatically switch to the available energy Powering with gas
switch, the LCD backlight will light up
source that has the highest priority.
and show the currently set temperature. Powering with gas can be selected both by
Every time you press the cooling level Selecting electrical power manually the Auto mode (only Automatic fridges) and
selector switch again, you set the manually.
Mains voltage (230V):
refrigerator one position cooler. On Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
reaching the coldest temperature, the The LED warns you whenever insufficient
away from the rear of the refrigerator.
system will start again at the warmest voltage is available or if a fault occurs. If
temperature setting. Ten seconds after this happens, the LED will start flashing • For selection of gas type, see the
release of the cooling level selector once per second and an error code is information plate inside your refrigerator.
switch, the system will switch off the LCD shown in the LCD display
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
backlight. When sufficient current is available again, or information plate inside your refrigerator.
Powering with electricity the fault has been resolved, the LED will emit
• The type of gas container and its location
a steady blue light again.
Powering with electricity can be selected must be in compliance with the most
both by the Auto mode (only Automatic Direct current (12V): recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
fridges) and manually. installed in a location with good
The LED warns you whenever your
ventilation and make sure that the
Auto mode vehicle's engine is not running, or if a
ventilation openings in the gas container
fault occurs, or if insufficient voltage is
Mains voltage (230V): storage location remain open.
available. If this happens, the LED will
This energy source will be selected if the start flashing once per second and an • The changing of the gas container must
mains voltage is greater than 200V. This error code is shown in the LCD display. be done outside in the open air and out
power supply requires a continuous current of reach of any possible sources of
of 12V to operate the electronic control ignition.
system.
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• It is prohibited to use gas to power the Selecting gas operation manually and mould in the refrigerator.
refrigerator while you are driving.
If the flame cannot be lit within 30 MAINTENANCE
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the seconds, the gas supply will stop and gas
Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol mode will be switched off. The LED start
the correct functioning of your refrigerator.
stations. flashing every second and an error code
is shown in the LCD display. Cleaning
Auto mode
The gas mode can be reset only if the Tip! A good time to clean your refrigerator is
The system will select gas operation if:
refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the straight after you have defrosted it.
- mains voltage (230V) is unavailable; refrigerator on again and the gas mode is • Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth
- the vehicle's engine is not running. still not working, the LED of the manual gas and mild detergent.
mode will flash to indicate that gas is
unavailable and an error code is shown in • Dust the refrigerator with a soft,
the LCD display. moistened cloth.
Once mains voltage (230V) is available again
or the vehicle's engine is running, the system Important! It is prohibited to use gas to • Use a brush or soft cloth to remove once
will switch to the available energy source power the refrigerator while you are driving. a year any dust from the condenser at
that has the highest priority if the fridge is in If a road accident results in a fire, there is a the inside of the refrigerator.
Auto mode. danger of explosion. It is prohibited to use Important! - Do not use soap or aggressive
If the refrigerator switches from 12V DC to gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of detergents that are abrasive or soda-based.
gas operation when it is in auto mode, the petrol stations. If it takes longer than 15
minutes to refuel your vehicle, you should • The removable interior components of the
system will wait for about 15 minutes before
switch the refrigerator off using the main refrigerator are not dishwasher proof.
igniting the gas. During this time, however,
the gas indicator lamp will come on. The switch (A). Defrosting
delay is built in to avoid it switching to gas Switching off the refrigerator Frost will gradually build up on the
operation whenever you stop to refuel your condenser of the refrigerator. You should
vehicle. You can cancel the delay by • Push the main switch (A).
defrost the refrigerator as soon as the frost
immediately switching the refrigerator off and • The blue LED will go out. layer is about 3 mm thick. Frost reduces the
then on again. refrigerating capacity and life of your
• The refrigerator is now completely
If the system selects gas operation, the switched off. refrigerator.
ignition will be activated automatically. The • Remove the ice cube tray and all food.
• Use the special storage latch on the door
gas will flow to the burner and be lit by the
locking mechanism to fixate the open • Switch off the refrigerator.
electric ignition. If the flame goes out, the
door. This prevents unpleasant odours
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• Place dry towels in the refrigerator to Winter operation and inspect gas and electrical equipment. It
absorb the water. is advisable to have this maintenance work
If you use the refrigerator when the outdoor
performed by a customer service centre.
• Place trays containing hot water in the temperature is below 8°C, install the
Contact the Customer Service department of
freezer compartment. Thetford vent winter/storage cover on the
Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
ventilation grills. The cover protects your
• After defrosting (when the freezer
refrigerator from excessively cold air. The Important! European laws covering gas
compartment and condenser are frost-
winter cover is a refrigerator accessory appliances and extractors prescribe
free), remove the towels and the water
obtainable from your caravan dealer. observance of the following rules (which are
trays and use a cloth to dry off the
the user's responsibility):
refrigerator.
• appliances that run on liquid gas must be
• Switch the refrigerator on again in the Tip! It is advisable to use the winter/storage
inspected before being used for the first
way described ("Igniting and starting cover if you are not going to use the vehicle
time and every year thereafter.
your refrigerator"). for a long period of time.
• the gas burner must be cleaned at least
Important! - Do not use force or sharp
once a year or more frequently if
objects to remove frost.
necessary.
• Do not try to accelerate defrosting by
• If a gas hose is used, it must be checked
using (for example) a hairdryer.
annually. This hose has a limited life and,
Door locking mechanism thus, must be regularly replaced. Check
Frost will form in the refrigerator if the door the hose regularly for cracks, splits and
is not closed properly. To determine whether ageing. If in doubt, replace the hose. Pay
Ventilation grating with winter cover
the door closes properly, close the door with attention to the maximum life of the hose
a piece of paper between the door and the and replace it in time, as advised by the
refrigerator. Pull at the piece of paper. If you IMPORTANT; DO NOT USE THE WINTER/ manufacturer or in conformance with
feel resistance, the refrigerator door closes STORAGE COVER IN TEMPERATURES local regulations.
properly. If you feel no resistance, the door GREATER THAN 8°C AS THIS CAN • For replacement, a gas hose approved in
does not close properly. Perform this test DAMAGE THE COOLING UNIT AT THE accordance with the local regulations
regularly on all four sides of the refrigerator REAR OF THE FRIDGE. Remove the covers must be used. Position the hose so that
door. and re-fit when placing the vehicle back into it can rotate, is not kinked, and will allow
storage. no bends to occur.
If you find that the door does not close
properly, check whether the door locking Maintenance of gas equipment • Due to the limited life of the gas hose, it
mechanism keeps the door properly shut. A qualified service engineer must maintain must be installed so that replacement is
possible.
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Maintenance checklist STORAGE
This refrigerator will give you many years of If you do not expect to use your refrigerator
trouble-free use if you simply run through the for a lengthy period, carry out the following
following checklist regularly: actions:
• keep the refrigerator clean • Remove all food
(see section "Cleaning");
• Switch off the refrigerator
• defrost the refrigerator as often as is
• Clean the refrigerator as described
necessary (see section "Defrosting");
• Shut off the gas tap to the refrigerator
• check the door closing mechanism
regularly (see section "Door locking • Leave the door of the refrigerator ajar
mechanism"); using the special door closure hook
(storage position)
• make sure that the ventilation grills are
not blocked; • Place the winter protection on the
ventilation grill.
• Regularly clean the ventilation grills.
Vent screen
The vent has a vent screen to prevent bugs
from entering the combustion area of the
refrigerators. These vents need to be
cleaned regularly to insure a good airflow.
When the refrigerator performs poor because
of external circumstances such as extreme
ambient temperatures, the vents can be
removed to improve the airflow and improve
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem: refrigerator will not work on gas
If your refrigerator does not refrigerate
Possible cause Action you can take
properly or will not start, run through the
following checklist. If this fails to solve the a) Gas bottle is empty. a) Replace the gas bottle.
problem, please contact the Customer b) Valve of the gas bottle or one of b) Open the valve of the gas bottle
Service Department in your country (see the the shut-off valves is closed. or shut-off valve(s).
addresses at the back of this manual).
• Check whether you have followed the Problem: refrigerator will not work on 12V DC
instructions ("Switching on the Possible cause Action you can take
refrigerator").
a) 12V fuse is defective. a) Fit a new fuse (Camper —> fuse box
• Check whether the refrigerator is on a of camper. Car —> fuse box of car)
level surface.
b) Battery is empty. b) Test the battery and charge it.
• Check whether the refrigerator
can be used with an available Problem: refrigerator will not refrigerate sufficiently
energy source. Possible cause Action you can take
a) Insufficient ventilation for the refrigerator. a) Check whether the ventilation
gratings are covered.
b) Thermostat set too low. b) Increase the setting of the
thermostat
c) Too much ice on the condenser. c) Check whether the refrigerator door
shuts properly and defrost the
refrigerator.
d) Too much hot food stored simultaneously. d) Let the food cool off first.
e) Gas burner is dirty. e) Have the gas burner cleaned.
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Control Panel Diagnostics • Fault 7: Senses gas output terminal OFF • Fault 11: No energy source is available
when should be ON. and control is in AUTO mode.
Refrigerators with a LCD control panel have
a special diagnostics area which displays an Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford Action: Your controls are in AUTO mode,
error code if there is a fault. Service Centre. but no energy source is available. Start
the engine, connect the 230V supply or
• Fault 1: AC heater current is measured to • Fault 8: AC mains supply is 20% below
open the gas supply and reset the
be 75% below nominal current. nominal.
refrigerator by turning it of and on again.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford Action: Your controls are in manual AC
• Fault 12: Contact your dealer or a
Service Centre. mode, but there is no power available.
Thetford Service Centre.
Check if you plugged in the 230V
• Fault 2: DC heater current is measured to
connection, if so the voltage supply on • Fault 13: Thermistor fails; control
be 75% below nominal current.
the 230V connection is to low, contact automatically switches to Backup mode
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford the power supplier. (BOS).
Service Centre.
• Fault 9: Gas lockout because flame fails Action: Check if the connector above the
• Fault 3: AC heater is ON when it should to ignite after 30 seconds. fin on the inside of the cabinet is correctly
be OFF. plugged in. If so contact your dealer or a
Action: Your controls are in manual gas
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford Thetford Service Centre.
mode, but the flame fails to ignite. Check
Service Centre. if your gas cylinder is empty or if one of • Fault 14: Display Board and Power board
• Fault 4: DC heater is ON when it should the shut-off valves is closed. Select lost communication with each other.
be OFF. another energy source. Reset the fridge 3
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
or 4 times in gas-mode until flame ignites.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service Centre.
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Service Centre. Centre if problem isn't resolved.
• Fault 5: Senses flame when gas should • Fault 10: No "engine running" signal is
be OFF. present and control is in Manual DC
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford mode.
Service Centre. Action: Your controls are in manual DC
• Fault 6: Senses gas output terminal ON mode and the engine of your vehicle is
when should be OFF. not running. The refrigerator can only cool
on 12V when the engine of your vehicle is
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford running. Start the engine or select a
Service Centre. different energy mode.

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GUARANTEE, CUSTOMER SERVICE - the product has not been installed in ENVIRONMENT
AND LIABILITY accordance with the instructions
Refrigerators manufactured by Thetford B.V.
Guarantee - alterations have been made to the are PCB-free. Most of the refrigerator is
product recyclable.
Thetford B.V offers the end users of Thetford
refrigerators a three-year guarantee. - the product has been repaired by a If the refrigerator has reached the end of its
Service Centre not recognised by service life, contact your local waste
In the case of defects within the guarantee
Thetford processing company to dispose of the
period, Thetford will repair or replace the
refrigerator in an environment-friendly way.
product. In this instance, the costs of - the serial number or product code have
replacement, labour costs for the been changed Energy-saving tips
replacement of defective components and/or
- the product has been damaged by • Install the refrigerator and switch it on
the costs of the parts themselves will be
circumstances outside the normal use about 12 hours before you put anything
paid by Thetford.
of the product in it.
1. To make a claim under this guarantee, the
Liability • Do not expose the refrigerator to direct
user must take the product to a Service
sunlight.
Centre recognised by Thetford. The claim Thetford is not liable for loss and/or damage
will be assessed here. caused directly or indirectly by use of the • At an ambient temperature of
refrigerator. approximately 25°C you can let the
2. If components are replaced during repair
refrigerator operate at the middle
under guarantee, these become the
position of the thermostat (both with gas
property of Thetford.
operation and mains voltage).
3. This guarantee does not prejudice current
• Store foods that have been pre-cooled.
consumer protection law.
• Open the door only briefly when you take
4. This guarantee is not valid in the case of
things out of the refrigerator.
products that are for, or are used for,
commercial purposes. • Defrost the refrigerator regularly.
5. No claim under the guarantee will be
accepted in the following circumstances:
- the product has been improperly used
or the instructions in the manual have
not been followed

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STOVES HOBS, GRILLS AND In the event of the burner flames being Do not use aluminium foil to cover the grill
OVENS accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner pan, or put items wrapped in foil under the
control and do not attempt to re-light the grill as this can create a fire hazard.
PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURER’S burner for at least 1 minute.
Do not use the oven with the door inner
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING THE
SPARE PARTS glass panel removed (glass oven doors only).
APPLIANCE
When ordering spare parts, please give the If the cooker has a storage compartment
WARNING: When you are cooking it is following information so the appliance can be below the oven, this should only be used to
essential to provide additional ventilation correctly identified: store oven furniture. Do not store any
such as opening windows near the grill, flammable materials in this compartment.
1. The name of the appliance from the facia,
cooker and oven.
and its colour. When cooking with fat or oil, never leave
unattended.
WARNING: When using cooking or 2. The model number and the serial number
heating appliances, surfaces and handles of the appliance (from the data badge). Turn pan handles inwards so they are out of
may become hot. Care should be taken reach of children and cannot be caught
BE SAFE - NOT SORRY
and if necessary hand protection used. accidentally.
Warning: Good ventilation is essential to the
Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn off
WARNING: Extra care should be taken continuing safe operation of all gas
all burners before shutting the lid.
when accessing the locker above the hob appliances. Do not allow any ventilation
especially whilst the hob is in use. openings to become accidentally or Models without ignition button: For safety
Always be aware when opening the deliberately blocked. reasons, we recommend the use of a hand
locker door objects could fall out onto held spark ignitor or gas lighter to ignite the
Keep all flammable materials (such as
cooking pans causing injury. burner, rather than a match or taper, which
curtains, furnishings, towels and clothing)
could allow burning debris to fall behind the
away from the appliance.
appliance.
BURNER IGNITION Parts of the appliance may be hot during or
When you have finished cooking, check
The hotplate lid must be open for the immediately after use. Allow sufficient time
that all controls are in the off position.
hotplate, grill or oven burners to ignite. for the appliance to cool after switching off.
The ignition should not be operated for more When opening the appliance door, take care
than 15 seconds. If, after 15 seconds the to avoid skin contact with any steam which
burner has not lit, stop operating the ignition, may escape from the cooking.
open the compartment door and wait at least
1 minute before attempting to ignite the
burner.

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Ignition - Push in the control knob and turn To light the grill
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol. Push in the control knob and turn
Keep the knob depressed, and press the anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held Keep the knob depressed, and press the
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
be held in for 15-20 seconds before spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
releasing. be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
ELECTRIC HOTPLATES
Detachable grill handle (if supplied)
Before using for the first time, prime the
Place the handle (shield uppermost) over the
hotplate - switch it on without a pan to
edge of the grill pan at the recess and slide
Stoves Hob harden and burn off the coating. Use a
along to position centrally between the two
medium-high setting for 3 - 5 minutes. A
locator bumps. To remove the handle, place
THE HOB non-toxic smoke may occur.
the grill pan down, and lift the handle slightly
Caution: To switch on, turn the hotplate control knob as you slide it along the recess.
• Do not use foil on the hob, as it creates a to the required setting.
Using the grill
fire hazard The high speed hotplate ring (if fitted) is Push in the grill pan until it locates centrally
• Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn identified by its central red spot - this ring under the grill burner
off all burners before shutting the lid has a faster response time.
There are three different grilling positions as
• Note: When positioning the pan support, THE GRILL the trivet can be inverted to give a high or
ensure that the fingers are central to the • Note: The door must be open when the low position or it may be removed.
burners (Fig 1). grill is used. 1. The high trivet position is suitable for
Always use the most appropriate size of • Caution: When the grill is being used, toasting bread.
burner for the pan you wish to use. Use accessible parts may be hot; young 2. The low trivet position is suitable for
pans with a flat base of minimum 100mm/4 children should be kept away. grilling all types of meat.
ins diameter, and maximum 200mm/8 ins
diameter, which are stable in use. Avoid old • Never cover the grill pan or grid with 3. With the trivet removed the food is placed
or misshapen pans as these may cause cooking foil, or allow fat to build up in the directly on the base of the grill pan, eg
instability. grill pan as this creates a fire hazard. when cooking dishes such as whole fish.

Important: Any spillage of liquid should be • Keep all flammable material away from the Always preheat the grill for 3 minutes for
cleaned away immediately to reduce the risk appliance. best results.
of fluid entering the appliance.
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• Keep all flammable material away from The cake tray and roasting tin that are
the appliance. supplied with this appliance are the largest
which can be used for good results and even
To light the oven
baking. Extra shelves, tins or trays can be
1. Open the oven door and turn the control ordered from your supplier.
knob anticlockwise to the required gas
Place food items on the tray and position the
mark. Push in and hold in the control
tray on the centre of the shelf, leaving one
knob, and either press the ignition button
clear shelf position between shelves to allow
(if fitted) or use a hand held spark ignitor
for circulation of air.
or gas lighter.
CLEANING
2. Once the burner has lit, close the oven
door and hold the knob in for 15-20
seconds. Caution: Any cleaning agent used
incorrectly may damage the appliance.
3. If the flame goes out, the flame sensing
device cuts off the gas supply to the Always let the appliance cool before
burner. To light the oven again, wait for cleaning.
3 minutes then repeat the above
procedure. Some cooking operations generate a
When you have finished grilling, check the considerable amount of grease. This
control knob is in the off position To turn off - Push in the control knob and combined with spillage can become a hazard
turn clockwise. if allowed to accumulate on the appliance
THE OVEN
Preheating through lack of cleaning. In extreme cases
The oven must be preheated for 10 minutes this may amount to misuse of the appliance
Caution: When you are cooking, keep
when reheating frozen or chilled food, and and could invalidate your guarantee.
children away from the vicinity of the
oven. we recommend preheating for all yeast Do not use caustic pastes, abrasive cleaning
mixtures, batters, soufflés and whisked powders, coarse wire wool or any hard
• Important: A safety device stops the sponges. implements as they will damage the
ignition being used when the oven door is Using the oven surfaces.
closed. The shelf positions in the oven can be All parts of the appliance can be safely
• Do no use foil on the oven shelves as this altered. If you prefer darker cooked results, cleaned with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy
creates a fire hazard, and can hinder cook on a higher shelf. For paler results use water.
circulation of heat. a lower shelf.

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Burner caps and heads When replacing the glass panel, hold it level Stainless steel surfaces
and straight with the grooves in the door (stainless steel models only)
Important: Allow burners to cool before
trims before sliding back in.
cleaning. Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
Painted, plastic and gold coloured parts soapy water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do
Caution: Hotplate burners can be damaged
not use undiluted bleach or any products
by soaking, automatic dishwashers (or DOOR FRAME & HANDLES, CONTROL
containing chlorides as they can
dishwater powders/liquids), caustic pastes, KNOBS
permanently damage the steel.
hard implements, coarse wire wool and
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
abrasive cleaning pastes. Some foods are corrosive, eg vinegar, fruit
soapy water.
juices and salt, and they can mark or
For the burners to work safely, the slots in
Vitreous enamel parts damage stainless steel if they are left on the
the burner head, where the flames burn,
GRILL PAN, HEATGUARD, OVEN/GRILL surface for any length of time. Wipe any
need to be kept clear of deposit. Clean with
COMPARTMENT(S), HOB SPILLAGE WELL, spillage immediately.
a nylon brush, rinse and dry thoroughly.
PAN SUPPORTS Sharp objects can mark the surface of
Clean with a mild cream cleaner eg Cif, or
Use a mild cream cleaner. Look for one that stainless steel but will become less
use a moist soapy Brillo pad.
has the Vitreous Enamel Council's noticeable with time.
Note: Fixed burners (if fitted): Some versions
recommendation seal, eg Cif. Electric hotplates
incorporate fixed burners. These burners
are secured to the hob with 2 screws. Fixed Chrome plated parts (Fig 1)
burners must be cleaned whilst in position. Important: Ensure that elements are
GRILL GRID, SHELVES, SHELF RUNNERS switched off and cool before cleaning
Make sure that the gap between the burner
and the hotplate does not become blocked Do no use abrasives or polishes. Use a
with grease. moist soap pad, eg Brillo. Shelf runners can For normal cleaning use a clean damp cloth.
be removed for cleaning. Grasp the runners For heavy cleaning, use a clean damp cloth
Glass parts (if fitted) and slide out of the hanging holes as shown or scouring pad with a cream cleaner.
DOOR PANELS, FACIA PANEL, in fig 1. Follow the circular grooved pattern on the
HOTPLATE LID hotplate. Rinse off any cleansing agent
Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishes. thoroughly, then switch on to a low-medium
Use a mild cream cleaner, eg Cif. Rinse setting for few minutes to dry. When
thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. cleaning take care to avoid the red dot on
the high speed hotplate (if fitted).
The inner door glass panel can be removed Fig. 1 Chrome
for cleaning. Open the door wide, hold the Plated Parts
bottom and top edges and slide out.

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DOMETIC EXTRACTOR FAN
The fan filter
The fan filter that absorbs grease in cooking
fumes requires cleaning now and then.
Exactly how often will of course depend on
how much the cooker is used and for how
long the fan is in operation. Do not wait until
the suction power of the fan begins to
decrease noticeably.
Cleaning can easily be carried out with hot
water to which some synthetic detergent has
been added.
To remove filter hold tab on right hand side of
filter and push to left whilst pulling down. To
refit put left hand end into recess then push
up to engage lugs in slots in body.

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SHARP R247 MICROWAVE OVEN WARNING: THE DOOR, OUTER CABINET,
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Please refer to the appliance manufacturers OVEN CAVITY, TURNTABLE AND DISHES • Do not allow water to come into contact
handbook regarding: - OPERATION, WILL BECOME VERY HOT DURING with the power supply cord or plug.
COOKING ADVICE, AFTERCARE and OPERATION. TO PREVENT BURNS, • Insert the plug properly into the socket.
GUARANTEE ALWAYS USE THICK OVEN GLOVES.
• Do not connect other appliances to the
same socket using an adaptor plug.
1. Oven lamp • If the power supply cord is damaged, it
2. Control panel must be replaced by a Sharp approved
service facility or a similarly qualified
3. Door opening button person to avoid a hazard.
4. Waveguide cover (DO NOT REMOVE) • When removing the plug from the socket
5. Oven cavity always grip the plug, never the cord as
this may damage the power supply cord
6. Coupling
and the connections inside the plug.
7. Door latches
• If the plug fitted to your oven is a
8. Door hinges rewireable type and in the event of the
socket outlet not being compatible with
9. Door seals and sealing surfaces
the plug supplied, remove the plug
10. Power cord properly (do not cut off).
11. Ventilation openings • If the plug fitted to your oven is a
12. Outer cabinet non- rewireable type and in the event of
the socket outlet not being compatible
13. Turntable with the plug supplied, cut-off the mains
14. Roller stay plug.
• Refit with a suitable type, observing the
wiring code given in `To replace the mains
plug' on page 34 of the SHARP user
instructions.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • NEVER MOVE THE OVEN WHILE IT IS CABINET. CLEAR AIR GAPS AT THE TOP,
OPERATING. BOTTOM AND BOTH ENDS ARE ESSENTIAL
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP
TO THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE • NEVER PLACE ANY OBJECT SUCH AS A
MICROWAVE.
TEA TOWEL, ORNAMENT, RECIPE BOOK
OVEN USE:
ETC IN ANY OF THE AIR GAPS PACEMAKER: IF YOU HAVE A HEART
• THE OVEN IS FOR DOMESTIC FOOD BETWEEN THE MICROWAVE AND THE PACEMAKER, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
USE ONLY. INSIDE FACE OF THE MICROWAVE OR THE PACEMAKER MANUFACTURER
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WHEN PRIOR TO OVEN USE.
EMPTY.
• DO NOT LEAVE OR STORE ANYTHING MICROWAVE OVEN If factory fitted the specification is:
INSIDE THE OVEN WHEN NOT IN USE.
Make SHARP
• NEVER ATTEMPT TO USE THE OVEN
Model R247
WITH THE DOOR OPEN. IT IS
IMPORTANT NOT TO FORCE OR Power supply SINGLE PHASE 230-240V, 50Hz,
TAMPER WITH THE DOOR SAFETY
Microwave Power Consumption 1.21kW
LATCHES.
Input power 5.2A
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITH ANY
OBJECT CAUGHT IN THE DOOR. Output Power 800W (IEC 60705)
• DO NOT INSERT FINGERS OR OBJECTS Frequency 2450 MHz
IN THE HOLES OF THE DOOR LATCHES Outside dimensions 460(W) x 275(H) x 360(D)mm
OR AIR-VENT OPENINGS AS THIS MAY
DAMAGE THE OVEN AND CAUSE AN Cavity dimensions 322 (W) x 187(H) x 336 (D)mm*
ELECTRIC SHOCK. Oven capacity 20 litre*
• IF WATER OR FOOD DROPS INSIDE THE Cooking uniformity Turntable diameter 272mm
AIR VENT OPENINGS SWITCH OFF THE
OVEN IMMEDIATELY, UNPLUG IT AND Weight Approx 12kg
CALL A SHARP APPROVED SERVICE
* Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height.
FACILITY. (SEE PAGE 34 OF THE
Actual capacity for holding food is less.
USER INSTRUCTIONS).
If fitting a Microwave DIY we recommend you purchase the above specification.

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ADVISORY NOTE FOR USERS OF A This fact is exacerbated in a Caravan or
MICROWAVE OVEN Motorhome as space is at a premium. The
microwave has to be placed in a cabinet to
Microwave Ovens were originally introduced
maximize the space available for all the
to re-heat pre-cooked pies etc. Over the
family activities that take place in the
years people started using them for re-
modern Caravan and Motorhome. The
heating ready made meals and now for they
housing also secures the microwave whilst
are used for cooking small amounts of food.
travelling.
Most small microwaves, and some large
Frequently the above results in the
microwaves, cease to cook the food when
Microwave being mounted above an Oven/
the microwave starts to overheat. This often
Hob or a Fridge/Freezer.
occurs when batches of food are cooked
consecutively. When the Sharp Microwave starts to
overheat, the magnetron automatically
Overheating is caused by a number of
reduces its output but the Microwave still
factors: -
looks the same. The Light will stay on, the
- The heat generated within the Microwave. turntable will continue to rotate, the cooling
- The Heat generated by an adjacent Oven, fan will still operate and the timer will
Hob of Fridge/Freezer, Radiator etc. continue.

- The Heat generated in the environment The above means that times quoted in
due to the heating system and/or lack of recipes should be used for guidance only.
ventilation etc. It is essential, when cooking with any
- The mounting of the microwave in a microwave, that the food is examined to
housing. ensure that it is fully cooked before eating.

It has been proven in independent tests that


even when placed on a worktop in an open
household kitchen environment a microwave
will switch off, or the Magnetron will reduce
its output, when the microwave starts to
overheat.

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THETFORD CASSETTE 04a
C-200 CW (Manual) 16
06
and C-200 CWE (Electric)
04
FEATURES
1. Removable seat and cover.
2. Rotatable bowl.
3. Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade.
4. Flush-handle activates the flush by lifting C-200 CW
and pushing down the handle. C-200 CW only C-200 CWE only only
4a C-200 CWE. Flush button: activates
flush.
5. Power-supply for the waste-level
indicator: two batteries, type: Penlite 1,5V
AA alkaline.
6. Waste-level indicator: indicates when
holding tank requires emptying.
7. Rotating pour out spout: makes emptying
holding tank easy and convenient. 05 01
8. Upper carrying handle 02
9. Automatic holding tank vent: vents the
holding tank when the tank is inserted in 15
the toilet. This prevents under- or
overpressure in the holding tank.
08 07 09 14 12
10. Valve blade opener.
11. Sliding cover: closes automatically when 03
holding tank is taken out. Guarantees
optimal hygiene.
12. Valve-blade
13. Vent button: vents the holding tank to 13
avoid splashing while emptying. 11
14. Hand grip
15. Access door 14
16. Waterfill door
10

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CASSETTE C-200 CW AND C-200 CWE 5. Slide the holding tank into position 1 2
The toilet section of the C-200 includes a through access door (fig. 5).
rotatable bowl, removable seat and cover, a
6. Make sure the holding tank is secured by
console with a flush handle/flush buttons, a
the retaining clip. (fig. 6).
built in flush-watertank and a waste level
warning indicator. The valve blade handle is 7. Open the waterfill door and add 50 ml of
located underneath the bowl. Aqua Rinse. Aqua Rinse results in a
better flush and improves the hygiene of
PREPARING FOR USE
the toilet. Then fill the watertank with
1. Open access door pull retaining clip
fresh water using a jerrycan or a hose. 3 4
upwards (fig. 1).
Tank capacity is 7 litres (fig. 7).
2. Remove holding tank by pulling straight
OPERATION
out. When holding tank hits the stop, tilt
8. Turn the bowl in the most comfortable
front end downwards slightly and remove
position (fig. 8).
(fig. 2).
9. C-200 CW only: Before using the toilet it
3. Position tank vertically and swivel pour
is recommended to flush some water
out spout upwards (fig. 3).
into the bowl by lifting and pressing down
4. Remove the cap of the pour out spout. the flush handle (fig. 9). 5 6
Add required quantity of toilet fluid
9a.C-200 CWE only: Before using the toilet
through pour-out spout then add approx.
it is recommended to flush some water
2 litres of water through the spout to
into the bowl by pressing and releasing
cover holding tank bottom. Replace cap
the flush button (fig. 9a).
and return pour out spout to its original
stored position (fig. 4).
Note: Warmer weather or longer
intervals between emptying the waste 7 8 9 9a
tank may require additional toilet fluid.
Use only Thetford toilet fluid to achieve
the best results.
Caution: Never add toilet fluid directly
into toilet bowl.

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10. The toilet may be used with the blade holding tank. The holding tank can only 10
open or closed. Pull valve handle be removed when the valve blade is
towards you to open (fig. 10). closed (fig. 12).
11. C-200 CW only: After use, open valve 13. Carry the holding tank to a normal
blade (if still closed) and flush, lift the household type toilet or other authorised
flush handle and press it down (fig. 11). disposal point. Place the holding tank in
After flushing, close the blade by turning vertical position and rotate pour out
the blade handle. spout upwards (fig. 13).
11a. C-200 CWE only: After use, open valve 14. Remove the spout cap. Grasp unit by 11 11a
blade (if still closed) and flush, press the upper carrying handle nearest to pour
flush button (fig. 11a). After flushing, out spout. Place other hand on upper
close the blade by turning the blade rear hand grip so that vent button can
handle. be depressed with the thumb while
emptying. This ensures a smooth
The waste holding tank is located underneath
outflow of the tank contents. (fig. 14).
the toilet and is removed for emptying from
the outside of the vehicle through an access Note: Only depress the vent button
door. A rotating pour out spout, automatic when pour out spout is pointed 12 13
holding tank vent, air release valve, valve downwards.
blade, carrying handles and hand grip are
Rinse the holding tank with clean water.
incorporated in the waste holding tank. A
For preparing for use again, see steps 1
sliding cover guarantees optimal hygiene.
to 7.
EMPTYING THE HOLDING TANK
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
The holding tank capacity is approx. 17 litres
The lipseal and the seal of the automatic vent
and the tank should be emptied when the
are made of rubber and therefore these parts
waste-level indicator lights up. The waste- 14 15
need regular maintenance (depending on
level indicator lights up when the holding
frequency of use, once or twice a month).
tank contains more than 15 litres of waste.
CAUTION: Do not allow the holding tank to
become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying
procedure.
12. Open access door and remove the
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Lipseal: Remove the sliding cover. Open the When procedure has been completed defective or flawed parts and the
valve-blade by turning the blade-opener replace drainplug and waste holding tank inadequate performance of the toilet.
knob anticlockwise. Clean the seal with (fig. 15). Clean the seals and grease them
3. In case of a defect apply to an original
water. Dry the seal and grease with silicone after drying (see cleaning and maintenance).
dealer or Thetford Service Centre with
spray/oil or vegetable oil.
Leave the blade of the holding tank open. Do proof of purchase.
Seal of automatic vent: Turn the automatic not replace cap on the pour out spout, to
vent 60° anticlockwise and remove gently. 4. Defects, which in our judgement occurred
ventilate the holding tank. (Also grease the
Clean the seal with water. Dry the seal and from misuse, negligence or accident, are
seal of the pour out spout cap.)
grease with silicone spray/oil or vegetable not covered by the warranty. In addition,
oil. COLD WEATHER USE the warranty does not apply if the
The toilet can be used in cold weather product is installed or handled improperly
To clean the holding tank, empty the tank, conditions provided that the toilet is in or if other than the prescribed toilet fluids
and rinse with clean water. Use a mild soap heated surroundings. If this is not the case, have been used or if the product has
to clean toilet bowl, seat and cover, as well you can use a nontoxic antifreeze (propylene been altered in any way or has been
as exterior of toilet unit and holding tank. glycol) or an antifreeze such as those used in repaired by unqualified persons, or if the
NOTE: Do not use strong household car radiators. Add the antifreeze to the water serial number and/or date has been
detergents or cleaners that contain chlorine, in the tank. Add the quantity specified in the altered or removed.
solvents or acid contents. instructions, paying due regard to the safety
5. Should the original buyer wish to return to
WINTERING/STORAGE instructions.
us parts believed to be defective, the
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CW/CWE is HIGH ALTITUDE AND WARM parts should be sent prepaid. If we find
easily winterised for storage. WEATHER USE the parts defective and covered by
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl Pressure may build up in the holding tank if warranty, they will be repaired and
by activating the flush handle up and down the tank is not inserted while driving at high returned. If warranty does not apply or
(C-200 CW) or by pressing the flush button altitudes or in warm weather conditions. The has expired, a nominal charge will be
(C-200 CWE). automatic holding tank vent will vent the made. Any transport costs are for the
tank when there is over- or under-pressure. account of the owner.
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
High temperatures may require additional
has stopped completely, release into waste 6. Before returning product or parts they
Thetford toilet fluid.
tank. Remove waste tank and empty should be properly cleaned, in order to
contents in normal way. THETFORD WARRANTY carry out inspection and repair.
To evacuate any remaining water from the 1. The Thetford Cassette is warranted for
7. No other warranty is given and no
fresh water tank. place a container one year from the date of purchase,
personal representative is authorised to
underneath the drainplug and remove please fill in and return the warranty card.
make any warranty other than that is
drainplug. 2. The warranty covers replacement of contained herein.

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• ONLY OPERATE BY HOLDING THE
FINGERGRIP(S) - pulling on one side will
cause uneven running and snagging.
• DO NOT ALLOW THE BLIND OR
FLYSCREEN TO RE-COIL WITHOUT
CONTROL.
• It is not recommended that blinds and/or
flyscreens are left in the down position for
long periods, or when travelling, as this
can result in fatigue of the spring.
• Clean the cassette, side track and fabrics
with mild detergent and water.
• Lubrication of mechanism or spring is not
required or recommended.
For more detailed information, see
manufacturer’s instructions.
WINDOWS KOMFORTROLLO BLINDS Cassette Blind and Flyscreen
(SEITZ) Always hold the end rod in the middle. When
To open, turn knobs anti-clockwise and open
closing blinds, slide the end rod of the
catches. Swivel the window pane open to Blinds and Flyscreens flyscreen blind on to the end rod of the sun
the desired position and close knobs Flyscreen and blinds operate in the same blind and engage. To open the blind push
clockwise to lock in the open position. manner. The flyscreen can only be ‘fully up’ the end rods towards the darkening blind to
or ‘fully’ down, but the blind also has an the edge and disengage the end rods. Now
To close, reverse the operation.
intermediate position. move the end rod of the flyscreen back by
All opening windows have two catch To operate, pull down by holding the hand - do not let it recoil.
positions. The first position is for ventilation fingergrip(s), gently ease towards the window
the second seals the window from ventilation to locate the catches. To retract, pull down
and rain. easing away from the window to release the
catches and guide to the required position.

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Tensioning SEITZ blinds and Flyscreens
SEITZ KOMFORTROLLO window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned, it may
also be necessary in the future to adjust the
tension of these. Remove the left hand top
corner cap. Adjust the lower screw for the
blind and the higher screw for the flyscreen.
Care should be taken not to over tighten the
springs.
The spring in the SEITZ CASSETTE window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned. However,
it may be necessary in the future to adjust
the tension. The tensioning screw is
positioned on the right hand top corner of
the cassette. Firstly remove the plug then
adjust by rotating the screw clockwise. Then
replace plug.
The blinds should rewind without stopping or
moving in a sluggish manner.

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ROOF LIGHTS Midi Heki Roof-light Electric version

When opening the roof lights, care must be With operating bar
taken to release the locking mechanism as
the unit is raised.
Roof lights must be fully closed when driving.
Roof lights provide essential fixed levels of
ventilation.
Mini Heki Rooflight
To open, push button until desired position Is
To open depress button and push bar reached or the electric motor switches off.
upwards. The rooflight has two open To open, depress button and push bar to
ventilation positions and a fully open required position. The rooflight has two open To close, reverse the operation and then
position. ventilation positions and a fully open check if locked into position.
The blind and flynet operate independently of position. Blind and Flyscreen
each other and are engaged by connecting to To close, reverse the operation and then
each other and sliding. check if locked into position.
With crank

The blind and flyscreen operate


Independently of each other and are
engaged by connecting to each other and
sliding.
To open, rotate the crank until a resistance is
noticeable during the operation. Safety precautions:

To close, reverse the operation and then 1. Repairs should be carried out only by
check if locked into position. trained personnel.

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2. Inform an approved dealer in case of - Use talcum powder (4 times yearly) to Black Switch = Speed Control
defects and malfunctions. care for the rubber seals 1, 2 and 3
3. Before starting off, check the rooflight for - Clean the blinds only with water and mild Omnivents give no fixed ventilation when set
damage in the acrylic dome (tension soap suds on induction.
cracks) and the winding mechanism
- The guarantee becomes null and void if SEAT SWIVEL (Driver/Passenger)
which could arise owing to, for example,
these instructions are not followed.
branches and other natural causes.
4. Do not step in the acrylic dome. THE OMNIVENT (12V)
ROOFLIGHT
5. Close the roof light before starting off
(check whether it is locked).
6. Do not leave the vehicle with the rooflight
open (danger of burglary or from rain).
7. Do not open in strong wind or rain.
8. Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt,
etc. from the acrylic dome.
9. Malfunctions are to be repaired by an Front Swivel Seat
approved dealer at once.
10. Do not use caustic detergents (danger of To turn the swivel, slide the BLACK lever
tension cracks in the acrylic dome). rearwards and adjust to the required angle.
11. Do not operate whilst the vehicle Before driving off ensure the locking
Omnivent Rooflight
is moving. mechanism is fully secure.

Care instructions: The Omnivent is a double glazed rooflight


constructed from a synthetic ultra-violet
- Please clean the acrylic panes with the screened material. Its side operating
Seitz Acrylic Cleaner. mechanism allows a completely free central
- Stains and light scratches on the acrylic opening with built-in fixed ventilation when
pane can be removed by using the Seitz closed.
Acrylic Polish and the Seitz special Red Switch = Mode of Operation
polishing cloth. Induction (IN) IN
OFF
Expel (OUT) OUT

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SIDE LOCKERS Layouts with an over-cab bed (luton bed),
access may be restricted when the lower
bed (model specific) is fully extended at
night time.
FURNITURE DOORS
During normal travelling, vehicle vibration
and flexing may cause some of the furniture
doors to become out of alignment. For your
convenience many hinges are adjustable.
ASH FRAMED DOORS
Side Locker
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due
Some models are provided with exterior
to the use of natural wood, that warping may
access locker doors. These are suitable for Freestanding table mechanism
occur. This should not detract from the
storing external equipment.
correct functioning of items fitted in the
BUNK AND LUTON BED SAFETY vehicle.
Where the sleeping surface is over one metre TABLES
above floor level the following notices apply.
Note: The free standing table legs have a
WARNING: Always ensure safety boards positive locking mechanism. Care must be
are located before entering the bunk. taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
WARNING: Use upper bunks for sleeping which is closed first locks into the second
only, with the provided protection against position.
fall out in position. When engaging legs in down position the
WARNING: Care shall be taken against mechanism must be positively locked down.
the risk of fall out when the upper bunks CAUTION!
are being used by children, especially When erecting the free standing table,
under 6 years of age, these bunks are be careful to avoid trapping fingers.
not suitable for use by infants without To lock the table, raise the table 45°,
supervision. push clip to rail and lower table.

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Table Storage 12V READING LAMP and wrench S10). (Fig. 2)
Tables stored in the table storage WARNING: 12v reading/spotlamps - Slide out the footboard.
compartment must be securely clipped into generate high temperatures when in use, - Reinstall the front plate.
place whilst in transit. the body, lens/bulb may become very
hot. CURRENT DRAWN
To avoid damage care must be taken when
removing tables from their stored position. NEVER make directional adjustment in - Working current: 5 A
the direction of flammable materials i.e. - Blocking current, when fully extended or
CARE OF LAMINATE TOPS, curtains, nets or blinds. retracted: 14 A
TABLES, FURNITURE AND OMNISTEP SLIDE-OUT STEP
DOORS
OPERATION
DO NOT use abrasives, chemically treated Press the “step out” key to bring the step
cloths or aggressive detergents as these out until it reaches the end of its run or
may cause damage. comes up against an obstacle. The step
Fig. 1 Front Plate
DO NOT place hot objects on laminated does not come out if the the engine is
surfaces i.e. tops, tables. Any temperatures running. Press the “step in” key to take the
70°C and over will cause permanent step back until it reaches the end of its run
damage. or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine
Clean worktop surfaces, furniture and door is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
fascias with a soft, slightly damp cloth, dry until the step is fully closed.
off with a soft cloth.
MAINTENANCE
SHOWER
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
When using the shower, always ensure that operating properly. In this case the rails and
the shower door is fully closed thus avoiding moving parts should be cleaned or
water spray on unprotected areas. defrosted.
IN CASE OF ELECTRIC BREAK DOWN
Fig. 2 Connection
If the step does not retract by the motor
- Remove the front plate of the step. (Fig. 1)
- Remove the connection between the
footboard and the arms (with screwdriver
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OMNISTEP DOUBLE STEP
OPERATION
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or
comes up against an obstacle. The step
does not come out if the the engine is
running. Press the “step in” key to take the
step back until it reaches the end of its run
or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine Fig. 3
is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
until the step is fully closed.
Never mount the step if retracted or if Fig. 1
not fully extended
MAINTENANCE
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
IN CASE OF ELECTRICAL BREAK DOWN
If the step does not retract by motor: Fig. 2
- Loosen the square connection according to
fig. 2 (actions 1, 2 and 3), push the
footboard in (4) and tie it to the frame
(fig. 3).
CURRENT DRAWN
- 7 A. When fully extended or retracted: 19 A

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Equipment Details
FIAMMA F45i SIDE AWNING • After unrolling
CAUTION: - SWIFT RECOMMEND THAT
the awning
• In order to avoid THE AWNING BE GROUND MOUNTED
completely,
unnecessary ONLY.
adjust the legs at
strain on the the chosen SIDE MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE
awning as well height. SUPPLIED. BUT IN INCLEMENT
as on the vehicle WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE
side, we suggest DAMAGE TO THE MOTORHOME
that the legs be BODYWORK
extended about • To avoid that the awning is lifted up by an
1m from the opening. unexpected gust of wind, it is necessary
CAUTION: - THE AWNING IS A SUN
• Unscrew the leg to secure the legs to the ground with the
PROTECTION, PLEASE ROLL UP YOUR
knob to slide the provided hooks. For greater safety, we
AWNING IN CASE OF RAIN, WIND OR
leg out of its strongly advise you also use some storm
SNOW.
seat. cords in the upper part of each support
leg or anchor the awning with the ALTERNATIVELY LOWER ONE SIDE OF
Fiamma Tie-Down Kit strap. YOUR AWNING, SO THAT WATER CAN
FLOW AWAY AND ASSEMBLE THE
TENSION RAFTER AS SHOWN IN THE
FIGURE (NOT INCLUDED FOR ALL
• Grasp the leg
AWNING LENGTHS).
near its hinge-
joint and pull it
in a horizontal
direction.

• If you want to fasten the support legs to


the vehicle, put the terminals into the wall
• Lower the leg as
brackets. The brackets can be fixed only
shown in the
in reinforced points.
figure.

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• Make sure that the awning perfectly rolls STATUS 530 DIRECTIONAL TV 6. Secure by tightening the Mast Locking
up: when it is, the red indicators on the AND FM RADIO ANTENNA Collar and Wall Bracket
front profile ends are no longer visible. A
(model dependant ) REMOVING THE ANTENNA
damaged fabric does not allow the awning
to perfectly roll up. Never use the awning Firstly determine the approximate location of A permanently fitted Status can be easily
with a damaged canopy. Wash the canopy the nearest transmitter and whether the removed leaving only the Mounting Foot and
with Fiamma BRILL. signals are horizontally or vertically polarised. rubber gaiter.
For assistance ask your site operator or 1. Unplug the antenna from the Power Pack.
NOTE: In case of problems refer to the user
check antennas in the vicinity
manual or contact your dealer. 2. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
1. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall Bracket and lift off whilst feeding out the
Bracket and raise the antenna. Turn the cable.
mast to direct the Antenna towards the
TV transmitter. 3. Push the Blanking Cap supplied into
place.
The RED spot on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the Antenna. IMPORTANT – The Blanking Cap is a
temporary seal and is not for long term use.
2. When receiving vertically polarised
signals, rotate the winder anti-clockwise
to cant the antenna through 90°.
DO NOT over tighten or use undue force
on the winder.
DO NOT cant for vertically polarised
signals with the TELESCOPICS
EXTENDED
3. Switch ON the Power Pack and the RED
LED will illuminate.
4. Check the gain control switch is set to
normal – NML.
5. Tune your television to the strongest
signal. You may need to adjust the
direction of the mast to achieve the best
quality picture.

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DVD / AV OUTPUT SOCKET the tuner for greater details of the operation
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE MONITOR TO
of this device.
BE USED WHILST TRAVELLING IN THE
When using the multimedia system, the FORWARD POSITION.
remote control for the TV tuner is used to
switch channels on a TV being supplied from
the DVD/AV output socket and the drop- SWITCHING BOX
down monitor. A switching box is used to select
automatically which video signals are
DROP-DOWN CAB MONITOR displayed on the drop-down cab monitor,
This monitor can be used to view images and which video and audio signals are
from a reverse camera if fitted, and if a supplied to the DVD/AV output socket.
multimedia system is fitted, the monitor can The unit will default to signals from the TV
Dependant upon the specification of your be used to view images from a DVD player aerial / TV tuner. In this default state, audio
vehicle, a socket comprising three sockets or TV aerial. Images from a DVD player or TV signals will be supplied to the head unit
for phono plugs may be located in the aerial cannot be viewed while the vehicle is fitted in the dashboard, allowing sound
primary television position. The socket in motion / engine is running. related to the images viewed on the drop-
provides video and left and right audio down monitor, to be heard through the
channel output to connect to a television Please refer to the instructions supplied with
the drop-down monitor for greater details of dashboard and roof mounted speakers.
(please refer to the instructions supplied with
your television for details). A suitable cable its functions. The monitor will default to the If a DVD is played on the dashboard
(not supplied) will be required to connect correct channel to view signals from the DVD mounted head unit, images and sound from
between the socket and television. player or TV aerial. this player Will be given priority over signals
from the TV aerial / TV tuner.
In order to use the socket, a suitable DVD REVERSE CAMERA OPERATION
player and or TV tuner must be fitted to the DVD/CD/MP3 or
vehicle. This is combined with other The reverse camera supplies a video signal CD/MP3 PLAYER
equipment and connections as part of a to the drop-down monitor when reverse gear Please refer to the separate instructions
multimedia package. is selected with the engine running. The supplied with the head unit for details of its
drop-down monitor will switch on and operation.
TV TUNER change to the correct channel automatically.
REVERSING CAMERA / MONITOR IS SATELLITE NAVIGATION
The TV tuner, when fitted, operates using
signals received by the Status TV aerial. SUPPLIED AS A SECONDARY AID TO Please refer to the separate instructions
Please refer to the instructions supplied with ASSIST THE DRIVER WHEN supplied with this device for details of its
REVERSING. operation
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