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2001 ©2000 by Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. No pari of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording. or by any infonnation storage or retrieval system without written pennission from Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. Manufacturing subsidiaries of Fleetwood Enterprises, Jne. build the following motor homes: Pace Arrow " Pace Arrow Vision .. Southwind .. Southwind Stann • Bounder • Bounder Diesel .. Discovery· Flail' .. Tioga· Jamboree· Amelican Eagle .. American Dream" American Heritage .. American Tradition .. Expedition This page intentionally blank. LIMITED ONE .. YEAR/THREE .. YEAR WARRANTY For Motor Homes Manufactured by subsidiaries of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., sold in the United States and Canada Your new motor home, including the structure, plumbing, heating electrical systems, all appliances and equipment installed by the manufacturer, is wan'anted under normal use to be free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship. Defects or damage to paint, graphics, exterior materials, upholstery or other appearance items that may occur prior to delivery are usually corrected during the inspection process at the manufacturing plant or at the dealership. COVERACE PROVIDED The warranty extends to the fIrst retail purchaser and his transferee(s) and begins on the date of Oliginal retail delivery or the date the motor home is first placed into service as a rental, commercial or demonstrator unit (whichever occurs first). The warranty extends for the following pedods: I. For all defect' (other than structural) the warranty extends for a period of one year from such date or until the unit has received 15,000 total miles of use as determined by the mileage shown on the odometer (whichever occurs first). 2. For structural defects, 3 years; structural defects are limited to the following: roof structure, sub-floor structure, exterior walls, interior walls and ceilings. Written notice of defects must be given to the selling dealer or manufacturer not later than ten (10) days after the expiration of the waITanty period. The owner is responsible for normal maintenance as described in the Owner's Illformation Package; however, minor adjustments (such as adjustments to the interior or exterior doors, LPG regulator pressure, cabinet latches, TV antenna control, etc.) will be performed by the dealer during the first 90 days of warranty coverage. Thereafter, such adjustments are the responsibility of the owner as normal maintenance unless required as a direct result of repair or replacement of a defective part under this warranty. If a problem occurs which the owner believes is covered by this warranty, the owner shall contact the selling dealer, or the Fleetwood Service Center, giving sufficient information to resolve the matter. The owner shall deliver the motor home to the dealer or the Fleetwood Service Center location for warranty service. PACE Annow VisiON OWNER'S OBLICATIONS WARRANTY By agreement with the manufacturer, the dealer is obligated to maintain the motor home prior to retail sale, to perform a detailed predelivery inspection and to repair or replace any parts necessary to correct defects in material or workmanship. If the dealer is unable or unwilling to resolve a problem which the owner is convinced is covered by the warranty, the owner should contact the Fleetwood Service Center at the address listed below and provide the Fleetwood Service Center with a description in writing of the problem and attempts made to resolve it. Upon receipt of notice of a claim, where the dealer was unable or unwilling to resolve the problem, the Fleetwood Service Center will repair or replace any parts necessary to correct defects in material or workmanship or will take other appropriate action as may be required. This warranty does not cover: I. The automotive chassis system (including the chassis and drive train), tires and batteries, which are covered by the separate warranties of the respective manufacturers of these components. DEALER'S OBLIGATIONS WHEN THE DEALER DOES NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM MANUFACTURER'S OBLIGATIONS Is NOT By THIS WHAT COVERED WARRANTY 2. Defects caused by or related to: a. Abuse, misuse, negligence or accident; b. Failure to comply with instructions contained in the Owner's Information Package; PACE AI/I/ow VisiON WARRANTy c. Alteration or modification of the motor home; d. Environmental conditions (salt, hail, chemicals in the atmosphere, etc.) 3. Normal deterioration due to wear or exposure, such as fading of fabrics or drapes, carpet wear, etc. 4. Normal maintenance and service items, such as light bulbs, fuses, wiper blades, lubricants, etc. 5. Motor homes on which the odometer reading has been altered. 6. Transportation to and from dealer or Fleetwood Service Center location, loss of time, inconvenience, commercial loss, loss of use, towing charges, bus fares, vehicle rental, incidental charges such as telephone calls or hotel bills, or other incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or conseqnential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to yon. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The manufacturer is not responsible for any undertaking, representation or warranty made by any dealer or other person beyond those expressly set forth in this warranty. For Customer Service assistance, contact: Fleetwood Motor Home Service PO Box 5700 Riverside, CA 92507 (800) 322-8216 PACE ARROW VisioN The particle board, hardwood plywood, or paneling used in your motor home are made with urea-formaldehyde resin. The companies that supply us with these materials have asked that we tell you about urea-formaldehyde with the statements on this page. WARNING This product is manufactured with urea-formaldehyde resin. Formaldehyde vapor may in some people cause headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation, and aggravation of allergies and respiratory problems, such as asthma. Proper ventilation should reduce the risk of such problems. Champion International Corporation AJ WARNING This product is manufactured with a urea-formaldehyde resin and will release small quantities of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde levels in the indoor air can cause temporary eye and respiratory irritation, and may aggravate respiratory conditions or allergies. Ventilation will reduce indoor formaldehyde levels. Weyerhauser Corporation IMPORTANT NOTICES WARNING Irritant: This product contains a urea-formaldehyde resin and may release formaldehyde vapors in low concentrations. Formaldehyde can be irritating to the eyes and upper respiratory system of especially susceptible persons such as those with allergies or respiratory ailments. Use with adequate ventilation. If symptoms develop, consult your physician. Georgia-Pacific Corporation Ventilation is important for making the interior of your motor home comfortable. Please read the section about ventilation and prolonged occupancy in the Living With Your Motor Home chapter in this Owner's Manual. WARNING This product contains components containing or manufactured with 1,1,1 Trichloroethane, a substance that may be harmful to the public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere. PACE ARROlV VisiON We provide you consumer information as detailed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The infornIation and warnings found on these pages may also be found in other chapters of this Owner's Manual. Please see the LP Gas System and Appliances chapters for other safety and operating information. AI IMPORTANT NOTICES WARNING Do not bring or store LP gas containers, gasoline or other flammable liquids inside the vehicle because a fire or explosion may result. A warning label has been located near the LP gas container. This label reads: DO NOT FILL CONTAINER(S)TO MORETHAN BO-PERCENT OF CAPACITY. Overfilling the LP gas container can result in uncontrolled gas flow which can cause fire or explosion. A properly filled container will contain approximately BO- percent of its volume as liquid LP gas. The following label has been placed in the vehicle near the range: IFYOU SMELL GAS: 1. Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights, and all smoking materials. 2. Do not touch electrical switches. 3. Shut off the gas supply at the container valve(s) or gas supply connection. 4. Open doors and other ventilation openings. 5. Leave the area until the odor clears. 6. Have the gas system checked and leakage source corrected before using again. LP gas regulators must always be installed with the diaphragm vent facing downward. Regulators that are not in compartments have been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure that regulator vent faces downward and the cover is kept in place to minimize vent blockage which could result in excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion. PACE AnnolV VisiON IMPORTA.NT NOTICES WARNING It is not safe to use cooking appliances for comfort heating. Cooking appliances need fresh air for safe operation. Before operation: 1. Open overhead vent or turn on exhaust fan, and WARNING Portable fuel-burning equipment, including wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not be used inside this recreational vehicle. The use of this equipment inside the recreational vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation. 2. Open window. This warning label has been located in the cooking area to remind you to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion. Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle, and proper ventilation when using the cooking appliance(s) will avoid dangers of asphyxiation. It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort heating as the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for long periods of time. WARNING LP gas containers shall not be placed or stored inside the vehicle. LP gas containers are equipped with safety devices which relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere. PACE ARROLV VisiON TAblE of WARRANTY IMPORTANT NOTicES 01 INTROduCTioN ........................... O1" 1 WARRANTiES ............................................................. 01 ,} WARRANT)' SERVicE .................................................... 01 ,5 REPORTiNG SAfET)' DEfECTS .......................................... 0 1,6 OWNER'S INfoRMATioN PACkAGE .................................... 01 ,6 CIiAssis ANd YEliiclE IdENTificATioN .............................. 01 a SUSPENSioN AliGNMENT ANd TiRE BAlANCE ........................ O1,8 AfTER,MARkET STEERiNq Aid DEVicES .......................... O1,8 WARNiNGS, TERMS ANd CONCEpTS fOR SAfE OPERATioN of YOUR MOTOR HOME ....................... 01 ,9 02 DRivER'S CONTROls ..................... 02" 1 O~ ON THE ROAd ........................... O~" 1 MOTOR HOME LOAdiNG .............................................. O}, 1 REspoNsibiliTY fOR PROPER LOAdiNq ...........................O}, 1 SOME DEfiNirioNs FiRST ........................................... O}, 1 TowiNq A VEHiclE OR TRAilER ....................................O},} CARqO CARRyiNq CAPAciTY ANd LOAd DisTRibuTioN ....... 0},5 CARqO CARRyiNq CAPAciTY LAbEI. ............................. 0},6 How TO WEiqH YOUR LOAdEd MOTOR HOME WirHOUT A TRAilER OR OTHER TowEd LOAd ................0},7 How TO WEiqH YOUR LOAdEd MOTOR HOME WirH A TRAilER OR OTHER TowEd LOAd .................... 0},9 LOAdiNq Tips ...................................................... O}, 11 TiREs ................................................................... O}, 11 TiRE INflATioN ..................................................... O}, 12 PACE ARROW VisiON CONTENTS TAblE of CONTENTS TiRE REpIACEMENT ................................................O}, 1 } If You GET A FIAT TiRE ..........................................O}, 1 } CHANqiNq A FIAT TiRE ...........................................O}, 14 SEATS ANd SEAT BEITS ............................................... O}, 14 COMbiNATioN LAp ANd SHouLdER BEirs ..................... O}, 17 SAfETY BEir MAiNTENANCE ...................................... O}, 16 SAfETY RESTRAiNTS fOR CHiLdREN ..............................O}, 16 SAfEry BEirs fOR CltildREN .....................................O}, 16 DRiviNG ANd VEHiclE CONTROI ................................... O}, 17 UsiNq THE ENqiNE TO SLolV THE MOTOR HOME. ............O}, 18 MANEUVERiNG iN TRAffic ........................................... O}, 18 REAR ViEW VidEO MONiTOR (If EQuippEd) .................... 0},20 Body UNdERCOATiNG ............................................... O},21 FuEl ANd FUEl SYSTEMS ............................................. O},21 FUEL TypES, VAPOR Lock ANd DRivEAbiliry /ssUES .........0},22 ENGiNE FAN ...........................................................0},22 EXHAUST SYSTEM HEAT .............................................. O},22 ENGiNE TEMPERATURE GAUGES ..................................... O},2} CARboN MONOxidE SAfETY PRECAUTioNS ....................... O},24 CARboN MONOxidE DETECTOniAIARM ........................ O},24 EMERGENCY TowiNG ................................................. O},27 ATTACHiNG ACCESSORiES TO YOUR MOTOR HOME. .............. O},27 04 liviNG WiT~ YOUR MOTOR HOME ... 04 ... 1 HydRAulic LEVEliNG SySTEM ................................ , ........ 04, 1 POWER ENTRY STEp ................................................... 04, 1 ENTRY DOORS ANd SCREENS ......................................... 04,2 WiNdows ............................................................... 04,2 EMERqENCY ExiT WiNdolV(s). ....................................04,} REMOTE MiRROR CONTRol ........................................... 04,} 00,2 PACE AnnolV VisioN TAbLE of CONTENTS SUN ViSORS .............................................................04,4 WiNdow S~AdES (If EQuiPPEd) .................................... 04-4 DAy/NiqHT SHAdES (If E(;JUippEd) .............................. 04-4 MiNi,BliNds ............................................................04, 5 STORAGE ••..............••.............•....••..........••...............04,5 EXTERioR COMPARTMENTS .........................................04,5 INTERiOR STORAqE .................................................. 04,6 SlidE,OUT ROOMS (If EQuippEd) .................................. 04,6 INTERioR ANd FURNis~iNGS ........................................... 04,7 DiNETTE CONVERSioN .................................... .......... 04,7 FoldiNq DOORS/PRivACY CURTAiN DividERs ...................04,8 INTERiOR LiqHTiNq ..................................................04,8 OVERHEAd VENTS ...................................................04,8 FoldiNq CHAiRS (If EQuippEd) ..... ............................. 04,9 MONiTOR PANEL ....................................................... 04,9 EffECTS of PERMANENT OCCUpANCy .............................. 04, 10 CONdENSATiON ANd How TO CONTROl Ir ....................04, 10 DRippiNq CEiliNq VENTS .................. ...................... 04, 1 5 FiRE SAfETY ...........................................................04, 16 FiRE SAfETY PRECAUTioNS ..................................... .. 04, 17 SMokE DETECTOniAIARM ........................................ 04, 18 05 PlUMbiNG SYSTEMS ..................... 05 ... 1 FRES~ WATER SYSTEM ................................................. 05, 1 EXTERNAl FRESH WATER Hookup ................................ 05, 1 FilliNq THE ON,BoARd WATER TANk ............................05,2 DRAiNiNq THE FRESH WATER TANk.. ............................. 05,~ WATER PUMp ........................................................ 05,~ WATER PUMp FiIrER ................................................05-4 Low POiNT DRAiNS .................................................05,4 PACE Annolv VisiON oo-} TAblE of CONTENTS TRoublESHOOTiNG THE FRESH WATER SYSTEM ................... 05A LEAks ................................................................. 05,5 SANiTiziNG THE FRESH WATER SYSTEM ...........................05,5 EXTERioR SHOlVER (If EQuippEd) ...............................05,6 DRiNkiNG WATER filTER SYSTEM (If EQuippEd) ............... 05,6 WASTE WATER SYSTEM .................................................05,7 ToilET .................................................................05,7 DRAiNiNG THE HoldiNG TANks ...................................05,8 BlAck TANk FlUSH SYSTEM (If EQuippEd) ................... 05, 10 HoldiNG TANk CARE .............................................05, 11 EXTREME Cold WEATHER USAGE ............................... 05, 1 ~ 06 ElECTRiCAl SySTEMS •..•.•...•..••••..... 06" 1 CHAssis 12,Yolr ElECTRiCAl SySTEM ............................... 06, 1 CHAssis Bulbs ANd FUSES ........ .................................06,2 FlEETwood 12,Yolr HOUSE ANd AUTOMOTiVE SySTEM .......... 06,2 BATTERiES ..... ........................................................ 06,2 BATTERY DiSCONNECT (If EQuippEd) ........................ .... 06, ~ BATTERY INSPECTiON ANd CARE ................................ .. 06, ~ BATTERY CHARGiNG .................................................06,4 SOlAR PANEl (If EQuippEd) .................................... .. 06, 5 SElECTiNG A REplACEMENT BATTERy .............................. 06,6 AuxiliARY START SYSTEM (If EQuippEd) ........................ 06,6 120,Yo1T SySTEM .....................................................06,7 POWER CONVERTER ................................................ .06,7 GROUNd FAUlT CiRCUiT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) ........ ......... 06,8 GENERATOR (If EQuippEd) ........................................06,8 GENERATOR FUEl SuppIY ..........................................06,9 LP GENERATOR (If EQuippEd) ............ ....................... 06,9 GENERATOR OpERATiONS ........................................... 06,9 GENERATOR OPERATiNG SAfETY PRECAUTiONS ................ 06, 10 00,4 PACE ARROlV VisiON of TAblE ElECTRONic CliMATE CONTROl SYSTEM ........................... 06, 1 1 ElECTRicAl WiRiNG DiAGRAMS ..................................... 06, 11 MOTOR HOME FUSES ANd CiRcuiT BREAkERS ................... 06, 12 07 LP GAS SysTEM ......................... 07 . . 1 LP GAS SAfETY PRECAUTioNS ........................................ 0 7,2 SySTEM COMPONENTS .................................................07,4 HOSES ................................................................. 07,4 LP GAS REqUiATOR ........... ...................................... 07,4 USiNG LP GAS SYSTEM AT Low TEMPERATURES ................... 07,5 FilliNG LP GAS TANks ................................................07,7 LP GAS SySTEM LEAk CHEcks ......................................07,7 LP LEAk DETECTOR/AlARM ........................................... 07,8 liGHTiNG LP GAS AppliANCES ..................................... 07,10 08 AppliANCES .............................. 08 . . 1 WATER HEATER .......................................................... 08, 1 WATER HEATER BYPASS VALvE .. .................................. 08,2 REfRiGERATOR ...........................................................08,2 FURNACE. ................................................................08, ~ RANGE ...................................................................08,4 RANGE EXHAUST Hood ................................................08-4 AiR CONdiTioNER ......................................................08,5 AddiTioNAl 12NolT EQuipMENT .................................... 08,6 FRONT TV ANd OpTiONAL 120,Volr VCR ..................... 08,6 120112,Volr TELEvisioNs (If EQuippEd) .....................08,6 VidEO SWiTcHER (If EQuippEd) .................................... 08,6 TV ANTENNA (If EQuippEd) ......................................... 08,7 SATElliTE DiSH ANTENNA (If EQuippEd) ........................... 08,7 TElEPHONE JAck ........................................................08,7 TV ANd RAdio INTERfERENCE ........................................08,8 MiSCEllANEOUS AppliANCES .......................................... 08,9 PACE ARROIV VisiON CONTENTS TAblE of 09 CONTENTS MAiNTENANCE. ........................... 09 . . 1 EXTERioR ......•••.................•.•............••.••..............•..•09; 1 STAiNS ................................................................ 09;2 WiNdows, DOORS, VENTS ANd Locks .......................... 09;~ RubbER Roof SYSTEM ..........•.•.................•...........•..•.. 09;~ ClEANiNq ............................................... .............. 09; ~ CARE ..................................................................09;4 SEAlANT RENEWAl ...................•..••.............••••............. 09;4 DOOR, WiNdow, Roof COMPONENT ANd MoldiNq RESEAliNq ..........................................09;5 INTERioR .••..............•.................•••...........••••............09;5 FAbRics .............................................................. .09; 5 CORiA~ Top CARE (If EQUippEd) .............................09;6 LAMiNATE Top CARE (IF EQuippEd) ............................. 09;6 WAlls ANd CEiliNq PANEls ........................................09;6 ATTACHiNq ACCESSORiES TO YOUR MOroR HOME .. ............ 09;6 PLmiciFibERqMss SHOWER STAll .............................. .09; 7 flOORS ANd CARpETiNq ............................................09;7 Wood FlooR (IF EQuippEd) .....................................09;7 ENqiNE ACCESS...................................................... 09;8 EXTERioR SEAlANTs ............................................•••..... 09;9 GENERATOR FilrERs ...........••............•••••...................... 09;9 TAG AxlE SySTEM ................•................•..........••••....... 09;9 LAMps ANd Bulbs ..........•••...............•...............•••.... 09; 10 MAiNTENANCE CHEcklisr. .....•................•.................... 09; 10 TRAilER HiTcH CONNECTOR WiRiNG ...........••............••...• 09; 11 MAiNTENANCE CHARlo ............................................••. 09; 12 PACE ARROlV VisioN TAblE of 10 STORAGE. ................................. 10 . . 1 STOMGE ChEcklisTs ................................................... 10,1 ShORT' TERM STOMGE (LESS ThAN 60 dAYS) ..................... 10,1 LONG,TERM STORAGE (OVER 60 dAys) ........................... lO,} WiNTERiZATioN .......................................................... 10,5 WATER SYSTEM WiNTERiziNq ...................................... 10,5 REACTivATiNG ThE MOTOR HOME AfrER STORAGE ................. 10,8 GlOSSARY PACE ARROW VisioN CONTENTS This page intentionally blank. INTRODUCTION Welcome to the recreational vehicle life-style and the growing family of motor home owners. We sincerely thank you for choosing a Fleetwood motor home! Your motor home has been designed to provide you with years of carefree, pleasant traveling and vacationing. It conforms with, or exceeds, applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) (units built for Canada only), Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Bowd (CARB) regulations. These standards and regulations establish the plumbing, heating, electrical and other requirements for safety. The seal attached just outside the entry door indicates compliance with ANSI or CSA standards. .II NOTE This manual describes many features of your motor home and includes some instructions for its safe use. This manual, including photographs and illustrations, is of a general nature only. Some equipment and features described or shown in this manual may be optional or because of the continuous program of product improvement conducted by Fleetwood, it is possible that recent product changes may not be included. Like all finely crafted equipment, your motor home will require care and regular maintenance in order to deliver maximum value and performance. The dealer will give you basic operating and maintenance instructions. However, supplement this by reading all instructional material( s) furnished with the motor home in the Owner's Information Package and the motor home Chassis Operafor's/Owner's Guide/Manual. This information outlines important areas of operation and maintenance for you to follow for safe, tronble-free service from your motor home. Study these materials carefully. A good working knowledge of your motor home and how to care for it will help you enjoy many miles and years of recreational living. PACE ARROW VisiON 0/,/ I NTilOd uCTioN In this manual, statements preceded by the following words are of special significance: AI WARNING I indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. AI CAUTION I indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in damage to the component or vehicle. .II NOTE indicates points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation. Please pay close attention to these statements while you read this Owner's Manual. If you have any questions regarding operation, maintenance, or service, please contact your dealer immediately so he can assist you. Your dealer's Service or Sales Department will handle any normal problems which might occur. .II NOTE This product is designed for recreational use and short term occupancy only. It is not designed or intended to be used as permanent housing. Use of this product for long term or permanent occupancy may lead to premature deterioration of interior finishes, fabrics, carpeting, drapes, and appliand fixtures. ances Damage or deterioration due to long term occupancy is not considered normal, and will under the terms of the warranty constitute misuse, abuse, or neglect, thereby reducing your warranty protection. Before considering this motor home for long term occupancy, consult the relevant sections in this manual. Some equipment and features described or shown in this manual may be optional or not available on some models. Because of the continuous program of product improvement conducted by Fleetwood, it is possible that recent product changes may not be included in this manual. Subsequent refinements may be evident in the actual product. Specifications may change without notice. Product information, illustrations and photography included in this Owner's Manual were as accurate as possible at the time of publication, and are representative of function and mayor may not be specific in their depiction of actual equipment, fabrics, interior or exterior decor or design options as installed on or in your recreational vehicle. PACE ARROW VisiON INTRoduCTioN The instructions included in this manual are intended as a guide, and in no respect extend the responsibilities of the manufacturing subsidiary, parent company or affiliates beyond the standard written warranty as presented in this manual. All fuel and liquid capacities are approximate and dimensions are nominal. Fleetwood has designed its recreational vehicles to provide a vmiety of uses for its customers. Each vehicle features optimal seating, sleeping, storage and fluid capacities. The user is responsible for selecting the proper combination of loads to ensure that the recreational vehicle's capacities are not exceeded. Your motor home is covered by one of the most comprehensive warranty programs in the RV industry. Please refer to the wmTanty in the front of this manual. It explains your rights and obligations, as well as the rights and obligations of the dealer and manufacturer. Please read this section carefully. You will be better informed in case you have a wananty-related problem, and your dealer will be better able to get you on the road again. If you have any questions about the warranty or what it does or does not cover, please contact your dealer. WARRANTIES The materials in your Owner's Ill/ormation Package contain warranty information and operating instructions on the various appliances and components in your motor home. Warranty registration cards for these items should be filled out and mailed as soon as possible after you take delivery of your motor home. If you do not have operating instructions for a particular appliance or component, contact your dealer. PACE ARROlV VisiON Old I NTiloduCTioN You will automatically receive an OWllercare Card several weeks after the delivery receipt is received from your selling dealer. This card is imprinted with your name, the motor home serial number, and manufacturing subsidiary location. If your motor home ever needs warranty service, present this card to the dealer, or have it available when contacting a Fleetwood service center. The motor home has been thoroughly inspected before shipment. Your dealer is respo/lsible for pelforming a complete predelivelY inspection of the motor home as specified in the Ownercare delivery checkout. As a part of the predelivery inspection procedure, the dealer is responsible for road testing the motor home, noting and correcting any steering problems before delivery. Fleetwood alld its subsidiaries willllot be responsible for front end alignment after this predelivelY inspection is done. You should return your motor home to the selling dealer for warranty service. If this is not possible, you may contact any other authorized Fleetwood motor home dealer. The service department at any of the locations listed at the back of this manual can help you find a dealer in your area. If you have a warranty or service concern about the chassis portion of your vehicle please be aware that you may go directly to an authorized chassis dealer for service. This may save you time and effort as the chassis warranty is administered by the chassis manufacturer. Consult your area phone directory for an authorized dealer and make anangements with their service department. If you are unsure if the concern is chassis related, feel free to contact your Fleetwood dealer to assist you. PACE ARROW VisiON INTROduCTioN If, for some reason, a problem is not handled to your satisfaction: 1. Discuss any warranty-related problems directly with the manager and/or owner of the dealership, giving them an opportunity to help the service department resolve the matter for you. 2. If a problem arises that has not been resolved to your satisfaction by your local dealer, contact the Fleetwood Service Center. The locations are listed in the back of this manual. Please contact the one nearest you. 3. We sincerely believe that your dealer and the factory representative will be able to solve any problem which might arise. If their combined efforts are not satisfactory, please send a letter describing the circumstances to: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. Motor Home Division PO Box 7638 Riverside, CA 92513-7638 Please include the brand name and serial number of your motor home. The serial number is located on the identification tag next to the entry door, and on your warranty card. 4. If you wish to call for assistance, please use this toll-free telephone number: (800) 322-8216 There may be times when your motor home will need repairs or parts while you are on the road. If your motor home is repaired by a non-authorized repair facility (non-Fleetwood dealer), be sure to save receipts and especially any parts that are replaced. These patts will usually have to be returned to your dealer before you can be reimbursed for their cost. If you need service or warranty information, please see the booklets and other documents included in your Owner's Il1formation Package. When contacting any of the equipment manufacturers, always have the model and serial numbers available. Appliance identification numbers will be found on tags or plates attached to the appliance. PACE ARROW VisiON WARRANTY SERVICE I NTIlOduCTioN If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash, injury, or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the Fleetwood Service Center at 1-800-322-8216. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C.) or write to: NHTSA U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh St. SW Washington, DC 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. This package contains valuable documents about your motor home and its equipment and systems. This Owner's Manual and the Chassis Operator's Manual are in the package. Since this manual does not cover every possible detail of equipment and options installed on or in your motor home, there are booklets and instructional material in the package that will help you safely operate, maintain and troubleshoot those items. Be sure you read all this illformation alld understand the safety alld operating instructions included ill the package. Additionally, you must follow all maintenance instructions to insure full warranty coverage. If you ever decide to sell or trade your motor home, be sure the new owner receives all the material in this package. 01,6 OWNER'S INFORMATION PAC I{AG E .fl NOTE J If your Owner's Information Package does not contain these items, even if you purchased your motor home "used," please call or write Fleetwood and request the desired or missing information. Fleetwood Motor Home Service PO Box 5700 Riverside, CA 92507 (800) 322-8216 PACE ARROW VisioN INTROduCTioN Several numbers are used to identify the vehicle and components used on the vehicle. CHASSIS AND VEHICLE The V.I.N. or Vehicle Identification Number is the identification of the completed vehicle and is the number of the vehicle registration. The V.I.N. is found on the Federal certification tag attached to the interior left sidewall of the motor home driver compartment. Refer to this information when ordering parts from the chassis manufacturer or chassis dealer service center. IDENTIFICATION The F.I.N. or Fleetwood Identification Number is located on the tag just outside the main entry door or on the outside left front side of the motor home. Use this number when ordering parts through your Fleetwood dealer or SelVice Center. (sample) (sample) FEDERAL CERTIFICATION TAG V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification No.) MFD BY: DATEMFD: INC VEH MFD BV: DATE OFVEH MFD: GVWR: fRONT GAWR: r---KGS KGS WITH: TIRES AT: INTERMEDIATE GAWR: KGS WITH: TIRES AT: GAWR REAR: KGS WITH: TIRES AT: I I I I I I I GAWR COMBINEO INTERMEDIATE AND REAR: KGS I @ LBS) VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER BAR CODE @ LBS) RIMS KPA COLO SINGLE PSI) This tag is located on the left top of the instrument paneI. LBS) RIMS KPA COLO DUAL PSI) FLEE1W(X)Q LBS) RIMS KPA COLO SINGLE PSI) MOTOR HOMES e-- OF PLAN APPROVAL NO. F.I.N. MFO. 10. NO. DATE OF MFR. MO: INC. MODEL VR: LBS) This vehicle conforms to all applicable U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date of manufacture shown above: V.I.N. TYPE VEHICL~ MULTI·PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE Located on the left of the main entry door or on exterior left front side of the motor home. - F.I.N. (Fleetwood Identification No.) The tires and wheels with sizes and ratings designated above have been equipped with this vehicle by Fleetwood. Any replacement tires installed must meet the same specifications and minimum load requirements. \"115-0016 Located in the motor home driver compartment. PACE ARROIV VisiON 01,7 INTROduCTioN The front suspension and steering system of this vehicle was accurately aligned at the factory before delivery to the dealership. However, after you have fully loaded the vehicle according to your personal needs, have the alignment checked and adjusted, if necessary. To help prevent uneven tire wear, check the front-end alignment periodically. SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT AND TIIU BALANCE Please note that front-end alignment after retail delivelY is the owner's responsibility ((nd is not covered under the warranty. Excessive or abnormal tire wear may indicate worn or misaligned suspension or steering components, unbalanced tire(s) or some other tire/suspension problem. Alignment can be affected by worn steering/suspension parts or road hazards such as hitting a curb, pothole, railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may also cause the vehicle to "pull" to the right or left. Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and will cause annoying vibrations and uneven tread wear such as cupping or flat spots. If you see uneven tire tread wear or if the vehicle ride comfort decreases, the tires may need to be balanced. See the Chassis Operafor's/Owner's Guide/Mallual for more information. Fleetwood does not sanction or condone the installation of any steering aid device that is not approved by our chassis manufacturer's. Any add-on device of this type may void the chassis manufacturer's warranty on the item or items affected. AFTER....MARKET STEERING AID DEVICES PACE Annow VisiON INTROduCTioN Vehicle Crash Like any other vehicle you may drive, your motor home can be involved in a vehicle crash, including a rollover. The motor home will be damaged and you and others can be injured or killed. Drive defensively at all times. DO NOT drive if you are tired, have been drinking alcoholic beverages, are under the influence of any controlled substance, or are taking any medication or drugs that may impair your sight, hearing, judgment or coordination. Pull off the road and park in a safe area until you can drive safely. Vehicle Handling Your motor home is longer, wider and higher than a typical car or truck you may be accustomed to driving. Keep this in mind as you become familiar with driving your motor home. New motor home owners should take special care to learn the driving and handling characteristics of your vehicle in safe and familiar surroundings. The distribution of the weight of your motor home is designed so it will handle safely while being driven. » When loading the motor home, balance the load frollt-to-rear alld side-to-side. » Load and secure heavier items lower ill the storage areas thall lighter items. If you fail to properly load your belongings and supplies, you will defeat the load distribution design of the motor home, possibly leading to handling problems and a vehicle crash. PACE ARROW VisioN WARNINGS, TERMS AND CONCEPTS FOR SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR MOTOR HOME INTROduCTioN Vehicle Response When you, the driver, accelerate, brake or steer the motor home, it responds to these inputs. If you are faced with an emergency while driving, the way you respond to the emergency and the way the motor home responds becomes more critical. If you load, alter or maintain your motor home improperly, it will not respond as it did when you first received it in an unloaded condition. Improper loading, alteration, maintenance and improper driver responses to emergency conditions can lead to handling problems and vehicle crashes. Vehicle Towing Your motor home can be equipped with a hitch designed to allow you to tow vehicles or other loads behind your motor home. The maximum amount of weight your motor home can pull or stop is determined by the manufacturer of the chassis on which your motor home is built. Check the Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual provided by the motor home chassis manufacturer for the limits on the weight you can tow. If the Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manllal does not provide information on towing weight limits, do not tow a load of more than 1000 pounds unless the towed unit has a properly installed and operating supplemental brake control system that operates with the brakes on your motor home. » » 0/,/0 You may be able to increase the weight of any towed load by properly installing on the towed load a supplemental brake control system that operates with your motor home's braking system. Even with additional brakes, you cannot tow more than the GTW or GCWR for the chassis under your motor home. Again, check the ChassiS Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual. You CANNOT increase the towed weight limit by changing the size of your hitch. PACE ARROW VisiON INTROduCTioN » » » » Properly load what you tow to avoid a vehicle crash. Do not attempt to tow something that is too heavy for your chassis. When driving in mountainous areas, look for and obey highway signs concerning grades and curves. Your driving experience when pulling and stopping a towed unit on mountain roads will be very different from what you experience on level ground. State laws in the United States and provincial laws in Canada are different concerning towing requirements and limits. Check the laws in the areas where you antiCipate traveling. Alterations to Your Motor Home Many motor home owners like to add a personal touch to their motor home. But there is a difference between changing how your motor home looks versus how it handles or responds to driver inputs. If you expect to make any type of alteration to your motor home, consult a professional who understands the COl1'ect way to do the alteration and how the alteration will change or affect the stability, handling, vehicle response, and overall performance and safety of your motor home. An improper alteration that affects vehicle handling or response can cause a vehicle crash, and any improper alteration to the electrical or LP gas systems can cause a fire and can endanger your motor home and its occupants. Fleetwood, your chassis and other manufacturers stand behind the motor home as delivered - NOT as altered by someone else. PACE ARROW VisiON 01,11 INTROduCTioN Maintenance It is your responsibility to properly maintain your motor home. Consult your Fleetwood and Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual and other Owner's Information Package materials for service information. See an authorized Fleetwood dealer to have your motor home serviced or repaired. You, or an experienced professional, should check all fluid levels and change fluids and filters when needed. Tire condition and proper inflation pressure is critical to safe operation. Keep your vehicle properly maintained to help avoid a vehicle crash. Warning Devices Your motor home is equipped with warning devices. Check them before a trip for proper operation. A disabled warning device cannot warn you or your occupants of a life-threatening danger. Keep them working and respond to them quickly. PACE ARllDlV VisiON DRIYER'S CONTROLS PACE ARROlV VisioN DRivER'S CONTROls ( -----:\ 0 1 I 1 I 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 I 1 1 co ,... 1 1 1 \ 1 0 1 0 1 01 '----_/ rn rn rn rn <0 ,... @ .:£ C co ~co L{) L{) ,... ,... C\I 0. en II x C\I PACE ARROlV VisioN ;p 1. Fog Light Switch BIL ~ hi 2. Heater/Air Conditioner Outlet 3. Cigarette Lighter FLOOR - Air comes out of the floor outlets, with some air directed to the windshield to prevent fogging. 4. Instrument Cluster - (See Chassis Operator's/Owner's DEF - Air comes out of the windshield outlets to defrost the wind- ~ 2 '~" ~. Guide/Manual) 5. Generator Hour Meter 6. Radio!Cassette Player or Optional CD Player 7. Radio Mode Switch (Switches power to the radio between the vehicle and auxiliary batteries) 8. Docking Light Switch 9. Dome Light Switch 10. Generator Start Switch 11. Heater!Air Conditioner Outlet 12. Auxiliary Start Switch 13. Climate Controls - (Driver!cockpit area only) Temperature Control Lever - Adjusts the temperature of the air coming out of the outlets. Move the lever to the left for cooler, and the right for warmer. Bi~level. Air comes out of both the dash and floor outlets. shield. Set the fan switch to HI and the temperature lever to the far right for maximum defrosting. Air Conditioning (AlC) On~Off Button - Turns air conditioning compressor on and off. When air conditioning is desired, press this button in and set the fan switch to any position except OFF. Ale Indicator Light - This will light when the Ale button is on. In the defrost (DEF) mode, the compressor will come on whether or not the Ale ON-OFF button is on. This helps to reduce the moisture in the air going to the defroster outlets. 14. Utility Light Switch (exterior compartments) 15. Hood Light Switch 16. Headlight Switch 17. Dash Fan (Driver) 18. Dash Fan (passenger) Fan Speed Switch - Turns the fan ON and OFF, and adjusts the fan speed. Air Intake Button (RECIRC) - Selects the source of the air being warmed or cooled. When the button is pressed is in (RECIRC), interior air is recirculated through the system. When the button is Ollt, air from outside the vehicle is drawn through the system. Normally, set the button out to circulate fresh air from outside. The RECIRC mode may be used when you desire faster cooling or heating. or if outside air is unusually dusty or odorous. Air Flow Control Buttons - Directs the air to the desired outlets. VENT - When this button is pushed, either warmed or cooled air comes out of the adjustable dash mounted outlets. Note: Windshield wiper and washer controls are located on the turn signal lever. For details, refer to Chassis Operaior's/Owner's Guide/Manual. ~ .... =:I ~ =:I lit' ~ ;.;e Q ~ " ;! Q Gi This page intentionally blank. ON THE ROAD As the operator of this motor home, you are responsible for its proper and safe loading. This section is intended to provide you with helpful information concerning the loading of your motor home. Your motor home chassis is designed to carry a specific maximum weight. This weight includes everything: the weight of the empty motor home itself, all occupants and their belongings, fuel, fresh water, waste water and anything else that may be in or attached to the motor home. This weight lIlust never be exceeded. If you do exceed this weight, you will change how your motor home handles and responds, possibly leading to a vehicle crash. Before discussing loading and weighing, we need to explain some common weight terms. We will use abbreviations and you should refer back to these terms if you do not understand what the abbreviation means. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)' is the maximum permissible weight of this fully loaded motor home. The GVWR is equal to or greater than the sum of the Unloaded Vehicle Weight plus the Cargo Carrying Capacity. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)* means the value specified by the motor home manufacturer as the maximum allowable loaded weight of this motor home with its towed trailer or towed vehicle. Towing and braking capacities may be different. Refer to Fleetwood and the chassis manufacturer's manuals for complete information. *These ratings are shown on the Cargo Carrying Capacity label. PACE ARROlV VisiON MOTOR HOME LOADINC RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPER LOADING SOME DEFINITIONS FIRST ON TItE ROAd GTW (Gross Towed Weight)* is the maximum loaded weight of a trailer or car this motor home with equipped hitch has been designated to tow. GTW cannot be increased by changing the trailer hitch. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)" means the maximum permissible loaded weight a specific axle is designed to carry. MTW (Maximum Tongue Weight)* is the maximum permissible downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the towed vehicle coupler. UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* means the weight of this motor home as built at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolants. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh water, LP gas, occupants, or dealer installed accessories. CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity)" is equal to GVWR minus each of the following: UVW, full fresh (potable) water weight (including water heater), full LP gas weight and SCWR. SCWR (Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating) is the manufacturer's designated number of sleeping positions multiplied by 154 pounds (70 kilograms). Hitch Rating means the maximum allowable weight of a towed trailer or towed vehicle. The GCWR of the motor home must never be exceeded, even if the towed trailer or towed vehicle weight is less than the hitch rating. Designated Seating Capacity (Canadian units only) the number of sleeping positions designated equals the seating capacity. WARNING The heaviest loaded motor home with all passengers, goods, water, driver and towed vehicle must not exceed any of the following: 1. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). 2. The gross combination weight rating (GCWR). 3. The front/rear gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs). 4. The individual tire and wheel ratings. PACE ARROW VisioN When you use your motor home to tow, remember that you must stop the towed load with your motor home's brakes. This is critical on hills and in the mountains where you may encounter sharp curves and possibly inegular road surfaces. Check your motor home Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual for the maximum weight your motor home can pull and stop on both level and steep roads. If the Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual does not provide information on towing weight limits, do not tow a load of more than 1000 pounds unless the towed unit has a properly installed and operating supplement brake control system that operates with the brakes on your motor home. The supplemental brakes will NOT allow you to tow more than the listed GCWR for your motor home. If you cannot stop, you will crash. You must not exceed the tire capacities or the weight factors listed below if you expect to tow something behind your motor home, either with or without a dolly. The factors are: » GCWR - Gross Combined Weight Rating » GTW - Gross Towed Weight » MTW - Maximum Tongue Weight » GAWR - Gross Axle Weight Rating The ratings for the above factors are aI/listed on the Cargo Carrying Capacity label posted inside the motor home. » Tire Capacity PACE ARR01V VisiON TOWING A VEHICLE OR TRAILER (7OWED LOAD OR TOWED UNlT") 1'1 NOTE Some states and provinces require brakes and safety chains when towing vehicles. Consult the proper authorities in the states or provinces through which you will be traveling. If you expect to tow with your motor home, there are additional guidelines that you must follow: » Do not use a load equalizillg hitch. It could cause structural damage to the motor home frame components. » Do not exceed Maximum TOllgue Weight as listed 011 the canyillg capacity label. Heavier tOllgue weights call change your vehicle's halldlillg and respOllse, call cause a vehicle to crash, alld will restrict your coverage under the Ownercare Warranty. » Do not tow anything weighing more thall the GTW listed Oil the Cargo Carrying Capacity label. Heavier towed loads can exceed your chassis' ability to pull alld stop the load alld cause a vehicle crash, damage the motor home structure 01' drive train, and restrict your coverage under the Fleetwood 01' chassis manufacturer's warranty. Changing the trailer hitch will not increase the tow capacity of the motor home. » Consult the Chassis Operatol"s/Owner's Guide! Manual, and U.S. state alld Canadian provincial laws for towing weight limits and for guidelines for installing supplemental braking systems that operate with your motor home's brakes. WARNING Do not exceed the rated load of the motor home, or the rated load of any axle. Exceeding the GVWR, GAWR, GTW or GCWR of your motor home can cause handling problems, a vehicle crash, damage your motor home and void your warranties. The way your motor home handles and responds will be affected by the way the towed unit is loaded. If the tongue weight is too light in relation to the GTW, handling and response will change and your motor home will operate less safely. Careful load planning and safe experimentation with different loading patterns in what you are towing can avoid this risk and make your driving and towing experience safer and more enjoyable. PACE ARROW VisiON The amount of cargo weight you can place in your motor home is the motor home's OVWR minus its UVW, or maximum capacity minus the weight of your motor home as assembled by Fleetwood, i. e., without dealer installed accessories, water, LP gas, cargo or occupants. When the motor home is being designed, the number and size of storage compartments, the liquid tank capacities and number of belted seating positions are determined for value and convenience. If you fill all liquid tanks to capacity, fill all storage compartments and cupboards to maximum volume and fill all available seating positions with passengers, the motor home could be overloaded. (See Loading Tips). Be aware of the weight of the items you store and where you store the items in your motor home, and weigh your motor home after it is fully loaded. In addition to knowing the overall weight that can be safely loaded in or attached to the motor home, you must know how to distribute the weight so that correct amounts of weight are distributed between the axles or front-to-rear and also between the wheels or side-to-side. It is also important to place heavier items in under-the-floor storage or low in the motor home. If you make the motor home top heavy or much too heavy on one side, the motor home can be overturned and crash in a curve, turn or in an emergency steering maneuver. When the load is properly distributed, your motor home will handle and respond safely, and you as the driver can be more confident and will be more comfortable. If your motor home is improperly loaded, it may be unsafe to drive, uncomfortable to drive, or both. Axle load is important and it is recommended that you should load your motor home so that the front axle is loaded to at least 80% of the front GAWR. PACE ARROlV VisiON CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY AND LOAD DISTRIBUTION .II NOTE Cargo Carrying Capacities (CCC) of your motor home are specified on a label affixed to the inside of the motor home. The label includes all factory installed options. If other equipment such as leveling jacks, awnings, roof pods, etc., are installed after the motor home leaves the factory the weight of these items must be subtracted from the total of the passenger and cargo carrying capacities. CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY PRODUCT: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ YEAR MODELo _ _ _ _ _ _ SERJAL NO: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ FIN NO. pounds (kilograms) GVWR minus UVW minus fresh water weight of ___ gallons @ 8.3 Ib/gal minus LP gas weight of _ _ _ gallons @ 4.5 Ib/gal minus SCWR weight of _ _ _ persons @ 154 Ib/person eee for this motor home* *Dealer installed equipment and towed vehicle tongue weight will reduce Consumer's should request such information from the dealer. GCWR FRONTGAWR REAR GAWR (Includes capacity of tag axle if so equipped) HITCH RATING MAX. TONGUE WEIGHT eeG. LBS. GTW GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): is the maximum permissible weight of this fully loaded motor home. The GVWR is equal to or greater than the sum of the Unloaded Vehicle Weight plus the Cargo Carrying Capacity. UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight): is the weight of this motor home as manufactured at the factory with full fuel, engine oil, and coolants. SCWR (Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating): is the manufacturers designated number of sleeping posltions multiplied by 154 pounds (70 kilograms). CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): is equal to GVWR minus each of the fOllowfng: UVW, fuJI fresh (potable) water weight (including the water heater), fuJi LP gas weight and SCWR. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating): means the value specified by the motor home manufacturer as the maximum allowable loaded weight of this motor home with its towed trailer or towed vehicle. Towing and braking capacities may differ. Refer to Fleetwood and chassis manufacturer's manual(s) for complete information. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating): means the maximum permissible loaded weight a specific axle is designed to carry. GTW (Gross Towed Weight): is the maximum loaded weight of a trailer or car this motor home with equipped hitch has been designated to tow. GTW cannot be increased by changing the trailer hitch. HITCH RATING: means the maximum weight capacity of the trailer hitch equipped with this vehicle. The GCWR of the motor home must never be exceeded, even if the towed trailer or towed vehicle weight is less than the hitch rating. MTW (Maximum Tongue Weight): is the maximum permissible downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the towed vehicle coupler. WARNING: The Heaviest Loaded Motor Home with All Passengers, Goods, Water, Driver and Towed Vehicle Must Not Exceed Any of the Following: 1. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). 2. The gross combination weight rating (GqWR). 3. The front/rear gross axle weight ratings (GAWR's). 4. The individual tire and wheel ratings. Fleet\vood has designed its recreational vehicles to provide a variety of uses for its customers. Each vehicle features optimal seating, sleeping, storage and fluid capacities. The user is responsible for selecting the proper combination of loads to ensure that the recreational vehicle's capacities are not exceeded. CONSULT MOTOR HOME AND CHASSIS MANUFACTURER'S OWNER/OPERATOR MANUAL(S) FOR SPECIFIC WEIGHING INSTRUCTIONS AND TOWING GUIDELINES, INCLUOING TOWED VEHICLE AUXILIARY BRAKE REQUIREMENTS. Cargo Carrying Capacity Label PACE ARROW VisioN ON ThE ROAd Refer to your local telephone directory to find a public weigh station. The following procedures will help you determine whether your loaded motor home (complete with cargo, fluids, passengers, and driver) is within GAWR, GVWR, and GCWR limits. When you anive at a weigh station, the attendant will guide you through the correct positioning of the motor home on the scales. 1. Center the front wheels on the scale platform and take a reading. This is the front Gross Axle Weight (Reading 1). 2. Center the entire motor home (all axles) on the scale and take a reading. This is the Gross Vehicle Weight (Reading 2). ) PACE ARROlV VisiON How TO WEIGH YOUR LOADED MOTOR HOME WITHOUT A TRAILER OR OTHER TOWED LOAD 3. Center the rear axle (or both rear axles if your motor home is equipped with tag axles) on the platform and take a reading. This reading is the rear Gross Axle Weight (Reading 3). Compare the readings taken on the scales to the weight ratings on the Federal Certification tag and Cargo Carrying Capacity label. Fill in the chart to aid in comparing weights. If any readings are higher than the rating, you will have to adjust or remove the load. MOTOR HOME READINGS (from labels) SCALE READINGS MOTOR HOME Reading 2 Front GAWR FRONT AXLE Reading 1 Rear GAWR REAR AXLE(S) Reading 3 Hitch Rating TOWED VEHICLE Reading 4 GVWR GCWR COMBINED VEHICLES Add 2 and 4 PACE AI/ROW VisiON 1. Center the front wheels on the scale platform and take a reading. This is the front Gross Axle Weight (Reading 1). How TO WEIGH YOUR LOADED MOTOR HOME WITH A TRAILER OR OTHER TOWED LOAD 2. Center the entire motor home so that only the motor home is being weighed. Leave the towed load hitched to the motor home, but resting off of the scale. This is the Gross Vehicle Weight (Reading 2). PACE ARROlV VisiON 3. Center the towed load on the scale and take a reading. This is the Towed Vehicle Weight (Reading 4). 4. Subtract Reading 1 from Reading 2. This is the rear Gross Axle Weight (Reading 3). Compare the readings taken on the scales to the weight ratings on the Federal Certification tag and Cargo Carrying Capacity label. Fill in the chart to aid in comparing weights. If any readings are higher than the rating, you will have to adjust or remove the load. If you exceed the specified weight ratings, you will: » Cause unsafe braking. » Cause unstable driving and handling characteristics. » Cause tW11lage to the motor home, drive train, » Reduce YOllr warranty protection. 01' chassis. Since you may load your motor home differently for different trips, loading and weight patterns will change. Periodically reweigh your motor home and log the weights in this chapter. Refer to your log as you prepare to load for future trips. PACE ARROlV VisiON » Do not load heavy items » Make a loading diagram of your properly loaded motor home, and then weigh the properly loaded motor home. The loading diagram, your loading log and the loaded motor home weight will help you locate where specific items are stored, and will help speed the loading process. 011 the bumpers. » Secure alld brace items so they won't move during travel. Generally, load heavier items lowel: » Fresh water and waste water weigh over eight pOllnds per gallon. Cany only as much water as needed for travel lise or to balance the load, and whenever practical, empty the holding tanks before traveling. » Store emergency items in a readily accessible location. As a minimum include a fire extingllishel; tools, first aid kit, rain gear, flashlight, highway wa1'1ling devices, an electric cord with light, and sturdy gloves. Your motor home is equipped with wheels and tires selected to match the capacity specifications of the chassis as designed by the chassis manufacturer. Under normal circumstances and with proper tire and chassis maintenance, you should receive thousands of miles of trouble-free service. Some motor homes accumulate relatively few miles and therefore the tire age from the date of manufacture, not mileage, may become the main tire life determining factor. Motor home tires normally have a life of 5-7 years, depending on mileage. However, Fleetwood recommends periodic tire inspection by a reputable tire dealer regardless of tread depth. PACE ARROIV VisiON LOADING TIps WARNING Modification of your vehicle by addition of racks not originally equipped by the manufacturer to carry additional equipment, vehicles or cargo will reduce your warranty coverage and may cause personal injury or property damage. WARNING Do not store or carry LP gas containers, gasoline, or other flammable liquids inside your motor home. TIRES .1'1 NOTE When parking your motor home for an extended time, in storage or camping, you can extend tire life by parking each tire on a piece of plywood approximately 12 inches square. For safety and maximum tire life, vehicle speeds must be proper, proper inflation pressure must be maintained, and tread depth and wear must be monitored. Properly inflated and maintained tires also contribute to overall motor home stability and safety. Refer to the tire section in your Chassis Operafor's/Owner's Guide/Manual or any tire manufacturer's information that may be provided in your Owners'Information Package for information on maintenance and tire care. If no information is provided please contact your local tire manufacturer's location for advice. The maximum cold inflation pressures are stated on the tire sidewall. The recommended maximum tire inflation pressure for this coach is shown on the Federal Certification Tag located on the sidewall near the driver's seat. To maximize tire performance, consult with the tire manufacturer's guidelines or Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual for recommended tire inflation pressure. The maximum inflation pressures are stated on the Federal Certification Tag located on the sidewall near the driver's seat. To maximize tire performance, consult with the tire manufacturer's guidelines or Chassis Operafor's/Owner's Guide/Manual for recommended tire inflation pressure. "I NOTE The tire pressures on your motor home were adjusted for the weight of the motor home at the time it was built. These pressures may be lower than the pressures required for the weight of a loaded motor home. Check and adjust the tire pressures on your motor home before your first trip using the information provided in the Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide/Manual. NOTE Check the wheel lug nut tightness periodically. They could work loose during driving. Check the Chassis Operator's/Owner's Guide! Manual for correct lug nut torque and torquing procedure. TIRE INFLATION WARNING For safety and maximum tire life, check and adjust tire pressure (including the spare, if equipped) at the beginning of each trip and daily during the trip. Pay special attention to inside rear duals. Always check pressure when tires are cold, and do not bleed air out of warm tires. Follow the tire pressure instructions in the Chassis Opera tor's/Owner's Guide/Manual or the tire manufacturer's tire pressure chart "I NOTE "I NOTE Fleetwood recommends using a high quality tire pressure gauge for accurate, repeatable pressure readings. The motor home operator must match the tire pressure to the current weight applied to the tire. For sustained highway speeds, especially at higher temperatures, you should increase tire pressure per tire manufacturer's recommendations. PACE ARROlV VisiON Replacement tires mnst be the same size, type and tread depth per axle, and have at least the same weight carrying capacity as the original equipment. Tires supplied by various manufacturers of the same size and rating may not have the same weight carrying capacity and maximum cold inflation pressures. Consult your tire dealer. The original equipment wheels and tires supplied on your motor home have weight carrying capacities to support Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) as stated on the Federal Certification Tag located on the sidewall near the driver's seat. In case of sudden tire failure: NOTE The motor home will tend to "pull" toward the side with the flat tire. » Apply the accelerator to maintain directional stability, thell gradually release the acceleratOl: » Use moderate brake pedal pressure. Do not pump the brake. The vehicle is equipped with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) which will help control braking. » Firmly hold the steering wheel while avoiding abrupt steering illputs alld move slowly to a safe place. » » » » » Park 011 a firm level slllface. » Tul'll off the ignition. Set the parking brake. Tul'll on the hazard flasher system. Ensure yoltr passengers are safely located and children monitored. Get professionall'oadside assistance. PACE ARROlV VisiON TIRE REPLACEMENT IF You GET A FLAT TIRE Even with good tire maintenance and normal driving, you may experience a flat tire. Summon professional help through your auto club, travel service, or a local truck service facility. Your motor home is not equipped with a jack or other lifting device. Do not attempt to lift the motor home with a jack. Consult the Chassis Operator's!Owller's Guide! Mallual for additional information on tire inflation and proper torque. CHANGING A FLAT TIRE WARNING WARNING Wheels and tires equipped with your motor home are extremely heavy and may weigh 100 pounds or more. Do not attempt to remove the spare tire (if equipped) unless you are capable of handling the weight. To avoid personal injury and/or property damage if a blowout or other tire damage occurs, obtain expert tire service help. Do not attempt to change the tire yourself. Seat belts help to restrain you and your passengers in case of a collision. In most states, the law requires their use. SEATS AND SEAT BELTS Seat belts provide the best restraint when: » » » » » the seat back is upright the occupallt is sitting upright (not slouching) the lap belt is snug alld low on the hips the shoulder belt is snug against the chest the knees are straight forward For your safety, your vehicle has combination lap and shoulder belts for the driver and front seat passenger and lap belts without retractors in all other designated seating positions. WARNING Make sure that you and your passengers, including pregnant women, wear safety belts. Be sure that lap belts fit snugly and as low as possible around the hips. If safety belts are not used properly, the risk of you or your passengers being injured in a collision greatly increases. Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips to reduce the risk of serious injury to the abdomen or neck that could be caused by sliding under the safety belts in a collision. PACE ARROlV VisiON Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision. Children should always ride with the seatback in the fully upright position. When the seatback is not fully upright, there is a greater risk that the child will slide under the safety belt and be seriously injured in a collision. Never use a single belt for more than one person or across more than one seating position. This greatly increases the risk that one or both of the people will be injured in a collision. Each designated seating position in your vehicle has a specific seat belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. While your vehicle is in motion, the combination lap and shoulder belt adjusts to your movement. However, if you brake hard, corner hard or if your vehicle receives an impact, the lap and shoulder belt locks and prevents you from moving. To fasten the belt, pull the lap/shoulder belt from the extractor so that the shoulder portion of the belt crosses your shoulder and chest. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear a snap and feel it latch. To tighten the lap portion of the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt until it fits you snugly. The belt should rest as low on your hips as possible. A longer lap and shoulder belt assembly is available and is a direct replacement for the driver and front passenger positions. The longer lap and shoulder belt is made and tested to the same standards as the original belt. This belt assembly can be purchased and installed at any authorized Fleetwood motor home dealer. PACE ARROW VisiON WARNING Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. Never swing it around the neck over the inside shoulder. Failure to follow these pre· cautions could increase the risk and/or severity of injury in an accident. COMBINATION lAP AND SHOULDER BELTS Check your safety belt system periodically to make sure that it works properly and isn't damaged. If the webbing shows any wear, nicks or cuts, have it examined by a qualified technician to determine if replacement is necessary. Always have your safety belt system checked after a collision. In most states, you are required by law to use safety restraints for children. If small children (less than four years old, and under 40 pounds) ride in your vehicle, you must put them in safety seats that are made specially for children. Safety belts alone do not provide maximum protection for these children. Check your local and state laws for specific requirements. Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather, and could burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them. SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN WARNING Never leave a child unattended in your vehicle. Always remove the key from the ignition and take it with you. Children who are too large for child safety seats should always wear safety belts. If the shoulder belt cannot be properly positioned so that it does not cross or rest in front of the child's face or neck, move the child to one of the seats with a lap belt only and use the lap belt. Lap belts and the lap portion of lap and shoulder belts should always be worn snugly and below the hips, touching the child's thighs. Children should use forward or rearward facing seat positions, not seated facing sideways. SAFETY BELTS FOR CHILDREN WARNING If safety belts are not properly worn and adjusted as described, the risk of serious injury to the child in a collision will be much greater PACE ARROW VisiON ON ThE ROAd Children should always ride with the seatback in the fully upright position. When the seatback is not fully upright, there is a greater risk that the child will slide under the safety belt and be seriously injured in a collision. Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the child. Seat backs should be upright for use with child safety seats. AI WARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions that come with the safety seat that you put in your vehicle. Make sure that the shoulder belt (if provided at the seating position where the safety seat is being used) does not cross or rest in front of the child's face or neck. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden stop or collision. Driving your motor home will be different from driving your family car or truck. Your motor home is large and heavy. You may have to adjust or learn new driving techniques to safely operate your motor home. Downhill driving puts extra strain on many drivetrain components of your motor home. The brakes are easily overloaded and overheated when used for downhill slowing. Brake fade will occur if the brakes overheat. When driving down long grades, shift the transmission to a lower gear at the top of the grade. Rule of thumb: Use the same lowest gear going down as it took to go lip the hill. Crest the hill in the lower gear. Monitor your speed. PACE ARROlV VisiON WARNING When using any infant or child restraint system, it is important that you follow the instructions and warnings pro· vided by the manufacturer concerning its installation and use. Failure to follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions could increase the risk or severity of an injury in the event of a collision or sudden stop. DRIVING A.ND VEHICLE CONTROL To use the engine as a braking force, select the next lower gear. Engine braking provides good speed control for going down grades. When the motor home is heavily loaded, or the grade is steep, preselection of a lower gear prior to the grade may be desirable. USING THE ENGINE TO SLOW THE MOTOR HOME Gear preselection means the selection of a lower gear to match the driving conditions you encounter or expect to encounter. Preselection will give you better control on slick or icy roads and on downgrades. Downshifting to lower gears increases engine braking. The selection of a lower gear often prevents cycling between a gear and the next higher gear on a series of short up-and-down hills. Be cautious when maneuvering to allow for the length and width of the vehicle. Always allow room to corner and to change lanes. Your vehicle's side view minors and rear view camera monitor (if equipped) will help you keep aware of your vehicle's position and the position of other vehicles andlor obstructions near your motor home. You must monitor them constantly while you are driving. Become familiar with the operation of the side mirrors and learn to use them to view objects and the road beside and behind the motor home. The rear view mirrors are controlled from a panel located on the driver's left side instrument paneL To adjust the mirrors, select either LEFT or RIGHT mirror and press the appropriate arrow. Activate the mirror heaters (if equipped) by pressing the HEATER position. Remember that your motor home is heavier than a car, making it less maneuverable and harder to stop. Also, because of its greater side surface area, it is more easily affected by cross winds. Allow extra distances for passing and stopping. MANEUVERING IN TRAFFIC .II NOTE Although your motor home is equipped with power steering, the front wheels may be difficult to turn when at a dead stop. When maneuvering in some close situations, give yourself some room to move either forward or backward. The vehicle has to be in motion for the front wheels to be turned with ease. PACE ARROW VisioN Driving on winding or mountain roads is not difficult if done with reasonable care. Observe proper vehicle speeds when ascending or descending hills and always operate in the proper transmission range. Downshift on hills to avoid overheating or undue engine loads. Downshift when descending grades. Engine compression and friction will help control vehicle speed, and relieve some of the strain on the brakes. Shift the transmission to a lower gear before starting down the grade. Mountain driving or desert temperatures can put extreme demands on drive train components. Under extreme heat conditions you may need to turn off the vehicle air conditioner to improve engine and transmission cooling. Be aware of the extra height of your motor home. Check for low hanging tree branches or other obstructions whenever you drive or park. Avoid low overhangs when pulling in for service. Always check overhead clearances of overpasses and bridges. This may be particularly important if you drive with the overhead vents open 01' if the motor home is equipped with a roof ail' conditiOilel; roof rack, CB 01' TV/radio/satellite antenna. Before leaving on a trip, check your route. Some tunnels prohibit motor homes with LP gas systems. When parking parallel to a curb, be sure to allow for poles or obstructions as the front and rear portions of the motor home swing wider than an automobile. When parking on an incline, turu the front wheels into the curb in the direction of the roll to aid the parking brake. When parking, always shift the transmission to P and set the parking brake. PACE ARROlV VisiON If you can't avoid operating, parking or idling your vehicle off-road: » Be aware that combustible materials could catch fire from the vehicle's hot exhaust system, » Avoid driving your vehicle through or over combustible materials such as leaves, grass, vegetation 01' stubble high enough to tOllch, catch 01' collect 011 its hot exhallst system. » Parking 01' idling should be done ollly in an area where there are no combustible materials under the vehicle. If your motor home is equipped with rear view video monitor, the camera is located at the top rear of the motor home. The rear view picture is displayed on a screen in the driver's compartment. The monitor screen may be overlaid with a distance scale reference which gives approximate distance of objects to the rear of the motor home. WARNING Do not park or idle the motor home over combustible materials such as tall grass or dried leaves. Combustible materials may catch fire from the hot exhaust gases, soot or sparks that could escape through corrosion holes or cracks. This is particularly important if the exhaust system has not been properly maintained. REAR VIEW VIDEO MONITOR (IF EQUIPPED) The rear view video monitor works in two modes: Mode 1 - Standby (Indicator will be lit to green) 1. Turn on the ignition switch. 2. Shift the transmission to [RJeverse. 3. Monitor on. Mode 2 - On (Indicator will be lit to amber) 1. Turn on the ignition switch. 2. Monitor on. Using the rear view video monitor will take practice. Always allow more space for maneuvering until you are comfortable with the system. Check the side-mounted mirrors often while driving and especially during lane changes and when backing up. CAUTION The rear view video monitor system provides a general view of the road and objects to the rear of the motor home. Your perception of this view and the relationships of objects to the motor home and each other will be different from that seen in a rear view mirror. Light conditions and the adjustment of the screen controls will also affect your perception. Always use the side-mounted rear view mirrors with the video monitor system. PACE ARROlV VisiON ON ThE ROAd The camera lens is exposed to road dirt and will get dirty. When necessary, clean the camera lens and monitor screen with a quality glass cleaner and nonabrasive cloth or towel. Certain chassis and underbody components of your motor home have been coated with an undercoating material. This material is intended to assist in protecting these components from corrosion or other effects of weather and road conditions. Please be aware that certain areas of the motor home do not have undercoating applied, in keeping with good engineering practice, and to meet the requirements of chassis manufacturers. See the Chassis Operafor's/Owner's Guide/Manual in the Owner's Information Package for chassis engine fuel recommendations. The standard generator is designed to lun on the same fuel as the chassis engine, or on LP gas. Consult the generator operating instructions for special cautions about maintenance with different types of fuels. Modern fuel systems may build up vapor pressure within the tank as the fuel warms during use or hot weather. Under certain conditions, sudden release of this pressure when removing the fuel cap can cause fuel to spray from the fill opening, creating a fire hazard. To protect the fuel system from excessive pressure or vacuum, or from sudden release of pressure, replace lost or damaged fuel fill caps with caps of the same design which are available from your Fleetwood motor home dealer. Clean up fuel spills immediately. Fuel spilled on the motor home could damage the exterior finish, and is a serious fire hazard. PACE AnnOlv VisiON BODY UNDERCOATINC FUEl AND FUEl SYSTEMS WARNING When removing the fuel fill cap, rotate it slowly only far enough to allow the pressure to release. After any "hissing" sound stops, remove the cap completely. .II NOTE Fuel for the generator is taken from the main fuel tank through a special feeder tube which is higher in the tank than the feeder tube to the motor home engine. This arrangement prevents the generator from running the motor home fuel tank dry. O},21 Your motor home's automotive fuel and emissions systems are sophisticated and engineered to meet Federal and State emissions standards. They are sometimes sensitive to fuel types and blends, particularly fuels blended for certain altitudes and climates. Fuel suppliers provide customers with the correct fuel for their location and seasonal conditions. Sometimes, though, fuel blended for winter is supplied during summer months. FUEL TYPES/ VAPOR LOCI< AND DRlVEABILlTY ISSUES "Vapor lock" occurs when gasoline vaporizes, and vapor pockets block the flow of liquid fuel to the engine. If you experience engine stall or stutter, you may be experiencing vapor lock. If your engine and fuel system are properly tuned and maintained, you should not experience this problem. If vapor lock occurs, the fuel itself could be the cause. If you store your motor home during the winter months, be aware that when you take the vehicle out of storage in the spring or summer, winter blend fuel may cause vapor lock or engine performance problems until it is consumed. When the engine is under load or requires maximum cooling, the engine fan turns faster. The fan may become noisy at high speed and when maximum cooling is required. High speed fan noise can sometimes be misinterpreted as transmission slippage. This is not the case. This fan noise indicates that the fan is doing what it is supposed to do. This noise is not a defect in the fan or the transmission. Your motor home engine has been designed to conform to Federal and State emission requirements. To meet these requirements, engine operating temperatures are high. As a result, the engine and exhaust systems radiate a great deal of heat. ENGINE FAN EXHAUST SYSTEM HEAT PACE ARROW VisioN Special heat shields are built into your motor home to protect wiring and other components from possible heat damage caused by the exhaust system. Do not remove these shields, modify the exhaust system, or add additional equipment, such as wiring, plumbing, or other components, which will be effected by exhaust system heat. Engine temperature gauges typically have been calibrated to indicate a midrange reading as the "normal" operating temperature. The reason for this is that many owners perceive 212°P as the boiling point. However, this is not the case in an engine with a pressurized cooling system and a coolant mixture of glycol and water. As a motor home owner, be aware that the gauge is intended to provide a warning of any rapid change in engine coolant temperature from the "notmal" reading of the gauge rather than an absolute temperature reading. PACE ARROW VisiON ENGINE TEMPERATURE GAUGES Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas. It is a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels (gasoline, LP gas, diesel fuel, etc.). The chassis and generator engines, furnaces, water heater, LP gas refrigerator and range in your motor home produce it constantly while they are operating. CARBON MONOXIDE IS DEADLY. Please read and understand the following precautions to protect yourself and others from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Beware of the symptoms of exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) poisoning: Dizzilless Vomitillg Nausea Muscular twitchillg Intense headache Throbbillg ill temples Weaklless and sleepiness Illability to think clearly WARNING Do not under any circumstances operate any engine while sleeping. You would not be able to monitor outsider conditions to assure that engine exhaust does not enter the interior, and you would not be alert to exhaust odors or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or others experience any of these symptoms, get out into fresh air immediately. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Shut down the unit and do not operate it until it has been inspected and repaired. Your motor home is equipped with a carbon monoxide (CO) detector/alarm. CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING Exhaust gases are deadly. Do not block the tailpipes, or exhaust ports, or situate the vehicle in a place where the exhaust gases have any possibility of accumulating either outside, underneath, or inside your vehicle or any nearby vehicles. Outside air movements can carry exhaust gases inside the vehicle through windows or other openings remote from the exhaust outlet. Operate the engine(s), carbon monoxide·producing systems or components only when safe dispersion of exhaust gases can be assured. Monitor outside conditions to be sure that exhaust continues to be dispersed safely. CARBON MONOXIDE If the detector/alarm sounds, it is an indication that unacceptable levels of carbon monoxide gas are present. This may occur in traffic concentrations or in campgrounds where other vehicles as well as your motor home are contributing to the carbon monoxide level in the surrounding air. Sounding of the detector/alarm does not indicate a fanlty detector/alarm. The detector/alarm is doing its job of warning you of potentially high concentrations of carbon monoxide. DETECTOR/ ALARM PACE Annolv VisiON Test the CO detector/alarm after the motor home has been in storage, before each trip, and at least once a week during use. Please refer to the materials included in your Owner's Information Package. The safest towing methods are either an under reach wheel lift device or a flat bed trailer. Most tow truck operators willing and able to tow motor homes will be familiar with these devices. Be prepared to give the tow truck company at least the following information when you call: Length alld height of 11I0tor home Chassis manufacturer Gross vehicle weight rating The vehicle must be towed from the front, either on the rear wheels (if operational) or on a heavy duty dolly. Consult your Chassis Operator's/Owller's Guide/Manual. Contact the chassis assistance center prior to calling a tow company to receive tow instructions and possible assistance with coordinating the tow. To prepare your motor home for towing: 1. Secure any loose or protruding parts of the disabled vehicle. 2. Secure any heavy, loose items in the interior. 3. Turn off LP gas appliances and the LP gas tank valve. EMERGENCY TOWING CAUTION Do not tow the motor home from the rear. Towing from the rear will cause serious overload· ing of the front tires and suspension, possibly resulting in tire or front suspension failure. The rear frame extensions are not designed to withstand the load imposed by lifting from the rear. Ford chassis assistance: 1-800-444-3311 Workhorse chassis assistance: 1-877-294-6773 4. Do not allow any person to ride in the towed vehicle. Structural members are located specifically to mount and attach factory-installed components and accessories, and may not be located to support after-market accessories not specifically designed for use on or in your motor home. Please consult with your dealer before attempting to install or mount accessories on the sidewalls of your motor home. Holes drilled in the sidewall may cause damage, and may affect portions of your WatTanty coverage. PACE AllflOW VisiON ATTACHING ACCESSORIES TO YOUR MOTOR HOME This page intentionally blank. L,Y,NG WITH YOUR MOTOR HOME Controls for the optional leveling system are located on the driver's control panel. A detailed operating and maintenance guide is included in your Owner's Information Package. Read all instructions for this system carefully before operating the system. HYDRAULIC LEVELING SYSTEM WARNING The leveling system is designed as a leveling system only. Do not use the system as a jack or with a jack. The spring operation of the levelers could cause the motor home to fall off the jack. The power entry step is controlled by the ignition switch and by a switch near the entry door. Power for the entry step is supplied by the chassis battery. The battery must be connected for the step to operate as described below. The step has a "last out" feature. With the door closed, the step power switch OFF, turn the ignition switch ON. The step will retract. Turn OFF the ignition, open the door and the step will extend and lock in the OUT position. The step also has an ignition override feature. If the door is closed (as though ready to depart) with the step extended, the step will automatically retract when the engine ignition is switched ON. This prevents driving with the step extended. The switches operate the step according to the following table. Refer to the power step Owner's Manual in your Owner's Information Package for details on maintenance and lubrication. PACE ARROW VisioN POWER ENTRY STEP WARNING Under certain conditions, the step may not extend using the last-out feature. Always look and be sure the step is extended before exiting the motor home. WARNING If door is opened and closed without allowing the step to fully extend and lock in the out position, the step will retract and lock in the up position. LittiNCj WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME Ignition Switch Position Step Switch Position Step Positionl Action OFF ON Step extends and retracts with the opening and closing of the door. OFF OFF Step is inactive. Will not move regardless of door movement. ON ON Step extends and retracts with opening and closing of door. ON OFF Step extends and retracts with opening and closing of door. If step is extended when ignition is turned ON, step will retract. The main entry door uses a latching system similar to that used in automobiles. It has a secondary latch as well as a primary latch. When closing the door, be sure to close it firmly to engage the primary latch. This will ensure that the door is fully closed. When traveling, always lock the deadbolt. ENTRY DOORS AND SCREENS The screen door may be separated from the main entry door by depressing the catch or releasing the magnet. A holdback mechanism can be used to secure the main door against the side of the motor home. Windows in your motor home are either slider or torque pane type. Open slider windows by turning the locking lever and sliding the window. Open and adjust torque windows by turning the knob or crank located at the bottom of the window frame. WINDOWS Any ventilating window may permit water inside. This water must be controlled and drained to the outside. PACE ARROW VisiON LiviNq WiTlt YOUR MOTOR HOME On your ventilating windows, water is trapped by the frame. During a heavy downpour, water may be seen in the lower portion of the frame. The sloping sill and weep slots allow the water to drain to the outside. These weep slots must be kept open. If water collects in the bottom channel and ove/flows, check the weep slots for debris and obstructions and clean as necessary. Read and understand these instructions before you need to use them. The emergency exit window provides an escape route in case the motor home must be evacuated under emergency conditions. To operate the emergency exit window, either: » » » .II NOTE Screens are not removable for cleaning. They may be pushed out of their frames if the window must be used for emergency exit. In this case, the screens will be destroyed and will probably have to be replaced. EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW(S) Pull the red handle and remove the screen, or; Lift the red latch to release the window. Slide it completely through the slot so the window swings free. Exit the motor home through the window. When parked at a campsite, be sure the exit window is not blocked by trees or other obstacles. Storm windows should never be installed over emergency exit windows. Emergency exit windows can be identified by the red handles and EXIT tag. The driver's control panel also contains controls for the exterior rear view mirror adjustment and heater, if equipped. REMOTE MIRROR CONTROL To adjust the mirrors, select either LEFT or RIGHT mirror and press the appropriate anow. Activate the mirror heaters by pressing the HEATER position. PACE ARROW VisiON livilVCj WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME Sun visors at the driver and passenger positions swing down and are adjustable to provide relief from glare and bright sun. Your motor home may also be equipped with side shades mounted on the side windows that can be adjusted to suit driving conditions. Swivel tension may be adjusted with a screwdriver at the tension adjusting screw. To raise blinds or shades: Release bottom of blind from retainer. Pull straight down on cord and release at desired height. SUN VISORS WINDOW SHADES (IF EOUIPPED) It is not necessary to pull the cord to one side or the other to secure blind. 1----:::::::::--------1 To lowel': Pull straight down on the cord slightly, and move it about 45 degrees to either the left or right and lower the blind. Stop the blind in mid,travel by moving it back to the straight down position. Reattach the retainers when traveling. To adjust the angle, turn the adjusting rod either direction. The day/night shades are dual-purpose window covering that provide privacy at night and light control during the day. DA y/NIGHT SHADES (IF EOUIPPED) To operate them, pull down on the lower bar to expose the sheer fabric for daytime light control. For use at night, pull on the upper bar to unfold the privacy curtain. PACE Annow VisiON LiviJvc; WiTh To raise mini-blinds: YOUR MOTOR HOME MINI .. BuNDS Release bottom of blind from retainer. Pull straight down on cord and release at desired height. It is not necessary to pull the cord to one side or the other to secure blind. To lower mini-blinds: Pull straight down on the cord slightly, and move it about 45 degrees to either the left or right and lower the blind. Stop the blind in mid-travel by moving it back to the straight down position. Re-attach the retainers when traveling. To adjust the angle: Turn the adjusting rod either direction. Exterior storage compartments maximize available space and should accommodate most of your storage needs. All of the storage compartments, except the LP gas and generator compartments, can be locked. Fire prevention regulations require that the LP gas and generator compartments be unlocked at all times. Please note: Your motor home could be overloaded or out of balance if not properly loaded. Refer to the Motor Home Loading section of the 011 The Road chapter of this manual, and follow the loading and weighing instructions in that section. When storing equipment and supplies: » » Always keep tools and equipment stored in areas where they will not shift while traveling. Whenever possible, place heavy articles in storage compartments which are low and in the best location for better weight distribution. Pack articles carefully in the storage compartments to minimize shifting. If necessary, use straps to prevent movement. » Be sure liquid containers are capped and cannot tip or spill. Secure all glass containers and dishes before traveling. » Exterior storage compartments may not be watertight in all conditions. Carry any articles which could be damaged by water inside the motor home. PACE AI/I/ow VisiON STORAGE EXTERIOR COMPARTMENTS WARNING Do not store flammable, volatile liquids or hazardous chemicals inside the motor home or in outside storage compartments. Toxic fumes from these liquids or chemicals may enter the interior of the motor home. til/iNC; WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME The closets and cabinets have catches along one edge of the door. Pull on the cabinet door handle to open. Overhead doors have supports to hold them open. Drawers rest in notches when they are closed. To open drawers, lift up slightly, then pull open. INTERIOR STORACE Closets may be equipped with 12-volt lights that turn ON when the closet door is opened. Be sure the light goes OFF when the closet door is closed-your battery will be discharged if it stays ON. If the light stays on when the door is closed, the door switch requires adjustment. The same loading considerations apply to interior storage areas as to exterior. Consult the Motor Home Loading section in the On The Road chapter. The slide-out room(s) are designed to provide additional living space for site set-up. A detailed operating and maintenance guide is incl uded in your Owner's Information Package. Read all instructions for these systems carefully before operating the slide-outs. Slide-out rooms are equipped with warning alarms that sound when the room is extended or retracted. CAUTION Never attempt to move your motor home with the slide-out room(s) extended. Damage can occur to the slide-out or motor home. SUDE ... OUT ROOMS (IF EQUIPPED) CAUTION In case of a power failure, the slide-out room can be retracted manually. Be sure to understand the operation of the "motor brake lever" as explained in the slideout systems Operations Manual in the Owner's Information Package. PACE Annow VisiON lilliNq WiTh The materials used inside your motor home have been selected for durability and comfort. With reasonable care, these materials will stand up under years of recreational living. The Maintenance chapter in this manual outlines care requirements for the various upholstery fabrics, floor, cabinet, and wall finishes. YOUR MOTOR HOME INTERIOR AND FURNISHINGS To convert the dinette into a bed: DINETTE 1. Unfasten and remove cushions. CONVERSION 2. Remove front dinette seat rail. 3. Reach under the table. Either remove leg or fold it up under the table top. 4. Raise the front portion of table several inches to disengage inserts from the wall supports. 5. Lower table top to the dinette frame to complete bed base. 6. Slide seat and back cushion into place over bed base. To convert a sofallounge into a bed: 1. Lift front of sofa frame up and out. 2. Push the back of the sofa back and down. 3. Push the seat belts through the space between the sofa back and seat. 4. Remove removable armrests. (Some sofas have removable arm rests). To restore the sofallounge: 1. Pull the seat belts back up through the space between the sofa back and seat. 2. Lift the front edge of the sofa frame up, and push it back. 3. The sofa back will come up. 4. Push the sofa into position. 5. Replace removable armrests. PACE ARROlV VisiON liliiNG WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME The dividers allow you to separate areas in the motor home. They glide on nylon rollers and do not require lubrication. They are held closed by a catch. When the dividers are open for traveling, be sure to attach the hold back latch to keep them from sliding back and forth. Both decorative and 'utility' style 12-volt lighting fixtures may be used in your motor home. Utility style fixtures may be either single or dual. A slide switch selects either single or dual brightness. For your convenience, some lights are operated from wall switches. Clean the lenses with soapy water. Overhead vents may be located in the galley and bathroom areas for fresh air circulation and exhausting heat, odors and water vapor. FOLDING DOORS/ PRIVACY CURTAIN DIVIDERS INTERIOR LIGHTING CAUTION Some of the lighting fixtures may be equipped with halogen bulbs. The bulbs and fixtures may get very hot when they are on. Do not touch these lighting fixtures when they are on. Allow them to cool before attempting to replace a bulb or to clean. OVERHEAD VENTS Turn the crank in the center of the vent to open and adjust. Some vents may also be equipped with a 12-volt fan. A switch controls fan operation. Be sure to turn the fan OFF before closing the vent. Close the vents or lower them before traveling to avoid damage from wind and low overhead clearances. 04,8 PACE ARROLV VisiON Livilvq WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME The vent may be cleaned from the top of the motor home. Use soapy water on the vent cover. The screens may be vacuumed or lightly brushed to remove accumulation of leaves or other debris. Lubricate the gears and mechanism yearly with a light, water resistant grease. In some models, loose folding chairs are provided for your convenience. Store loose chairs in an appropriate compartment when traveling to avoid personal injury or damage. FOLDING CHAIRS (IF EOUIPPED) WARNING Do not sit on loose folding chairs while the vehicle is in motion. Personal injury may result. The monitor panel allows you to conveniently check the approximate levels in the holding tanks and to check battelY condition(s). Electrical probes installed in the tanks measure the levels at various points in the tanks. To check tank levels: Press LP GAS, FRESH WATER, GRAY or BLACK TANK switches. The E or empty indicator light will always be lit when the rocker or touch switches are depressed. II the tank is lull, all lights will be on. Lights are sequential, and indicate level in approximately 1/3 or 114-tank increments depending on monitor or panel design. It the tank selected is approximately 1/2-lull, lor example, lights E, 1/4 and 1/2 will be on. PACE ARROW VisiON MONITOR PANEL ifl NOTE If the sensor probes mounted in the tanks get coated with grease, the monitor panel may indicate falsely or not at all. Avoid pouring grease, oils or similar substances down drains or the toilet. If this is unavoidable, the holding tank(s) should be washed out with a soapy water solution. See your dealer for additional information. LiviNq WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME Erroneous tank level indications can be caused by: a. Water with low mineral content. The level is measured by a very low level electrical signal traveling through the liquid. Some water may not conduct the signal properly. This condition may be infrequent, but can exist. Check the panel reading when the fresh water tank is filled. b. Material trapped on the sides of the holding tanks may give a full reading when the tank is actually empty. To check the battery charge: 1. Unplug the 120-volt AC power cord to turn the power converter off. 2. Press BATTERY rocker switch on the panel. 3. Turn on a light or any 12-volt appliance. The battery must be checked with a load. 4. Read battery condition on the meter. Red is low, yellow is fair and green is good. Your RV was designed primarily for recreational use and short term occupancy. If you plan to stay in it for longer than a couple of days, you need to understand how to properly manage and control the humid conditions and condensation that you may experience. Modern RV s are much smaller than a house, and are tightly built. This means that the interior air will become saturated with moisture more quickly than in a typical house. The routine activities of a few people can put a lot of water into the air. In cold weather, this moisture may become visible as condensation. EFFECTS OF PERMANENT OCCUPANCY CONDENSATION AND How TO CONTROL IT Condensation happens naturally. Just as moisture collects on the outside of a glass of cold water during humid weather, moisture can condense on the inside surfaces of your RV during cold weather when the humidity of the interior air is high. PACE ARROlV VisiON liviNq WiTh YOUR MOTOR Water vapor will condense on the inside of the windows and walls. In really cold weather, frost or ice may appear. It lIlay also condense out of sight within the walls or the ceiling. If enough water collects in the wall or ceiling materials, it may cause water stains on the wall or ceiling surface. You might think that your walls or ceiling are leaking. You have a problem with condensation if you see these signs. You need to do something to reduce the moisture inside your RY. Here are some frequently asked questions about condensation and some answers that will help you understand more about your RV and how to keep it comfortable. Q. - In cold weather, my windows and walls look like they're sweating. Is that condensation? .II HOME NOTE Your RV is not designed to be used as permanent housing. Use of this product for long term or permanent occupancy may lead to premature deterioration of structure, interior finishes, fabrics, carpeting and drapes. Damage or deterioration due to long term occupancy may not be considered normal, and may under the terms of the warranty constitute misuse, abuse, orneglect, and may therefore reduce your warranty protection. A. - Yes. Your windows are a good way to know if the humidity in your RV is too high. All air contains water vapor. When air is warm it can hold much more water vapor than when it is cold. When the air cools, the water vapor "condenses" back to a liquid. Since your windows are usually cooler than the air, the water collects on the surface of the glass. Q. - Where does all the water come from? A. - Moisture in the air comes from many sources. Some of the most common are: Cooking - Meals prepared for a family of four can add up to a gallon of water per day into the air from cooking. Bathing - An average shower puts between Y4 - y, pounds of water into the air. It takes four tub baths to equal that amount. Dishwashing - Doing the dishes for a typical day's meals can add up to one pound of water to the air. Floor lIlopping - When an 8' x 10' kitchen floor is mopped and rinsed, almost 2)1, pounds of water are released in the air. PACE ARROlV VisiON 04,// tiviNC; WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME Clothes drying - After 10 pounds of clothes have been washed and spin-dried in a washer, they still contain about 10 pounds of water. If these clothes are dried inside, that water is released into the air in the RY. Gas appliances - When gas is burned, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water are given off into the air. For every 1000 cubic feet of gas burned, nearly 88 pounds of water is released into the air. Humidifiers - Humidifiers are designed to put moisture into dry air - up to two pounds per hour. So in a 24hour period, an uncontrolled humidifier can put almost 50 pounds of water into the air. House plants alld aquariums - Plants give off almost as much water as you put on them. And open aquariums permit higher rates of evaporation than closed types. People alld animals - A large source of water in the RV is the inhabitants themselves. A family of four can put up to 12 pounds of water into the air per day through breathing and perspiration. As you can see, just the normal course of living adds a great deal of water to the air. Q. - What will all this water do to my RV? A. - The least it will do is fog your windows. If it is really cold outside, frost or even clear ice could form on the inside of the glass. Excessive moisture in the air could show up as water running down or dripping off walls, ceilings or fixtures. It may look like your roof or windows are leaking. This water may stain woodwork, carpeting, ceiling panels or even furniture. PACE ARROlV VisiON liviNq WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME But the most damage is caused by water you can't even see. Water will penetrate almost any material - except glass and metals. Water vapor in the air always wants to move toward dry air. Scientists call this "vapor pressure" action. It will go through walls, floor covering, plywood, paint - just about anything. The water that gets trapped in these materials can cause warping, mildew, paint failure and rotting. The damage caused by excessive humidity can be invisible, and worse, expensive to fix. Please remember that this damage is not covered under the warranty. Q. - What can I do to reduce or eliminate condensation problems in my RV? A. - The two most important things are: Reduce moisture released into the ail' and increase ventilation To reduce moisture released inside the RV: 1. Run the vent fan when cooking and the bath vent fan (or open the bath vent) when bathing. Avoid making steam from excessive boiling or use of hot water. Remove water or snow from shoes before entering to avoid soaking the carpet. Avoid drying clothes inside (except in the dryer, if equipped). The water drying out of the clothes goes into the air. 2. If you set up your RV in a semipermanent situation, cover the ground under it with a vapor barrier material. 3. Vent appliances to the outside. Your clothes dryer should always be vented according to the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions, if required. (Some dryers are designed to be ventless and do not require a vent to the outdoors.) Check the vents periodically to be sure they are not blocked. 4. Avoid placing pans of water on the stove or in heat ducts to raise the humidity. PACE AnnOlv VisiON liviNCj WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME 5. If you operate or use vaporizing inhalers, or similar devices, always provide adequate ventilation. To increase ventilation: 1. Use the kitchen and bath exhaust fans, if equipped, when cooking or bathing. Let them lUn for a while after a bath or meal. 2. Ventilate with outside air. Partially open one or more roof vents and/or windows to provide circulation of outside air into the interior. While this ventilation will increase furnace heating load, it will greatly reduce, or eliminate, condensation. Even when it is raining or snowing, outside air will be far drier than interior air and will effectively reduce condensation. 3. Avoid taping windows or doors tightly closed. This will prevent any air movement and will make the condensation problem worse. 4. Ventilate closets and cabinets. During prolonged use in very cold weather, leave cabinet and closet doors partially open to warm and ventilate the interiors of storage compartments built against exterior walls. The air flow will warm the exterior wall surface, and reduce or eliminate condensation, and prevent possible ice formation. Avoid crowding closets or wardrobe space. Overstuffed closets restrict air flow. CAUTION Do not heat the RV interior with the range or oven. Open flames add moisture to the interior air. Do not use an air humidifier inside the RV. Water put into the air by the humidifier will increase condensation. WARNING Never use open flame gas or kerosene-burning heaters indoors. These devices release water into the air, and the exhaust gases contain poisonous substances. WARNING Do not cover emergency exit window(s). This window must be left accessible at all times for emergencyexit. 5. Stock kitchen and bath cabinets to allow free air circulation. 6. Open window coverings and windows as often as possible and convenient. 7. Install a dehumidifier appliance. During prolonged, continuous use, a dehumidifying appliance may be more comfortable and effective in removing excess moisture from the interior air. Use of a dehumidifier is not a "cure-all." Ventilation and moisture reduction are the most effective ways to eliminate excess moisture. But operation of a dehumidifier will reduce the amount of outside air needed for ventilation. Heating load on the furnace will be reduced, and the interior will be less drafty. 04,14 PACE ARROW VisiON LiviNc, Whh YOUR MOTOR HOME 8. Ventilate while driving. Positive air ventilation will help reduce the build-up of moisture while driving. The movement of the RV at highway speeds can draw air from the outside through the windows or vents. 9. Control the interior heat. If the heat is a dry heat, the humidity will tend to be lower. Here are some tips on controlling humidity with heat: • Cleanfurnace air filters regularly to keep good air circulation. • Keep registers and the furnace blower clean and unobstructed. This helps air circulation. • Do not operate a humidity device Oil yourfumace. During cold weather and even in short term occupancy, condensation frequently forms on ceiling vents and may even accumulate to the point of dripping onto the surfaces below. This is frequently misinterpreted as a "leaking" roof vent but is most often condensation drippage. Follow the preceding steps to control moisture condensation, and protect surfaces with plastic sheeting until the moisture has dissipated. PACE ARROW VisiON DRIPPING CEILING VENTS 04,15 LiviNCj WiTh YOUR MOTOR HOME The hazard and possibility of fire exists in all areas of life, and the recreational life-style is no exception. Your motor home is a complex machine made up of many materials, some of them flammable. But like most hazards, the possibility of fire can be minimized, if not totally eliminated, by recognizing the danger and practicing common sense, safety and maintenance habits. The fire extinguisher furnished with your motor home is rated for Class B (gasoline, diesel fuel, grease, flammable liquids) and Class C (electrical) fires. Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher. Know where it is located and how and when to use it. Remember that portable fire extinguishers are appliances intended for use by the occupants of a building or area that is threatened by fire. They are most valuable when used immediately on small fires. They have a limited amount of fire-extinguishing material, and therefore must be used properly so this material is not wasted. Fire extinguishers are pressurized, mechanical devices. They must be handled with care and treated with respect. They must be maintained as outlined in any maintenance instructions provided with the device so they are ready to operate properly and safely. Parts or internal chemicals may deteriorate in time and need replacement. Always follow maintenance and recharging instructions provided by the fire extinguisher manufacturer. Maintain proper charge in the fire extinguisher. 04,16 FIRE SAFETY ArWARNING Urethane foam is flammablel Do not expose urethane foams to open flames or any other direct or indirect high temperature sources of ignition such as burning operations, welding, burning cigarettes, space heaters or unprotected electric light bulbs. Once ignited, urethane foams will burn rapidly, releasing great heat and consuming oxygen very quickly. In an enclosed space the resulting deficiency of oxygen will present a danger of suffocation to the occupants. Hazardous gases released by the burning foam can be incapacitating or fatal to human beings if inhaled In sufficient quantities. PACE ARROW VisiON LiviNC, WiTh Instruct occupants on what to do in case of fire, and hold fire drills periodically. YOUR MOTOR HOME FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS If you experience a fire while traveling, maintain control of the vehicle until YOlt can safely stop. Evacuate the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible. WARNING If you experience a fire while camped, evacuate the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible. Do not store or carry LP gas containers, or other flammable liquids inside your motor home. Consider the cause and severity of the fire and risk involved before trying to put it out. If the fire is major or is fuel-fed, stand clear of the vehicle and wait for the fire department or other emergency assistance. WARNING If your motor home is damaged by fire, do not drive or live in it until you have had it thoroughly examined and repaired. PACE Annow VisiON Explosive fuel clouds may be present at fuel filling stations. Before refueling (either gasoline, diesel fuel or LPG) be sure to turn off all pilot flames and appliances in your motor home. Turning off the propane at the tank is insufficient. Pilot/ess appliances may still spark or pilot flames may not extinguish immediately. LiviNlj WiTh YOlJR MOTOR HOME A batte<,y-powered smoke detector/alarm is mounted on the ceiling in the living/cooking area of your motor home. Please read the smoke detector/alarm operating instructions for details on testing and caring for this important safety device. SMOf(E DETECTOR/ALARM Test the smoke detector/alarm after the motor home has been in storage, before each trip, and at least once a week during use. The smoke detector/alarm should never be disabled due to nuisance or false alarm from cooking smoke, a dusty furnace, etc. Ventilate your motor home with fresh air and the detector/alarm will shut off. Do lIOt discollnect the battery. Replace the battery once a year or immediately when the low battery BEEP signal sounds. If the smoke detector/alarm fails to operate with new batteries, replace it with a new unit, available through an authorized Fleetwood Service Center. PACE ARROlV VisiON PLUMBING SYSTEMS The plumbing systems in your motor home are constructed of thermoplastic materials. Holding tanks and piping components are strong. lightweight, and corrosion resistant. Fresh, potable water is available from either an external "city water" hookup or on-board storage. FRESH WATER SYSTEM The external system is pressurized by the water system at an RV park or city water supply. The connection is located in the utility compartment on the rear left side of the motor home. EXTERNAL FRESH WATER HOOKUP To connect to pressurized city water: 1. Connect one end of a potable water hose to the RV park or city water supply. This will usually be a faucet or valve similar to your garden hose valve at home. Potable water hoses are available at RV supply stores. 2. Run the city water supply for a few seconds to clear the line. Turn off the water. 3. Attach the other end of the potable water hose to city water connection located inside the motor home utility compartment. Make sure all connections are tight. CAUTION Since water pressures at campgrounds vary, we recommend you install an inline pressure regulator (if not equipped) at the water supply faucet. This will protect the motor home water system and your supply hose from excessively high water pressure. 4. Turn on the RV park/city water supply. Open all faucets inside the motor home to clear the lines. Then turn off faucets. To disconnect the city water: 1. Turn OFF the city water supply. 2. Remove the hose from the city water supply valve. 3. Drain and store the hose. External Fresh Water Connection PACE ARROlV VisiON PlUMbiNC, SYSTEMS The on-board fresh water tank can be filled in two ways: (1) city water pressure or (2) gravity. 1. City water pressure - When connected to the city water supply as described above, turn the bypass valve located in the utility compartment to "Water Tank Fill" from the "Normal" setting. This will fill the on-board fresh water tank. Make sure the external gravity fill connection is open (remove the cap) to allow air to escape from the on-board tank. When water flows out of this external fill, the on-board tank is full. After filling, turn the bypass valve to "Normal". 2. Gravity fill -The external gravity water fill is located on the exterior of the motor home. The on-board water tank can be filled here. To fill the fresh water tank, remove the cap, remove the vent plug, and fill the tank using a potable water hose. FILLING THE ON/BoARD WATER TANK CAUTION Overfilling the fresh water tank from a pressurized source will cause serious damage to the water tank or structural components. Monitor water tank filling continually. Check the monitor panel often to determine if the tank is full. If water is flowing from the top vent, your tank is full. Stop filling. Replace the vent plug and filler cap. Fresh Water Tank Fill PACE ARROlV VisiON PiUMbiNq SYSTEMS Avoid leaving the water in the tank when the motor home is not in use. Turn the water pump OFF before draining the water tank. Whenever possible, drain the fresh water tank before traveling. Water in the tank will reduce the canying capacity of the motor home. See Motor Home Loading section of the all The Road chapter. DRAINING THE FRESH WATER TANI( The main water tank "quick-drain" valve is located on the end of the water tank. ~ MAIN I'IATERTAW{ORMI VftLVE The on-board fresh water system is pressurized by a selfpriming, 12-volt DC pump. The pump operates automatically when the pump power switch is ON and a faucet is opened. When the faucets are closed, the pump shuts off. A 7-112 amp fuse at the converter panel protects the pump circuit. It can lUn dry for extended periods without damage. See Electrical Systems chapter. See illustration for pump location. Turn the pump master switch ON to pressurize the system. When a faucet is opened after the initial filling of the tank, the water may sputter for a few seconds. This is normal and is not cause for concern. The water flow will become steady when all air is bled from the water lines. PACE ARROlV VisiON WATER PUMP PiUMbiNq SYSTEMS Dirt, mineral scale, and organic matter are filtered out of the fresh water system by an in-line water filter on the inlet side of the water pump. If you suspect a clogged filter, it is easily removed and cleaned. WATER PUMP FILTER Inspect the filter after running the first full tank of water. Clean and inspect monthly thereafter. The filter is located in the utility compartment behind the service panel. 1. Loosen the clamp at the inlet end of the filter. 2. Pull the water line off the filter. 3. Unscrew the filter from the water pump. 4. Turn each end of the filter and pull apart. 5. Flush out and clean screen. 6. Reverse procedure to install. 7. Operate the water pump and check for leaks. To drain hot and cold lines: Low POINT DRAINS 1. Open hot and cold valves at the external utility compartment. 2. Open the shower handle and faucet until all water has drained from the lines. Water system problems usually fall into two categories: Inherent system problems, and problems caused by neglect. System-problems are usually the result of road vibration and campsite water pressure variations. Problems of neglect usually stem from failure to clean filters, improper winterization, and poor battery maintenance. Most water system problems can be avoided by conscientious maintenance. TROUBLESHOOTING THE FRESH WATER SYSTEM PACE ARROW VisiON P[uMbiNCj SYSTEMS Vibration, flexing and twisting while traveling can work pipe fittings loose. Check all plumbing for leaks at least once a year. If the water pump runs when a faucet is not open, suspect a leak. Be sure the tank drain valves are tightly closed. Leaks occur most often around threaded fittings. If necessary, tighten or clean and tighten the fittings. Do not overtighten fittings. Connections at galley and lavy fixtures should not be tightened with a wrench. They will normally seal with hand-tightening. If a leak persists at one of the fittings, disconnect it completely and check for mineral deposits or other foreign matter at the seating surfaces. Clean the surfaces thoroughly and reinstall the fitting. LEAKS Connections at the water tank, pump and valves are made with special clamps. They can be replaced with standard automotive type hose clamps. Leaks caused by freezing damage can be prevented by proper winterization of the system. See the Storage chapter of this manual. Freezing damage is usually extensive and may include a burst water tank, split piping, and a damaged water pump, toilet, and water heater. If you experience this type of damage, repairs can best be made by an authorized Fleetwood dealer. Sanitize the fresh water tank and piping approximately every three months, and whenever the motor home sits for a prolonged period. This will discourage the growth of bacteria and other organisms that can contaminate the water supply. Use a chlorine/fresh water rinse as follows: 1. Prepare a solution of Y-i-cup household liquid chlorine bleach (5% sodium hypochlorite) to one gallon of water for each 15 gallons of tank capacity. 2. Close drain valves and faucets, pour the chlorine solution into the exterior fresh water tank filler spout, and complete filling with fresh water. PACE ARROlV VisiON SANITIZING THE FRESH WATER SYSTEM PlUMbiNq SYSTEMS 3. Turn water pump switch ON. (Be sure you have 12-volt DC power.) Open all faucets individually until water flows steadily, then turn them off. This will purge any air from the lines. 4. Top off water tank with fresh water and wait three hours. 5. Drain the entire system by opening all fresh water tank valves, faucets, and plumbing line drain valves. 6. Flush the system with drinking quality water. Let the fresh water flow through the system for several minutes to flush out the chlorine solution. 7. After you stop the flushing, close the tank valve, faucets, and drain valves. You can now fill the tank with fresh water, and the system is ready to use. A shower fixture is mounted in the exterior utility compartment. The water pump must be ON or city water pressure must be available for the shower to operate. EXTERIOR SHOWER The water filter cartridge helps provide consistent drinking water quality as you travel. The filter cartridge is located in the cabinet under the galley sink. Your Owner's Information Package contains detailed operating and maintenance instlUctions concerning this system. DRINKING WATER Please note that the special faucet at the galley, and the optional icemaker are the only outlets for the filtered water. Although this filtered water is not available at the standard galley and lavy outlets, the water available at those outlets is filtered by the water pump filter. Note also that this system is not designed for or effective in removing or neutralizing bacterial contaminants. (IF EOUIPPED) FILTER SYSTEM (IF EOUIPPED) .II NOTE Turn water pump off before traveling. Road vibration could cause a faucet to open. If the water pump is on, your fresh water supply could be pumped into the holding tank. PACE ARROW VisiON PlUMbiNq SYSTEMS The waste water system in your motor home is made up of sink(s), tub, shower, toilet, plumbing drain and vent lines, a grey water holding tank, and a black water holding tank. WASTE WATER SYSTEM Generally, water from the sinks and shower drains into the grey water tank, the toilet drains into the black water tank. The holding tanks make the system completely self-contained and allow you to dispose of waste water at your convenience. A flexible sewer hose is required to connect the holding tank outlet to the inlet of an approved waste water dump station or sewer system. The drain plumbing is similar to that used in your home. The system is trapped and vented to prevent waste gases from backing up into the motor home. The drain plumbing is made of plastic and is durable and resistant to most chemicals. Your motor home is equipped with a marine-type toilet. Please follow the operating instructions found in your OWller's Illformation Package. PACE ARROW VisiON TOILET PiUMbiNq SYSTEMS The holding tanks terminate in a valve arrangement that permits draining each tank separately. DRAINING THE HOLDING TANf(S The valves are called knife valves. A blade closes the opening in the sewer drain pipes. The blade is connected to a Thandle and cable assembly mounted in the utility compartment. Pull the T-handle to release the contents of the tank(s). During self-containment use, the sewer line is securely capped to prevent leakage of waste material onto the ground or pavement. Do not pull the holding tank knife valve open when the protective cap is installed all the pipe. Always drain the tank into an acceptable sewer inlet or dump station. Drain the holding tanks only when they are at least X-full. If necessary, fill the tanks with water to X-full. This provides sufficient water to allow complete flushing of waste material into the sewer line. Whenever possible, drain the holding tanks before traveling. Waste water and sewage in the holding tanks reduce the carrying capacity of the motor home. See the Motor Home Loading chapter. WARNING Holding tanks are enclosed sewer systems and as such must be drained into an approved dump station. Both black and grey water holding tanks must be drained and thoroughly rinsed regularly to prevent accumulation of harmful or toxic materials. .II NOTE Local or state regulations may prohibit highway travel unless the holding tank outlet is securely capped. During extended or semi-permanent hookups to sewage systems, waste materials will build up in the tank and cause serious plugging if the tank valves are continuously open. In these cases, keep the valves closed until the tanks are X-full, and then drain into the sewage system. The holding tank drain valve outlet is to be used with a removable termination fitting that locks onto the outlet with a clockwise twist. Clamp the sewer drain hose to this fitting. A protective cap should remain in place when you are not draining the tanks. PACE ARROlV VisiON PlUMbiNlj SYSTEMS To drain the holding tanks: 1. Attach the sewer hose to the holding tank outlet. Insert the end of the hose into the sewer or dump station inlet, pushing it firmly far enough into the opening to be secure. In some cases, adapters may be necessary or required between the line and the inlet. Arrange the sewer hose so it slopes evenly. 2. Drain the black water holding tank first. Grasp the handle of the black water knife valve (the large one) firmly and slide the valve open with a quick, steady pull. 3. Allow enough time for the tank to drain completely. Rinse and flush the tank through the toilet. When the tank is empty, push the handle in to close the valve. Run enough water (up to five gallons or so) into the tank to cover the bottom. This will aid the break up of solid wastes, and reduce "pyramiding" of waste material. 4. To drain the gray water tank, repeat the steps above using the small knife valve. This tank is drained last to aid in flushing the outlets and hose. The gray water knife valve may be left open in a semi-permanent hookup. 5. Remove the sewer hose and cap the outlet. Gray Holding Tank Dumping Black Water Tank Dumping 6. With the dump valves open, attach a garden hose to the black tank flush inlet connection. 7. Turn on water supply to garden hose and allow the water to run for approximately three minutes to flush tank. PACE ARROW VisioN PlUMbiNCj SYSTEMS 8. Turn off water supply to garden hose. 9. Remove hose from SAN-T-FLUSH connection, and store hose. 10. Rinse out the sewer hose with fresh water and remove the sewer hose from the dump station. CAUTION The sewer drain valve must be open when using the black tank flush inlet. 11. Replace sewer or dump station covers. The black water holding tank is equipped with rinsing spray heads that will aid in the removal of sewage residue from the interior of the holding tank. To operate the tank flushing system, follow the procedures for Draining The Holdillg Tanks in this chapter. After dumping the gray water tank proceed as follows: 1. With the dump valves open, attach a garden hose to the black tank flush inlet connection. 2. Turn on water supply to garden hose and allow the water to run for approximately three minutes to flush tank. 3. Turn off water supply to garden hose. 4. Remove hose from black tank flush inlet connection and store hose. 5. Rinse out the sewer hose with fresh water and remove the sewer hose from the dump station. 6. Replace sewer or dump station covers. 7. After rinse water has thoroughly drained from the black tank, close the knife valve and replace the termination cap. If you are parked at a site with a semipermanent sewer hookup, keep the black water knife valve closed to allow the waste level to build up. The outlet will probably clog if you leave the knife valve open continually. Run enough water into the tank to cover the bottom. This will aid the break up of solid wastes. BLACK TANK FLUSH SYSTEM (IF EOUIPPED) CAUTION Do not use the same hose you use for filling the potable water tank, or for connection to the city water inlet. This is especially true if you the connect the quick connect hose to the typical rinsing hoses at most dumping stations. Use of a different hose will insure that you will not contaminate your fresh water supply. CAUTION The sewer drain valve must be open when using the black tank flush inlet. Please ... Practice good housekeeping when draining wastes at a campsite or disposal station. Leave the site in good order. Above all, do not pollute. 07-10 PACE AnnOlv VisiON PIUMbitvq SYSTEMS Since holding tanks don't rely on any sophisticated mechanical devices for their operation, they are virtually trouble-free. The most common problem is also an unpleasant one-clogging. You can minimize the chances of clogging by keeping the following considerations in mind: » » Keep the black water tank knife valve closed. Fill tank to at least %-full before draining. Be sure to cover the tank bottom with water after draining. Use only toilet tissue formulated for use in septic tank or RV sanitation systems. » Keep both knife valves closed and locked, and the drain cap tightly in place when using the system on the road. » Use only cleaners that are approved for use in septic tank or RV sanitation systems. » Use a special holding tank deodorant chemical approved for septic tank systems in the black water holding tank. These chemicals aid the breakdown of solid wastes and make the system much more pleasant to use. Do not put facial tissue, paper, ethylene glycol-based or other automotive antifreeze, sanitary napkins or household toilet cleaners in the holding tanks. » Do not put anything solid in either tank that could scratch or puncture the tank. PACE AnnolV VisiON HOLDING TANK CARE PlUMbiNlj SYSTEMS If the drain system does get clogged: » » » » » Use a hand-operated probe to loosen stubborn accumulations. Seriously clogged P-traps may require disassembly. Be careful not to overtighten when reassembling. Do not use harsh household drain cleaners. Do not use motorized drain augers. Sometimes the holding tank valve will get clogged. In this case, a hand-operated auger may be necessary. Be ready to close the valve quickly once the clog is cleared. If the seal gets damaged, it is easily replaced. POWER COflO J SOX POTABLE WATER HOSE STORAGE WATER PUVP SWITCH • SHO'hER HEAD TV/CABLE TELEPHONE CO:iNECTIONS ELECTRIC CORD STORAGE BYPASS VALVE DRAI~I HOT &: COLO COLO WATER VAl.VES fOR GRAY WATER BLACK WATER OUTDOOR KNIFE VAlVE KNIFE VALVE SHO-liER Utility Compartment (detail varies depending on product) 07,12 PACE ARROlV VisiON PiUMbiNq SYSTEMS GALLEY SINK Typical Hot and Cold Diagram The holding tank area is heated through special ducts from the furnace. To assure adequate heat is available to prevent holding tank freeze-up during extreme cold weather use, the furnace thermostat should be set no lower than 65 degrees if the outdoor temperature is 10 to 35 degrees. For temperatures lower than 10 degrees, set the thermostat 1 degree higher for each degree the outdoor temperature drops below 10 degrees. See the examples in the table below. PACE Ambient (Outdoor) Temperature Furnace Thermostat Setting 10° - 35° 65° 9° 66° 8° 67" 7" 68° 6° 69° 5° 70° ARROIV VisiON EXTREME COLD WEATHER USAGE This page intentionally blank. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Your motor home is equipped with three electrical systems: the chassis l2-volt system the Fleetwood l2-volt house system the l20-volt AC system. They operate together to give you electrical power for many different situations. These electrical systems comply with all regulations, codes, and standards in effect at the time the motor home was built. This is the chassis 12-volt or vehicle electrical system. It includes: the chassis battery chassis/house battelY charging system ignition system instmment panel and controls headlights, taillights, tum signals power ently step LPG detector/alarm leveling jacks (if equipped) slide-out (if equipped) fog lights (if equipped) air h01'1ls (if equipped) power seats (if equipped) radio luggage compartment lights other vehicle lights alld accessories PACE ARROlV VisiON CHASSIS 12.. VOLT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EiECTIlic,41 SYSTEMS Fuses will intenupt the flow of electricity if a circuit is overloaded. The 12-volt chassis fuse panel is located under the driver's side instrument paneL Additional fuses are located under the hood, or in 12-volt power leads on the related equipment and accessories. 06,2 CAUTION FLEETWOOD 12"VOLT Deep-cycle, high capacity house batteries provide 12-volt DC power. These batteries are not the chassis 12-volt batteries. Power is also provided by a DC converter that operates when the motor home main electrical cord is plugged into 120-volt AC power source or by the generator (if equipped). The house batteries are charged by the motor home engine alternator, or by the converter when it is operating. Your motor home has two battery systems. One system supplies 12-volt DC power to start the vehicle engine. The other system supplies 12-volt DC power to the house living area. AND FUSES Always replace bulbs and fuses with equivalent types. The type is marked on the bulb or fuse. Exterior bulb types are listed in the Maintenance section of this Owner's Manual. Always replace bulbs and fuses with equivalent types and ratings. This system includes alll2-volt interior lighting fixtures & outlets ji-esh water pump 12-volt accessories. CHASSIS BULBS HOUSE AND AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM "'I NOTE Power for living area radios and tape decks is available from either the chassis or house batteries. A switch on the instrument panel allows you to select the power source. If you use the radio, tape decks, or other 12-volt DC equipment for long periods of time when the motor home engine is not running, either battery may be discharged. BATTERIES PACE ARROW VisiON ElECTIlic,d Some accessories or equipment such as clocks, radios or the refrigerator may draw small amounts of current even when turned OFF. A relay-operated disconnect system allows you to disconnect either the chassis battery and/or the house battety. Disconnecting the batteries will help reduce the likelihood of battery discharge over long storage periods. If you plan to store the motor home for over ten days, press the disconnect switchles to OFF. Remember to press the switch/es to ON when you take the motor home out of storage. SYSTEMS BATTERY DISCONNECT (IF EQUIPPED) NOTE A trouble shooting guide and function manual that explains this system is included with your motor home Owner's Information Package. .II NOTE When charging the house batteries, the battery disconnect switch must be ON. Check the external condition of the battery periodically. Look for cracks in the cover and case. Check the vent plugs and replace any that are cracked or broken. Keep the battery clean. Acid fihn and dirt on the battery top may permit current to flow between the terminals and discharge the battery. To clean the battery: 1. Be sure the vent caps are installed and tight. 2. Wash the battery with a diluted solution of baking soda and water to neutralize any acid present. 3. Flush with clean water. Foaming around terminals or on top of the battery is normal acid neutralization. Avoid getting the soda solution in the battery. 4. Dry the cables and terminals. PACE AflROlV VisiON BATTERY INSPECTION AND CARE WARNING Do not use the motor home when the chassis battery is disconnected. The power step will not operate as designed if the chassis battery is disconnected. If the step is not in the correct extended position, you may be injured if you step out of the motor home. ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS 5. Do not use grease on the bare metal inside the cable terminals to prevent corrosion. Grease is an insulator. Electricity will not flow through it. A plastic battery terminal spray will protect the terminals after you have cleaned and reinstalled them. 6. Check the battery, including water level, at least once a week. Keep the carrier and hold down hardware clean and free of corrosion and chemical accumulation. Both sets of batteries will be kept charged by the chassis engine alternator and charging system while you are driving. The DC power converter will charge the chassis and house batteries when plugged into 120-volt AC service or by the generator (if equipped). If the battery needs to be charged from a different charging source, please follow these safety guidelines: » » » » Leaving a charger connected to a battery for an extended period of time can shorten battery life. Do not smoke near batteries being charged or which have been recently charged. Please note that batteries are being charged while you drive, and while you are connected to 120volt AC power through the converter/charger circuit. Do not break live circuits at the terminals of the battery. Use care when connecting or disconnecting booster leads or cables. Attaching booster cables, and poor connections are a common cause of electrical arcs which can cause explosion. Check and adjust the electrolyte level before charging. Fill each cell to the indicator with distilled water. 06,4 WARNING Disconnect the 120-volt shore cord and the negative terminal from the house battery/ies before working on either electrical system. If you work on the electrical systems with the power cord connected, you may be shocked, electrocuted, or severely burned. BATTERY CHARGING WARNING Remove rings, metal watchbands, and other metal jewelry before working around a battery. Use caution when using metal tools. If a tool contacts a battery terminal or metal connected to it, a short circuit could occur which could cause personal injury, explosion or fire. WARNING Do not allow battery electrolyte to contact skin, eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces. The electrolyte is a sulphuric acid solution which could cause serious personal injury or property damage. Wear eye protection when working with batteries. PACE ARROlV VisiON ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS » » » Always remove all vent caps before charging the battery. Do not charge the battery at a rate that causes the electrolyte to spew out. In cold temperature storage conditions, batteries may freeze if not properly charged. The solar charging panel installed on the roof of your motor home is designed to "ttickle-charge" your battery system. It is not intended to be a fast charger. It also cannot supply large amounts of current to operate 12-volt DC electrical equipment. When the sky is clear and under bright sun, the solar panel will help keep your batteries "topped-up". Do not try to operate 12-volt DC appliances with the output of the solar panel. A light on the air conditioner indicates when the solar panel is operating. The panel can be expanded with optional expansion panels. Contact your dealer for more information on these optional panels. PACE ARROW VisioN WARNING Never expose the battery to open flame or electric spark. Chemical action in the battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Do not allow battery electrolyte (acid) to contact skin, eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces. SOlAR PANEL (IF EQUIPPED) ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS When the battery requires replacement, always choose a battery with the same physical and electrical characteristics as the original equipment. Your dealer or an authorized Fleetwood Service Center can advise you on proper battery selection. You can use the Auxiliary Start System to start the motor home engine with the house battery if the chassis battery is discharged. The Auxiliary Start System has no effect on the vehicle except to aid in starting the motor home engine. If the vehicle alternator is operating properly, the batteries will be charged while driving. SELECTING A REPLACEMENT BATTERY AUXILIARY START SYSTEM (IF EOUIPPED) To use the Auxiliary Start System: 1. Be sure the motor home is stopped. Shift the transmission to N or P and apply the parking brake. 2. Press and hold the Auxiliary Start switch on the instrument panel. 3. Start the engine with the ignition switch. 4. Release the Auxiliary Start switch. PACE ARROlV VisiON ELECTRicAL This system provides grounded 120-volt AC electrical service for appliances such as air conditioners, TV, microwave ovens, etc. This system includes: the generator the main electrical power cord ("shore chord") SYSTEMS 120",VOLT SYSTEM WARNING Your motor home is equipped with a heavy duty, 30-amp power cord. It is commonly called the "shore cord." This cord is used to connect to external 120-volt AC service. The cord and connector is molded together to form a weatherproof cable assembly. Do not cut or alter the cable in any way. Do not remove the ground pin in the cable connector, or defeat the ground circuit in the motor home. Do not operate the 120· volt electrical system without a proper ground. Electrocution or severe electrical shock could result. To connect the power cord to external service, push the plug straight into the receptacle. Switch off the 30-amp main breakers located in the 120-volt AC load center (breaker panel) before you insert or remove the 30-amp power plug. Be sure to insert or remove the plug straight into or out of the receptacle. The neutral and both 120-volt pins should make contact at the same time to avoid excessive voltage on one leg of the circuit that could damage 120-volt appliances. The converter will automatically supply 12-volt DC power when your motor home is operating on 120-volt from the generator or a public utility. It will also charge the coach battery. PACE ARROW VisiON CAUTION POWER CONVERTER ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS Bathroom, galley, and patio 120-volt electrical outlets are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This device is intended to protect you against the hazards of electrical shocks possible when using electrical appliances in the bathroom or galley or in damp areas. Should a circuit or appliance (electric shaver, hair dryer, etc.) develop a potential shock hazard, the GFCI device is designed to disconnect the outlet (and other outlets on the same circuit), limiting your exposure time. Test the GFCI at least once a month. To test the GFCI: 1. Connect the main power cord to 120-volt AC. 2. Push the TEST button. The RESET button should pop out, indicating that the protected circuit has been disconnected. 3. If the RESET button does not pop out when the test button is pushed, a loss of ground fault protection is indicated. Do not use any electrical outlets. Have the motor home electrical system checked at an authorized Fleetwood Service Center or by a qualified electrician. Do not use the system until the problem has been corrected. 4. To restore power push the RESET button. Your Owner's Information Package contains a card that can be used to record test dates. Keep the card in a conspicuous place and keep it up to date. Your motor home may be equipped with a gasoline or LP gas-powered generator which will provide complete electrical self-containment when regular public utility AC power is unavailable. Controls are at the generator and at a remote panel located in the living area of the motor home. With the generator operating and the power cord plugged into the generator receptacle, power is available at all of the 120-volt power outlets in the motor home, just as if the cord were connected to an external source. The generator is also connected to the power converter, thus supplying 12-volt power as well. GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) "" NOTE If an outlet doesn't work, check the GFCI. Reset it if necessary. If the GFCI continues to trip, have the motor home electrical system checked at an authorized Fleetwood Service Center or by a qualified electrician. WARNING Do not install 12-volt fuses or 120-volt breakers with amperage ratings greater than that specified on the device or label. Doing so constitutes a fire hazard. GENERATOR (IF EOUIPPED) WARNING Do not under any circumstances operate the generator while sleeping. You would not be able to monitor outside conditions to assure that generator exhaust does not enter the interior, and you would not be alert to exhaust odors or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. PACE AnnolV VisiON ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS Fuel for the gasoline or diesel generator is taken from the main fuel tank through a special feeder tube which is higher in the tank than the feeder tube to the motor home engine. This arrangement prevents the generator from running the motor home fuel tank dry. Fuel is provided from a dedicated LPG tank. GENERATOR FUEL SUPPLY LP GENERATOR (IF EQUIPPED) To start the generator: » » GENERATOR OPERATIONS 1. Press START switch until generator is running. 2. To stop the unit, hold the switch in the STOP position until the engine stops completely. If you release the switch too soon, the engine will continue to run. If the generator is slow to start, DO NOT hold the switch in the START position for more than 10 seconds. Release the switch, wait 15 seconds, then try to start again. This will help avoid overheating and damage to the generator starting system. PACE ARROW VisioN .II NOTE Refer to the generator operating instructions provided in your Owner's Information Package for information before starting the generator. Do not start the generator unit with a heavy power load. Always wait at least three minutes after starting generator before turning on (or plugging in) heavy electrical loads, such as the roof air conditioner. ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS Read and understand the generator operating, maintenance and safety instruction furnished in your Owner's Information Package. » » » SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Do not smoke or use an open flame near the generator unit or fuel tank. Do not use generator ventilation air for heating any space. Check engine fuel lines often. Fuel leakage in or around the compartment is an extreme fire hazard. Do not use the generator until fuel leaks are repaired. » Be aware of exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) poisoning symptoms. Refer to the section on Carbon Monoxide Safety Precautions in the On The Road chapter. » Check the generator exhaust system after every eight hours of operation and whenever the system may have been damaged, and repair any leaks or obstructions before further operation. Disconnect the battery(ies) before performing any maintenance on the generator. Allow the generator to cool before performing any maintenance. » GENERATOR OPERATING Do not use the generator as an emergency power source to a general residential or industrial utility line. This is illegal and may cause shock or electrocution to power line utility personnel attempting to repair power lines. WARNING Do not place flammable material or store any other materials in the generator compartment. WARNING Do not operate the generator when parked in or near high grass or brush. Exhaust component heat may cause a fire. WARNING Do not modify the generator installation or exhaust system in any way. Do not use the generator as an emergency power source to a general residential or industrial utility line. This is illegal and may cause shock or electrocution to power line utility personnel attempting to repair power lines. WARNING Do not block the generator ventilating air inlets or outlets. The engine reqUires a constant supply of cooling air. Restricted ventilating air inlets or outlets can cause engine failure or fire from engine overheating. WARNING Exhaust gases are deadly. Inspect the generator exhaust system thoroughly before starting the generator engine. Do not block the tail pipe or situate the motor home in a place where the exhaust gases have any possibility of accumulating either outside, underneath, or inside your vehicle or any nearby vehicles. Outside air movements can carry exhaust gases inside the vehicle through windows or other openings remote from the generator exhaust. Operate the generator only when safe dispersion of exhaust gases can be assured, and monitor outside conditions to be sure that exhaust gases continue to be dispersed safely PACE ARROlV VisiON ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS The dual air conditioners are controlled by the Electronic Climate Control system. This system allows both automatic and manual control of the rooftop air conditioners and the furnace(s) in your motor home. The system will automatically control the air conditioner temperature, and when in the AUTOMATIC mode, it will control the fan speed to provide the necessary cooling at the quietest fan speed. The system also monitors the current being drawn by all the electrical appliances in the motor home. Since the air conditioners draw a large amount of cUtTent, the climate control system may turn the compressor off to prevent circuit overload. In this mode the fan blows but cold air is not being created. Once the system turns them off, it will keep them off as long as required, and then automatically return them to normal operation. ELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EOUIPPED) .II NOTE A troubleshooting guide and function manual that explains this system is included with your motor home Owner's Information Package. The system is designed to operate from 120-volt, 30-amp AC service ONLY. Connection of the motor home to any other power source will cause improper operation of the system. If only 20-amp service is available, current load management must be done manually by the owner and only one air conditioner can be operated at anyone time. Because of the many model, floor plans and option variations available, it is beyond the scope of this manual to include wiring diagrams. In certain situations, specific wiring diagrams may be available to help troubleshoot a problem. If you need specific wiring information, please contact your dealer. Complete wiring diagrams are not available. PACE ARROW VisiON E LECTRI CAL WIRINC DIACRAMS 06, I I ELECTRicAL SYSTEMS The 120-volt circuit breakers and 12-volt fuses are located on three separate panels. The purpose of these three panels is to provide electrical circuit breakers and fuses to interrupt current flow if a circuit is overloaded. 1. 120-volt House Electrical - This electrical panel is located under the refrigerator. This panel is very similar to a residential panel with resettable breakers. 2. Fleetwood Automotive 12-volt System - This panel is located on the right side under the hood. This electrical center contains battery disconnect systems, entry step, fog light, and some other automotive circuitry. MOTOR HOME FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAI(ERS WARNING Do not install 12-volt fuses or 120-volt breakers with amperage ratings greater than that specified on the device or label. Doing so constitutes a fire hazard. 3. 12-volt Chassis Fuses - This electrical panel is located under the driver's side instrument panel. BUU(HEAD fUSE BLOCK I~ ~~~RA.2~ !~~~ ~~~~<~ ~~R_~':R-{=J ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,, ,, ,, ,,, ,, ,, , ,,, L - 00 RfC[PTS 00 GEtlERAi. PURPOSE INlELUTEC CONTROL UNiT '",'T I-=.. b "'------"1<'1 GENEWOR 120 VOLT 30 AVP PO'''ER COIIO RECfPT ,, WICA! ~. fI fCTRICAL DIAGRAM Typical Electrical Diagram 06,12 PACE Allllow VisioN LP GAS SYSTEM Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas is available from an approved storage container to operate your range, oven, furnace and water heater, and as an alternate energy source for some refrigerators. With proper handling precautions, LP gas is safe and provides modem conveniences wherever you travel. The LP gas storage tank is mounted on the motor home chassis. LP gas is stored as a liquid under pressure and vaporizes under the control of a pressure regulator. A typical LP gas tank installation is illustrated below. Although specific details of the system may differ in your motor home, the major components and their relationships will be similar to those shown. 1. LP gas tank 2. Sight gauge 3. Stop fill valve 4. Main shut-off valve 5. Regulator assembly 2 6. LP gas hose 7. Outage valve 6 PACE ARROW VisioN 07,1 lP CAS SySTEM LP gas is a safe and reliable fuel. As with any other volatile and flammable material, common sense dictates that LP gas be handled and used with respect and caution. Because LP gas systems are so reliable, they are often taken for granted. Neglect can be a very dangerous habit. If the system is maintained regularly, you can expect almost trouble free operation. lP CAS SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING LP gas is flammable and potentially explosive. Use proper handling, lighting and ventilating procedures. 1. The distinctive odor of LP gas indicates a leak. If you smell gas: Do not touch electrical switches. Extinguish all open flames, pilot lights and all smoking materials. Shut off the gas supply at the container valve(s) or gas supply connection. Open the door and leave the area until the odor clears. Have the gas system checked by a professional and the cause of the leak corrected before using the motor home again. 2. Inspect the entire LP gas system for leaks or damaged parts before each trip and before filling the container. See section on "LP Gas System Leak Checks." 3. Never check for leaks with an open flame. Use an approved leak detection solution or a non-ammoniated, non-chlorinated soap solution only. If the leak cannot be located, take the unit to an LP gas service representative. 4. Always be careful when drilling holes or fastening objects to the motor home. The gas supply lines could be punctured by a nail or screw. 07,2 PACE ARROW VisiON I.P A[WARNINGI 5. Do not restrict access to LP containers. In an emergency, the container service valve must be easily identified and accessible. The container compartment door must always be unlocked, and the LP label should be visible. 6. Do not carry or store filled or empty LP gas containers, including accessories such as gas barbecues, in your motor home. LP gas containers are equipped with a safety device that relieves excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere. Leaks can occur at valves and fittings. Always store LP containers outside with the valves closed and plugged. 7. Do not use any LP gas container other than the one furnished with your motor home without being sure that all connecting components are compatible. 8. Turn off LP gas main valve before filling LP gas container or entering an LP gas bulk plant or motor fuel service station. Turn off all pilot lights and appliances individually before refueling of motor fuel tanks and/or LP gas containers. When not individually turned off, automatic ignition appliances may continue to spark when LP gas is turned off at the container. 9. Do not fill LP gas containers to more than 80% capacity. Overfilling can result in uncontrolled gas flow which can cause fire and explosion. A properly filled container holds about 80% of its volume as liquid. 10. LP gas regulators must always be installed with the diaphragm vent facing downward. Make sure that the regulator vent faces downward and that the cover is kept in place to minimize vent blockage which could result in excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion. PACE AnnolV VisiON CAS SySTEM LP GAS SYSTEM WARNING 11. Do not use a wrench or pliers to close the tank shut-off valve. This valve is designed to be closed leak-tight by hand. If a tool is required to stop a leak, the valve probably needs repair or replacement. 12. If you do not have the special tools and training necessary, do not attempt to repair or modify LP gas system components. 13. Always think safety. The hoses used in your LP gas system meet UL or CSA requirements, and are rated to withstand many times the pressures encountered in the system. Although they are designed for efficient and trouble free use, they can deteriorate from impurities in the air. The average life of LP hoses is two to three years. Consequently, check the hoses for weather checking or other signs of deterioration every time you have the gas tank filled or serviced. When you replace hoses, be sure that replacements are properly rated and approved for RV use. The regulator is the heart of the LP gas system. It reduces the tank pressure, which can vary from 250 psi to 7 psi, to a steady 6 ounces (11 inches of water column) to serve the appliances in the motor home. It does this in two stages for safety and efficiency. SYSTEM COMPONENTS HOSES LP GAS REGULATOR PACE Annow VisiON LP Because the regulator is constantly "breathing," it is equipped with a vent. It is very impOltant that the vent stays clean and free from obstruction. Clogging from corrosion, dirt, insect nests or other debris is the most common cause of regulator malfunction. Even a small piece of material that finds its way into the vent can result in improper pressure in the system and possible damage to or failure of components. The regulator is mounted so that the vent is facing downward and is protected from water and dirt by a water-resistant cover. Be sure the cover is on at all times. If the vent becomes clogged, it can be cleaned with a toothbrush. If corrosion is evident, contact a qualified LP gas service technician for a replacement regulator. Your LP gas system will function at low temperatures, provided the system components are kept at a temperature above the vapor point of the LP gas. Ask your LP gas supplier or your motor home dealer for information on product blends available in your area and the areas in which you will be traveling. The following chart shows the reduction in available BTU's/hour under various fill levels as the temperature drops: 20 lb. Tank* % FULL + 20" 0" _5" -10" _15" 60% 36,000 18,000 12,750 8,500 4,250 50% 32,400 18,200 12,150 8,100 4,050 40% 28,800 14,400 11,400 7,600 3,800 30% 25,200 12,600 10,450 7,300 3,150 20% 21,600 10,800 8,100 5,400 2,700 10% 16,200 8,100 6,075 4,050 2,025 *30 lb. Tank multiply x 1.40 PACE ARROlV VisioN GAS SySTEM WARNING Do not attempt to adjust the regulator. It has been preset by the regulator manufacturer. If any adjustment is required, it must be made by a qualified LP gas service technician using special equipment. USINC LP CAS SYSTEM AT Low TEMPERATURES LP CAS SySTEM The chart clearly shows how the availability of the gas is reduced at lower temperatures. With this in mind, keep your LP tank as full as possible during cold weather. Check the BTU/hr rating plates on your LP gas appliances. This information will help you manage your LP gas requirements efficiently. LP gas systems can and do freeze up in very cold weather. It is a common misconception that the regulator or the gas itself freezes. Actually, it is moisture or water vapor that gets trapped in the system or absorbed by the gas that freezes and causes the problem. This ice can build up and partially or totally block the gas supply. There are a number of things you can do to prevent freeze up: 1. Be sure the gas tank is totally moisture-free before it is filled. If you are not sure, have an LP service station inject an approved antifreeze or de-icer into the tank. 2. Be sure the tank is not overfilled. This is also a safety consideration. 3. Have the gas tank purged by the LP gas service station if freeze up occurs. 4. Be sure you have the proper gas blend for your traveling area. If you have the proper gas blend, it is very unlikely that the gas is at fault. If, despite precaution, you do experience freeze up, ask your LP gas supplier to service the tank or regulator as required. PACE ARROlV VisiON LP To fill the chassis-mounted storage tank, drive the vehicle to an LP gas supplier or a service station which sells LP gas. Do not attempt to fill the tank yourself. LP GAS TANI{S WARNING Do not fil1 LP gas containers to more than 80% capacity. Overfilling can result in uncontrolled gas flow which can cause fire and explosion. A properly filled container holds about 80% of its volume as liquid. Turn off LP gas main valve before filling LP gas tank or entering an LP gas bulk plant or motor fuel service station. Turn off all pilot lights and appliances individual1y before refueling of motor fuel tanks and/or LP gas containers. When not individual1y turned off, automatic ignition appliances may continue to spark when LP gas is turned off at the container. The first time you have your LP tank filled, have the serviceman bleed a little LP gas out of the small outage valve (this also lets you check that the bottle is not overfilled) and note the odor for future reference. A small number of people cannot smell this odor; if you are one of these you must take extra care in checking for leaks, as well as whenever you use LP gas appliances. For your safety, check for leaks in your gas system each time the tank is filled and before each trip. Always check the system any time you detect a garlic-like odor. Listen for a sustained hiss or hum when you turn the gas on. This may indicate a leak. ARROW VisiON FILLINC WARNING The smell of LP Gas (actually, an additive, ethyl mercaptan) indicates a leak. Obvious leak sources are fittings, valves and couplings. PACE CAS SYSTEM LP GAS SYSTEM LEAI{ CHECI{S LP CAS SYSTEM To perform a leak check: 1. Swab a mixture of a non-ammoniated, non-chlorinated soap solution or an approved leak detection solution over each fitting, joint and connection in the system. 2. Open the tank service valve. 3. Inspect each jOint. 4. If even the smallest bubbles appear at any joint, this joint must be re-made. Refer repairs to an authorized Fleetwood service center or your LP gas service facility. Never attempt to repair gas piping without proper tools and know-how. Potential trouble spots for leaks are areas where piping lUns close to chassis and frame members. Look for chafes and cracks around pipe hangers. If you find defects in any LP gas system component, have it repaired or replaced before using the system. As an added precaution, do a visual check of all exposed piping and fittings after you have arrived at a destination and before you use the LP gas system. Travel and road shocks may have caused damage to the system that you will need to repair before using the appliances. WARNING Never check for leaks with an open flame. Do not check for leaks using ammoniated or chlorinated household type detergents. These can cause cracks to form on the metal tubing and brass fittings. If the leak cannot be located, take the unit to an LP gas service representative. WARNING Do not use pliers or a wrench to tighten valves. II a valve is not leak-tight when closed by hand, see an LP gas service representative. Keep the tank valve closed and turn off all appliances if the unit is not being used. A permanently installed LP gas leak detector/alarm is located near the floor. The unit contains an alarm that will sound alerting you to the presence of low levels of potentially dangerous LP gas that may have been released due to a gas leak. lP lEAI( DETECTOR!ALARM PACE ARROW VisiON lP The detector/alarm unit is powered by the 12-volt DC system in your motor home. A green light on the detector/alarm front panel indicates that the detector/alarm has power. Test the leak detector/alarm each time the motor home is relocated and set up for use. Detailed information for the leak detector/alarm can be found in the Owner's Information Package. CAS SySTEM WARNING The LP gas leak detector/alarm will not function if both battery disconnects are OFF. Refer to the Battery Disconnect section in the Electrical Systems chapter of this manual. Testing Procedure: 1. Hold a butane-fueled pocket lighter near the sensor. 2. Open the lighter valve without striking the flame. 3. The leak detector/alarm should respond within a few seconds. 4. Press the silence button to reset the alarm. 5. Lightly fan the area around the detector/alarm to insure complete dispersion of the gas from the lighter, and to prevent another sounding of the alarm. 6. A silence button allows you to temporarily quiet the alarm for 60 seconds after it has been set off or after testing. 7. If the alarm does not sound during a test or if the green indicator light is not visible, see your dealer or an authorized fleetwood Service Center. There are no batteries or user serviceable parts inside the unit. PACE ARROW VisioN NOTE The detectorlalarm draws enough current to disbattery. charge your Remember to turn off the chassis and house battery disconnects if you are not using your motor home. LP CAS SYSTEM Detailed operating information for the LP gas appliances can be found in your Owner's Information Package. Please read and follow these instructions. LIGHTING LP CAS ApPLIANCES Air trapped in the gas lines may delay the initial lighting of any appliance. It could take several seconds or minutes for the gas to reach the appliance. To purge some of the air from the gas system, first light a burner on the range. The other appliances will then light more quickly. We recommend lighting the pilot light at the range, if equipped, rather than individually lighting each burner. This will help prevent accidental leaks at the burner. Be sure the pilot light is extinguished while traveling. The first time the furnace or oven is operated, paints and oils used in its manufacture may generate some smoke and fumes. If this occurs, open doors and windows to air out the motor home. These materials should burn off after the first 15 to 20 minutes of appliance operation. Always follow the appliance manufacturer's lighting, operating and maintenance instructions. PACE ARROW VisiON ApPLIANCES The appliances installed in your motor home are tested by independent laboratories and comply with rigid standards established by these organizations. All appliances are covered by Fleetwood's OWllercare Warranty program. Each appliance is also warranted by its manufacturer. .II NOTE The individual appliance manuals included in your Owner's Information Package contain detailed operating and maintenance instructions. Always refer to the respective manual for the appliance in question. WARNING The water heater and furnace combustion air exhaust ports may be extremely hot when the water heater and furnace are operating. Do not touch these outlets or allow any material to come near the exhaust ports while operating the water heater and/or furnace. The water heater operates on LP gas, or, if so equipped, with 120-volt AC power, and is much like the one in your home. It contains an automatic shut off valve which stops the gas supply if the water temperature rises too high. The water heater is reached through an access panel on the outside of the motor home. Turn on the hot water faucet at the galley sink. If water flows continuously the heater is full. PACE ARROlV VisiON WATER HEATER CAUTION Do not light water heater until it is filled with water. AppliANCES This val ve is provided to cut off the flow of water to the water heater. The bypass valve greatly reduces the quautity of antifreeze required to winterize the water system. The valve is usually located in an exterior luggage compartment near the water pump. Consult with your dealer for the location for your particular unit. WATER HEATER BYPASS VAL VE To bypass the water heater, turn the lever valve vertical. To supply water heater with water, turn lever horizontal. Water Heater Bypass Valve Read the operating instructions furnished in your Owner's Information Package. Before operating the refrigerator when the motor home is parked, make sure it is level. If it is not level, the refrigerant will not circulate, cooling action will stop, and the refrigeration system may be damaged. REFRIGERATOR The refrigerator uses the absorption principle of operation. If you plan to cool food or drinks in high outside temperatures, precool the food, and park the motor home with the refrigerator vent door in the shade. Once the interior of the refrigerator is cool, the refrigeration system will usually maintain this temperature. If the inside of the refrigerator is hot, the food is not precooled, and the outside temperature is high, it will take longer for your food to be cooled. PACE ARROW VisiON AppliANCES The furnace is a forced-air unit fueled by LP gas. All furnaces are equipped with a wall thermostat for individual temperature settings. The furnace will not operate properly if your stored personal items block the free flow of air at the registers or the return air to the furnace. Storage under cabinets should be done carefully so as to not crush or damage any exposed furnace ducting. Smoke and fumes created as a result of burning off manufacturing compounds are sometimes present the first time the furnace is used. This is normal; however, when you light the furnace the first time, open all windows and doors until the residues are completely burned off. These materials should burn off after the first 15 to 20 minutes of appliance operation. Always follow the appliance manufacturer's Jighting and operating instructions. If the furnace does not keep you comfortably warm, NEVER use the range, oven or a catalytic heater for supplementary heat - even with a vent or window open. Combustion air for the furnace comes from outside the RV. The products of combustion in the furnace (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other gases) are returned to the outside again for safe operation. PACE ARROW VisiON FURNA.CE WARNING Portable fuel-burning appliances are not safe for heating inside the motor home. Asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning can occur. AppliANCES The gas oven and burners are operated with LP gas. The basic operation is the same as the range in your home. A warning label has been located in the cooking area to remind you to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion. Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen is limited in an RV due to the size and construction of the vehicle. Proper ventilation when using the cooking appliances will prevent the dangers of asphyxiation. Refer to Lighting LP Gas Appliances section in the LP Gas System chapter of this manual. RANGE WARNING Do not use open flames to warm the living area. Gas combustion consumes the oxygen inside the motor home. When you use the range oven for cooking or baking, always open a vent or window to provide ventilation. Never operate the range or oven when you are sleeping or if your alertness is impaired in any way. The exhaust hood allows vapors and cooking odors to escape, and may provide a vent for the galley area. Switches for the fan and light are located either on the range hood or the front of the microwave. The hood has two grease filter screens which require periodic cleaning. To clean, remove the screens and wash in soapy water. Rinse with water and let the screens drain dry. RANGE EXHAUST HOOD Replace the light bulb with an equivalent type. PACE ARROLV VisiON AppliANCES The roof-mounted air conditioner(s) can operate only when the motor home is connected to 120-volt AC power from either a public utility or the generator. Be sure to turn the air conditioner circuit breaker ON. Each return air duct is equipped with a filter. Check these filters at regular intervals for accumulations of dust that could restrict air flow. To check the filters, remove the return air duct cover with a screwdriver. For best performance, park the motor home in the shade and close curtains. Close doors and windows and turn the temperature control knob for desired coolness. Refer to the air conditioner manufacturer's instructions for detailed operating and preventive maintenance requirements. Remember that air conditioners use a large portion of your available electric power. See the Electrical System chapter for operating details on the Fleetwood Climate Control System. PACE ARRolV VisiON Am CONDITIONER .II NOTE Your motor home is equipped with a ceilingducted air conditioning system. Each roofmounted air conditioner is connected to its own duct system and is independent of the other air conditioner. For most efficient operation, adjust each vent so that is completely open. If you change the vent opening to regulate air flow try not to restrict the vent opening to below 70% open. Restricting air flow below this opening will affect the efficiency of the air conditioner. AppliANCES If additional equipment requiring 12-volt power is installed in the motor home. Obtain the 12-volt source from a properly fused battery circuit. Consult an authorized Fleetwood dealer before adding any additional equipment to your motor home. The front TV and 120-volt VCR (if equipped) can operate only when the motor home is connected to 120-volt power from either a public utility or the generator. ADDITIONAL 12"VOLT EQUIPMENT FRONT TV AND OPTIONAL 720.. VOLT VCR The 120-voltl12-volt TVs are set up to operate on a 12-volt power source (battery) as the motor home is delivered. Extended use of the TV s on 12-volt power can drain the batteries. The front TV operates on 120-volt only. 720172 .. VOLT TELEVISIONS (IF EOUIPPED) The TV can also operate on 120-volt power from the generator or public utility. To use the TV on 120-volt power, remove the 12-volt cord from the rear of the TV and install the 120-volt cord. The video switcher, located near the VCR, allows routing of the antenna, cable or VCR signals to both the front and rear TVs independent of each other. You can also use the switcher to record or pass through the signals from the antenna or cable hookup. 08,6 VIDEO SWITCHER (IF EOUIPPED) PACE ARROW VisioN AppliANCES The roof-mounted antenna is designed for reception of VHF and UHF television signals. TV ANTENNA (IF EOUIPPED) Before traveling, remember to lower the antenna and secure it to prevent damage to the antenna, motor home roof, or objects in the path of the antenna, such as overhead wires. Do not travel with the antenna raised. The roof-mounted satellite dish antenna is designed for reception of digital satellite television signals. Before traveling, remember to lower the antenna and secure it to prevent damage to the antenna, motor home roof, or objects in the path of the antenna, such as overhead wires. Do not travel with the antenna raised. A telephone jack is conveniently located in the bedroom near a nightstand and in the front under the dash. The park connection point is located in the dump station compartment. PACE ARROW VisiON "'I NOTE The antenna booster power supply must be turned off to prevent battery drain. A red indicator light will glow when the unit is on. SATElLITE DISH ANTENNA (IF EOUIPPED) TElEPHONE JACI( AppliANCES The television and radio systems in your RV have been chosen to provide good performance under varied signal conditions. Occasionally, though, you may experience ghosts on TV, flutter when listening to FM broadcasts, or other signal interference. The fault is normally not with your receiver or antenna system. The idea that antennas, whether amplified or not, "pull in" a signal is a popular misconception. An antenna does not pull a signal out of air by virtue of its "power". The antenna only responds to signals present at the antenna elements. Antennas with boosters only amplify these signals. Since distance from the broadcast tower is critical to reception clarity, remember that TV and FM signals have a range of only about 75 miles under the best of atmospheric and geographic conditions. The good reception you get at parks located at great distances from broadcast facilities is probably the result of satellite, microwave or other cable distribution systems. The antenna on your RV is no competition for these very expensive installations. TV AND RADIO INTERFERENCE CAUTION Lightning strikes during thunderstorms may affect the electrical systems in your motor home. Sensitive electronic equipment may be damaged by the electrical spikes and surges caused by electrical disturbances in the atmosphere. Disconnect the electrical power cord and cable TV service if you expect atmospheric electrical disturbances. In addition, TV and radio frequency interference results from the electromagnetic fields produced by electric arc discharge. This arcing is found in lightning, vehicle ignition systems, and in 12-volt DC (brush type) motors used in power vents and furnaces. Nearly every DC motor has brushes. Most alternating current (AC) motors do not have brushes, and therefore do not generate the arcing interference. This is why this type of interference is less noticeable in a household environment. PACE ARIIOW VisiON AppliANCES As the signal diminishes with distance and geographical features (mountains, etc.), the effect of electric arc interference may become more and more noticeable. Eventually, the signal will be overcome by the interference. The following suggestions can improve reception: » Use the "park cable" TV antenna system of your RV in remote areas rather than the roof antenna if the campground provides cable hookup. » Turn the television antenna. Sometimes turning the antenna will pick up a stronger signal. Try turning or rotating the antenna throughout its range. You may find your signal in a very unexpected direction. » With FM stereo signals, switch the unit to MONO, if possible. Some of the phase and noise components of a stereo signal will disappear in MONO mode. Many FM stereo tuners are equipped with a "program adaptive blend" circuit. This circuit senses the condition of the RF signal. If the signal is too weak or contaminated with multipath reflections to be received in stereo without objectionable noise or distortion, the radio will automatically blend its stereo decoder toward mono. The radio will constantly vary its reception from full stereo to mono depending on the reception conditions. This variation and blending is built into the radio's circuitry and happens automatically without requiring intervention by the listener. » Reduce the treble setting to reduce background noise. Although not yielding the best high-frequency performance, at least you may be able to reduce the irritation of the distortion and noise. You may have additional appliances in your unit which operate only when connected to 120-volt power from either a public utility or the generator. In some cases, appliance selector switches are provided in the galley to allow you to select combinations of appliances yet still remain within the power capacity of the electrical system. PACE ARROlV VisiON MISCELLANEOUS ApPLIANCES This page intentionally blank. MAINTENANCE Your motor home has been designed to provide you with many years of use with a minimum amount of maintenance. This section will familiarize you with the areas of your motor home that require scheduled care. Time spent taking care of your motor home on a regular basis will pay for itself in extended service and will help protect your investment. If you are mechanically inclined and regularly perform routine maintenance and repairs on your car or truck, you may want to do the mechanical work on your motor home yourself. If you prefer, your dealer can perform these services for you. His trained personnel will assure that your motor home is maintained and repaired in keeping with original performance expectations. This section is intended to provide the owner and operator with a general overview of service and maintenance information for the motor home. Detailed service and maintenance information may be found in the owner's/operator's manuals contained in the Owner's Illformation Package. While the information in this section is intended to establish proper maintenance and inspection procedures, there may be times when detailed diagnostic and repair procedures may be required. Consult your dealer or an authorized Fleetwood Service Center in these situations. Some exterior parts of your motor home are made of fiberglass. The finish on these parts is durable, but not indestructible. Any material and finish will deteriorate in time. Exposure to sunlight, moisture and airborne pollutants can cause dulling and fading of the finish. Generally, changes in the finish due to weathering are cosmetic - they are on the surface of the part and do not affect its strength. Weathering can take the form of chalking, fading and yellowing. PACE ARROW VisiON EXTERIOR 09,1 MAiNTENANCE The best insurance against these effects is routine maintenance. If the finish is not washed and waxed thoroughly, the surface can deteriorate very rapidly. The following maintenance guidelines can help you reduce these weathering effects: 1. When the motor home is not in use, keep the fiberglass surfaces out of the sun or covered with a canvas tarpaulin. Avoid using plastic or other nonporous materials which can trap moisture between the cover and the fiberglass surface. 2. Wash the exterior with a mild soap monthly, at least. Avoid strong alkaline cleaners and abrasives. For the best results, use a cleaner formulated for fiberglass, and follow the directions for using the cleaner. DO NOT use automatic dishwasher detergent, abrasives, bleaches, strong chemicals with acids/bases, or ammonia. 3. Wax the exterior at least once a year - twice, if possible with a wax formulated for fiberglass. When waxing, always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the container. Some cleaners and waxes are recommended for use on only certain types of surfaces. 4. In some cases, a light rubbing compound may be required. Always follow rubbing compound with a high-quality wax. Always follow the rubbing compound manufacturer's instructions. Stains are generally caused by two types of substances water soluble and non-water soluble. Water soluble stains can usually be washed away with water and mild detergent. Follow the washing with wax. STAINS Non-water soluble stains are usually oil-based. Removal of this type of stain may require the use of highly flammable or poisonous solvents. Refer this type of service to your dealer or an authorized Fleetwood Service Center. Never use strong solvents or abrasives to clean plastic surfaces. PACE AnnolV VisiON MAiNTENANCE Keep moving parts, hinges and latches adjusted and maintained. Lubricate with a light oil at least once a year. Check and tighten the screws holding the windows in place as required. Clean screens by gently wiping with a damp cloth or soft flat brush. Not all screens are removable. WINDOWS, DOORS, VENTS AND LOCKS Inspect the sealants around doors and windows every three months. See Sealant Renewal section. Lubricate locksets in doors and exterior storage compartments at least annually with powdered graphite. If the motor home is located at a beach or is exposed to salt air, more frequent lubrication may be required. For normal cleaning, standard household detergents or cleansers may be used. Use a nonabrasive, common household detergent and plenty of water. Be sure to keep the sidewalls wet to reduce streaking. For persistent, stubborn stains, use a whitewall tire cleaner. Follow directions on the cleaner container. PACE AnnolV VisiON RUBBER ROOF SYSTEM CLEANING MAiNTENANCE The rubber roof itself does not require annual coatings or additional sealants. Periodic washing with soap and water is all that is required. The rubber roof material can be cut by sharp objects. Use caution when loading sharp articles on the roof. If you add accessories or new equipment on the roof, be sure the installer is qualified to work on the rubber roof material. This is required under the terms of the warranty. CARE WARNING The rubber roof material is slippery when it is wet. Repair kits are available through your dealer. The roof requires special adhesives and material. Do not use silicone sealants. This section outlines the procedures you IIlllsf follow to maintain the weatherproof integrity of your motor home. Leak damage caused by failure to inspect and maintain the roof, vents, TV/satellite antenna and molding seals may affect your warranty coverage. The adhesives and sealants used in the construction of your motor home were developed to remain waterproof under sustained effects of weather and vibration. However, even the finest materials will eventually dry out and lose their effectiveness. SEALANT RENEWAL "I NOTE Failure to seal could cause serious damage and will affect your warranty coverage. Your dealer can perform the resealing inspection and work for you. Your dealer also has current information on sealants used in your motor home, and can recommend the appropriate sealants for you if you prefer to do this work yourself. Always use the recommended sealants. PACE ARROlV VisiON MAiflJTEflJAflJC E Inspect the sealants around windows, floors, joints and doors at least every three months. Also inspect roof vents, other roof components, moldings at front and rear caps, and perimeter molding. It any of the following defects are evident during inspection, the affected areas must be resealed. » » Sealant cracked or peeling. Void or missing sealant. If you find any of the above defects: 1. Clean all areas to be resealed with an appropriate cleaner and clean rags. 2. Make sure that all areas to be resealed are absolutely dry before new sealant is applied. Interior appointments such as draperies, bedspreads, mattress covers, upholstery and wall pads are manufactured from high quality materials and should be dry cleaned only. Frequent vacuuming will keep them free of dust and dirt. Minor spills should be cleaned up quickly to avoid staining. The affected area should be blotted, not rubbed, to prevent the stain from working deeper into the fabric. DOOR, WINDOW, ROOF COMPONENT AND MOLDING RESEALING .II NOTE Do not seal the bottom flanges of windows and doors. Special gaps in the sealant have been intentionally left in the bottom flange to provide exterior drainage in the event of leakage. INTERIOR FABRICS WARNING Do not use lacquer thinner, nail polish remover, carbon tetrachloride, spot remover, gasoline, or naphtha for any cleaning purpose. These products may cause damage to the material being cleaned, and may be highly flammable or poisonous. PACE ARROlV VisiON MAiNTENANCE. Corian® is a solid surface material that requires little care. Routine care involves wiping the surface with a damp cloth to remove water marks. For stains, wipe with soapy water or ammonia-based cleaners. Remove stubborn stains on the "matte/satin" finish with an abrasive cleanser. CORlAfV8 For cleaning laminate surfaces, uses mild dishwashing liquid with warm water. Use a soft cloth for both washing and drying. LAMINATE Top CARE (IF EOUIPPED) Top CARE (IF EOUIPPED) Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or gritty cleaners or damage will occur to the surface. The paneling and the ceiling of your motor home may be any of several finishes and textures. Never use harsh detergents or abrasive cleaners on walls or ceilings. Most surfaces will clean with a soft cloth moistened with mild liquid detergent in warm water, or a clear window cleaner solution. Do not scrub the surface or use large amounts of water which could saturate the material. Simply spray or apply the solution to the spot and blot with a clean dry rag or paper towel. Aggressive scrubbing may damage the texture or pattern. The sidewalls of your motor home are built with a dense fiber and polymer panel or rigid wood panel used as a substrate to the exterior fiberglass or interior finish surface. If you want to attach items to the interior walls, YOU MUST USE RIVETS. The rivets can be installed with a hand-operated riveting tool such as the Arrow E-Z Pull'" Model RH200. This and similar tools are available in most hardware stores and home improvement centers. WALLS AND CEILING PANELS ATTACHING ACCESSORIES TO YOUR MOTOR HOME PACE ARROW VisiON MAiNTENANCE When you install a component, carefully mark the hole location and drill a J!16" hole where the rivet is to be located. If you need rivets, contact your Fleetwood dealer. Ask for service part number 075632. Some cleaners attack the plastic causing it to discolor and become brittle. The following cleaners have been tested and approved when mixed with water: » » » CAUTION Do not use any type of screw to attach items to either the interior or exte· rior of your motor home. Due to the thickness of the sidewall material, ordinary screws do not hold well. The use of screws may damage the interior or exterior wall surface. PLASTIC/FIBERGLASS SHOWER STALL Distilled vinegar Mild dishwasher detergent Liquid deodorizing cleaner. Avoid cleaners that contain any amount of abrasives, acetone or MEK (methyl ethyl ketone). Vinyl flooring requires only washing and periodic waxing. Vacuum carpeting regularly, and clean it with a quality carpet cleaner. Do not use water or waxes mixed with water on the wood floor. Floors are natural resting places for dust, dirt, grit, and food spills. Dirt underfoot causes abrasions. Therefore, keep the floor clean and use exterior walk off mats at the entry door, and: » » FLOORS AND CARPETING WOOD FLOOR (IF EQUIPPED) Immediately blot up spills or spots with a damp cloth. Periodically clean the floor with Anderson Quick Kleen. Follow the instructions on the container. PACE AnnOIV VisiON 09,7 MAiNTENANCE Your wood floor can be damaged by a number of things, including: » » » » Water - Do not wet mop the wood floor Oil soap or other waxes and polishes Ammonia cleaners High heel shoes The top of the engine may be accessed from inside the motor home for service by lifting or removing the engine cover. ENGINE ACCESS WARNING WARNING The interior engine cover is heavy. Use care when opening or closing the cover. When installing the engine cover, be sure the cover is fully seated on the gasket seal and secured by the clamps. Do not allow insulation, carpeting, or other material to interrupt the seal between the cover and the engine compartment. If the engine cover is not installed correctly, engine exhaust gases could leak into the passenger compartment creating a safety hazard. If the engine must be run with the engine cover off for maintenance purposes, be sure the vehicle interior is adequately ventilated. PACE ARROW VisiON MAiNTENANCE Consult your Fleetwood Motor Home dealer for the most cUlTent sealant use. Windshield Window sealant Roof sealant Consult your Fleetwood Motor Home dealer or see the Onan Service and Parts Directory in your Owner's Information Package. EXTERIOR SEALANTS GENERATOR FILTERS Oil Filter Fuel Pump Filter Element Fuel Filter Detailed service and maintenance information for the Tag Axle System and its components can be found in the Operation, Maintenance and Service Manual included in the Owner's Information Package. PACE ARROW VisioN TAG AXLE SYSTEM MAiNTENANCE Interior - 12-volt Floor light ................................................................... GE 53, Wardrobe light ......................................................... GE 1141, Ceiling 12" fluorescent ................................... GE FI5T8CW, Ceiling single incandescent ..................................... GE 1141, Ceiling double incandescent .................................... GE 1141, Dinette decor light ................................................. GE 114IF, Bedroom/living room reading lights ........................ IOWrr3, Bedroom/galley soffit lights .................................... GE 5312, Bedroom decor light ................................................ GE 921F, Bedroom reading light... .......................................... GE 1383, Range hood ................................................................ GE 921, Driver/passenger courtesy light ................................. GE 103, LAMPS A.ND BULBS 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt 12-volt Interior - 120-volt Bathroom vanity lamp ............................ RBG 70-25WGI2, 120-volt Exterior Headlight, halogen high beam ................ Sylyania 9005 H83, 12-yolt Headlight, halogen high-low beam .......... Sylyania 9006 H84, 12yolt Fog lights ..................................................................... 64151, 12-yolt Front turn signal lights ......................................... GE 1157A, 12-volt Front clearance lights .............................................. GE 67DP, 12-volt Side marker lights ...................................................... GE 194, 12-volt Mirror turn signal lights .......................................... GE 1895, 12-volt Porch lights .............................................................. GE 1003, 12-volt Entry step light .......................................................... GE 193, 12-volt Rear clearance lights ............................... Truck-lite 19200R, 12-yolt Back-up lights .......................................................... GE 1156, 12-yolt Stop/taillights ........................................................... GE 1157, 12-yolt Center utility .............................................................. GE 906, 12-yolt Center stop light ....................................................... .3912K6, 12-yolt License plate light... .................................... Trnck-lite 19206, 12-yolt Docking lights ....................................................... GEC 1151, 12-yolt Rear turn signal lights .......................................... GEC 1157, 12-yolt For your convenience, a maintenance checklist is included in this manual. Options and accessories usually have their own owner/user manuals that often contain added maintenance instructions, Consult these manuals as required. ~I CAUTION Before relamping, disconnect power source by removing fuse or placing circuit breaker and control switch in OFF position. Halogen bulbs operate at extremely high temperatures and pressures and will shatter if not handled correctly. Always use a soft dry cloth or cotton gloves when handling halogen bulbs. Do not touch glass area with bare hands. If bulb is touched with bare hands, wipe the bulb clean with rubbing alcohol. Do not use near flammable or combustible materials and/or objects which may be sensitive to fading or drying. Use bulbs designed or specific by manufacturer as to style, wattage and voltage MAINTENA.NCE CHECI{LlST PACE ARROlV VisiON MAiNTENANCE Trailer Hitch Electrical Connector (View is looking into the connector on the motor home) TRAILER HITCH CONNECTOR WIRING 3 7 5 4 1 2 Terminal No. Wire Color Circuit Connection 1 Black Ground 2 Blue Electric Brake 3 Green Right Turn 4 Black Spare 5 Red Stop 6 Brown Tail/Clearance 7 Yellow Left Turn PACE ARROIV VisiON 09,// MAiNTENANCE A • Wash exterior Wax exterior Lubricate and adjust exterior locks, hinges and window mechanisms Lubricate power step mechanism Lubricate TV antenna • Check all exterior sealants, around windows, doors, sidewall seams, windshield, lamps, all exterior openings and roof components. Re-seal if necessary. Inspect and clean fuel-fired appliance vents: Water heater, refrigerator, furnace. B C D E F • • • • •• • •• Inspect and test safety equipment: Fire extinguisher, LP, CO and smoke detectors/alarms, and GFI receptacles. • Service appliances and equipment: refrigerator, roof air conditioner, furnace, generator • • • • • •• • • • • Inspect generator exhaust system Inspect LPG system including leak check Sanitize fresh water tank Clean drapes and interior fabrics Check exterior lamp operation Re-torque U-bolts (Mor-Ryde equipped only) Chassis (refer to chassis operator's manual) A - Each Trip or Monthly B - Weekly C - Every 3 Months D - Every 6 Months G • E - Each Year F - At Specified Mileage or Interval G - At Specified Mileage for Heavy Duty Service PACE ARROW VisioN STORAGE The following checklists will help you perform the steps necessary to prepare your motor home for storage. Use the checklist that applies to the storage conditions you anticipate. STORACE CHECI{lISTS These checklists do not include every detail required, and you may want to expand them to suit your needs. Contact your dealer for additional suggestions suitable to your climate and storage conditions, particularly extremes of hot and cold. 1. Wash the motor home exterior and underside. Hose off accumulations of mud and road salts. SHORT--TERM STORAGE (LESS THAN 60 DAYS) 2. Thoroughly clean the interior of the motor home, including carpets, counter tops, lavy, tub and shower, and galley. 3. Inflate tires to maximum rated cold pressure. 4. Park the motor home as level as possible front to rear and side to side. Block wheels front and rear. Put transmission in park and set the parking brake. 5. Check the charge in the battery. Recharge as necessary. 6. Disconnect battery cables. Refer to Chassis Operator's Manual for proper removal and installation sequence. Clean terminals, top and sides of batteries and battery boxes. Reinstall cables, dress with a battery terminal spray. 7. Use battery disconnect switchies, if equipped. 8. Drain holding tanks, toilet, and fresh water tank 9. Winterize, if appropriate. (See Winterization section in this manual.) PACe ARROW VisiON 10,1 SrollAqE 10. Turn off water pump and water heater master switches. 11. Turn off LP gas at tank valve. 12. Turn off refrigerator and furnace. 13. Turn off all range and oven burner valves and pilot valves (if equipped). 14. Remove all perishables from refrigerator and galley cabinets. Block refrigerator open to reduce odor buildup. An open box or tray of baking soda in the refrigerator will help absorb odors. 15. Open closet doors, drawers, and cabinets so air can circulate. 16. In warm or hot climates, slightly open (Yi') roof vents, at front and rear for ventilation. If the motor home is being stored below freezing, close and cover all vents to prevent entry of snow, etc. 17. Close and lock all windows. Be sure vent fan and range hood fan switches are off. 18. Cover exterior appliance vents (water heater, furnace, range hood, refrigerator) to prevent insects from getting in. Be sure to remove all covering material before using appliances or vents. 19. Cap or close holding tank drain, city water inlet and fresh water fill spout. 20. Turn off all radios, TV s, interior and exterior lights. 21. Close curtains and/or mini-blinds, and pull shades. 22. Disconnect the 120-volt power cord, and store in compartment. PACE A/lRolV VisiON SrollAqE 23. Cover tires with cloth, plywood, or aftennarket tire covers. 24. Prepare generator. Refer to generator operating manual included in your Owner's Information Package. 25. Run the engine for about 15 minutes every 30 days. Turn the vehicle air conditioner ON during this run. Check engine oil, transmission fluid and coolant levels. 1. Perform all steps as required for short-term storage. 2. Run chassis engine to normal operating temperature. Operate automotive air conditioner to lubricate compressor seals. Drain engine oil, replace filter, refill engine with fresh oil. LONG--TERM STORAGE (OVER 60 DAYS) 3. Remove windshield wiper blades and store inside the motor home. 4. Charge and remove both the chassis and house batteries. Store them in a cool, dry place, and check the charge and water level every 30 days. If the specific gravity is being checked, recharge the battery when it drops to 1.220. The time it takes the battery to reach 1.220 depends on its condition and the temperature. The colder the storage area, the slower the battery will self-discharge. A normal time between charges is tlu'ee months. 5. Remove, clean and replace roof air conditioner filter(s). Cover the air conditioner slu·oud(s). 6. Winterize, if appropriate. (See Winterization section in this manual.) 7. Cover the windows on the inside with foil, cardboard, paper, etc., to reduce curtain, drape, and carpet fading. PACE ARROlV VisiON v"1 NOTE If your motor home is equipped with a solar battery charger, it will trickle charge both house and chassis batteries. The battery disconnect switch must be ON for the solar charger to charge the batteries. STORAljE 8. Cover the external refrigerator, water heater and furnace vents. This will help prevent mice and insects from building nests that can disrupt the air flow and keep appliances from operating properly. 9. Remove batteries in battery-powered devices. 10. During extended periods of storage, gasoline may deteriorate due to oxidation. This can damage rubber and other materials in the fuel system. It may also clog small orifices. Commercially available gasoline fuel stabilizers should be added whenever actual or expected storage periods exceed 60 days. Follow the additive manufacturer's instructions. Operate the vehicle regularly during the storage period to mix and circulate the anti-oxidant agent throughout the fuel system. 11. Check tire inflation pressures every 30 days. Maintain maximum rated cold inflation pressure. 12. Check the sealant around all roof, floor and body seams and windows. Reseal if necessary. See Sealant Renewal section. 13. Lubricate all locks and hinges as described in the Maintenance chapter. 14. Remove high grass or weed growth if coach is parked on dirt. 15. To help preserve the tires, park each tire on a piece of plywood about 12 inches square. /0,4 PACE ARROW VisioN STORMjE Thoughtful planning and preparation for the winter season can help eliminate equipment failures and breakdowns, and can extend the life of your motor home and its systems. Your dealer can advise you concerning specific winterization procedures and products for your climate area or the areas through which you will be traveling. Your dealer may also provide winterization service for all appliances and systems in the motor home. The following is a check list if you prefer to perform these procedures yourself: WINTERIZATION 1. Check engine coolant level and antifreeze protection. Drain and flush engine cooling system and add antifreeze per the chassis operator's manual. 2. Service and winterize the generator as outlined in the generator operating manual included in your Owner's Information Package. 3. Winterize the LP gas system. Your LP dealer or service station will perform this for you. 4. Winterize all appliances as outlined in the individual operator's manuals. 5. Remove snow accumulations as often as possible. Read this section completely before performing winterization. 1. Remove water filter cartridge, if equipped, and install the winterizing adapter. 2. Drain the fresh water tank by opening the water tank drain valve. Close valve when drained. 3. Turn water pump on (12-volt power must be on). PACE ARROW VisiON WATER SYSTEM WINTERIZING SrOIlMjE 4. Open a cold water faucet. When the flow of water stops, turn the pump off. 5. Open water faucets, then open the drain valves on HOT and COLD water pipes. Leave these valves open. 6. Drain the water heater by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the heater and the safety valve at the top. 7. Flush the toilet. Operate toilet sprayer, if equipped. 8. Drain the shower head by opening the valve. Let all water drain out the tub spout. Leave the val ve open. 9. When each faucet has been drained, close all faucets, water line drain valves and the fresh water tank drain valve, install the water heater pIng and close the safety valve. 10. Drain the waste water system by following the normal procedure for draining the holding tanks. (See Plumbing chapter). II. Apply silicone lubrication to the knife valve actuator rod(s). 12. Be sure ALL water from ALL plumbing fixtures has been drained. 13. Close holding tank drain valves. 14. Pour approximately five gallons of approved non-toxic antifreeze into the fresh water tank. 15. Turn the water pump master switch ON. 16. Open each cold water faucet, run the water pump and let about a cnp of antifreeze solution flow continuously through each faucet. Close each cold water faucet. CAUTION Draining the water system alone will not provide adequate cold weather protection. If the motor home is to be unheated during freezing temperatures, consult your dealer for the best winterizing procedure for your climate. Your dealer can winterize your motor home for you or can supply you with one of the special antifreezes which are safe and approved for use in RV water systems. Follow the instructions furnished with the antifreeze. WARNING Do not use automotive or windshield washer antifreeze in the motor home water system. These solutions may be harmful if swallowed. STOIlAlj£ 17. Flush the toilet until the antifreeze solution flows continuously. Release flush mechanism. 18. Your vehicle is equipped with a water heater bypass. Winterize the hor water lines by opening each hot water faucet, allowing antifreeze solution to flow continuously, and then close each faucet. This will require considerably more antifreeze solution, and you may choose to do this step before winterizing the cold water lines so you can recycle the solution. 19. When filling the plumbing systems with antifreeze, be sure to open and operate all fixtures and valves allowing the antifreeze solution to flow freely. 20. Pour one cup of antifreeze solution down each drain. 21. Install all protective caps: Water tank fill City water inlet cap Waste tank drain outlet cap 22. If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, winterize it as follows: 1. Shut off the water supply valve to the ice maker. 2. Place a shallow pan under the water solenoid valve. 3. Remove the inlet fitting to the ice maker water solenoid valve. Drain the water from the supply line. 4. Remove the plastic nut and water line from the outlet side of the water solenoid valve. Drain water from the line. 5. Cycle the ice maker several times while blowing compressed air through the water solenoid valve. Be sure all water is out of the solenoid. NOTE: Your motor home dealer can do this for you. PACE ARROlV VisiON SrORACjE 6. Reconnect and tighten the lines on the solenoid valve. Leave the water supply turned off until temperatures are above 32°F/O°C. 7. Dry out the ice maker mold assembly with a soft cloth. Place the bail arm to the UP/OFF position. If the motor home was properly and carefully prepared for storage, taking it out of storage will not be difficult. The REACTIVATING THE following procedure check list assumes that you stored the motor home with care. If you didn't, and extensive freeze damage or other serious deterioration has occurred, please consult your dealer or an authorized Fleetwood Service Center for advice. MOTOR HOME A.FTER STORAGE I. Thoroughly inspect the outside of the vehicle. Look for animal nests in wheel wells, under the hood, in air cleaner or in other out of the way places. 2. Remove all appliance vents, ceiling vent and air conditioner coverings. Be sure all furnace, water heater, and refrigerator openings are clear and free of debris or insect nests, webs, etc. 3. Open all doors and compartments. Check for animal or insect intrusion, water damage, or other deterioration. 4. Check all chassis fluid levels - engine oil, engine coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, rear axle oil. 5. Check charge level in batteries. Refill and recharge as necessary. Reinstall batteries if necessary. Be sure cable ends and terminals are clean and free of cOlTosion. 6. Check tire pressures. Reinflate to specified cold pressure. PACE ARROW VisiON 7. Remove covering from inside windows. 8. Open vents and windows for ventilation. 9. Be sure engine instruments indicate proper readings. Run engine up to operating temperature. Shut engine down. Check all fluids. Top up if necessary. 10. During engine run, check the operation of headlights, tail-lights, turn signals, backup lights, clearance lights, license plate light, emergency flashers. Operate the vehicle air conditioner. If air conditioner does not work, or unusual sounds occur, have the system checked by a qualified air conditioner technician. 11. Drain, flush, and sanitize the fresh water system as outlined in the Plumbing chapter. Inspect the drain hose for leaks. Replace if necessary - repairs are usually not effective. 12. Install a new water filter cartridge (if equipped). 13. Operate all faucets and fixtures in the fresh water system. Check for leaks at all joints and fittings. Repair if necessary making sure the water heater bypass is open. 14. Check 12-volt circuit breakers and inspect fuses. 15. Operate all 12-volt lights and accessories. 16. Install new batteries in battery-operated devices. Check operator's manual for each device for additional requirements. 17. Test carbon monoxide, LP gas and smoke detectors/alarms. 18. Check monitor panel operation. PACE ARROlV VisiON STOIlMjE 19. Open and operate vents and vent fans, including the range hood fan. 20. Inspect the 120-volt electrical system - power cord, converter, all outlets, and any exposed wiring. If defects are found, refer service to your dealer or an authorized Fleetwood Service Center. 21. Prepare the generator for operation following instructions in the generator operating manual in your Owner's IIIformation Package. 22. Start and run generator. 23. Operate 120-volt appliances and air conditioner(s). Be sure to uncover air conditioner shroud(s). 24. Inspect the LP gas system and check for leaks as described in the LP Gas System chapter. If the LP tank shows signs of rust or corrosion, have it inspected by a qualified LPG technician. 25. Operate each LP gas appliance. Observe all burner/pilot flames for proper color and size. In any case, have the LP gas regulator adjusted for proper... pressure by a qualified technician. 26. Inspect and clean the interior. 27. Check the sealant around all roof, floor and body seams and windows. Reseal if necessary. See Sealant Renewal section. 28. Lubricate all exterior locks, hinges, and latches. 29. Reinstall windshield wiper blades or remove protective covers. Check wiper/washer operation. PACE ARROlV VisiON STORAGE 30. Wash and wax the exterior. Inspect the body for scratches or other damage. Touch up or repair as necessary. Flush the underside thoroughly. 31. Run thorough operational checks of steering, brakes, engine and transmission. Operate vehicle slowly during these checks to allow sufficient circulation of fluids and reseating of components. Your motor home should now be ready for a new traveling season. If you choose, your dealer can double check your preparation and correct any defects or make any necessary adjustments. PACE ARROW VisioN This page intentionally blank. GLOSSARY AC INVERTER - An electronic device that changes 12-volt DC energy from the batteries to 120-valt 60-cycle, AC energy to operate microwave ovens, TV s, VCRs, or other appliances that require 120-volt 60-cycle power. BElTEd SEATiNq PosirioNs - These are seats with seat belts. Anyone riding in the motor home must use one of these seats any time the motor home is in motion. BlAck WATER TANk - The water tank in your plumbing system that is designed to contain waste water from the toilet ONLY. CCC (CAnqo CAnnyiNq CAPAciTY) - Is equal to GVWR minus each of the following: UVW, full fresh (potable) water weight (including water heater), full LP gas weight and SCWR. CAUTION - Any statement in this OWI/er's Manual that, if not followed, could result iu damage to the vehicle or components. ChAssis 0pEI/JtTOn's/OwNEn's GUiJElMANUAI- This is the operating and maintenance manual supplied by the chassis manufacturer. It is pmt of your OWl1er's IlIjonllatifJIl Package. It contains information on operating and maintaining the engine, transmission, drivetrain and other components of the motor home chassis. CLEARANCE LiqhTS - This switch will flash the clearance lights and is useful when signalling other large vehicles when passing or being passed. DC CONVERTER - An electronic device that changes l20-volt AC energy from the main power connection or the generator to 12volt DC energy to operate the 12-volt interior lights or other 12-volt DC appliances or accessories. DESiqNATEd SEATiNq CAPAciTY (CANAdiAN uNirs oNly) - The number of sleeping positions designated equals the seating capacity. DoonsidE - The right side of the motor home from the driver's point of view. So named because the main entry/exit door is usually on this side. PACE ARROW VisioN GLOSSARY FIN (FLEETwood IdENTificATioN NUMbER) - This is the number that identifies your motor home as a Fleetwood product. Use this number when ordering parts or requesting warranty service for your motor home. GA.WR (GROSS AxLE WEiqhT RATiNq) - The maximum permissible loaded weight a specific axle is designed to carry. GCWR (GROSS COMbiNEd WEiqhT RATiNq) - The value specified by the motor home manufacturer as the maximum allowable loaded weight of this motor home with its towed trailer or towed vehicle. Towing and braking capacities may be different. Refer to Fleetwood and the chassis manufacturer's manuals for complete information. GEAR PRESELECTioN - The selection of a lower gear to match the driving conditions you encounter or expect to encounter. Preselection will give you better control on slick or icy roads and on downgrades. Downshifting to lower gears increases engine braking. The selection of a lower gear often prevents cycling between a gear and the next higher gear on a series of short up-and-down grades. GFCI (GROUNd FAuLT CiRcuiT INTERRUpTER) - An electrical device attached to the bathroom AC circuits that disconnect the outlet if a problem occurs in the ground circuit. GRAY WATER TANk - The water tank in your plumbing system that is designed to contain waste water from the sinks and shower drains ONLY. No toilet wastes go into this tank. GTW (GROSS TowiNq WEiqhT) - Is the maximum loaded weight of a trailer or car this motor home, with equipped hitch, has been designated to tow. GTW cannot be increased by changing the trailer hitch. GYWR (GROSS YEhicLE WEiqhT RATiNq) - Is the maximum permissible weight of this fully loaded motor home. The GVWR is equal to or greater than the sum of the Unloaded Vehicle Weight plus the Cargo Canying Capacity. PACE ARROlV VisioN GLOSSARY HiTch RATiNq - Means the maximum allowable weigbt of a towed trailer or towed vehicle. The GCWR of the motor home must never be exceeded, even if the towed trailer or towed vehicle is less than the hitch rating. MONiTOR PANEl- An electronic device that allows you to conveniently measure the approximate levels in the fresh water, gray and black water tanks. You can also check the charge in the batterylbatteries. MTW (MAXiMUM TONqUE WEiqhT) - Is the maximum permissible downward force exerted on the hitch ban by the towed vehicle coupler. NOTE - A statement or instlUction in this OWller's Mallual with information to help you use the vehicle or equipment more efficiently, such as a tip. OWNER'S INfoRMATiON PAckAqE - This is a package of papers, manuals, warranty and instlUction cards, and other material put together for you by Fleetwood. These materials contain operating and maintenance instlUctions for most of the components and appliances in your motor home. OWNERCARE CARd - The card that has your name and vehicle ID (FIN) embossed on it. Use this card when you request or need warranty service. Please note that this is NOT a credit card. You cannot purchase anything with it. It is used only to identify you and your motor home. PARk CAbLE - The F-style video connector that allows you to connect to an outside television signal source, such as the cable TV feed at an RV park, or any other 75-ohm video source. This connector usually carries an RF modulated signal. PARMCiry WATER CONNECTiON - The "garden-hose" style connector that allows you to connect to an outside pressurized water source, PACE Annow VisioN GLOSSARY PowER/ShonE Cond - This is the main power cord coming into your motor home electrical system. You connect it to 120-volt AC power at a park or campsite. ROAdsidE - The left side of the motor home from the driver's point of view. So named because, at least in North America, the "road" outside the vehicle is usually on this side. SCWR (SLupiNq CAPAciTY WEiqhT RATiNq) - Is the manufacturer's designated number of sleeping positions multiplied by 154 pounds (70 kilograms). MTW (MAXiMUM TONqUE WEiqhT) - The maximum permissible downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the towed vehicle coupler. UYW (UNLOAdEd VEhiclE WEiqhT) - The weight of the motor home, as built at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolants. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh water, LP gas, occupants or dealer installed accessories. Note: Canadian UVW includes designated seating, LP and water. YIN (YEhicLE IdENTificATioN NUMbER) - The legal, 17-digit vehicle identification number as shown on the vehicle registration certificate. WARNING - A statement or instruction in this Owner's Manual that, if not followed, could lead to personal injury or death. PACE ARROlV VisiON MAKE YOUR HOME WITH US! 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