Battery life will depend on how it is used and maintained.
Tip: If the vehicle remains immobilised for a long period, regularly check the battery charge and recharge when necessary.
How to recharge?
To recharge the battery, connect the vehicle to the 230 V mains supply for 24 to 48 hours.
Charge times may vary depending on how flat your battery is, should the battery be almost dead flat charge times could be up to 48 hours.
Tip: Make sure you check whither your battery charge is a constant voltage charger or a smart charger!
Smart Charger – This charger will ensure that once your battery is fully charged that the system shuts down and charge to the battery stops.
Constant Voltage Charge – This charger will continue to charge your battery at 13.5V until the 240 V power is disconnected.
Should you leave the 240 V power plugged in for extended periods of time with no draw coming off the battery then you will damage the battery.
Most European models have this system, it will be built into the Main electrical control box.
Gas Bottle Warnings
All gas bottles now have a pressure sensitive ball bearing fitted.
Should you have appliances turned on inside of your motorhome prior to turning on your gas bottle, they will instantly try and draw gas from your bottle as you turn it on.
This will automatically lock the pressure ball bearing in place.
This can interfere with your motorhome operating system.
Please follow the below instructions when operating gas.
Then slowly turn you bottle back on again.
Some motorhomes and components may need resetting. You will need to refer to your manuals or contact your supplier for assistance.
Grey Water Tank
There are several products designed to assist with cleaning of grey tanks and your water pipes.
We recommend and use a product called Elemonate.
You simply place one Elemonate tablet over each plug hole in your RV and run the tap until the tablet dissolves.
Let your grey water tank sit full for 20 minutes then empty.
Tip: Some us their Toilet Chemical, Bleach or Baking Soda.
Please note depending on where you are discharging your grey water you may need to be mindful of the products you use.
If you have a flush water holding tank.
Make sure you never let this run dry.
Ensure you are using a toilet chemical suitable for flush tanks and that will assist you in keeping your pump lubricated.
Tip: Aqua Chem Pink is a good product for this purpose.
You need to ensure you lubricate the seal on the underside of the toilet bowl.
Whilst in storage, we recommend leaving the blade open to prevent damage to the blade and to loosen the cap of the pour out spout, which will ventilate the waste-holding tank. By leaving the blade open, you prevent the blade seal from drying out.
To prevent odours and mould in the refrigerator, keep the doors to your refrigerator and freezer, open during storage.
Tip: Most external doors are equipped with a storage lock.
Turn on a gas hob and run once a month to prevent all the gas from leaving the pipes, this helps with starting the oven, boiler, and fridge on your first trip away after your RV’s hibernation.
Depending on your system you may or may not have a quick release valve as part of your boiler set up.
If you do have one of these valves its essential, you check this valve prior to lighting your boiler for testing or your first time bringing the RV out of hibernation or winterisation mode.
Turn your tap around to hot and turn on, this will ensure your hot water tank starts to refill. Once the water runs freely you know the cylinder is full and your able to turn the boiler on.
Do not panic this will be down to the fact there is a lack of gas in the line.
It is recommended that you always refer to your vehicle owner’s manual in the first instance.