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Old 09-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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I've never used a motor home before

OK, I've never had a motor home before so I have a lot of questions.
I have a 94 Vectra 33'
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1. I unplug from my 50 amp. post and store the cable.
2. I switch the air ride to auto and allow the rear air bags to raise the
the coach. There are 2 air valves on the front bumper. Do I add air and
if so how much.
3. I understand that there is an inverter to convert DC to AC. I don't
know how big it is or for sure where it is located. What will it
run?
Interior lights, clocks, battery chargers( not for the coach or house
batteries. I am buying a 15 volt solar Sunforce) or a small electric
heater. What about the water pumps?
4. When traveling down the road, do I need to use the generator? Do
I switch the refrigerator over to LPG?

This is just a start, I'm sure that I need to know more. but thanks for your help.
Ron

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Hi Ron... is it safe to assume that all of the manuals for your rig are missing?

I'll take a stab at a few of your questions:

1) not sure there's a question there.
2) Hopefully someone more familiar with your rig will respond.
3) Your inverter is probably located in or near your electrical bay... where your shore power cable plugs in to the coach. You should be able to get a make and model off of it and look up the specs. Most interior lights probably run off of 12v so don't use the inverter. Did you mean a 15 AMP solar panel? I'm not an expert but think you'll have a hard time running an electric space heater off of that solar panel. Water pump is another story and will probably be ok.
4) When driving down the road you don't have to run the generator but many do so the coach's AC can keep everything cool. My frige runs off of my inverter so I don't have to switch over to LP when traveling but you'll need to check yours out to see if it operates off of your inverter. Just unplug and see if the frige continues to operate. Test to see what else runs off of your inverter the same way.

Also, a call to Winnie tech support will go a long way toward helping you better understand your rig.

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OK, I've never had a motor home before so I have a lot of questions.
I have a 94 Vectra 33'.
1. I unplug from my 50 amp. post and store the cable.
2. I switch the air ride to auto and allow the rear air bags to raise the
the coach. There are 2 air valves on the front bumper. Do I add air and
if so how much.
3. I understand that there is an inverter to convert DC to AC. I don't
know how big it is or for sure where it is located. What will it
run?
Interior lights, clocks, battery chargers( not for the coach or house
batteries. I am buying a 15 volt solar Sunforce) or a small electric
heater. What about the water pumps?
4. When traveling down the road, do I need to use the generator? Do
I switch the refrigerator over to LPG?

This is just a start, I'm sure that I need to know more. but thanks for your help.
Ron
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hi Ron,
I looked at a few Vectra's before I bought my GS.

2.) Correct about setting the switch to auto, the front had an option for dash controlled front air bags so I suspect someone added after market bags to the front of your rig. I am assuming you have the P-30 chassis? Add anywhere from 20-40 psi depending on how stiff you want the front suspension to be. Also make sure there is enough air in the front bags to keep the chassis height level front to rear.

3.) The Vectra's I looked at had small 150-300 watt inverters wired to run the front TV only, not sure about location, possibly close to the house batteries or near the front TV. Can not run small heaters but may be able to run laptop, cell phone chargers etc. once you find the inverter outlet. The interior lights, clock, and water pump runs with the on board 12V system.

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Brochure about the Vectra: http://www.winnebagoind.com/products...Vectra-bro.pdf. Nice reference material.

P/N for owners manual: 054185-A7-000; Not available on-line so order from your nearest Winnebago dealer.

Winnebago Manuals page (wiring, plumbing, parts, etc.): Manuals & Diagrams. Get the files for your rig and keep on either a CD ROM or flash drive. Will save either you or an RV Tech future headaches. You need the specific model nomenclature in order to get identify the correct drawing package (listed in brochure).

As far as answering electrical questions, you need the specific model nomenclature first.


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