instruction manual ??

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by paul e, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Hi...My name is Paul from Bristol....Brand new to motorhomes.....just purchased an 87 Fiat ducato 2.5 diesel 5 berth Autostratus...
    Thing is I need an operators manual ? ..which switch to charge the leisure battery etc etc ....in fact any of the switches !!....How to make everything work !!...are most motorhomes the same basic layout ??...do I need a specific manual ??...any help wiil be very gratefully received.......Paul, Bristol.
     
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,244
    Likes Received:
    34,464
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    The oldest motorhome handbook which Elddis still have on-line is the 2003 one Here but I don't know to what extent that is valid for a 1987 vehicle.

    If you could supply the specific Elddis Autostratus model then somebody may have a similar van and be able to help.

    Alternatively try a Google search for the specific model as there might be information out there.

    Graham
     
  3. grumps147

    grumps147 Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    879
    Location:
    St.Helens
    Hi Paul

    welcome

    we have not been on here long, but its well worth spending the £10 to get full access. there is an excellent search feature, put in autostratus and quite a few threads will come up. That search is an excellent feature as a first point of call as there is tons of information already on here.

    :welcomefunster:
     
  4. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    872
    Location:
    South Glos
    Hi Paul,

    Welcome to Fun.

    Is there an on board charger for the leisure Battery? I had a 1994 Eldiss Voyager once that only charged the battery whilst the engine was running, the charger was an optional extra.

    What part of Bristol are you we may be close.

    Lunarman
     
  5. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Hi Lunarman....The previous owner said we can charge the leisure battery by flicking a switch and it will charge it with the engine running ?
    We are in Portishead, junc19 off M5.
     
  6. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    It has 2 switches marked 240 volts DC mains....to right of that an ammeter ??...marked 12V DC.... and 2 small black switches to the right of the ammeter.....are these for the leisure battery ??
     
  7. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    872
    Location:
    South Glos
    Paul,

    These people may be able to give you some advice. There are some copies of zig unit manuals on the site. I have had a quick look but they do not appear to be the one you describe.

    http://12voltsdc.webs.com/

    Lunarman.

    p.s. we are not far from Almondsbury interchange
     
  8. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Here are 2 pictures of my zig unit.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Any idea as to the switches anyone??
     
  10. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,447
    Likes Received:
    25,125
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Keep trying switches and any you can't work out, if you're still alive, post a picture. Failing that pictures of naked women go down well here.
     
  11. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Two pictures are on here.
     
  12. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Of my zig unit I meant !
     
  13. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Anyone ??
     
  14. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    My God ....Is my vehicle too old that no one can recognize my control unit !!??
     
  15. acting_strange

    acting_strange

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    North Hykeham
  16. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    I just want to know what the switches in the 2 pictures posted on here are for !

    I know it is an 87 model but surely you all have basically the same switches ??
     
  17. acting_strange

    acting_strange

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    North Hykeham
    You are being quite impatient Paul.....send the pictures to the address above I gave you.

    This guy is an ex MH electrician and will probably be able to help you.
     
  18. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Email with attachments sent .
    Many thanks.
     
  19. acting_strange

    acting_strange

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    North Hykeham
  20. paul e

    paul e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bristol
    Just heard from Steve....His field is plug in devices....He says mine is a zig unit..

    So I should be asking for zig instuctions and says that the 2 large switches could be for the mains hook up and fridge ??

    And the 2 small black switches could be for the leisure battery and pump ??
     
Loading...

Share This Page