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Old 07-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #15
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Assist in Engine Starting
The Battery Separator will recognize a weak engine battery and connect the house battery to the engine battery when the ignition switch is engaged for starting the engine.
This shows up in the 2012 manual, but this feature wasn't actually added until the 2013 model. In the 2012 model, if EITHER the house or chassis batteries are depleted, the BIM will disconnect the two systems to protect the other, and so house batteries cannot be used to provide a boost to the starter. At least, that's been my experience, on the few occasions when I had to jump-start my Interstate after the alarm system ran down the chassis battery.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #16
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Maybe the Lounge/Wardrobe model is unique in this respect, but the 3-gang switch is forward of the wardrobe closet, and has rope lights, water pump, and galley lights.

The 1-gang switch is aft of the wardrobe closet, and controls a single LED fixture over the side-facing seat.

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The radio system is supplied by the chassis manufacturer and is serviced and warranted by the chassis authorized service locations. Instructions for the radio system are supplied in the chassis owner’s packet.
Minor error, but beginning in the 2012 model year, Airstream removed the MB radio system in favor of a Kenwood system that integrates Garmin GPS and other features. But they didn't provide a manual for it; I had to go download a Kenwood manual.

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Maybe on the 2011 and earlier, but not available from 2012 on due to the coffeemaker manufacturer going out of business, and no one else making one that would mount in an overhead locker.

For anyone that needs their daily dose of caffeine to get moving in the morning, this is a MAJOR error in the manual!
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Those are all the errors/omissions I've marked up in my copy of the manual. I'm sure there are other errors and omissions for the 2012 model year manual that I haven't made a note of, or for other model years.
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It could be a full time job trying to correct all the errors in various years of Interstate manuals. Too bad Airstream can't provide a better owner's manual and some good technical data like the other major B-van manufactures do. I've said it before -- Airstream gives us some really poor owner info, especially considering the premium prices that ask for their units.

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If there's an in-line fuse, I sure can't find it. Maybe it's tucked behind the wardrobe closet so I'd have to dismantle the interior to get to it?
As a matter of fact my LP detector light goes off when the coach batteries are disabled. And looking in the distribution box under the rear sofa, there's a label against Circuit 6 which includes the LP detector.
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As a matter of fact my LP detector light goes off when the coach batteries are disabled. And looking in the distribution box under the rear sofa, there's a label against Circuit 6 which includes the LP detector.
Yes. But that's not an in-line fuse; that's a blade-type fuse. Still an error.
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Once again you da man dude .... I was just reading my manual very carefully trying real hard to under stand the 12vdc systems and ran across that picture .... it confused the hell out of me. I supose I should explain that I live in a floating home and it is like 2 tenths of a mile up to the parking lot where Morrison lives. so I sit here and read the manual on my ipad with out having the systems in from of me.... at my age a lot can be forgotten in during the walk to the parking lot.
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