Owners Manual


 

        Trailer Manufacture

            Trailerman Trailers, Inc. Louisiana, Missouri 63353

            Sold By Cope Trailer Sales 573-492-6428

            Custom Ordered 

                        24’ Tongue Pull

                        4” Drop Axles

                        14000 # GVW

                        Dexter Dual Axles 8000# each

                        Component Epoxy & Polyurethane Primer & Top Coat  Black Paint

                        Break-A-Way Kit Brkt, Bolt & Nut

                        Top Wind Jack (5K); Set Back

                        2 5/16”A-Frame Coupler

                        ST225-75R-15” 8-PR Tires on 6-Hole Wheel

                        CROSS MEMBERS: 3” Channel Steel

                        VIN# 5L3CX2420HL000488

 

Insurance Options

                        Shelter Insurance will insure it as an RV

                        If located on property you own, can be insured by your insurance

company as an auxiliary structure.


Bottom of FormMaintenance and operations

            Cedar Siding

                        Coated with Behr Clear Transparent Oil Stain with UV and

Waterproofing.  Should be done every other year.  Takes about 5 gallons

            Butcher-block Counters

Need to be wiped with Food Grade Mineral Oil.  We like “Howards” brand about every 6 months.  It keeps it from absorbing moisture and getting wavy.

            Hickory Flooring

                        Clean up any spills right away. 

Avoid allowing moisture to sit on the floor. 

                        Sweep or vacuum regularly

                        Clean with a hardwood cleaner with a cotton cloth.

                        Don’t use oil-based, wax, polish or strong ammoniated products

                        Don’t use anything abrasive

                        Don’t wash with wet mop

            Interior Paint

                        Behr Granite Boulder (790D-4M)

                        Behr Sawgrass (N350-2U)

 

Windows

            2 Kinds of Andersen Windows: Awning up top and Casement down below.

                       

The windows are locked with the latches are down.  On the Awning

windows, be sure you switch the latches on both sides of the window.

 

If you would like one or two of the awning windows to be an egress (exit), you may remove the screws from the opening cross bars.  The window will swing all the way open giving you a 20 X 40 inch escape route.

                       


 

Appliances

           

Refrigerator – Whirlpool 28 inch wide 17.6 cubic feet with top freezer

                        Stainless Steel.

                        Dimensions

Width: 28 Inch

Depth: 31 5/8 Inch

Depth without Door and Handles: 25 1/4 Inch

Depth without Handles: 31 5/8 Inch

Depth with Door at 90°: 57 Inch

Height: 67 1/8 Inch

 

Oven Whirlpool 5.3 cubic feet Electric Range.  Model #WFE515SOES

         

Audible Signal,

Automatic Door Latch,

Bake,

Broil,

Cancel/Off,

Clock,

Control Lock,

Convection Modes,

Cook and Hold,

Cook Time Indicator,

Delay Start,

Frozen Bake,

Keep Warm Setting,

Language Conversion,

Sabbath Mode,

Start Time,

Stop Time,

Timer


 

                       

Hot Water Heater:  Rheem Performance 30 Gallon Short 6 year

3800-Watt Elements Electric Water Heater

            To Change the temperature, turn the power off,

                        Take cover off

Use a small screw driver to adjust the thermostat

                        To Drain the tank:

 

 


 

Heating and Air Conditioning

                        Amana PTAC unit Model PBH093G-35CB

                        Operation:

                       

            Air: 

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            Technical Information

 

Washer/Dryer Combination 

 

LG Electronica Model WM3997H

  4.2 Cubic feet Capacity

            Put clothes in, they will wash and dry.  The drying is done with steam

and then the moisture is drained out.  It is best to hang clothes up as soon as the dryer cycle is completed.

Best to use liquid detergents

 

Description:

4.2 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity

Ventless Condensing Drying

TurboWash® Technology

LG Steam Technology

Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty

           

How to remove WD from bathroom – you will need to remove the molding on

the inside of the bathroom doorway.  This will give you enough room to slide

the W/D out the door.  Put a piece of cardboard under the unit before you

slide it.  This will make the sliding much easier.

 

 


 

Bathroom Heater

 

Text Box: Cadet Com-Pak Heater Turn on heat by turning the knob clockwise. The more you turn it, the hotter it will be. Be sure to turn it of when you leave the bathroom.


 

 

                               

 

 

Bathroom Vent

 

Text Box: Delta Breez Ventilation Fan This is VERY quiet – you will hardly know it’s running. Good to run this when you take a shower to clear out the humidity.

 

Text Box: Thie vent is turned on by flipping the toggle switch on the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

                            

                                               

 

 

Towing Check List

                              

o    Check and correct tire pressure on tow vehicle and trailer

o    Make sue the wheel log nuts and bolts on tow vehicle and trailer are tightened to correct torque

o    Be sure the hitch, coupler, draw bar and other equipment that connect that trailer and the tow vehicle are properly secured and adjusted

o    Make sure the safety chains are properly criss-crossed and connected

o    Check that the wiring is properly connected; not touching the rod, but loose enough to make turns without disconnecting or damaging the wires

o    Make sure all running lights, brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are working

o    Verify that the brakes on the tow vehicle and trailer operate correctly

o    Be sure the trailer jack, tongue support and any attached stabilizers are raised and locked in place.

o    Check load distribution to be sure vehicle and trailer are properly balanced front to back and side to side

o    Check side and rear view mirrors to make sure you have good visibility.

o    Check routes and restrictions on bridges and tunnels

o    Make sure you have wheel chocks and jack stands

 

 

                                   

Prep interior for travel (see checklist)

o   Furnishings – secure furnishing.  IT is really important that nothing move in the trailer while you are driving.  This shift of weight may effect your ability to steer.

o   Refrigerator.                         

o   Hot water heater Door

o   Drain Hot Water Heater                              

o   Bathroom Door                                 

o   Windows Locked

 

Parking

            Leveling

            Hook ups

                        Water

                        Electric

                        Sewer

 

 

Storing

                        Drain Toilet

                        Drain Hot Water Tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Drain Hot Water Tank

Draining the hot water tank seems intimidating, but it is really easy.

 

First - Shut off power to the water heater before draining water.

Turn off the cold water supply.

Make sure hot water heater is full of water before you turn it on again.

To Drain

Hook up a garden hose to the fitting on the bottom of the tank.

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Text Box: Turn the nozzle at the hose attachment

Text Box: Run the other end of the hose out the front door.

  

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            Flip the pressure valve open.                     Check to see the water running

 

It’s easy, but very important that you do every step.

 

If you forget to flip the pressure valve, you might create a vacuum in the tank.

 

If you don’t open the valve where the hose is attached, the water will run out the bottom of the valve release.

 

Amana Heating and Air Unit: Technical info

 

                        Heat – Heat Pump with back up electric

                        Heat pump takes less energy to run and is effective down to about 40

degrees (F).  Then the electric heat will kick in to really warm things

up

                        Air Conditioning – Once you turn the AC on it may take up to 3

minutes of it to kick in.  Be patient.

 

 

·      Cooling Capacity (BTU): 9,300 BTU

·      Maximum Cooling Amps: 4.4 Amps

·      Maximum Cooling Watts: 960 Watts

·      Heating Capacity (BTU): 8,800 BTU

·      Maximum Heating Amps: 4 Amps

·      Maximum Heating Watts: 860 Watts

·      Heat: Heat Pump with Electric Heat Backup

·      CFM Room Circulation: 265 CFM

·      Energy Efficiency Rating: 9.7

·      Control Type: Digital

·      Remote Control Included: Yes

·      PTAC: No

·      Voltage: 230/208 Volts

·      9,300/9,100 BTUH Cooling Capacity

·      8,800/8,600 BTUH Heat Pump with Electric Heat Backup

·      230/208 Volts

·      Electronic Touch Pad with Remote Control

·      High Energy Efficiency with 9.7 EER

·      Saves you money when compared to lower EER models.

·      Easily Removable Condenser Top

·      Allows for quick and complete cleaning of outdoor coils.

·      This access for cleaning the outdoor coil enables easy removal of dirt and debris to help lengthen the life of the compressor and other system sealed components.

·      Remove six easy access screws and let the cleaning begin!

·      Easy Access Slide Out Filter

·      Has a permanent polypropylene filter mesh that is easy to remove and clean.

 

Return to  Air Section

           


 

 

Utilities

 

           


 

Electric

 

The house is designed to be set on a pad, hooked up to electric with 100 amp service, but can be set up with an RV style 50 amp electrical plug (or 30 amp plug).  With less than 100 amp service, you will need to pick and choose which circuit breakers to turn on as needed. 

 

Text Box: 50 Amp Plug on tongue side of the trailer            Electric can come in two ways:                                           

Text Box:

 

                                                                                 

                              

                                                                                     

   

 

 

 

                                 

                        

 

                       

           

Text Box: 100 Amp service up into the gray box under the trailer located under the laundry room area.

 

Text Box: Both entrances lead to the circuit breaker: Do not flip Breakers 1 & 3 unless you are connected to 100 amp service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you plug in any electric, be sure the circuit breakers are all OFF

 

If you are using 50 amp service, you will need to pick and choose which appliances to turn on.

 

Be sure NOT to turn on the hot water heater unless there is water in the tank

 


 

Water

Water enters the house through two different ways:

 

If set up on homesite, connect to a well or city water line through this blue pipe under the trailer.  The valve for this line is in the base of the bathroom vanity.  Be sure the valve is closed (horizontal) if you are connecting water through the RV water hose line on the side of the home.

                   

 

Water hookup with a hose, similar to an RV park, hooks in to the water line on the passenger side of the home.  The inside valve for this line is also under the bathroom vanity.

 

                        

 

If water is running out the bottom of the trailer when you hook up the hose, it is because you have left the bottom valve open – close it!

The incoming water is diverted to the toilet to the right and the hot water heater to the left.

 

 

Sewer

                        RV 

                        Homesite

            Off Grid         

                        Water

                                    Holding Tank

                                    From Lake

                        Electric

                                    Generators

                        Sewer

                                    Storage Tanks – Mobile

                                    Storage Tanks buried

Behind These Walls

            Look what is behind the walls before you nail or cut anything!

           

 


 

Behind These Walls

Starting at the front door and going counter clockwise

 

Wires at the top are for the outside light, ceiling fixture switch,

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lower wires are for the power plugs on the wall by the work counter

      

Wires over the doorway to go to outside light and switches to the right of the door (inside)

 

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Light switches and then down the bottom to wire the exterior socket

 

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wires along the stairway wall heading toward the front door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wires behind the stairs (up and under)

 

 

 

 

 

Wires above the stairs

 

 

 

 

Wires along top of stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind stairs

 

 


 

 

 

 

Coming through the wall where the circuit breaker is

The pole coming out of the bottom of the circuit breaker is connected to the box under the trailer

For the 100 amp service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back of circuit breaker box

 

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Bathroom wall by toilet.  Yellow wire going out through the wall is to the socket on

the exterior wall.

 

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Bathroom vent and heater electric and framing



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Bathroom – incoming waterlines from RV hookup (in wall) and homesite (on floor)

Drain for bathroom sink

 

 

 

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White wire is for the bathroom vanity lights

Orange wire is for the hot water heater

Yellow lines are for lights, sockets, and switches

 

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Orange is hot water heater

Blue and red water lines going into hot water heater and then coming out – the red and blue to the

left goes to the kitchen sink.

The black wire at the bottom is for the oven/stove range.

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Oven socket

Plumbing behind cabinets

Kitchen sink drain                                                                                                                          

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Kitchen ceiling lights and middle kitchen socket

Yellow wires going off to the left are for the light over the sink

And the Heating and Air unit

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FRAMING

14 inch centers

Triple plate around the top

Hurricane straps

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Wall board going up above the AC unit

 

 

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