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2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 Solar Ports User Manual

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2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 Solar Ports User Manual

With its integrated Solar Ports, the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to travel and easily ties in with Airstream’s dedication to sustainability and innovation. These Solar Ports are made with user comfort in mind in addition to environmental awareness. To guarantee the solar charging system’s durability and best performance, this introduction highlights the need for upkeep and care. The coach’s utility is increased with the Powered Rear Screen, which gives passengers control over ventilation and keeps mosquitoes at bay. The Hitch Cover also acts as a shield when the hitch is not in use, keeping it protected from weather damage. The 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19’s eco-friendliness, user-friendliness, and intelligent design are all harmoniously embodied by these characteristics.

Solar Ports

In addition to the 150 watts of solar power dedicated to your house batteries, your Airstream has two external ports that allow for the plug-and-play connection of additional solar panel arrays. There is a solar port on each side of the touring coach. There are limitations when considering which aftermarket panels to buy or how to build an external array. First, ensure the aftermarket solar panels do NOT include a solar controller/regulator. The system already has a controller. Connecting a second portable controller will negatively affect the system. The maximum total input for all solar power is 500 watts, and the touring coach is already factory-equipped with 150 watts (4.2 amps at 35 volts). Therefore, the maximum input for external solar power through the ports is limited to 350 watts. To achieve optimum results, the voltage of your external array should closely match the 35 volts of the existing rooftop array. If not, the circuit will dump and waste the lower voltage supply. Check the aftermarket solar panel manufacturer’s information on the solar panels you intend to use. Airstream recommends mimicking the factory-installed rooftop solar array using Merlin-manufactured solar panels, wired in “series,” when constructing your setup. Wiring the panels in “parallel” could potentially exceed the controller’s rating.

Touring Coach Solar Power

WARNING
Portable solar panels/arrays must not exceed 20 amps or the 100-volt rating of the solar controller.

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Awning
The awning manufacturer provides a complete Owner/Operator Manual for the awning located in your owner’s packet. The multiplex panels control the awning’s extend/retract feature as well as the awning lights.

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WARNING
The awning must be retracted before driving the Touring Coach. Damage may occur if the awning is not properly retracted. The awning will not extend while the vehicle’s engine is running.

CAUTION
Rear doors must be closed when operating the awning or if the vehicle is left unattended, due to a seismic sensor, with the awning extended. Damage may occur if the awning is extended or retracted with the rear doors open.

Awning Use In Wind and Rain
The automatic extra strong awning comes with a Direct Response™ System seismic sensor. The Direct Response™ System is an innovative seismic sensor system that automatically activates the 12V motor and retracts the awning in strong winds, thus avoiding possible damage to the awning.

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NOTE
If wind or extended periods of rain are expected, retract the awning and secure as for travel. The effects of wind and rain on any awning are unpredictable. Severe damage to the vehicle and or the awning may result and cannot be covered by warranty.

CAUTION
Never use the awning with damaged fabric. Make sure the awning can be correctly retracted.

Awning Manual Override
If the power to the vehicle is not available, the awning can be safely retracted using the manual override located on the idler (right) end of the case. A ratchet and socket extension has been included and is located under the passenger side compartment floor.Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 2023 Solar Ports User Manual 01

  1. Remove the thumb screw from the backside of the decorative awning cap. The cap will be held in place by Velcro which must be released before removing.
  2. Remove the cover from the right end of the awning and save.
  3. Insert the 3/8” socket drive extension and handle into the square drive hole inside the end cap.
  4. Turn the handle clockwise until the awning is retracted.
  5. Replace the end cap.

CAUTION
After closing the awning with the manual override, the lead rail may move out from the case 1/4”-1/2”. This is normal and the awning is secure for travel until power is restored or repairs are completed. Do NOT attempt to force the lead rail in with the override, serious damage can occur to the awning.

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NOTE
Manual override cannot be used to extend the awning.

Care and Maintenance

  1. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Like any other part of the touring coach, an owner should periodically inspect the awning. The following items should be checked.
  2. All mounting brackets are tight.
  3. Check all pivot points for enlargements of holes or broken rivets.
  4. Check end caps for cracking and splitting.
  5. Check that the awning rail is tight against the coach and all screws are tight.
  6. Check the canopy for loose stitching and possible shrinkage or puckering.
  7. Clean and lubricate all tension knobs and pivots of the touring coach, an owner should periodically inspect the awning. The following items should be checked.
  8. All mounting brackets are tight.
  9. Check all pivot points for enlargements of holes or broken rivets.
  10. Check end caps for cracking and splitting.
  11. Check that the awning rail is tight against the coach and all screws are tight.
  12. Check the canopy for loose stitching and possible shrinkage or puckering.
  13. Clean and lubricate all tension knobs and pivot.

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Solar Ports Care and Maintenance

The screen above the galley can be opened as well, by sliding the screen up. This screen can be used to pass food, drinks, or other items outside. It can also be used to access the galley’s faucet without the need to climb into the touring coach.

CAUTION
Check that the screen door is open before closing the exterior door. Failure to follow this caution could result in damage to the screen door.

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Powered Rear Screen Tips

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To lower the rear power screen, press the down button on the multiplex control panel once. To stop the power screen in the position that you want, press the button again or allow the screen to stop automatically when it reaches its set limit. To raise the power screen, press the up button on the multiplex control panel.

How To Remove The Hitch Cover

Hitch Cover Protection

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  1. Kneel behind the rear bumper. There are two black wing nuts on each corner of the cover shown below.
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  2. Rotate each wing nut 1/4 turn, pull down and remove
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  3. Pull straight down to remove the cover. Once removed you can store this in one of the rear storage compartments. Reverse these instructions to
    reinstall. The 7-way Plug is just behind the hitch cover.

FAQS

How do the Solar Ports on the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 contribute to sustainable travel?

The Solar Ports harness solar energy to power various components, reducing the reliance on traditional power sources and promoting eco-friendly practices.

What care and maintenance practices are recommended for the Solar Ports to ensure optimal performance?

Regular cleaning of the solar panels and inspection for any debris or damage is recommended for maintaining the efficiency of the Solar Ports.

Can the Solar Ports be customized for additional solar panels on the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Depending on the model, there may be provisions for customization, allowing users to add extra solar panels for increased charging capacity.

What precautions should be taken during the care and maintenance of the Solar Ports to avoid damage?

Users are advised to avoid using abrasive cleaners and to follow manufacturer guidelines for cleaning to prevent potential damage to the solar panels.

How does the Powered Rear Screen enhance the travel experience in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

The Powered Rear Screen provides passengers with control over ventilation, allowing fresh air while keeping insects out, enhancing overall comfort during travel.

Is the Powered Rear Screen adjustable for different levels of ventilation in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Yes, the Powered Rear Screen typically comes with adjustable settings, enabling users to tailor the level of ventilation to their preferences.

What care and maintenance is recommended for the Powered Rear Screen to ensure smooth operation?

Regular inspection for any debris or damage, as well as lubrication of moving parts, is recommended for the proper care and maintenance of the Powered Rear Screen.

Can the Hitch Cover on the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19 be customized for a secure fit?

The Hitch Cover is designed to provide a secure fit, and while customization options may vary, it is generally crafted to fit the hitch securely.

What care and maintenance practices are recommended for the Hitch Cover to ensure durability?

Regular cleaning and inspection for wear and tear are recommended to ensure the Hitch Cover continues to provide effective protection for the hitch.

Is the Hitch Cover weather-resistant in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Yes, the Hitch Cover is typically designed to be weather-resistant, protecting the hitch from the elements during periods of non-use.

Can the Solar Ports be used to charge the coach’s internal battery system in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Yes, the Solar Ports are designed to charge the coach’s internal battery system, providing a sustainable and renewable energy source.

Are there specific guidelines for winterizing the Solar Ports in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Winterizing guidelines may include protecting the Solar Ports from harsh weather conditions and ensuring they are free from snow or ice accumulation.

How does the Hitch Cover contribute to the overall maintenance of the hitch on the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

The Hitch Cover provides an additional layer of protection, preventing debris and weather-related damage to the hitch, which contributes to its overall maintenance.

Can the Powered Rear Screen be operated independently of other systems in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

Depending on the model’s features, the Powered Rear Screen may have independent controls for separate operations, offering flexibility to users.

Are there specific troubleshooting steps provided for the Solar Ports in case of performance issues in the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Interstate 19?

The user manual typically includes troubleshooting steps for common issues with the Solar Ports, assisting users in resolving performance-related concerns.

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