Airstream Travel Trailer Tommy Bahama Interstate 24 2023 User Manual

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Airstream Travel Trailer Tommy Bahama Interstate 24 2023 User Manual


Safety Precautions
Many things can be construed as safety-related, but the most important is your common sense. If you are careless with matches, cigarettes, flammable material, or any other hazardous material, you surely realize your potential for accidents is greatly increased.
You will find many safety recommendations in this section and throughout the manual. The following recommendations are the ones we consider to be the most important.

Weight Distribution
Touring coaches have fresh water and waste water tanks, a water heater, and storage areas. It gives
you great flexibility in loading. With flexibility comes responsibility. If you want to load down all the storage compartments, the number of fluids may have to be reduced. It is a trade off so plan wisely. Distribute your additional cargo as evenly as possible with the heaviest objects located as low as possible.
Do you really want to carry a full freshwater tank to
a RV park 1,000 miles away and then hook up to a city water supply? Even if you’re going to a remote area, you can usually fill your water tank shortly before entering the area. Just reducing your load by 10 gallons of water lets you carry an additional 30 pounds of cargo.

Tire Safety
Properly maintained tires improve the steering, stopping, traction, and load-carrying capability of your vehicle. Refer to Section 9 – Maintenance for tire care and safety information.

Appliances and Equipment
The appliances (stove) and equipment (hot water heater, furnace, generator, etc.) typically operate on liquefied petroleum (LP) gas. LP gas is flammable and is contained under high pressure. Improper use may result in a fire and/or explosion. Make sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual as well as those in the specific owner’s manuals of the appliances and equipment.

Generator Safety
Do not operate the generator in an enclosed building or in a partly enclosed area, such as a garage. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual and the generator manufacturer’s manual. Refer to Section 5 – Interior for generator information.

Mold and mold spores exist throughout indoor and outdoor environments. There is no practical wayto eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; however, the way to control indoor
growth is to control moisture. Refer to Section 3 – General Information for information on controlling condensation and molds.

Chemical Sensitivity and Ventilation

Chemical Sensitivity
Immediately after the purchase of your new recreational vehicle and sometimes after it has been closed up for an extended period of time, you may notice a strong odor and/or experience a chemical sensitivity. This is not a defect in your recreational vehicle. Like your home, there are many different products used in the construction of recreational vehicles, such as carpet, linoleum, plywood, insulation, upholstery, etc. Formaldehyde is also the by-product of combustion and numerous household products, such as some paints, coatings, and cosmetics. However, recreational vehicles are much smaller than your home and therefore, the exchange of air inside a recreational vehicle is significantly less than in a home. These products, when new or when exposed to elevated temperatures and/or humidity, may off-gas different chemicals, including formaldehyde. This off-gassing, in combination with the minimum air exchange, may cause you to experience irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as sometimes headache, nausea, and a variety of asthma-like symptoms. Elderly persons and young children, as well as anyone with a history of asthma, allergies, or lung problems, may be more susceptible to the effects of off-gassing.

Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring substance and is an important chemical used widely by industries
to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present inside the touring coach. Ventilation of the unit normally reduces the exposure to a comfortable level.
Trace levels of formaldehyde are released from smoking, cooking, use of soaps and detergents, such as carpet shampoos and cosmetics, and many other household products. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde while others may not have any reaction to the same levels of formaldehyde. Amounts released decrease over time.
Your Airstream touring coach was manufactured using low formaldehyde-emitting (LFE) wood products,
the use of which is typical in the recreation vehicle industry. Formaldehyde has an important role in
the adhesives used to bind wood products used in recreation vehicles. The wood products in your coach are designed to emit formaldehyde at or lower than industry guidelines and should not produce symptoms in most individuals.

While LFE wood products typically do not emit formaldehyde at a level that would cause symptoms in most individuals, it is possible, though not likely,
for symptoms to occur when the touring coach is
not properly ventilated. Ventilation is an essential requirement for touring coach use for many reasons. Any effects of formaldehyde can be greatly reduced by actions such as opening windows, opening roof vents, running the air conditioner, or some combination thereof. In addition, the emission of formaldehyde by these products naturally decreases rapidly over time.
Airstream strongly suggests you take measures to properly ventilate your touring coach on a regular basis. If you have any questions with respect to proper ventilation of your touring coach, please do not hesitate to contact your dealer or Airstream.

To reduce or lessen exposure to chemicals from off-gassing, it is of utmost importance that you ventilate your recreational vehicle. Ventilation should occur frequently after purchase and at times when the temperatures and humidity are elevated. Remember, off-gassing is accelerated by heat and humidity. Open windows, exhaust vents, and doors. Operate ceiling and/or other fans, roof AC, and use a fan to force stale air out and bring fresh air in. Decreasing the flow of air by sealing the recreational vehicle increases the formaldehyde level in the vehicle’s indoor air.

Do Not Smoke
It is recommended you do not smoke inside your recreational vehicle. In addition to causing damage to your recreational vehicle, tobacco smoke releases formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals.

Medical Advice
Questions regarding the effects of formaldehyde on your health should be submitted to your doctor or local health department.

Alarms and Detectors
Parts of this section on the combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector is a reprint of the manual included with the device and provided to you in the Airstream owner’s briefcase. Please read, understand, and follow all aspects of the complete manual before activating and operating the Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector. If you have not received the manual, contact your dealership to obtain one, or contact Airstream Customer Relations at 937-596-6111.

Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important operating instructions or to potentially hazardous situations. Pay special attention to these items.

Smoke Alarm
If smoke is detected you will be alerted by 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause and the detectors LED will flash red as the alarm is sounding. If the alarm does sound exit immediately and call the Fire Department.
The Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector will “chirp” once a minute for at least 30 days when the battery is weak. The battery must immediately be replaced with a fresh one.

Carbon Monoxide Detector
If you hear the Carbon Monoxide alarm move everyone to a source of fresh air. When Carbon Monoxide is detected you will be alerted by 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause and the detectors LED will flash red
as the alarm is sounding. If the alarm does sound exit immediately and call the Fire Department. The manual pertaining to the smoke/Carbon Monoxide detector is included in the paperwork given to you
at the dealership. Please read and follow all care, maintenance, and safety information contained in the manual.
Carefully read and understand the contents of the provided instruction manual before using the detector. Store the manual in a safe place for future reference. Pay particular attention to the safety warnings. Pass the manual on to any subsequent users of the alarm.

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