2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer Owner’s Manual
The 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer captures the spirit of wanderlust and adventure and promises a trip on the open road that you’ll never forget. This well-made and flexible travel trailer is made to be your home away from home, giving you comfort and ease wherever you go. When you walk in, you’ll find a warm and friendly interior with modern amenities and well-planned layouts. The fully-stocked kitchen lets you make tasty meals, and the cozy bedrooms are a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer is great for families, couples, and solo travelers who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and make memories along the way. It is well-made and pays attention to every detail.
KITCHEN RANGE & OVEN (IF SO EQUIPPED)
To prevent damage, always use the manufacturer’s recommended size flat bottom pan(s). Generally, the pan should be large enough to cover the burner, but not be more than one inch larger than the burner grate.
Do not use a broiler pan, griddle or any other large utensil that covers more than one burner at a time. This will create excessive heat that may cause melting, sooting or discoloration.
The use of undersized pans could expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of pans to burner will improve efficiency.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide for detailed operation, cleaning and safety information.
Oven (if so equipped)
The propane gas oven must have 12-volt power to operate. If you have any questions contact your dealer or our customer service department. Do not use the oven as a storage area.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide for detailed operation, cleaning and safety information.
COOKING WITH PROPANE
See the Propane System Section for important safety instructions. Refer to the manufacturer’s owners manual for detailed operating and safety instructions for all propane appliances.
IN CASE OF A GREASE FIRE
Grease is flammable. Never allow grease to collect around top burners or on the cook top surface. Wipe up spills immediately. Refer to Section 2 – Safety Precautions, for fire safety and fire extinguisher information.
The refrigerator is not intended for quick freezing or cooling. We recommend stocking it with pre-frozen or pre-cooled food when possible. The shelves should not be covered with paper or plastic and the food items should be arranged so air can circulate freely. Keep the area at the back of the refrigerator clean and free of debris. Check for obstructions in the exterior refrigerator vent area (i.e., spider webs, bird nests, etc.). Use a soft cloth to dust off the debris.
For optimum efficiency and performance, it is recommended the refrigerator be checked at least twice a year as part of the routine maintenance.
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
The following are general cleaning guidelines. For detailed information on cleaning your specific refrigerator, refer to the manufacturer’s user’s guide.
Cleaning the interior
- Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
- Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
- For the inside of the refrigerator, use a warm water and baking soda solution consisting of approximately 1 tablespoon (15ml) baking soda to 1 quart (1 liter) of water. This solution both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.
- Leave an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer compartments to help prevent odors.
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal operating environments. If the environment is particularly greasy or dusty, or if there is significant pet traffic, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
- Remove the base grille.
- Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille, the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area of the condenser.
- Replace the base grille when finished.
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
To keep the value of your recreation vehicle, perform regular maintenance using the proper materials and procedures. Using the wrong cleaner may result in damage to the surfaces in your vehicle. Check with the manufacturer’s information for the recommended cleaning agent. If in doubt, check to see if the cleaner will cause damage by testing a small area out of sight or contact your dealer for assistance. Do not use flammable liquids or sprays to clean the recreation vehicle.
Décor items such as décor glass, furniture, window treatments, shades and blinds should be cared for as follows:
Décor Glass (if so equipped)
Use a glass cleaner to remove smudges, smears and spots. If there is any decorative etching on the décor glass, use care when cleaning around that area.
To retain the value of your recreation vehicle, maintain the furniture upholstery carefully and keep the interior clean. Vacuum the furniture regularly using a soft brush attachment to remove any loose dirt or debris.
Fabric (if so equipped)
It is recommended the fabric be professionally cleaned if it becomes stained or soiled. The professional cleaner should be made aware the fabrics that may have been treated to be fire resistant. For more information, refer to the specific furniture manufacturer’s care instructions.
Ultraleather™ (if so equipped)
It is recommended the Ultraleather™ be professionally cleaned if it becomes stained or soiled. For more information, refer to the specific furniture manufacturer’s care instructions.
Leather (if so equipped)
Periodic vacuuming, using a dry cloth to wipe up spills immediately, and using a damp cloth on problem areas, will help to keep your leather furniture in good condition. Leather surfaces can vary as do the cleaning methods. Refer to the furniture manufacturer’s recommendation, or consult a cleaning professional.
It is recommended you do not use any cleaners containing oils, waxes or silicones. Cleaners containing silicone can eventually destroy the finish on the leather. Cleaners containing oils or waxes should not be used as they leave residues on the surface of the leather which can attract more dirt which can eventually lead to cracking
Fabric – Drapes and valances
Dust occasionally with a vacuum and soft brush attachment. It is recommended the fabric be professionally cleaned if it becomes stained or soiled. The professional cleaner should be made aware the fabrics that may have been treated to be fire-resistant.
Shades should be vacuumed periodically to remove dust. It doesn’t matter what type of shade or fabric you have, using your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery brush on low suction will remove most dust and dirt from the shade.
Refer to the shade manufacturer’s owner’s manual for additional and detailed information.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To protect your recreation vehicle’s exterior finish, wash it often and thoroughly.
For recreation vehicles with painted exterior graphics: If desired you may wash and wax your vehicle 60 days after purchase. The exterior paint does need time to cure before any wax is applied to the exterior surface. Careful maintenance for the first 60 days will assure a long lasting durable finish.
Your recreation vehicle is exposed to many environmental conditions that have an adverse affect on the paint finish:
- Road Salt and Sodium Chloride
- Road Tar / Bugs
- Bird Droppings / Tree Sap
- Industrial Fallout / Acid Rain /Pollution UV Exposure and Moisture
The most common problems resulting from these conditions are corrosion, staining, and chemical spotting. Generally, the longer the foreign material remains in contact with the exterior finish, the more extensive the damage. These problems can be minimized by regularly scheduled washing and polishing. Wash your recreation vehicle as soon as possible if it becomes contaminated with foreign material.
Avoid parking under trees or near ocean sea salt. Ice or snow should not be scraped from the painted surface: Brush off!
Gravel roads should be avoided. Anti-freeze, gasoline or washer solvents if spilled on the painted surface should be rinsed off with water immediately. Bugs and bird droppings should be rinsed off daily.
Commercial washing should be avoided. Wash with cold water using a mild liquid soap. Dry wiping with a dry cloth is not recommended.
Make sure the recreation vehicle’s surface temperature is cool, under 90 F, and out of direct sunlight. A shaded area is ideal for washing your vehicle as direct sunlight causes water spotting. Use a mild soap or detergent. Most auto care stores will carry a car wash shampoo. Try to avoid combination wash-n-wax products as these waxes can cause build up and are designed for smaller surfaces. Have two dedicated sponges or wash mitts: one for the exterior walls and one for the wheels and under-carriage. Brushes or wash mitts that are made of plastic bristles are acceptable for use on tires and wheel wells, but are not intended for use on the exterior walls. Avoid using such items on painted surfaces as they will damage the finish. Wash the wheels and wheel wells first as this removes heavy dirt and debris and prevents it from splattering on panels. Wet the entire area down to remove loose dirt and grime, then hand wash one area at a time using your dedicated paint finish sponge or wash mitt.
Wash from the top and work your way down, rinsing frequently to minimize grit abrasion. Follow with a final rinse of water. This process will remove most contamination from the recreation vehicle’s surface. For stubborn stains such as road tar or bug stains, use an ammonia-based glass cleaner or a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a damp cloth followed immediately by warm soapy water, and rinsing with clean water.
This may not dissolve the road tar, but it will loosen tar and bug stains and remove them from the surface. Do not use solvent-based cleaners on bird droppings or tree sap as these are water based stains. They can be dissolved using an ammonia-based glass cleaner, warm soapy water and a little “elbow grease”. Once again, after removing stubborn stains immediately rinse with clean water.
TRAVEL TRAILERS – SEALANT DIAGRAM
- Trim Edges
- Roof items
- Slideout Roof /Floor
- Storage Compartments
Access Doors/Wheel Wells
A: The dimensions and weight of the 2017 model may vary based on the specific floorplan, but most travel trailers are around 20 to 35 feet in length and have a weight ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 pounds.
A: The sleeping capacity of the 2017 model varies, but it can typically sleep 2 to 8 people, depending on the floorplan and bed arrangements.
A: The 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer may offer features such as a fully equipped kitchen with appliances, a bathroom with a shower, a dinette, entertainment center, storage options, and more.
A: Some travel trailer models, including the 2017 model, may have slide-outs that can expand the living space when parked.
A: The recommended towing vehicle for the 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer depends on its weight and specifications. Typically, a mid-sized or full-sized SUV or truck with appropriate towing capacity is suitable.
A: Yes, most travel trailers, including the 2017 model, are equipped with a bathroom that includes a toilet, sink, and shower.
A: Travel trailers generally have insulation and climate control systems to provide comfort in various weather conditions. The effectiveness may vary based on the specific model and insulation package.
A: The freshwater tank capacity of the 2017 model may range from 30 to 60 gallons, depending on the specific floorplan.
A: Yes, manufacturers often offer optional packages that include various upgrades, such as premium interiors, technology packages, and outdoor enhancements.
A: The number of axles on the 2017 model depends on its size and weight. Many travel trailers have one or two axles.
A: Yes, the 2017 model typically comes with a limited warranty that covers various components and systems. The exact details of the warranty may vary, so it’s essential to review the manufacturer’s warranty information.
A: Depending on its features, some models of the 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer may be suitable for off-grid camping with provisions for solar power and increased water and waste capacities.
A: The 2017 Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer may come with safety features such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide alarms, and safety egress windows.
A: Travel trailers, including the 2017 model, can be pet-friendly, but it’s essential to check with the manufacturer or dealer for specific pet-related features and amenities.
A: You can find authorized dealers by visiting the official Highland Ridge RV website, contacting their customer service, or using online RV dealer locators.