Winnebago Spirit 2019
The 2019 Winnebago Spirit is a Class C motorhome that strikes the right balance between comfort, convenience, and price. This great RV stands out with its sleek exterior and attention to detail. It will take you on amazing trips on the open road. When you go inside, you’ll find a well-thought-out layout that makes the most of space and usefulness. There’s a comfortable living room, a fully equipped kitchen, cozy bedrooms, and a convenient bathroom. The Spirit 2019 has a lot of features to make your trip more enjoyable, like a lot of storage space, entertainment systems, and easy-to-use controls. This motorhome is easy to drive because it has a stable engine and is easy to control. The Winnebago Spirit 2019 is the perfect travel companion, whether you’re going on a family trip or looking for a cozy place to stay. It has the right mix of comfort, convenience, and affordability to make your trips truly memorable.
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This operator’s manual was prepared to aid you in the proper care and operation of the vehicle and equipment.
Please read this manual completely to understand how everything in your coach works before taking it on its “maiden voyage”. In addition, please become familiar with the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: This manual describes many features of your motorhome and includes instructions for its safe use.
This manual, including photographs and illustrations, is of a general nature only. Some equipment and features described or shown in this manual may be optional or unavailable on your model. Because of Winnebago Industries®’ continuous program of product improvement, it is possible that recent product changes and information may not be included.
The instructions included in this manual are intended as a guide, and in no way extend the responsibilities of Winnebago Industries beyond the standard written warranty as presented in this manual. The descriptions, illustrations, and specifications in this manual were correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right to change specifications or design without notice, and without
incurring obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.
The materials in your InfoCase contain warranty information and operating and maintenance instructions for the various appliances and components in your motorhome.
NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and manuals for the various appliances and components have been incorporated into the Operator’s Manual Supplement for your convenience.
Please read the FAQ in Section 1 of the Operator’s Manual Supplement for more details.
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is made to the vehicle chassis manual that is provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on which this motorhome is built.
Consult the chassis manual for operating, safety, and maintenance instructions pertaining to the chassis section of the motorhome.
SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN THIS MANUAL
Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled Danger, Warning, Caution, Notice, or Note. These terms alert you to precautions that may involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to your personal safety. Read and follow them carefully.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious personal injury
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious personal injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate personal injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury
NOTE: A “Note” is not necessarily safetyrelated, but indicates a recommendation or special point of information that could assist in understanding the use or care of a feature item.
This motorhome has been thoroughly inspected before shipment. Your dealer is responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all motorhome components.
As a part of the pre-delivery inspection procedure, the dealer is responsible for road testing the motorhome, noting, and correcting any problems before delivery
Familiarize yourself with State/Province and local regulations before traveling. There are many local rules that may impact your RV travels
FRONT AXLE TIRE ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front suspension and steering alignment checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle according to your needs. Thereafter, have alignment inspected periodically to maintain vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven tire wear.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Your dealer will be glad to provide any additional information you need, as well as answer any questions you might have about operating the equipment in your coach. When it comes to service, remember that your dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance that you may require during your ownership of this vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling, you may take your vehicle to any authorized Winnebago Industries® dealership and request their assistance.
See the Service Dealer Directory in your InfoCase.
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
- Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be occupied while the vehicle is moving.
- Make sure all passengers have seat belts fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be positioned snug over the shoulder.
- For pregnant women: Never place the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm. Adjust the lap belt across your hips/ pelvis, and below your belly. Place the shoulder belt across your chest (between your breasts) and away from your neck. • Child restraints should be installed properly according to manufacturer’s instructions. See “Child Restraints”.
- All moveable or swiveling seats should be placed and locked in travel position while the vehicle is moving.
- Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats while the vehicle is moving.
- Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while vehicle is moving.
- Examine the escape window and be familiar with its operation.
- Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for proper charge and operating condition. This should also be done before beginning a vacation or any extended trip.
Operating, servicing and maintaining this vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passengervehicle.
This motorhome has been designed,
manufactured and tested with concern for
the protection of it’s occupants. We
recommend you perform the following
inspections for your safety and the safety
of your passengers before starting your
- LP GAS SYSTEM – Turn off at tank for traveling. Test for leaks upon arrival at destination before lighting pilots.
- WHEELS – Inspect for damage and check lug nuts for tightness.
- TIRES – Inspect for wear and damage and check for recommended air pressure.
- LIGHTING – Test for proper operation of all interior and exterior lights including dash lights, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, clearance lights, and turn signals.
- EXITS – Inspect release mechanism on emergency exit window, test both locks on main entrance door for ease of operation and instruct passengers how to use both means of exit.
- SEAT BELTS – Direct passengers to designated seats, be certain swivel seats are locked into position, and require use of a seat belt. See operator’s manual for occupancy and weight restrictions.
- APPLIANCES – Turn off and latch or lock doors where provided.
- LOOSE PARCELS – Store securely.
- UTILITY SUPPLY LINES – Disconnect all electrical, sewer and water lines and secure properly.
- ENTRANCE DOOR STEP – Assure step is in retracted position for traveling. Read your motorhome and chassis owner’s manual for further precautions.
- Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.
- Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle
- Do not operate the cruise control on icy or extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy traffic, or in any other traffic situation where a constant speed cannot be maintained.
- Use care when accelerating or decelerating on a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can cause skidding and loss of control.
- Never drive the vehicle with a slideout room extended.
- Driving through water deep enough to wet the brakes may affect stopping distance or cause the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake operation in a safe area to be sure they have not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if a difference in braking efficiency is noticeable.
- Adverse weather conditions and extremes in terrain may affect handling and/or performance of your vehicle. Refer to your chassis manual for complete and related information on driving your vehicle.
- Doors – Verify all interior and exterior doors are shut and/or stowed and latches are in place where provided.
FUEL AND PROPANE GAS
All pilot lights, appliances, and their ignitors (see operating instructions) shall be turned off before refueling of motor fuel tanks and/or propane containers. Can cause ignition of flammable vapors, which can lead to a fire or explosion and result in death or serious injury
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
The appliances installed in your motorhome are manufactured by reputable RV appliance makers and have been tested by independent laboratories to meet all applicable standards and codes set for RV appliances.
See Section 2 – Safety and Precautions of this manual for any safety and precautions you need to take regarding the operation of your appliances.
The refrigerator in your coach can operate
from either of two energy sources available to the
- 120-Volt AC Electric
- Propane Gas
To be able to use both types of energy, the refrigerator does not have a compressor like household refrigerators. Instead, it uses an ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically, ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by heat produced from either propane gas flame or electrical heat element. The ammonia vapor is then carried to the finned condenser where it liquefies. The liquid then flows to an evaporator where it creates cooling by evaporation. The ammonia circulates back into the water solution and the cooling cycle continues.
Do not let children play inside the motorhome unattended. Unlike your home refrigerator/freezer that one could push open the door from the inside, your motorhome refrigerator has a travel latch and when engaged would trap a child inside resulting in suffocation leading to death or serious injury
Before operating the refrigerator when the motorhome is stationary, place a small level on the bottom of the refrigerator and make certain the unit is level. If over 1/2 of the bubble is inside the circle in any direction, the coach is level enough for continuous operation of the refrigerator while parked.