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Jayco Embark 2023 Before leaving campsite User Manual

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Jayco Embark 202Before leaving the campsite User Manual

Before leaving the campsite

  1. Make sure all fluids are at proper levels (engine oil, transmission fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid).
  2. Check the fuel gauge and lights on the motor home. Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights while you activate the controls. Check the turn signal and high beam indicators on the instrument panel.
  3. Examine the tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks.
  4. Check tire pressure and correct it according to manufacturer specifications.
  5. Check wheel nuts for tightness.
  6. Inspect and work all interior and exterior latches and locks and lube if necessary.
  7. Make sure the batteries are fully charged and installed correctly.
  8. Turn ON the motor home 12-volt battery disconnect switch.
  9. Inspect the power cord and carefully clean the contacts if necessary. Plug in the power cord to an appropriate power source.
  10. Turn on the interior lights and check outlets for polarity. If needed, replace any blown fuses. Check the circuit breakers and test the GFCI circuits.
  11. inspect and turn on the propane gas system (if so equipped). If you have any questions, contact your independent dealer or a qualified propane gas service rep-presentative for assistance. If the propane system is functioning properly, test any pilot lights or direct spark ignition features.
  12. Inspect and test all safety detectors. If needed, replace any drained or dis-charged batteries. If you have a defective or damaged safety detector, replace it immediately.
  13. Inspect the leveling jacks for operation. If needed, perform maintenance as per the manufacturer’s information.
  14. Test all exterior and interior lights. Replace any bulbs that are burnt out.
  15. Prepare the chassis portion of the motor home for the camping season in accordance with the Chassis Guide.
  16. Wash the exterior of the motor home. Do a sealant inspection and repair as necessary.
  17. De-winterize and sanitize system.
  18.  If you are towing a vehicle, connect it to the motor home and test all connections and lights (if applicable).
  19. Test brakes for proper operation.
  20. Fill the fresh water tank. Disconnect, drain and store the garden hose on the bracket.
  21. Check the seat belt buckles and release mechanisms for positive action and secure connections.

Before leaving the campsite

  1. Check the area under the motor home after overnight parking and look for fuel, water, oil or other fluid leaks. If leaks are detected, find the cause and correct it immediately.
  2. Turn off propane tanks (if so equipped).
  3. Empty black and gray holding tank, rinse as needed.
  4. Retract any awnings and secure them for transport.
  5. Close all the roof vents.
  6. Close windows and latch blinds.
  7. Disconnect the cable TV and phone hookups and lower the TV antenna.
  8.  Turn off the interior lights, water heater, furnace and water pump.
  9. Secure any loose, heavy or sharp objects in the motor home or exterior compart-ments.
  10. Disconnect the power cord and ensure it is stored correctly.
  11. Disconnect any water connections.
  12. Water pump and water heater (if applicable) turned off.
  13. Fasten all interior and exterior doors securely; lock them (if applicable). Latch drawers, cabinets and doors.
  14. Move slide out(s) in and lock it in place (if applicable).
  15. Walk around your motor home one last time to make sure everything is stored away and the baggage compartments are closed and locked.
  16. Refrigerator door locked.
  17. Furnace turned off.
  18. Make sure the leveling jacks are retracted to the travel position.
  19. Retract step.
  20. secure and lock the entrance door.

Motor Home Storage

Properly preparing your motor home for storage during periods of non-usage will prevent problems from arising. It will also make it easier to get started again for the following camping trip or season. To prevent costly freeze-ups, winterize the plumbing system when it will not be in use for an extended period of time, especially if it is stored in colder climates.

Prior to storage:

  1. Prepare the chassis for storage in accordance to the Chassis Guide. Remember to use fuel additives and supplements if recommended.
  2. Wash and wax the exterior of the vehicle. Do a sealant inspection and repair as necessary.
  3. Inspect and clean tires. Check for wear, cracks and inflation pressure.
  4. Inspect and seal off any area that offers an entry point for rodents, birds or insects. Cover all external outlets (i.e. furnace, vents etc.). Damage from birds, rodents, insect, etc., is not covered under the “Motorized Transferable Limited Warranty” applicable to your motor home.
  5. Close all windows, roof vents and range hood vent.
  6. Turn the furnace thermostat(s) to the OFF position (if equipped).
  7. If your motor home is equipped with a gas/electric DSI range, light a range gas burner to consume any gas remaining in the lines. Once the flame extinguishes itself, turn the burner valve OFF.
  8. Drain all water lines. Make sure the motor home is winterized.
  9. Winterize the toilet and appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes washer).
  10. Drain and flush all holding tanks (fresh water, gray water, black water and/or hot water tanks).
  11. Adding fuel stabilizer to the generator will aid in preventing condensation and fuel varnishing.
  12. Turn OFF the motor home 12-volt battery disconnect switch.
  13. Turn OFF the inverter mode at the remote.
  14. Disconnect the batteries to prevent battery discharge.
  15. Remove all perishables from the refrigerator/freezer. Defrost, wash and dry the interior of the refrigerator/freezer and prop (or block) the doors open so air can circulate and prevent mildew.
  16. Remove all perishables from the cabinets. Leave the cabinets and doors ajar to allow air circulation and prevent mildew and musty odors.
  17. Lubricate locks and hinges on exterior doors.

While the motor home is being stored

If the vehicle is stored outside in areas of heavy snow, you should periodically brush the snow off to prevent excessive accumulation and prevent possible roof damage.

Featured Components Quick Reference Chart

Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with some of the items listed below. This is a partial listing and it is not intended to cover all components. All information is the latest available at the time of publication. Jayco reserves the right to change any of the following information without notice.

Component Manufacturer Website
Air Conditioner Coleman-Mach mach
Antenna, TV Winegard


Lippert Components Carefree of Colorado Dometic
Camera, Back up/side view ASA Electronics Rear View Safety
Electronic components/systems See manufacturers’ user guide
Entrance Step Lippert Components

Fan, Exhaust 12V

Atwood Maxx Fan products/fans

Fireplace Twinstar Furrion
Furnace Atwood
Generator Onan
Inverter Magnum Energy
Leveling Jack System Equalizer Systems Lippert Components
Microwave See manufacturers’ user guide
Outside Shower / Utility Center B & B Molders
Propane Tank Manchester Tank
Propane/Carbon Alarm Monoxide See manufacturers’ user guide
Propane Regulator Manchester Tank


Atwood Suburban products/cooking

Range hood Ventline Inc.
Refrigerator Norcold
Safety Alarms See manufacturers’ user guide
Satellite System Winegard
Tank Sprayer/BLK B & B Molders
Thermostat Coleman-Mach mach
Toilet Thetford Corp.
Water Heater, Tank DSI Water Heater, Tankless Atwood Greenbrier Girard Systems
Water Pump, 12V Shurflo East
Service Date Mileage Work Performed Performed By Notes

Ownership Notification
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□ Change of Owner □Transfer of Limited Warranty
(If Applicable – see limited
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