VW Crafter
MANUAL
Kitchen&Furniture
The furniture is made of natural materials, so it requires careful use. All drawers use two locks, one on each side of the drawer. In order to open or close the drawer, you must press the drawer firmly and evenly on both sides. Since the vehicle may be used in a shaking environment, the drawer rails should be checked regularly and the fasteners should be tightened if loosened. If the drawer retainers fail, they must be replaced. The refrigerator should be latched to avoid damage.
Taking care of the condition of wooden furniture is the responsibility of the user.
Water
The water system is arranged as in an ordinary house. The pump turns on automatically, so you do not need to specifically turn it on before using the water. To turn on the hot water, see paragraph. The faucet in the kitchen has a retractable watering can so that it can be used outside. Hot water, if turned on and heated, takes some time to reach the kitchen faucet due to the distance from the water heater.
Water is poured in through the neck located on the right side of the technical area. To fill with water, remove the cover and unscrew the cap. Insert the water hose into the neck and pour water in, checking the level with the gauges on the panel. The gauges are activated by lifting the LEVEL switch
HOT Water
The hot water supply is provided by a 220 volt electric water heater, which is installed on the left side of the luggage compartment behind a wood panel. As the water heater needs 220 volt power, for its work it is necessary to switch on the inverter on the dashboard having lifted the tumbler 220 V or to connect the car to an external network of 220 volt. If 220 volts are available, the green indicator on the dashboard will light up.
The water heater is switched on with the toggle switch HEATER. While the water is being heated the red WARMING indicator on the dashboard will light up. When the water temperature reaches the set value, the indicator goes out. The temperature is adjusted directly on the body of the water heater. To save energy, it is wise to turn the heater off when it reaches the desired temperature by lowering the HEATER toggle switch.
Shower
The shower has a faucet and showerhead with a delivery button for maximum water savings. Do not leave the faucet open after using the shower. You can replace the shower head with a regular showerhead if necessary.

After using the shower, regularly lift the slatted bottom to clean the shower floor of hair and other debris. Regularly clean debris from the shower drain. If water has stopped flowing quickly out of the shower, then the water level in the gray tank is high enough. To make sure the water still flows out, lift the drain valve cover. Drain the gray tank as soon as possible.

Gray water tank
The gray tank is installed in the rear of the van under the bottom. It is drained by pulling the valve handle. It is not recommended to use the gray tank in the winter. See Winter Operation.
Using 220 volt outlets
There are four 220-volt outlets installed in the van. Two near the bed and two in the seating area. To use them, turn on the inverter on the dashboard by lifting the 220 V toggle switch, or connect the car to an external 220 volt outlet. If 220 volts are available, the green indicator on the dashboard will light up. The total power that can be used in the 220 volt network when using an inverter must not exceed 1500W. Keep in mind that if you have a water heater on and the red heating indicator on the dashboard is on, it already consumes 1300W and you have 200W left for the other appliances. In case of overload, the inverter will shut down and make a beeping sound. Simply turn off the unnecessary appliances and reconnect the inverter on the dashboard.
Connecting the vehicle to an outside power grid
The van can be plugged into an external 220 volt outlet using a regular socket or a special blue socket commonly used at campgrounds. To do this, locate the black wire with the plug at the bottom of the electrical box in the luggage compartment near the battery. Use an adapter if necessary.

Once connected to 220 volts, the green light on the dashboard will come on, the 220 volt outlets will have power from the external power supply, and the water heater will be heated by the external power supply. This will automatically start charging the battery.

Winter use
It is quite comfortable at temperatures down to minus 10 degrees, but is also possible at lower values. The main feature of winter use is to prevent water in the water system from freezing. To do this, leave the heating system on always if there are minus temperatures outside. For more effective heating of pipes remove decorative walls of luggage compartment (you may put them temporarily under mattress). Remember that the air heater consumes 0.1 to 0.4 liters of diesel and 3A of electricity. So when leaving the car for a few days with the heating system on, make sure you have enough fuel level and battery power.

The gray tank cannot be used in prolonged sub-zero temperatures. So you can open special plugs in the pipes under the bottom of the van so that the water goes straight to the ground and not into the gray tank. Naturally, you need to consider this when choosing any chemicals you use and the specifics of local law.

Any damage due to freezing of the system is the responsibility of the user
Winter storage
All of the systems and materials in your vehicle are designed to be stored at low temperatures. If you don't plan to use your van in the winter time then you can choose one of the winter storage options.

If the temperature in your area does not drop below 0 degrees for longer than 1 day, then you can store the vehicle without draining the water system. Just get rid of the pressure in the water system. You do this by turning off the pump on the main dashboard next to the shower by putting the toggle switch signed PUMP down and opening the faucet in the kitchen and shower. Gradually the water will come out of the pipes and the pressure will leave the system.
Also, turn off all consumers by lowering the 2 circuit breaker in the electrical box in the luggage compartment.

Remember to empty and wash your refrigerator and leave it ajar, for example by putting something under the lid of the refrigerator.

In the shower, clean the tray and leave the door open.

If it's sunny enough in your area, you can leave the battery in storage for extended periods of time and it will recharge all the time. In any case, check the condition of the battery every 2 weeks. If its charge is dropping steadily, then connect the car to an external power supply.

If there are long frosts in your area, it is necessary to drain the water system. To do this, do all the requirements from the first option, and open the water tank drain tap, pre-positioning the car on a sloping surface so that the front is higher than the rear. Also drain the water heater by opening the appropriate tap, which is located on the left side of the luggage compartment.

If the frost in the storage area is constant, there is little sunshine and no way to connect the car to 220 volts, you must remove the battery and take it for storage in the heat. To do this, lower the main switch in the dashboard, lift the battery protection, unscrew the latches, disconnect the battery breaker, disconnect the terminals and remove the battery. At home, store the battery in a warm place in a fully charged condition.

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