alliance RV Avenue 2021 User Manual
Owners Information Bag
You will find the manuals and registration cards for individual components in your Alliance RV Fifth Wheel Owner’s Information Bag.
It is important that you take time to register and activate each component warranty according to the information and timelines provided. Doing so will help any potential delays in the event your RV requires warranty service. Failure to register these warranties will not dismiss warranty coverage, although it could cause delays. Please contact Alliance Customer Service with any questions.
Alliance RV Customer Service Contact Information:
Phone: (574) 226‐0140
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)
Alliance RV vehicles all have a unique 17‐digit VIN. You will find your VIN listed on the Federal Certification label located toward the front of the RV on the off‐door side. The following VIN decoder identifies each digit location and its function.
|1st, 2nd and 3rd||WMI (SAE Assigned)||7M5|
|Trailer Type||F = Fifth Week
X = TBD
|X 4th = TBD|
|5th||Model Designator||P = Paradigm
X = TBD
|X = TBD|
|X = TBD|
|6th and 7th||Length of RV||Length of RV (2 digits regardless of length)|
|8th||Number of Axles||1 = 1 Axle
2 = 2 Axles
|10th||Model Year||M = 2021
N = 2022
|T = 2026
V = 2027
|1 = 2031
2 = 2032
|6 = 2036
7 = 2037
|P = 2023||W = 2028||3 = 2033||8 = 2038|
|R = 2024||X = 2029||4 = 2034||9 = 2039|
|S = 2025||Y = 2030||5 = 2035|
|11th||Plant Location||A = Plant 1
B = Plant 2
|C = Plant 3|
|D = Plant 4|
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the United States:
If you believe that your recreational vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Alliance RV. If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receives similar complaints, they may open an investigation. If they determine that a safety defect exists in other vehicles, a recall and remedy campaign may be ordered. NHTSA does not become involved in individual cases between you, your dealer or Alliance RV.
To Contact NHTSA:
Address: NHTSA Headquarters Attn: Administrator 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington DC 20590 Toll-Free Vehicle Safety Hotline: 888.327.4236 TTY: 800.424.9153
For additional information, please refer to the NHTSA website at www.safecar.gov.
In Canada:alliance RV Avenue 2021 Awning Pitch User Manual
If you believe that your recreational vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transportation Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, and Alliance RV.
To Contact Transportation Canada
Address: Transport Canada Defect Investigations & Recalls Division 330 Sparks Street Ottawa ON K1A 0N5 Canada Toll-Free in Canada: 800.333.0510.
If calling internationally or from the Gatineau‐Ottawa area: 819.994.3328.
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED STRUCTURAL WARRANTY
Alliance RV provides this Limited Structural Warranty for a period of Three (3) Years. The warranty period starts from the earlier of (a) the date of purchase by the original retail purchaser, or, (b) if the dealer places the vehicle in service prior to retail sale, on the date the recreational vehicle is first placed in such service.
For the warranty period set forth above, this three (3) year Limited Structural Warranty covers certain defects in materials and/or workmanship of the “structural components” (as defined below) portions of the recreational vehicle manufactured by Alliance RV, and workmanship provided directly by Alliance RV, arising under normal use and service for the Limited Structural Warranty period of the recreational vehicle. Alliance RV reserves the right to use new or remanufactured parts of similar quality to complete any work and to make parts and design changes without notice to anyone. Alliance RV reserves the right to make changes in the design or material of its products without obligation to incorporate such changes in any product previously manufactured.
“Structural components” is defined as (i) main steel frame including outriggers and cross members; (ii) laminated side walls and rear wall assembly; (iii) slide room box assembly including sidewall, end walls, roof, and floor; (iv) roof assembly; (v) floor assembly; and (vi) fiberglass cap including paint application (this structural warranty item does not cover damages to the cap such as rock chips, dents, scratches or failure to meet the maintenance requirements as outlined in the Owner’s manual). This Limited Structural Warranty only covers a recreational vehicle sold by an authorized Alliance RV dealer and to the original retail purchaser. Note that recreational vehicles purchased in the US with the specific intent to import to Canada will NOT be covered under this Limited Structural Warranty.
Alliance RV makes no warranty whatsoever with respect to the recreational vehicle beyond that contained in this Limited Structural Warranty. No other person(s) is authorized by Alliance RV to establish any other obligation or liability for it this recreational vehicle. Alliance RV is not responsible for any promise, representation or warranty made by any dealer or person beyond what is expressly stated in this Limited Structural Warranty. No one has the authority to amend or modify this Limited Structural Warranty.
NOTE: This Limited Three (3) Year Structural Warranty is separate from the Limited One (1) Year Base Warranty on the previous page and will expire exactly three years from the warranty period start date as identified above.
LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, AND DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES:
THE LIMITED STRUCTURAL WARRANTY IS PROVIDED EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE, AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF ALLIANCE RV. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IN ANY, GIVEN BY LAW, WILL BE LIMITED TO AND NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE SCOPE OF COVERAGE AND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE ABOVE ONE-YEAR LIMITED BASE WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALLIANCE RV BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, REVENUE, OR PROFIT, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE THAT RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE. THE DISCLAIMER OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON THE LIMITED BASE WARRANTY FULFILLING ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
NOTE: SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
For a defect to be covered under either limited warranty, the repair or replacement must occur at an independent authorized Alliance RV dealer, Alliance RV designated repair shop or Alliance RV facilities. Alliance RV will remedy defects in materials and workmanship covered under the Limited Base Warranty or Limited Structural Warranty, under normal use and service, caused by Alliance RV in the recreational vehicle itself only.
To obtain warranty service the original retail purchaser must do the following:
- Within twenty (20) days of discovery of any defect to be covered by this warranty, notify an independent, authorized Alliance RV dealer or Alliance RV. Warranty services can only be obtained through Alliance RV authorized dealers and service representatives.
- Following notification, the recreational vehicle must be taken to an independent, authorized Alliance RV dealer, or if authorized by Alliance RV, a designated repair shop. Either that dealer or repair shop or Alliance RV will undertake appropriate corrective repair actions in instances where the defect is covered by this warranty. All costs incurred in transporting this recreational vehicle for warranty service shall be borne by the purchaser unless otherwise approved in advance by Alliance RV.
If assistance is needed, you may contact Alliance RV at:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (574) 226 0140
- Mail: 301 Benchmark Drive, Elkhart, IN 46516 (Attn: Customer Service)
REPAIR REMEDY; EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
Alliance RV’s obligation is to address, within industry standards, any covered substantial defect discovered and reported within the warranty period provided: (a) you notify an authorized dealer within 20 days of your discovery of the substantial defect: AND (b) you deliver the recreational vehicle to an authorized dealership or Alliance RV at your cost and expense. If this primary remedy fails to successfully cure any substantial defect after a reasonable number of repair attempts, your sole and exclusive remedy shall be to have Alliance RV pay an independent service shop to perform repairs to the defect. If the defect is still incapable of being repaired, Alliance RV may, at its option, provide you the diminished value damages (the difference in the purchase price and actual value of your recreational vehicle on the date of purchase). You must exhaust the primary repair remedy and this backup remedy, and both these remedies must fail of their essential purpose before initiating any action against Alliance RV.
The Limited Base and Limited Structural Warranties noted above will not cover and will not apply to.
- Routine maintenance and adjustments;
- Any deterioration due to normal wear and tear;
- Defects in labor, materials, components, or parts not manufactured or performed by Alliance RV;
- Modifications or alterations to the original design after the recreational vehicle leaves the possession of Alliance RV;
- Damage caused by unauthorized attachments, modifications, or alterations;
- Equipment or accessories installed by any party other than Alliance RV;
- Materials, components, appliances, electronics, or parts which are warranted separately by the respective component manufacturer;
- Recreational vehicles used for purposes other than recreational travel and camping (By way of example only business, rental commercial or disaster relief purposes);
- Any recreational vehicle purchased in the United States with specific intent to import vehicle to Canada;
- Any recreational vehicle registered or primarily used outside the United States or Canada;
- Any water leaks or related significant damages that are a result of your failure to properly maintain the exterior seals as required in the Owner’s Manual;
- Repairs or replacements made necessary as a result of your failure to follow ordinary maintenance procedures as recommended by Alliance or the manufacturer or dealer of the recreational vehicle;
- Rust or corrosion due to the environment;
- Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, theft, or vandalism;
- Damage caused by improper stowing of equipment, overloading or improper load balancing;
- Damage caused by unprotected electrical hookups or power surges;
- Damage caused by extreme weather conditions such as extreme cold or heat, winds, rain, lightning, hail, ice, and flooding;
- Damage caused by unauthorized repair or failure to follow instructions supplied with the recreational vehicle;
- Damage caused by the tow vehicle by the owner, owner’s operation or use of the tow vehicle, improper selection, or installation of towing hitch on tow vehicle, or damage to the owner’s tow vehicle;
- Damage caused by road conditions, applications of salt or de-icing chemicals, gravel, sand, potholes, etc.;
- Fading, yellowing, or aging of exterior materials and components due to exposure of UV or sunlight, or weather;
- Damage caused in transit to or from a dealer, or to or from the consumer, or by the consumer or another;
- Recreational vehicles not originally purchased through an authorized Alliance RV dealer
EVENTS DISCHARGING ALLIANCE RV FROM OBLIGATION UNDER WARRANTY
Certain things completely discharge Alliance RV from any obligation under these warranties. By way of example, the following shall discharge Alliance RV from any express or implied warranty obligation to repair or replace any defect that results from: misuse or negligent use, abuse, or accident, neglect, unauthorized alteration, failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance including reasonable periodic inspections of the recreational vehicle, use of the recreational vehicle for rental, business or commercial use or any other use other than to use the recreational vehicle only for recreational and personal use.
The selling dealer will assist you in completing and submitting the Alliance RV product warranty registration form. That form must be returned to Alliance RV within ten (10) days of your taking delivery of the recreational vehicle. Failure to file this warranty registration with Alliance RV will not affect your rights under the Limited Base or Limited Structural warranties as long as you can present proof of purchase, but it can cause delays in obtaining the benefits of these Limited Warranties and may inhibit any servicing facility’s ability to provide proper repairs and/or part replacement.
As stated above, some components, accessories or equipment are not covered by these Limited Warranties. By way of example, the following have coverage that may be provided by the component manufacturer: tires, batteries, generators, and some appliances & electronics and entertainment equipment. These component manufacturer warranties are separate from this Limited Base Warranty, and in some cases may be longer and/or have specific coverage provisions and requirements. In order to activate these warranties, you may have to complete registration forms, postcards or some other form of notification to the component manufacturer within a specific time period. These forms and documents will be located with the Owner’s Materials packet provided with your new vehicle. You must complete and submit them to the respective manufacturer as quickly as possible and within the time periods required by those warranties.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The owner of the recreational vehicle is responsible to perform proper care and maintenance of the recreational vehicle as outlined in the Alliance RV Owner’s Manual and the owner’s manuals of the chassis and other component part manufacturers. Failure to maintain the RV as noted in those manuals voids these warranties, and any damage to the RV as a result of your failure to perform such care, is not covered by the warranties set forth above.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MANY SAFETY LABELS THROUGHOUT YOUR RV, FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH, OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Knowing and understanding the following weight terms is a crucial step to the overall safety of your RV. By becoming familiar with this information, you will be better equipped in making decisions when using your Alliance RV product.
GAWR = Gross Axle Weight Rating and is the maximum weight the recreational vehicle’s axle (s) are rated for.
GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and is the maximum operating weight the vehicle is rated for when fully loaded.
UVW = Unloaded Vehicle Weight and is the weight of the manufactured completed RV.
CCC = Cargo Carrying Capacity and is the difference between what the RV weighs when there is nothing in it and what it weights when you have loaded it with your personal belongings, also including but not limited to food, water, propane, and any upgrades added (i.e., solar power, washer/dryer, additional batteries etc.)
HITCH WEIGHT = The weight of the trailer that is on the hitch of the tow vehicle when attached.
NEVER EXCEED ANY OF THE DESIGNATED WEIGHT RATINGS, DOING SO COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
FACTORY-INSTALLED WEIGHT LABELS ARE SPECIFIC TO YOUR RV, NEVER REMOVE OR MODIFY THESE LABELS. IF YOU HAVE A MISSING LABEL, CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR ALLIANCE RV FOR ASSISTANCE.
This label verifies that your RV is compliant with all Vehicle Safety Standards. You will find this label near the front of your RV on the off-door side near the cabover.
Tire and Loading Information
This label houses information regarding the correct tire pressure for the vehicle and will also tell you the size of the tires and the CCC of the RV. This label is also located near the front of the RV on the off-door side near the cab over.
Cargo Capacities & Weighing Your RV
The weight and balance of your RV is crucial to your safety. To ensure that you are within all the established weight limits and ratings, you should have your RV weighed. Always make sure that your RV is loaded evenly from side to side, never exceeding the specified weight ratings established for your RV. Always secure loose items and ensure that all factory-provided securements are in place before you travel.
A LOAD THAT IS NOT PROPERLY DISTRIBUTED, REGARDLESS OF WEIGHT RATINGS, CAN HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE WAY THE RV PULLS.
THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE RV AND THE TOW VEHICLE TOGETHER SHOULD NEVER EXCEED THE GCWR OF THE TOW VEHICLE.
YOU MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ABLE TO USE ALL AVAILABLE STORAGE SPACE WHEN LOADING YOUR RV. JUST BECAUSE IT CAN FIT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOUR RV IS WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED WEIGHT RATINGS.
NOTE: Full LP gas and Freshwater are considered cargo weight.
Your tires are the only part of the RV that has direct contact with the road. Tires directly affect the handling, braking, and safety of your RV. Tires must have correct air pressure, tread depth, and balance. Check your tires regularly, this is crucial to your safety. Ideally, tires should be inspected monthly. If you drive over potholes, and debris or live in a cold climate, or even regularly pull your RV, a more frequent inspection is suggested. The more often you inspect, the easier it is to catch small problems and get them fixed before it becomes more expensive and potentially time-consuming problem.
DOT Tire Identification Number
- This begins with the letters “DOT” and indicates the tire meets all federal standards. The following two digits are the plant code where the tire was manufactured. The last four numbers represent the week and year the tire was built. The other numbers have interchangeable meanings that are used at the tire manufacturers’ discretion. This # is also important in the event of a tire recall and is used for that purpose.
- Follow the tire manufacturer’s inflation guidelines for maximum load capacity; underinflation is just as dangerous as overinflation. Proper inflation should be monitored closely. Failure to do so can result in the overheating of a tire causing a blowout. Inflation pressure should be as recommended by the tire manufacturer or as the federal label for the recreational vehicle indicates.
- When you are using your RV, check inflation pressure weekly. Pressure should be checked when the tires are cold. Tires are considered cold when the vehicle has not been moved for a period of 3 hours or more. During travel, tires heat up, and pressure increases. Do NOT adjust tires when they are hot.
- Check your tire pressures at least once a month. Tires can lose air suddenly from road hazards. Tires also naturally lose air, and it is not always possible to determine under-inflation by visual inspection. Locate the recommended tire pressure, and locate the Tire and Loading Information label for accurate settings. If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve stem with the edge of your tire gauge until you get the correct pressure. If the pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These
“missing” pounds of pressure is what you will need to add. At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is underinflated. Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure.
- If you have been driving your vehicle and think a tire is underinflated, fill it to the recommended cold inflation pressure indicated on your vehicle’s tire information placard or certification label. While your tire may still be slightly underinflated due to the extra pounds of pressure in the warm tire, it is safer to drive with air pressure that is slightly lower than the vehicle manufacturers recommended cold inflation pressure than to drive with a significantly underinflated tire. Since this is a temporary fix, do not forget to recheck and adjust the tire’s pressure when you can obtain a cold reading.
TIRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED AT THE BEGINNING OF A TRIP. ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL FOR ESTABLISHED REQUIREMENTS.
NEVER ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO A “HOT” OR “WARM” TIRE. ADJUSTMENTS ARE ONLY TO BE MADE AFTER THE TIRE HAS BEEN AT REST FOR 3 OR MORE HOURS.
- The Avenue uses a very robust Load Range F ST235/85R16 tire. Only purchase new tires that are the same size as the vehicle’s original tires. Look at the tire information label or the sidewall of the tire you are replacing to find the information. If you have any questions, please contact Alliance RV.
Changing a Tire
- Keep the recreational vehicle attached to the tow vehicle. Block the tire on the opposite side of the recreational vehicle from the tire you are changing.
- Loosen the wheel lug on the tire you are changing before jacking up the vehicle.
(Note: DO NOT remove the lug nuts)
- Locate the mainframe rail of the trailer (it spans from front to back just inside the tires).
- To raise the recreational vehicle, place the jack (hydraulic or screw) under the main frame rail. It must be just ahead of the front tire or just behind the rear tire.
NEVER USE THE LEVELING SYSTEM TO CHANGE A TIRE. NEVER RAISE THE RV BY PLACING A JACK UNDER THE AXLE, AXLE SPRINGS, OR ANY ATTACHED PARTS. BE SURE TO REPLACE TIRES WITH A TIRE OF THE SAME SIZE AND SPECIFICATION.
Properly maintained tires improve the stopping, traction, and load-carrying capability of the RV. Underinflated tires and overloaded vehicles are major causes of tire failure. Always maintain your tires as outlined and make sure to NEVER exceed a vehicle’s load limits.
Spare Tire Carrier
A cable hoist is used for storing your spare tire under the RV. You will find the spare tire up against the underbelly of the coach towards the rear of the RV. An access hole in the skirt metal is provided for the spare tire crank handle to be inserted in order to lower or raise the spare tire hoist.
Wheel Nut Torque
Always use a calibrated torque wrench to confirm proper torque. Check the lug nut torque on each wheel before departure. Do NOT under torque or over torque under any circumstance. Tighten all lug nuts in the correct order according to your RVs lug pattern.
ALWAYS TORQUE THE WHEEL LUG NUTS TO THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS.
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart
Lug nuts should be torqued in the pattern shown below:
TOWING and LEVELING
When pulling an RV, the most obvious thing is sheer mass. You’ll be taller, wider and much heavier. Allow yourself plenty of room and time to maneuver out of potentially difficult situations. Being taller, RVs are more susceptible to sway caused by cross winds and turbulence created by other large passing vehicles. Having the correct hitch equipment that is adjusted properly can significantly reduce these effects. Know the height of your RV. This will help in avoiding overhead obstructions such as tree branches, low building overhangs, and low clearance bridges or overpasses. Know the width of your RV. This is important when negotiating, turns, and other obstructions. Extendable side mirrors and/or add-on tow mirrors can help.
Know how much your RV weighs and be aware of the weight ratings of the RV. This information is available for your safety. It is critical to never overload your RV. Overloading adversely affects the towing and handling of your RV. Stay within the weight ratings and limits of your RV. A tow vehicle and RV weigh a lot and can take longer to stop. Increase your following distance and give yourself plenty of room and time to stop. Practice makes perfect. Get a feel for how the RV tows and handles. Especially if you are new to RVs.
The brake controller should be installed in the tow vehicle to work in conjunction with the RV brakes. Consult with your dealer or brake controller manufacturer to decide what is the right towing combination.
Inspecting Your Brakes
FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR BRAKES IN PROPER WORKING CONDITION AS OUTLINED CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Inspect for leaks and smooth operation. Clean with brake cleaner and flush with brake fluid. Check for cracks, kinks or blockages. Bleed the system to remove all air.
A simple visual inspection of your brake linings will tell you that they are usable. Replacement is necessary if the lining is worn to within 1/16” or less, or if found to be contaminated with grease, oil, or scored or gouged. Hairline heat cracks are normal in bonded linings and should not be cause for concern. When replacement is necessary, it is important to replace both shoes on each brake and both brakes on the same axle. This will help retain the balance of your brakes. Check all hardware. Check the shoe return springs, hold down springs, and adjust springs for stretch or wear and have them replaced as required.
After the replacement of brake shoes and linings, the brakes must be re‐burnished to seat in the new components. This should be done by applying the brakes 20 to 30 times from an initial speed of 40mph. Slowing the vehicle to 20mph. Allow time for brakes to cool between applications. This procedure allows the brake shoes to seat on the drum surface.
Electric Drum Brakes
The electric drum brakes on your RV are similar to the drum brakes on an automobile. The basic difference is that your automotive brakes are actuated by hydraulic pressure while your electric trailer brakes are actuated by an electromagnet.
Electrical current is fed into the system by the controller, it flows through the electromagnets in the brakes. The electromagnets are energized and become magnetically attracted to the rotating armature surface of the drums which moves the actuating levers in the direction that the drums are turning. This force causes the actuating cam block at the shoe end of the lever to push the primary shoe out against the inside surface of the brake drum. The force generated by the primary shoe acting through the adjuster moves the secondary shoe out into contact with the brake drum. Increasing the current flow to the electromagnet causes the magnet to grip the armature surface of the brake more firmly. This results in increasing the pressure against the shoes and brake drums until the desired stop is accomplished.
SUSPENSION EQUALIZER SYSTEM
Equipped with dual 6,000 lb. Dexter Axles, a MORryde CRE3000 Suspension System and upgraded Wet Bolt Kit w/ heavy duty shackle links, you will find that this set up will give you smoother towing than a conventional equalizer and leaf springs and better protection of your RV from damaging road shock.
The CRE3000 is located between the tandem axles, replacing the steel equalizer (see below). Designed uniquely to work with your steel leaf spring suspension to improve overall towing performance.
CRE3000 Parts Breakout:
- Equalizer Beam
- Rubber Compression Spring
- Spring Carrier
- Plastic Glide Pad
- Bronze Bushing
- Hex Coupler Nut
- Control Beam
CRE3000 Rubber Shear Spring Inspection
The rubber springs should be periodically inspected for deterioration. If the tabs that protrude from either side of the spring carrier are touching the top of the beam arm, the spring rate of the spring has been affected and the equalizer should be replaced. NOTE: It is normal to see rubber spring weather checking, which is small surface cracks in the rubber, and does not require replacement. It is also common to see minor tearing or cracking of the rubber around the edges.
HD Shackle Links and Wet Bolt Kit
The axles and suspension systems are installed with heavy-duty shackle links and greaseable “wet” bolts with bronze bushings for enhanced durability and less maintenance.
The breakaway switch is a critical safety component of the RV brake system. You will find this located on or near the fifth wheel pin box, if the fifth wheel and the tow vehicle become separated during towing, the line will pull the plunger out and immediately activate the trailers brakes. Always make sure your breakaway switch is in working order. To test your breakaway switch, while the RV is still hitched to the tow vehicle, disconnect the tow plug from the vehicle and then pull the breakaway pin out, only to the first stage, and you should hear the brakes engage.
NEITHER THE BREAKAWAY SWITCH NOR THE TRAILER BRAKES SHOULD EVER BE USED AS A PARKING BRAKE.
ENSURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH SLACK IN THE BREAKAWAY SWITCH CABLE TO ALLOW FOR TIGHT TURNING RADIUSES.
The tow plug (7-way wire harness) is wired to your RV to connect electrical power from the tow vehicle for the RV brakes, taillights, clearance lights, turn signals, and brake lights. The wiring to operate your brakes must be the same size in both the tow vehicle and RV. Regularly inspect your tow plug for corrosion and build-up, and clean as needed. If damage is noticed, have the tow plug repaired by an authorized RV technician.
PIN BOX MAINTENANCE
- Regularly inspect the kingpin for excessive wear.
- Inspect the skid plate for a neutral/centered position.
- When the trailer is disconnected from the tow vehicle, an equal gap of approximately 1-1/4” should be between the lip of the skid pad and the rubber compression bumpers. It is normal to be able to slightly move and twist the skid pad assembly with hand force.
- Inspect the retainment rods for excessive wear.
- Inspect the plastic glide pads for excessive wear. The pad should be no less than ¾”
- Periodically check hardware torque values.
- Check and grease bearing(s) once per season. If more grease is needed, add it to the bearing assembly.
DO NOT MIX LITHIUM, CALCIUM, SODIUM OR BARIUM COMPLEX GREASES. MIXING OF THESE CAN CREATE A CORROSIVE TOXIC CHEMICAL WITH FUMES THAT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES.
CONNECTING TO THE TOW VEHICLE
THE RV BRAKE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED AND RATED FOR THE GVWR OF THE RV, NOT THE GCWR OF THE TOW VEHICLE.
WHEN POSSIBLE, ENSURE THAT YOUR HOLDING TANKS ARE EMPTY DURING TRAVEL. FULL HOLDING TANKS CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT THE TOWING OF THE RV.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE PROPANE IS OFF WHEN TOWING THE RV.
If equipped with a factory hitch receiver, you can tow an additional small trailer behind your RV (if wiring is not included it must be added if a trailer will be towed), such as a boat. Do not use a draw bar longer than 10 inches. The maximum length of the draw bar is from the center of the fastening pin to the center of the ball. The maximum trailer tow rating of the hitch receiver is 3,000 lbs. with a maximum hitch weight of 300 lbs.
The receiver can also be used for a storage rack, bike rack or similar. The cargo weight carrying capacity includes the weight of the cargo carrier and should never exceed 300 lbs. Laws around double towing and overall towing length vary depending on where you live. Consult the appropriate authority for local towing resections in your area.
DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LOAD OR HITCH WEIGHT RATING OF ANY HITCH KIT. EXCEEDING MAXIMUM LOAD OR WEIGHT RATINGS CAN CREATE A HAZARDOUS CONDITION THAT MAY RESULT IN POSSIBLE DEATH, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR SEVER PRODUCT AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLUDING VOIDING OF THE WARRANTY.
ELECTRIC LEVELING SYSTEM
Once you get where you are going, you will need to level your RV. Before you operate the leveling system, make sure that the RV is parked on a level surface and not attached to the tow vehicle.
NOTE: Never level the RV with anyone inside.
WE RECOMMEND THAT A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL CHANGE THE TIRES ON YOUR RV. THE RV SHOULD ALWAYS BE PROPERLY SUPPORTED WITH JACK STANDS. ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE TIRES OR PERFORM OTHER SERVICE WORK BY THE LEVELING SYSTEM ONLY COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Leveling System Touch Pad
Moving parts can pinch, crush, or cut. Keep clear and use caution.
Landing gear (front jacks) can be operated any time the system is “ON.” By pushing the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1G), both front jacks can be extended. By pushing either the “FRONT” and “LEFT” (Fig. 1H) or “FRONT” and “RIGHT” (Fig. 1I) buttons, the individual front jacks can be extended. If the touchpad is put in the retract mode, indicated by the orange illuminated LED next to the “RETRACT” button (Fig. 1D), the front jacks can be retracted together by pushing the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1G) or individually by pressing “LEFT” (Fig. 1H) or “RIGHT” (Fig. 1I) buttons, while simultaneously pressing the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1G).
Middle jacks, if equipped, cannot be extended, or retracted in standard mode or manual mode. Middle jacks can only be operated in the special jack code error mode. In order to operate the middle jacks press the “LEFT” (Fig. 1H) and “RIGHT” (FIG. 1I) buttons simultaneously.
The rear jacks can only be extended when the touch pad is in manual mode. Once the system is in manual mode, pressing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1J) will extend both rear jacks at the same time. To extend individual rear jacks, press the “LEFT” (Fig. 1H) or “RIGHT” (Fig. 1I) buttons while simultaneously pressing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1J), depending on which jack needs to be operated. If the touch pad is put in the retract mode, indicated by the orange illuminated LED next to the “RETRACT” button (Fig. 1D), the rear jacks can be retracted together by pushing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1J) or individually by pressing either the “LEFT” (Fig. 1H) or “RIGHT” (Fig. 1I) buttons, while simultaneously pressing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1J).
If the rear jacks will not operate individually using the method described above but operate properly when Auto Level is performed, the Twist Prevention Protection system has locked out the operation to prevent damage to the frame of the trailer.
Be sure to park the trailer on solid and level ground. Prior to operation, clear all jack landing locations of debris and obstructions. The locations should also be free of surface depressions and moisture. When parking the trailer on extremely soft surfaces, utilize load distribution pads under each jack.
People and pets should be clear of the trailer while the leveling system is operated. Never lift the trailer completely off the ground. Lifting the trailer so the wheels are not touching the ground will create an unstable and unsafe condition.
Unhitching From a Tow Vehicle
Note: Prior to unhitching from the tow vehicle, ensure the trailer is parked on a level surface, and be sure to chock the tires of the trailer.
- Extend the inner legs of both landing gear (front jacks) to within 4-5″ of the ground by pulling on the quick-release pins.
- Push “ON/OFF” (Fig. 1K). LCD Screen will light up and display “READY JACKS: UP” (Fig. 2A).
- Push the “UP” arrow (Fig. 1A) to scroll to the “Drop Front Jacks” option on the LCD screen.
- Red indicator lights (Fig. 2B) may come on, indicating the current disposition of the trailer. In this case, the front and right sides of the trailer are low.
- Push “ENTER” (Fig. 1C). Both front jacks will go to the ground and stop.
- Push the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1G) extending the front jacks to a sufficient height, which raises the front of the trailer off of the tow vehicle’s fifth wheel hitch plate.
- Pull tow vehicle away and park at a safe distance.
Emergency Exit Windows
While all RV brands are different, the operation of the emergency windows are generally consistent across brands. The design, application, and location of these windows are governed by the RV Industries governing bodies. You will find some helpful safety information below regarding these exit windows. Please take time to familiarize yourself and anyone that will be in the RV with the location and operation of all exit windows in the RV.
THE FOLLOWING LABEL IS ON OR NEAR ALL EMERGENCY EXITS IN THE RV
ENSURE THAT ALL EXIT WINDOWS ARE CLOSED AND LOCKED DURING TRAVEL.
Identify and locate all emergency exit windows in the RV, they are easily identifiable by both the “EXIT” sticker and the red hardware used to open them. Know what to expect in the event of an emergency. Activate the release mechanisms on the exit windows and apply pressure to push or slide them open. Once you are familiar with the location and operation, make yourself familiar with the drop between the window and the ground. Depending on the RV, it could be a significant distance.
ALWAYS PUT YOUR LEGS OUT FIRST AND ATTEMPT TO LAND ON YOUR FEET IF YOU MUST USE AN EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW.
There are two styles of exit windows, and both open differently.
- Pull Style Latch: This style is generally used on larger slider style exit windows. Pull the handle out to slide the window open for escape.
- Flip Style Latch: This style flips up and disengages which allows the window to be pushed out for escape.
Safety is always important, whether you are at home or on the road. As far as your RV, make sure to keep fire safety a top priority.
**In a fire, evacuating all occupants from the RV safely MUST be your top priority!**
Classified and rated by fire type, A, B and C. These classifications identify the kinds of fires or burning materials they are designed to fight.
A: Trash-Wood-Paper – Effective against fires involving paper, wood, textiles, and plastics. The primary chemical used to fight these fires is monoammonium phosphate due to the chemical’s ability to smother fires in in these types of materials.
B: Liquids – Effective against flammable liquid fires. These can be fires where cooking liquids, oil, gasoline, kerosene, or paint have become ignited. The chemicals used in this type of extinguisher are mono ammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate which induces a chemical reaction which extinguishes the fire.
C: Electrical Equipment: – Suitable for fires in “live” electrical equipment. Both mono ammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate are used in this type of extinguisher due to their nonconductive properties.
NEVER TEST OR PRACTICE USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER BY SQUEEZING THE TRIGGER. THESE ARE NON-RECHARGEABLE AND ONCE USED, PRESSURE WILL DECREASE OVER TIME AND WILL NOT BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL IN AN EMERGENCY.
WHILE USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BACK TOWARD A CLEAR PATH FOR EXIT.
DO NOT TURN THE ELECTRICAL POWER BACK ON AFTER THE USE OF AN EXTINGUISHER.
INSPECT EXTINGUISHERS WEEKLY. IF YOUR RV HAS BEEN IN STORAGE, INSPECT IT BEFORE THE RV IS USED. ALWAYS INSPECT YOUR BEFORE A VACATION OR TRIP WITH YOUR RV.
Propane (LP) Alarm Maintenance
Test all alarms weekly. Vacuum the dust off of the alarm cover. If cleaning is needed, clean with a water damp cloth. Do NOT spray cleaning agents or waxes directly onto the front panel. This can cause damage to the alarm.
THE CO ALARM WILL NOT OPERATE WITHOUT BATTERIES.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO REPAIR AN ALARM, IMMEDIATELY HAVE THE ALARM REPLACED.
EXTENDED RECREATIONAL USE OF THE RV
In some cases, you may find yourself in the RV for extended periods of time. Whether that be full time living, a long weekend or an extended stay, you may run into some challenges. We have put together some helpful tips for battling some of these challenges.
Condensation & Mold
The normal living activities of even a few people in an RV can lead to rapid moisture saturation of the air inside the RV as well as accelerated wear and tear. This condensation, if left unaddressed, can lead to mold. A more aggressive maintenance schedule may need to be adopted. Below are some pointers to assist with some of the problems you may face while using the RV for extended periods of time.
- Use a dehumidifier.
- Use exhaust fans when showering and cooking.
- In warmer temperatures, use your air conditioner.
- Crack windows.
- Do not air-dry clothes in the RV.
- Implement proper preventative maintenance and overall RV cleanliness.
CONDENSATION MAY CAUSE DAMPNESS, MILDEW AND MOLD. IF NOT ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY, CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL MOLD OR MILDEW ISSUES WHICH CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Alliance RVs are equipped with heating pads for the holding tanks and a dedicated heat vent to drop air down into the underbelly. Depending on your needs, it may be necessary for you to take additional protection steps. Keeping your water running and the additional use of heat tape on pipes, hoses, fresh water, and sewer lines will all assist in keeping your RV safe from damage during use in freezing temperatures. If your RV will not be used in cold weather, ALWAYS have your RV winterized (covered in the plumbing section of this manual).
Formaldehyde is used in many products such as glues, fabrics, paint coatings, and even paper products. Formaldehyde is also released from many smoking, cooking, soaps, and many other household products. While most of the formaldehyde used in products in construction is consumed during the manufacturing process, a very small amount remains. This leftover formaldehyde dissipates over time as it works its way out of the product. Proper ventilation by way of the available vents, fans and air conditioning units in your RV is key. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alliance RV.
About the Propane System
The propane system provides heat, hot water, fuel for cooking, and refrigeration and can be used for other small appliances.
The propane supply for an RV is stored in a DOT cylinder that is positioned vertically upright and mounted outside the living space of an RV. Repair and/or replacement should always be done by certified service technicians. Make sure your propane system is inspected at least annually by a certified service technician. They are trained to detect incorrect tank pressure, leaks, or other potential hazards and address them properly. Do not connect your propane system to another gas source or attempt to repair any propane-related component yourself.
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE:
- EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAMES INCLUDING PILOT LIGHTS AND ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.
- SHUT OFF THE PROPANE SUPPLY AT THE LP CONTAINERS.
- DO NOT TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
- OPEN DOORS AND OTHER VENTS.
- LEAVE THE AREA UNTIL THE ODOR CLEARS.
- THE PROPANE SYSTEM SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR LEAKS AND THE SOURCE DETECTED AND REPAIRED BEFORE USING THE RV AGAIN.
- FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION RESULTING IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
NEVER USE AN OPEN FLAME TO TEST FOR A PROPANE LEAK. DO NOT CHECK FOR LEAKS USING PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN AMMONIA OR CHLORINE, THESE PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE CRACKS TO FORM ON METAL COMPONENTS IN THE PROPANE SYSTEM. A SOLUTION OF WATER AN MILD SOAP SHOULD BE USED BY SPRAYING THE FITTINGS AND CONNECTION POINTS DOWN AND WATCHING FOR BUBBLES.
- DOT PROPANE TANKS MUST BE TRANSPORTED AND STORED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION SO THE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE CAN FUNCTION PROPERLY. LAYING A TANK ON ITS SIDE MAY CREATE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
- THE LP PIGTAIL HOSE MUST BE INSTALLED IN A MANNER TO AVOID TENSION OR STRESS AT EITHER END OF THE HOSE. KEEP THE PIGTAIL AWAY FROM SHARP EDGES, RIGID CORNERS, WALLS, AND DOORS.
- BEFORE ENTERING A PROPANE FUEL SERVICE STATION MAKE SURE ALL PILOT LIGHTS ARE EXTINGUISHED. SHUT THE GAS TO ALL APPLIANCES OFF BY TURNING OFF THE PROPANE AT THE GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE(S). ALWAYS SHUT OFF ANY ENGINE BEFORE REFUELING. DO NOT SMOKE AND NEVER OPERATE IGNITION SOURCES WHILE REFUELING.
Traveling with Propane
Turning the propane off when traveling is always safer, it reduces the risk of a gas leak from a line or connection working loose. Some states have laws against traveling with the propane on. Make sure you are familiar with those laws and regulations in the area you are traveling.
MAKE SURE ALL PROPANE TANK FASTENERS ARE SECURED BEFORE TRAVELING
To regulate the propane pressure, an RV is equipped with a two-stage regulator with automatic changeover. With the first stage of the regulator, the fuel coming from the tank is reduced by venting from the high pressure the LP is compressed under for storage and takes it down to 10 to 15 psi. In the second stage, the pressure is reduced again by further venting down to 11” water column which is the pressure safe for the appliances that the propane system powers. Always make sure that the vents are clean and unobstructed.
LP Regulator (Continued)
This regulator allows for the removal of empty cylinders for refill without interrupting the propane supply and will automatically switch from the supplying tank to the reserve tank when empty.
PROPANE CONNECTIONS SHOULD BE CHECKED PERIODICALLY AS VIBRATIONS FROM TRAVEL MAY CAUSE THEM TO LOOSEN. FAILURE TO CHECK THESE CONNECTIONS COULD LEAD TO A PROPANE LEAK. A LEAK CAN CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION.
Propane System Maintenance
Routinely visually inspect your propane cylinders, mounting hardware, supply lines, and connection points for wear, rust, kinks or damage. The propane system should be serviced by a qualified technician immediately upon an issue being identified. Never paint propane cylinders, valves or mounting hardware. Your RVs propane system should be inspected by a certified professional at least once a year. Never attempt to repair any propane-related component yourself. Always make sure your RVs fire extinguisher, CO, gas, and smoke detectors are in working order. Do this by regularly testing your alarms and safety items. An alarm or extinguisher that is not working should be replaced immediately.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY PROPANE-RELATED COMPONENT. ENSURE THAT ALL ALARMS, DETECTORS, AND EXTINGUISHERS ARE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.
Filling Your Propane Tanks
Your Alliance RV uses DOT cylinders. These cylinders can be removed and taken to a propane dealer for refilling. A propane tank can only be filled to 80% of its total capacity. The remaining 20% is for expansion that takes place when subjected to heat. If a tank is filled to 80% when it is cold outside, that same tank may be at 90% on a much warmer day. Always ensure that the tank is filled to the required limit only.
NEVER FILL A PROPANE TANK OVER 80% OF ITS CAPACITY. AN OVERFILLED TANK COULD ALLOW LIQUID PROPANE TO ENTER THE SYSTEM WHICH IS DESIGNED FOR VAPOR AND CREATE A VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITION.
Installing Propane Cylinders
Anytime a propane tank is removed for servicing or filling and re‐installed on the RV, ensure that the fittings are all tight and the main shutoffs on the LP tanks are in the off position and that the strap that secures the tank is in place. A quick visual inspection of the LP system should be performed at any time tanks are removed.
Cooking with Propane Gas
In an RV most stovetops and ovens run on propane. A properly ventilated RV is very important when cooking. Open a window or roof vent and turn your range hood fan on. Never use your stove or oven for space heat and never use outdoor fuel‐burning equipment inside the RV.
Through Frame Electric Slide
Avenue utilizes a through-frame electric slide-out system on the main level. This is a rack and pinion guide system that uses an electric ball screw actuator to move the room assembly. The motor drives the ball screw in a forward and backward motion to move the slide room in and out. The actuator comes equipped with an automatic clutching system. The slide-out system is designed to operate as a negative ground system.
- All slide-outs are operated at the central monitor panel shown below.
- This panel will be found relatively close to the entry door of the RV.
- The location will vary depending on floor plan of your RV.
Operating Your Through Frame Electric Slide-out System
Extending Your Slide-out Room
- Level Unit
- Verify the battery is fully charged and hooked up to the electrical system.
- Remove transit bars (if so equipped).
- Press and hold the IN/OUT switch in the OUT position until room is fully extended and stops moving.
- Release switch, which will lock the room into position.
Note: Only hold OUT switch until room stops.
Operating Your Through Frame Electric Slide-out System (Continued)
Retracting Slide-out Room
- Verify the battery is fully charged and hooked up to the electrical system.
- Press and hold the IN/OUT switch in the IN position until the room is fully retracted and stops moving.
- Release the switch. This will lock the room into position.
Note: Only hold IN switch until room stops.
- Install the transit bars (if so equipped).
Through Frame Electric Slide-out System Overview
Through Frame Electric Slide-out Maintenance
The Through Frame Electric Slide-out System has been static tested to over 4,000 continuous cycles without any noticeable wear to rotating or sliding parts. It is recommended that when operating in harsh environments (road salt, ice buildup, etc.) the moving parts be kept clean. They can be washed with mild soap and water. No grease or lubrication is necessary and, in some situations, may be detrimental to the environment and long-term dependability of the system.
After servicing the slide-out system in any way, be sure to check the following:
- Slide-out stops are installed and adjusted properly.
- Head assemblies are installed and adjusted properly.
- System is mounted properly.
- Cross shafts are mounted properly and clear all other components.
- Gear packs function properly.
- Manual override is accessible.
- Outside seals compress when the slide-out is retracted.
- Inside seals compress when the slide-out is extended.
- Slide-out extends and retracts smoothly.
- Both sides of the slide-out are synchronized.
- Any dirt or debris is cleaned from the interior or exterior of the coach.
Electrical System Maintenance
For optimum performance, the slide-out system requires full battery current and voltage.
The battery must be maintained at full capacity. Other than good battery maintenance, check the terminals and other connections at the battery, the control switch, and the system for corrosion, and loose or damaged terminals. Check motor leads under the trailer chassis. Since these connections are subject to damage from road debris, be sure they are in good condition.
Note: The Through Frame Electric Slide-out System is designed to operate as a negative ground system.
A negative ground system utilizes the chassis frame as a ground and an independent ground wire back to the battery is necessary. It is important that the electrical components have good wire-to-chassis contact. To ensure the best possible ground, a star washer should be used. Over 90% of unit electrical problems are due to bad ground connections.
Power Control Center Troubleshooting
Proper AC power not connected
|Connect power supply
Check AC distribution panel for proper operation
Reverse battery fuses blown
|Check for reverse battery connection
Replace fuses with same type and rating
|Short circuit||Trace circuits for possible fault|
Unit has shut down due to overheating
|Check air flow
Allow unit to cool
Unit has shut down due to over voltage
|Check input voltage
Correct input voltage
Compartment gets too hot
|Check air flow to the converter
Improve ventilation to the compartment
Excessive load for converter
|Reduce load requirements
Install larger converter
|Input voltage not between 105‐130 Volts AC||Correct input supply voltage|
|Bad battery cells||Replace battery|
Intermittent or no output on generator, works on shore power
|Unit has shut down due to over voltage||Add another load to the generator, this may reduce
the spikes to an acceptable level.
|Some generators exhibit excessive voltage spikes on the AC power output, this may cause the over voltage protection to shut the unit down.||
Contact generator manufacturer for possible defect in the generator
Reverse battery fuses blown
|Check battery polarity
No battery connection
|Check wiring to battery
Check inline fuse
Power Control Center Wiring Diagram
A heavy-duty power cord with a 4-prong grounding plug is used to plug the RV into an external 120V source.
Never connect the power cord to a power source:
- That is not wired to the National Electric Code standard for 50-amp 120V/240V.
- With non-functioning ground circuits.
- That has reverse polarity.
- That shows outward signs of heat damage.
- Use a cheater plug, adapter, or extension cord.
- Adapt the power cord to plug into a connector which it was not designed.
DOING SO MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE OR SERIOUS INJURY. YOU CAN POTENTIALLY DAMAGE YOUR RVs ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WHICH COULD RESULT IN SEVERE OR EVEN FATAL INJURY.
To connect your power cord:
- Turn the main 120V circuit breaker off.
- Extend the power cord its entire length.
- Plug the power cord in. Be sure that all the power cord prongs are properly plugged in.
- You are now safe to return turn the 120V circuit breaker back on.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
A ground fault circuit interrupter is a type of circuit breaker that shuts off electric power when it senses an imbalance between the outgoing and incoming current. A GFCI is specifically designed to protect a person from electrical shock by reacting to an imbalance that can be as small as 4 or 5 milliamps, when detected, in less than one-tenth of a second the circuit is tripped and shuts off. The GFCI circuit should be tested at least monthly.
- Push the TEST button. This action should force the RESET button on the recep (engaging the interruption of power).
- To reset the GFCI to a working order, push the RESET button.
- If the RESET button cannot be depressed, your 120-volt electrical will require service –contact your servicing dealer immediately.
Battery (Not Provided by Alliance RV)
When you are not plugged into electricity (dry camping), the battery supplies power to the 12- volt system in the RV. The battery in this scenario will eventually die unless other steps are taken with the generator and/or solar power (see the appropriate section of this manual for more details.)
When plugged in, the converter in your RV reduces some of the 120-volt incoming power down to 12 volts in order to supply power to the 12-volt system in the RV.
The converter will sense the voltage on the battery and automatically selects one of three operating modes (normal, boost, and storage) to provide the correct charge level to the batteries.
BOOST MODE: If the converter senses that the battery voltage has dropped below a preset level the output voltage is increased to approximately 14.4 VDC to rapidly recharge the battery.
NORMAL MODE: Output voltage set at approximately 13.6 VDC.
STORAGE MODE: When there has been no significant battery usage for 30 hours the output voltage is reduced to 13.2 VDC for minimal water usage. When in storage mode, the output voltage will periodically increase to 14.4 VDC to help prevent sulfating of the battery plates. See the converter section of this manual for more information on how it will interact with your battery.
Battery Disconnect Switch
Used to shut off all 12-volt power that supplies RV. When the switch is activated, the batteries are disconnected/isolated and no longer supply 12-volt power to the RV.
- You will find the battery disconnect switch in the front storage compartment on the wall behind the battery box.
- To operate the switch, simply turn the lever to the ON or OFF position.
Alliance RVs are all solar-prepped. The basic solar prep includes a pre-installed CEP (cable entry plate) mounted on the roof of the RV. The wiring from the CEP will run to a convenient location in the RV in which a solar charge controller can be installed inline.
NOTE: This will be identified by a label. This label could be in various locations in the RV. If you cannot locate this entry point, please give us a call!
Solar Prep (Continued)
The wiring from the cable entry point will then continue from the pre-determined controller location to the battery compartment and tie DIRECTLY into the battery. The solar prep is now ready for a solar panel and solar controller. By adding a panel and controller, you will not have a solar charge going directly to your auxiliary battery that will support your 12-volt system. Please contact Alliance RV or your dealer for details on the controller and panel.
NOTE: Our solar prep and solar option are low-voltage systems. For more details or any questions, please contact your Alliance RV dealer or Alliance RV.
Factory Solar Option
Alliance RVs solar option is the complete RV power package. An economical and powerful way to have most of the comforts you need wherever your dry camp. The Avenue system features a 2000w inverter, solar charge controller and a solar panel. This system will allow convenient access to AC or solar power through your breaker panel, and the ability to charge batteries from both shore and solar power. This system is easily expandable into a full-time system and is lithium battery compatible. For additional details, please contact your Alliance RV dealer or Alliance RV.
Inverter Overview (If equipped with factory solar option)
The Renogy 2000W 12V Inverter provides 2000W continuous, 4000W peak surge during load start-up and 12V to 120VAC pure sine wave with conversion efficiency >90%, reduces conversion loss. It has been robustly designed with safety and protection features for installation in recreational and commercial vehicles. It has been UL certified in both the US and Canada so you can feel comfortable knowing that your inverter is safe.
Identification of Parts (AC Side)
- Fault LED (Red) — The red indicator turns on as the inverter shuts down due to overheating, overload, under voltage, or over voltage.
- Immediately turn off all AC appliances if the Fault LED is lit. Allow the inverter to cool before continuing. Make sure that the ventilation vents are not blocked.
- If an inverter shutdown was preceded by a buzzing sound, there may be an excessive load in combination with low voltage or a cable problem.
- ON/OFF Switch — Controls AC output.
- AC Outlets — 115V AC 60Hz, up to 15amps for 2000W.
- USB Power Port — 5 volts / 2.1A for charging tablets, smartphones, and other small electronic devices.
- Remote Switch Connection — Insert wired remote switch to the connection port. Set ON/OFF switch to “remote” position.
NOTE: Alarm —If there is a buzzing sound, the battery is low. The user should reduce the AC load, charge the battery, and check the DC cable for excessive losses.
Identification of Parts (DC Side)
- Positive Terminal — Positive (+) DC Input (Red)
- Cooling Fans — Thermally controlled
- Negative Terminal — Negative (−) DC Input (Black)
- Ground Terminal — For insulated safety ground wire.
AC Side Operation
- Connect electronic devices to electrical socket(s) on inverter. Flip inverter power to ON position (on AC side). The wired remote panel can be used to turn on.
- When finished, switch AC devices off FIRST, then turn off the inverter switch. The wired remote panel can be used to turn on.
- AVOID SWITCHING ON THE INVERTER WITH THE LOAD (ELECTRONIC DEVICES) ALREADY SWITCHED ON. THIS MAY TRIGGER AN OVERLOAD SINCE SOME ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVE AN INITIAL HIGH-POWER SURGE TO START. WHEN SWITCHING OFF THE INVERTER, TURN OFF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICES FIRST.
- ALTHOUGH THE INVERTER IS OFF, THE CAPACITORS WILL STILL HAVE A CHARGE, SO THE DC AND AC TERMINALS MUST BE DISCONNECTED IF ALTERING THE CIRCUITRY.
- FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
- FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY DAMAGE THE UNIT AND/OR EQUIPMENT.
|Input voltage is below 10.5V||Keep input voltage above 10.5V|
|Input voltage is above 16.0V||Keep input voltage below 16.0V|
Fault LED Lit, inverter shut down and alarm on
|Input voltage is below 10V||Keep input voltage above 10V|
|Input voltage is above 16.5V||Keep input voltage below 16.5V|
|Allow inverter to cool down|
|Check for adequate ventilation|
|Reduce the load on inverter|
|Operating equipment draws too much power||Use a higher wattage inverter or use a lower powered device|
Inverter is short circuited
|Disconnect the inverter and turn off the ON/OFF switch to reset|
|Yellow LED Lit ‐ Inverter shut down||
|Disconnect appliances and turn off the ON/OFF switch to reset|
Solar Panel (If equipped with factory solar option)
If equipped with a factory solar option a single 320w monocrystalline solar panel is mounted on the roof.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Solar panels generally require very little maintenance in order to function. The only thing they need is a periodic light cleaning to make sure dirt, leaves, and other debris are not obstructing the sun’s rays. To clean the panels, use a soapy sponge and wipe them dry with a squeegee.
Solar Charge Controller (If equipped with factory solar option) If equipped with a factory solar option, a Rover 20-amp MPPT charge controller will provide charging efficiencies for countless 12-V off-grid solar applications. Compatible with an assortment of batteries, including Lithium, the Rover MPPT maximizes your solar charging energy through its smart tracking algorithm ensuring the most efficient to your battery. Additionally, the Rover MPPT is equipped with multiple batteries, controllers, and solar protections giving you peace of mind and an optimized system you can trust.
20- Amp Solar Charge Controller (If equipped with factory solar option) (Continued)
System Status Troubleshooting
TV & STEREO
Your RV is equipped with a Winegard Air 360+. The unit is internet ready and can be upgraded easily with the Winegard Gateway for 4G LTE & Wi-Fi capabilities. A low-profile dome that requires no aiming or pointing to pick signals up. Be sure to read the full manual for your antenna for all features and functionality.
An initial channel scan must be run. Ensure that the antenna power supply is in the on position and the green light is illuminated. A scan will find any new channels that have been added in your area. A scan should be run when you travel and land in a new location. Follow the channel scan instructions for your TV when running a new scan.
- Rated up to 55 miles (compared to 35 miles for most competition)
- Filters out weak/unfunctional tv signals
- Computer printed not hand-pressed antenna (this ensures consistency)
- Large antennas (Two 4G antennas, Wi-Fi extenders with the longest reach in the industry)
- Swappable SIM card, certified with AT&T and Verizon.
- Flexibility of use
- Ethernet port availability
- Functional up to 100 feet around your RV
- Unlimited users (tested over 250 users on one single device)
Alliance RV has placed the booster plate in the cargo pass-through for ease when switching between over-the-air and cable TV channels. Power indicator light is green when power is on.
NOTE: For information on connecting to the to the AV system, see the plumbing section regarding the Nautilus Centralized Docking Station.
ALL TV is an effort to simplify the overall configuration and wiring for the AV system in your RV. We have taken steps to eliminate connection points, wall plates, and the overall burden of work when trying to switch from one AV source to another. There are satellite “Home-Run” coaxial cable leads to every wall-plate location that terminates behind the Nautilus Centralized Docking Station and can be accessed by removing the access panel to the left of the panel. These are provided to the owner as there are multiple satellite provider configurations and this gives the system flexibility.
We have equipped our Avenue 5th wheels with a 50″ class TV located in the main living area and the bedroom is prepped for a TV of your choice. The information below will get you started with your TV. Please refer to your TV manuals for a full set of operational instructions.
Overview of the back pane
Adjusting the Awning Pitch
- The Longitude arms have 6 pitch adjustment settings. The awning can be extended and retracted in any of these positions without having to reset the pitch between uses.
- See the NOTES about unequal pitch settings.
- Choose the side of the awning for optimum shade or convenient water runoff.
- Grasp the awning arm in the area shown and gently pull toward the vehicle to reduce pressure on the pins.
- Fully depress both pitch adjustment pins located on the scissor arm. There is one on each side of the arm; these must be fully pressed in at the same time.
Tip: LIGHTLY pulling the arm toward the vehicle will decrease the force required to press the pitch adjustment pins.
- Slide the arm to the desired set hole – towards the coach for a lower pitch and away from the coach for a higher pitch.
NOTE: Unequal Pitch Settings
- Do not set the individual arm pitch at more than three (3) positions different between the left and right arm. Damage to the arms and canopy can occur if the awning is retracted when the arms are set at more than 3 positions difference.
- For awnings under 12 feet: the arms must be set at an equal pitch. Damage to the arms and canopy can occur if the awning is retracted with the arms uneven.
During incidents of high wind, heavy rain, or extended time away from the RV, be sure to retract the awning completely to prevent damage to the awning and the RV. USE care when adjusting the pitch as the awning may move abruptly.
If the power to the vehicle is not available, the awning can be safely retracted by jumping the motor using a 10V-14V power source such as a cordless drill battery or car battery.
- Remove the front cover. To remove, press on both sides of the rear cover until the front cover releases then lift the front cover off.
- Detach the RED and BLACK wires from the cable to the motor.
- Attach jumper wires to the motor wires.
- Connect the other ends of the jumper leads to a 10-14V source. If the awning moves in the wrong direction, reverse the leads. Maintain contact throughout the retraction process.
- When the awning is closed, remove the jumper wires, and attach the cable and motor wires. Be sure to match the wire colors.
- Snap the front cover onto the rear cover. Hang the cover on the top and swing down until it clicks.
DO not use oil-based cleaners or any caustic, granulated, or abrasive type cleaners on your Carefree product.
- One of the best ways to keep the fabric looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleanings is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every 2 to 3 years.
- When it is time for a thorough cleaning, the fabric can be cleaned while still on the awning frame.
- Use a soft brush and warm water with soap.
- When cleaning the fabric, it is important to observe the following:
- Always use a natural soap, and never detergent.
- Water should be cold to lukewarm, never more than 100 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Air-dry only. Never apply heat to the fabric.
- Always allow the fabric to dry thoroughly before rolling up the awning.
Alliance RV has prepped their Avenue 5th wheels with a slide topper prep kit to allow for easy installation of a Carefree of Colorado Slide-out Topper. For assistance with parts and or questions regarding the slide-out topper prep kits, please contact your Alliance Dealer or Alliance RV.
Alliance RV’s main living quarters (downstairs) will utilize a “direct cool” Coleman air conditioner. These units are mounted on the exterior roof of the RV with a combination shroud mounted on the inside ceiling of the RV. We have opted for most of the RV to be cooled with this direct cool unit as it is significantly more efficient than your typical ducted system. The front/upper deck of the RV will utilize a ducted Coleman air conditioner system. Due to the nature of the design in the front/upper deck containing multiple rooms and areas that can be isolated with doors, a ducted system is utilized. Each air conditioner will be operated by its own individual thermostat.
Avenue will be heated with an SF-Q series Suburban furnace that provides 35,000 BTUs. An exterior access door allows for ease of service. The furnace is operated with the Aircel thermostat that is tied to the main air conditioner unit. The main air conditioner unit is the control that operates the central air conditioner in the RV.
Operating the Furnace
To Turn the Furnace Off
- Set the thermostat to the lowest setting, then turn the thermostat to the “OFF” position.
- Turn the manual shut-off valve (if equipped) to the “OFF” position.
The display indicates the mode and the room temperature. When the mode button is pressed once, the thermostat will wake. When the mode button is pressed again, the mode will change. Press the up or down button to wake the thermostat, the set temperature will display, and the mode will flash. Press the up or down button again to change the set temperature. The thermostat will go back to sleep after 5 seconds of no activity.
There is a three-minute anti-short cycle for cooling. After the cooling system has been de-energized, the system will not energize again for three minutes, this is to protect the compressor on the ac unit. You can bypass the anti-short cycle function by changing the mode to off.
NOTE: Operating your cooling system when the outdoor temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit can cause damage to your cooling equipment. Hold the mode button down for 5 seconds to change from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Your RV is equipped with an electric fireplace. You will be able to use this to help knock the chill off on cold days, this fireplace is not intended to heat your entire RV, nor will it do so. You can operate the fireplace at the control panel on the fireplace itself or wit the remote.
- Fahrenheit Vs. Celsius – Press this button to toggle between the two temperature scales.
- Flame Effect ‐ Press this button to change the flame effect. The unit will beep. Press again to decrease the flame intensity. There are 6 light settings for your selection. The flame optics will go lower under the sequence of 6,5,4,3,2,1. Pressing the button again will stop the flame effect.
- Up and Down – Press these buttons to set the desired temperature.
- Power Button – Turn the unit on and off with this button.
- Time Function – Press this button for the timer function. The letters “0H” to “8H” will appear on the LED screen. “OH” means there is no set running time and the heater will run continuously. The letters “1H” thru “8H” means the number of hours that the heater will operate before shutting off.
NOTE: The battery in the remote is a CR2025 battery.
MAXXAIR fans are located in the kitchen and master bathroom areas. These high‐powered fans are an industry staple that operates very easily. These fans are crucial in your RVs ventilation and assist with minimizing condensation, especially in extended use and extreme temperature situations. Your MAXXAIR fans will be controlled by remote wall-mounted controls. There is a manual override for opening and closing of the lid on the unit at the ceiling.
The microwave situated above your stove has a built‐in fan. This will be covered in the Appliances section to follow.
You will find one of two types of refrigerators in your RV, the standard gas absorption (RV) type and an optional 12-Volt refrigerator.
Gas Absorption (RV) Refrigerator
A 13 cubic foot refrigerator, specifically designed for an RV and can stand up to life in a trailer. A very quiet, efficient, and easy-to-use refrigerator with a lot of room. Be sure to read the owner’s manual specific to this product.
- STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE MATERIALS BEHIND OR AROUND THE REFRIGERATOR CREATES A FIRE HAZARD. DO NOT USE THE AREA BEHIND THE REFRIGERATOR TO STORE ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY FLAMMABLE MATERIALS
- INCORRECT ADJUSTMENT, CHANGE, OR MAINTENANCE OF THIS REFRIGERATOR CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. ALWAYS USE AN AUTHORIZED TECHNICIAN FOR NEEDED WORK
- THE REFRIGERATOR COOLING SYSTEM IS UNDER PRESSURE. NEVER TRY TO REPAIR OR
RECHARGE A DEFECTIVE COOLING SYSTEM. BREATHING OF SOME OF THE COMPOUNDS IN REFRIGERATOR COOLING CAN CAUSE CANCER
- REGULARLY CHECK THE REFRIGERATOR VENT AREAS AND PATHWAYS BETWEEN THE
VENTS TO ENSURE THEY ARE FREE FROM ANY FLAMMABLE MATERIAL OR BLOCKAGE. ALWAYS CHECK THESE AREAS AFTER ANY PERIODS OF STORAGE OR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME IN WHICH THE RV ISN’T USED
- FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD. WHILE REFUELING OR PARKING NEAR A GASOLINE PUMP, BE SURE THAT THE AUTO MODE BUTTON ON THE REFRIGERATOR IS TURNED ON OR THAT ALL LP GAS APPLIANCES ARE SHUT OFF. FAILURE TO OBEY THIS WARNING COULD CAUSE A
FIRE OR EXPLOSION RESULTING IN DEATH OR SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY.
An optional 12-Volt refrigerator is available in this Alliance 5th wheel. If equipped, this refrigerator uses 12-Volt battery power to power the refrigerator and allows it to be operated when not on shore power. Please refer to your refrigerators user’s manual for full details on this appliance.
- STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE MATERIALS BEHIND OR AROUND THE REFRIGERATOR CREATES A FIRE HAZARD. DO NOT USE THE AREA BEHIND THE REFRIGERATOR TO STORE ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.
- INCORRECT ADJUSTMENT, CHANGE, OR MAINTENANCE OF THIS REFRIGERATOR CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. ALWAYS USE AN AUTHORIZED TECHNICIAN FOR NEEDED WORK FAILURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE USER’S MANUAL AND ALL ITS WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH, OR SERIOUS INJURY.
12-Volt Refrigerator Control Panel
- Touch and release the On/OFF  button to turn the refrigerator on.
- If the indicator light, above the button, glows solid blue, it means the refrigerator is operating correctly.
Note: The freezer compartment and cabinet compartment work independently of each other and both must be adjusted to their desired temperature setting.
- Touch the FREEZER COMPARTMENT  button to set the compartment temperature setting. The blue LED will turn ON.
- Using the +  or  buttons to adjust the temperature setting
- The mode  will display the temperature setting. 1 is the warmest and 5 is the coldest.
Volt Refrigerator Control Panel
- Touch the CABINET COMPARTMENT  button to set the compartment temperature setting.
- Use the +  or –  buttons to adjust the temperature setting. The mode  will display the temperature setting. 1 is the warmest setting and 5 is the coldest setting.
- Press any button to return the control to activate the mode, the mode  will illuminate. The display will return to standby mode after 3 seconds.
- Touch the NIGHT MODE  button to set the refrigerator to night mode.
- Night mode will turn off automatically after eight hours or if you push the night mode button again to turn the blue indicator light off.
- This 8-hour night mode setting can be changed by pressing the night mode button for 3 seconds. After the 3 seconds, the default 8 hours will be shown in the display. To change this setting, press the “+” or “-“, then press night mode button to make the setting go into effect.
- The new setting is archived in the memory until it is changed.
- To turn on/off the DOOR LED hold the CABINET COMPARTMENT  button for 3 seconds
- To shut down the refrigerator, touch and hold the ON/OFF button  for 5 seconds and release it.
- Once the refrigerator is turned OFF there is a 5-minute wait cycle before the compressor will turn ON.
- E1: Cabinet Thermistor Error
- E2: Freezer Thermistor Error
- E3: Low/High voltage cutout
- E4: Cabinet door open (longer than 2 minutes)
- E5: Voltage too low
- E6: Ambient Thermistor Error
- E7: Cabinet Fan Error
- E8: Freezer Condenser fan failure
- E9: Fresh Food Condenser fan failure
For your safety, the warnings and cautions outlined in this section must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, death, or personal.
- NEVER ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS MICROWAVE WITH THE DOOR OPEN, THIS CAN RESULT IN HARMFUL EXPOSURE TO MICROWAVE ENERGY, NEVER TAMPER WITH THE SAFETY INTERLOCKS DO NOT PLAY ANY OBJECT BETWEEN THE MICROWAVE FRONT FACE AND THE DOOR OR ALLOW SOIL OR CLEANER RESIDUE TO ACCUMULATE ON SEALING SURFACES.
- NEVER OPERATE A DAMAGED MICROWAVE NEVER ADJUST OR REPAIR A MICROWAVE YOURSELF
Microwave Control Panel
|1||Light||Press to turn on/off the light underneath your microwave.|
|2||Sensor Cooking||Detects humidity released by your cooking food and adjusts the cooking time based on the type and amount of food cooking.|
|3||Popcorn||Press to cook popcorn.|
|4||Defrost||Press to defrost frozen food.|
|5||Vegetable||Press to cook vegetables.|
|6||Display||In standby mode, displays the time. In cooking mode, displays cooking time, weight, and other information.|
|7||Number Pad||Press to enter cook time, defrost time, clock time and other information.|
|8||Timer||Press this button, then enter the time you want to count down.|
|9||Clock||Press to set or check the clock.|
|10||Start||In standby mode, press this button to begin cooking.|
|11||Vent Fan||Press to turn on/off your vent fan and remove odors from cooking.|
|12||Beverage||Press to heat a beverage.|
|13||Turntable On/Off||Press to turn your turntable on or off.|
|14||Power Level||Press to change your microwave’s power level (1‐10).|
|15||Time Cook||Press to enter a cooking time.|
|16||Add 30 Sec.||While cooking, press this button to add 30 seconds to your cooking time.|
|17||Stop/Clear||Press to stop the cooking process. Press again to cancel the cooking operation.|
Your OTR (Over-the-Range) microwave is equipped with a vent fan and a light underneath the microwave. The fan works as a range hood to filter out smoke and other odors from cooking. Use your range hood anytime you cook, this will help maintain the air quality in your RV. Be sure to read your microwave user’s manual for additional information.
Your Greystone 3-burner residential-style gas range is designed for reliable and trouble-free performance. Some important safety precautions to keep in mind.
Waste Water System
- Black tanks hold toilet waste. There are some things to note with black tanks. Black tanks typically will need a digester/deodorant (talk with your RV dealer for recommendations). Black tanks require RV toilet paper. RV toilet paper breaks down quicker and is specifically designed for this type of waste water system. You will find that this toilet paper breaks down more quickly and allows the waste water to flow more easily during the dumping process. A black tanks monitoring electronics can be adversely affected by debris handing up on the reading probes. For this case, we have installed a tank flush for your black tank(s) to assist in keeping the probe indicators clean so that you have accurate readings on the tank’s levels.
- Gray tanks, an integral part of the wastewater system. Gray tanks hold your sink and shower waste water. Gray tanks require less maintenance due to the difference in waste produced making its way into the tank. It may be ideal to dump black tanks first and then your gray tanks, the gray tank running thru the main dump will help in keep the pipeline cleaner.
Alliance RV uses the best in class 310 series Docetic RV toilet. Each toilet is 100% factory tested to assure watertight seal in the toilet bowl before it even leaves Dometic. After installation by Alliance RV, the entire waste system is flood tested for leaks by filling the system with water to the rim of the bowl. To use the toilet, first add water to the toilet by pressing the flush pedal only partially down. Water will flow into the bowl while the flush ball remains closed. If the flush ball moves, let up slightly on the pedal until the ball closes. Adding water to the empty bowl acts as a trap and helps prevent holding tank odors from entering the RV. Adding water is always recommended prior to flushing solids and/or toilet paper.
To flush the toilet, press the pedal down until it contacts the floor. Release the pedal after the flush is complete. When flushing liquids, quick press of the pedal for 1 to 2 seconds will do. When flushing solids, the pedal should be pressed until the contents are rinsed from the bowl. Never flush longer than needed as this will cause holding tank capacity to be used up and require more frequent black tank dumps. A small amount of water should collect in the bowl after a flush, this will create an airtight seal. Further instructions and information can be found in the toilet owners’/users manuals.
Dumping Your Waste Tanks
Your RV is equipped with cable termination valves. Most of these valves are going to be routed to the centralized docking station convenience center for ease of pulling. However, in some occasions, dictated by floor plan, you may find a gate valve pull handles located on the off-door side frame rail of the RV.
Monitoring Your Water Systems
This panel monitors the fill levels of the freshwater, grey water, and black water tanks. You will also operate the heaters on the holding tanks here and as well as the power to the freshwater pump (you will also find a water pump switch in the exterior docking station) and the water heater. These switches will illuminate while in the on position.When an individual button is pressed (box 2), the lights above the switch (box 1) illuminate to reveal the level of the selection pushed. For the battery level indicator, the individual letters mean the following:
- L = Low at 6.0 volts
- F = Fair at 11.6 volts
- G = Good at 12.1 volts
- C = Charge at 12.7 volts
The water pump is operated with the water pump switch (box 5) as well as the gas and electric options for the water heater (box 4). The gas water heater switch enables propane operation of the water heater while the electric switch enables electric operation of the water heater. Both switches being on will allow for a quicker hot water recovery. The water heater can be operated in electric or gas only by turning one of the individual switches on.
Note: The holding tank heaters will also be operated from the monitor panel (box 3).
Washer / Dryer Prep
Alliance RV fifth wheels come standard with a washer / dryer prep (except 30RLS). This prep is in the front closet area of the 5th wheel. You will find both hot and cold-water connection points. Should a washer and dryer be your desire, please consult with your dealership or Alliance RV for our installation recommendations. Otherwise, you will find functional cabinet space in that area.
A Suburban SW6DEL with a 6-gallon capacity supplies your RV with hot water. This water heater has a porcelain lined steel tank to fight against corrosion and foam insulation around the tank for added insulation and protection. This unit has a large diameter drain and replaceable anode rode. The anode rod is attached to the drain plug for easy replacement. This water heater features direct spark ignition and an electric element to recover an additional 6 gallons/ hour when camping. Direct spark, or electronic, ignitions feature a remote switch inside the RV (you will find this switch on your RV’s monitor panel inside the RV).
When the RV is not in use or is being stored, the water heater must be drained. This will prevent damage to the water heater lining and protect the water heater in the cold.
- Turn the water heater off (power and gas should be disabled)
- Turn the water pump off
- Open all faucets and plumbing fixtures
- Remove the drain plug from the tank (take care as this is also the anode rod on water heaters in Alliance RV product
- Open the pressure relief valve
YOU MUST READ THE USERS MANUAL FOR THIS WATER HEATER For full winterization instructions, see the centralized docking station section of this manual.
An RV comes with a variety of surfaces that need to be cleaned and maintained, from the roof membrane to awning fabrics and beyond. Regular cleaning and maintenance of these different components is needed and will help keep the RV in the best possible condition both cosmetically and functionally. Keep your roof clean. Use Decore roof cleaners (RP-RC320S spray or RP-RC160Cj concentrate) or standard products such as 409, Fantastic or mild detergents are sufficient. Do NOT use harsh abrasives or products containing solvents. For stubborn spots, a rag dampened with mineral spirits is recommended. DO NOT SOAK (never apply mineral spirits directly to the roof) When washing, start from the top and work your way down, try to stay out of direct sunlight. Start by rinsing the roof membrane with clean water to remove any loose dirt or debris. Then, using a medium bristle brush along with a mild detergent/soap and a few gallons of water, scrub the entire roof and then rinse thoroughly, a rubber squeegee may be used to direct water off the roof. A semi-annual inspection of the roof is suggested. Check the membrane for damage and check the lap sealant used at all termination areas (front, rear, and side seams as well as roof attachments). The lap sealant has a limited life span, depending on the geographic region and conditions, and should be repaired or replaced as needed.
Do not use cleaning solutions that contain solvents or abrasive pads. Sidewalls and the front and rear skin or cap should be washed and waxed to protect and restore.
Never take your RV through an automatic car wash and avoid using highly abrasive cleaning pads or high-pressure sprayers, the finish and decals/labels on your RV can be damaged by using such products. A soft-bristled brush and a mild soap/detergent, if cleaned properly and frequently, will meet your needs. A normal automotive wax should be utilized when waxing your RV, we recommend a good wax two to three times a year, at minimum. Exposure to salt can result in damage to exterior paints, finishes, and other components, it is highly corrosive and should be cleaned off as frequently as possible. The more your RV is exposed to snow, rain, road salt, chemicals, and saltwater, the more severe corrosion can be, therefore, a stricter cleaning and maintenance schedule may be needed. Periodically inspect the pin box, chassis, landing gear, axles, wheels, and suspension components for spot rust. When/if you find spot rust, use a wire brush to clean the spot and touch the finish up as needed with rustproof enamel paint. The more quickly you take care of this, the less damage it can cause and lead to bigger issues.
Your RV is sealed all around to prevent water intrusion and damage to the RV. These seals and sealants (clear and colored) are crucial to your RV’s protection from the outside environment. These seals and sealants should be inspected regularly and touched up and/or resealed as needed, we recommend a visual inspection every 3 months. Make sure to check the roof, slide-outs, corner, termination, and beltline trims and moldings on the exterior of the RV. For questions on required seals and sealants, please contact your dealer and Alliance RV. NOTE: your slide-outs utilize wipe, cap, and bulb seals to protect the room from the outside elements. Due to the nature of a slide-out room, these seals are not 100% watertight and should be checked very regularly for any visual signs of damage and addressed immediately when found. Spraying your slide-out seals with a silicone spray for lubrication and conditioning will help keep the slide-out seals and gaskets malleable, flexible, in good working condition. The rate of the breakdown and deterioration of the seals, sealants, and gaskets on your RV is directly tied to the outside environment and the needed maintenance, cleaning and touch-up of these crucial components.
Keep your RV clean and well-kept during regular usage and always be sure to thoroughly clean after extended uses, long trips and before you store your RV. Sweep and mop floors as required, and clean the kitchen and bathroom as you would in your own house. For appliances, sinks, countertops, toilets, showers, and flooring, you will want to use your regular household cleaners (always refer to the owner’s manual of the individual component for additional information). Make sure that the RV is ventilated well when doing this, clean air is needed for your safety. Strip your bedding down and clean as required, be sure to follow the care instructions on these soft goods. When wiping down cabinets, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces use a mild soap/detergent and warm water in order to not cause damage to these surfaces.
|YEARLY BEFORE STORAGE||REFER TO COMPONENT
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (AC, Furnace, Vents)
|Inspect & Clean||
|Clean & lubricate||
Pin box & Hitch Equipment
Run “In Out”
Electrical Cords / Receptacles
Exterior Finish (Roofs, Walls, Slide‐outs, Chassis)
Exterior Moldings & Trims
|Locks and Latches||Lubricate|
Roof Seams and Attachment Points
Fresh Water System
Propane (LP) System
|Test for Leaks|
Alarms Detectors (Smoke, CO/LP)
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