alliance RV paradigm 2021 Exterior User Manual

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Exterior User Manual

Exterior

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.

NOTE
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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Maintenance Schedule

 

 

MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

FREQUENCY
 

BEFORE USE

 

AFTER USE

 

MONTHLY

 

3 MONTHS

 

6 MONTHS

YEARLY  BEFORE STORAGE REFER TO COMPONENT

OWNERS MANUAL

 

Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (AC, Furnace, Vents)

Inspect & Clean  

Yes

Axles Inspect Yes
 

Brakes

 

Test

 

Adjust

 

Yes

 

Entry Steps

 

Lubricate

 

Landing Gear

Clean & lubricate  

Yes

 

Pin box & Hitch Equipment

 

Inspect

 

Lubricate

 

Safety Chains

 

Inspect

 

Slide‐outs

 

Clean Roof

 

Run “In  Out”

 

Tires

 

Inspect

 

Yes

 

Battery

 

Inspect

 

Yes

 

Electrical Cords / Receptacles

 

Inspect

 

Exterior Finish (Roofs, Walls, Slide‐outs, Chassis)

 

Wash

 

Wax

 

Exterior Moldings & Trims

 

Inspect

Locks and Latches Lubricate
 

Roof Seams and Attachment Points

 

Inspect

 

Seals

 

Inspect

 

Fresh Water System

 

Drain

Sanitize  Winterize
 

Waste System

 

Dump  Flush

 

Drain

 

Water Heater

 

Drain

Flush  Winterize  

Yes

 

Propane (LP) System

Test for Leaks
 

Alarms  Detectors (Smoke, CO/LP)

 

Test

 

Yes

VENDOR WARRANTY AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Below you will find a listed supplier, related warranty information, and warranty/tech support contact information should you need it. Some of this information may change without notice. Alliance RV will make all efforts to keep this manual as up-to-date as possible. This is a summary of the component manufacturers’ warranty only. For details on individual component warranties, see their warranty information.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Exterior User Manual 01

Reference Links

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