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Alliance RV paradigm 2021 User Manual

The Alliance RV Paradigm is an upscale fifth-wheel RV that will come out in 2021. It will be made by Alliance RV, which is based in Elkhart, Indiana, and makes high-end RVs. The Paradigm is made to provide a high-end camping experience with a focus on comfort, innovation, and sturdiness. The Alliance RV Paradigm’s modern and luxurious cabin is one of its best features. The living area is carefully made with high-quality materials and has high-end features to make it feel like a home. The RV has large floor plans with multiple slide-outs that make the living space bigger, giving you plenty of room to rest and have guests over.

The Paradigm has smart features and high-tech parts that make it easier to use and more useful. It has an integrated control system that lets users handle things like lighting, temperature, and entertainment from a central panel or a smartphone app. This technology makes it easier to use an RV and adds a touch of automation. In terms of how it’s put together, the Paradigm has a strong base. It has a strong steel frame, laminated walls, and a weather-resistant surface to make sure it works well and stays safe from the elements for a long time. The RV also has good insulation, which makes it more energy efficient and comfortable in all kinds of weather. The Alliance RV Paradigm has a lot of high-end features and amenities, like a gourmet kitchen with high-end tools, a large master bedroom with a comfortable bed, a stylish bathroom with a residential-style shower, and a lot of storage space all over the unit. The RV is made to be very comfortable and easy to use for long trips or to live in full-time.

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Owners Information User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Owners Information 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 with 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 paradigm 2021 Owners Information Bag User Manual 01

Alliance RV Customer Service Contact Information:
Phone: (574) 226‐0140
Email: [email protected]

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’s location and its function.

DIGIT LOCATION FUNCTION KEY
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

9th Check Digit Calculated
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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Service and Warranty User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Service and Warranty User Manual

SERVICE and WARRANTY

SERVICE & WARRANTY (CONTINUED)

OBTAINING SERVICE
For a defect to be covered under either limited warranty, the repair or replacement must occur at an independent authorized Alliance RV dealer, or 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 protected]
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 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.

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
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 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 the 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.;

SERVICE & WARRANTY 

  • 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 were 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.

WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS
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:

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Obtaining Service User Manual

2021 Alliance RV paradigm Obtaining Service

OBTAINING SERVICE

For a defect to be covered under either limited warranty, the repair or replacement must occur at an independent authorized Alliance RV dealer, or 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 protected]
  • 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.

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS

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 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 the 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.;

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS (CONTINUED)

  • 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.

WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS

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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Care and Maintenance User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Care and Maintenance User Manual

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.

LEGAL REMEDIES

ANY ACTION TO ENFORCE ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITED BASE OR STRUCTURAL WARRANTY, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD. ANY PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS WILL NOT SUSPEND THIS LIMITATION PERIOD FROM EXPIRING UNLESS STATE LAW PROVIDES OTHERWISE. ANY PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS AFTER THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD HAS EXPIRED, OR PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS REGARDING ANYTHING EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE CONSIDERED “GOODWILL” REPAIRS, AND THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THE EXPRESS TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR EXTEND THE WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD.

EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR DECIDING LEGAL DISPUTES RELATING TO ALLEGED BREACH OF WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY NATURE MUST BE FILED IN THE COURTS WITHIN THE STATE OF MANUFACTURE. THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTIES WILL BE INTERPRETED AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OR CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISION OR RULE (WHETHER OF THE STATE OF INDIANA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION) THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CONTROVERSIES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTIES, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR STATUTE, WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, INCLUDING ITS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OR CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISION OR RULE (WHETHER OF THE STATE OF INDIANA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION) THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. THE LIMITED BASE WARRANTY AND LIMITED STRUCTURAL WARRANTY GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Throughout this manual, you will find the symbols shown below. This information is provided to help you avoid personal injury or death as well as damage to your RV and other property. Take the time to review all these warnings.

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WEIGHT RATINGS, ASSOCIATED LABELS, LOADING AND WEIGHING

Weight Termsalliance RV paradigm 2021 CARE AND MAINTENANCE User Manual 02

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 (ie. 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.alliance RV paradigm 2021 CARE AND MAINTENANCE User Manual 03

Federal Certification

This label verifies that your RV is compliant with all Vehicle Safety Standards. You’ll 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 cabover.alliance RV paradigm 2021 CARE AND MAINTENANCE User Manual 04

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.alliance RV paradigm 2021 CARE AND MAINTENANCE User Manual 05 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.

Warning
A LOAD THAT IS NOT PROPERLY DISTRIBUTED, REGARDLESS OF WEIGHT RATINGS, CAN HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE WAY THE RV PULLS

Cargo Capacities & Weighing your RV (Continued)

Warning
THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE RV AND THE TOW VEHICLE TOGETHER SHOULD NEVER EXCEED THE GCWR OF THE TOW VEHICLE.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Tire Introduction User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Tire Introduction User Manual

Tire Introduction

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.

Look for this during the inspection:

  • Over Inflation – Too much air causes the tire’s middle section to contact the road. This will create wear in the center of the tire.
  • Under Inflation – Too little air pressure causes the outer edges to contact the road. This will create wear on the outside edges of the tire tread.
  • Tread Wear on one Edge of the Tire – This typically indicates that something is out of alignment.
  • Erratic Tread Wear – Often called cupping and can mean the wheel is out of balance or an issue with suspension components.

WARNING
ALWAYS KEEP TIRES PROPERLY INFLATED. NOT DOING SO CAN RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies the characteristics of the tire and provides a tire ID number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall.

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 used for that purpose.

Tire Pressure

  • Follow the tire manufacturer’s inflation guidelines for maximum load capacity; underinflation is just as dangerous as over‐inflation. 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, 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 are 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’s slightly lower than the vehicle manufacturers recommended cold inflation pressure than to drive with a significantly underinflated tire. Since this is a temporary fix, don’t forget to recheck and adjust the tire’s pressure when you can obtain a cold reading.

WARNING
TIRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED AT THE BEGINNING OF A TRIP. ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL FOR ESTABLISHED REQUIREMENTS.

WARNING
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.

 Tire Size

Alliance RV uses a very robust Load Range G 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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Spare Tire Carrier User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Spare Tire Carrier User Manual

Spare Tire Carrier

A cable hoist is used for storing your spare tire under the RV. You’ll 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.

WARNING
ALWAYS TORQUE THE WHEEL LUG NUTS TO THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS.

Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart

 

LUG NUT

STUD

DIAMETER

 

RIM SIZE

 

RIM TYPE

ACCEPTABLE

TORQUE RANGE

8 1/2″ 16″ Steel/Aluminum 90‐120 ft./lbs.
8 5/8″ 17.5″ Aluminum 140‐160 ft./lbs.

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TOWING & 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.

Brake Controller

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

WARNING
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 spring, 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.

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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Drum Brakes User Manual

2021 alliance RV paradigm Electric Drum Brakes User Manual

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.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Drum Brakes User Manual 01

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.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes (If Equipped)
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When equipped, disc brakes have a fixed caliper setup. This setup uses pistons situated on both sides of the rotor. During actuation, hydraulic pressure pushes against the pistons to apply the inboard and outboard brake pads equally to decelerate the spinning rotor. The caliper is fixed and stays stationary during brake actuation and brake adjustment. Brake pad to rotor clearance is maintained as lining wear occurs via the brake piston and internal caliper seal.

SUSPENSION EQUALIZER SYSTEM

Introduction

Equipped with dual 7,000 lb Dexter Axles, a MOR Ryde CRE3000 Suspension System and upgraded Wet Bolt Kit w/ heavy duty shackle links, you’ll 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.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Drum Brakes User Manual 03

CRE3000 Parts Breakout

  1. Equalizer Beam
  2. Rubber Compression Spring
  3. Spring Carrier
  4. Plastic Glide Pad
  5. Bronze Bushing
  6. Hex Coupler Nut
  7. Washer
  8. Bolt
  9. Control Beam

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Pinbox Maintenance User Manual

PINBOX 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.

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Warning
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

Hooking Up
NOTE: During the hitching procedure, the bottom of the trailer’s pin box should encounter the hitch skid plate ramp.

  1. Place blocks against the front and rear of each RV tire.
  2. If necessary, lower the tow vehicle’s tailgate.
    NOTE:
    Clearance of the lowered tailgate to the trailer needs to be monitored during hookups, combinations of tow vehicle and trailer have little or no clearance.
  3. With the RV front landing gear, adjust trailer height so the bottom of the trailer’s pin box is 1/2” to 1” below the top portion hitch skid plan.alliance RV paradigm 2021 PINBOX MAINTENANCE User Manual 02 Warning
    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HITCH THE RV BY USING THE TRAILERS LANDING GEAR TO LOWER THE KINGPIN ONTO THE HITCH OPENING. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE KINGPIN COMING TO REST ON TOP OF THE SKID PLATE INSTEAD OF WITHIN THE HITCH OPENING, WHICH MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
  4. Open the jaw on the 5th wheel head.
  5. Back the tow vehicle slowly toward the trailer until the tow vehicle’s hitch contacts the bottom of the pin box and the kingpin slides into the receiver.
  6. Latch the 5th wheel hitch in the closed position.
  7. If space exists between the pin box and hitch, the trailer has not been properly hitched. Do not tow the trailer. Instead, repeat the hitching steps 1‐7 until the trailer is properly hitched.
  8. Connect the electrical and safety cords.
  9. Raise the tailgate of the truck.
  10. Do not tow the trailer until a Pull Test has been conducted (covered below).

Pull Test

Warning
FAILURE TO PERFORM A PULL TEST COULD RESULT IN SEVERE PROPERTY DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH. FAILURE TO SECURE TOW VEHICLE AND RV FROM MOVEMENT DURING THIS PROCEDURE COULD RESULT IN SEVERE PROPERTY DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH.

  1. Make sure the trailer wheels are blocked, the trailer landing gear is resting on firm ground to support the trailer and the tow vehicle is in park with the emergency brake engaged.
  2. Return to the cab of the tow vehicle, release the emergency brake and apply the trailer brakes.
  3. Slowly pull the trailer forward with the tow vehicle. NOTE: If properly connected, the brakes and chock blocks will prevent you from moving.
  4. After successfully performing the Pull Test, fully raise the landing gear per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Check and inspect all electrical circuits for proper operation, including clearance lights, turn signals and stop lights.
  6. Remove and store all trailer wheel blocks.

When pulling an RV, the most obvious difference is 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 greatly. 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 take longer to stop. Increase your following distance behind other vehicles. Give yourself plenty of room and time to stop.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Hydraulic Leveling User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Hydraulic Leveling User Manual

HYDRAULIC 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.

WARNING
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.

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WARNING
Moving parts can pinch, crush or cut. Keep clear and use caution.

Jack Operation

The leveling legs can only be extended when the touchpad is in manual mode. Once in manual mode, pressing the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1H) will extend both front legs at the same time. By pushing the button combination of “FRONT” and “LEFT” (Fig. 1I), or “FRONT” and “RIGHT” (Fig. 1J) buttons, the individual front legs can be extended. Pressing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1K) will extend both rear legs at the same time. To extend individual rear legs, press the button combination of “REAR” and “LEFT” (Fig. 1I), or “REAR” and “RIGHT” (Fig. 1J) buttons, depending on which leg needs to be operated. Pressing the “LEFT” button (Fig. 1I) will extend both the left front leg and the left rear leg. Pressing the “RIGHT” button (Fig. 1J) will extend both the right front leg and the right rear leg.

If the touchpad is put in the retract mode, which is indicated by the orange illuminated LED next to the “RETRACT” button (Fig. 1E), the front legs can be retracted together by pushing the “FRONT” button (Fig. 1H). Individual front legs can be retracted by pushing the combination of the “FRONT” and “LEFT” (Fig. 1I), or “FRONT” and “RIGHT” (Fig. 1J) buttons. The rear legs can be retracted together by pushing the “REAR” button (Fig. 1K), or individually by pushing the combination of the “REAR” and “LEFT” (Fig. 1I) or “REAR” and “RIGHT” (Fig. 1J) buttons. Pressing the “LEFT” button (Fig. 1I) will retract both the left front leg and the left rear leg. Pressing the “RIGHT” button (Fig. 1J) will retract both the right front leg and the right rear leg.

NOTE:
If the leveling legs will not operate individually using the method described above, but they operate properly when the auto level is performed, the twist prevention protection system has locked out the operation to prevent damage to the frame of the travel trailer.

WARNING
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.

CAUTION
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.

Auto Level

NOTE:
Once the auto leveling has been started, it is important that there is no movement in the RV until it has completed the process. Failure to remain still during the leveling cycle could hinder the performance of the leveling system.

  1. After disconnecting from your vehicle, locate the leveling touchpad on the unit (Fig. 3). Typically mounted near the front of the RV in the pass thru compartment.
  2. Press the “ON/OFF” button (Fig. 3A) and then press “AUTO LEVEL” (Fig. 3B).
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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Occupant Safety User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Occupant Safety User Manual

OCCUPANT SAFETY

Alliance RV 5th wheels are equipped with safety systems that work together to help protect the occupants in the event of an emergency. Please read and fully understand all safety functions before using your new RV.

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.
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CAUTION
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’re 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.

WARNING
ALWAYS PUT YOUR LEGS OUT FIRST AND ATTEMPT TO LAND ON YOUR FEET IF YOU MUST USE AN EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW.

Emergency Exit Windows (CONTINUED)

There are two styles of exit windows, both open differently.

  1. 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.
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  2. Flip Style Latch: This style flips up and disengages which allows the window to be pushed out for escape.

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Fire Safety

Safety is always important, whether you’re 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!**

Fire Extinguishers

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 mono ammonium 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 that 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.

WARNING
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.

WARNING
WHILE USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BACK TOWARD A CLEAR PATH FOR EXIT.

WARNING
DO NOT TURN THE ELECTRICAL POWER BACK ON AFTER THE USE OF AN EXTINGUISHER.

WARNING
INSPECT EXTINGUISHERS WEEKLY. IF YOUR RV HAS BEEN IN STORAGE, INSPECT BEFORE THE RV IS USED. ALWAYS INSPECT BEFORE A VACATION OR TRIP WITH YOUR RV.

Fire Extinguishers (Continued)

A common acronym for proper fire extinguisher operation is P.A.S.S.

P – Pull the pin
A – Aim the nozzle (always aim at the base of the fire, not the flames) S – Squeeze the trigger
S – Sweep from side to side

For additional information on fire extinguisher operation, please refer to the fire extinguishers user’s manual.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Extended Recreational Use User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Extended Recreational Use User Manual

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.
  • Don’t air-dry clothes in the RV.
  • Implement proper preventative maintenance and overall RV cleanliness.

WARNING
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.

Exterior Plumbing

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

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.

PROPANE SAFETY

About the Propane System

The propane system provides heat, hot water, fuel for cooking, 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.

WARNING

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.

WARNING
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.

WARNING

  • 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 propane on. Make sure you are familiar with those laws and regulations in the area you are traveling.

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PROPANE SAFETY

Propane System Maintenance (Continued)

WARNING

  • 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 their 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.

WARNING

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 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.

SLIDEOUTS

Slideout Safety Information

WARNING
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, RV OR OTHER PROPERTY DAMAGE.

All slideout systems are intended solely for opening and closing the slideout room and should never be used for any other purpose. Before operating your slideout,

please keep these things in mind:

  • Your location should be clear of obstructions that may cause damage when the slideout room is operated.
  • Be sure that everyone is clear of the RV prior to the slideout room actuation.
  • Keep parts away from slideout mechanisms during use. Severe injury or death may result.
  • Park your RV on solid and level ground.

Caution
ALWAYS ENSURE THE SLIDEOUT PATH IS CLEA R DURING OPERATION. KEEP CLEAR OF SLIDE RAILS WHEN THE ROOM IS IN MOTION. THE GEAR ASSEMBLY MAY PINCH OR CATCH ON LOOSE CLOTHING AND CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.

Hydraulic Slideout System

Alliance RV utilizes a hydraulic through frame slideout for the main floor slideouts. This system is a rack and pinion guided and utilizes a hydraulic cylinder to move the room. The cylinder rod is driven in a forward and backward motion in order to move the slideout room in and out.
We recommend that the moving parts be kept clean. They can be washed with mild soap and water. No grease or lubrication is necessary. All slideouts are operated at the central monitor panel shown below. This panel will be found relatively close to the entry door of the RV in a cabinet designed to house this panel. The location will vary depending on floor plan of your RV.

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Operating Your Hydraulic Slideout System

Extending Your Hydraulic Slideout

  1. Level the RV.
  2. Verify the battery is fully charged.
  3. Press and hold the room’s switch in the “OUT” position until the room is fully extended and stops moving.
  4. Release the switch, this will lock the room into the “OUT” position (NOTE: Only hold the switch until the room stops extending).

Retracting Your Hydraulic Slideout

  1. Verify the battery is fully charged.
  2. Press and hold the room’s switch in the “IN” position until the room is fully retracted and stops moving.
  3. Release the switch, this will lock the room in the “IN” position. (Note: Only hold the switch until the room stops retracting.

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Hydraulic Slide out Maintenance

This system is designed to be nearly maintenance free, however, it is ideal to run slide outs once or twice a month to keep seals and internal moving parts lubricated. While doing so, always check for any visible signs of damage. NOTE: When the RV is in storage or not being used for extended periods of time, keep slide out rooms in the closed or retracted position.

SLIDEOUTS (CONTINUED)

Hydraulic Slide out Maintenance (Continued)
The slide-outs need a full battery for operation. The battery should be maintained in accordance with the battery manufacturer’s recommendations. Always 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, these connections are subject to damage from road debris. Your slide-out hydraulics will come prefilled, primed and ready to operate from the factory. A type “A” Automatic Transmission is used in the hydraulic slide-outs. Deron III or Marcon 5 or a blend of both is recommended. In colder temperatures, the jacks may extend and retract slowly due to the fluid’s viscosity. For cold weather operations, fluid specially formulated for low temperatures may be desired.

To fill your slide-out hydraulics:

  1. Remove the fill cap.
  2. Pour the fluid into the fill opening.
    a. Note: Do not allow any contamination into the reservoir during the fill process.
    b. Note: Standard reservoir holds approximately 2 quarts of fluid.
  3. Fill to within ½” of top.
  4. Replace fill cap when finished.

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SLIDEOUTS

Adjusting Your Hydraulic Slideouts

NOTE: We recommend that slideouts are adjusted by a certified RV technician.

NOTE: Small adjustments, and then running the room in after each adjustment until the proper seal is achieved, is ideal.

  • Adjusting in the “IN” Position
  1. Locate the cylinder coming through the frame.
  2. Run the slideout room partially out.
  3. Hold the jam nut in place with a wrench (A).
  4. Adjust nut (C) towards the bracket if the room does not seal.
  5. Adjust the (C) nut away from the bracket if the room is too tight.

Note: Small adjustments, and then running the room in after each adjustment until proper seal is achieved is ideal.

  • Adjusting in the “OUT” Position
  1. Locate the cylinder coming through the frame.
  2. Run the slideout room completely out.
  3. Check the inside fascia and seal positioning.
  4. Bring the room partially in.
  5. Loosen and back off jam nut (A) from nut (B) to give nut (B) room for adjustment.
  6. Adjust nut (B) away from the bracket if the room extends too far. Adjust nut (B) towards the bracket if the room does not seal.
  7. Tighten jam nut (A) to nut (B).
    NOTE: 2 to 3 inches of free travel is normal

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Slideout User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Slideout User Manual

Electric Slideout System

We’re utilizing the electric slideout system in the upstairs portion of the RV, typically a bedroom slideout. All slideouts are operated at the central monitor panel shown below. This panel will be found relatively close to the entry door of the RV in a cabinet designed to house this panel. The slideout system should never be used for anything other purpose other than extending and retracting the slideout room itself. To use the system for any reason other than what it is designed for may result in death, serious injury or damage to the coach.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Slideout System User Manual 01

Operating Your Hydraulic Slideout System

Extending Your Electric Slideout

  1. Level the RV.
  2. Verify the battery is fully charged.
  3. Press and hold the room’s switch in the “OUT” position until the room is fully extended and stops moving.
  4. Release the switch, this will lock the room in the “OUT” position.

Retracting Your Electric Slideout

  1. Verify the battery is fully charged.
  2. Press and hold the room’s switch in the “IN” position until the room is fully retracted and stops moving.
  3. Release the switch, this will lock the room in the “IN” position.

NOTE: It is important to continue to press the slideout switch for a few seconds after the room is fully extended until the motor shuts off. The control will sense the room has stopped and shut the motor off automatically.

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  • Status LEDs: 2 LEDs, 1 green and 1 red, are provided to indicate current controller status and faults.
  • Mode Button: Used to engage the electronic manual override.
  • Power Connection: 12V DC input. Unit will operate from 8V DC to 18V DC.
  • Switch Connection: Spade connection for the switch wiring.
  • Motor 1 Connector: Power and encoder input for motor 1.
  • Motor 2 Connector: Power and encoder input for motor 2.

Electric Slideout Controller Connections

  • Connections & Motor Harness

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NOTE: Motor harnesses have Molex connectors at the controller and a molded connector at the motor end (2 images shown above). Wire colors match with color codes on the control board. It does not matter which motor is 1 or 2.

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Electric Slideout Motor and Harnesses

Check for proper connections between the motors and harnesses. Visually inspect the exposed harnesses to ensure they are not pinched or damaged.
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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Motor User Manual

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Electric Motor Disengagement Procedure

  1. Remove retention screws from the motor, located near the top of each vertical column on the outside of the coach.
  2. Locate motor.
  3. Pull the motor up until disengaged. A flathead screwdriver can be used to pry the motor up.
  4. Reinstall motor retention screw to hold motor in place or remove the motor.

Electric Slideout Low Voltage

The slideout controller can operate the room with as little as 8‐volts. However, at these lower voltages the amperage requirement is greater. Check voltage at the controller. If the battery is low, it needs to be charged or the unit should be plugged into shore power (or generator), if equipped.

Electric Slideout Motor Direction Switches
The motor direction switches are used to change the direction of the individual motors. When running the slideout room in or out and one side goes in and the other side goes out, then there is a problem in the wiring. The motor direction switches can be used to correct this problem. The left switch controls motor 2 and the right switch controls motor 1. If motor 1 is going in the wrong direction, then change switch 1’s position. If motor 2 is going in the wrong direction, change switch 2’s position. The motor direction switches can also be used to change the direction of the slideout switch. If the room extends when the slideout switch is moved to the in position, its direction can be reversed by moving both switch 1 and switch 2 to their opposite positions. This feature can be used if it is more convenient to change the motor direction switches than to rewire the slideout switch.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Electric Slideout System User Manual 02

Electric Slideout Maintenance

Keep the gear racks and seals clean and free of debris. They can be washed with mild soap and water. NOTE: No grease or lubrication is necessary, and in some situations can be detrimental.

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.
  • The 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 Overview

Your RV has a 12‐volt electrical system and a 120‐volt system. The 12‐volt system is powered by battery and powers items such as the water heater, furnace, and refrigerators, as well as most of the lights. Water pumps, carbon monoxide detectors, and a number of other items will also be powered by the 12‐volt system. You’ll also find that Alliance RV has a conveniently color-coded and numbered 12‐volt wiring system.
The 120‐volt system is powered by an electrical source via your power cord, a generator and in some cases, an inverter (which converts 12 volts to assist in powering the 120-volt system), and typically powers kitchen appliances, TVs, and other electrical appliances.
Alliance RV is compliant with industry standards applicable at the time the RV is manufactured. Do not make unauthorized changE

WARNING
CHANGES OR ADDITIONS MADE AFTER DELIVERY MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. ALWAYS HAVE A PROFESSIONAL WORK ON YOUR RV.

Modifications the RVs electrical system should only be performed by qualified technicians and should never be made without approval from Alliance RV. Should a modification be made, those changes MUST comply with current safety and code requirements.

WARNING
USE THE CATION WHEN USING METAL TOOLS. IF A TOOL CONTACTS A BATTERY TERMINAL OR METAL CONNECTED TO IT, A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR AND CAUSE INJURY.

Before working on the electrical system:

  • Make sure the inverter (if equipped), is turned off before disconnecting the batteries.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Turn off the generator (if equipped) and disable the auto start function (if equipped).
  • Turn off the battery disconnect switch.
  • Turn off the 120‐volt AC main circuit breaker.
  • Disconnect the negative 12‐volt DC battery terminal from the battery.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Control User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Control User Manual

Power Control Center

  • NORMAL MODE: Output voltage set at approximately  VDC.
  • 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.
  • 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.

WARNING
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE FLUID LEVELS OF ANY CONNECTED BATTERY(S) BE CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASIS. ALL BATTERIES WILL “GAS” AND LOSE SOME FLUID WHEN CONTINUOUSLY CONNECTED TO ANY CHARGING SOURCE.

Typical Appliance Loads

APPLIANCE WATTS AMPS
Air Compressor (1hp) 900 ‐ 1800 7.5 ‐ 15
Air Conditioner 1,200 ‐ 2,400 10 ‐ 20
Battery Charger Up to 3,000 6 ‐ 28
Blender 450 ‐ 700 3.3 ‐ 5.8
Broiler 1,400 ‐ 1,700 11.6 ‐ 14
Vacuum 1,000 ‐ 1,440 8.3 ‐ 12
Stereo 85 .7
Coffee Pot 900 ‐ 1200 7.5 ‐ 10
Computer 60 ‐ 270 .5 ‐ 2.25
Laptop 20 ‐ 50 .16 ‐ .41
Converter 500 ‐ 1,000 4 ‐ 8
Curling Iron 20 ‐ 50 .16 ‐ .41
Dishwasher 1,200 ‐ 2,400 10 ‐ 20
Drill 250 ‐ 1,000 2 ‐ 8
Electric Blanket 60 ‐ 100 .5 ‐ .8
Fan 10 ‐ 175 .08 ‐ 1.45
Flat Iron 40 ‐ 80 .3 ‐ .6
Electric Skillet 1,000 ‐ 1,350 8 ‐ 11.25
Game Console 19 ‐ 200 .16 ‐ 1.6
Hair Dryer 1,200 ‐ 1,875 10 ‐ 15.6
Iron 1,000 ‐ 1,800 8 ‐ 15
Light Bulbs 13 ‐ 100 .1 ‐ .8
Microwave 750 ‐ 1,100 6.25 ‐ 9.2

ELECTRICAL

Power Control Center Safety Features
REVERSE BATTERY PROTECTION CIRCUIT – If a battery is accidentally hooked up backward, the converter will be protected. Easily accessible ATC-type fuses will blow when a battery is connected in reverse. Correct battery wiring and replace fuses with the same type and rating. THE DC SECTION – The DC panel features up to 18 fused positions rated for up to 30 amps, depending on the model, for accessories including ten low‐to‐full current-rated branches. These can be used for lower-current devices such as smoke and CO detectors. Each branch has an optional LED to indicate a blow branch fuse.

WARNING
DISCONNECT ALL POWER TO THE CONVERTER PRIOR TO CHECKING OR CHANGING FUSES. FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE. CONSULT A LICENSED ELECTRICAL OR RV TECHNICIAN FOR ANY NEEDED ASSISTANCE.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Inverter Overview User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Inverter Overview User Manual

Inverter Overview

Key features

Pure sine wave output – The output of the PD1200 Series inverter is a 120 VAC, 60 Hz, pure sine wave. Unlike a modified sine wave, a pure sine wave is ideally suited to drive all types of loads including refrigerators, motors, power tools, and common household electronics.

Integrated automatic transfer switch

Built into the PD1200 Series Inverter is an automatic transfer switch that engages whenever power is detected at the AC input port. In recreational vehicles this is often used to switch over to shore or generator power when it is available, reserving the battery power for later use. The transfer switch transition times are fast enough that transitioning from one source to another will not impede operation for most electrical loads.

Ease of install
Built into the PD1200 Series Inverter is an automatic transfer switch that engages whenever power is detected at the AC input port. In recreational vehicles this is often used to switch over to shore or generator power when it is available, reserving the battery power for later use. The transfer switch transition times are fast enough that transitioning from one source to another will not impede operation for most electrical loads.

2x peak power rating
When starting inductive loads like compressors (found in common household refrigerators) there is a large surge in power draw during the initial startup. To supply this initial startup power the PD1200 Series Inverter has been designed to supply a peak power that is 2X its rated power.

Automatic restart after DC disconnect
The PD1200 Series Inverter will detect when the battery input connections have been removed. When the DC disconnect switch is reengaged the inverter will automatically restart. Similar to a DC disconnect switch, this automatic restart also kicks in when the user replaces the batteries. To avoid an automatic restart, simply turn off the inverter prior to disconnecting the batteries.

Under/over voltage protection
To protect both the inverter and the battery bank the PD1200 Series Inverter has been designed with integral under voltage and over-voltage protection. These voltage limits are designed to operate with a Lead Acid battery bank without damaging the batteries. The inverter may also be used with a 12V lithium-ion battery pack (LiFePO4) with a properly configured BMS. See Specifications on page 16 for voltage limits.

Reverse battery protection

Reverse battery protection has been added to the inverter to protect the equipment in the event that the positive and negative terminals of the battery are incorrectly connected to the inverter. Unlike some other inverters on the market, there is not time delay associated with reverse battery protection. In the event that the inverter is reverse-wired, it will not turn on.

Over‐load protection
In order to protect the inverter from over‐load conditions the power draw is continually measured, and should it exceed the rated output power, the inverter will automatically shut down and display the error code corresponding to an overload error. This is a required feature in all UL safety-certified inverters. For additional protection, the PD1200 Series inverter includes a 15A circuit breaker on the output to limit the power that is passed through from the AC Input.

Short circuit protection
In any power system, a sustained short circuit can cause hazardous conditions potentially resulting in overheating and fire. To avoid these conditions the inverter has been designed with short circuit protection. It will detect any large current spikes caused by a short circuit and shut down immediately to avoid damaging the inverter and output wiring.

Over temperature protection
A required feature for all UL safety-certified inverters, over temperature protection, is designed for every PD1200 Series inverter. When the internal temperature of the inverter gets too high due to poor ventilation or high ambient temperature the inverter will shut down. The output will automatically turn back on when the internal temperature returns to safe operating temperatures.

Thermally controlled variable speed fan
Using technology that is found in all Progressive Dynamics Converters, the PD1200 Series Inverter employs a thermally controlled variable speed fan. This fan will only turn on when the inverter is operating at warmer-than-normal temperatures. Furthermore, when it does turn on, the speed of the fan is smoothly controlled to only run as fast as necessary to keep the inverter within safe operating temperatures. This is designed to minimize disruptive audible noise.

Neutral Bonding

In an RV the neutral should be tied to the ground at the source of the power. To safely accomplish this, the PD1200 Series inverter ties the neutral to the ground only if the inverter is supplying the power. When the transfer switch is engaged to pass AC Input power, the ground connection is passed from AC input to AC output with the assumption that the neutral is properly grounded wherever the power is being generated (generator or campground electrical post).

WARNING

  • INVERTER SHOULD ONLY BE INSTALLED BY AN ELECTRICIAN OR A CERTIFIED RV TECH.
  • INVERTER SHOULD BE MOUNTED IN A DRY, WELL-VENTILATED SPACE WITH ADEQUATE AIR FLOW.
  • FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

WARNING

  • DO NOT CONNECT ANY AC SOURCE TO THE AC OUTPUT WIRING OF THE INVERTER. CONNECTING AN AC SOURCE TO THE AC OUTPUT OF THE INVERTER WILL RESULT IN A HAZARDOUS CONDITION.
  • ANY DIRECTLY WIRED AC INPUT AND AC OUTPUT WIRING MUST BE PROTECTED WITH PROPER-SIZED CIRCUIT PROTECTION.
  • FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY DAMAGE THE UNIT AND/OR EQUIPMENT.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Display Features User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Display Features User Manual

Inverter Display Features

  • Shore Indicator: Lights up yellow when AC input is detected
  • Low Bat Warning Indicator: Lights up red when the battery is nearing the end of its charge
  • Sleep: Lights automatically dim after 30 seconds
  • Remote Display Port: For externally mounted display

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WARNING

  • MAKE SURE THE WIRING IS DISCONNECTED FROM ALL ELECTRICAL SOURCES BEFORE HANDLING. ALL WIRING MUST BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTRICAL WIRING CODES.
  • DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE INVERTER. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN SERVICEABLE PARTS. ATTEMPTING TO SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF COULD RESULT IN ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR BURN.

Inverter Error Codes

  • E‐1: Low battery voltage – the input voltage has dropped beneath 10.5 volts for several seconds. The PDI1200 series inverter will automatically restart when the input voltage reaches 12.0 volts.
  • E‐2: High battery voltage shutdown – the input voltage has surpassed 15.5 volts. The PDI series inverter will automatically restart when the input voltage falls below 15.0 volts.
  • E‐3: AC output overload shutdown – the output power has surpassed the continuous power limit or the peak power limit. The PDI1200 series inverter will not automatically restart, a manual start is necessary.
  • E‐4: Over temperature shutdown – the internal temp of the inverter has exceeded its safe operating limit. The PDI1200 series inverter will automatically restart when internal temperatures return to safe operating conditions.
  • E‐5: Internal error – an internal error has been detected. The PDI1200 series inverter will not automatically restart. A manual restart is necessary.

Inverter Troubleshooting
The inverter is flashing a fault light – A fault has been detected. 30 seconds after the fault condition is detected the display enters sleep mode. Press the select button to view the error code. Press the select button again to view the battery voltage. Proceed to the correct troubleshooting action below.

  • E‐1 is displayed – The input voltage fell below 10.5 volts DC. The inverter will automatically restart when the DC input voltage is increased to 12 volts DC.
    • Recharge the batteries to at least 12 volts DC
    • Ensure all DC input connections are tightened
    • The inverter is turning on and off, and E‐1 is displayed when it is off – Likely the batteries are nearly fully discharged. When a heavy load is being drawn from a battery the battery voltage will drop causing an under‐voltage error. With the inverter turned off the battery voltage will slowly drift back up because there is no load on the batteries. If the battery voltage drifts back up to 12 volts, the inverter will turn back on. This cycle may repeat several times. This will be seen more often when batteries are nearing the end of their life cycle.
    • Re-charge batteries to 12 volts
    • Ensure all DC input connections are tight
    • Make sure the DC input wire size and length are correct
    • Replace batteries
  • The battery is fully charged but the inverter displays E‐1 immediately after it is turned on –The batteries may be fully charged, but if the battery voltage is not properly connected to the DC input terminals of the inverter, a low battery fault may be falsely triggered.
  • Make sure the DC input wire size and length are correct
  • E‐2 is displayed – The input voltage has exceeded 15.5 volts. The inverter will automatically restart when the input voltage is decreased to 15 volts.
    • Turn off the inverter by holding down the power button. Locate the DC source and verify it is properly connected for 12‐volt operation ï‚· Eâ€
    • 3 is displayed – An overload condition has been detected, this can be excessive power or a peak power that exceeds 2x rate power. A manual restart is required after the overload issue has been resolved.
    • Check output wiring for a short
    • Determine what loads are connected to the output of the inverter. Remove any unnecessary loads until power is below the maximum rated power
  • Determine peak power drawn from inductive loads (refrigerators and other motor drive loads). If total peak power draw exceeds 2x rate power loads remove loads until peak power is below 2x rate power
    ï‚· Eâ€Z4 is displayed – An over-temperature condition has occurred. The inverter will automatically restart when the internal temp falls to a safe operating level.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Cord User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Cord User Manual

Power Cord

  • DO NOT plug your RV 50‐amp shore cord into any receptacle that is not wired to National Electric Code for 50 amp 120/240V configuration. Doing so will supply the RV with the incorrect electrical power causing extensive damage to the electrical system and 120‐volt components which would not be warrantable.
  • DO NOT disconnect the 50‐amp male plug connection by pulling up on the cord. This will cause a loss of neutral and 240 volts AC will be supplied to the electrical system and 120‐volt components causing extensive damage which would not be warrantable. Always pull straight out on the head of the cord so all 4 prongs disengage the receptacle simultaneously.
  • DO NOT plug in or unplug the shore cord while under load. Make sure all 120‐volt components are turned off prior to connecting or disconnecting the shore cord or damage to the 120‐volt systems may result. Turn off the breakers at the power center first before connecting or disconnecting the shore cord to prevent damage.

WARNING

  • FAILURE TO PLUG YOUR 50 AMP POWER CORD INTO A RECEPTACLE THAT IS NOT WIRED TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE FOR 50 AMP 120/140V CONFIGURATION COULD LEAD
    TO AN INCREASED RISK OF PROPERY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO INSPECT THE POWER CORD FREQUENTLY FOR DAMAGE. IF DAMAGE IS FOUND, HAVE THE CORD REPLACED IMMEDIATELY

WARNING
EXPOSURE TO VOLTAGES HIGHER OR LOWER THAN A NOMINAL 120‐VOLTS, WILL DAMAGE OR SHORTEN THE SERVICE LIFE OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND APPLIANCES. THE 50 AMP 120‐VOLT 60HZ AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CAN BE POWERED BY AN OUTSIDE 120/240‐VOLT 60HZ UTILITY SERVICE LIKE THOSE COMMONLY FOUND IN CAMPGROUNDS OR BY 120/240‐VOLT 60HZ GENERATOR POWER

WARNING

  • MAKE CERTAIN THE EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE YOU CONNECT THE POWER CORD TO IS A PROPERLY WIRED 50 AMP NEMA 14‐50 RV RECEPTACLE AND NOT 240 VOLT AC. PLUG INTO 50‐AMP SERVICE ONLY
  • CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND FUSES WILL NOT OFFER COMPLETE PROTECTION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF A POWER SURGE OR VOLTAGE SPIKE

120‐Volt Circuit Breakers

Your 120V circuit breakers are in the main power control center. These circuit breakers act just like those in a household in that they protect all the 120V wiring and components. You’ll find the individual circuits labeled to identify which each breaker is for. To reset a breaker, simply flip the switch to the off position and then immediately back to the on position. If the breaker immediately trips again, contact your dealer or Alliance RV for assistance.
Circuit breakers can wear out so an annual check to ensure the operation is good may be needed. Only replace circuit breakers with those of the same specified type, voltage, and current rating. NEVER replace a circuit breaker with one listed at a higher amperage rating.

WARNING

  • CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND FUSES WILL NOT OFFER COMPLETE PROTECTION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF A POWER SURGE OR VOLTAGE SPIKE
  • REPLACEMENT CIRCUIT BREAKERS MUST BE OF THE SAME VOLTAGE, AMPERAGE RATING, AND TYPE. NEVER USE A HIGHER-RATED REPLACEMENT CIRCUIT BREAKER, DOING SO MAY CAUSE A FIRE BY OVERHEATING THE RV WIRING

At the beginning of the camping season, inspect the circuit breakers and replace them as needed. Test by turning each circuit breaker off and back on, circuit breakers are wearable parts and must be replaced as needed as part of your RV maintenance.

12 Volt Fuse Panel
You’ll find the 12‐volt fuse panel in the main power control center (mentioned above). When replacing fuses, please follow these safety precautions:

  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Turn the inverter off.
  • Disconnect batteries.

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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Battery Disconnect Switch User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Battery Disconnect Switch User Manual

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 pass thru storage compartment of the 5th wheel and are typically mounted above docking station.
To operate the switch, simply turn the lever to the ON or OFF position. As shown below, a lanyard is attached to prevent the removable lever from being misplaced.

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Solar Prep

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:
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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. With the addition of an inverter (we recommend an inverter with a built-in transfer switch) and some additional wiring, the solar power you’ll be receiving can also positively impact your 120-volt system. Consult with your RV dealer for more detail.

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.

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 system features all the components that 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.

Generator Prep (If Equipped)

With Generator Prep, you’ll find that your RV will include the basic wiring and structures needed to install an aftermarket generator. A mounting base, a vapor isolating shroud, an electrical transfer switch, and the associated wiring are in place. We recommend you work with your dealer and/or Alliance RV if you decide to add a generator to your RV.

Generator (If Equipped)

RV generators supply power when you’re away from electrical hookups. These can be permanently installed and are designed to provide power for air conditioners, lighting, and appliances. Alliance RV offers generator prep and full generator options with our 5th wheels.

Generator (Continued)

WARNING
THOROUGHLY READ THE OPERATORS ‘ MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE GENERATOR. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED DURING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE. SAFE OPERATION AND TOP PERFORMANCE CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WHEN EQUIPMENT IS PROPERLY OPERATED AND MAINTAINED.

WARNING
OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT IS UNSAFE WHEN MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY FATIGUED. DO NOT OPERATE EQUIPMENT IN THIS CONDITION, OR AFTER CONSUMING ANY ALCOHOL OR DRUG.

MAINTAINING OR INSTALLING A GENERATOR SET CAN CAUSE SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY. WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SUCH AS SAFETY GLASSES, PROTECTIVE GLOVES, STEEL‐TOED BOOTS, AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WHEN WORKING ON EQUIPMENT.
NEVER OPERATE THE GENERATOR WITH THE COVER OR SERVICE DOOR REMOVED, IT MAY RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY OR EQUIPMENT DAMAGE. STARTING FLUIDS, SUCH AS ETHER, CAN CAUSE EXPLOSION AND GENERATOR SET ENGINE DAMAGE. DO NOT USE.
GENERATOR VOLTAGE IS DEADLY, AN IMPROPERLY CONNECTED GENERATOR ELECTRICAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS CAN CAUSE EQUIPMENT DAMAGE, SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH. ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS MUST BE MADE BY A TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE CODES. ENGINE EXHAUST/CARBON MONOXIDE IS DEADLY, SUBSTANCES IN THESE GASES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY SOME STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES TO CAUSE CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY. DO NOT BREATHE IN OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH EXHAUST GASSES.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Appliance Loads User Manual

2021 alliance RV paradigm Appliance Loads User Manual

Typical Appliance Loads

APPLIANCE WATTS AMPS
Air Compressor (1hp) 900 ‐ 1800 7.5 ‐ 15
Air Conditioner 1,200 ‐ 2,400 10 ‐ 20
Battery Charger Up to 3,000 6 ‐ 28
Blender 450 ‐ 700 3.3 ‐ 5.8
Broiler 1,400 ‐ 1,700 11.6 ‐ 14
Vacuum 1,000 ‐ 1,440 8.3 ‐ 12
Stereo 85 .7
Coffee Pot 900 ‐ 1200 7.5 ‐ 10
Computer 60 ‐ 270 .5 ‐ 2.25
Laptop 20 ‐ 50 .16 ‐ .41
Converter 500 ‐ 1,000 4 ‐ 8
Curling Iron 20 ‐ 50 .16 ‐ .41
Dishwasher 1,200 ‐ 2,400 10 ‐ 20
Drill 250 ‐ 1,000 2 ‐ 8
Electric Blanket 60 ‐ 100 .5 ‐ .8
Fan 10 ‐ 175 .08 ‐ 1.45
Flat Iron 40 ‐ 80 .3 ‐ .6
Electric Skillet 1,000 ‐ 1,350 8 ‐ 11.25
Game Console 19 ‐ 200 .16 ‐ 1.6
Hair Dryer 1,200 ‐ 1,875 10 ‐ 15.6
Iron 1,000 ‐ 1,800 8 ‐ 15
Light Bulbs 13 ‐ 100 .1 ‐ .8
Microwave 750 ‐ 1,100 6.25 ‐ 9.2

 

Exercising your Generator

Your Generator should be exercised at least 2 hours a month if use is infrequent. Run your generator at approximately ½ rated power. A single 2‐hour exercise period is better than several shorter periods. This action helps drive off moisture, lubricates the engine, replaces stale fuel in fuel inlets and removes oxides from electrical contacts and generator slip rings. The result is better starting, longer engine life and greater reliability.

Resetting Line Circuit Breakers

If a generator set line circuit breaker or a circuit breaker in the power distribution panel trips, either a short has occurred or too many loads were connected.
If a circuit breaker trips, disconnect or turn off as many electrical loads as possible and reset the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker trips right away, either the appliance (or electrical load) has a short or the circuit breaker is faulty. You should immediately schedule a service for repair. If the circuit breaker does not trip right away, reconnect loads one‐by‐one making sure not to overload the generator or cause a breaker to trip.

Generator Precautions

  • Make sure never to block airflow to and from the generator
  • Make sure engine oil viscosity is appropriate for the ambient temperature (see section 5.5)
  • Keep your generator clean – do not let dirt and debris accumulate inside the generator compartment.
  • Ensure that regular maintenance is performed (see section 5.1 on page 33 of the generator owner’s manual)

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Basic Operation of Stereo User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Basic Operation of Stereo User Manual

Basic Operation of your Stereo

  • Audio Menu Settings
    • Press the settings button (14) to access the audio menu.
    • Press the << or >> buttons (6, 8), or settings button repeatedly to navigate through the audio menu selections.
    • Once the desired menu item (bass; treble; balance; fade; loudness; equalization) appears on the display, adjust the option by rotating the vol/enter knob (4) either direction within 5 seconds.
    • Press the back button (2) to confirm your selection and exit the audio menu. NOTE: The stereo will exit the audio menu after 5 seconds of inactivity.
  • System Menu Settings
    • Press and hold the settings button (14) for 2 seconds to access the system menu.
    • Press the << or >> buttons (6, 8) or settings button repeatedly to navigate through the system menu items.
    • Once the desired menu item (Bluetooth device; beep; region; Bluetooth; preset volume; reset) appears on the display, adjust the option by rotating the vol/enter knob (4) either direction within 5 seconds.
    • Press the back button (2) to confirm your selection and exit the audio menu. The unit will automatically exit the menu after 5 seconds of inactivity.
  • Auxiliary Input
    • When an exterior audio device is connected to the unit, press the mode button
      (15) repeatedly until you see front/rear aux mode. To connect device, insert a standard 3.5mm audio cord into the input (11) on the front of the unit (there are auxiliary in RCA jacks on the rear of the unit)
  • USB Interface
    • You can connect a USB device directly to the USB input (10) on the front of the stereo for the playback of compatible files. (refer to “Auxiliary Input) covered above to select this mode. NOTE: Will not support Apple device playback.
  • Dimming control
    • Press the dim button (17) on the front panel to turn the dimmer on, press again to turn the dimmer off.
    • Press and hold the dim button to access the dimmer level menu.
    • Rotate the volume knob to increase or decrease the dimmer level.
    • Press back (2) to confirm your selection.
  • Time Menu Settings
    • Press the time button (18) to access the time menu settings.
    • Press the << or >> buttons or time button repeatedly to navigate the time menu.
    • Once the desired time menu item appears (sleep timer; alarm on/off; alarm set; clock set) on the display, adjust the selection by rotating the volume/enter knob.

See your stereo manual for full details on this stereo.

MONITOR PANEL

This system allows monitoring of fresh water, gray water, black water and battery levels. All functions are controlled from computer grade tact switches for easy operation. Power control of the water heater, water pump, tank heaters, some of the RVs lights, awnings and slideouts are also done from the central monitor panel shown below.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Basic Operation of your Stereo User Manual 01

AWNINGS

Your Alliance RV comes standard with a power awning and in some cases, depending on the floor plan, may have two power awnings installed from the factory.

Awning Operation

Extending the Awning

  1. First, verify that the battery is fully charge and connected to the electrical system.
  2. Press and hold the awning extend button in the monitor panel.
  • NOTE: Extension is considered complete when the fabric is completely unrolled, the valance sean is visible and a section of the awning tube is exposed.
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  • NOTE: The fabric should always be above the tube. However, if the extend switch is engaged too long or it is accidentally hit, the awning will roll up backward. To correct the orientation of the fabric, press the retract button to extend it to its correct position and normal operation can resume.
  • NOTE: Tying down the roller tube once the awing is extended will not all the free floating support arms to work as designed and can cause damage to the awning or RV

Retracting the Awning

  1. Always check the battery first to ensure it’s charged and tied into the electrical system.
    • NOTE: The awning can be retracted without resetting the pitch.
  2. Press and hold the retract button until the awning is retracted completely.

Adjusting the Awning Pitch

  • The pitch can be set by adjusting the articulating arm to tip one side of the awning in order to allow water runoff.
  • NOTE: The awning will pitch by itself to purge and discard the pooling of excess water.
  • Extend the awning.
  • Choose the side of the awning for optimum shade or convenient water runoff. Pull down on the joint of the articulating arm until the desired pitch is set to allow for water runoff. Never push the joints of the articulating arms up. This will put tension on the gas strut, which can cause the strut to break.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Manual Override User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Manual Override User Manual

Manual Override

If you lose power or experience motor failure, the awning can be extended and retracted manually. This override can also be used if you’re dry camping or camping without a battery.

  1. Remove the rubber grommet form the drive head assembly, this will expose the override nut on the motor.
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  2. Using a 7/16” socket and a drill, turn the override nut counterclockwise to retract the awning.
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  3. When the awning is completely retracted, remove the drill and replace the rubber grommet.

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Slideout Toppers

Alliance RV has prepped their fifth wheels with a slide topper prep kit to allow for easy installation of a Solera Slideout Topper at a later date. For assistance with parts and or questions regarding the slideout topper prep kits, please contact your Alliance Dealer or Alliance RV.

  • The top left and right hand corners, just beneath the slideout fascia, you’ll find the bracket (shown below) installed.

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HEATING, COOLING & VENTILATION

Air Conditioning
Alliance RV main living quarters (downstairs) will utilize two “direct cool” Coleman air conditioners. These units are mounted on the exterior roof of the RV with a combination shroud mounted on the inside ceiling of the RV. We’ve opted for most of the RV to be cooled with these direct cool units as they are 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.

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Furnace
Every Alliance RV will be heated with an SF‐Q series Suburban furnace that provides 42,000 BTU’s. An exterior access door allows for ease of service. The furnace is operated with the Airxcel 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.

HEATING, COOLING & VENTILATION (CONTINUED)

Operating the Furnace

WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THE FURNACE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION OR BEING TOWED

NOTE:
During the initial firing of this furnace, a burn‐off of excess paint and oils remaining from the manufacturing process may cause “smoking” for 5 – 10 minutes.

  1. Stop! Read the furnace user’s manual supplied with the furnace.
  2. Turn the manual valve (if equipped) or the valve at the outside propane tank to the “OFF” position. Do not force
  3. Set the thermostat above room temperature to begin the blower operation. A slight delay will occur before the blower comes on. Allow the blower to run for 5 minutes for the combustion chamber purge cycle. If the blower does not come on or stops before the ignition cycle, go to shut it down and contact your dealer.
  4. After 5 minutes, move the thermostat lever below room temperature. The blower will remain on. Wait approximately 2 minutes for the blower to go off.
  5. Open the manual shut‐off valve (if equipped) or the valve at the outside propane tank. Correct operating characteristics depend on the valve being positioned fully open. Never attempt to operate with a valve partially closed. NOTE: This furnace is equipped with a valve shut‐off switch. If the furnace is started with shut‐off switch in “OFF” position, the furnace motor will run for 30 seconds, then shut off. During this sequence, no gas will flow to the burner and the furnace will lock out requiring the user to cycle either the thermostat or unit power to reset the furnace. Ensure the shut‐off switch is in the “ON” position for proper operation.

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Fireplace (Continued)

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  • 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.

Ventilation

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.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Fireplace User Manual 01

Range Hood

The microwave situated above your stove has a built‐in fan. This will be covered in the Appliances section to follow.

APPLIANCES

Refrigerator

You’ll find one of two types of refrigerators in your RV, the standard gas absorption (RV) type and an optional residential refrigerator.

Gas Absorption (RV) Refrigerator

An 18 cubic foot refrigerator, specifically designed for an RV, 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.

WARNING

  • 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

APPLIANCES (CONTINUED)
Gas Absorption (RV) Refrigerator Operation
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  • Power (1) – Turns the refrigerator off and on
  • Mode (2) – Changes the modes of operation of the refrigerator
  • Push and hold the mode button to scroll through the available modes of the refrigerator, when the desired mode indicator mode comes on, release the button
  • Push and release the mode button over and over to manually scroll through the modes.
  • In Auto mode, the refrigerator controls automatically select the most efficient energy source that is available.
  • In Manual AC mode, the refrigerator cools using only AC electric power as the power source.
  • In Manual Gas mode, the refrigerator cools using only propane gas as the power source.
  • Temperature Set (5) – Scrolls through the temperature settings
  • Push and hold the button to scroll through the selections, and release the button once the desired selection shows.
  • Push and release the button to change the temperature settings manually.
  • 1 is the warmest setting and 9 is the coldest setting
    NOTE: In the illustration above, 3 = displays the mode, and 4 displays the temperature setting.
    When you operate the refrigerator on propane gas at altitudes higher than 5,500 feet above sea level, you may experience reduced performance and burner outages. To avoid these possible problems, it is recommended that you operate the refrigerator on AC at altitudes higher than 500 feet above sea level.

Gas Absorption (RV) Refrigerator Maintenance

Properly caring for your refrigerator will give you years of trouble‐free service, and checking these few things periodically should be a priority.

  • Keep the food compartment and freezer clean
  • Make sure the doors seal correctly
  • Be aware of any performance changes that are not caused by overloading, weather or gas control changes
  • Make sure the airflow in the lower intake vent and the upper exhaust vent is not blocked or impeded in any way
  • Make sure the area behind the refrigerator is clear, never store anything behind the refrigerator.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Gas Absorption User Manual

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Gas Absorption (RV) Refrigerator Maintenance

Properly caring for your refrigerator will give you years of trouble‐free service, and checking these few things periodically should be a priority.

  • Keep the food compartment and freezer clean
  • Make sure the doors seal correctly
  • Be aware of any performance changes that are not caused by overloading, weather or gas control changes
  • Make sure the airflow in the lower intake vent and the upper exhaust vent is not blocked or impeded in any way
  • Make sure the area behind the refrigerator is clear, never store anything behind the refrigerator

APPLIANCES 

Residential Refrigerator
An optional residential refrigerator is available in this Alliance 5th wheel. If equipped, this RV will have an inverter installed that will be converting 12-volt battery power to 110-volt power for assistance with powering the refrigerator and allowing it to be operated when not on shore power. Please refer to your residential refrigerators user’s manual for full details on this appliance.

WARNING
FAILURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE USER €™S MANUAL AND ALL IT €™S WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

Residential Refrigerator Control Panel

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  • Ice Off Button (if equipped) (1) – When pressed, ice will not be produced
  • Power Freeze Button (2) – Press this button to freeze food quickly (power freeze will lose 2 and a half hours)
  • Freezer Button (3) – Freezer temperature set button. You can set the freezer temp between 8 and ‐8 degrees Fahrenheit; the default setting is ‐2
  • Fridge Button (4) – This button sets the temperature of the refrigerator. This temperature is changed in 2 degree intervals and can be set between 46 and 34 degrees Fahrenheit; the default setting is 38
  • Power Cool Button (5) – Using this function will cool the food in the fridge quickly. When 25 degrees is reached, or after 2 and a half hours, the power cool function will automatically shut off
  • E. Saver Button (6) – The energy saver button is for improved efficiency, if water drops appear on the doors, turn this function on

Microwave
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 injury.

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.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION
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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Centralized Docking User Manual

alliance RV paradigm 2021 Centralized Docking User Manual

Centralized Docking Station

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Cable and Satellite Connection

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Filling the Fresh Water Tank – Power Fill

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Fill and/or Sanitize the Fresh Water Tank with the Pump

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NOTE: For sanitizing, a solution of 1 gallon of water and one quarter cup of household bleach should be prepared for every fifteen gallons of holding tank capacity.

Fill and/or Sanitize the Fresh Water Tank with the Pump

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Using the Fresh water Tank for Dry Camping

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Centralized Docking Station (Continued)

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Toilet User Manual

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Toilet

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.

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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 fresh water pump (you’ll also find a water pump switch in the exterior docking station) and the water heater. These switches will illuminate while in the on position.alliance RV paradigm 2021 Toilet User Manual 02

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 4) as well as the gas and electric options for the water heater (box 5). The gas water heater switch enables the 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 5th wheels come standard with a washer / dryer prep. 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.

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Theatre Seating User Manual

2021 alliance RV paradigm Theatre Seating User Manual

Theatre Seating

A modular seating system that features electric controls and smoothly operating recliners which is assembled and installed by the factory for ease of use. Every furniture component locks into place with each adjacent piece.

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Sofa Seating

Two and three cushion sofas that fold out for additional sleeping.

To operate:

  1. Remove the back cushions
  2. Fold out the couch seat to expose the middle seat
  3. Fold out the couch seat legs and set upright
  4. Fold down the stationary back
  5. User back cushions as headrest or pillows.

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A polyurethane fabric constructed and designed for all home furniture. Polyurethanes should be cleaned with a mild water-based shampoo or soap. More stubborn stains can be cleaned with a mild, non-alcohol-based cleaning fluid. Rinse with clean water afterward. For non‐liquid stains such as mustard, remove any excess before cleaning. All stains and spills must be attended to promptly.

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 Décor 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 inbox, 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 a 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, the 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.

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