alliance RV Valor 2021 Propane (LP) Alarm Maintenance User Manual
Propane (LP) Alarm Maintenance
Test all alarms weekly. Vacuum the dust off of the alarm cover. If cleaning is needed, clean with a water damp cloth. Do NOT spray cleaning agents or waxes directly onto the front panel. This can cause damage to the alarm.
THE CO ALARM WILL NOT OPERATE WITHOUT BATTERIES
NEVER ATTEMPT TO REPAIR AN ALARM, IMMEDIATELY HAVE THE ALARM REPLACED.
EXTENDED RECREATIONAL USE OF THE RV
In some cases you may find yourself in the RV for extended periods of time. Whether that be full time living, a long weekend or an extended stay, you may run into some challenges. We have put together some helpful tips for battling some of these challenges.
Condensation & Mold
The normal living activities of even a few people in an RV can lead to rapid moisture saturation of the air inside the RV as well as accelerated wear and tear. This condensation, if left unaddressed, can lead to mold. A more aggressive maintenace 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.
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.
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Alliance RVs are equipped with heating pads for the holding tanks and a dedicated heat vent to drop air down into the underbelly. Depending on your needs, it may be necessary for you to take additional protection steps. Keeping your water running and the additional use of heat tape on pipes, hoses, fresh water and sewer lines will all assist in keeping your RV safe from damage during use in freezing temperatures. If your RV will not be used in cold weather, ALWAYS have your RV winterized (covered in the plumbing section of this manual).
Formaldehyde is used in many products such as glues, fabrics, paint coatings, and even paper products. Formaldehyde is also released from many smoking, cooking, soaps, and many other household products. While most of the formaldehyde used in products in construction is consumed during the manufacturing process, a very small amount remains. This leftover formaldehyde dissipates over time as it works its way out of the product. Proper ventilation by way of the available vents, fans, and air conditioning units in your RV is key. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alliance RV.
About the Propane System
The propane system provides heat, hot water, fuel for cooking, and refrigeration and can be used for other small appliances. The propane supply for an RV is stored in a DOT cylinder that is positioned vertically upright and mounted outside the living space of an RV. Repair and/or replacement should always be done by certified service technicians. Make sure your propane system is inspected at least annually by a certified service technician. They are trained to detect incorrect tank pressure, leaks, or other potential hazards and address them properly. Do not connect your propane system to another gas source or attempt to repair any propane-related component yourself.
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE:
- EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAMES INCLUDING PILOT LIGHTS AND ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.
- SHUT OFF THE PROPANE SUPPLY AT THE LP CONTAINERS.
- DO NOT TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
- OPEN DOORS AND OTHER VENTS.
- LEAVE THE AREA UNTIL THE ODOR CLEARS.
- THE PROPANE SYSTEM SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR LEAKS AND THE SOURCE DETECTED AND REPAIRED BEFORE USING THE RV AGAIN.
- FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION RESULTING IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
NEVER USE AN OPEN FLAME TO TEST FOR A PROPANE LEAK. DO NOT CHECK FOR LEAKS USING PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN AMMONIA OR CHLORINE, THESE PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE CRACKS TO FORM ON METAL COMPONENTS IN THE PROPANE SYSTEM. A SOLUTION OF WATER AN MILD SOAP SHOULD BE USED BY SPRAYING THE FITTINGS AND CONNECTION POINTS DOWN AND WATCHING FOR BUBBLES.
DOT PROPANE TANKS MUST BE TRANSPORTED AND STORED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION SO THE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE CAN FUNCTION PROPERLY. LAYING A TANK ON ITS SIDE MAY CREATE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THE LP PIGTAIL HOSE MUST BE INSTALLED IN A MANNER TO AVOID TENSION OR STRESS AT EITHER END OF THE HOSE. KEEP THE PIGTAIL AWAY FROM SHARP EDGES,RIGID CORNERS, WALLS, AND DOORS. BEFORE ENTERING A PROPANE FUEL SERVICE STATION MAKE SURE ALL PILOT LIGHTS ARE EXTINGUISHED. SHUT THE GAS TO ALL APPLIANCES OFF BY TURNING OFF THE PROPANE AT THE GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE(S). ALWAYS SHUT OFF ANY ENGINE BEFORE REFUELING. DO NOT SMOKE AND NEVER OPERATE IGNITION SOURCES WHILE REFUELING.
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