alliance RV Valor 2021 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS User Manual
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.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WEIGHT RATINGS, ASSOCIATED LABELS, LOADING AND WEIGHING
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MANY SAFETY LABELS THROUGHOUT YOUR RV, FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Knowing and understanding the following weight terms are 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.
NEVER EXCEED ANY OF THE DESIGNATED WEIGHT RATINGS, DOING SO COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY FACTORY INSTALLED WEIGHT LABELS ARE SPECIFIC TO YOUR RV, NEVER REMOVE OR MODIFY THESE LABELS. IF YOU HAVE A MISSING LABEL, CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR ALLIANCE RV FOR ASSISTANCE.
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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.
Cargo Capacities & Weighing Your RV
The weight and balance of your RV is crucial to your safety. To ensure that you are within all the established weight limits and ratings, you should have your RV weighed. Always make sure that your RV is loaded evenly from side to side, never exceeding the specified weight ratings established for your RV. Always secure loose items and ensure that all factory-provided securements are in place before you travel.
A LOAD THAT IS NOT PROPERLY DISTRIBUTED, REGARDLESS OF WEIGHT RATINGS, CAN HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE WAY THE RV PULLS.
Cargo Capacities & Weighing your RV
THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE RV AND THE TOW VEHICLE TOGETHER SHOULD NEVER EXCEED THE GCWR OF THE TOW VEHICLE.YOU MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ABLE TO USE ALL AVAILABLE STORAGE SPACE WHEN LOADING YOUR RV. JUST BECAUSE IT CAN FIT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOUR RV IS WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED WEIGHT RATINGS.
NOTE: Full LP gas and Freshwater are considered cargo weight.
Your tires are the only part of the RV that has direct contact with the road. Tires directly affect the handling, braking and safety of your RV. Tires must have correct air pressure, tread depth and balance. Check your tires regularly, this is crucial to your safety. Ideally, tires should be inspected monthly. If you drive over potholes, 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 a more expensive and potentially time‐consuming problem. Look for this during the inspection:
- Over Inflation – Too much air causing the tires 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.
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.
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