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Jayco Alante 2023 Changing A Tire User Manual

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Jayco Alante 2023 Changing A Tire User Manual

Changing A Tire


  • The motor home is very heavy. Raising the motor home to replace the spare tire should only be done with extreme caution by a qualified technician. The vehicle could slip, causing personal injury or death.
  • Do not use the hydraulic leveling jack system to support the motor home while under the vehicle or changing tires. The hydraulic leveling system is designed as a leveling system only. Do not use the hydraulic leveling jack system as a jack or in conjunction with a jack. It is highly recommended that, should a tire change be required, it be performed by a knowledgeable, trained professional. Attempts to change tires while supporting the motor home with the hydraulic leveling jack system could result in damage to the motor home and risk causing serious injury or death.
  • When replacing a tire, make sure to replace it with a tire of the same size and specifications (refer to your Chassis Guide for assistance).

If you experience a flat tire on your motor home while driving, gradually decrease your vehicle speed (if possible), and move the motor home to a safe place on the side of the road. Contact your road service provider (if applicable) or a qualified service facility for assistance. Do not attempt to change the tire or jack the motor home up yourself; this is why a jack and a spare tire have not been included with the motor home.
Make sure the road service technician reads and is familiar with the Chassis Guide information regarding changing the tires. Make sure the wheel lug nuts have been tightened to the proper torque as outlined in your Chassis Guide.

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  • Awnings must be closed (and secured) while the RV is in transit.
  • Keep clear of arm assemblies while opening, adjusting or closing the awning. Failure to obey this caution could result in injury and/or property damage.
  • Always operate the awning according to the instructions.
  • Periodically check that the fasteners are tight (tighten if necessary).
  • Keep the awning fabric and arms clean.

The effects of wind and rain on an awning are unpredictable and can cause severe damage to the awning and/or the recreation vehicle. Retract the awning if:

  • If wind or extended periods of rain are expected.
  • If you leave the RV unattended for a length of time, to avoid unexpected climate conditions.

Awning Care

Keep your awnings clean and in good condition to prevent costly repairs.

  • Keep the awning fabric clean. For detailed cleaning information, refer to the manufacturer’s owner information.
  • Do not use insecticides or other sprays near the awning fabric. These can cause stains, and could adversely affect the fabric’s ability to repel water.
  • Do not expose the awning to adverse environmental conditions, corrosive agents, or other harmful conditions.
  • Do not allow the corner of the entry door to contact the awning fabric. Otherwise, premature wear or tearing of the awning fabric could occur.
  • Never close the awning (for storage) when wet. The combination of moisture and dirt could result in mildew, discoloration, and stains. If it is necessary to roll up the awning (temporarily) while it is wet, make sure you roll it out and let it dry (as soon as conditions allow) before rolling it up again.
  • Do not allow dirt, leaves, or other debris to accumulate on the awning, which could cause abrasion and stains. Mildew could grow on dirt and organic debris, causing permanent discoloration, stains, and odors to the awning fabric.
  •  Do not use strong chemicals or abrasives to clean parts, as their protective surfaces will be damaged. Clean awning hardware (as needed) with a mild surface cleaner.
  • Apply silicone spray lubricant as needed to the moving parts on the fabric roller tube assembly.
  • Lubricate all pins and sliding surfaces of the arm assemblies with silicone spray, as needed.
  • Do not use abrasive or corrosive cleaners, mildew removers, or hard bristle brushes on the awning fabric.

Vinyl awning fabric is durable and water-resistant. Wrinkling is a normal characteristic, which may be more noticeable when the awning is retracted, and after prolonged periods of stowage (rolled up). Leave the awning open during warm weather to minimize wrinkling. A slight “travel line” may appear where the door roller (if installed) contacts the fabric. This is normal and does not affect the integrity of the fabric.

To clean the fabric:

  • Open the awning.
  • Mix 1/4 cup of soap with five gallons of fresh water. Always use a natural soap, not a detergent. The water should be cold to lukewarm, never more the 100° F.
  • Liberally drench the fabric with a cleaning solution.
  • Close the awning and allow the cleaning solution to soak for five minutes.
  • Open the awning and thoroughly hose off the top and bottom of the fabric with clean water. Repeat if necessary.
  • Remove the solution COMPLETELY from the awning fabric.
  • Make sure the fabric is dry before closing the awning. Air-dry only. Never apply heat to the fabric.

Your recreation vehicle includes the following options:

  • Power window awnings
  • Slide out awnings
  • Power awning over the entrance door
  • Power patio awning

Power switches to operate the awnings are found on the multiplex touchscreen and entry door switch.

Power Awnings

Each power awning will have its own control switch. Pressing and holding the switch will extend or retract the awning. The awning will stop when the switch is released.

Do not overextend the awning. If the awning or awing skirt show signs of overextending, retract the awning until it is in the appropriate position.

  • Most power awnings give you the ability to adjust the awning pitch (slope). This will help with water runoff and pooling. When adjusting the awning scope, be aware of entrance door and window clearances. Coming into contact with a door or window can damage or tear the awning fabric.
  • Before retracting the awning, make sure there is no pooled water or debris on the awning.
  • When preparing to travel, make sure the awning is completely retracted and secured. Turn off any light strips (if applicable).
  • Make sure all power sources to the awning have been disabled. Test the awning prior to leaving to make sure it does not extend.

Most power awnings have a manual override in the event the awning will not retract. Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide for detailed safety, operating, and troubleshooting information.

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