Originally Posted by KyDan
An LP detector will detect lots of different gasses not just LP.
I've heard folks say a new trailer sitting closed up in hot weather will cause the
LP detector to go off due to outgassing of the plywood and glue and foam in the
I've heard a big dog laying next to the LP detector can set it off with a fart.
I've heard that some LP detectors have short lifespans. Seems like a thread here
some time ago discussed bad LP detectors.
Which problem you have I don't know.
We have maxxair vent covers so we leave a vent open all the time and have never
had a problem with the LP detector. We typically shut off the battery disconnect
switch when the trailer is sitting idle so it can't go off then anyway.
I removed our LP detector on our last trip, it kept going off (usually in the middle of the night or early morning) for no apparent reason. LP gas was off and fridge and hot water were on electric setting. While I was sitting on the floor looking at it I "passed gas"
and the detector immediatly sounded off like a champ! So after this I thought the dog was setting it off, we have one dog nicknamed "Tootie"
because she toots alot! So yes other gases besides LP will set them off! I guess it works well and I need to hook it back up now!