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Old 11-02-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Your Gas Sensor has a Limited Life

At 2 AM this weekend at a tail-gating camp-out the temperature was plummeting towards 32. The CO/LP gas alarm came on and would not let the heaters come on or the fridge to run on propane. The sensor controls a valve on the propane tank. When the propane heaters come on, there is some propane leakage until the gas is lit. I had to jumper it out or freeze.

Upon taking the sensor out in my hand, it had a date stamped on the rear and on the front it said replace by June 2015. Upon looking up to buy a new one, I find it has a 5-year life.

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Old 11-02-2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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That price $284.00 is outrageous, omg!
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #3
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That price $284.00 is outrageous, omg!

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:50 PM   #5
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That price $284.00 is outrageous, omg!
That is the MSRP from the manufacturer; you can get for under $100 elsewhere. I hope that you did not pay MSRP for your motorhome.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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Same goes for smoke detectors
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:41 PM   #7
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One or two of these - depending on the size of your RV - is really cheap insurance for waking up in the morning.

http://www.amazon.com/Kidde-KN-COPP-...dp_ob_title_hi
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One or two of these - depending on the size of your RV - is really cheap insurance for waking up in the morning.

http://www.amazon.com/Kidde-KN-COPP-...dp_ob_title_hi

Those are excellent and I have added one to my Moho. They unfortunately are not the same. The one that failed is wired into the LP tank to shut the LP off if Aleah us detected. Two completely different items that do the same thing.
I have seen some that folks added but put in the ceiling like a smoke detector. They need to be close to the floor as LP is heavier than air.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:24 PM   #9
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Upon taking the sensor out in my hand, it had a date stamped on the rear and on the front it said replace by June 2015. Upon looking up to buy a new one, I find it has a 5-year life.

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There is a temporary fix for an out of date detector. In the manual it says
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Nice Silver. I love anyone that reads the manual. I should try that some day.
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