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Old 05-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Gas alarm 3100SS

Our Sunseaker 3100SS gas detector keeps going off. We smell no gas. I think the batteries under the step next to the detector are gassing off causing the alarm to go off. It resets after clearing the air.

Any thoughts, or does anyone have this condition?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Had a similar issue with my last camper. Turn as out I had a failed battery from excessive charging. If the DC voltage is low, the detector will alarm.


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Old 05-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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We had the same problem this past January while we were in Florida. It went off 3 different times at 3 different campgrounds. We could not smell any gas either. When we got home, we took it to the dealer. He checked the alarm, checked lp with manometer, used a sniffer, soap bubbles on all the fittings and checked the battery. Nothing.....Said it could have been some other chemical setting it off....We've used it a couple times since then, and no alarm.....One of those mysteries.....
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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We have noticed the 12v is getting dim then going bright. Thinking it may have to do with the converter???
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Our Sunseaker 3100SS gas detector keeps going off. We smell no gas. I think the batteries under the step next to the detector are gassing off causing the alarm to go off. It resets after clearing the air.

Any thoughts, or does anyone have this condition?
Battery gas due to plate damage, is one of the leading causes of the propane alarm to sound. Easy test is to remove battery, reconnect shore power and see what happens. Propane will continue to cause the alarm if its the cause, if no more alarms you may have found cause in the battery.
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