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Old 03-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Gas Alarm

I just got into rv camping and bought my first camper last year. My family went in the fall and loved it. Really there were no issues at all. Late in the fall, I had a buzzing sound coming from my camper. I found it to be a gas sensor around the floor of the camper. It was lit red and an alarm was sounding. I even had the propane turned off as I was getting ready to winterized the rv. I couldn't get it to stop so I disconnected the battery. It immediately stopped.

Now it is spring and I want to take it back out...I cleaned the rv all week and no issues arose. I turned my propane back on and even started the furnace. Everything worked terrific. Today, I finally got my refrig working. It has a switch needing reset. It was working great and I had the camper plugged back to my house for a while. Just before bed I heard the alarm to the gas sensor go off again. I turned the propane off the day before but it is connected. I smell no propane in the camper but am wanting to go out next week...does anyone know the problem? I don't want a gas leak and cause my family harm? I wish I knew more...help...thanks...T

Gas Alarm is sounding off...what do I check for? I unhooked the battery connection for now and I don't go in the camper...
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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I had the same situation with another camper I owned a few years ago. I believe that carbon monoxide detector was not working properly. I bought another one from Walmart and installed it in the camper. And it would not go off when the other one would. So I just disconnected the one that came with the camper.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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Defective alarm can do it.
New camper shut up tight- plywood glue and foam cushions and other
man made items inside can out-gas especially when new. LP detectors
detect gas of many kinds not just LP. Try leaving a vent open.

We have maxxair roof vent covers which keep out rain and so we leave
a roof vent open part way all the time even in storage.

Also a battery that is inside a hatch and not out on the tongue can
run dry-be over charged and out gas and set off the LP det.
Check your battery(s) and be SURE they are full of distilled water and
you don't have a dry cell(s).

IF your LP valve is OFF you know it's not LP so it's gotta be something else.
Bad detector is high on the list.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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He is having a problem with his propane alarm and not his CO alarm. I have had the same problem last fall. I had to pull the fuse to get it to stop buzzing. The propane was not on so it couldn't be that. I was told by the RV dealer that the issue is not uncommon and to replace it. Mine does not have a battery it is wired. Good Luck
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I was not even aware that RVs come with a propane alarm. Where is it located? Could you post a picture of it?
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I plugged the unit up while the alarm was buzzing and it quit. I am now pretty sure based off this info that it is a low battery problem. I filled the water levels on the battery...several cells were low and will keep the rv plugged up for 24 hrs. I just want to see if it charges. Thanks again everyone...your advise was extremely helpful...T
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The propane alarm in my 2012 V-Cross 275 fiver is down near the floor next to the breaker box by the stove. If you have one it should be near the floor because propane is heavier then air. My CO alarm is in the bedroom up high because CO is lighter the air. Sorry I can't post a picture because I am at work but you can find it in the Camping World book, it is called a Safety T Alarm for propane gas and it is on sale for about $70.
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Propane detector

I just received a propane detector today in the mail PRT # 582459 from Sullivan RV Service Inc. 1-800-720-0484. The cost was $42.99 plus $5.60 postage. www.sullivanrv.com

The new propane detector is the same size as the combo co/propane detector.

It is already Installed!

I had the propane/ CO detector combo. It kept falsing. I purchased a 5 year battery powered Co detector for around $45.00 frome Home depot. I have now replaced the combo with two seperate devices.
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