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Old 01-21-2014, 03:06 AM   #11
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We purchased a 2011 Forest River Forester 3011 dsf in January 2011.

It all started in August 2011...
we had been having problems with our LP/CO Detector Combo Unit in our Forester 3011 DSF. The LP / CO detector kept going off at all hours. Took it in to the dealership twice to do tests for leaks, replacing combo unit, etc... No luck. We had followed all troubleshooting instructions from the manual, asked the company's rep for assistance & reached out to people in the Forest River Forum. We thanked everyone for their tips; but most of all to the person on the FR forum who told us to separate both units. Somehow, the LP/CO detector combo unit wasn't working properly in our motorhome; even with a brand new one that was put in. Finally, on the third time into the dealership in April 2012, we told them to separate both units & place them in different areas. We recently got back from a 6 week trip & it worked like a charm.

September 18, 2013

The problem continued...

9:00 pm
Propane Detector went off for the first time since it was separated from the combo unit (April 2012).
We checked & follow through for any propane leaks. We have no pets, no aerosol sprays, no traffic giving off fumes, etc. No signs. It continued to go off 3 more times until we took out the fuse for the evening.

September 19, 2013

In the morning (10 am), we turned the propane off, we put the fuse back on; so the propane detector is back on.
Reviewed the manual---
Propane Gas Alarm
MODEL 30-442 USERíS MANUAL

September 20, 2013

Propane Detector went off for the second time @ 12:15 am. We took out the fuse for the evening.

September 21, 2013

In the morning (9 am), we put the fuse back on; so the propane detector is back on again.

October 28, 2013

We took the RV to get it serviced & the LP detector was replaced once again with a new one. We are so careful with our surroundings of what is causing it to go off. It's just not a good place to have an LP detector in a Forest River Forester 3011 dsf.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:39 PM   #12
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My combo alarm kept going off for no apparent reason. I had my Lp system checked for leaks. Finally we replaced the alarm only to have the same thing happen a year later. The next time I replaced it, I had them make a plug in system for it, so that if it went off again, I could just unplug it. I also bought a CO2 alarm and mounted it to the wall as my back up.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:03 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the replies. You've all given me something to think about.

It hasn't gone off while sitting in the driveway since we've been home. It's so random that it's difficult to troubleshoot. I rumaged around in the shop and found a 110v CO detector that I know works and I've mounted in it the unit. I'm in the process of researching propane detectors and I'll get one of those too. At least I'll be able to confirm the readings when the alarm goes off.

A couple of you mentioned pulling the fuse in order to shut it off. Where is the fuse located? It's not marked in the fuse block. It's been too cold to mess with it too much but it seems to be direct wired to the 12v system. I suppose that I could cut the wire and install a fuse or a switch to shut the thing off if and when it wakes us up again in the middle of the night.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #14
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On our 2011 Forest River Forester 3011 dsf; it is located in the bedroom area. At the foot of the the queen size bed--bottom section panel of the bed. There is a fuse panel that runs several our lights in/out of our RV.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies. You've all given me something to think about.

It hasn't gone off while sitting in the driveway since we've been home. It's so random that it's difficult to troubleshoot. I rumaged around in the shop and found a 110v CO detector that I know works and I've mounted in it the unit. I'm in the process of researching propane detectors and I'll get one of those too. At least I'll be able to confirm the readings when the alarm goes off.

A couple of you mentioned pulling the fuse in order to shut it off. Where is the fuse located? It's not marked in the fuse block. It's been too cold to mess with it too much but it seems to be direct wired to the 12v system. I suppose that I could cut the wire and install a fuse or a switch to shut the thing off if and when it wakes us up again in the middle of the night.
It can be a direct feed from the battery to prevent accidental disconnect. It will have an inline fuse. Fuses like this are always close to the battery.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:11 PM   #16
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Yea, I know where the fuse block is located on the bed but I can't see a dedicated fuse in there for the alarm. That's why I assumed that it was hard wired to the battery in order to prevent it being turned off.

It's supposed to warm up a little in a few days and I'll get back to tracing wires to see where it goes.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Mine did the same thing. One night only. My RV mech said it was the additional heater that set it off.
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