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Old 01-20-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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CO Gas Detector

The fun is continuing on our first trip. Our detector keeps going off when cooking and in the middle of the night for no apparant reason. The only way to make it stop is to open the door. As I recall when I was browsing the forum months ago there were some posts about this problem but I cannot find them now. Has anyone had this problem (we have a 378) and if so how did you fix it. We would love a good night sleep before we go back to KY Monday. BTY you all are great. I love this forum!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Is it the CO detector or the smoke detector?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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CO. The CO alarm does not go off. Just the gas. It is just a the top of the steps.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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That is most likely the Propane alarm.

Here is the manual for mine and has some troubleshooting steps.
They do get old and need to be replaced every few years.

There is a heating element inside that ionizes the gas (if present) and sets off the alarm. There are other gasses and aerosols (like PAM, hairspray, etc) that can set it off as well.

Of course, you could also have a small propane leak it is "seeing" when you cook.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Last year we had to replace one of the batteries because it boiled out and gas was escaping so it was replaced. Doesn't appear to be the problem now. I bought the RV in October 2011 so the detector should not be too old.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Last year we had to replace one of the batteries because it boiled out and gas was escaping so it was replaced. Doesn't appear to be the problem now. I bought the RV in October 2011 so the detector should not be too old.
I agree, age should not be your problem. If you have checked your propane system out by a qualified propane mechanic, they do go bad.

You could replace first and if you still have a problem, go to the tech, but if you have a gas leak it could be a dangerous troubleshooting tree.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Our 350 TS did the same thing. It turned out to be bad house batteries.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I had mentioned before that low voltage will also activate the detector. Check voltage at the unit, and I might suggest that you check the fluid levels in your batteries, just to be safe.
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Our CO detector was beeping last year while we were in TX. I made an appointment with a dealer and before I could get in one of our house batteries blow up. John Armstrong from Forest River had them replace both batteries and check the converter. It was Okay and they rechecked it again when we stopped in at FR in Elkhart on our way home. It has not alarmed again.
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Our CO detector was beeping last year while we were in TX. I made an appointment with a dealer and before I could get in one of our house batteries blow up. John Armstrong from Forest River had them replace both batteries and check the converter. It was Okay and they rechecked it again when we stopped in at FR in Elkhart on our way home. It has not alarmed again.
Ours ended up being the batteries as well. Bad batteries get hot and the vapor sets off the detector. Plug your coach into shore power and after a few hours feel both house batteries. If they are more than just slightly warm to the touch, it is your batteries.
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