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Old 01-17-2015, 09:37 AM   #21
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camaraderie--- I did purchase 2 batteries I know not to mix old with new and I think they were O'reilly's brand.
Ah...sorry for the confusion. You use yours like I do mine so no need to get fancy or worry about them. I've got the group 24 dual use pair that came with the coach and all is well when you keep plugged in. Just disconnect the negative for any long term storage, check the water regularly while plugged in, and they should provide a good long life.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:01 PM   #22
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All is good, hope to see everyone at Goshen..
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:25 PM   #23
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Real cause of alarm going off may not be a bad battery alone

In diving into this issue on my 2012 278 I found the sulfur gas emitted by the battery did so when one of the cells were internally shorting and drawing the lion's share of the charging current. Of corse... it is time to replace the battery.
However, the batteries are mounted outside and if the cabin is sealed it would be difficult for the detector to sense the gases.
Here is what I found:
the coach entry treads and risers are spot welded to the side vertical walls. There is a gap (if you look closely) in the left and right sides of the tread/riser to vertical walls. The factory places sealer on the gaps but it opens over time. This is where the battery charging gasses enter the cabin and of course the detector is right there too.

I used painters tape on either side of the corners to make a clean line. I sealed it with black polyurethane roof sealer (HD) which will not degrade over time. Following that you can wipe the corner with a gloved finger to force the sealer into the void and pull the tape off with no mess and a nice line. The sealer takes a day to cure and remains a little tacky for awhile, (but dry). With this sealer you will not have to do it again. No more false alarms and a sealed coach.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #24
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How long ago did you do this and has it continued to cure the problem?


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Old 01-18-2015, 04:05 PM   #25
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Changed them and sealed the steps about 16 months ago. No issues since.
BTW: My dealer did not keep the unit plugged in during warranty work which was an extensive amount of time. That killed my batteries. So at 2 years I had to put new ones in. I didn't bother to complain, my time and blood pressure was worth more.
Nice having no alarms going off.

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Old 01-18-2015, 06:55 PM   #26
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Thanks for the info, I will check mine soon!


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Old 01-22-2015, 08:42 PM   #27
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Well I changed both Batteries out on the 16th and was just saying how nice that the dam alarm has not gone off. Well Guess what the propane alarm just went off. jumped up and silenced the alarm and looked at the stove and all was good (OFF) opened the door and alarm has reset. Took volt meter and checked the batteries and both are showing 12.95. Don't know what else to do. I checked the seal and remembered that I resealed the 2 sides of the step approx. 1 year ago and all looks to be good and sealed. Looking at the front of the alarm does not show that the unit is bad. Maybe just wait till we get to Goshen in Aug and have them replace it.
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I have had some problem also. I replaced with sealed battery's went 6 months no problems, then. I found the overflow on the propane not real tight. That seemed to solve problem then started again. This time I tightened the fitting on the tank itself and now no problems for a while now. I have checked fridge fitting also, should check furnace also. Good luck!


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I unplugged one of my D/W plug in air fresheners that she had plugged into the outlet in front of the sink, hope this solves the issue also turned on the fantastic fan in the kitchen.
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