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Old 04-15-2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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We had the same thing happen this winter while in Florida. I suspected the batteries too, but slowly the problem worsened until the combined co propane detector was going off every 45 minutes. Had the unit checked for leaks, then had the detector replaced. End of problem.. The CO detector in the bedroom also failed a few weeks later. Replaced that one too. No more problems.. The RV repairman said failures of these units are pretty common. They have a lifespan of 5 years, but don't seem to last that long
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #12
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Could be it's going off due to house battery gassing off. Or it's time to replace it. Do you have a dog? When our dog would lie by our detector and let one fly it would go off.
Gonna have to replace mine before our first trip this year. Kept going off in the shed late last fall, so I finally disconnected it.

As for blaming the pup...our Aussie will lay in the middle of the floor and cut one that will make you sick. As soon as she does it, she will look at me and my wife. My wife tells her she is nasty. That hurts her feelings and she goes to the other room. I could see some of hers setting off the fire alarm too...
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #14
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The unit in my bedroom also failed after about 8 months. The factory unit ( can't remember the brand) had a history of early failures(according to Google) I replaced it with a sealed 5 year lifespan unit. All is well.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #15
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I don't know if this thread will get any replies, but figure I'll try. I originally asked posted about my CO detector going off and most replies were in reference to that. In fact it is my LP Gas detector that's causing us sleep less nights! Funny, with cooler night heavier air the darn thing goes off. I would think there is a propane problem but it is quite intermittent, almost only at night, and started before I turned on the propane valve after winter. Has anyone had problems with the LP detector? Heading out for Memorial Day weekend, bad weather and home issues have caused delays to the start of the camping season. DW is worried but I reassure her we are fine with windows and ceiling vents open.
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Honestly it may be a bad detector

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:30 PM   #17
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Same here. Major pain in the...Goes off in cooler weather and middle of the night. Trailer battery is outside in front so doubt it is the cause but who knows. Sometimes we think the furnace set it off but it goes off without anything running. If we open vents the trailer it helps but somtimes we want the vents closed. Guess I better warranty it.
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Hair spray pets certain chemicals will set these off as well.

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I originally thought the problem was caused by the odor from the spearmint/peppermint sachets of mouse repellent I spread throughout the rig during winter storage. Though the rig has been aired out since bringing it home in early April (wish full thinking at that time to get a jump on the season), I wonder if there is some residual odor I can't smell but the detector is picking up. Almost immediately after turning on the bathroom vent fan the detector will turn off. I'm hoping that using the rig and driving with windows open will really circulate and exchange the air. If it persists during this weekend, I'll either have to take it in to be checked out, or see if I can replace the detector.
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We've had the same problem with ours and I think I've got it narrowed down to Florida humidity. It will light off, in the middle of the night, when it is cool enough that the a/c is not running and that will allow the humidity to build inside the coach and then settle causing the detector told go off. It also happens when the door has been opened and closed a lot with folks going in and out. As we head west on our journeys we hope to find less humidity and maybe less alarms! In the meantime we aim the tower fan we have in the living area at the detector when we go to bed at night and the detector has not gone off since we started doing that.

P.S. I called the manufacturer and they said "maybe humidity would trigger it".
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