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Old 05-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Beeping in the middle of night?

Last weekend a loud beeping sounded at 1:00 am and lasted about a minute. I checked to see if it was the smoke detector and it did not sound like it was coming from there. Went by the stairwell and started looking around as it sounded like it was coming from around there and it stopped. Went back to bed and it started again and went through the same motions. Figured it had to be the carbon monoxide/propane alarm, but I did not smell anything. We were connected to shore power and only had the hot water heater on. We opened windows, turned off hot water heater, shut off propane outside and waited a little while and nothing. We were nervous to go back to sleep not knowing what it was, so packed up and went home. Any suggestions or ideas? I made an appointment at a service center to do a propane leakage test and check the batteries. We had a problem the day before and past trips with the oven staying lit and pilot going out, but that was turned off all that day. The Safe T Alert instructions do not show a beeping for a minute or two to diagnose, but not exact tly sure it was coming from there. Any comments or suggestions would help me feel better about sleeping in the motorhome. It is a 2013 Sunseeker 3010. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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One way to be sure is to disconnect the detector "At the time of alarm". Life span is 4 to 5 years and they do fail early. Low carrying charge on your 12v battery sometimes causes it to beep.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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The propane detector will alarm for a lot of reasons. Since your camper is new"er," it is not age. Fumes other than propane can set it off, tool.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Any other alarms in the coach that it could be besides CO/Propane Alarm or Smoke Detector? It was a pretty load beeping that kept beeping for about a minute or two. Also, should the battery coach switch be turned on when plugged into shore power or will the batteries overcharge? I never tried turning the switch to off and see if we still get power. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:01 PM   #5
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Smoke detectors are battery powered and should be changed yearly.
Maybe one of those?
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My propane alarm goes off sporadicly about 1am. No rhyme. No reason. Open door, get fresh air and goes off.
Have had propane lines checked and no leaks found. Also went off with propane shut off.
Currently having new alarm installed. See if it occurs in future.
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Mine (carbon monoxide/propane detector) will sound if the battery is getting low while boondocking; if I switch to my other battery it will stop. One small chirp every few minutes is usually smoke detector batteries. Randy
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Raining? Windy?
The reason I ask, we had a similar problem with a KZ travel trailer.
If the rain was falling right, or the wind was blowing right, or both, it would occasionally cause the water heater to lite, then go out, then light. Sometimes it would repeat a couple of times before it finally fired. This was enough to set off the propane detector. Never did really find a solution, except to trade it.
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