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Old 02-09-2015, 09:36 AM   #21
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If you hit the test button on the 2 different alarms you may find they sound different and then be able to determine if it's smoke detector or co2/propane detector. I don't have a Motorhome but the do sound different in my trailer.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:18 AM   #22
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In my TT the CO detector was on the ceiling in the bedroom. Your description of the alarm going off when traveling at low speeds and talking to a person in a car with window open makes me think it is the CO detector. It is doing its job by telling you taht you have elevated CO in your unit. Do you drive with a window open? If so at slow speeds exhaust fumes could be entering the unit. As stated CO is an odorless invisible gas that can kill.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #23
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Your CO alarm lights will be green when all is well, and be solid red or a series of red lights if it is in alarm mode. CO/LP gas detector will be low to the ground normally, sometimes close to the door in motorhomes or closeby the fuse panel, can't really miss it...it's a white rectangular box normally...approx 3"x6".
In our 29RE the unit is mounted close to floor next to fuse panel near the door....It is fused from the 12 volt fuse strip on the RH side of panel...Also mine has an additional fuse wired across the back of the unit....Do not know what that is for...Asked dealer and no one knew the answer and FR could not answer....SOOOOOOOOOO check fuses....J
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Do you have another alarm mounted on the ceiling that looks like a smoke detector? We had 3 different units in our TT. We have a smoke detector in the living room area (mounted on the ceiling), we had a CO detector in the bedroom (mounted on the ceiling) and a LP detector mounted near the floor.
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I thought the co detector went off because of lack of oxygen and LP gas was leaking you would smell it lp gas goes to the floor it is heavier than air almost could not go undetected long enough to have lack of air if anyone is around
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #26
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The OP is saying that the alarm was going off when stopped beside a car with his window down and when he is driving slowly leaving the CG. He could be getting exhaust fumes entering the unit and setting off the alarm. The alarm should activate before the air is so thin that it could cause you to pass out. The unit will detect the CO in the trailer or MH if present. The better units will have a read out showing you what percentage of CO there is in the air. We have upgraded our to the readout type.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:33 PM   #27
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Do you have another alarm mounted on the ceiling that looks like a smoke detector? We had 3 different units in our TT. We have a smoke detector in the living room area (mounted on the ceiling), we had a CO detector in the bedroom (mounted on the ceiling) and a LP detector mounted near the floor.
In our 5er there is a CO alarm mounted on the wall in BRm to the left of the door frame....Smoke alarm on ceiling over steps and Alarm beside fuse panel near floor....J
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:24 PM   #28
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Just bought a new CO/LP detector(haven't even opened the box). The OEM had to be replaced because I couldn't get it to stay off alarm mode. Of course these things usually sound off at 2:00 am! Mine is wired in with the refrigerator, so turning off the breaker or pulling the fuse was not an option. The original was so sensitive that it would alarm when I would spray WD40 outside. The first time I experienced these alarms, years ago, it went off at 2:00 am when there was no gas bottle turned on and with using everything on electric. Never did figure that one out. But a low battery is an instant trigger to set it off. I even have a name for it but I'll refrain from using it here.
I've read many stories lately of people being found dead in their trailers possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning. These detectors are not cheap but I have a lot invested in ME, and I want to live a little bit longer.
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Sorry for two posts in one night but forget this annoying problem. After purchasing 2013 3010ds and driving it home, while pulling up to our house at slow speed, the smoke alarm went off and we could not figure out why nor how to shut it up. This happened on three occasions during our first weekend camping trip plus it happened on the way home while in the campground. Any ideas? Should we cut the wires to these annoying devices or is there a reason this happens. Again, thanks for any help.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:14 PM   #30
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Check and see if it isthe co detector. If it is and it wont stop it could be faulty. Also their is a shelf life of approx 5 yrs for co detectors,not sure on smoke detectors. Our co detector was going off when stored over the winter. After some checking out we founnd out it wasnt working anymore and had to purchase a new one. It fixed the problem.
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