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Old 02-08-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Smoke alarm keeps going off for no reason

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 02-08-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Is it chirping, as in a low battery warning or is it a solid tone, full alarm mode? They chirp as an indication that your main coach battery is low..and are you sure it's the smoke alarm and not the carbon monoxide alarm?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:07 PM   #3
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It is full alarm mode and loud. We took the battery out (Smoke alarm over kitchen) and it still went off while driving. To make it stop, it seemed to when we turned the coach battery off. Not sure where the Carbon monoxide alarm is?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:13 PM   #4
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The co alarm should be low to the ground in the coach. Not sure why your smoke alarm is going off like that. They tend to be super sensitive when cooking but that is just odd.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:23 PM   #5
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If the CO alarm is low to the ground would the piercing sound be coming from the ground or above? It is so loud, it is hard to tell where it is coming from. My son says it seems to be coming from the speakers.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:32 PM   #6
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The CO alarm could be on the ceiling. If you pulled the battery from the smoke alarm it should not be able to work. There is also a propane detector that is near the floor. If the alarm is being activated while driving it could be the CO detector because you are getting exhaust fumes inside the TT.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:34 PM   #7
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If you took battery out of smoke alarm, it can't possibly be coming from that. Could be your carbon monoxide alarm which is also a LP gas detector. you wouldn't be able to detect carbon monoxide as it is odorless. Is the trailer all closed up? If you open it up to vent it, will the alarm stop? I would not cut wires, because it could be tied in with something else, and if you do have an issue, how will you detect it?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:37 PM   #8
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My concern would be that it is doing exactly what it is supposed to and that you have elevated CO levels in there, thats why I asked if its all closed up and if you vent it with open doors and windows, if you had CO levels, they should drop and alarm should stop. Are you using/staying in the trailer or is it stored at home now?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #9
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Are you sure about smoke alarm and removing batteries? On my home detectors, the batteries are for backup only and the alarm is connected to the house electricity. Any idea where the CO/LP detector is located in a 3010ds and why it might be going off while driving? It seems to being going off only while driving at slow speeds. It also went off while parked with camp fire outside but windows were closed.
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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".
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