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Old 06-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #21
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It must be the heat. We are in a bit of heat wave just now and mine has started going off daily in the late afternoon. I too am on shore power at home. Mine is suppsed to not need replacement before 2016 but I think I will just disconnect it and purchase an aftermarket plug in with battery backup. Then I can also use it as a second unit in the house when we are at home. Old Guys
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #22
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Just finished talking to a dealer and they stated 99.9% of the problems their seeing with these are defective detectors.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:54 AM   #23
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Good article on detectors in current edition of Motorhome mag.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #24
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I think I have had this problem too (false alarm on the LP & CO detector) but have suspicions that it may be detecting Hydrogen gas from the understep battery compartment.

I was adding distilled water to the batteries - something I do every couple of months (I keep my 2013 Solera connected to shore power) and the LP detector went off when I filled the cells closest to it. I reset the alarm and it was quiet for half a day when early that evening my neighbor calls me to tell me there is an alarm going off in my RV (It was a warm day too). Alarm was the LP/CO detector.

Could the issue be outgassing of hydrogen from batteries? I'm guessing this might be the root cause.
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Good point socalron, I don't care for the location of the detector. It's states in the detector's manual that it shouldn't be installed within 12" of an open window or exterior door. But in the Solera it right in the entry way. I know there's not much room for it in the Solera's but there must be another location for it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #26
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With propane heavier than air, the stairwell seems ideal for sensing that, but with CO about the same as air - probably not the best place.

Reading this thread many experiencing the problem seem to be continually on shore power so there may be some overcharging going on. I am convinced the alarm is detecting hydrogen.

Ultimately I will some day replace the lead acid batteries with sealed AGM ones.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #27
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25 bucks for one with a digital read out so you know exactly what is going on. Every RV should have one. There is no guessing! You don't have to stand there wondering if you really have a co problem or a faulty detector. You can see the number climbing long before it gets to a dangerous level.
Good idea so I bought one too

Kidde KN-COPP-LPM Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display - Amazon.com
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #28
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Mine just crapped out. I wondered too if it was the heat. Coach is ) months old. Called April at FR service, she had me kill shore power and check batteries, batteries all good. She's sending me a replacement. Mine was showing fault every time.
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Went out to Coach yesterday to rearrange some "stuff." Outside temp around 90, and I was plugged in to shore power. Since I figured to be in the coach for a while, I reached over and turned on the Air. As it came on, the detector "chirped" 3-4 times, then went silent. Went out there again today to see if it happened again... it did. I have no idea what this signifies. I looked through the manuals and there was nothing on that particular item in my stack of literature! Wondering about the heat, but I keep the Solera under a pole shed, so it is never in direct sun. I'm wondering if this is a sign of a the detector is beginning to fail?
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Wnat about LP detection?

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So what do you do use now for LP gas detection? This Kidde CO detector item doesn't appear to do that. Did you disable the one installed at the stairwell? (I have a 2013 Solera and presumed that you have a Solera as well).
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