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Old 08-08-2016, 02:51 PM   #1
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CO/LPG Detector Issues?

We have a '13 24R and are experiencing a vexing problem: The detector is adjacent to the house battery compartment and under some conditions the alarm sounds:

A- Unless we are running the A/C and the batteries are fully charged (and we are trying to sleep!).

B- We are idling and stuck in traffic.

Has anyone experienced something like this and found a good solution?

TIA,

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Old 08-08-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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Check your batteries

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We have a '13 24R and are experiencing a vexing problem: The detector is adjacent to the house battery compartment and under some conditions the alarm sounds:

A- Unless we are running the A/C and the batteries are fully charged (and we are trying to sleep!).

B- We are idling and stuck in traffic.

Has anyone experienced something like this and found a good solution?

TIA,

Greg
One of Our coach batteries was off gassing due to a poorly formed crimp on one of the cables - so it "killed" the battery - caused rapid boil off and a lot of hydrogen gas. This set off the CO/LP detector.

Don't know if this is your issue but it is a possibility.

My solution (after fixing the bad cable crimp) was to install AGM batteries.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:36 PM   #3
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I / we had to disconnect it. It would go off at 3am and while driving consistently. While driving in the W floor plan you can't get to it to silence without opening the slide because it's on the side of the bed.


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Old 08-08-2016, 05:49 PM   #4
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Mine seemed to get hypersensitive. Would reset, but would then alarm with little or (seemingly) no cause - e.g. campfire at the next campsite. I now believe this hypersensitivity is first sign of the detector "aging out".
I replaced the detector with a propane only version and added a dedicated battery operated CO detector. No inappropriate alarm problems since.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:53 AM   #5
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We are currently on vacation and have been up since 12:45 am with our co detector alarming (going on 2 hours now). We had this problem with it since we bought the camper brand new, a 2016 Grey wolf 26rr. We called the safe-t-alert manufacturer and the woman that answered couldn't give any answers why it would be doing this, she seemed rather clueless about the products. I have read many forums regarding this very same issue with this product from this company and I am surprised that forest river uses this brand as they seen to be very ineffective. I told my husband we should just cut the wires so we can enjoy the rest of our vacation. We are going to try and call the company again in the morning because this is insane. I am very dissatisfied with this product.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:55 AM   #6
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Have tried pushing the reset button on the front?
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:30 AM   #7
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Every time it goes off. We put a fan in front of it and it would sometimes go back to green, but after 4 hours of torture last night and countless false alarms even before we left for vacation we cut the wires this morning.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:55 AM   #8
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Disconnecting it is not a good idea. Replace the thing..............
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:04 AM   #9
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This is why you should not disconnect the alarm. I found this post on this forum.



FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

The accident occurred during the early morning hours of January 2, 2000. Earlier in the prior evening, Emery Thibodeaux and his girlfriend, Carla Credeur, hosted a small gathering at Emery’s camper on the Acadiana Campground. Emery’s parents, Anatole and Ella Mae, as well as Matt and
Laura Cormier attended. Ms. Credeur stated that everyone was standing in the kitchen area or seated at the dinette table. She remembers Emery and Ella Mae Thibodeaux leaning against the camper’s stove. The party broke up some time around 10:00 p.m., and Emery and Carla went to bed.


At approximately 10:00 a.m. the next morning, Emery awoke and told Carla
he was going to the restroom. He left the bedroom then returned to get a cigarette lighter. Emery went into the kitchen area to smoke. Carla stated that she then heard a loud noise followed by Emery calling her name. When she got to the bedroom door, she saw that Emery was on fire. He grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed himself and Carla. The couple then exited the trailer. Emergency personnel arrived and transported both of them to Lafayette General Hospital. They were then transferred to the Burn Unit at Baton Rouge General Hospital. On January 8, 2000, Emery died from the burns he sustained.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:07 AM   #10
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I would go to a local store and purchase an independent LP alarm and CO alarm.

I don't like the combination units for the simple reason that the mounting requirements are different.

LP detectors should be mounted close to the floor and CO detectors should be mounted about head high.

However, there is enough ambiguity about where to mount the CO detectors because carbon monoxide is about the same specific gravity as air (.967 spgr) that mfg's can get away with making combination units. They also make combination smoke/CO detectors
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