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Old 02-23-2015, 12:06 PM   #11
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I was working a show this weekend and the thing kept beeping all day. They had it plugged into a surge strip that kept tripping the reset on that....so the batteries ran low, which also makes the thing beep.

So in addition to every chemical known to man setting it off...so does low batteries.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:08 AM   #12
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Nearly any kind of organic vapor will set it off: bug spray, deodorizers,perfume,etc.
While there is a mute button, it will only mute for a short while and then come right back on. What I did is install a 'turn off' switch so I can shut it totally off while the coach is aired out, or while the coach is not in use (saves battery and shelflife too). Simply open the bottom drawer and look for the blue fuse holder. Cut into that wire and place the switch so its easily accessible.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:32 AM   #13
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From reading this thread it seems I've been luckier than most. My 2011 has a detector with a manufacturing date in 11 and replace date of Jun 2015. It only gave an occasional false alarm up till our last weekend trip (Presidents day), where the only way to keep it from going off was to have some windows open and the fantastic fan on medium or high at all times.

I've done some reading of reviews of different types and it basically looks like they all are poor. I guess maybe it's just one of those things that you replace every couple of years instead of every four.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:07 PM   #14
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I had the same problem. I split mine up. Purchased a sealed 10yr battery operated o2 detector. I replaced the dual factory unit with just a propane detector, fit the same hole. Now, no more false BEEP, BEEP!

Got the o2 detector at Home Depot
Only thing is your o2 detector will not detect carbon monoxide, need a "CO" detector for that...yours will just detect the presence of oxygen! Just saying!
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CO2 Detector

WFD, you are correct. I was wrong. Here is what I used from Home Depot.
My typo error! And I replaced the dual factory (co2/propane flush mount)
with just the flush mount 30-442 brown propane detector purchased on Ebay..


Just click on the Co2 detector for price and info.
I see at some of the RF shows, the "new" co2 detector I have posted is being used in the newer RV models.


Thanks for pointing out my typo.




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WFD, you are correct. I was wrong. Here is what I used from Home Depot.
My typo error! And I replaced the dual factory (co2/propane flush mount)
with just the flush mount 30-442 brown propane detector purchased on Ebay..


Just click on the Co2 detector for price and info.
I see at some of the RF shows, the "new" co2 detector I have posted is being used in the newer RV models.


Thanks for pointing out my typo.




Daisy....I hate to rain on your parade...but now you are detecting carbon dioxide, CO2, and not carbon Monoxide(CO)...lol...what you bought is a CO detector not a CO2 detector... CO2 can be found in your pop, but is also used as a fire extinguishing agent....just toying with you...nothing personal!
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:03 AM   #17
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I read all the reviews on products I'm interested in, especially the bad ones. The following review would concern me since it would get below 68* in my TT.


No, I do not recommend this product.



This unit is one month old. It started chirping and flashing low battery at 4am this morning. The manual says to warm the unit up to greater than 68 degrees and the low battery alarm might go away (if not, it says to get a new unit). I'm not turning the heat on in my house in July just for this CO alarm! If the unit had a low operating temperature of 60 or less, then I could see myself giving it a higher rating, but 68 degrees is not cold.
The warranty doesn't cover battery-related problems and you can't change the pre-installed lithium ion battery, so this unit is pretty much worthless to me in cooler weather.
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Over all this detector gets high marks in its reviews. I see only two negatives of over 56.

The operating temp range is 40F to 100F.
The 68 degrees is for trouble shooting and optimum battery life.

Sounds to me like the unit was defective and should have been returned to place of purchase regardless of battery condition.

I would not hesitate in getting one of these. That is just me.
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What I did is install a 'turn off' switch so I can shut it totally off while the coach is aired out, or while the coach is not in use (saves battery and shelflife too).
The shelflife does not increase if you don't have it on. It is based on the operating life of the sensor.
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