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Old 02-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #1
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Dang lp/co2 detector

I guess it is a cross we must bear with owning rv's. It doesn't seem to mater what type i have c-b-5th wheel, I can pretty much bet the co2/lp detector hates me. (As does the smoke alarm but that is another story.)

Here is my problem. I have noticed others have similar gripes but has any one figured out the problem with the detectors?

We just got a virtually new (2015) (6200mi) 24r. Everything hunkey dorie until I got it home and plugged in the shore power.

BEEP! After a few minutes. Turn off all power and let reset, turn on and a few minutes later, BEEP.

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1/2 hr later. Not hooked to shore power and furnace has not been on and..... BEEP!
ARRRRGGGHHHH!

I hope someone can help.


Going to call dealer/manufacturer next week but was really hoping someone here had an insight.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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Open some windows for a few days to air it out. I bet the fabrics are off gassing setting off the alarm. I bet the TT didn't have a battery in it when you looked at it on the dealer's lot.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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is there a piece of plastic over the battery connection? If you find a clear tab near the battery pull that bad boy out.
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I share your pain. My research has led me to understand "shelf life". Not that they last close to or beyond..... but their is one..
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I found mine would sound sometimes when someone was taking a shower.

Try blowing some low pressure compressed air through the front of the unit.

I don't think it is caused by battery gasses as the unit is across the coach from the steps and the battery compartment is vented to the outside.
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Co2 Detector

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
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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Come On Forest River.... Old Parts in new RV's SHAME ON YOU

As I said, I purchased this RV with 6200 miles. The pervious owner put about 3500 miles on it having purchased it in DEC and then trading for another in February 15 when I bought it. He had it built with many specials and then took delivery.
Saying all that, here is the manufactured on the LP/CO2 gas detector.
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You sure that is not the manufactured date? I have not seen expiration dates on detectors, just manufactured dates. The unit should be good five years from that date.

That does not mean it is not a defective unit.
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You sure that is not the manufactured date? I have not seen expiration dates on detectors, just manufactured dates. The unit should be good five years from that date.

That does not mean it is not a defective unit.
Mike is Correct, that is the manufacturing date, not expiration.
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ooops

ooops then It couldnt be that easy i guess...... ill edit the first post
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