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Old 07-12-2016, 07:42 AM   #11
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WOW!!!! Glad you found it before something happened, always nervous with gas and double check all the time but things happen, glad it turned out good.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:57 AM   #12
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That is very scary indeed! Thankfully everyone is ok.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:54 PM   #13
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Glad you are all okay--- that could have been TRAGIC!!!

Thanks for the valuable warning!
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:15 PM   #14
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oh maybe 6-7 years ago i was down by the lake with the kids and kept hearing a beeping alarm and just thought "come on neighbor, turn that off its annoying". As i came up from the lake towards the camper i noticed it was coming from mine. This was one of the first trips with a TT after years of having a old pop up and i was still learning. Same thing as you mentioned, instant breath of propane due to stove being on.

I will never forget the fact i had no idea what the alarm was and REALLY glad i tossed the cigarette butt in the fire pit before opening that door.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:15 PM   #15
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Thanks for passing that along!!!!! Glad everyone was ok.

All too often safety devices of all types get bypassed, overlooked, taken off, there are important reasons things are made and there as they come from the factory.

All to often we tend to think it can't happen to me but the plain fact is it can and does......... and we go on the defensive to justify why we do the things we do.........

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Old 07-12-2016, 02:51 PM   #16
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The propane detector in my 2011 Georgetown 327DS is also hooked to a solenoid valve in the gas line at the propane tank. If the detector goes into "alarm" mode, it shuts off the propane at the tank.

At the recommendation of an RV technician, I installed an SPST switch in that line which gives me a mechanism to turn off the propane at the tank from inside the RV. With the switch off, there's no propane in the lines once they leave the tank area and the solenoid doesn't draw 12V power from the house batteries. After I burned out two internally lit switches, I wired an LED into the circuit to let me know when the solenoid was powered.

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Old 07-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #17
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If you simply turn of your gas bottles when you turn off your battery, this would not be a problem.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #18
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:41 PM   #19
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Might as well remove your battery disconnect switch, then. Leaving the CO/propane detector on will still kill the battery. Especially if you're like me and have to store it in a storage lot.
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This is one of the reasons we have always used a checklist. Itís too darn easy to forget something important, especially when you have to keep the RV on a storage lot the way we do. Regardless, mistakes can still happen.

I'm glad nothing bad happened Turbs.
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