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Old 07-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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DO NOT DISCONNECT your co detector.

Even tho you may want to DO NOT make it shut off with a battery disconnect switch!

Last week ms Amy asked jonalyn our 19 yo daughter to go to the camper and shut off the fridge and unload it, which she did.
Hours later I came home to hear the loudest beeping I've ever heard coming from the camper.
When I opened the door I was totally overcome with propane fumes.

While unloading the fridge she bumped not one but two stove burner knob turning them on when she exited!

Now had the propane detector been turned off via a disconnect and I had turned it on it could have been disastrous!
About 30 lbs of propane had filled the camper.

FYI I'm still here to tell you about it.


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Old 07-11-2016, 04:05 PM   #2
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YIKES! It gives me the willies when I read on here: "I got tired of it beeping so I just cut its wires."
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:09 PM   #3
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YIKES! It gives me the willies when I read on here: "I got tired of it beeping so I just cut its wires."


I wasn't concerned at first but when I thought about it i was omg that could have been very very bad!


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Old 07-11-2016, 04:11 PM   #4
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WOW. That is why I hate to hear it called a low voltage alarm when it is really a "your propane detector is not functional alarm".
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:25 PM   #5
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YIKES! It gives me the willies when I read on here: "I got tired of it beeping so I just cut its wires."
x2!
Glad this had a happy ending.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:07 PM   #6
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Even tho you may want to DO NOT make it **** off with a battery disconnect switch!

Last week ms Amy asked jonalyn our 19 yo daughter to go to the camper and shut off the fridge and unload it, which she did.
Hours later I came home to hear the loudest beeping I've ever heard coming from the camper.
When I opened the door I was totally overcome with propane fumes.

While unloading the fridge she bumped not one but two stove burner knob turning them on when she exited!

Now had the propane detector been turned off via a disconnect and I had turned it on it could have been disastrous!
About 30 lbs of propane had filled the camper.

FYI I'm still here to tell you about it
I did this same thing. Of course we are supposed to turn off the propane at the tank but it is any easy thing to forget. Also turn off your propane grill at the tank when not in use. Not only could you bump the burner valves open but small children could play with them.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:24 PM   #7
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So glad you're okay, Turbs! No one needs a leveled RV and, especially, loss of life! This is a super reminder that these are put in RVs for a reason!
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Damn that's scary. Glad to hear everybody is OK.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:13 AM   #9
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I'm still here!
Y'all goin to have to put up with me awhile longer!



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Hey, we have some golf cart procurement to do at Goshen this year! Stay safe!!
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