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Old 07-24-2015, 09:45 AM   #11
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Thanks Chewie, we did check in the burner tube and all is clean, and nothing looked blocked or out of place. It's a really new unit so not messed up yet. Good suggestion about the fire dept. And I did check the manual and it is the CO alarm. This unit has propane and CO detection lights and a different alarm pattern for each of them plus low battery. I sprayed some lysol near it the other day (spraying shoes) and the same alarm went off right away. No gas appliances on at the time. So I guess it's pretty sensitive.

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Old 07-24-2015, 09:47 AM   #12
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Yes, sorry, in parallel.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:31 AM   #13
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The other thing too is if it is CO, it's possible for the detector to become saturated and not work as effective as new.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #14
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Hello; are you still having this problem? We also just bought the same trailer and had the same problem while on a 10 day trip to Yellowstone.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:12 PM   #15
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Btw, whatever it is you're smelling isn't's odorless and as someone previously stated, can kill you while you sleep. Hope you get it figured out, but don't fall into a false sense of security if the odor goes away. Trust the alarm...that's why it's there.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #16
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Purchase an additional CO detector and put it by the original one, see what happens
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:26 AM   #17
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I had many false CO alarms. I replaced it with a Kidde alarm that has a digital readout and a 10 year battery. I bought an LP - only alarm to replace the combination LP/CO alarm
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:21 AM   #18
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FYI...had electrical problems with a Vena AC/DC monitor once, every time the Water heater would start the meter would go crazy for a while. I checked and found the ignition lead for the Water Heater resting on the DC wires. So the ignition spark was sending interference through my DC system. After I moved the ignition wire a few inches away from the normal DC wires, I never had a problem again.

might be worth checking.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:32 AM   #19
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Exclamation Frequent CO Alarms on Clipper 17BH

I just purchased my first trailer this year and bought based on my knowledge of the Coachmen reputation, however, I am concerned that my CO Alarm keeps going off when the hot water heater is running. I have had it back to the dealer about 3 times to resolve this issue and it continues to occur. First they resealed around the heater and we still received an alarm. Next they said it was a faulty alarm and replaced it, however, had to come back and have it installed. The alarm still goes off and they are now saying it may be a bad battery (brand new with trailer) and they also claim it is normal if the wind is blowing on that side of the trailer for the alarm to go off it is creates some back pressure. It is a major safety concern to me either way.

Has anyone found a resolution to their similar issue?
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:52 PM   #20
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Just another thought - check the factory wire connections. In my A-frame, I had to do some rewiring. My smoke alarm was chirping due to a dead 9V battery, but I was convinced it was the CO/propane alarm in my small A-frame. So I cut the wires to the CO/propane alarm to stop the chirping (which didn't happen because it was the smoke alarm with the issue).

During the re-wiring of the CO/propane alarm, I was disgusted with the number of those clear, crimp-on "wire nuts" that didn't even look like the wires were touching, much less properly twisted together.

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