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Old 01-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Gas smell inside!

We have had our TT for less than a year and this is the first I have come across this. Our furnace and water heater run on gas. The camper is plugged in at our home and we keep everything on as we go in there from time to time. I have recently smelled a dead animal smell in the camper. I pulled apart everything to find it and it is very clean. Nothing. Then it almost smelled like propane so I checked the water heater and furnace and couldn't smell it. Everything fires up and works perfectly but I can't find the source. I will try and use some leak detector tomorrow to dig deeper. Anyone have a similar accurance?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #2
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Make sure all of your traps are full of water or antifreeze as tank can give you a funky smell.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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I had a propane smell in the trailer and discovered the quick release for the outside BBQ was leaking.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:27 AM   #4
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My wife smells the propane if the pilot light is on in the oven and the bottle is getting toward empty. I have a couple of times too. Turn off the pilot light in oven and all is good here.


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Old 01-29-2015, 07:48 AM   #5
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First thing I would do is shut the propane off at the bottle(s) and see if the smell goes away. Open the windows for a bit and the close it back up. If it is a propane leak then you don't want appliances firing up anyway. Hopefully the smell doesn't go away and it's something stupid like a dead mouse or the black tank venting. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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I'm thinking it's from one of your holding tanks, maybe black tank.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:21 AM   #7
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First thing I would do is shut the propane off at the bottle(s) and see if the smell goes away. Open the windows for a bit and the close it back up. If it is a propane leak then you don't want appliances firing up anyway. Hopefully the smell doesn't go away and it's something stupid like a dead mouse or the black tank venting. Just my 2 cents worth.
X2 on this. We actually found a hole in the hose going to our fridge. It had gotten pinched in the slide. Fridge kept trying to fire and couldn't because it wasn't getting propane due to leak. We were lucky not to have an explosion/fire.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:15 AM   #8
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Wow! Now I have to check on that....we have noticed the smell when our propane tanks are low, it's usually my first hint. But we also think we go through propane insanely fast...maybe we better look for some leaks!
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:32 PM   #9
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If it was a propane leak your propane detector would be going off. You do have a functioning detector, don't you?
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I had a functional detector and when the valve was leaking it did not set the detector off. The detector is in the bedroom area and the propane smell was in the kitchen area near the door.
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