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Old 03-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Propane detector

Is there a way to shut the propane detector off when the RV is not in use to keep it from draining the battery?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Most people install a battery disconnect and kill battery power to all parasitic loads (radio leeches some, other detectors, etc.).

I ordered one off of eBay and my father-in-law and I installed it (I don't do any electrical stuff alone). Pretty easy, though. He was gimped up from shoulder surgery, so I did all of the work with his guidance.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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No way to turn just the propane detector off. That would defeat it's purpose and could be deadly. Battery disconnect switch is the only option.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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No way to turn just the propane detector off. That would defeat it's purpose and could be deadly. Battery disconnect switch is the only option.
Actually, our Gergetown has a switch on the detector. It also turns off the gas. Convenient for fuel stops but not for the ferriy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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I had to install a battery disconnect on my trailer did not come with one. I purchased it from west marine and bought a 3 ft battery lead from auto zone took about a hour to do.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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does anyone know how to disconnect the Propane detector? Mine was acting up, I had it plugged into a shore line, as well as a fully charged battery. The lights were blinking Red, Red, Green, Green. The front panel had that description as being a bad detector. I couldn't figure out how to get it disconnected from the panel, so I just cut the wires.
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