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Old 05-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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propane leak detector

on our last camping trip the propane leak detector went off a couple times. should we panic and run for the hills !! i dont think there is a leak anywhere cause it shut off after beeping for 30-40 seconds. there is a mute button on the unit that i had to push a couple times. are these detectors affected by dust, humidity etc.

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't disregard it... The unit could certainly be faulty but I wouldn't dismiss it right off the bat. When it goes off I would thoroughly vent the camper and then turn off your LP cylinders. Then close the camper back up. If the LP detector goes off again I would think it's safe to assume it's a bad unit instead of a true LP leak. An LP leak and the resulting explosion could be very dangerous in a confined and flammable camper.

Don't forgot to check if anyone accidentally opened a burner. I also have seen them go off when battery voltage is low or there are other power problems (fuse, bad connection, etc.).

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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I have also heard when you have a low battery it will also cause it to have false alarms as well - check your battery
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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It likely needs to be replaced - we replaced the one in our '05 wildwood last year for the same reason. Used a leak detector from work found no leaks - had new detector put in under warranty as we had just bought the unit the previous week - no problems since them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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The one in our 05 went bad and would go off when the lp had been shut off for weeks, but as said, don't ignore it until you are sure there are no leaks. The neighbor would call and tell me the alarm in the rv has been going off. I replaced it and had no more problems. Mine was the one by CSI if that is right and I heard they we out of business so I am not sure what I will have to get when this one dies.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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ours has gone off a couple of times
we review our immediate past activities
have we just turn the stove on?
have just used hair spray,panspay,window cleaner etc.?
seems like many activities will effect its operation
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #7
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i don't ignore it but mine will go off if i put the roof fan on (w/propane shut off for days, relief not leaking either).

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