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Old 08-10-2015, 10:20 AM   #1
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C.O. Detector/Alarm

I have a 2014 FR3 28DS. On Sunday morning we just finished eating breakfast. The A/C was on, the refridgerator was on and the vent fan under the Microwave was running. I am sure the water heater was probably running as well. The C/O alarm went off and would not stop. It keep beeping four times. I shut the A/C off and the water heater. I opened the windows and roof vents. After about 10 minutes or so the alarm stopped. I thought maybe the batteries were bad but they test okay. I removed the alarm and keep it inside my house all night and it never went off. Befeore I call the F.D. with a C.O. tester, I was going to run the generator,A/C ref. and water heater to see if this happens again.
Any comments or Idea's why this is going off. Some friends that have RV's tell me this has happened to them before and there was nothing wrong. Don't want to spend the night in it until this is resolved. The unit is going into the shop on August 25th. Somone said it can't be the A/C. But could be the water heater. Due to the propane ?
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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If the unit you speak of is on the overhead and 9v battery powered, it is most likely your smoke/fire detector and not CO/Propane. The ceiling mounted detectors are prone to false alarms when exposed to extreme temps(AC blowing on it), dust, moisture/high humidity and spiders as well. You already did step one by checking the battery. Step 2 is to blow it out to remove dust ect. Step 3 is get a new one. They are under $7.

The CO/LP gas detector should be powered off the house battery(s) and mounted near the floor.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:24 PM   #3
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It is definately a Carbon Monoxide detector. It is powered by three AA batteries. It is located over the bed on the ceiling.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:44 PM   #4
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In our FR3-30DS the one above the bed is a smoke/fire detector. The carbon monoxide detector is located near the floor, on the wall to the left of the dinette.
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CO/LP detectors are always wired directly to the house battery, and is at floor level, no replaceable batteries in it. Yours is a smoke detector on the ceiling. Even a house battery disconnect will not turn it off unless you have a disconnect directly on the house battery. Always on.
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My smoke detector has batteries and I remove the batteries when I store the RV.
I found that when stored in my carport and the batteries are getting low, they will beep intermittently, enough to make me crazy!
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:26 PM   #7
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This is a Carbon Monoxide detector. It says carbon Monoxide detector on in. It is mounted over the bed on the ceiling on my 2014 FR3 28DS. It has three AA batteries. Differeant on the FR3 30, as you say. . Mine is not hard wired. But it is definatly a carbon Monoxide detector.
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Homeowners should remember not to install carbon monoxide detectors directly above or beside fuel-burning appliances, as appliances may emit a small amount of carbon monoxide upon start-up. A detector should not be placed within fifteen feet of heating or cooking appliances or in or near very humid areas such as bathrooms.
When considering where to place a carbon monoxide detector, keep in mind that although carbon monoxide is roughly the same weight as air (carbon monoxide's specific gravity is 0.9657, as stated by the EPA; the National Resource Council lists the specific gravity of air as one), it may be contained in warm air coming from combustion appliances such as home heating equipment. If this is the case, carbon monoxide will rise with the warmer air.


From Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement - Carbon Monoxide - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:23 PM   #9
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This is a Carbon Monoxide detector. It says carbon Monoxide detector on in. It is mounted over the bed on the ceiling on my 2014 FR3 28DS. It has three AA batteries. Differeant on the FR3 30, as you say. . Mine is not hard wired. But it is definatly a carbon Monoxide detector.
Can you post a pic of the back or inside cover where the specs are located? That would be helpful. Additionally, if it is a carbon monoxide detector and the factory placed it over the bed, it is incorrectly installed and presents a safety hazzard. RIVA needs to know about that...
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I looked closer at mine on the ceiling, it has one 9 V battery, and sign on ceiling next to it says smoke detector. My propane/CO detector/ a flat panel, is just above floor at TV end and is labeled for P/CO, has two lights and a tab press to test it periodically.
I am in a FR Flagstaff Classic a frame/2012 model
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