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Old 11-23-2015, 02:00 PM   #11
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My alarm is going off (beeping) in my new trailer, it is sitting in a lot, no shore power, battery out, and propane tanks disconnected. So anyone know why it would be beeping?

It may be because the battery is low or out. I previously owned a FR TT and it would happen in those cases.


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Old 11-23-2015, 03:14 PM   #12
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So this brings me to a question. Is it best to leave the tank on or shut it off after each trip? I've heard both, but I'm curious if anyone has experienced any negatives from either way.


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After the incident, I shut it off when not in use. At the campsite I shut it off before going to bed (I use electric heater anyways).
Negatives would be...hot water is not ready immediately, couple extra trips to propane tank to open/close valve to take shower, use heater etc.

Hope my regulator diaphragm doesn't pop when someone having campfire right next to my propane tank or light up cigarette...

Wonder if there's any auto leak detecting shut off switch that you could install before the regulator..?
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:09 PM   #13
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An excellent treatment of propane cylinder safety. Dispels many myths.

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Old 11-23-2015, 04:27 PM   #14
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I would leave the main valve off. I returned from a camp trip and upon double checking my unit smelled gas and the alarm was going off turns out when my wife was wiping the oven she turned one of the valves slightly on
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The FR3 air is also a heat pump, that takes care of the heat.
The hot water tank has an electric element in it that can be flicked on in the hot water tank area from the outside. That takes care of the hot water, no need to use propane if you choose not to.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #16
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The FR3 air is also a heat pump, that takes care of the heat.
The hot water tank has an electric element in it that can be flicked on in the hot water tank area from the outside. That takes care of the hot water, no need to use propane if you choose not to.
Good luck.
Forgot that new models have heat pump and electric heater. Unfortunately mine was made mid 2013 and only propane.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #17
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My alarm is going off (beeping) in my new trailer, it is sitting in a lot, no shore power, battery out, and propane tanks disconnected. So anyone know why it would be beeping?
check battery on smoke alarm, gets me every time or the CO@ monitor. Those thing go bad with no repair jut dies in a few years, have to get new one.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:02 PM   #18
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Three of the four regulator failures we had were when the coach was stationary. One of them was sitting in the Dealers lot. Our service rep walked by and heard the leak. You never know when a regulator will fail. I now firmly believe that anytime the propane system will not be needed it should be off at the tank.

Writing this I came to a realization. The Winnebago had solenoid operated tank cut off switches. One in the coach and one in the regulator bay. I switched it off in the bay twice. I never thought of the possibility that the electric switch could have set off a propane explosion. Wow that is scary. What about a manual valve you have to go to on the tank to shut off? I know the recommendations about propane are that if their is a leak get out and away from the source. Seems most regulators are in the same bay as the propane valve. So if you smell or hear a leak should you really go to the bay and shut off the tank valve or just get away and call the fire department and clear your neighbors out of the area?
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Great info everyone. I will be shutting mine off when not in use now.



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Old 11-24-2015, 05:03 PM   #20
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Mine went off the other night. It turned out the circuit breaker opened to the converter and the battery was way down.
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