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Old 10-04-2016, 07:29 PM   #21
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I actually have a smaller solar panel kit but with my luck it was cloudy that day and didn't charge the battery much at all. We were leaving the next day so we packed up and got out because the high was only going to be 45 and we were dressed for 65-80 degree temps. That was the only time we've ever camped without electricity and ever had to worry about the battery. There are only (I think) 2-3 campgrounds in Yellowstone/Grand Tetons that have electrical connections and all the rest do not. Generators had to be turned off by 8pm and they even made me shut my SUV off that I had idling to try and charge the battery since we had clouds that day. One strike after the other on that day.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #22
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I actually have a smaller solar panel kit but with my luck it was cloudy that day and didn't charge the battery much at all. We were leaving the next day so we packed up and got out because the high was only going to be 45 and we were dressed for 65-80 degree temps. That was the only time we've ever camped without electricity and ever had to worry about the battery. There are only (I think) 2-3 campgrounds in Yellowstone/Grand Tetons that have electrical connections and all the rest do not. Generators had to be turned off by 8pm and they even made me shut my SUV off that I had idling to try and charge the battery since we had clouds that day. One strike after the other on that day.
Only one campground in Yellowstone NP has hookups, Fishing Bridge.

A dual battery setup is a minimum for anybody dry camping or boondocking.

Your SUV would've only provided a trickle charge, especially idling.
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Agreed - the things you learn after the fact. I thought I could squeak by for a few days with one battery and solar panel since this was a one time event, and never thought I'd need to run the furnace in summer! If we go again I'd def upgrade the stock battery our trailer came with to a high performance two battery system.
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Does anyone know how to completely disconnect or bypass the detector? Or for that matter why it is set up like this?

I'd rather have a detector that you can buy at Home Depot and stick it in the camper, just to avoid the low battery chirp/warning in the future and monitor my battery with the indicator lights in the trailer.
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Does anyone know how to completely disconnect or bypass the detector? Or for that matter why it is set up like this?

I'd rather have a detector that you can buy at Home Depot and stick it in the camper, just to avoid the low battery chirp/warning in the future and monitor my battery with the indicator lights in the trailer.
The detector is a combined CO/Propane detector and the alarm is not a low battery alarm, it is an alarm that indicates that the supply voltage is too low to insure proper operation of the detector. A standalone propane/CO detector is an acceptable alternative but it must be both. I would not spend a night in my camper without the CO/propane detector connected.
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I have this one and I got it back from warranty work yesterday. Turned on the propane tanks to check their level today and I get a CO alarm with a red light and 4 beeps. Any ideas?

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I am not connected to a shore line either.
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I have this one and I got it back from warranty work yesterday. Turned on the propane tanks to check their level today and I get a CO alarm with a red light and 4 beeps. Any ideas?

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My guess is your trailer battery is near dead.
Hook up to power and see if the beeping stops.
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