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Old 07-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Pop-up is Chirping

My tent camper is sitting in the garage and something has started to chirp every minute or so. It is a pain to pull it out so I thought I would check to see if any of you have had this happen. Gas is off at the tank, so I don't think it's the CO2 detector.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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My tent camper is sitting in the garage and something has started to chirp every minute or so. It is a pain to pull it out so I thought I would check to see if any of you have had this happen. Gas is off at the tank, so I don't think it's the CO2 detector.
Unhook one side of the battery. It is probably discharged.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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Smoke detector. Dead 9V. A lot of people (me included) forget to pull the battery on them. Not a big deal unless it's closed up and you can't get to it.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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LoL - def the smoke detector... we chased the chirps down in our home....so now when one battery dies in one room, we predict the rest thru out our house will too. The pop up chirped about the same time as when we replaced the ones in the house. "They" say to change your smoke detector battery once a year, when people change their clocks for day light savings time.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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it's probably the smoke detector with a dead 9v battery.
if not, it's the CO monitor and a low trailer battery.
if it's a low/dead trailer battery, you need to install a battery disconnect switch, otherwise, the CO monitor, radio and other parasitic power drains will result in a dead battery.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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Yep, smoke detector. When you change your home smoke detector batteries in the fall (you do change the every year right? If not you should) just buy an extra and place it inside your camper so you will remember in the spring.

Or, just make it an annual de winterizing step.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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Also, standard 9v batteries (alkaline) won't do well in freezing conditions, so either toss the old battery at the end of the camping season when you winterize, or at least store it indoors for reuse next year. I'd say a 9v used only for the warm season of camping would be fine for 2+ years if stored indoors and not left to freeze.
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Got woken up at 3am on our vacation by the old battery in the stupid smoke detector... LOL
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