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Old 06-18-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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Propane connect

Okay getting ready for maiden voyage this weekend to Lake Tahoe.

Been reading many of the threads on here and getting up to speed as best I can.

Some of you on here answered a few of my questions, and it's much appreciated.

One final question. We are dry camping. If my propane alarm goes off in the middle the night because my battery power has depleted, what should I do?

Turn the propane off I assume. How do I get the alarm to stop sounding?

Again thank you and happy trails.

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Old 06-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Disconnect the battery, or plug in to your tow vehicle and crank it up to charge the battery. This has happened to us a LOT while Civil war reenacting in central Fl, and I finally installed a second battery, so I can just switch it over. Have you installed LED light bulbs yet? They will really help cut down on the power loss when dry camping. That alarm sounds to warn of a battery that is too low in voltage, turning off the propane will not help matters, unless you really in fact do have a propane leak. I thought that alarm was a CO2 detector, but I may be mistaken. Randy

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Old 06-19-2014, 01:08 AM   #3
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At that point, you're probably already hurting your batteries. General rule is to not discharge a battery below 50% if at all possible. I dry camp several times a year for 2 - 3 nights at a time and make it with two group 24's at around 60% charge remaining. There are a lot of variables involved. Best thing is to read up on it, get a volt meter (it's not the most accurate, but it'll give you an idea) and take it VERY easy on your battery usage the first time out until you see how much you're using and how far you can stretch it.

This site The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1) comes up quite a bit around here and the info is pretty good.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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It is the carbon monoxide detector (C0) not CO2 (carbon dioxide). Pull the battery fuse, that will shut it up until you can get the battery charged.

I would turn off my propane applicances and any pilot flames. With the detector out of commission when you pull the fuse, you may not want be running anything off propane inside the pup. or at the very least, throw open all the windows ya got......
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