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Old 04-22-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Just purchased a 2015 27HFS. LOVE IT so far. Anyone having problems with the USB charge port in the front bedroom. My second.one has gone out now. Also, in the bathroom, there are two switches...one for the overhead light, and idk about the other one. It does something bc I can make out that the lights dim a little but that's about it. I am also having troubles with the Co2 detector going off while the water tank is heating. Turn it off, air it out and Co2 is happy once again. Seems to be working alright. Any ideas?
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Just purchased a 2015 27HFS. LOVE IT so far. Anyone having problems with the USB charge port in the front bedroom. My second.one has gone out now. Also, in the bathroom, there are two switches...one for the overhead light, and idk about the other one. It does something bc I can make out that the lights dim a little but that's about it. I am also having troubles with the Co2 detector going off while the water tank is heating. Turn it off, air it out and Co2 is happy once again. Seems to be working alright. Any ideas?
Welcome and congratulations on your new camper.

The 2nd switch in the bathroom may operate a ceiling fan, and the motor may be bad on that fan, thus you see your light dim as the fan tries to start. Do you have a ceiling fan, and does it work?

CO2 detectors can go bad, although generally not in 2 to 3 years, but I've seen them do so. Not expensive to replace. We used to have to do them in our boat every couple of years. IIRC, less than $20 for a new one, cut two wires, splice in the new one and you are good to go. Might not be a bad idea to change it.
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Tried that. There is a switch up on the fan itself that turns the fan on and off and the switch doesn't effect.it. If the detector is going out, then why does it only go off when the water heater is burning?
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Are you using the water heater on electric or propane? If only on electric the detector should not go off, but if you are using the water heater on propane the detector can go off esp. if the outside door is open.

Not sure what idk or bc is or means ?? .......

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Old 04-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #5
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If you have the Extreme Weather Package (slightly exaggerated name for it) the second switch in the bathroom is for the holding tank heaters. If not then I don’t know (idk!). Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new purchase. Lots of good information on here.
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I have 2 switches in my bathroom, one is for the vanity lights, the other is the ceiling light and vent fan. Both the ceiling light and fan have switches built-in so I turn that one off and use the switch on the wall for the fan and leave the fan switch set to the speed I want. When using the fan be sure you have the vent open.

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IDK = I Don't Know, bc = because.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:17 AM   #7
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Oaklevel, maybe this will help.

Acronyms

4X2 = 2 Wheel Drive
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4WD = 4 Wheel Drive
5er = Fifth Wheel
5r, 5R = Fifth Wheel
5ver = Fifth Wheel
A/C = Air Conditioner
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CF = Camp Fire
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Dooley = Dual Rear Wheels
DS = Dump Station
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line
DSS = Door Side Scare "light" (see ODS)
Dually = Dual Rear Wheels
DP = Diesel Pusher as used in an MH
DW = Dear Wife, Darling Wife, Da%& Wife, Dim Wit, Dish Washer (same as Dear Wife), Darryl Waltrip (NASCAR)
DZLCD = Dual Zone LCD thermostat made by Dometic for larger units (two zones)
EC = Extended Cab of a TV
EPDM = Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Rubber Roofing)
ERS = Emergency Road Service
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FAQ or FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions
FHU = Full Hook Up (also see WES)
FIVER = 5th Wheel
FR = Forest River
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FW = Fifth Wheel
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GTWR = Gross Trailer Weight Rating
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IMO = In My Opinion
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OMG = "what have I gotten myself into"
OP = Original Post or Original Poster
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RV = Recreational Vehicle
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SOB = Some Other Brand (of RV)
SP = State Park
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:18 AM   #8
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Switches

IDK=I Don't Know and BC is because. Sorry...didn't mean to confuse anyone. I guess the extra switch could be and extreme weather package tank heater but there is no markings on the trailer indicating that it is one. The switch also has no effect on the vent fan. And yes, the water heater was on propane but I still shouldn't be getting Co2 inside of trailer making the detector go off.
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Do you have dual pane windows (you have to look carefully as the two panes are close together)? If yes then you have the Extreme Weather package and the switch is the tank heaters. If single pane then no clue what the second switch if for.
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It's likely a CO alarm not a CO2 alarm, unless you are a large scale brewery.
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:48 AM   #11
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Co..Co2

Co2 is the chemical term for carbon dioxide which is a byproduct of propane, and other fuels, which are burning. I'm not sure what CO is. Yes, carbon dioxide is also the bubbles in our drinks.
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Co2 is the chemical term for carbon dioxide which is a byproduct of propane, and other fuels, which are burning. I'm not sure what CO is. Yes, carbon dioxide is also the bubbles in our drinks.
Actually CO is carbon monoxide, the killer gas. CO2 is carbon dioxide that you exhale and that yeast exhale when converting sugar to alcohol.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:35 PM   #13
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Just purchased a 2015 27HFS. LOVE IT . I am also having troubles with the Co2 detector going off while the water tank is heating. Turn it off, air it out and Co2 is happy once again. Seems to be working alright. Any ideas?


You should be aware that the detector you are referring to is not a CO2 ( Carbon Monoxide ) but in fact is a CO ( Carbon Monoxide ) detector . BIG difference with subsequent tragic results !
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Actually CO is carbon monoxide, the killer gas. CO2 is carbon dioxide that you exhale and that yeast exhale when converting sugar to alcohol.

CO gas ( Carbon Monoxide )is the by product of an incomplete burn . Your heat source is in need of an inspection .
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You may want to make sure the mud dobbers haven’t partially plugged your tank heater vent. It could be backing up and venting to inside. Pretty serious situation those little guys can cause. They can fit thru the holes in cover. I added screen mesh wire to ours to keep them out.
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Co2 is the chemical term for carbon dioxide which is a byproduct of propane, and other fuels, which are burning. I'm not sure what CO is. Yes, carbon dioxide is also the bubbles in our drinks.
CO is Carbon Monoxide, a byproduct of combustion. CO is the dangerous one, even in small concentrations over a period of time. CO2 does make the bubbles in drinks and isn't necessarily bad for us humans.
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The 2nd switch on our Salem Cruse Light is for the outside back door (porch?) light
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Co2 is the chemical term for carbon dioxide which is a byproduct of propane, and other fuels, which are burning. I'm not sure what CO is. Yes, carbon dioxide is also the bubbles in our drinks.
CO is carbon monoxide and it will kill you. CO2 is carbon dioxide it can kill also but is somewhat easier to treat if caught in time. CO binds to hemoglobin and lot easier the O2 does. A telltale sign of CO poisoning is a cherry red appearance of your skin. Very big difference chemically!
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Is is okay to address the original post (OP)? My 2015 29HFS only has one (1) light switch in the bathroom for the ceiling light, but would (like Dennis suggested) suspect one foreign to me (I don't have them) might be tank heaters. If so equipped, these heating pads - that can be switched on/off from the inside - also have integral thermostat control at the tank, outside. About the CO detector... you could try a new detector to see if the old one is flaky, but don't assume it is, if you are not qualified hire a professional, I don't want to read about you in the news.
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second switch

the second switch in our bath is water pump for when you do not have city water
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