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Old 07-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #21
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We have to store the trailer. The battery will only last days or a week at most so we use the disconnect but also shut off the propane.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:11 PM   #22
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I wasn't concerned at first but when I thought about it i was omg that could have been very very bad!


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Old 07-12-2016, 06:20 PM   #23
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I need to check mine. It's never gone off, but I feel it should have. Here's the story so no one repeats my stupid mistake......

First time using the toilet after the trailer had been in storage a few weeks, the smell was pretty bad. I addressed that issue. But still, a nasty rotten egg smell was permeating from the rear of the trailer. I sniffed all around the toilet. Figured it was residual from that and would go away. Then, later I noticed it really smelled by the rear bunks. Seemed odd as there's no black plumbing in that area. 6 hours laters....wife isn't feeling great. She's been inside. I go to set up for the night. Which included getting out my lantern which runs off those small Coleman propane bottles. Which are stored in rear storage under the bunks. One bottle is visibly leaking. Creating a small cloud. The other is leaking too, but not visibly.

What I learned? don't keep those in the trailer long term. I think the heat was too much for them. Should've known better.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:22 PM   #24
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I think some folks are quick to pickup on danger and respond accordingly. Others would not survive the circumstances. I shudder to think of a child of mine going back later and being unaware the danger. That is what an audible alarm is all about.

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:51 PM   #25
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I won't stay in a trailer without a CO detector and smoke detector. I canceled a trip once because the CO detector had gone bad. Didn't have enough time to get a new one. Scary stuff propane.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:59 PM   #26
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Had a similar issue, stove knob was on lite position, stove as not on. A few hours into it the detector went off. Great life saving invention, use it. Two campers were killed in Nashville from poisoning, they had set generator too close to furnace intake. They feel asleep, never woke up. No active detector. Mentioned also, the Colman stove that use disposable canisters should never be stored in camper with it attached. I have never experienced it but see a lot of oppunity of canister or regulator failure. Store canisters separate from tt.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:48 AM   #27
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Last year my one year old Co2 detector was malfunctioning and going off in the middle of the night on occasion when I thought my battery had a strong charge. I had just returned from a trip and was emptying out the RV. I returned to my RV for another load and smelled gas. I realized that I had hit a stove burner on the previous round and my Co2 detector never went off. I replaced it after that. I had picked up an extra battery powered detector before this incident because I didn't trust the wired in one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:46 AM   #28
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Last year my one year old Co2 detector was malfunctioning and going off in the middle of the night on occasion when I thought my battery had a strong charge. I had just returned from a trip and was emptying out the RV. I returned to my RV for another load and smelled gas. I realized that I had hit a stove burner on the previous round and my Co2 detector never went off. I replaced it after that. I had picked up an extra battery powered detector before this incident because I didn't trust the wired in one.
You mean CO detector, right?
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:09 AM   #29
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Tampering with life safety devices is idiotic. Is this the value that a person puts on their family lives.......I don't get it.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:15 AM   #30
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Twice, I have turned on the stove by rubbing across it. Now, all the stove knobs go into the drawer until we need to use it, which is very rare.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:50 AM   #31
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If you simply turn of your gas bottles when you turn off your battery, this would not be a problem.
Word.

We if we have more than two weeks between trips ours goes to the storage lot. After it's parked, three things happen.

1. Fridge turned off and blocked open
2. Propane turned off
3. Battery disconnected (I don't want parasitic draw draining it)

Until recently, 3# meant disconnecting the negative terminal and tucking in into the battery box. I installed a battery switch recently, so now we turn it off and hang the key inside the trailer.

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Old 07-13-2016, 10:10 AM   #32
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Yeah, I meant CO detector, I wrote this tired just before going to bed.
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