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    Propane Detector False Alarm?

    A couple days ago the gas/CO2 detector alarm went off. We were not cooking and not propane was in use. I couldn't think of any reason that it would have happened... shut off all propane just to be sure. Since then. I turned propane back on and no more problems. But it is still bothering me what may have caused a false alarm. The detector is near the fridge, so maybe an ammonia leak?

    Has anyone had a false alarm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll With The Changes View Post
    A couple days ago the gas/CO2 detector alarm went off. We were not cooking and not propane was in use. I couldn't think of any reason that it would have happened... shut off all propane just to be sure. Since then. I turned propane back on and no more problems. But it is still bothering me what may have caused a false alarm. The detector is near the fridge, so maybe an ammonia leak?

    Has anyone had a false alarm?
    First question, how old is the coach?

    The propane detector is good for about 2, maybe 3 years, then it's time to replace it. Sine have seen it last only a year.

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    During the orientation / walkthrough of my trailer, the tech said that the propane detector could beep in case of low battery?
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    It might be defective unit or maybe your battery might of been low? If you didn't smell lp then I wouldn't sweat just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonShadow_1911 View Post
    First question, how old is the coach?

    The propane detector is good for about 2, maybe 3 years, then it's time to replace it. Sine have seen it last only a year.

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    Good point. The coach is 2017 model. I'll check manufacturer date on the detector.

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    Thanks for the quick replies.
    This was definitely not a low battery beep. It was a full alarm. Also, opening the door and ventilating cleared the alarm. It was smelling something, I just can't figure out what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll With The Changes View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies.
    This was definitely not a low battery beep. It was a full alarm. Also, opening the door and ventilating cleared the alarm. It was smelling something, I just can't figure out what.
    It shouldn't be a low battery, they are usually wired into the coach power. Honestly, if it happens again, I'd replace it. Just my 2 cents, adjusted for inflation.

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    Any source of hydrocarbons can trigger the alarm. Dogs get the blame most often.
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    Ours went off when I spilled some beer near it. Maybe it was signaling that spilling beer is alchohol abuse.
    Seriously though it also went off at the 5 year mark signaling the end of is life. They are hard wired in but to the 12v system. Low battery will also set it off.
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