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#1 bandk1978

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:15 AM

We have a 2015 17' SD. We've used it five times this year and on our last trip the monitor went off several times. We were using a partially full tank at first and then switched to a full tank, later. The alarm didn't go off for for two days, so, I thought that might have something to do with it. But, it went off the next day. There were no gas leaks, or valves left open. Has anyone had problems with this happening to them? Suggestions?



#2 araden

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:08 AM

The only time ours has gone off in over 2 years is when it should have.  In cleaning to stove top, I had nudged one of the knobs to a slightly open position.  Monitor did its job...

 


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#3 Wally Z

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:40 AM

There are other things that will set it off besides LP.  Cleaning products possibly. I here it's good to clean them occasionally with vacuum cleaner. Here's a link where some other possible things where detected.  If not sure you should check for leaks of course. I would shut of tanks and bleed gas lines. Air out the trailer.  If detector stops sounding you may have a leak. Turn gas back on and see if detector goes off again.  I had my CO detector go off when my battery was bad and I was trying to charge it.  Suspect it was gassing more than normal.

 

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Edited by Wally Z, 18 August 2016 - 10:54 AM.

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#4 bandk1978

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:15 PM

I had a solar panel(45 watt) connected to the battery the whole week. Could this have caused excess gas?



#5 Wally Z

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

I had a solar panel(45 watt) connected to the battery the whole week. Could this have caused excess gas?

Only if you ate it. :rofl: Probably not, but check your battery water level in each cell and make it's holding a charge. When mine messed up I was gone on vacation without the trailer and didn't check battery before leaving.  100° plus degrees, and I left it on the convertor charger. It set off the alarm about a week after returning from vacation. Couldn't save the battery. It was my fault not the batteries. Live and learn.


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#6 clairemr1

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:09 AM

so many things can cause the propane detector to go off, especially in a fairly new trailer. as mentioned above, i'd check your battery first. it can also be caused by "new trailer smells" from carpet/upholstery, dust settling out from initial assembly. vacuum the vent to remove any debris.perfumes, spray deodorants, using your cooktop, etc can also set it off.  mine drove me nuts when i first bought it due to low battery but has settled down since with no further issues. good luck........


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#7 etlebsack

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 06:05 AM

My monitor would go off at odd times as well for no apparent reason. After a complaint to Casita and a few emails back and forth I replaced the alarm. Now everything is fine and we sleep a lot better. These things do go bad, hopefully only with "False Positive" alarms. 



#8 Jerrybob

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:06 AM

Another option....pull the fuse.....install a battery operated detector next to the old one....they cost less than $20...change the battery on your first trip of the season....you're good to go and sleep well. 



#9 flcoxjr

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 03:04 PM

The original post on this thread is from 2016.

#10 Jerrybob

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:50 AM

The original post on this thread is from 2016.

Hope he solved his problem.....that's a lot of time to go without a good nights sleep.


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