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Old 06-30-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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Propane beeper beeping

Question # 1
My 5.0 is sitting in the driveway, (sad I know, not for long tho) and the propane beeper keeps going off and the light is flashing red. The trailer is plugged in to 30 amp shore power that I had installed. Fridge is on electric, propane tanks are both turned off, nothing is on. What else do I check?
I push the little button to reset but light stays flashing red, beep stops for a few minutes, then starts back up.


Question#2
My remote for inverter is near the propane beeper. Is it supposed to be left on (green)
Or is it supposed to be left off (black)?
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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Don't know about question #1, but regarding question #2, you don't need to run the inverter if you're connected to shore power.


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Old 06-30-2016, 01:40 PM   #3
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Try vacuuming the propane detector face plate to start.
You should have instruction manual for the detector in your package.
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Does it stop if you air out the camper?

The vacuum worked for ours. At least it was the last thing done, been quiet about a month now.
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You only need to turn on your inverter when you want it to supply 110 volt power and your not hooked up to shore power.
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Try vacuuming the propane detector face plate to start.
You should have instruction manual for the detector in your package.
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Does it stop if you air out the camper?

The vacuum worked for ours. At least it was the last thing done, been quiet about a month now.
If vacuuming it out doesn't work, try airing it out as was suggested. I have "enjoyed" repeated propane alarms at 2:00 and 3:00 am, even when the propane bottles are valved off. According to the manufacturer, a dog laying next to it csn set it off, as well as any other item which gives off an aroma. Mine is now on a quick disconnect plug so I don't have to deal with it if it goes off for no reason in the wee hours of the morning.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:39 PM   #7
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Thank you for the quick replies for both my questions. The beeper went off at least 5 times this morning, I pushed the reset button each time. So far this afternoon it has been quiet. I will try the vacuuming and the airing out next time it goes off.

Thank you also for the info on the inverter remote.

I do have all the information ETI gave me when I picked up my trailer during Easter break. I have 12 glorious days at Bullards Beach for the rally in July and plan to do some catch up reading then.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:26 PM   #8
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We had this problem with our propane detector. It was late in the evening while we where camping. Alarm alarmed us but really scared the dogs. It would not shut up. Screw diver and some wire cutters fixed the problem. It's been silent since!
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We had this problem with our propane detector. It was late in the evening while we where camping. Alarm alarmed us but really scared the dogs. It would not shut up. Screw diver and some wire cutters fixed the problem. It's been silent since!
My neighbor (not a very good mechanic) says that if a hammer doesn't solve the problem, you need a bigger hammer.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:44 AM   #10
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Our rig is new and the detector has been going off, but we still have that "New camper smell" so I am guessing it is the off gassing. Since it is not connected to shore power I turned off the battery disconnect when in storage. When camping and aired out it is okay.
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