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Old 05-28-2016, 01:35 PM   #11
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Man, when I started reading this thread yesterday I'd never had a problem with my detector. Then last night, here at the rainy BC Eggs rally , ours went off with a deafening blast. Undid a spade connector to shut it off. Had installed them when re-positioned the unit. We are hooked up to shore power and not using any propane.

So, with the pouring rain and no boccie ball playing I actually read the detector info. Imagine my surprise to learn that it's supposed to be vacuumed and wiped clean etc. and that it has a 5 year life span and that it has an EOL signal that's different from an alarm signal. And also, it's a propane detector and not a CO detector (or any other gas).

So when we get home I'll vacuum the sensor and we'll see if it goes off again. Working OK for now. Oh, and now that I've read how the mute button works I won't have to disconnect the power.

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Old 05-28-2016, 02:03 PM   #12
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Man, when I started reading this thread yesterday I'd never had a problem with my detector. Then last night, here at the rainy BC Eggs rally , ours went off with a deafening blast. Undid a spade connector to shut it off. Had installed them when re-positioned the unit. We are hooked up to shore power and not using any propane.

So, with the pouring rain and no boccie ball playing I actually read the detector info. Imagine my surprise to learn that it's supposed to be vacuumed and wiped clean etc. and that it has a 5 year life span and that it has an EOL signal that's different from an alarm signal. And also, it's a propane detector and not a CO detector (or any other gas).

So when we get home I'll vacuum the sensor and we'll see if it goes off again. Working OK for now. Oh, and now that I've read how the mute button works I won't have to disconnect the power.

Ron
Guess I should read up on the detector too . Thanks Ron for the head's up . Will later give you update on my other problem . Pat
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:17 PM   #13
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Good info Ron. Might be beneficial to order a Propane/CO detector to replace it when time comes.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:31 PM   #14
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To continue the story, I went to the local RV store here in Osoyoos to get a new detector. They had about 6 different kinds but none like ours on the shelf. We have the Safe T Alert flush mount CO/LP version, Model 35-742. The one they had was the wall mount version Model 35-741. I asked the store person if they had the 742 and was told they have been discontinued. She did show a flush mount unit but it was LP only. So, needing a replacement I purchased the 741. When I got it back to the trailer I found out the screw pattern was 1/2 inch narrower than the Model 742. BALLS!! Frustrated, I contacted the manufacturer and was told they still DO make the Model 742. And, she gave me a warranty authorization number and told me that when we get home, send the Model 741 unit back to them and they will send me a brand new model 742. How cool is that ! So for now, we have the 741 jury rigged to the furnace cover. WHEW!

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Old 05-31-2016, 10:24 AM   #15
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Last summer, our detector was going off nearly every day. I think in part it was due to the midwest summer humidity. So we would leave windows open and try to keep air moving, but it was so frustrating to hear it go off so frequently. We had it replaced in February of this year and thought the problem was solved. However, last week the new one started beeping, too! Big sigh! I'm tempted to unhook it to avoid the constant beeping...
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:25 PM   #16
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Sounds like many people have this problem. Ours went off in the middle of the night for no reason at a deafening blast and we finally had to cut the wire powering it. It was 6 years old so guess it's an "end-of-life" thing and will look at a replacement. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:58 PM   #17
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I'm wondering how many owners have kept the instruction manuals ( eg. the propane detector ) that came with the trailer?
I bought a binder with plastic sleeves and everything I received from ETI went into that binder.
I also have a hardbound notebook where I've entered maintenance data and info such as bearing #s; best campsites and weather etc.

Note to moderators: the title on this thread could be misleading. CO is carbon monoxide. The propane detector in my Escape does not detect CO.
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