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Old 07-12-2018, 07:45 AM   #1
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propane alarm

I have a 2018 5.0 escape and while trailer is parked in a covered location with electric hooked up and refrigerator on the propane alarm has started beeping even though both propane bottles are shut off. It is hot here 100 degrees F. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this. I reset and turn max air fan on and light turns back to green on the alarm.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:55 AM   #2
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Maybe a combination of heat and off gassing being as your trailer is fairly new, just a guess though based on the fact that when the maxxfan is operating it clears up.

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:52 AM   #3
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Pretty common problem. Battery(ies) offgassing when charging and other things can set off the alarm. Most obnoxious in middle of night when it screams you awake! Many 5.0 owners have put it on a switch to be able to silence it. If not using propane, switch it off and valve off the propane tanks to avoid nuisance alarms. While “newness” offgassing May be part of the current problem, nuisance alarms will continue after the newness wears off. It most likely is small amounts of hydrogen from battery charging.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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Having same problem in 2017 21'
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:46 PM   #5
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It isn't just batteries gassing off. Humidity, dust, etc can set them off...
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