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Old 05-06-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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Propane alarm issue

My propane alarm has alarmed three or four times this past month. My trailer is just sitting in my driveway with no propane bottles in the trailer. I open some windows and start the ceiling vent and can then reset the alarm. In a week or so, the alarm goes off again. Anyone else have a similar issue? 2017 5.0 TA
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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Start problem solving by vacuuming the face plate.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:27 AM   #3
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I've had the same problem for the past year with our 2016 5.0TA. The only way to stop it from constantly beeping is to open the dinette seat where the alarm is. In my case, its due to the battery off gassing. Pretty sure I'm going to cut the wires at some point soon.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:40 AM   #4
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I'm going to add a switch... eventually. I seldom use propane. I got the idea from a Facebook post. There are 15 pics describing how to do it, start to finish here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...1470803&type=1
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:13 PM   #5
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Same as Nathan, if the solar controller goes into a high voltage stage the off gassing of the batteries set of the alarm. I put in a set of male/female crimp spade terminals in one of the wires, obviously a switch would work fine too.

Vacuuming as mentioned helps too.
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:51 PM   #6
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Some of the alarms seem to be more sensitive than others. The first two we had in years one and two after getting the trailer both went off frequently. The third alarm has been in the trailer now for about three years and has not gone off at all.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:36 AM   #7
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My propane alarm has alarmed three or four times this past month. My trailer is just sitting in my driveway with no propane bottles in the trailer. I open some windows and start the ceiling vent and can then reset the alarm. In a week or so, the alarm goes off again. Anyone else have a similar issue? 2017 5.0 TA
I have the same problem on our 5 TA. Put a marine brand detector in our powerboat and have no issues so may do the same here. Bottom line is that the detector is faulty. Mine went off again today even with the compartment open and just sitting in my driveway.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:33 AM   #8
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I don't think the flat Gray foam tape ERI supplies really ever sealed the battery box very well. I installed this automotive type weather strip. Last trip no false alarms. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A bit difficult to apply but seemed to do it.
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #9
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My propane detector was one of those that was faulty, so I replaced it a couple of years ago. I still had problems so I moved it to the opposite side of the trailer to get it away from the batteries. This seemed to help, but a few days after returning from a recent short trip I heard the thing go off again. I opened the propane tank cover to make sure the tanks were shut off and discovered a wasp nest. Life is exciting.
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I don't think the flat Gray foam tape ERI supplies really ever sealed the battery box very well. I installed this automotive type weather strip. Last trip no false alarms. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A bit difficult to apply but seemed to do it.
Good idea. This is a better solution than moving the alarm as I did, assuming it works.
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