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Old 08-01-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
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Propane Leak Detector Replacment

I looked around and found 1 issue of the 2 I found was sort of addressed in a few posts about replacing the detector . I thought perhaps fair warning on what I found .

I have a 2012 19 so it might be different on previous or following years , my detector started going off and since it was over 60 months since the 19 was built I did not fool around and ordered a new one.

First issue will never order anything from camping world again unless I can not find it anywhere else. Amazon had it for a few dollars more and on prime but camping world had it cheaper and I needed some other things I could not find on Amazon. I placed my order on Saturday it did not arrive for 8 Days. So lesson learned.

Second Issue remove old detector first screw I hear something wood hit the floor in the enclosure remove the second screw same thing. Pull detector out reach in and find the screw backer blocks on the bottom of the enclosure. Should have been glued or secured to the back side they are not high strength adhesive hot glue and done.

Third issue the butt splices would not come far enough out to be cut with out reaching in blindly and removing the square head screw holding one nylon clamp . Got a little more wire but still not enough had to take the second in line clamp out. Mind you this is reaching through the hole for the propane detector and finding the screw head by finger tip, guiding bit in using a stubby apex bit driver on it as the screw heads face toward the outside wall. I am positive the detector was installed before the heater as that would give you enough access to drive the screws in the way they were.

After that plenty of wire to cut off butt splices install new splices and secure unit to wall again. took 5 min .

So bare in mind the blocks , and the clamps when you go to do this replacement.

As for camping world yeah well I will find it else where before ordering from them again they had a very umm lackadaisical attitude when I called them on Wed 4 days after ordering and the order shows it had not been pulled yet. ... The response was well we have 3-5 business days...

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Old 08-01-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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Sorry I had to edit this way edit does not work from this board on my system no other ones have a problem , not going to mess around just to make this forum work when 5 others work fine.

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I looked around and found 1 issue of the 2 I found was sort of addressed in a few posts about replacing the detector . And a third issue relating to Camping World I thought perhaps fair warning on what I found .

I have a 2012 19 so it might be different on previous or following years , my detector started going off and since it was over 60 months since the 19 was built I did not fool around and ordered a new one.

First issue will never order anything from camping world again unless I can not find it anywhere else. Amazon had it for a few dollars more and on prime but camping world had it cheaper and I needed some other things I could not find on Amazon. I placed my order on Saturday it did not arrive for 8 Days. So lesson learned.

Second Issue remove old detector first screw I hear something wood hit the floor in the enclosure remove the second screw same thing. Pull detector out reach in and find the screw backer blocks on the bottom of the enclosure. Should have been glued or secured to the back side they are not high strength adhesive hot glue and done.

Third issue the butt splices would not come far enough out to be cut with out reaching in blindly and removing the square head screw holding one nylon clamp . Got a little more wire but still not enough had to take the second in line clamp out. Mind you this is reaching through the hole for the propane detector and finding the screw head by finger tip, guiding bit in using a stubby apex bit driver on it as the screw heads face toward the outside wall. I am positive the detector was installed before the heater as that would give you enough access to drive the screws in the way they were.

After that plenty of wire to cut off butt splices install new splices and secure unit to wall again. took 5 min .

So bare in mind the blocks , and the clamps when you go to do this replacement.

As for camping world yeah well I will find it else where before ordering from them again they had a very umm lackadaisical attitude when I called them on Wed 4 days after ordering and the order shows it had not been pulled yet. ... The response was well we have 3-5 business days...

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Old 08-01-2017, 10:56 PM   #3
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First issue will never order anything from camping world again unless I can not find it anywhere else.

As for camping world yeah well I will find it else where before ordering from them again they had a very umm lackadaisical attitude when I called them on Wed 4 days after ordering and the order shows it had not been pulled yet. ... The response was well we have 3-5 business days...

Cypher
agree..ordered only one time... never go back..they never shipped item and after waiting weeks they refunded less than purchase price paid with no explanation!..they ain't worth the hassle when there are honest online vendors one can do business with.
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I tried Camping World online once, and after waiting 10 days for my merchandise, once was enough. I've found many other RV sites that provide excellent service, like Tweetys, PPL Motorhomes, Hanna, RV Upgrade Store, etc - usually the same price or cheaper than CW, and much quicker delivery. And, there's always Amazon Prime.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:01 AM   #5
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We're lucky (in my opinion) to have two Camping World stores that we drive right past occasionally (Calera, AL, when northbound and Robertsdale, AL, when southbound). Good shopping experience when you can grab what you want right off the shelf. If Camping World is able to buy Gander Mountain through bankruptcy court (Chapter 11 efforts still in progress?), it will be interesting to see how much of the Camping World inventory will be available through what will be the new Gander Outdoors stores. We live within 15 miles of a Gander Mountain/Gander Outdoors(?) location.
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How times have changed. In the "old days", when you ordered something by mail order, it was the expectation and the norm that your items would arrive anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months after the order was received. Seems theses days that one to two weeks delivery is too long and the expectation is more in the order of one to four days.
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Seems theses days that one to two weeks delivery is too long and the expectation is more in the order of one to four days.
And even less than that in many cases. Companies who can keep up with the demand for quicker fulfilment will own e-commerce in the future.

One reason why Amazon dominates is that 2 day shipping is the norm. With Prime Now shipping in certain areas, they reduce it to an hour or so.

Lots of the time it's actually quicker for me to buy a prime now item online than it is for me to drive to the local store and pick it up.

I think there will always be a market for the small local retailers whose focus isn't on price or speed, but quality and one to one service. But for other retailers and larger stores, they are in serious trouble if they don't recognize and adapt to the new realities.
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I have replaced several pieces of wooden blocking in trailers we've owned . I clean the backside of the fiberglass with acetone , attatch plywood blocks using Gorilla glue and clamp the blocks in place until the glue sets. Screws will often cause pine boards to split where plywood doesn't..
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