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Old 03-14-2017, 03:57 PM   #21
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Thanks for all your help.I think allot thought the s/alarm combo was Kidde [not].Anyways this may help,the next frustrated camper.My trailer has a 1st alert combo.To change the batteries,you don't have to unmount it from the wall.Next to the test sensor button.Is a convex shaped dent in the side.Well it slides out,as apposed to,flipping up.Therefore no dismantle of your wall.pull out like you would opening a drawer.happy camping..
No, you don't have to unmount from the wall, but SO... much easier since it is only a twist to undo and redo. Like I said, just pull OUT. Glad you solved it. BTW... if you travel in dusty climates, expect to replace in about 4 years. I had to replace this year as the beeping was not battery related. Blowing out did not clear the beep. Just an FYI
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:06 PM   #22
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I replaced mine with one for kitchens. Has a hush button that shuts it down for 10 minutes.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #23
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Day 15, Smoke/CO Detector going off at Night

So day 15 in Wild Thing and the shake-down continues. Last night the Smoke/CO detector started going off. I'm at a campground with shore power. Nothing on but the refrigerator on a/c. Water heater not turned on, I was not cooking (alarm started at midnight), furnace was not on, it was raining outside and had been all day so the windows and vents were closed. It screamed 6 times then quit. I got up, checked around for any evidence of smoke, aired out the trailer, waited and when it did not come back on, went back to sleep. The process repeated at 3 AM, 6 AM, and again at 9 am. The rain had stopped by then so I opened up all the windows and vents and ran Maxx Fan to pull air out for a couple of hours. The only other thing I could think of to do was change the batteries in the detector. So far these action seems to have resolved the issue. I've had no alarms in the last 5 hours. Hopefully it will be a quiet night tonight...
I experienced the propane alarm on day 5 when I failed to run the range hood fan when cooking but that was easily resolved by running the fan. That alarm only came on once and the issue was gone after taking corrective action. This alarm was a bit more baffling. I'm still not sure what was setting it off. Any ideas? There was someone burning stuff on the other side of the park this morning, but no one close to me. Perhaps the smoke drifted? I think low batteries should give a "chirp", not the alarm like I had. Any advice appreciated so I can sleep tonight!
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:47 PM   #24
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Where is it located in your trailer?

1. Verify if it is a real propane issue. Turn off the gas in the front hatch and see if the alarm returns. Turn it back on and try again.

For now I'd make sure to leave a window and the roof vent cracked if it rains. Can't say I've ever had mine completely closed up when we're in it.
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It's located near the ceiling on the bathroom wall facing the front. It's not the propane detector that was going off, its the smoke detector/Carbon Monoxide detector. There are 2 indicator lights, one for CO and one for Smoke. The indicator for smoke was lit, not the CO indicator. The propane detector is located near the floor by the dinette and it was quiet last night.

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Old 10-07-2017, 03:27 PM   #26
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For some reason I keep thinking folks are talking about the propane, my bad. I was never very good in English class.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:08 PM   #28
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For some reason I keep thinking folks are talking about the propane, my bad. I was never very good in English class.
It is a bit confusing but I'm getting a crash course! All still quiet and the rain has stopped. I'll keep windows open tonight as you advised. Thanks!

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Old 10-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #29
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It could have been the batteries Sarah. Hopefully since you changed them it wont happen again. As for the propane detector going off, other than propane they can also be triggered by the offgassing of batteries as they charge - provided the gas isn't properly vented to the outside.
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I have found that the smoke detector can be sensitive to high humidity levels in the trailer. I would vent with the Max fan and if problem continues let Reace know about it. He replaced our smoke detector when we had similar issues in our first year of ownership.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:11 PM   #31
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It could have been the batteries Sarah. Hopefully since you changed them it wont happen again. As for the propane detector going off, other than propane they can also be triggered by the offgassing of batteries as they charge - provided the gas isn't properly vented to the outside.
Thanks, I'll check the battery vent too. Still quiet...

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #32
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I have found that the smoke detector can be sensitive to high humidity levels in the trailer. I would vent with the Max fan and if problem continues let Reace know about it. He replaced our smoke detector when we had similar issues in our first year of ownership.
Thank you Dave. It was very humid so I'll consider that avenue if it happens again. Still quiet since I changed the batteries. Fingers crossed.

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #33
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Last year at about this time the CO portion of my smoke / CO alarm went off, signifying a CO problem with four rapid beeps. The series of beeps happened only once; it didn't repeat. I changed out the batteries and had no further problems until recently. Two weeks ago it happened again-- one series of four beeps, and again I swapped out the batteries. This seemed to stop it again.

Alarms from the CO and propane alarms make me quite nervous. About twenty years ago a childhood friend of mine and his girlfriend went to sleep in a house heated by an apparently faulty propane heater. They never woke up. So don't disregard the alarms; try to make sure you know what is causing them.
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