Originally Posted by Jayco 228
Picked up and installed a new detector and all seems fine now. I am really hoping it was just a faulty detector and not a problem with my converter. Heading out the next two weekends, really hoping for trouble free trips for a change.
Have you tested the 12 volt system voltage while connected to 120 volt shore power as was suggested earlier? As was said, you should see around 13.5 VDC, or at least around 13 VDC while your trailer built in 120 volt AC powered 12 volt power supply/charger feeds the system.
The propane detector is powered by 12 VDC. All modern propane detectors have a low voltage monitor which will cause the detector to chirp when the battery/system power is low. When we picked up our 2001 23b the propane detector was chirping. To their credit, the dealer replaced the detector saying that they didn't want to take any chances. Since that time I needed to replace the battery because tests indicated that it was beyond any useful life. (Maybe the propane detector was cheaper for them than replacing the battery???) I think that our propane detector was fine and the battery low voltage was the real problem.
Anyway, turn on all your interior lights, get a meter, and check the actual voltage on your 12 volt DC system before you get stuck with a problem at a campsite. vic