Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
Senior Member
VicS1950's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by Jayco 228 View Post
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

Double Secret Probation
VicS1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
Senior Member
Jayco 228's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 267
Converter and Propane Detector problems

Thanks Vic. No I haven't. But the battery meter is still reading full after two weeks. I do have a disconnect on the battery, and it's not even a year old. I know that doesn't matter always but I am ruling it out for now. I will check it before the weekend just to be sure. Thanks.

2012 Toyota 4-Runner SR5
2012 Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite 228

Jayco 228 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.