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Old 07-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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LP gas alarm going off

Anyone ever had a problem with the LP gas alarm going off? I was camping last weekend and even with the propane tanks turned off my gas alarm went off in the middle of the night both nights.

And the alarm is right below my daughters bed, so it scared her pretty badly.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Ours went off 1 night last week also at 2:30 in the morning , no smell of propane and hooked to shore power so low voltage wasn't a issue. The best I can figure or at least I'm hoping that it was the Axe Body Spray my son sprayed after his shower a couple of hrs. earlier. Done some research and found some aerosols could set them off. This happened on the 1st of 6 nights , I wouldn't let him use the Axe spray any more and it didn't happen any other night.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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Do you have pets? If so, don't put your pet food anywhere near the alarm. Especially dog food. I wouldn't even have it in the camper. It emits a gas that will set that alarm off.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:05 AM   #4
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Sometimes they get old and need to be replaced. I believe that they can fail after around 6 years. Some keep working for a longer period.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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Check the "replace by" date on the unit. When my 5'er was new it had an expired detector in it. I guess Jayco was using some old inventory and I'm not blaming Jayco. It is certainly possible that the manufacturer of the detector shipped old stuff to Jayco. Either way, Jayco replaced it under warranty. The replacement had on it, rather than a "replace by" date, a "replace 5 years after putting in service".

Either way, check the unit for a time for it to be replaced. The do get old.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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M I had to replce mine after 2 years, remember it electronics, it can fail when least expected.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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My DW's hair spray will set it off in seconds.
She now runs the bathroom fan before, during and after spraying.
Seems to have solved problem and prevented some agitation!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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I didn't know those had expiry dates on them... I'll have to take a look, but since my trailer is a 1998 I would assume I'm well past the due date.
I do know that raid will set it off, as well as what ever cleaning product my wife uses.
We have a cat, but he doesn't come camping
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Did you leave any old tennis shoes around it, those will set it off too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Yep, my gd set it off two weeks ago by using spray sunscreen in the TT. Any of the aerosol sprays might do it depending on what the propellant is.
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