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Old 02-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #31
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I have a question is the sensor in the center between the propane tanks and is glass with red, yellow or green showing if so mind has no date or wires conecting to it. It just has a sticker on top of the glass that says do not remove glass. What am I missing here?
What your looking at is the how full is your propane tank sensor... the other is inside your RV.. at floor level.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #32
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I went to my dealer this morning with my old CO/LPG detector in hand. I asked them about warranty since the life of mine was less than my 2 year Jayco warranty. I purchased my Designer 17 months ago. They said that Jayco considered the detectors consumable items and wouldn't warranty them. Time for a different approach:

The front of the unit clearly says replace in Dec 2011. The owner's manual for this detector clearly says the sensor is good for 5 years. The back of the unit shows a manufacture date of 7-30-2009. Let's see now, that looks like 29 months to me. So I'm not even getting the 5 years specified in the owner's manual?

The dealer had this deer in the headlights look and then, after a short pause, said "It looks defective to me" and handed me a new one off of the shelf.

This is the picture of my new one. They seem to have changed the replace information on the front with "60 months" vs a specified month date.

I guess I'm lucky or just have a great dealer or a bit of both.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #33
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I think you have a great dealer. Hang on to him.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #34
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I went to my dealer this morning with my old CO/LPG detector in hand. I asked them about warranty since the life of mine was less than my 2 year Jayco warranty. I purchased my Designer 17 months ago. They said that Jayco considered the detectors consumable items and wouldn't warranty them. Time for a different approach:

The front of the unit clearly says replace in Dec 2011. The owner's manual for this detector clearly says the sensor is good for 5 years. The back of the unit shows a manufacture date of 7-30-2009. Let's see now, that looks like 29 months to me. So I'm not even getting the 5 years specified in the owner's manual?

The dealer had this deer in the headlights look and then, after a short pause, said "It looks defective to me" and handed me a new one off of the shelf.

This is the picture of my new one. They seem to have changed the replace information on the front with "60 months" vs a specified month date.

I guess I'm lucky or just have a great dealer or a bit of both.

Just talked to MTI after being given the heave-ho from Jayco. According to the lady who answered the phone, a technical bulletin came out on this and she sent it to me. She said to ignore the Dec 2011 date and go with 5 years from date of purchase. BTW, she also said the unit has a 10-year shelf life.

Here's the content of the technical bulletin:
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #35
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Just talked to MTI after being given the heave-ho from Jayco. According to the lady who answered the phone, a technical bulletin came out on this and she sent it to me. She said to ignore the Dec 2011 date and go with 5 years from date of purchase. BTW, she also said the unit has a 10-year shelf life.

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Good job tracking down some answers Mike! We`ll have to make you our go-to, get it done guy when we have a technical issue! What was the Jayco response?


On edit, I just read your other post with the Jayco response.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #36
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Good job tracking down some answers Mike! We`ll have to make you our go-to, get it done guy when we have a technical issue! What was the Jayco response?

This is what they told me via email...

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"I understand the detectors do have a shelf life but I want to say that is based on constant use, if you call 800.383.0269 which is for MTI Industries they would be able to tell you for sure. I think they have to be replaced when they reach 5 years of age but MTI would be able to give you that information for sure."
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That is good information, but I'm sure not going to go get my old one back. I'm glad I made my case with my dealer before I read your info from MTI or I wouldn't have been so sure that I had a case.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #38
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That is good information, but I'm sure not going to go get my old one back. I'm glad I made my case with my dealer before I read your info from MTI or I wouldn't have been so sure that I had a case.
If my trailer were still under warranty, I would have made a real pest of myself with the dealer but it isn't and so I do the best I can.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:35 AM   #39
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So ... It is nice that there is clarification from the company , but can they explain why some were marked less than 5 years. Could they just as easily last more than 5 years if the green light is on? Common sense tells me to just replace it in 5 years and be done with it. Part of owning a trailer.
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So ... It is nice that there is clarification from the company , but can they explain why some were marked less than 5 years. Could they just as easily last more than 5 years if the green light is on? Common sense tells me to just replace it in 5 years and be done with it. Part of owning a trailer.
I had one fail on a previous trailer. It stays in alarm when it fails and intermittently alarms when thinking about failing. I will likely just let it tell me when it needs replacing. I have one in my home that is still working after 10+ years.
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