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Old 02-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Periodic Replacement of CO/LP Sensor

Has anyone replaced the CO/LP sensor in their TT yet? It looks like a very easy job... two wires, two screws. While camping this week, I noticed the green light seeming to be more yellow so I started looking closer. Sure enough, printed right on the front panel was a warning: "Replace by Dec 2011". So it looks like I'm a month late already.

Anyway, I haven't seen this discussed much before so I thought I'd ask if the rest of you do this regularly.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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The CO/LP sensor on a 2010 has a 2011 expiration? I never looked at mine that close. If that`s the case you would have to replace every two yrs or so, unless that unit had sat on a shelf for some years, which is doubtful.
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The CO/LP sensor on a 2010 has a 2011 expiration? I never looked at mine that close. If that`s the case you would have to replace every two yrs or so, unless that unit had sat on a shelf for some years, which is doubtful.
I know I read somewhere that you should replace it every 2 years but I can't find it for the life of me. However, right on the front of my unit, it says to replace no later than Dec 2011. That's why I asked in the first place.
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I`ll take a look at mine tomorrow. That could be quite an expense to have to replace it every 2 yrs. I think with smoke detectors its every 5 yrs but few people ever do it.
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I`ll take a look at mine tomorrow. That could be quite an expense to have to replace it every 2 yrs. I think with smoke detectors its every 5 yrs but few people ever do it.
Here's the weird thing... I was just looking at the manual for my unit and it says it has a life span of 5 years. I'm going to email the company and see if I can get some explanation for why printed on the front it says to replace it by....
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OK, you peaked my curiosity so I went out to the trailer which is plugged in. The light is green on the sensor, but sure enough it says "replace by Dec 2011" I never saw that before, and am also intrigued as well as somewhat miffed as to why they only last 2 years.
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OK, you peaked my curiosity so I went out to the trailer which is plugged in. The light is green on the sensor, but sure enough it says "replace by Dec 2011" I never saw that before, and am also intrigued as well as somewhat miffed as to why they only last 2 years.
Well, at least I feel better and not like I am the only one in the Twilight Zone! I sent an email off to Jayco to get some clarification... stay tuned.
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If it only lasts 1 year, it should be a warranty item.
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Good catch
Hmm. Cheap model for the trailer manufacturer to install so they can say its in the system but shortly thereafter the customer is on the hook for it. I hope not. If they replace it under warranty I hope they put in a 5 year model.
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If it only lasts 1 year, it should be a warranty item.
In my case, it doesn't help... bought this trailer used (but in like new condition)... however, warranty does me no good.
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