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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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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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It seems like a lot of us are in the same boat. Mine says replace by Dec 2011 also.

I bought my Designer 18 months ago so I am still in warranty. A phone call to my dealer will be made first thing Monday morning.

Thanks for the heads up guys.
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My warranty ran out in October. For those still in warranty I`m curious what the Jayco or dealer response will be on this. That sure seems like a short lifespan for a sensor. Like old/new tires that are sometimes put on, I gotta wonder how fresh these sensors were when they were installed. We may have to start a new thread about this, asking everyone to check the expiration date on the sensors as I had not heard of it before Quahog posted this.
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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.
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?
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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?
It is inside the trailer and the purpose is to detect LP gas or Carbon monoxide fumes. Here is a pic of one.



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Some are separate CO and LP sensors... but the one I have is a combination unit like this (mounted near the floor behind the dinette).

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My warranty ran out in October. For those still in warranty I`m curious what the Jayco or dealer response will be on this. That sure seems like a short lifespan for a sensor. Like old/new tires that are sometimes put on, I gotta wonder how fresh these sensors were when they were installed. We may have to start a new thread about this, asking everyone to check the expiration date on the sensors as I had not heard of this before Quahog posted this.
I was looking at the owner's manual on the sensor and it says to replace after 5 years. Strange that ours say "Dec 2011". Makes me really wonder if they had an old batch.

"Replace this SAFE-T-ALERT 35 SERIES CO / GAS propane alarm
within 5 years, of the production date on the back of the alarm."



"IMPORTANT: This unit must be replaced within five years of its
production date. Record the manufacture date in the section,
Owners Replacement Record, in this manual for future use. The
replacement date indicates the date beyond which the device may no
longer detect carbon monoxide, propane or natural gas accurately."
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It is inside the trailer and the purpose is to detect LP gas or Carbon monoxide fumes. Here is a pic of one.



Thank you, I checked mine it says replace June 2015, My TT was built in Sept 2010, It is 2011 model, so it would seem I'm getting the 5 years on mine but everone should check it out.
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Checking for a replacement on the internet if I would have needed one its $100 bucks to replace myself.
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My trailer was built in Sept. 09, so there must have been some old ones they used if the normal service life is 5 years from date of manufacture of the sensor.
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I checked my 2007 Eagle today it has a LP unit without CO. I have a CO unit on the ceiling next to the Smoke Alarm. No replacement date on LP unit, just replace when light is yellow.
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