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Old 07-14-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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LP detector blaring and not responsive at midnight

HOLY JESUS! Fell deep asleep about an hour or so ago and just got woken up by a blaring LP detector in my Jayco 1206. Detector would not mute or reset it just BLARED on and on. Light was yellow indicating replace and not red for alarm. I couldn't shut the thing up so I had to cut the wires.

WTF would cause this. There is NO gas leak. Camper is wide open with all windows open and a nice breeze. I read that they beep when battery is low but I can't imagine it blaring on and on for a low 12v signal. Scared the bejesus out of me. Will replace tomorrow (I assume its bad) and wire in a switch or fuse inline so I can shut it off. Only thing on as far as DC goes is my water pump and fridge
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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They do go bad. I had to replace mine this year too.
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They do go bad. I had to replace mine this year too.
Woke up this morning and I have no lights..etc. fridge must have sucked down the battery and the alarm had to have been blaring because of the low battery. Stupid that it wouldn't mute unless it went bad at the same time. Learning a lot about this camper while camping here
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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Mine went off for the first time in 2 years last week in the middle of the night, I could not find anything that caused it. I cut one wire to silence it and the next day, I spliced it back together. Everything went back to normal.

I will just keep an eye on it.

BTW, priced the one I have on ebay and it runs almost $100.
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Sounds like the LP detector is working fine [ATTACH][/ATTACH]......get that battery charged up quickly, but I fear the damage there is done.

Enjoy the rest of your camping!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Just got new battery and required the detector. It was a dead battery for sure. Wired a toggle switch on the inside if the cabinet so if it ever does that again I can kill it
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"Only thing on as far as DC goes is my water pump and fridge"

Fridge will kill the battery in a few hours on 12v. Only use the 12v option when towing.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #8
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It would be nice to get a DC VOLTMETER installed inside the trailer that has a settable low DC VOLTAGE alarm feature. Then you can set it for maybe 12.0VDC and this might save having to purchase another expensive deep cycle battery.

A good choice might be the $30 VOLTMINDER which has just gone back into production again...


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Woke up this morning and I have no lights..etc. fridge must have sucked down the battery and the alarm had to have been blaring because of the low battery. Stupid that it wouldn't mute unless it went bad at the same time. Learning a lot about this camper while camping here
Yes sir! The fridge will run down the battery in no time at all. As mentioned, the DC setting is for use while traveling and even then only if you have the charge line connected from your tow vehicle. Use the propane setting at camp. It actually works the most efficiently of all the settings and uses very little propane.
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