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Old 12-23-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Propane gas detector in winnebago

Anyone know if a 2015 Winnebago vista have a propane gas detector. The current brochure says it does but not sure about a 2015. Also, where is it?
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The RVIA (The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association) requires them in all RVs. They are usually mounted down low, below knee level, where LP gas would accumulate. (LP gas is 1.5 times denser than air, Natural gas is lighter than air)
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Anyone know if a 2015 Winnebago vista have a propane gas detector. The current brochure says it does but not sure about a 2015. Also, where is it?
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Why not call contact Winnebago and ask?
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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if it has a propane tank it has a detector
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DITO: RVIA requires one.
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Yes my 2015 Vista has the standard 12 volt DC powered propane detector mounted near the floor on the end of the sink cabinet compartment. So far as I know Winnebago uses the same one in every new coach they manufacture. They are required to get the RVIA certification.
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I'll bet it's below the refrigerator.
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DITO: RVIA requires one.
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Any idea when that became a RVIA requirement?

As built by SMC, (Safari Motor Coach), on Jan. 6, 1996, my coach had no LP detector, (but it did have a smoke detector and a CO detector).
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RVIA made the requirement of an LP detector effective Sept. 1996. As of Nov. 2004 Underwriter Labs required that LP detectors should NOT have an on/off switch, a feature many had but were unsafe because they didn't automatically reset to ON after a period of time. All LP detectors have a lifetime limit of 5 years, there are millions of RVs with expired units and millions made before Sept. 1996 that weren't originally equipped with any at all.
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RVIA made the requirement of an LP detector effective Sept. 1996. As of Nov. 2004 Underwriter Labs required that LP detectors should NOT have an on/off switch, a feature many had but were unsafe because they didn't automatically reset to ON after a period of time. All LP detectors have a lifetime limit of 5 years, there are millions of RVs with expired units and millions made before Sept. 1996 that weren't originally equipped with any at all.
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