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Old 03-22-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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Gas alarm and battery


my husband and I are new to Rving, we have purchased a used Winnebago ERA in December and had our first vacation over the holidays. We loved it.

However it is winterized and sitting in our driveway, after a while we started hearing the gas alarm, come to find out it is linked to the battery of the coach, once the battery goes down the alarm will sound. We plugged it in to our house electricity.
Is there a way to do keep the alarm quiet or the battery charged up enough to prevent the alarm from going off?
it is a 2010 ERA.
thanks so much for any help we can get

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Old 03-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Better plan is to keep those expensive batteries charged. Letting them drop too far, too often shortens, or even kills their service life.

Also some detectors have shelf lives. There should be a date printed on the back, and replaced per the instructions. A 2010 unit should still be good.

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Old 03-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Three ways in fact though one may not work well in the north.

1: Many RV's have good 3 stage converters, If yours is one of 'em. plug in, IF on the other hand it's old enough to have a magnetek 3600 that might not be the best idea.. Plug in one day a week only.

2: Disconnect.. Usually just inside the door (Step well if you have it) is a battery disconnect switch... USUALLY is the key word, can be on dash, over head, anywhere.. This greatly reduces battery drain (A couple things remain connected) it will likely TURN OFF the explosive gas alarm.

3: Solar charger.. Does not work well if shaded or snow covered though .
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #4
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Battery disconnect off, inverter off, and if you are constantly hooked up to the house while it sits, I'd invest in a battery tender. Easier on the battery. I plug my rv in for charging for only a few hours if it sits more than two weeks (perish the thought). Usually do the charging when I exercise the generator every two weeks. My lp/co alarm is about two years beyond the suggested replacement date, but is working fine. Happy camping.
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