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Old 09-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #15
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well the lights are all on and the stairs come in and out without the gennie or plugged in. is the leak detector inside the lp compartment?
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So mobile RV guy coming out tomorrow, I did notice that the co2 detector isn't working either..it works when the RV is plugged into shore power..now maybe this is why no propane appliances are working..but why is this little detector not running off 12 volt?
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Need to check the make and model of your CO/LP gas detector. Some CCI models (and there may be other vendors) can control a solenoid valve that isolates the LP system near the tank if an alarm or on loss of power to the unit. Unit is 12VDC and is fused near the detector or valve. Sounds like your detector gets power from the converter and is isolated from the 12VDC battery system. Could be a broken wire or bad connection from the battery side. These units typical operated on 8VDC to 14+VDC. A corroded connection could lower the voltage enough to fool the detector into thinking there has been a loss of power. Checking for just voltage at the detector may be a false indication if no load is present. JM2...
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #18
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So mobile RV guy coming out tomorrow, I did notice that the co2 detector isn't working either..it works when the RV is plugged into shore power..now maybe this is why no propane appliances are working..but why is this little detector not running off 12 volt?


Hey, O.P. Beaudrya!

Did the RV guy come out yesterday and figure out what's going on?? I'm really curious to know what the problem was....
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The LP detector is inside the coach, usually in the galley and low down, near the floor (LP gas is heavier than air). If the detector has no power, you get no LP. The question is, why does this happen only when you have no shore power?
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OP, Have you done the check I suggested sbove? JM2...
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It's obviously electrical and would almost seem like your missing a fuse somewhere. Your solenoids need power to stay open and are closing when you remove power. I can only suggest you look harder for fuses that might be blown. Have you tested the fuses with a continuity tester. One may appear to look good, but still be blown. Good luck.
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That is strange. Shore/Generator powers the converter, converter supplies 12 volts to batteries, batteries supply 12 volts to LP detector. Check to make sure you have ~13.2 volts to the batteries when on shore/gen and the converter is on. It sure sounds like the batteries are not supplying power to the detector.
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Sorry took so long to get back on here, so RV guy came out and there was another breaker under the floor? Not sure what the big cover is called in a class A that sits between driver and passenger..it was a tripped breaker, we still don't know what made it trip, but we now know how to reset it..we just got back from the high sierras yesterday and it only tripped once on our trip. This was when we turned off the genny the auto indicated on the fridge didn't light up for LP, and hubby reset breaker and all was well.
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Breakers get old over time and can trip for no reason. If you can't find any other reason, replace it.
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Is your LP Detector on and working may control the shut off valve for the LP tank.
The detector would have a fuse and possibly a switch for winter shut down.
The detector may have A BLINKING LED to indicate its on.
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