Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Magumba's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the Road
Posts: 452
Thanks for all the help I thought the detector was more discriminating. In our motor home the propane detector is located across the isle from the refrigerator.

For most of this summer the refrigerator has been having a hard time keeping up. The other day the cooling unit failed! We came home to a bad ammonia smell and the propane detector beeping it's heart out.

I had to disconnect the detector.
It's hot as heck here in Pennsylvania, stay cool.
__________________

__________________
2003 Itasca Suncruiser 38G
1998 Jeep Cherokee. Ready Brute Elite tow bar and brake. Tow Mate wireless light bar.
Magumba is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,169
Blog Entries: 21
Once yo smell ammonia, the cooling unit is history. You can go with the Amish cooling unit and keep the cabinet or put in a whole new refrigerator.

Ken
__________________

__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 12:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Magumba's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the Road
Posts: 452
We replaced the detector last week and not had single activation since. We could not find a CCI Controls detector so had to modify the mounting hole. CCI is OOB.
Thanks for your help.
__________________
2003 Itasca Suncruiser 38G
1998 Jeep Cherokee. Ready Brute Elite tow bar and brake. Tow Mate wireless light bar.
Magumba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 03:03 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9
We had the problem as described earlier - propane alarm started screaming around 1 am and every hour or so thereafter. We could not smell any propane but in the morning we called a mobile rv technician to come out and diagnose our problem. It turned out that the dealer filled (and probably over-filled) our propane tank in cold weather and when we got to hotter temperatues, the pressure gauge released small amounts of propane that was detected by our alarm. The technician ran our propane stove for 10 minutes or so to get it to the correct pressure and then did a leak test. No leak and no faulty propane alarm so far.
__________________
Al & Mary Martin
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E
Bigsagal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 03:37 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Easyrider's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by mga60tw View Post
I had one do the same thing. Read it somewhere (I think in the paperwork) but they need to be replaced every 5 or 6 years.
Yep, 5 years for ours, it actually lasted for 10 years before it started waking us up in the middle of the night.
__________________
Steve & Nancy
2005 Itasca Sunrise 33', W20 Chassis, Ultrapower, Henderson Trac Bar
2012 Chevy Captiva Sport AWD, ReadyBrute Elite Tow Bar, Blue Ox Base Plate, Protect-A-Tow
Easyrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 05:44 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnnyd111 View Post
Low voltage
This is what I am betting. Mine goes off when I unplug the batteries.
__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2016, 05:44 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
ladagobago's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DW Driver -Winter Englewood FL, Summer Willingboro NJ
Posts: 1,227
Blog Entries: 11
If you have had a propane leak you might want to replace you CO detector too. Propane contains acetylene and it is a large contributor to CO element contamination also same for ammonia. Se my blog entry.
__________________
La Dagobago
99 36 FL Winne Chieftain 5.9 ISB Turbo Cummins DP, 24' box with 1972 V12 XKE Jag and HD Sporty Hobby of 1970's Suzuki dirt bike restoration. Visit my blog.
ladagobago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 03:02 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Magumba's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the Road
Posts: 452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsagal View Post
We had the problem as described earlier - propane alarm started screaming around 1 am and every hour or so thereafter. We could not smell any propane but in the morning we called a mobile rv technician to come out and diagnose our problem. It turned out that the dealer filled (and probably over-filled) our propane tank in cold weather and when we got to hotter temperatues, the pressure gauge released small amounts of propane that was detected by our alarm. The technician ran our propane stove for 10 minutes or so to get it to the correct pressure and then did a leak test. No leak and no faulty propane alarm so far.
I'm glad you found the propane problem and got it corrected that could get nasty if you let it go thinking the detector was bad. It's always good to have an expert look over our shoulders.
__________________
2003 Itasca Suncruiser 38G
1998 Jeep Cherokee. Ready Brute Elite tow bar and brake. Tow Mate wireless light bar.
Magumba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 05:43 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 11,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsagal View Post
We had the problem as described earlier - propane alarm started screaming around 1 am and every hour or so thereafter. We could not smell any propane but in the morning we called a mobile rv technician to come out and diagnose our problem. It turned out that the dealer filled (and probably over-filled) our propane tank in cold weather and when we got to hotter temperatues, the pressure gauge released small amounts of propane that was detected by our alarm. The technician ran our propane stove for 10 minutes or so to get it to the correct pressure and then did a leak test. No leak and no faulty propane alarm so far.
The propane tank relief valve is on the tank and should have leaked out during the heat of the day, not during the cooler nights.

Along with that, propane is heavier then air and should have fell to the ground and drifted away from your rig, not up into the living spaces.

It just doesn't add up to me. Had you just arrived and plugged in, with low batteries ?

When batteries are charging they create hydrogen gas.

Hydrogen gas is lighter then air and can drift up into the living area, especially in the calm of the night, setting off the gas alarm.

Just opening and closing the doors, the next morning, would have cleared it.

Just my thoughts.
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 05:52 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 5,028
Someone revived a 5 year old thread .
but good reminder about the sophisticated timers on these detectors where they ALWAYS fail in the middle of the night

ours was from batteries over charging right under the rear bath detector and it must have been marginal anyway so got this one from Amazon and so two wires and 10 minutes was able to sleep through the night !
__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 04:33 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
ladagobago's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DW Driver -Winter Englewood FL, Summer Willingboro NJ
Posts: 1,227
Blog Entries: 11
Twin Boat is exactly right.
__________________
La Dagobago
99 36 FL Winne Chieftain 5.9 ISB Turbo Cummins DP, 24' box with 1972 V12 XKE Jag and HD Sporty Hobby of 1970's Suzuki dirt bike restoration. Visit my blog.
ladagobago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 217
Mine was giving me false alarms. I turned off the propane and I still got the alarm at random times. I just replaced it about a month ago and no alarms.
__________________

TCHB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
propane



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is Propane a more Economical Heating Source than Electricity. RJay Full-Timers 28 12-03-2010 06:53 PM
Propane Issues maybe contamination??? shastaron MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 02-10-2009 06:52 PM
New version Propane Campfire-in-a-Can Joe-K Gear and Product Discussions 25 05-18-2008 08:53 PM
Propane too 'rich' @ hot water heater glfprncs MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 02-27-2007 09:06 AM
Propane Leak Detector - Lesson Learned LK23 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 02-21-2006 06:49 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.