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Old 04-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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First outing and some issues

Picked up our 2005 Itasca Suncruiser for our first outing on Saturday. We left the dealer for a 20 mile ride to our selected campground and were about 3 miles away from our destination when our first issue popped. The good old check engine light came on. I could not detect any change in performance from when I left the dealer but after only 15 miles, I can't say I "know" the engine sounds or feel. I currently do not know what the error code is. I do not own a scan tool yet so have no direction on this point. As an additional twist, this motor home also has the Banks power system installed.
I am contacting the dealer on Monday to pursue this issue.

The 2nd and more concerning issue was when the LP Leak detector went off at 1:45 in the morning. We opened windows and doors right away but never smelled any hint of LP gas. I did a quick check the next day with soapy water on all the gas fittings I could find but did not see any evidence of a leak. The delivery documents say the entire LP gas system was leaked tested before delivery so this issues will also be discussed with the dealer.

Do the LP gas leak detectors need to be replaced after a certain time frame? I know some people recommend changing smoke detectors after so many years and I am sure this alarm sensor is the original.

But, despite these issues, we had a great weekend and look forward to many more.

Thanks for any comments or feedback.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Your check engine light will probably be best checked by either a Chevy or Ford dealer depending on which you have but since it is a recent purchase, I would see the selling dealer first. Any aerosol spray sets our propane sensor off, it even did it once in the middle of the night like yours and I never found a leak either. I blamed it on something the DW sprayed earlier that settled to the floor during the night when everything got still.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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I've heard stories of dog farts setting them off.

Is it also a C02 detector?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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low battery will set off LP moniter
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There have been some issues with the Banks system and check engine lights. You need to get the code(s) and contact Banks.

LP detectors do go bad. It is also easily set off by various types of sprays.


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I put a new memory foam mattress topper on my bed and shortly after that my gas detector went off. The fumes from the topper was enough to trigger it. It is probably a good thing they are that sensitive. A few hours later it acted normally again.
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Bottle of wine slipped from holder and cracked, leaking and setting off CO2 alarm for about three minutes.

The good news, filtered the remaining wine through a coffee filter...saved 2/3rds of the bottle
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A buddy of dropped 1.5 liter bottle of Knob Creek and set of propane alarm for the next 5 hr drive. It was fun reset 10 minutes later goes off again reset, well you get the picture for 5 hrs.
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Originally Posted by dsbear
A buddy of dropped 1.5 liter bottle of Knob Creek and set of propane alarm for the next 5 hr drive. It was fun reset 10 minutes later goes off again reset, well you get the picture for 5 hrs.
And let that be a lesson to him. Knob Creek - come on. On another thread someone was protecting a wine glass in a beer coozy. By comparison - one should have a fur lined safe for Knob Creek.
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Once set off the LP detecter will set off easier the next time. We had our carpets steam cleaned and the cleaner started to set of the LP detecter. We aired out our coach and I took the LP detecter out and let fresh air flow through it for a good day (just over 24 hours). Re-attached and have not had an issue since. Hope this helps.
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Thanks all. I will get the code and probably replace the LP leak detector
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