Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Entegra Owner's Forum
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 02-20-2018, 06:26 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Johnontheroad's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Off the road after 14 years full timing
Posts: 1,100
Learned something new today

Im grilling some toast for DW and myself. The entry door is closed and the security alarm is still on. A moment of inattention and I burn the toast. The smoke alarm goes off, and so does my house alarm. I had no idea the smoke alarm was wired into my security system.

Not much fun at 6AM. Good thing were moving today...
__________________
2015 Entegra Aspire 44B (SOLD) https://my15aspire.wordpress.com/
2017 GMC Acadia Denali, M&G braking, Blue Ox
Full-timing 2008 - 2021.
Johnontheroad 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 02-20-2018, 06:46 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Cruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 5,430
Actually, they are not connected. At least not directly. Your alarm system has a pair of glass breakage sensors. One is in the copilot's side console and the other back in the bedroom. They trip the alarm if they hear glass breaking. The sound of breaking glass has a certain frequency that is fairly high and this is what the sensor listens for. Unfortunately, if you have small dog or a cat with a collar that has small rabies or license tags on they can also trigger the alarm. Fortunately these sensors are adjustable and have rheostats mounted in the bathroom cabinet or inside the side console so that you can dial them down. Some smoke alarms can also make those high frequency sounds so I would consider dialing them down before you burn your next toast.
__________________
Mark & Leann Quasius
2016 Cornerstone 45A
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Cruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 07:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Johnontheroad's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Off the road after 14 years full timing
Posts: 1,100
Thanks. I wont turn them down but just tell the DW that only experience chefs can grill toast.
__________________
2015 Entegra Aspire 44B (SOLD) https://my15aspire.wordpress.com/
2017 GMC Acadia Denali, M&G braking, Blue Ox
Full-timing 2008 - 2021.
Johnontheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 147
A similar scenario happen to us. The lesson I learned is that the smoke/co detector has a 5 year life span. It says right on the front of it "Replace after 5yrs". Ours started to just go off for no apparent reason and it would set off the house alarm when it did. Installed a replacement and all is well.
__________________
Gary, Sue and Garrett Redman
2011 "Classic" Aspire 42RBQ
2016 RAM 1500 Longhorn 4X4
GRedman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Gary.Jones's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 10,516
Blog Entries: 1
Putting silverware into the silverware drawer noisily is also enough to set off the glass break alarm.

Gary
__________________
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, Imperial, Spartan K3,
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5FI
Gary.Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 05:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
757driver's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Posts: 4,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary.Jones View Post
Putting silverware into the silverware drawer noisily is also enough to set off the glass break alarm.

Gary
I wont ask how you know that.
__________________
Don & Gerri
2014 Entegra Anthem 44B
2014 Honda CRV Touring

1300W Solar, 1200AH LiFePO4 FMCA F443497
757driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 06:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Gary.Jones's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 10,516
Blog Entries: 1
.....intelligent/perceptive man....

Gary
__________________
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, Imperial, Spartan K3,
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5FI
Gary.Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 11:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
EVsCoach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 572
Or smash an empty plastic water bottle, like those from Costco, and it too will set off the glass break alarm.
__________________
Jack & Evelyn
2014 Anthem DLQ
Living the Good Life
EVsCoach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 10:28 AM   #9
Member
 
kwoods's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 59
You can also defeat the glassbreak portion of the alarm system.
__________________
2016 Entegra Aspire 39s, same as a 40p but with a Freightliner Chassis
2016 Sprinter Van, the "garage"
Wendy, Kent and three cats.
kwoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 04:13 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Dugcheck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 20
Alarm

Quote:
Originally Posted by GRedman View Post
A similar scenario happen to us. The lesson I learned is that the smoke/co detector has a 5 year life span. It says right on the front of it "Replace after 5yrs". Ours started to just go off for no apparent reason and it would set off the house alarm when it did. Installed a replacement and all is well.
Hmmmmm our co detector just started going off randomly a couple of months ago. Twice over the last month when we went to the storage building to get the coach, the outside alarm was beeping and the co detector was beeping.
__________________
Doug & Lee Ann in Tx
2014 Anthem 42 RBQ
2012 Chevy Avalanche
Dugcheck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 04:28 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
brobox's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW FL
Posts: 28,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dugcheck View Post
Hmmmmm our co detector just started going off randomly a couple of months ago. Twice over the last month when we went to the storage building to get the coach, the outside alarm was beeping and the co detector was beeping.
I am on my 3rd CO detector on my Classic. They don't last long. If yours is original, you did well.
__________________
Chuck in SW FL
Digital 2021 Cornerstone "B"
A "Digital" 2019 Cornerstone "B" Traded
A "Classic" 2014 Anthem 42 RBQ---Sold
brobox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 06:28 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Mwoodofd's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Las Colinas, Texas
Posts: 1,770
My Co\O2 detector was going off in storage, and the pink Anti-freeze that I poured in the half bath toilet and sink p-trap was setting it off. If you winterize, you may want to disconnect it.
__________________
Mark & Debra Wood, Las Colinas, TX.
2013 Entegra Aspire 42RBQ
2013 Thor Challenger 37DT - Sold
2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Mwoodofd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Learned something new today about propane. BigSkyBob iRV2.com General Discussion 33 08-26-2018 03:04 PM
Learned something new today! MSHappyCampers Monaco Owner's Forum 21 09-21-2014 08:13 PM
Learned something new today BethLL Entegra Owner's Forum 13 09-18-2014 11:34 AM
Something New - I learned Today Renipladlo Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 9 11-04-2011 02:00 PM
Learned something new today about MegaTech isolator board bullydogs1 Monaco Owner's Forum 2 07-08-2010 08:42 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.