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Old 05-15-2022, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question 2012 Keystone 281 BHS

Hi everyone! new here and new to camping with something bigger than an Army tent or old pop-up.

We purchased a 2012 Keystone 281 BHS in great condition.
I had to replace the propane leak detector. Tried one that needed wiring, but the wires coming from the wall were too short and I couldnt get a new one connected, so just capped everything and tucked it back in the wall and got a plug-in type one instead.

NOW - the overhead lights on the slide-out portion don't work. (but the outlets, microwave, etc. all still work). I do NOT know if this is connected or not (have to think it is as they were fine before).

Any suggestions??? (I am not sure what wire goes where - and what to do w/ them now that I had to remove the old detector)

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Old 05-18-2022, 09:38 AM   #2
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By plug-in detector, do you mean a 120 volt AC unit?

Your old one was likely a 12 volt DC unit that would have been working all the time.

With a 120 volt AC unit, you will only be protected while hooked to shore power or when using a genset.

Your lights are likely all 12 volt, and you may have disconnected the power supply to them when you were working on your detector.
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Thank you!!! Going to attack it right now actually 😃
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it totally worked! just had to connect the correct 2 wires together (x2) and they kicked right on. Thanks so much
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Old 05-19-2022, 08:54 AM   #5
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it totally worked! just had to connect the correct 2 wires together (x2) and they kicked right on. Thanks so much
You are welcome. That's what this forum is all about, people helping others. Take a look at the unanswered posts once in a while. You may be able to help someone else in the future.

Now about that propane sensor, did you find a 12 volt one?
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Not yet. Have the plug In one. However, we keep the camper plugged in 365.
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