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Old 04-12-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide Detector

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Were 1 month in to our '12 interstate. We recently had the carbon monoxide detector replaced by our San Diego Airstream dealer. I don't know if others have had this issue but now the defector (presumably new) is going off.. Does anyone have any tips on checking if we have a good/bad detector or if I actually have carbon monoxide in the van?

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:16 PM   #2
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We had similar issue at same dealership. Sending you private message.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:26 PM   #3
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Presumably you were not using anything that produced CO prior to it going off? The water heater (on gas), furnace and the generator all exhaust to the driver's side, so when using any of them, you should keep windows on that side closed.


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Old 04-12-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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We had the same problem with our CO detector about 6 months in.... Tech at the dealer said this was not an uncommon issue with this wired detector. I opted to replace it with the battery-operated one (same Model detector and base, just not wired in variety). Problem solved. Except that for it to be done under warranty, I would have to simply replace it with another wired-in detector (that may have the same problem). Small price to pay for getting rid of a sporadic problem.
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Tech at the dealer said this was not an uncommon issue with this wired detector. I opted to replace it with the battery-operated one (same Model detector and base, just not wired in variety).
Another difference between model years for the Interstate. My 2012 came with a wired LPG detector, but a battery-operated smoke/CO detector. Since you have a 2013, that is probably the first model year to come with a wired CO detector.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:49 PM   #6
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Weird, but, in our 2013, the CO2 is battery operated only. When we had our beeping issue, I contacted AS in Jackson Center to clarify this, because upon removal of the detector, ours had wires that were dangling but not connected. Jackson Center told us that in our model they were battery operated only, and that the wired should not be connected to anything. They looked it up by VIN number to be sure.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #7
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I had the wired CO detector replaced under warranty in our 2013 model after about 9 months. If you check the owners manual for the detector there should be a test procedure to determine if sensor is bad. Both CO and smoke detector do fail. I even had one in our new townhouse go bad after 2 years of use. Manufacturer replaced it free of charge.


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Old 04-13-2015, 05:10 PM   #8
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Most, if not all, smoke detectors need to be replaced after ten years due to the half-life of the radioactive element used in the sensor.
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02interstate and weirdstuff-----Suggest you check out Ricks Trailers in San Clemente, I have had very positive relationship with Tom and his wife and their very knowledgeable techs.
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02interstate and weirdstuff-----Suggest you check out Ricks Trailers in San Clemente, I have had very positive relationship with Tom and his wife and their very knowledgeable techs.
Can he do warranty work?

Appreciate the referral. Good to know about an alternative.
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Weirdstuff---I do not know, they do not sell RVs or trailers, but they have serviced and repaired a lot of units others would or could not. Call and speak to Tom and say the Doc with an Interstate suggested you call. Forgot, he is one of the HONEST guys and does everything he can to help.
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Just had our 2013 AI warranty work done at Jackson Center. One of the problems was the hard-wired CO detector that beeped even with a new battery. The fix was to replace it with the current-production battery-only CO detector. So far so good.
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Mine got changed 3 times and I hope it's gone be good now.
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On a small almost unnoticeable label in the detector on my 2013 I found a warning that the 12V line must be disconnected before removing/changing the battery. No CO or Smoke detector problems since discovering that bit of information. Wish I had noticed it three detectors ago!
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