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Old 05-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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The generator is by the back bumper of our 28' and runs on gasoline. The detector is OLD..needs replacing. Going to turn the gennie on again this afternoon and look at light strength. When reset with test button it shuts up..we will see what happens. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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OK, never went on with generator running..turned it off and later with nothing on went off a couple of times...guess it is dying. Kinda scary to sleep but guess it is a malfunction.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #17
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I will buy into the need for smoke detectors along with carbon monoxide detectors in RV's. However, after dealing with an LPG detector that when off three times in the wee hours of the morning the first night out, I disabled the damn thing. Having survived 40 years of RVing without one, I decided to take my chances!

Question: are these things mandated by the government?
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #18
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This is what came with with the Atwood Assembly No. 36720 RV Propane Gas Detector I ordered (and the older Atwood ProTechTor that came with my 2012 25'FB EB).

The bracket that came with the one I recieved isn't a perfect fit in the Airstream cutout for the larger, older ProTechTor; but works. Its close to the floor so you can't really tell that the bracket isn't flush with the paneling at the bottom.

Atwood lists the bracket separately as part number 35181 but nobody carries it and Atwood documentation doesn't mention that it is included with part 36720. I'm wondering if it's inclusion is temporary because lots of listings (Amazon and others) don't show the bracket adapter which you will need to retrofit from the older generation to the newer generation sized detector.

My ProTechTor only made it 3 years before it failed.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:20 PM   #19
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I wrote a detailed blog of updating the Atwood LP Detector from the old style to the newer, smaller part. I also took the time to move the detector to cutoff when the storage switch is thrown. Not a difficult mod...

No Excuse For Thinking: Airstream LP Detector Overhaul

see the above link for details
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:53 PM   #20
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Does anyone know where the inline 1 amp fuse is for the LP detector that is hard wired to the batteries in a 2007 19ft. Bambi? I was replacing the old Atwood with a new Atwood LP detector and assume i blew the fuse because with just changing the units and not cross wiring I lost power to the new unit. Everything was working fine but wanted to replace due to safety recommendations. Old unit was 8 years old.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:35 PM   #21
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Does anyone know where the inline 1 amp fuse is for the LP detector that is hard wired to the batteries in a 2007 19ft. Bambi?
Hit the storage switch by the door. Wherever you hear the clunking sound, that is where the battery cutoff solenoid is. Find the inline fuse wired prior to the solenoid is probably the one you are looking for. I would guess its under the bed.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:59 PM   #22
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Thanks Stagr, "great pseudonym by the way"
Lew helped me locate the 1 amp fuse holder in my Bambi under the dinette close to the buss bar. Different colored wire of course than what was at the detector. Thanks for your help. This fuse was mentioned in the owners manual but not its location. Your advice would have located it also however my solenoid is under the dinette.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:50 AM   #23
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Smoke/gas alarm goes off in 1990 Excella

My trailer is sitting idle after a short trip bringing it home yesterday. After sitting all night, the gas indicator and smoke alarm went off. The tanks are turned off and not been used. I did see the switch was "on" on the stove but I did not smell any gas. I don't know where to turn it off but I went back to the furnace thermostat and played with that out of desperation and it seemed to turn off the alarm. Up front at the bottom below the stove unit is a green light that comes on (with just trailer battery running) and says indicator or something like that. Do I press on anything to reset and or stop it? Also the small alarm on the ceiling went off too. They both have stopped now.
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My Atwood "ProTECHtor" Series 2001 LP Gas Detector blinks it's green light just like it should.

It also "tests" ...just like it should.

But using my propane weed-burner and a 20 lb. tank I flooded it with propane and ..... nothing/nope/nada. POINT IS: PUSHING THE TEST BUTTON DOESN'T PROVE MUCH.

Searching Amazon does not show this model available... but Atwood's website describes it as if it's still in production.

Reading this thread pretty well convinces me to buy the more modern Atwood 36720 unit.

Anyone disagree?
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #25
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Since no one disagreed...(heh-heh) ... I ordered the Atwood unit and installed it.

Like others have said, the adaptor plate accompanying the newer unit is smaller than the OEM Series 2001. However it isn't a total loss, as if you throw the old unit away...BUT KEEP THE OLD ADAPTOR... the new adaptor will mount into the old one.
Drilling 4 holes mounts the new unit with the small adaptor plate onto/into the old plate and it ends up looking just fine.
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