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Old 05-17-2011, 10:04 PM   #15
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Thanks for the information Jim. I'm on their site now. Wow, they have a huge selection.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:35 PM   #16
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PPL... Has them and at a fare Price!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:26 AM   #17
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Our you sure it is the lp detector? I thoughtmine was bad also and cut the wires. Did not solve the problem as it was the co detector on the ceiling above that had a low battery. Explain that to the dealer as he says they have seen customers do that before. We had a good laugh! jim
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:58 PM   #18
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Oh yes, absoluuuutely the lp detector!

We are TRYING to get the dealer to replace the unit (we bought that dang extended warranty, you know!) since it's been malfunctioning since year one and we just had her three year "birthday"... if that doesn't happen I suppose we will just disconnect until we can replace it ourselves.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:25 PM   #19
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I have been the contrarian on this for a while.

I don't believe that propane detectors in RVs have a significant safety benefit. I've removed mine, and while I was originally going to reinstall it, I have decided against it.

CO and smoke detectors have a clear life safety benefit. There are tragic deaths every year in RVs due to CO poisoning and fire.

Not so with propane leaks.

In yachts propane is much more of a problem because it sinks and there's no place for it to go except the bilge, and the bilge is in many cases an odoriferous place where the warning odor of propane goes unnoticed. In an RV the piping is under the trailer and so most leaks vent outside where they do no harm. In most Airstreams the only place where the propane line comes into an area that is vented to the interior and not to the outside is the range.

And there just isn't any evidence that RVs burn due to propane leaks. They by and large burn due to electrical problems, collisions, people smoking cigarettes in bed, and occasionally, refrigerator failures and arson.

Someone will be along shortly to explain that I'm a hazard to the camping public. Probably someone who doesn't believe in fancy anti-sway hitches or high buck brake controllers. Go figure.
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The Safe T Alert model 41-441WT (surface mount) is also on sale on Amazon, at $52.75 including shipping; does anyone know if these can be turned 45 degrees so that it will fit between the furnace and the edge of the cabinet?

Mine is acting up as well. Must be a conspiracy of the LP detectors.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:34 PM   #21
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Jammer... I agree that propane leaks are not my big concern, that would be smoke or co2! So I really am thinking more and more that a disconnect won't be such a big deal.

Can't propane be smelled anyways - or is that natural gas - that smells like rotten eggs?
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Can't propane be smelled anyways - or is that natural gas - that smells like rotten eggs?
Yes... just like a racoon
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No propane detector? What if it leaked and pooled near the floor of your trailer, and the igniter to your furnace, or fridge, lit it off in the middle of the night.
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Well, wadddayouknow: dealer replaced the LP detector under warranty! So let's so how the new one works ---

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