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Old 05-17-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Stupid LP Detector!

Ok, we've had our trailer for 3 years now and ever since about our third trip out we've had repeated, random LP detector alerts... it's been checked, rechecked, checked again, rechecked again and yet again at our Eugene dealership. They keep finding no problem, and no actual lp leaks.

This *#%! thing usually tends to "alert" us with it's extremely loud (single) beep sometime in the middle of the night. The fault light is on, there will be several intermittent beeps, then it stops. On one of our trips the thing kept going off and we actually disconnected it... again, the dealer could find no problem. Their theory is that it can go off due to aerosols such as hair spray or perfumes.. uh, no. And especially not at 3am!

What the heck? It's at the dealer now, we are asking (again) to have it replaced and they are dragging their feet saying they can't find a problem.

Any ideas, suggestions?
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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At night whan a racoon is walking by, and farts...

We have maybe 30 of these at work, always giving off false signals...drives us crazy
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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They will go off if an aerosol can is sprayed in the trailer, and probably a variety of chemical odors.

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Old 05-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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we were camping on time and my sister inlaw sprayed her shoes with lysol spray and it set off the lp detector
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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Same Problem Experienced Here

We have had the same problem. The high pitched alarm seems to completely un-nerve our two Jack Russell Terriers. After randomly experiencing the same problem on several occassions ... and in the middle of the night as well ... I cut the wires this weekend. Today I scheduled a service appointment to take the unit in. It will be interesting to see what they find. I'll let you know if we have any success in identifying the problem.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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Yeah, one of our two dogs is also terrified by the pitch of the alarm, begins shaking and freaking out... and since it almost always goes off in the middle of the night it's just awful trying to get up to even begin dealing with it!

What's so frustrating is that our dealer just keeps repeating that it works as designed, they can't find a problem. Ugh. We are tempted as well to just disconnect it but is that really our only option?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:33 PM   #7
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And again re: aerosols. I don't think there is even anything in an aerosol can in our trailer.

This is happening randomly, usually in the middle of the night. The heater may or may not be in use, it's happened both ways. We always sleep with windows cracked, the overhead fan is also open and often on as well... lots of ventilation.

The "fault" light on the front the the LP detector is lit, it's a intermittent rather than solid beep. VERY LOUD, repeats several times then stops.
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I usually get up first in the morning. It takes giving the dogs a lot of attention to keep them from raising reveille for the whole trailer. I've found if i sit on the floor and don't pay attention -- any part of my body, foot or whatever blocking the intake grid at the LP detector will cause it to go off.

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Hmmm ... maybe it's time to just replace???

The input on the following thread suggests that these things need to be replaced every 5 years. Maybe this is the solution?

Ours is approaching 5 years old.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ing-77077.html
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #10
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Most interesting thread because the PO cut the red wire of ours, too. I've reconnected it. We've only been out 15 nights so far, but the green light stays on and no interruptive noises. 12 years old, OEM.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #11
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Many people do not know two facts about these types of detectors...

1. Smoke will destroy the unit! I have been told that many trailers will fill up with smoke parked next to a camp fire, this or even smoking in the trailer will make the unit not work!

2. There is a shelf life to this type of unit!!! Fireman will tell you they are only good for 24-36 months and then start to go bad! At $$$ a pop it is good to be safe than sorry but it's the cost of having safe trailer!

REPLACE IT!
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Where to Purchase?

I would like to purchase one of the same dimension as my current detector. But can't seem to find any LP detectors for sale on any of the websites of the vendors that are on these forums??? I found one on the Camping World website but it's not the same dimensions. That won't look good as a replacement. I checked the Airstream website ... and of course nothing there ... I guess we're supposed to go through Authorized Airstream Dealers for parts???
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OK, I will replace. I, also, would be grateful for leads where to buy a top quality one.
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I got my last one on the net from PPL Motorhomes in Houston.

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