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Snomas

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Posted: 06/28/19 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first trip w/ our new travel trailer (2 months old) the carbon monoxide alarm goes off when I run the hot water heater on gas. The alarm is located 6" off the floor on the opposite side of where the hot water heater is located. Why is gas coming inside a new trailer? The alarm is a dual alarm for both propane and carbon monoxide. Its obvious that the mfgr has a problem w/ the heater installation that allows CO2 to come inside the tlr.

I'm pis#$ off and just venting.

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Posted: 06/28/19 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chemical odors in the new rig from items like the carpet.
Rig needs to get aired out good. Open vents, windows and put fan inside to circulate the air.


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It would be next to impossible for CO to find its way inside the rig from the water heater. You would need to have a huge hole somewhere in the sidewall, a large gap around the water heater mounting flange itself, or some off the wall condition where its coming in through a window or vent. I would guess a defective alarm as the ones used by the OEMS are the cheapest obtainable.

You don't have a farting dog in the rig do you?

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Check your batteries voltage when it goes off as it has three detectors...one for low voltage.


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We get water heater exhaust in the RV all the time since it's located directly below a window. We shut the window when using the propane feature of the water heater.

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BillyBob Jim wrote:

It would be next to impossible for CO to find its way inside the rig from the water heater. You would need to have a huge hole somewhere in the sidewall, a large gap around the water heater mounting flange itself, or some off the wall condition where its coming in through a window or vent. I would guess a defective alarm as the ones used by the OEMS are the cheapest obtainable.

You don't have a farting dog in the rig do you?


My dog farts a lot..! ! [emoticon]

BUT anyway, we HAD a trailer that the detector used to go off every time my wife used her hair spray..or cleaned with a certain cleaner


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Posted: 06/28/19 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you smell propane down by the floor?
If it is propane, I’d check every connection with soapy water in a spray bottle.
I check our detector every spring with a propane torch. Unlit, of course.


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I once had my CO detector repeatedly alarm. I shutdown the propane at the tanks so there was no propane or co2 anywhere in the camper, but the alarm continued to go off. I finally figured out the problem - some ripe bananas my wife had put in one of the cupboards.

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ford truck guy wrote:



My dog farts a lot..! ! [emoticon]



If you give him / her 4 or 5 slices of really good Swiss cheese it will put an end to that. At least on a temporary basis.

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Posted: 06/28/19 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CO detectors can and do go bad. Occasionally very early. I had one and the dealer replaced it under warranty. Someone once told me to replace them every 2 years fwiw.

Oh, and pineapple soaked in beer is best for dog farts.

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