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rbp111

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Posted: 01/24/22 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found a propane detector which has the same dimensions of the Atwood, but the numbers are turned. In other words, the Atwood measures 3 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/2 in wide. The one I found measures 2 1/2 in tall by 3 1/2 in wide.
Can I do the install and not fear a failure?

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Your current detector should have a model number, that's what I'd go by. It is possible that the new one is a typo, showing the dimensions turned around? It may still work, but if figures are correct, it would not look right, installed sideways.

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I just bought one that had the same model # as mine but the dimensions in the ad said it was way longer then my old one, but when it came it was the same. I think they have people measuring them that can't read a ruler.

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I have had my trailer long enough the I just replaced the propane detector for the second time. The first time it was easy to get the same detector. the second time I could not get the same one. I had to get a horizontal detector, so I made a new wall plate to fill hole and mount the new detector.


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If you have any carpentry skills you should be able to do as CorvetteKent did. I did the same type of modification when I installed new LED taillights on my Class C.


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I just replaced our detector last week. The new one came with 2 different adapter plates. The detector screws to the appropriate plate and covers just like the original.

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what brand/model did you use for future reference

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To answer your question, orientation will not affect the detector. It will work fine in either position.

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ScottG,

Thanks for the answer.

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https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Gas-Detectors/RV-Safe/RS44FR.html

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