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  • The propane alarm In my RV keeps going off?

    Safe-T-Alert for propane keeps beeping red and i cannot smell propane anywhere. Not sure what's causing it to do that

  • #2
    Some of those things have a finite lifespan, and will simply start beeping (once every couple minutes or so) as an indicator to be replaced. usually something like ~10 or 15 years..

    I've heard some of those are sensitive to "other" kinds of gas also, so if you've been hitting the Chipotle hard recently, maybe it's that....
    Mike Martin

    1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
    2001 Dodge Dakota

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    • #3
      How old is the RV? Mine is doing it too...I have an 07 and I know I gotta replace it. No replaceable batteries.
      Bud Pytko
      2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
      2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
      2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel

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        • #5
          Not sure about propane specifically, but 'gas' detector sensors generally have a life span. Oxygen sensors seem to have the shortest shelf life. They have improved over the years but still require replacement. I suspect you would be better off simply getting a replacement detector as I doubt the sensor is replaceable.
          JP

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          • #6
            Originally posted by budpytko View Post
            How old is the RV? Mine is doing it too...I have an 07 and I know I gotta replace it. No replaceable batteries.
            Don't know how far replacement covers. My unit was built in April 2011

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            • #7
              Originally posted by garyking View Post
              My unit was built in April 2011
              Sounds about right. I know the "clocks" in those things are far from accurate, but for their purposes, +/- 2 years is probably still good enough.

              It looks like MTI (maker of the "safe-t-alert" suggests replacement every five years.

              http://www.mtiindustries.com/PDFs/rv/35_Series.pdf (scroll to the very bottom.)

              https://www.amazon.com/MTI-20-441-WT...dp/B000FLLWGA/ $45 for a replacement isn't so bad for a safety device.. I do know a couple people who have come close to blowing themselves up in an RV, too.. so I strongly suggest having one of these things.

              Personally, I also bring a battery powered smoke / CO detector along when I use my pop-up camper. I'm pretty worried about the 45 year old furnace in that thing trying to kill me too..
              https://www.amazon.com/Kidde-KN-COSM.../dp/B00PC5S0PA
              Mike Martin

              1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
              2001 Dodge Dakota

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tixer View Post
                Sounds about right. I know the "clocks" in those things are far from accurate, but for their purposes, +/- 2 years is probably still good enough.

                It looks like MTI (maker of the "safe-t-alert" suggests replacement every five years.

                http://www.mtiindustries.com/PDFs/rv/35_Series.pdf (scroll to the very bottom.)

                https://www.amazon.com/MTI-20-441-WT...dp/B000FLLWGA/ $45 for a replacement isn't so bad for a safety device.. I do know a couple people who have come close to blowing themselves up in an RV, too.. so I strongly suggest having one of these things.

                Personally, I also bring a battery powered smoke / CO detector along when I use my pop-up camper. I'm pretty worried about the 45 year old furnace in that thing trying to kill me too..
                https://www.amazon.com/Kidde-KN-COSM.../dp/B00PC5S0PA
                Thanks Mike . I will buy new one, I don't want to blow my self in RV.

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