I have a combo LP/CO detector (Safe-T-Alert model 70-742R) mounted near the floor, as well as a CO detector on the ceiling. I have been having trouble with the LP detector since the RV was new (over 2 years now). I have finally ruled out everything else and both the dealer and I have concluded that the detector is faulty, so I am getting a new one. Unfortunately, I will have to pay for it, since the detector is well out of warranty. I should have sent it right back to the manufacturer the first time it went off but, as others have pointed out, there are many reasons for a "false" alarm: water heaters, aerosols, low batteries, outgassing, even dog farts. Since any and all of these can cause an alarm, the only way to find a problem with an occasionally false-alarming detector is to have it taken apart and checked by the manufacturer. I do get the feeling, though, that these things have a fairly low reliability record.
I'm continuing to have a problem with the LP detector in the RV. This has been an issue since it was new. It went off several times this weekend in the middle of the night, and also went off on the way home, even though all the appliances except the fridge were turned off. I have already had the rig checked for leaks multiple times (the last time less than 2 weeks ago) and they said the detector was working correctly (although there is no way to be sure without taking the thing apart). It's not the dogs because they have let go right in front of the detector and not set it off, while when it does go off, there is no odor. I am likely to leave the RV and let them check it during an extended period, which means I'll have to cancel my plans for next weekend. I wish I could just disable the darn thing, but I don't know how without disabling the propane as well, and the dealer refuses to do it. I believe it is a liability issue, but right now I can't distinguish between a real and a false alarm.
Gary Molly and Shadow look like they enjoy each others company. That's good when that happens because it keeps them from being lonely when you are not there.
Here's a picture of Lily and Shadow last night. Excuse the picture quality, but my phone has a terrible flash.
I have been dissuading Shadow from joining me in the RV bed, but he is allowed on the bed when I am not on it. Wednesday night, I had to chase him off a couple of times, but last night he apparently got the message and stayed off. While I was in the bathroom/shower this morning, though, he not only was on the bed when I got out, but he was laying on the clothes I had laid out for myself. Apparently, he wanted to be close to me even while we were apart.
Lily is doing the same thing as Suzie, leaving food and eating it later. I have to put it away, as Molly and Shadow both want it. Shadow is a growing boy and it won't hurt him, but Molly doesn't need the extra food.
I am currently in the middle of a 5-night local camping trip, my first of the season. This morning, while getting ready to leave Chatfield SP for Cherry Creek SP, I raised the electric sunshade on the RV. Shadow, who wanted so badly to see what was going on outside, jumped up on the dash. If there was any doubt Dash sent him to me, this clinched it. Shadow on the dash?
I raised two GSD puppies on my own; unfortunately, Max was so well-behaved (relatively speaking), he spoiled me. When Dash came, I was in for a shock. His first night, he tried to "escape" the laundry room by chewing through the insulation in the wall, and that was just the beginning. He literally tried to chew me out of house and home(the sofa, the siding, the deck, the pillows, etc, etc). How the both of survived until he was 2 years old I will never know, but it was all worth it. I hope Inga is more Max than Dash but, either way,she will grow into a loyal, devoted dog like no other. Good luck and see you all in Branson.
There is SOOO much wisdom that can be passed from an awesome dog to a puppy! My late Ike did an fabulous job teaching Jimmy "important stuff" - like never potty in the house, don't jump on children, listen for the rustle of a cheese wrapper....stuff like that :-)
Max taught Dash important GSD stuff, like digging technique, creative redecorating, and how to get the other dog in the house blamed for something you did.
Yep, she's at the stage where she's all feet. She'll be big in no time, and then the fun REALLY begins. I hope you're ready for new furniture...
By the way, did Inga (or her parents) get the DNA test now available to test for risk of DM?
Ah, I can almost smell the puppy breath! She's so beautiful, and already seems to have attached herself to Gretchen. I still remember when I brought Dash home at 10 weeks and old Max couldn't decide whether the little one was an important new job, or more of nuisance than he was worth. How is Gretchen treating the little ball of fur?
P.S. We will need pictures when Inga's ears start up. The "pyramid ear" stage is one of the highlights of GSD puppyhood.
The first thing to check is the circuit breaker on the generator itself. If that is OK, make sure the cord is securely plugged in. If your rig has a transfer switch, make sure that is working. Also, make sure your battery voltage is not too low. If you can, check the AC voltage output directly at the generator. If it is indeed starting smoothly and not producing any AC output, there could be a loose wire or a problem with the voltage regulator.