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JMH1010

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I am looking to purchase my first trailer trailer to put on a piece of land I own in Central Mississippi. I was looking at a 2006 Jayco yesterday and when we plugged up to a power source a high pitched (very similar to a smoke detector) would go off in the area of the AC return vent. It would sound off for 20-30 seconds then go off for roughly a minutesound sound off again. Is there any type a warning signal in the roof top AC unit? If not, any ideas what that might be.

Thanks in advance for the input and I look forward to learning the tricks of the camper trade from y'all.

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Posted: 02/22/12 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It actually may be a smoke detector that is imbedded into the A/C. And the back up batteries might be dead. So when you plug in the dead battery alarm now has power to send the alarm beep out.


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Posted: 02/22/12 02:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gee... I never knew that smoke detectors were embedded in RV air conditioners.


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I thought we were lucky just to have them in the living area.

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Posted: 02/22/12 02:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Vulcaneer wrote:

It actually may be a smoke detector that is imbedded into the A/C. And the back up batteries might be dead. So when you plug in the dead battery alarm now has power to send the alarm beep out.



It appears someone is blowing a little smoke.


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MSGTRETIREDCSP wrote:

Vulcaneer wrote:

It actually may be a smoke detector that is imbedded into the A/C. And the back up batteries might be dead. So when you plug in the dead battery alarm now has power to send the alarm beep out.



It appears someone is blowing a little smoke.


I think someone is blowing a lot of smoke!!!

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Posted: 02/22/12 05:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The sound may have seemed like it was coming from A/C vent area but it could have been the LP Detector low battery alarm.........plugged into power.....converter charging battery which is probably low.

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OK...I'll accept the criticism. So let me explain why I would pull your leg.

It's because on my 2011 5th wheel, the smoke detector is behind the interior screen/grill for the rear air conditioner. I thought it was a little weird too. But when I thought about it, I thought maybe they put it there because the first place the smoke would go would be through the vent outlet in the air conditioner. Which I believe is always open. So if the smoke detector is there, maybe it would detect smoke in that location first.

But I could be wrong. But at least I offered the OP a possible solution. That would seem to be somewhat better than from other responders that seem more interested in proving me wrong. A possible solution like Ole Biscuit did. Or are you afraid to take a guess?

So, since you are all so smart, why don't you all come up with a solution for the OP?


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Vulcaner wrote:

It's because on my 2011 5th wheel, the smoke detector is behind the interior screen/grill for the rear air conditioner. I thought it was a little weird too
Tell us what fifth wheel that is as I would like to see that? I've been in a lot of RVs and have yet to see that!

As to the sound, you will have to trace it down and find the source. It does sound like what one of the alarms might make, CO, smoke, or propane but I highly doubt that it is from the A/C unit but it just seems that way. Try it when things are really quiet and just listen and look until you locate it. Won't hurt a thing to pull the grill off of the A/C to be sure. And do come back to say what it is you find.


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Thanks for the suggestions!

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