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We just bought our 1st RV a 35' class A. Every time I shut down the house and chassie batteries and then restart them the LP detector goes off and does not shut off. is it normal to have to reset it everytime?

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If your house batteries are located in your step well like mine, every time your 12v converter/charger starts charging the house batteries, the hydrogen generated from the charging process will lite off your propane detector, which is usually located on the floor in the kitchen area, about 5ft away from the step well.


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stroza99 wrote:

We just bought our 1st RV a 35' class A. Every time I shut down the house and chassie batteries and then restart them the LP detector goes off and does not shut off. is it normal to have to reset it everytime?

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Thanks guys! Will it eventually shut off by itself or does it have to be reset? I did let it go off a few minutes before I reset it
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Tell us what brand alarm you have. If it's a CCI brand, and the switch is left on, it will alarm when applying power, and must be reset manually.

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Welcome to the Forum!

If you bought a older used RV, be aware than a smoke alarm is only good for 7 years or so. After that, the sensor fails and the alarm will start sounding for no aparent reason. Then it's time to replace it!


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I have to reset mine every time. My batteries are located in an outside compartment and the stair well in the front like a school bus. With this configuration, the batteries are out of the picture. I just turn it off for several seconds and then turn it back on and after a few chirps it is ready. Congratulations on your new motor home. Please tell us what model it is so we can provide more specific advice for your future questions. You might also want to check out the FMCA web site, they are for motorhomes only so you have a good base to ask motorhome specific questions. Ed.


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sundancer268 wrote:

I have to reset mine every time. My batteries are located in an outside compartment and the stair well in the front like a school bus. With this configuration, the batteries are out of the picture. I just turn it off for several seconds and then turn it back on and after a few chirps it is ready. Congratulations on your new motor home. Please tell us what model it is so we can provide more specific advice for your future questions. You might also want to check out the FMCA web site, they are for motorhomes only so you have a good base to ask motorhome specific questions. Ed.


Hi All.

Ed, that is not exactely a true statement about FMCA, for "Motorhomes Only".

Before we bought our Motorhome, we had FMAC for our PSD Truck and 5er with FMAC for quite a few years. At some time, in the past they may have been for "Motorhomes Only" but no so any longer, and haven't been for many years now. We are still with FMCA with our Motorhome now also.

FMAC is open to all RV's. I can't give you a date when they started this, but as I said, we had FMAC with our PSD Truck & 5er for quite a few years.

As with a lot of companies, they had to make some adjustments and changes to stay in business also. ERS is ERS, still money in FMCA pockets.

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2inAlabama wrote:

I would NEVER trust any of the alarms, e.g. smoke, CO, or LP older than 4 or 5 years. They are too cheap to risk your and your family's life on a detector older than that. JMHO


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We change ours every 3 years. They are cheap to change, and life is precious.


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I would NEVER trust any of the alarms, e.g. smoke, CO, or LP older than 4 or 5 years. They are too cheap to risk your and your family's life on a detector older than that. JMHO


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