Are there any 9V battery propane leak alarms? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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OK we're gearing up for our new Scamp13 to be delivered in March - and I've got a lot of the extras I need pinned down from info gathered from these great forums - thanks to all - anyway I think I want to get a propane alarm and want one that's battery (i.e. 9V) operated like a smoke alarm - do they exist? I found a 9V CO alarm but all I can find for propane alarms are 110V plugins and although the current draw is low - I'd prefer to not have the draw on the trailer battery - anyone have any recommendations? do I even need a Propane alarm - I think the CO makes sense 'cause we're in a tight space with propane fridge and furnace running while we are asleep , but does a Propane leak alarm sound like a good idea?

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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Camping World had them several years ago however I have not seen any lately.

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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I have seen them at Walmart and Target in the hardware section of both.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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They are all over the place..... I forgot where i bought mine but it was about $35

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksi...-All-Categories

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http://www.amazon.com/MTI-INDUSTRIES-30-44...9653&sr=8-3
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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The two links above are both links to 12V propane alarms. I've been looking for a 9V model myself. I'm beginning to think they don't exist. I've been told that the little 9V "block" batteries just won't operate the circuitry necessary for propane detection for a long enough time to make a 9V alarm practical.

Anybody out there know for sure?
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:36 AM   #6
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If you don't find a 9V one (I've never seen one), you might consider this, assuming you have a standard Scamp electrical setup:

I mounted a 12V Safe T Alert one in our 13' Scamp on the angled corner of the street-side seat. I got a surface-mount model which I attached with double sided foam tape. That way, all I had to do was drill one small hole for the wiring, which I connected in to a live 12V circuit under the bench. I mounted it low, just above the step, which puts it where it needs to be for propane detection. I'll try posting a photo. Hope this helps.

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The two links above are both links to 12V propane alarms. I've been looking for a 9V model myself.
All I had to do was read your letter a little better.... the older i get the more i do this kind of stuff LOL

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