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Old 02-09-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Took my "new to me" 2005 Casita 17 SD out for the first time this weekend. During the wee morning hours the propane leak detector alarm went off even though both tank valves were in the off position. I was alone in the Casita and all windows and roof vents were closed. I opened the roof vent and reset the alarm the first night and no reoccurance. The second night it went off around 1:30 am, again reset and alarm went off again at around 3:30 am. Reset and opened roof vent, no reoccurance. Called casita this morning and was informed that these alarms are quite sensitive and that more than likely something other than leaking propane set off the alarm. I want to purchase a leak detector myself or should I take it to a RV place, suggestions, recommendations? Thanks, David.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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Called casita this morning and was informed that these alarms are quite sensitive and that more than likely something other than leaking propane set off the alarm. Thanks, David.
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Opening the roof vent would not help since propane is heavier than air. Open the door. Your detector should be located near the floor for the same reason.

BTW, I don't think it a good idea to have it buttoned up tight with you in it. Persons do use up the oxygen in their environment replacing it with carbon dioxide. Maybe your detector reacted to this or one of the other gases given off by the human body. A trailer is a mighty small space...
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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OK, maybe it wasn't the propane, I'll try the shower before I go to bed this time!
I'm taking the Casita out again this week for a few days and I'll keep the roof vent open this time, David.

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Could the detector have been reacting to a gas leak outside of the trailer? What about the possibility of low voltage causing problems?

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