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Old 05-11-2024, 08:36 PM   #1
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Lp gas sensor

Hello! This is Maureen Law, a lady camper.
I Hope someone can help me. I have a 2012 Casita Liberty.. I'm still try to learn all this stuff now that I am a solo camper.
My LP alarm sensor has started to beep. I have read thru everything in the manual and cannot find the answer.
My camper has been in my driveway for a couple of week. Nothing has been turned on or plugged in yet. The other day I heard a beep and when I checked inside the LP alarm was flashing red. I tapped the button and I guess it reset. I rechecked my tanks, everything is closed tight, no issues. I don't smell any ordor, like rotten egg smell, as the manual says. Could my sensor be going bad? Is there a fuse in the sensor? Any ideas or help, I would appreciate.
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Old 05-12-2024, 03:22 AM   #2
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Maureen, when propane is detected, the sensor doesn’t beep, it puts out a continual ear piercing scream. Beeping typically indicates end of life as the generally accepted rule of thumb is that propane detectors need to be replaced after 5 or 6 years. You state that your Casita is a 2012 model. If the propane detector is the trailer’s original detector when new, you are lucky it lasted this long. Replace it.
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Old 05-12-2024, 07:44 AM   #3
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LP sensor.

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to call Casita tomorrow and talk with service dept. The alarm only goes off every couple of days, so I wondered about the issue being in that sensor. I wasn't sure of life of that part. I hope it will be a simple fix that I can do . If not RV shop very close by.
Thanks again. Have a good day. Happy trails.
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Old 05-12-2024, 10:00 AM   #4
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You may want to change the battery in the smoke detector mounted above just in case that's the one chirping.

The propane detector mounted on the lower base unit typically sounds a longer alarm versus an occasional chirp.
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Old 05-12-2024, 01:46 PM   #5
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As the gas detectors age they become more sensitive (It seems).
The gas detector may need to be replaced as it is 12 years old now.
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Old 05-18-2024, 10:54 AM   #6
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Old 05-18-2024, 11:04 AM   #7
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A couple of things to consider.

The battery - If the alarm is beeping it is usually a low battery. SO that means you have not shutoff off the power in the Casita. The CO detector has been on the whole time, slowly discharging the battery.

Connect you battery to a battery charger until it is fully charged. This should take care of the low battery. If you are planning on "working" on the casita, packing , cleaning you can plug the unit into an extension cord from the house. There are adaptors available on Amazon. RV Camper Cord Adapter 15A Male to 30A Female 12inch Power Connector

The CO detector - Check the age of the unit. I it is original consider replacing it with a newer unit.
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Old 05-18-2024, 11:48 AM   #8
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The CO/propane detector should have a manufacturing date on the back. If itís more than about 4 years old, it needs replacement. The detector or manual should also tell you what different patterns of beeps mean.
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Old 05-18-2024, 03:38 PM   #9
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We had the same problem with a sensor on our new Casita.
I changed it out and no problems.
the sensor was faulty.
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Old 05-18-2024, 03:49 PM   #10
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We had the same problem with a sensor on our new Casita.
I changed it out and no problems.
the sensor was faulty.
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Old 05-19-2024, 06:45 AM   #11
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We had to replace the sensor on our trailer we were selling that was a 2014. We discovered the one Casita sells on their online store was not the right model number. After checking into it, we ordered the right one from Walmart.com and it fit great.
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