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Old 09-02-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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"alarm 1" on panel, going off in basement

We have a 2013 36RL. It is for sale, and still winterized from last fall.

We have an alarm of some sort going off in the basement, and draining the battery. On the control panel, it shows as "alarm 1". My husband has tried to trace where it is, and can't seem to find it. As the RV is winterized, we're thinking it shouldn't be a water alarm. The CO detector isn't going off in the living area. Could it be a propane alarm? Or an alarm of some other sort? I've been searching layouts and manuals and haven't come up with much in the way of explanations of alarms.

Any ideas are appreciated (including hints on how to locate the alarm in the basement!).

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Don & Sharon
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:27 PM   #2
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I donít have much experience with your year and model, but I would check the inverter. Should be located in the battery/generator compartment. Could be in the basement. Iím not sure the alarm is draining the batteries as much as the low batteries could be triggering the alarm.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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We have a 2013 36RL. It is for sale, and still winterized from last fall.

We have an alarm of some sort going off in the basement, and draining the battery. On the control panel, it shows as "alarm 1". My husband has tried to trace where it is, and can't seem to find it. As the RV is winterized, we're thinking it shouldn't be a water alarm. The CO detector isn't going off in the living area. Could it be a propane alarm? Or an alarm of some other sort? I've been searching layouts and manuals and haven't come up with much in the way of explanations of alarms.

Any ideas are appreciated (including hints on how to locate the alarm in the basement!).

Thanks,



Don & Sharon
Only guessing because ours is 2015 RL38 but We have a alarm on the magnum energy inverter from time to time. I have cleared it two ways unplug the coach from sure power and open the battery disconnect switch of 10 seconds. then turn on the sue power then the battery. OR disconnect the battery and push the reset on the front right side of the inverter.c I am assuming your coach has a residential refrig not a two way RV.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:48 PM   #4
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Thanks. We managed to find a rental generator, and got the batteries back up to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, the alarm continued. It's a very soft sounding alarm, but if you listen carefully the thing is still going.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:53 PM   #5
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"Only guessing because ours is 2015 RL38 but We have a alarm on the magnum energy inverter from time to time. I have cleared it two ways unplug the coach from sure power and open the battery disconnect switch of 10 seconds. then turn on the sue power then the battery. OR disconnect the battery and push the reset on the front right side of the inverter.c I am assuming your coach has a residential refrig not a two way RV."

Thanks. The RV is in storage, with no access to shore power. Our fridge is an RV 2-way fridge. Knowing this, do you think the magnum energy converter might still be the cause?
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #6
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We have a new theory. When Don was in the basement trying to find the alarm, he found the motor synch unit which he thought might be alarming. His hearing is poor and the alarm seems soft anyway, so he wasn't sure. Our kitchen and living room slides are, indeed, not synched. One goes in and stops, then the other one goes in. Has anyone had experience with this? Does it sound reasonable that this may be our alarm problem?

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The way your slides are operating is correct
They both run of the same hydraulic pump and the one with the least resistance moves first and then the other. Same going in or out. No alarms on it
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:43 AM   #8
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On what panel are you seeing this alarm? I didn't think the LinkPad was available that early. Plus if you have the standard 2 Way (Gas or Electric) Fridge you wouldn't have an Inverter unless someone added it.
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Good question. I should have stated that. It's on the control panel, where the slide controls are.
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I have the same unit, there arenít any alarms in that panel, just switches, tank read outs and the generator switch. Could it be you turned on the generator switch?
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