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Old 09-02-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Co/gas detector




Well the past three nights around 4AM my CO/gas detector alarm has been going off. It is very loud and annoying. I do not have a leak or anything so does anyone have an idea what this could be. Does it have a battery like the smoke detectors have that might need replaced?
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
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I haven't pulled mine off to look Dave so can't tell you if there is a battery. I do know that the lifespan of most CO Detectors is about 3, maybe 4 years. I replace the ones in the house every 4 years and when I had the boat, we did it every 2 years because of false alerts.


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Old 09-02-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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It operates off of your 12V in house system, no independent batteries of its own.

If you are SURE it's just false alarms, here is the manual that has some trouble shooting info based on the indicator lights.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:06 PM   #4
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When we first bought ours we used to boon dock camp at my daughters property. That stupid alarm kept going off and my wife refused to stay and went home. I went and paid about $110 from the RW dealer for a new one. In hindsight it was probably not bad. I finally figured it out that if your main batteries are low that alarm is the first thing that would let you know that your batteries were nearly dead. I bought a generator but upon cutting it off at night that stupid alarm would still wake us up in the morning after the batteries were weak from running the furnace fan all night
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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I notice in the manual it has leads for an optional backup battery. Wonder if a gel-cel battery would hold that through the night if boondocking.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:18 PM   #6
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I notice in the manual it has leads for an optional backup battery. Wonder if a gel-cel battery would hold that through the night if boondocking.
Probably if I had good batteries it would have When I finally replaced the main batteries they must have been the original RW supplied battery (no name) and an Interstate battery. Since the RW was nearly three years old (Build date 92011) I decided to replace them.

I did notice on the back of the detector that it gives the date made and recommends replacement every five years.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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I am not boondocking and am hooked up to shore power. So I must have a faulty one. Can I unhook it until I get a replacement?
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:26 PM   #8
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Mine is a 2012 36 RL
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Mine is a 2012 36 RL
That is exactly what I did even though the DW left me that night as she was sure I was trying to kill her
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I would still check your main batteries. By the way what is your unit #. Take your serial number and subtract 1400 and you will know the number of your unit off the line. They did not make a whole lot of units that year. Example 4VOFC3624CR001755 minus 1400 is Unit 355.
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