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Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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Chasing a Mysterious Beep

So...now I am chasing a mysterious beep. It sounds like it is coming from the stereo in the middle of my slide at the 5 1/2 foot level. Then again, that could be where it is echoing from.

I took the batteries out of my smoke detectors and CO2 detector to try to isolate the problem. I am certain it is not a gas leak or CO2 because it occurs even with the door and windows open and a strong breeze blowing through. Seems like it beeps about every hour or so. Just a quick beep...not like an alarm or anything.

Is it possible that the CO2 detector is hardwired?

Looking for a place to start on this one.

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Old 04-29-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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When our propane tanks were running out, our C02 detector did the same thing. We filled the tanks an it stopped. May not be the same issue you're having, just thought I'd put my 2 cents in.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thanks. Will double check. Just filled the tanks before the weekend. Ran a couple quick showers for the kids and did some dishes, but shouldn't have used too much LP doing that. Furnace and AC were not on, and refrigerator was running off electric.

It's like chasing the loud cricket in your basement. At midnight. Hungover. In the dark. With hot wheels and legos on the floor. Barefoot.
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Did you check to see if your stereo might not have some type of alarm set?
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Will take a look. Any an all options welcome. Thanks!
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If I remember right, the CO2 sniffer is hard wired.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:33 AM   #7
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Thanks Lloyd. Will also take a look at the sniffer this weekend.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:41 PM   #8
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Did you check the propane leak detector? It is hard wired and will beep when the battery is low or when it gets old. Mine was beeping at one point and stopped when I blew it out with a can of compressed air. A couple of years ago it started doing it again so I replaced it with a new one. No more beep.
On the otherhand, the original 12v radio in my 5er had an alarm that some how got set one time and had me chasing a phantom alarm for several days thinking I hhad a gas leak or something.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #9
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Thanks Patrick! Will double check. Battery is new and fully charged. Will give it a cleaning or replace it. Looks like an easy and at eight years old, perhaps necessary replacement.
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Had the same issue with my Propane detector except mine would not shut off after chasing the beep for a few months. Finally replaced it and all is well in camper land.
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Camper is coming up on eight years old. I suspect you are right in replacing. Thanks!.
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Interestly enough, smelly sneakers can actually set off your CO detector as well. Seen it happen more than once. There are several things other than CO itself that can cause the sniffer to beep as weird as that may seem. Hairspray is another one that sets it off.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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Thanks Scott! I will tell my wife that her nasty snags are stinking up the camper and setting off the alarm.

No more beep!

Why? Because I will be sleeping outside with a loud ringing sound in my ears.
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Propane Detector

Have the same issue every spring when we get the camper out for the new season. Ours is located about 12" above the floor near the furnace and fridge location. Once we are hooked up to electric I am able to reset the sensor by holding in the button for several seconds. This is performed on a Crossroads Patriot 2012 CF325MK model.
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In my previous TT, I had somehow set the entertainment center to beep every hour. I couldn't figure out how to stop it, had to get my son to turn it off.
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Davis may have something there...hope you get r done.

I also hope you are enjoying the trailer. We opened up in the rain this past weekend, and were quickly reminded how much we love the 32QB we purchased!
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I remember a post on the RV.net forum. Guy couldn't figure out why his propane leak detector would go off at various times. Until he realized it only happened when his dog was sleeping next to the detector. Figured it out that the dog would break wind and that would set off the detector. So I guess you should also check where Fido is sleeping....
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:06 PM   #18
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I wonder if it ties to my old other problem. Had to rip out all of the carpet because of the cat pee smell. Now that you mention it, I can't help but to think that the ammonia smell may tie in.

Either way, it's eight years old. I pulled it out...might as well replace it at this point.

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When our propane tanks were running out, our C02 detector did the same thing. We filled the tanks an it stopped. May not be the same issue you're having, just thought I'd put my 2 cents in.
After changing the double electric valve on a suburban water heater, I dismantled the valve and found out that the propane pressure PUSHES on the valves to help them close tight so when the pressure is low the valves leak a bit and the very sensitive detector beeps...just my two cents...
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Just got mine back from storage and my wife says something was beeping in our unit too. After I unhooked from the truck I also disconnected the batteries and the beeping went away? I'm not sure what it is either but we are slowly moving everything back into it (we were in an apartment while I convalesced) and get on the road in 3 weeks so next time I'm out there I'll hook the battery back up and see if I can hear it. I guess I'll take some canned air and try blowing out the CO2 and if that doesn't work I guess I'll call my dealer. I'll keep an eye on this thread just in case something comes up I haven't tried yet.

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