Propane detector went off last night - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
Twins's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 82
Default Propane detector went off last night

Last night, actually 5:30AM, my propane detector went off. It stopped by itself after a few minutes. It also went off again at 7:30AM. This time the reset
button immediately stopped it. I checked around for abnormalities and didn't really find any. We've been on the road and this
has never happened. The only difference last night was very large wind gusts ..... enough to rock the coach pretty good. Also the heat was on last
night, however, it was only the electric heat and not the LPG furnace.

Any ideas?

1977 Newell Classic
Twins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
The Newell
Senior Member
The Newell's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018

Pesky detectors.

Factors to consider:

Air flow changed through the detector due to the wind.

Do check around all your propane fittings as a precaution. Vibration and thermal change can loosen things on occasion

1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #3
Senior Member
prairieschooner's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340

Please let me add to the advice;
1st) Take Soap and Water and Check for Leaks.
2nd) I found that I had a Loose Ground Wire at the Module! My Detector was going off intermittently and it was a definite nuisance! When I started looking at the system, I found that the ground wire had a poor connection. I firstly cleaned the metal the ground would be in contact with and then made sure that there was a good and tight concerns after the least so far.
have Coach will Travel
Steve & Tricia
1982 Newell 38' (built before #1) 6V92 DD, 5 Speed Allison, 12.5 KW Kohler, Couch used to make into a Bed but I fixed it!
2007 Yukon, 1981 CJ7 Laredo, 2002 Honda CRV, 1955 Thunderbird, 1952 Pontiac Sedan Delivery, 1952 Ford 8N, 1958 Airstream, 1959 Glasspar 16' Avalon, Cabin in the Woods........what will I work on next
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
Senior Member
speedingsport's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 541

If it continues to go off and there is nothing wrong it could be a connection issue. If all else fails you could always replace it.
speedingsport is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our first coast to coast David and Teresa Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 10 05-12-2009 04:00 PM
Electronic air shifter conversion encantotom Major Mechanicals 1 09-05-2008 08:52 PM
New starting & house batteries Bob Fetters Major Mechanicals 6 08-15-2006 08:54 PM
Need Replacement bay (basement) door latches for a 1978 Newell 67 Goat Exterior Works 1 01-29-2001 03:43 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.