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My wife and I were out riding our bikes and when we returned our next door campers said they herd 4 loud beeps coming from our Oliver like every minute or so. We only had the A/C running so our dog would keep cool. I went inside and checked the alarms and everything seemed fine and it has not sounded since.

 

What could have caused the Co alarm to go off? It was not chirping as if the batteries need replacement.

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Are you sure it was the CO alarm?  I've had the propane alarm go off for no apparent reason.  Maybe your pup was having one hell of a party?

 

Bill


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Ours did that once. Our dog has a bed that sits under the dining table and he had his head next to the alarm...We repositioned his bed.  That solved our problem.????


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As Yvonne & Doug said, I saw a YouTube video years back of someone having the same problem, with the same cause, they actually had video of it happening and it was pretty comical.


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The fellow campers told me they heard 4 beeps about every minute or so. They walked around the trailer and thought it was the solar panels. I looked online and what kind of alarm it was. Crazy because I've tested both and all is well. Have not had another alarm go off. Crazy folks!

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We used aerosol spray close to Ollie’s dinette and set off the propane alarm last year. Our propane alarm works great, too! Were any aerosol sprays used previous to the alarm? Here’s additional information about aerosol spray and propellants used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosol_spray

This has happened to us too. Hair spray!  I’ve also heard of dogs sleeping under the dinette causing an alarm due to a bit of methane escaping. Mike


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OK, Mike - you ought to know that a little too much hair spray is not good for you.  I assume that Carol has counselled you on this?

 

Bill

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Thanks for all the info folks. I really don't know if my dog was under the dinette or not. Everything seems fine and I was a little concerned when I got home from my bike ride and found out what had happened. maybe I should keep my gopro camera running when we are out and take a look what my doggie is doing when we are gone.

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Either that or cut back on the beans a bit.


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You said you left the ac running, as I might do as well if I had a dog inside, and thought temps would rise.

The ac takes in and exhausts air.

I remember one night when we had the grill running near the trailer, with the back window cracked and the exhaust fan running. The alarm went off in the trailer.

When I closed the rear window, the alarm stopped.

I wonder if someone near you ran a grill or genset?


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Brad, I believe in Sherry's case the culprit was the fact the rear window was open with the exhaust fan (rather than the AC) running, allowing evil vapors to enter the coach and subsequently set off the CO detector.


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I assume you have the dual CO and smoke detector like ours.  You checked which lignt was flashing?

 

I'm having problems wirh ours (new in July).  It's the smoke section.  All was fine until we set off the alarm on the road and since then it's become overly sensitive and sounds off frequently with no reason.

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I assume you have the dual CO and smoke detector like ours. You checked which lignt was flashing? I’m having problems wirh ours (new in July). It’s the smoke section. All was fine until we set off the alarm on the road and since then it’s become overly sensitive and sounds off frequently with no reason.

The unit you are talking about is a smoke/ co detector located in back up high. The propane detector under discussion here  is the one located under the dinette table, since propane is heavier than air the unit must be near the floor (and close to dog butts)....

 

If your smoke detector is going off you can try to clean it, dust can cause false alarms. Remove it and blow it our with compressed air, that may fix it. Sonetimes they just fail and you have to replace them

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


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I reread the thread and looks like it evolved from the overhead CO/Smoke to a possible propane monitor issue.

 

Propane monitors are netoriously unreliable, they love to false alarm around 3 AM.

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I assume you have the dual CO and smoke detector like ours. You checked which lignt was flashing? I’m having problems wirh ours (new in July). It’s the smoke section. All was fine until we set off the alarm on the road and since then it’s become overly sensitive and sounds off frequently with no reason.

The unit you are talking about is a smoke/ co detector located in back up high. The propane detector under discussion here is the one located under the dinette table, since propane is heavier than air the unit must be near the floor (and close to dog butts)….

 

If your smoke detector is going off you can try to clean it, dust can cause false alarms. Remove it and blow it our with compressed air, that may fix it. Sonetimes they just fail and you have to replace them

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

John, In my search for answers to my smoke alarm going off last night for no apparent reason I found this thread. There are no others regarding the combo smoke/carbon monoxide First Alert alarm. After changing the batteries and cleaning it to no avail I called First Alert. Seems the alarm is made in Canada and they cannot send me an exact replacement. RV alarms are different than the typical home alarm as RV's tend to get dirty faster, small enclosed space, and consequent problems. Any idea which model number I should get to replace this animal? The closest thing I found on amazon was model #SCO5CN but the nice lady at First Alert told me not to buy it for the above reason of it being a home alarm and not an RV alarm. I have not tried to blow out the one I have with a compressor but it is worth a try. My wife was ready to throw it or herself out the window last night at 3am. We were running air conditioning and I thought perhaps the air got too heavy here in Florida and the alarm thought it was smoke. But even later this afternoon the same thing happened again after several hours of no problems.


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My smoke alarm started going off for no reason a year and a half ago. I googled it and it seems that they wear out. I ordered a replacement on Amazon, same model number. It fit on the factory mount and has been quiet since installation.


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My smoke alarm started going off for no reason a year and a half ago. I googled it and it seems that they wear out. I ordered a replacement on Amazon, same model number. It fit on the factory mount and has been quiet since installation.

 

Same model number no longer found on amazon. Closest I found was number listed above in my earlier post. I did contact the Oliver service department. I have removed the defective alarm from our trailer.


roguebooks

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We had problems like you are having with the one in our Casita, we tried cleaning it per factory instructions, but nothing ever corrected the problem. I called Casita and they sent me a new on at no charge, trailer was still under warranty and I changed it out myself. So far the new one is working fine, my suggestion is to replace it and be done with it, going off all the time is really an annoyance when you can't find a reason for it and why in happening.

 

 

 

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I am sure Oliver service department will take care of this problem.


roguebooks

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My Propane/CO monitor went off indicating Propane for no apparent reason last night. Smelled nothing. Aired out the cabin, fault cleared, no more faults since. IDK


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