A propane leak detection device is installed for your safety, because your new RV contains a propane gas system and propane appliances. Propane gas is heavier than air. During a leak, propane flows toward and collects in low areas. For this reason, the propane alarm is located near the floor of the RV. When the LED on the front glows green, the alarm is active.
• Individuals with hearing loss or certain medical problems should consider using warning devices that provide both audible and visual signals
The sensor may also detect other combustible fumes or vapors including; acetone, alcohol, butane and gasoline. These chemicals can be found in common items such as deodorant, cologne, perfume, wine, liquor, adhesive, lacquer, kerosene, most cleaning agents and the propellants of aerosol cans.
High temperatures can activate glue and adhesive vapors.
If your RV is closed on a hot day, the chemicals used in its construction may be detected, even months after the vehicle was built.
If the alarm sounds
1. EVACUATE all persons from the RV. Open all windows and roof vents, then Execute your Family Safety Plan.
2. Shut OFF the gas supply at the LP tank valve.
• Shut OFF all propane gas appliances (i.e., stove, water heater, furnace, etc.)
3. DO NOT touch any electrical switch; and
• DO NOT use phones or electronic devices in the RV.
DO NOT re-enter the RV until the problem is corrected.
4. DO NOT start any vehicle engine or generator.
5. Contact nearest qualified service technician or gas supplier for repairs.
If you cannot reach a qualified service technician or gas supplier, Contact the nearest fire department.
6. An LP leak may be present if the propane alarm continues to sound at regular intervals.
• DO NOT run on gas supply until the leak is repaired.
Contact your dealer or propane gas service to have the problem corrected BEFORE using the propane system.
Testing the propane gas alarm
The propane alarm should be tested after each storage period, before each trip, and at least once per week while camping.
• Test the propane alarm at least once per week.
• If the propane alarm does not test properly, replace it immediately.
1. Press TEST button until alarm sounds; then release.
2. The detector will sound twice.
3. The LED will turn red, then after 8 seconds, turn green again, indicating normal operation.
Battery or converter power source
The propane gas alarm runs on a small amount of 12-volt DC from the converter or auxiliary battery. This slight current draw can still drain your auxiliary battery during an extended storage period. The Low Voltage Warning will sound if the charge drops below 8 volts. At lower voltage the alarm will no longer detect gas or provide protection against dangerous levels of LP.