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Author Topic: Lp detector beeping only when camper is plugged into truck  (Read 353 times)

AmyDS

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We have a new to us Lance 1130 with solar panels and dual batteries. It has been stored for a few weeks without being plugged in, just using solar panels to keep everything charged with no issues. Loaded it on the truck, plugged it in and drove an hour. After sitting on the truck for about 24 hours still plugged in and not being used the LP alarm started beeping (no gas is on and alarm indicates it's a low voltage issue). The solar panels were charging perfectly, camper batteries were fully charged. Unplugged the camper from the truck and no more beeping. Does the LP detector bypass the camper batteries when the truck is plugged in? Could there be a short? We've had trouble with the truck blowing fuses for trailer lights in the past and not charging our previous camper battery when traveling.
Any advice on what could be wrong would be much appreciated.  :)

Brokeass Boater

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Re: Lp detector beeping only when camper is plugged into truck
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 10:04:14 AM »
Try clean your truck/camper connectors, may be a bad ground connection. Could be some oxide formed over the pins from sitting. Any 12v issues I always start with connections ,,,gregg
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AmyDS

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Re: Lp detector beeping only when camper is plugged into truck
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 11:46:22 AM »
I should clarify that by plugged in I mean connected to truck plug in. We have a connection in our truck bed (Ford F250 diesel) and another at the tailgate. We use the connection in the bed. Occasionally the lights outside wonít work after itís connected and we have to jiggle the connection (7 pin).
***update*** It started beeping again this morning on just the camper battery which shows one fully charged and on battery with 0, if Iím reading it correctly. So possible I need a new detector (itís an 08) or batteries. We have a dry camping trip coming up and I want to sleep without the siren alarm.

Brokeass Boater

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Re: Lp detector beeping only when camper is plugged into truck
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 11:36:14 PM »
You got me thinking about the sniffers we would use in confined space areas at work. the elements in the sniffer/meter had a shelf life. It looks like our LP sensors in RV do too.  a quick google came up with this,,,,,https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lp+detector+in+a+rv&view=detail&mid=F3A71A063EC32A76BAD7F3A71A063EC32A76BAD7&FORM=VIRE
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 11:37:45 PM by Brokeass Boater »
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
2011 Artic Fox 992


early bird gets the worm, second mouse gets the cheese

 

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