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I FT in my RV but have enough electrical features that I really don't use any propane (I use heat pump, electric water heater, residential refrigerator, and don't cook on the burners). Last year I noticed that even though I'd filled my tank a month before and hadn't used any propane, the sensor said the tank was half full. When I had the coach serviced, I ask that they fill my propane tank. They told me it was full, even though the sensor said half full. I know the sensors are sensitive to barometric pressure, so I thought well OK. The sensor still said half full. Then it went down to 1/4 tank. Since it was summer and I don't use much propane, I just let it ride. Then when I got the coached serviced last month, I asked that they fill the tank. Even though I had not used any propane, this time they did have to put propane in the tank, that it was less than half full. That's the background. Now the sensor problem. Two days after I'd filled the tank, the area had a bad storm. The power was knocked out and the rain just poured. I started the generator and used that for power. All of sudden, I got an alarm blaring. I thought the first time it went off it was carbon monoxide alarm possibly caused by the generator. It was still pouring, but I shut off the generator, opened 2 vents, turned on the ventilation fans, and the alarm stopped a minute or 2 later. The RV park was pretty much empty and the office closed, so I didn't have anyone to ask for help or guidance. After 30 minutes I turned the generator back on. 30 minutes later, alarm again. This time I looked at the alarm and realized it was the LP gas alarm, not the carbon monoxide. So I started the ventilation fans again and the alarm stopped a minute or 2 later. So I ran the fans for the rest of the night -- no more alarms. The next morning, I turned off the fans, left the vents open. I asked one of the service staff at the RV park for help. He came over and at my insistence, shut off the propane feed altogether. No alarms for 2 weeks, then out of the blue it happened again last night. I'm at a different park, in a different state, no bad weather. I opened the vents, turned on the fans and the alarm stopped. The propane feed is still shut off and the tank still reads full. I have not had any alarms in the previous 2 years in the coach until the tank was recently refilled. What is going on? Should I be worried? Might I have a propane leak? Is it safe to stay in the coach when the alarms clear? Thanks for any help