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Old 01-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #21
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Good to test those things often
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:56 AM   #22
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In our fiver if we cook anything on the stove and do not use the vent fan.Smoke alarm goes off every time! Thanks
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:51 AM   #23
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I also wonder why nobody makes a smoke detector for RV's, like the CO detectors, that are 12v powered so we don't have to worry about batteries.

Such smoke detectors exist - they are designed to work with 12v and 24v commercial alarm systems. A few models come with sounders built in the unit so they should stand alone. Problem is, being commercial products, they ain't cheap.

I know someone is going to say "What's the big deal, you just check the battery once a year." But safety equipment should be as fool proof as possible and hardwiring to the 12v system (with a small LiIo rechargable battery backup for during power failures) would just make sense. As would an end of live indication to replace after 5 years of use.
A bit late to respond to this one, but playing devil's advocate here, we have many threads here where people defeat their CO/Propane detectors because of the 12v battery draw in storage or boondocking. This would be just one more such draw, and people will be even more tempted to bypass. IMO better to stay on top of the battery changes each year; easy for me because I take mine out each year when winterizing and reinstall with a fresh battery in the spring.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #24
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Don't forget to check the ones in your stick built house too. I install new hardwired detectors a year ago, when I remodeled, 2 out of 5 would not sound a few days ago! I still have to replace them, bad me.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:12 PM   #25
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Please replace any and all smoke detectors at least every 10 years.

Costco has a promotion this month for 2 First Alert battery operated units with 10 year lithium batteries.
Place one in the living area and one in the bedroom area of your RV.

They also have a First Alert multi-purpose 5 lb fire extinguisher on sale this month.

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch...rt&pageSize=96
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:18 PM   #26
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Please replace any and all smoke detectors at least every 10 years.

Costco has a promotion this month for 2 First Alert battery operated units with 10 year lithium batteries.
Place one in the living area and one in the bedroom area of your RV.

They also have a First Alert multi-purpose 5 lb fire extinguisher on sale this month.

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch...rt&pageSize=96
You mean like those lithium batteries that catch fire Wonder if the alarm sounds when it is the cause of the fire.

Seriously, I got a drone for Christmas and the battery warnings for the Li-ion batteries would make you believe that these things are more dangerous than TNT!
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:33 AM   #27
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Thanks for the Post ! Ours works great, and gets tested on a regular schedule like when we make toast LOL...
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:40 AM   #28
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Replace my smoke detector batteries every October during Fire Prevention.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:51 AM   #29
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The wife's a pretty good cook too.
On a trip last year, we became concerned, around breakfast time, about an alarm sounding from the neighbouring site... It didn't stop, as it might if somebody just reset it, so we went round to check.
We found a gentleman, sitting in the sun, blissfully ignoring the beeping.
He assured us all was well, and nodded in the direction of the camper.. "She always smokes the place up, cooking..."

A few minutes later, he left in his truck, and came back with a McDonalds bag...
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