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Old 12-14-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Check your smoke alarm

This post is geared more towards the new or first time owner. Don't assume your smoke alarm is fully functional when you take delivery of your new RV. It's easily missed during PDI. Open the cover and check for the plastic tab at the 9v battery. (See pic below) Make sure it's removed. I would also suggest replacing the battery every spring when your getting prepared for the season. Maybe a moderator could Sticky this for the benefit of the first timers
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:43 PM   #2
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Test the detector each week and before each trip as the sticker posted at the detector clearly states.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:46 PM   #3
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I have to remove the battery when we are using the TT. If the stove or oven is in use, even if there is no visible smoke, it goes off. Very sensitive and annoying.
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I have to remove the battery when we are using the TT. If the stove or oven is in use, even if there is no visible smoke, it goes off. Very sensitive and annoying.
Replace it.

Detectors of all types in an RV should be replaced every 5-10 years regardless of operation or condition.

We replaced all ours CO, Smoke, Propane, this year in our new to us 2008.
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It's only 3 months old as is the new TT. Bought the TT new in Sept. and it went off on our first outing. The wife's a pretty good cook too.
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:20 PM   #6
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Ours gets tested at every meal.


"Smoke Detector" AKA "Kitchen Timer"
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:15 PM   #7
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I've actually added one in both bedrooms. I rather have more protection than less especially when your a heavy sleeper.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:18 PM   #8
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Ours gets tested at every meal.


"Smoke Detector" AKA "Kitchen Timer"
Ours too! Our "Smoke Detector" AKA "Toast Detector"

Ours also falls off the ceiling when going down the road. Of course the slide is in when it falls so it ends up on top of the slide when it falls. Of course the first few times we missed it so it ended up outside or wedged into the slide seal. We now put it in a drawer as part of our departure SOP and putting it up part of our arrival SOP.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:40 PM   #9
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I replaced ours with a model designed for kitchens. It is a little less sensitive to smoke but more to flame and has a silence button when it does go off that shuts it up for 5-10 minutes unless it senses another big increase in danger.

It hasn't (yet) gone off since I replaced it, but I'm not sure we've made toast inside since then either. We prefer cooking on the outdoor stove.
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I replaced ours with a model designed for kitchens. It is a little less sensitive to smoke but more to flame and has a silence button when it does go off that shuts it up for 5-10 minutes unless it senses another big increase in danger.

It hasn't (yet) gone off since I replaced it, but I'm not sure we've made toast inside since then either. We prefer cooking on the outdoor stove.
I've always wondered why they don't put that type of smoke detector in RVs - the ones with the 5 minute pause button. Ours ALWAYS goes off when making toast. If there was a pause button, you push it and it silences the detector for
5 minutes or so and then it re-engages.
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