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Old 02-25-2015, 09:04 AM   #11
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CO is a dangerous invisible odorless gas that will kill you if you are unaware of its presence. If your CO alarm is going off then take necessary precautions and have the area checked for the presence of CO. It may sound absurd, but call your FD and have them come and check with a real 4 gas meter for the presence of CO. At a minimum, ventilate the area (open windows / turn on fans) until the alarm resets.

I installed a second CO alarm in our x18d as a precaution. If only one goes off change the battery and reset. If both go off, ventilate and evacuate.

FYI, I have some experience with CO alarms and the medical emergencies they can cause. Don't disable an alarm without checking to make sure something is not legitimately wrong. Disabling the alarm and going back to sleep could be a fatal mistake!

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Old 02-25-2015, 01:40 PM   #12
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Everthing GVN said is right on target. Don't take chances with a CO detector. Having said that, we've found out that hair spray, spray cologne, and other similar stuff can set off the CO detector. Found out that Scotch Guard will also do it, as it went off when I was spraying the carpet. It did go off after a few minutes. CO will definitely put your lights out without you even knowing it.

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Old 02-25-2015, 03:59 PM   #13
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When we had our Popup, the CO2 sensor was positioned in the Dinette area near the floor. It went off one night a scared the you know what out of us. Turns out, placing the Dog bed in that convenient spot also meant our Dog Abby could exhale directly on it.

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Old 02-25-2015, 04:08 PM   #14
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Could it be a dirty or dusty sensor? I can't remember if CO detectors can be cleaned with compressed air or if that is just smoke alarms.

I think I will add a second monitor to our trailer so if one falses I can go back to sleep and have a good chance of waking up again!
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:03 AM   #15
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Wow Brownie! What are you eating?!
I think he was blaming the dog....
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:56 AM   #16
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They go off when they go bad. I've had a couple replaced in two rigs.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:01 AM   #17
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They sometimes start going off for no reason at all times. Indicating it is time to replace. For some reason, they don't last like they used to.
I have had to replace one on each of my last 2 rigs that were only a few years old.
The sticker on the back says to replace every 5 years.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:29 AM   #18
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Every one I have had go bad started going off at 3:00am. I think their programmers have a warped since of humor.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:34 AM   #19
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Did you do any re-winterizing with antifreeze during your trip?
I've had my CO/Propane detector go off every year when I add antifreeze to the p-traps. I open the doors and windows and turn on the exhaust fan and after about 5 minutes, the alarm goes off and doesn't come back on. I think it is the initial smell of the antifreeze that does it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #20
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I'd suggest you purchase a separate Carbon Monoxide detector and place it in the TT while camping. If the factory installed alarms but the hand-held does not, you know you have a faulty detector. Better safe than sorry.

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