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Old 05-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #11
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Ours only goes off when we use the toaster and don't open and use the range vent.

Putting the toaster on or near the stove top and making toast allows the combustion exhaust to leave the camper. We have never had a false alarm when we use the range vent when cooking.

We did have a "smoke detector save" when some receipts the DW had hanging from a magnet attached to the hood caught fire. DW had her back turned and they went up like a bomb. The alarm alerted us in time to get it all swept into the sink and doused.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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Ours has never gone off and I've checked it a couple of times just to make sure it's working. But we never cook inside either.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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X2 on all the sensitive posts. We typically cook outside however when weather is not in our favor and we cook inside the alarm goes off constantly. Our camper is new and the power to the alarm is qired to the camper so we can't disengage while cooking. I will try the compressed air auggestion, that will move fresh air in. Althougj, possibly pulling the fuse if there is one might also work.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #14
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In case you all haven't realized it yet the new dinner bell is a smoke alarm in our RV's
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #15
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I have been removing the battery every time we cook. Considered putting a switch in series with the battery, but I know I would forget to turn the switch back on. Decided to make a cover to slip over the detector, and color it bright red so I won't forget to take it back off after cooking. Found a Rubbermaid #7 food storage container (which I was using to store some old screws and bolts) is about perfect size for the detector in my Solera. Added duct tape around the lip (gives a nice friction mount) and wrapped with bright red tape.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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I have been removing the battery every time we cook. Considered putting a switch in series with the battery, but I know I would forget to turn the switch back on. Decided to make a cover to slip over the detector, and color it bright red so I won't forget to take it back off after cooking. Found a Rubbermaid #7 food storage container (which I was using to store some old screws and bolts) is about perfect size for the detector in my Solera. Added duct tape around the lip (gives a nice friction mount) and wrapped with bright red tape.Attachment 30686

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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I have been removing the battery every time we cook. Considered putting a switch in series with the battery, but I know I would forget to turn the switch back on. Decided to make a cover to slip over the detector, and color it bright red so I won't forget to take it back off after cooking. Found a Rubbermaid #7 food storage container (which I was using to store some old screws and bolts) is about perfect size for the detector in my Solera. Added duct tape around the lip (gives a nice friction mount) and wrapped with bright red tape.

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #18
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Note - while I like my plastic container solution for ease of install/remove, a plastic bag and rubber band (or something similar) would, of course, also work.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #19
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My smoke detector goes off every time I use the propane oven. I do have a wooden "stove cover" on that allows more counter space, I notice that I have to remove it when I use the oven because of the vents in the back of the stove coming from the oven. But it doesn't matter, it goes off every time I use the oven. I just remove the battery and no problem, but I have to do this every time.

My previous Sunseeker 3120 had the combination convection oven/microwave and this was never a problem. However, I decided I didn't like the combo (you can't brown meat in it. You can "cook" it, but not "Brown" it.) although it did a WONDERFUL job with baked potatoes.

I have a 3170, oven is vented outside, I open the window, I open the fantastic fan, smoke detector still goes off. Irritating!
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:50 PM   #20
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Our smoke dector goes off everytime we use the toaster or oven and I turn on vent fan and open window by stove. So I too have resorted to taking out battery when cooking.
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