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Old 04-16-2015, 05:32 AM   #21
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Of you can live with it, run your slides in, especially any that are on the same side as the generator exhaust. They seal better when closed. The slide on our Sunseeker 3100 has a gap in the lower seal where the rack passes through.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:01 AM   #22
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The way I see it, if CO was going to be a problem, it wouldn't matter if I was sleeping or not. If I have a need for A/C at night, I'd run the genset, just like I'd run it during the day. No difference.
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you hear trucks running their generators all night not sure what the difference would be we had a houseboat and we ran our generator all night no problems the exhaust and generator are both outside...
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:50 AM   #24
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The way I see it, if CO was going to be a problem, it wouldn't matter if I was sleeping or not. If I have a need for A/C at night, I'd run the genset, just like I'd run it during the day. No difference.
Agree, I've run it many times all night without an issue. I was boondocking actually out at Budds Creek in MD near you MrJoe with generator and AC running and the CO detector kept going off every time we closed the door within 30 seconds. I couldn't figure out what this was than after 3 or 4 times realized my wife had turned the flame on the stove off but somehow turned the knob so the gas was still on. At least no I know the Carbon monoxide detector works! It was the middle of July and I thought it was the AC at first and we wouldn't be able to run it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:52 AM   #25
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You could add a stack to the exhaust to exit above your roof. Probably should be required.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:34 PM   #26
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Wow, van dwellers and real off the grid boondockers use Mr.Buddy propane heaters all the time INSIDE. The generator is OUTSIDE, lower than most openings. Doesn't CO sink? Wouldn't it be better to keep the generators exhaust lower than the openings?

I'm but just a simple man, so I'm probably wrong.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:48 PM   #27
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Not sure, but I think propane sinks and CO rises. I know there was a second sensor high up on the wall on my last trailer (connected to the monitor which was down by the floor). Hadn't noticed on the new Wildcat. Too lazy to go out and look.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:26 PM   #28
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CO is slightly lighter than air, but near insignificantly. Our detectors should be placed according to the manufacturers recommendations; whether on the ceiling, the wall, near the floor. The reason I suggested a riser exhaust, is during the combustion process heat is produced causing the various gases to rise with the heat, it help to carry the gases up and away. It would carry off the smelly gases and the deadly ones you can't smell. However, if you can smell exhaust, something should be done ASAP. I made a mistake a couple of months back concerning a comment about an LP generator running. It isn't safe, the LP is not the problem, but the gases produced during incomplete combustion is deadly. Also, you cannot smell CO. LP is oderless as well, that is why they put sulfur in it to give it a smell. Based on sound alone, I can tell you without a doubt, I could not sleep in a 29HFS with a 4K Onan running 5 feet from my head. I don't think it could be silenced well enough.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:08 PM   #29
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The way I see it, if CO was going to be a problem, it wouldn't matter if I was sleeping or not. If I have a need for A/C at night, I'd run the genset, just like I'd run it during the day. No difference.
There is a difference. There are warning signs for CO poisoning including, but not limited to -- headache, dizziness, nausea, feeling of tiredness, flu-like symptoms.

Won't know these very important warning signs if you're asleep.
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