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Old 06-29-2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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Fire alarm / smoke detector

We have had our unit for 3 years now and I just now found out that the fire alarm / smoke detector STILL had the protective plastic on the battery.
PLEASE check out yours ASAP!!!!! I hate to think of what might have happened without it working.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:06 AM   #2
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That tells me you don't cook (Bacon) inside or have camped beside (Smokie Campfire) neighbors! Youroo!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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ours used to go off with just making toast......also tells me you didn't occasionally test your detector.....tsk tsk tsk!
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I found mine after my first year of camping.

I had just de-winterized the camper and took it into the dealer for inspection.

When I got it back I was loading the camper and decided to "function check" my detectors. Glad I did because NOTHING worked; plastic on both batteries.

I was furious with my dealership because their 100 point 90 dollar inspection was supposed to include the detectors. There was a checkmark in "good."

Was the final straw...
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:23 AM   #5
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If you Cook in your RV, Remove the S/D that came in the unit and place it in the Bed room. Replace with a (Kitchen S/D) with a Hush button! Youroo!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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ours used to go off with just making toast......also tells me you didn't occasionally test your detector.....tsk tsk tsk!

I thought it was hard wired not battery. Now on I will test every safety device before heading out. Just more things to add to the "before camping" list. I might even replace it in the near future. I have seen better models at the home improvement stores.

Just wanted to warn new owners about what I found.....
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I found mine after my first year of camping.

I had just de-winterized the camper and took it into the dealer for inspection.

When I got it back I was loading the camper and decided to "function check" my detectors. Glad I did because NOTHING worked; plastic on both batteries.

I was furious with my dealership because their 100 point 90 dollar inspection was supposed to include the detectors. There was a checkmark in "good."

Was the final straw...

Our PDI showed good on the detectors also. Now I am going to check the co2 one in the bedroom.
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We are in our maiden rv camping trip and the smoke detector went off last night while my wife was cooking. No smoke that I could detect either. Now when we cook I place it in a cabinet then put it back when we are done eating.

Anyone have a recommendation on a replacement?


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We are in our maiden rv camping trip and the smoke detector went off last night while my wife was cooking. No smoke that I could detect either. Now when we cook I place it in a cabinet then put it back when we are done eating.

Anyone have a recommendation on a replacement?


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We are in our maiden rv camping trip and the smoke detector went off last night while my wife was cooking. No smoke that I could detect either. Now when we cook I place it in a cabinet then put it back when we are done eating.

Anyone have a recommendation on a replacement?


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We just cover ours with a plastic shower cap when we cook and take it off when we are done. Elastic bowl covers should also work.

As far as replacements go we replaced ours with a Kidde PI9010 dual sensor as it detects more potential fire types than the one our TT came with. It also has a hush function that overrides the alarm for 15 minutes. While it is not RV certified I talked with Kidde and all of the operation ranges and environment requirements are the same as the basic detector they sell as RV certified. Although they didn't say this directly, I got the impression the reason they didn't have more RV certified models was just a cost issue as opposed to an operational/safety thing. The only fire safety improvement I have left to do is mount a carbon monoxide detector in the upper area over our bed. The one our trailer came with is in the LP gas detector which is too low to be of use.
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