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Old 05-14-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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Smoke Detector in MiniLite 2106

I recently purchased a Rockwood MiniLite 2106 and we've camped in it twice now with less than desirable weather...rainy and chilly. Everytime I cook something inside the trailer, whether it's heating up water or cooking bacon, the smoke detector goes off. After this happened the first time we open the door, several windows and turn on all of the fans. It still goes off. I personally think that it's way too close to the cooking area and in line with one of the vents at the front of the trailer. Has anyone encountered this issue or know of a resolution? I don't mind cooking outside, except in crappy weather.

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Old 05-14-2016, 01:49 PM   #2
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Yes, I threw the dang thing away and replaced it with a new one--problem solved!

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Old 05-14-2016, 02:30 PM   #3
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Making toast will also set alarms off. If they are in the direct line of an A/C or heating vent you can get false alarms. In my trailer I have two mounting plates for the alarm so I can keep it away from the A/C vent in the summer and away from the roof vent in moderate temperatures if there are a lot of campfires going. As far as cooking goes I will cover the alarm with one of those elastic plastic bowl covers. I have also just taken it down off the ceiling and put it back up when we are done making our meal.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:49 PM   #4
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My brother-in-law refers to the smoke detector as the kitchen timer when his wife cooks...but that's another story.

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Old 05-14-2016, 02:58 PM   #5
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Ha! I just went and took the smoke detector off the ceiling...took care of that problem. Thank you!! I'll put it back later.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:57 AM   #6
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We've had this problem with all of the RVs we have owned. The smoke detector goes off whenever we make toast. To solve the problem, we take down the detector and remove the battery to stop the annoying sound until we finish cooking. After reading these replies, I think I will try the plastic bowl cover and put it on before the smoke detector goes off.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #7
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Make sure your vent door outside the TT is open.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:50 PM   #8
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Smoke detector false alarm

I bag mine with a plastic bag and tape
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:09 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone! I was able to successfully remove the smoke detector while cooking dinner and breakfast. I didn't realize it was that easy to remove. All is good...and no more annoying alarms!
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:25 AM   #10
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I run the stove hood and crack open the cealing fan. That will create a downdraft of outside fresh air to pass around the smoke detector.

One thing I noticed.... the camper is so air tight that you need one fan running, a cracked open window and/or a fan open on the off position; both fans open, a window needs to be open for the air to flow. Running without anthing open but the fans, will create a "vacuum" and the air inside does not move. I have dual fans; one up front and one in the bathroom on my 2306. The bathroom fan, running at full blast, will move enough air to make the front fan spin pretty fast, when the vent is wide open.

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