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Old 03-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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That where mine is ... on the floor.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #12
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I have the gas/carbon monoxide combo detector in my 23ss Roo, installed under the u shaped dining table.

Safe T Alert brand.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #13
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Wow! Lots of varied responses here...

Here's an exerpt from of the Fire Service Training Websites that i routinely use, which talks about CO detector placement:


"Unlike smoke, which rises to the ceiling, CO mixes with air. Recognizing this, a CO detector should be located at knee-height (which is about the same as prone sleeping height). Due to the possibility of tampering or damage by pets, children, vacuum cleaners and the like, it may be located up to chest height. To work properly, a detector should not be blocked by furniture, draperies or other obstructions to normal air flow. If a combination smoke/carbon monoxide detector is used, it should be located on the ceiling, to ensure that it will detect smoke effectively. Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions for additional information regarding proper use and maintenance."

CO is most likely going to do the most harm to an individual while he or she is sleeping. This is why detectors should be placed at sleeping level. They typical 18" off the floor that outlets are mounted may be a bit low, compared to bed height, but ceiling installation is only advised when the detector is a combination CO/smoke.

Personally, I would not recommend a combination unit, as the sensors have two ery different life-span dependability, with smoke detectors lasting much longer than CO sensors, but that's just my adice, and not the mfgr's advice.....
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My combo gas/carbon monoxide unit is approximately 1 foot off the ground, but I also have a smoke detector installed in the ceiling.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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I have the gas/carbon monoxide combo detector in my 23ss Roo, installed under the u shaped dining table.

Safe T Alert brand.
Ditto. It's the same on the 2013 Roo 23SS. I'm considering getting an extra co detector just to be safe.

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #16
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My 08 came with an AA battery model on the ceiling.
Last fall it started to chirp every so often.
I figured batteries and so I changed them and walked away.
Few days later I'm outside the house and hear the chirp again?
WTF I think, those were new batteries. I test them and they are good.
Called the company and they said it was the "end of life" warning.
Tossed it and found another AA battery model at Wally World for less
than $20.

If you need one they aren't very expensive and a good thing to have in
any living space with gas appliances.

First Alert Battery-Powered Carbon Monoxide Detector, CO400 - Walmart.com

Here's an even better buy if you by chance need a smoke det for anywhere you can get both for $24
First Alert SCO403 Alarm Combination Pack - Walmart.com

I'm surprised they are shipping RVs without a CO detector
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Wow! Lots of varied responses here...

Here's an exerpt from of the Fire Service Training Websites that i routinely use, which talks about CO detector placement:


"Unlike smoke, which rises to the ceiling, CO mixes with air. Recognizing this, a CO detector should be located at knee-height (which is about the same as prone sleeping height). Due to the possibility of tampering or damage by pets, children, vacuum cleaners and the like, it may be located up to chest height. To work properly, a detector should not be blocked by furniture, draperies or other obstructions to normal air flow. If a combination smoke/carbon monoxide detector is used, it should be located on the ceiling, to ensure that it will detect smoke effectively. Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions for additional information regarding proper use and maintenance."

CO is most likely going to do the most harm to an individual while he or she is sleeping. This is why detectors should be placed at sleeping level. They typical 18" off the floor that outlets are mounted may be a bit low, compared to bed height, but ceiling installation is only advised when the detector is a combination CO/smoke.

Personally, I would not recommend a combination unit, as the sensors have two ery different life-span dependability, with smoke detectors lasting much longer than CO sensors, but that's just my adice, and not the mfgr's advice.....
Good to know. The one I installed in my 21SS I put next to the hanging storage and put it high enough that I could screw into the bottom wood shelf. It's close to knee height so I should be good. I was thinking I messed up when I read another post.
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If you need one they aren't very expensive and a good thing to have in
any living space with gas appliances.

First Alert Battery-Powered Carbon Monoxide Detector, CO400 - Walmart.com
That's what I got and bought mine from Lowes for $17 something.
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I found mine when I opened the slide last night. It has a combo propane / CO detecter. it is near the floor, on the outside of the bathroom wall near the rear bunk.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #20
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Have the combo unit on our new Flagstaff 21FB. One thing to keep in mind, the CO2 detector runs off the RV battery. If you hit the battery disconnect switch the detector is no longer opporating.
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