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Old 11-14-2015, 06:19 PM   #41
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They weren't alone, there are three of them. They had a bottom bunk with their favorite blanket and pillows to boot. I appreciate everyone's opinions, but I don't think its wrong to allow them to travel in the trailer, even the law allows it. Yes, I am very thankful this had a successful ending. The baby monitors are a great idea, thank you. As for the judgements.. I guess they're like opinions and everyone has them.

Baby monitors won't tell you anything about dogs sleeping vs. lethargic vs. comatose. It will only tell you if they start barking which is unlikely. If you are relying on this to relay to you the CO alarm, that seems like a very weak system. What about CO2? What about primary lack of oxygen? Better to keep dogs out of the exhaust stream.

And by the way make darn sure the battery isn't turned off as it powers the alarms. How many will do this, never hear an alarm, and assume everything is fine? A human should ride back there with them and see what it's like. (I know that is not allowed but I'm just saying you should try it and see if you enjoy the smell.)
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:38 PM   #42
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In many state people can not ride in a trailer being towed. I would NEVER put my furbabies in a trailer being towed. No matter what!
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:17 PM   #43
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"Monday morning Quarterbacking" is easy. We all make mistakes. Bottom line, Glad they are ok and thanks for sharing so we all can learn!!
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #44
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Has to be another reason, modern engines do not emit carbon dioxide
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #45
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Has to be another reason, modern engines do not emit carbon dioxide
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Actually, they produce quite a bit of CO2. We try to limit CO, HC, NOx, but CO2 is the natural result of combustion. Engines exhale CO2 just like you do.

And while the greenhouse gasses are regulated, they are still produced and can build up in a moving trailer. Plus there's a bunch of cars around you producing the same gasses in varying amounts.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:25 PM   #46
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Interesting that's mentioned. We went to get the camper from storage and everything was off and the co detector was going off. Could a battery go bad so quickly in a 2016?
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:41 PM   #47
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Thanks for posting glad your babies are well. I will be putting a battery in my co detector. My 4 year old got the battery. I have't replaced it yet. It will be replaced before the next trip!! Thank so much !!
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:02 PM   #48
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Interesting that's mentioned. We went to get the camper from storage and everything was off and the co detector was going off. Could a battery go bad so quickly in a 2016?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but if the CO detector was going off then everything wasn't turned off. In other words, the main battery switch was still on - which means other small power drainers (like the light on the dash stereo on our unit) were also on.
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Sorry. What I meant was the gas was off at the tanks. No appliances were on. It had been sitting for a week but who knows how long it was going off.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:04 AM   #50
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but if the CO detector was going off then everything wasn't turned off. In other words, the main battery switch was still on - which means other small power drainers (like the light on the dash stereo on our unit) were also on.
My co/propane detector is wired directly to the main battery and bypasses the battery cut-off switch. It's on all the time unless I physically unhook the battery feed wires. (soon to have an inline switch installed)
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