Isaac-1 said:I can't tell you if it would work or not, but I can tell you that it is not certified for RV use.
HappyWanderer said:A combination CO / smoke detector is an excellent choice, if mounted in a higher location where room air freely passes the detector.
Gizmo100 said:The only thing I would not like about the combination unit is you may not know why it's going off. My wife is always setting off the detectors because she forgets to turn on the exhaust fan. If it's just the smoke alarm..No big deal. But if it's the CO alarm we open the door to let in fresh air ASAP.
AND ONCE AGAIN I REMIND HER TO TURN ON THE FAN!
Thanks Gary, that is what I figured. Smoke is smoke and CO is CO.Gary RV_Wizard said:There is nothing unique about CO or smoke/fire detectors in RVs. Same specs for the sensors. However, it is wise to have 12v or dry cell battery operated devices rather than 120v-powered units so they work when the RV is not plugged to shore power or genset.
An integrated smoke & CO detector is potentially less effective for the reasons kdbgoat cites. Better to have separates so they can each be at optimum height and location.
Your nose is the best and cheapest propane detector. Propane and natural gas is infused with an odorizer designed to make it detectable to humans.slacker72 said:Are there any battery powered propane detectors?
Bill N said:Your nose is the best and cheapest propane detector. Propane and natural gas is infused with an odorizer designed to make it detectable to humans.