Does anyone know if there are battery-powered propane and carbon monoxide detectors? We don't want to bother with hard wiring and are hoping that battery-powered ones are available (I didn't see any on Camping World's website).
We tried to save some money by buying a electric plug-in / battery
operated carbon monoxide/propane detector at our local Fred Meyers store when it was on sale. Ours was the Kiddie Nighthawk, model KN-COEG-3. Boy, what a bad idea! It's intended for home use, and as long as it's plugged in it works great, but while traveling or camping without an electric power supply it runs off the battery
, and within a very short time (like 2 days or so) it will start beeping to let you know you should replace the batteries. We found this to be very annoying!
We decided that it was a bad idea for our Casita
, so last weekend we installed a hard wired propane detector. Results: continous protection, no beeping, 2 happy campers!