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Old 12-09-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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I was wondering if people could post pictures of where your carbon monoxide, propane, and smoke detectors are mounted in your trailers?

I'm trying to find the best places to mount these detectors in our 19' Scamp where they will work propely but not be easily damaged.

As always, thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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Smoke on the ceiling, CO high on a wall, and propane near the floor; all are mounted on (or near) the bathroom wall between the bathroom and the fridge.

Unfortunately my trailer is off-site right now, so I can't just run out and post pics...

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Old 12-09-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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My Burro wouldn't match your trailer, so where I have stuff doesn't relate, but Rogers description covers it.

On the closet backside (Over the bed), I have smoke on top, CO about 3/4 the way up.

My Propane Det. is about 1" above the floor, on the frontside of the closet, just around the corner from the heatr.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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Everything the others have stated is correct.

All the detectors come with instructions and you must read and follow them to the letter.

Propane is heaver than air and hugs the floor, smoke goes up towards the ceiling and there are some specific instructions on where the detector can be mounted on the wall and/or ceiling and CO seams to be everywhere.

All the detectors state to keep them away from a draft, a vent where air comes out, an open window, etc.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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My combination smoke/co detector is on the side ofv the closet above the bed, mounted high. I will be getting a propane detector for Christmas, it will be close to the floor (per the directions.)
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for your quick replies! I know I can always get the answers I need here.

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Old 12-16-2006, 09:08 AM   #7
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I installed both. Since CO is odorless, etc. I spent about $10 extra and got the CO detector with a digital readout and am glad I did.

It is very sensitive and will alarm when cooking in various locations in the trailer. Interestingly I found the least sensitive placement is next to the rear window above the bed where it would be sensing the air you would be breathing when asleep. The most sensitive location seems to be high on the bathroom wall nearest the front window which is where I have permanently mounted it. Your mileage may differ.

To prevent it from alarming when cooking, open the window above the stove and the top vent. I have a MaxAir fan which also helps. It doesn't seem to matter whether it is switched to blow in or blow out. But if you forget . . . . . SCREECH!!!!!

And I'm glad it does.

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