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Old 12-03-2022, 09:37 PM   #1
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Smoke alarm placement

I'm ready to install a smoke alarm in my 2011 Scamp 13. There is very limited wall area where it could be placed. My two choices are on the bathroom wall over the range and on the side of the closet over the curb side bench.

At first I thought place it over the range but am concerned it would activate every time I cooked something. Seeking advice from those who have already been there. Thank you,

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#2 for me. It still activates sometimes when we first start up the furnace. We don’t cook inside, so that’s not a problem.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:47 PM   #3
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In our Scamp 19' l located the smoke alarm in the stairway. I set it off each time I cook in the trailer. I pop the battery and keep on cookin'.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:44 AM   #4
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I cook 2 or 3 times a day when I'm on the road. This may become more of a nuisance than I want. Thank you for the suggestions.

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Smoke alarms in a space that's the size of a closet can be a nuisance sometimes, but they may just save your life. Pop the battery door open long enough to finish the task and don't forget to close it afterward.

You should also add a CO detector and an LP (exposive gas) detector. The last has to be hardwired, but it shouldn't be alarmed by cooking or furnace use. Aerosols, maybe.
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Old 12-04-2022, 09:18 AM   #6
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Mines has a cable tie looped in it, so I can hang it up in a good place most of the time, and take it down whiles she's cooking.
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Old 12-04-2022, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the comments. Yes, the CO and propane detectors were top of my list when I got the camper and they work. I will install the smoke alarm in #2 position and deal with the nuisance.

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Where would be the best place for a CO2 detector? High or low?
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Where would be the best place for a CO2 detector? High or low?
CO (not CO2) is neutral relative to air, so it tends to disperse evenly. Location is not critical, but avoid dead zones where there might not be good circulation. At home they recommend 3-5’ high. In an RV, I’ve often seen them mounted low because they’re combined with the explosive gas detector, and propane sinks.
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Old 12-11-2022, 02:16 PM   #10
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I wish the smoke alarm companies would make an alarm for a small space such as a camper. The one that came with my 17' Casita is exactly the same size and make as the ones in my house. And it was put at ear level. It is so ear splitting I wonder if I've lost hearing due to it.

It doesn't need to be that big and powerful in a small camper.

I will admit I took it out. We don't cook in the camper nor do we smoke.
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If you don’t cook or smoke you should get very few false alarms.
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