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Old 10-03-2016, 04:10 PM   #11
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Generators are another potential CO source for trailers, although I believe most users place them well away from the trailer to reduce the noise. CO poisoning from generators in houseboats has been a serious but under-appreciated problem.

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Old 10-03-2016, 04:23 PM   #12
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Generators are another potential CO source for trailers, although I believe most users place them well away from the trailer to reduce the noise. CO poisoning from generators in houseboats has been a serious but under-appreciated problem.

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Whoa! I just read the houseboat article. I wouldn't have expected that considering the people were on a lake with what seems like unlimited amounts of outside air to breathe.

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Old 10-03-2016, 05:03 PM   #13
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Found this info from Kiddie:

"There is no specific height for carbon monoxide. CO weights almost the same as air so it spreads pretty evenly. As well, CO alarms measure for the overall exposure to CO, not just its presence. They simulate the absorption rate into the human body because low levels of CO over a long period of time is as dangerous as high levels in a matter minutes. If you are unsure about the potential for CO, consider gettting a digital display alarm that lets you know of low levels of CO, well before it gets dangerous."

On the other hand, the CO alarm instructions for the one I have at home said to place it 3' from the floor.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:34 PM   #14
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Generators are another potential CO source for trailers, although I believe most users place them well away from the trailer to reduce the noise. CO poisoning from generators in houseboats has been a serious but under-appreciated problem.

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my experience has always been that generators are usually placed closer to my camp spot, rather than the user/owners camp spot.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:16 PM   #15
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My 2005 17b had a totally unsealed fridge. When the sun was at the right angle, I could see sunlight on the control panel (shining through the exhaust vent).

I have also had bad luck with MTI co/gas detectors. Bought two recently and both failed within 3 days.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #16
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my experience has always been that generators are usually placed closer to my camp spot, rather than the user/owners camp spot.
Yah, a couple of times I've been tempted to say, "for me, how nice of you"

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