Another gassed in France but with a new twist

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    A worrying story ... first I've seen with police and hospital reports..


    it's not anecdotal if they have a hospital report
     
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    I suppose that's more feasible than some out of work anaesthetist. But as stated, highly dangerous. Am sure its a fine line between knockout and death. Would they not smell car exhaust fumes before dozing off. They would if it was any of my chip fat burners.
     
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    Easily prevented if it happened ....... FIT A CO DETECTOR!

    I can't believe anyone would not have one fitted seeing the sad events over the last few years.
     
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    My phone won't let me open it due to too many redirections on the pages.
     
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    What I mean Jim is I would like to see the hospital reports....There's a lot of it could of....plus we all have potentially carbon monoxide in our blood from general living in a city...It may be higher if parked in a busy service area
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    But your right...This is not a normal gasing story..
     
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    Like you would..........:cautious:
     
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    Quite agree Brian...
    For the cost of a few quid when your driving a 40k camper its a no brainer
     
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    Yes but it could of been full of cash and drugs so course you would ...ha ha
     
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    What surprises me is that no-one mentions the infernal stench that would still be there and that would be immediately obvious in the morning. Car exhausts pump out fairly evil-smelling gases, as well as CO, that would permeate and cling to everything in the motorhome.
     
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    Even driving a 15k camper it's a no brainer but an ex soviet military gas mask from eBay for £10 does the job equally well .....and as long as you don't sleep on your front its quite comfortable ...you can even suck your tea up through the long straw attachment
     
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    There's more reports out there of this happening to lorry drivers than there is campers by the way .....its worth looking at
     
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    I don't have one. When I start heating the van with the cooker or bringing my still-smouldering barbecue inside I might consider it. Until then I'll manage without.
     
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    I didn't see that on the options list when I bought my MH. :mask:
     
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    They only offer it to very special customers ......
     
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    Sorry Tambo but the general consensus on this forum is that these gassing reports are b*ll*cos - never any evidence apart from groggy drivers and missing money - no residual drugs in the system, no thieves caught etc.
     
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    If this is true there will soon be some deaths especially those silly folk who don't have CO detectors. Never believed the anaesthetic gases business as anaesthetist colleagues just laughed when I asked if it was possible.
     
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    Yes but this is different and far more lethal...potentially of course. ...still at least it might free up some space in the Aires
     
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    Does noise not also travel along a hose with the exhaust. Are different size people not effected differently to gas intake. Bit like the male female alcohol effect. Sorry don't believe a word of it unless copious amounts of alcohol were involved. o_O
     
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    So the robbers must still have broken a lock to get in? Or presumably if they entered via an open window they replaced the fly screen afterwards?

    There's never any photos of damaged locks, broken windows or doors.

    Presumably they have hospital paperwork supporting carbon monoxide poisoning but the reporter never thought to include a picture of that?

    If it's true, it's worrying, but if would have thought there'd be more hard evidence.
     
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