Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms

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  1. Kait

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    I can't seem to find any motorhome specific CO2 and smoke alarms. Recommendations please. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't think there are any motorhome specific ones on the market. Our van had neither when we bought it so I bought a combined CO and smoke alarm and mounted it on the ceiling above the seating area.
     
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    Ordinary domestic ones are fine.

    On a related subject I heard recently about wireless smoke alarms. They link together and if one goes off the others in the network go off. This could be useful if you keep your MH on your drive, especially if plugged in. One in the MH and it's twin in the house.
     
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    We've realised that ours is too sensitive . If the dog or Ralph , poops, it sets it off. No kidding! ( of course I don't do such things:blush:)
    I think it could be where we have it positioned. Where the sink is under the work surface, on the wood. Maybe if we put it towards the big sliding door , instead of the lounge side.....
    Ours is for gas, CO, and smoke btw.
     
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    Non specific, but I have fitted the Fire Angel series. These tell you in the Instructions that in a caravan / Motorhome treat them as a bedsit - i.e. one room dwellings. Try to get a smoke alarm that is for "Toast". These use a different spectrum to detect smoke and are just a little less sensitive so do not give as many false alarms.
     
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    I've just asked Ralph and ours is a fire Angel too. With a toast setting . Shame it doesn't have a fart setting :laughing:
    It's got a lifetime battery in it. It's very good , but I think it's too low down . That's why it's so sensitive .
     
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    Ours is combined and tells us why it's beeping, got a shock when I first heard the voice.:)
     
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    Maybe there are no MH specific ones as there is no MH specific smoke or Carbon monoxide. As has been said just fit domestic ones.
     
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    It would have to be plugged in......they are mains operated only and still need a 230 volt supply wire.
     
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    Indeed, but if the MH is already plugged in on the drive it shouldn't be a problem, but it does mean you would need two smoke detectors in the vehicle, one battery and one mains operated.
     
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