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  1. Hayleylulu

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    Wife is worried when we go to France that she will be gassed iv told her shes more chance of being gassed if i drop one so can any one recommend one just to keep her happy
     
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    Charcoal biscuits are supposed to be good:Rofl1:
     
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    As you haven't had a sensible reply.

    I cant remember where I got mine. It is really sold for mains operation but if you cut off the transformer it runs fine on 12v. I have connected mine in the water pump circuit so more likely to turn it off when van is stored, though this may not suit you.
     
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    Try the Omnitron Gas alarm does LPG, Knockout gasses Coal gas and Carbon monoxide. www.omnitron.co.uk


    or
    a Waeco alarm

    both are good :thumb:
     
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    But.......does it do the special Yosser patented Duvet Raiser and trouser inflator....

    .............................That's the real measure of a gas detector.
    :Rofl1:
     
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    I bought a carbon monoxide alarm from Lloyds Chemists website - I think it cost me £10

    Which use in the van, I think Carbon monoxide poisoning is more of a danger than the "spanish gas attack"

    cheers

    bob
     
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    Yosser on the Viagra again ?? :Eeek:
     
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    Methane!!! :Blush::Rofl1:
     
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    There was an article on motorhomefun magazine that says that there is absolutely no evidence that gassing exists and this was supported by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
    Cheers.
    Paul
     
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    it is a case of someone knowing someone again

    It is a case of knowing someone that knows someone that was robbed while they were asleep using the gas... yea right.

    Having a sensor for carbon monoxide is important.. We have so many alarms in our winnebago.. the carbon monoxide is main wired in to the 12 v system and is live all the time.. it even goes off with the fumes from the Bessil carpet cleaner.... the generator exhaust has been know to come back in the cab before we had a Venturi fitted and now and then go over the roof and feed back in tot he RV via one of the roof vents... got over that with a working Fantastic fan that draws air from a side window and up and out of the RV via the roof...

    But never meet anyone in all my travels who has been a victim of a gas attack other than me when Ezzie lets go in the RV.. boy that is bad, real bad...

    Bob:Cool:
     
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    I agree but i guess its as much about feeling safe as needing the detector in reality:thumb: which make my other half feel safer:RollEyes:
     
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    nor I Bob ... nor have I met a mass murderer...

    you must recall Frankie's post when she asked a group of French Police..


    Again, proves nothing ... except they believe it happens.. but why would they lie.. ?

    Do I worry.. No, did I have or will I get an alarm , No ... but as already said.. if it allays fear that has to be a good thing ..
     
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    At the risk of hijacking the thread (my apologies to Yosser if this happens) has anyone who has an alarm fitted ever had it go off in the night when on a foreign campsite or aire? Come to that has anyone who has a narcotic gas alarm ever had it go off at all? If so under what circumstances?

    D.
     
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    I read recently, an article by a HGV insurers body, who stated that they had NEVER been furnished with any PROOF that a trucker had ever been gassed. Loads of secondhand stories, a few loads "dissapeared" but no proof.
    Like you, I would say your wife is more at threat from your emmisssions, than from the mad scientist who can see through your MH to know exactly how much dental gas to pump into the space he has calculated is there, that will JUST make you sleep and NEVER (never reported in twenty years) killed you.He will also be clever enough to know that you ARE carrying cash, DO have a load of gear worth having, DO NOT have an inrtuder alarm or interior dead locks, and wont fancy a fight. Yoiu would think, that someone this clever, would be able to find other employment, instead of lurking in laybys waiting for us? See here.....................PLEASE NOTE, TRUCKERS WEBSITE.
    http://www.trucknetuk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61149
     
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    Hi Dave. i had a gas alarm fitted on my last van and it did alarm on one occassion...... but during the day as i opened the gas locker with the hab door open.

    there was a leak at one of the cyliner hoses.

    but not sure that qualifies:thumb:
     
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    Picked a carbon monoxide alarm up yesterday £10 ASDA :thumb:
     
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    use the standard robber deterrent
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    a picture of the mother in law in all the windows
     
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    I have a gas detector (low down) in order to warn of gas leaks, never thought of it for gas attacks though. Apparently they will detect intestinal gas as someone posted that their dog slept next to it and they had a lot of alarms. Mine is at floor level next to Shirleys seat so I will know who to blame.:Laughing:
     
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    I can not believe the so-called funny comments in regards to whether gassing takes place or not. People try to post advice on this site to help fellow members and face a barrage of comments that counteract the advice they are trying to give.
    These are the facts:
    Gassing does happen. (I know from personal experience) The first thing the french police asked me "were you gassed?". Why would they ask me if it doesn't happen?
    The french route down to Spain via Montpellier is a very well known hot-spot for this type of attack.
    For all your doubters on here - just google Knockout gas and read what the foeign office and other organisations say about it.
    I don't want to put a damper on things, but hey can we be a little more constructive.
     
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