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post #21 of 59 (permalink) Old 16-05-2015, 08:06 Thread Starter
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http://www.safefiredirect.co.uk/Page...-detector.aspx

says at the height of where people are sleeping......

it also says not on a ceiling UNLESS it is more than 15cm from the wall and if n a wall at least 15cm below the ceiling.....

This one (from HSE UK) says that as CO is lighter than air it SHOULD be fitted to ceilings and should NOT be low down.....

http://www.hseni.gov.uk/co_detector_advice.pdf

This one says NOT non a ceiling, but kept at head height and stood on a surface at least 1m from any possible source......

http://www.co-bealarmed.co.uk/how-to.../fit-an-alarm/

ALL of them, and many others say "NO SPECIFIC ADVICE CAN BE GIVEN, REFER TO THE MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS" - which IMO is about as much use as a cat flap on a submarine.....

Sorry Cabby, no definitive advice from me......

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post #22 of 59 (permalink) Old 16-05-2015, 09:24
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Our MH came with a fitted gas alarm (just plug into 12v socket ) and a battery smoke alarm. I have also fitted a battery carbon monoxide alarm too so we are 'belt and braces'


Silly not to really


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We have a CO alarm and our Truma warm air heating is balanced flue. However, we would never, ever leave the heating on while asleep! If the van is warm when going to bed, and we have decent bedclothes and perhaps a hot water bottle, why would we need heating as well?

If it was that cold, we'd go home!
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...it might be a bit nippy in the morning?


We were away between Xmas and NY and it was -6 degrees outside when we got up


Nice and toasty in the H though with the heating on


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We have a Fire angel carbon monoxide alarm and a round Fire angel alarm which I assume is the smoke alarm. Neither are situated where the Truma gas heater and cooker are, but on the ceiling above the sleeping area. They where obviously put there by Auto trail. Are you telling me they are in the wrong place. We often sleep with the heater on gas.
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If it's nippy in the morning, turn the heating on, put on the kettle, and get back into bed while everything warms up.
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hi guys just found this site my wife and myself have just purchased our very first motor home together we pick (isobel) up on the 23rd june

whilst talking to the sales guy it was the first thing he mentioned did we want a carbon monoxide detector fitted so we agreed but he also did say that its advisable if on 240 volt hook up to have a small fan heater for night use

i remember my father always turning the gas off of a night and draining the pipes of gas which i have always done in my old converted vans when i was a lot younger

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Hi Ray and welcome.


As you know gas-wise - propane should be good for winter as butane doesn't turn to gas below a certain temperature (5 degrees I think but its low whatever).


If you are on sites with EHU I guess if you have the option you would be on electric heating anyway. We MH throughout winter so keep the electric heating on low at night so it cuts in as and when. I then turn it up at sparrow fart so that its nice and toasty when Mrs GMJ gets up.


If you wild camp I guess its a personal thing as to whether you leave the gas heating on low or not. If it were me I would have no issue with it as being too cold would mean that our MH days would be over for Mrs GMJ as she does not react well to the cold. I too cant see the fun in coming away from home to be cold


Smoke alarm and CO detectors are sensible (and cost so little). We also have a plugged in gas detector as well which cost more but I do like to be belt and braces.


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hi guys just found this site my wife and myself have just purchased our very first motor home together we pick (isobel) up on the 23rd june

whilst talking to the sales guy it was the first thing he mentioned did we want a carbon monoxide detector fitted so we agreed but he also did say that its advisable if on 240 volt hook up to have a small fan heater for night use

i remember my father always turning the gas off of a night and draining the pipes of gas which i have always done in my old converted vans when i was a lot younger

great site

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CO alarm sounds sensible.

Turning off the gas at night precludes wildcamping AND running the fridge, so I suppose you gave up one or the other, which?

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