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Old 08-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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A Case for a Fire Alarm in the Bedroom

For those of you who have not installed a fire alarm in the bedroom of your coach, it can save your coach a lot of damage or maybe loss from a fire in the rear of the coach. Last week we heard the fire alarm in the bedroom go off as we were driving and pulled over to find the alternator on fire. We were able to quickly put out the fire without any other damage.

Our coach did not come equipped with a smoke alarm in the bedroom, so I installed one after we bought the coach. We have never before heard the bedroom alarm, except for testing it occasionally. It went off before we could smell or see any smoke in the front of the coach, giving us time to react before the fire could spread to wiring and maybe more.

While we were waiting on a new alternator we were advised by the local Cummins Shop that the ISL 400 has a gear driven water pump and we could drive the coach. NOT TRUE On the ISL 400 ISL the serpentine belt must be in place.
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Thanks for the reminder. I installed one in both of my MHs.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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A smoke alarm should be installed in ALL sleeping areas, home and coach. WRV installed one near the couch but none in the bedroom. I was shopping at Costco and saw a two pack of smoke alarms that are 1.5" in diameter. I replaced the one up front and installed the other in the bedroom.
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Good testimonial.
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