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Old 03-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Bedroom Smoke Alarm

While inspecting and/or replacing the smoke, CO, and propane alarms, I noticed that there is no smoke alarm in the bedroom - just the one (1) smoke alarm above the driver's seat (just replaced).

Was there a sound or logical reason that WRV did not install one back there? The wall mounted CO alarm mounted on the bedroom wall is strictly CO. There are no holes in the ceiling where one might have been installed prior to my purchase of the coach.

Just checking before I install one back there.

Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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You are correct. There is a smoke detector above the driver's seat, propane near the furnace and a CO in the ceiling of the bedroom. You can add anything that makes you comfortable. An automatic halon extinguisher might be a good idea near the refrigerator. I haven't installed one but have seriously thought about it. Just the same way i have thought about a ladder for the emergency window exit but haven't quite got around to that either.
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The thinking is that an RV is so small you do not need 2 detectors. Smoke alarms are often closer to the kitchen.

But if you wish to add one. A common house model (Kidde) is identical to the Atwood model that came in my RV. in fact half the manual pages for teh Atwood say Kidde. and when I had to replace the CO alarm (Likewise) the only differences were....
1: Slightly different color (May have been due to aging)
2: Atwood unit had a sticker on the battery compartment cover that listed the alarm states, Kidde unit did not, Covers are physical identical otherwise so I switched covers.
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