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Old 12-30-2010, 12:39 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by hooverbill View Post
There have been some deaths in the houseboating world by exhaust getting trapped either under the over hanging hull of the boat, or by boats beening rafted up too close together. They recommend the exhaust being extended to the roof line.
There have been alot of deaths on houseboats but for more reasons than just the generators, the engine exhaust as well.
I am very well versed in this topic and have spent thousands (yes thousands) of hours on the subject, because my only brother died CO on a houseboat. Tis now the standard 2010 that all houseboats (new) come with a CO safe generator (99.3% co free). I only wish RV's would make CO safe generators. That will now be my new mission is the RV industry, but trying to gather death or incident related info will be more difficult in this industry.
But as for your initial question, yes it's dangerous. We have vented ours to the roof. But let me tell you when we have been in an RV park and a gasser pulls up next to us and turns on the gen, we move out. My Mother will not bury another child from such a preventable death, knowledge is everything.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:47 PM   #16
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Living on Lake Cumberland, I am very aware of the houseboat debacle where people have succumbed to CO trapped beneath the hull. Some just pass out and drown. That is why I asked the question originally. I also remember an artist named Vittittoe who died from CO on an older MH.

So there will be some kind of a vertical vent on mine before I run it and sleep.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:54 PM   #17
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Very good Bend, and welcome to this RV forum. I have found it very helpful and great ppl here with great advise.
BTW what you described is exactly how my brother died at Lake Powell. In my research and opinion Lake Cumberland and Lake Powell are two very beatiful places to visit both very deadly. It does not stop me from going to Powell every year because I educate ppl besides honoring my brother and enjoying myself. So when you go to Lake Cumberland again, please help educate ppl.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:23 PM   #18
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An EMT elbow the size of your exhaust with a coupling.A length of 4" lightweight pvc drain pipe and some spacers to keep the EMT centered inside the pvc.A suction cup and bungee tohold it vertical and for less than $30 you have an exhaust extension.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:11 PM   #19
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$130 for a plastic pipe and rubber tie down???? I like that its 'air cooled'.. is there a water cooled version?
Yeah... just wait for it to rain!

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