RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 235
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Question

My Carbon Monoxide Alarm is due it's 7 year replacement. I found Model #CO250RVA for abuot 30 bucks. I also found #CO250B for about 17 bucks. Same size and looks the same.

Does anyone know of any differces between the two?

Thanks
Dave
__________________

__________________
Dave & Brenda
2007 Chevy 2500 Duramax
2012 Sabre 31 RETS 5'er
h20ski is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
DukeofDburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dillsburg, PA (formerly)
Posts: 106
They both have a 10-year warranty and the same features. The RVA model is "RV approved" so I'm guessing that's why they charge almost double. Could be it's more vibration resistant or something, but I have had success using regular smoke detectors and CO detectors for years. If it's battery operated and not 12v hardwired, I'd feel safe sleeping with the $17 version myself
__________________

__________________
2017 Ford F350 Crew Cab Diesel Dually | 2015 Palomino Sabre 39' 5th Wheel
"I spent most of my money on alcohol, women and RV's . . .the rest I just wasted . . ."
DukeofDburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 10,998
Here are the spec sheets/brochures for both models.


CO250RVA...10 yr warranty and RV approved
CO250B.......5 yr warranty


http://www.brkelectronics.com/pdfs/2...5/fcb2c2a6.pdf


https://www.iesupply.com/Images/img/...936%20spec.pdf




I'm good with the lower priced one.
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 11:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 441
CO alarms have different sensitivity.

The less expensive model will prevent the loss of life while the more expensive models prevent longterm health issues if there are low levels of CO..
__________________
35' 5thCustomized-16"Frame-240gFW-120gBlack-120gGrey-2"XPSTank Insulation-2x8K TimbrenSTI-TusonABS -900AhCrownFLA -BlueSea8264 -3KVictronMulti+GX+600W Xantrax-2K Solar-ARP Alarm-100gal ASME Propane -50A ProNautic-Propex 2800-2x300C Viair-17.5 Alcoa+TOYO1430
ALLOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 04:52 AM   #5
Senior Member


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4,424
A couple years ago I dug deeper into CO monitoring. The conclusion: I wanted something more sensitive than the typical detector (Our coach already comes with one of those). You may not come to the same conclusion. If you do, though, the Kidde KN-COU-B is a more-sensitive "consumer" model. Details on the KN-COU-B are at this link. By comparison, it is expensive: $85 online, at the moment.

Unlike the smoke detector, neither the came-with-it nor the KN-COU-B have alarmed in the three years we've had the coach.
__________________
Mark
2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis)
2009 Honda Fit Sport
l1v3fr33ord1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 10:54 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
bddadles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Full Timing. When I park I'm home
Posts: 742
It is a safety item plus it is cheap even being replaced every 2 years instead of 7 like you have got from it. I don't know the differences but I would not go cheap to save $20.


Brad
__________________
2004 Volvo, 2009 smart car
2008 Hitch Hiker Champagne
Full timing since 2009
bddadles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALLOY View Post
CO alarms have different sensitivity.

The less expensive model will prevent the loss of life while the more expensive models prevent longterm health issues if there are low levels of CO..
I have an older (1985) resurrected MH that has no alarms of any kind... anybody have recommendations for good smoke, CO and Propane alarms?Or know of ones to avoid?

I know that the propane alarm needs to be mounted at floor level (propane is heavier than air), and smoke alarms should be mounted high...

I think I'd prefer +12 powered... or are units with internal batteries preferred?
__________________

__________________
Semi-retired technogeek...electronics / computer network / 2-way / ham radio... WA6ILQ
1985 Fleetwood 32' Southwind (Chev P30/454/TH400), dubbed "Lazarus" by friends... I resurrected it from the dead...
AnotherMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Kidde vs. Atwood by Kidde) RV Systems & Appliances 4 06-12-2015 05:09 PM
Safety and Carbon Monoxide Alarm tedward1555 iRV2.com General Discussion 5 02-07-2010 11:41 AM
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Kidde vs. Atwood by Kidde) BrianTX Excel Owner's Forum 3 06-08-2008 04:26 PM
Carbon Monoxide detector alarm Jeff Lawrence RV Systems & Appliances 5 03-11-2007 04:46 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×