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Old 12-28-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Co2 detector

Having problems with the CO2 alarm in the 5th wheel, & shopping for a new one. A battery powered unit in the camping store is on the average of $75. A battery powered unit in the local big box store is $17. for a KIDDIE, or $18. for a FIRST ALERT, both name brands. Are they the same? Do I need the RV specific unit?

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Did a quick check of Consumer Reports and they contended that all the carbon monoxide (CO) detectors they checked worked, some just faster then others. All have a life span of some 6 years or so. So other then profit margins differences the more expensive the faster response time but cannot say if that is buying decision.

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We have found these to be very reliable. Amazon.com: Atwood 32519 CO Detector with LED: Automotive When safety is involved I will not compromise price for quality.
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