[QUOTE=garbonz;1682992]It's much more common on boats, especially in the warm and arid west as the link below confirms. Modern day generators still do not have any emission controls like our cars do, and consequently put out dangerously high levels of CO (about3% or so) that is 30,000 parts per million, when 5000 ppm is immediately dangerous to health. In most cases there is enough breeze blowing or distance between the exhaust and those around us, but sometime's not.
I truly believe that I, along with my DW and my son, are alive today, thanks to a CO alarm, in our boat. One night, in Biscayne Park, located in Biscayne Bay, Miami area, we had parked our boat at the shoreline, tied up to a small, short, pier. The wind was strong, as it was kinda stormy that night (otherwise, we would have been "on the hook" all night). It was hot in the cabin, so the AC, was operating at max., being powered by our generator. Sometime, during the wee hours of the morning, we were awakened by an alarm. I immediately got up and noticed that the night was very still, not one bit of a breeze. It didn't take me but a second, to realize what was wrong. I got everyone up, untied the boat from the dock and moved out, into the bay, where there was a gentle breeze blowing. I dropped anchor and we were able to settle down and go back to sleep. This was a great lesson for me. Now, we have a 39' Fleetwood RV, with a ginny and a CO alarm. We have not, yet, had to run the ginny, for a good nights sleep, but just in case, I purchased a venturi exhaust tube, to vent the fumes, above the RV, instead of letting the fumes surround the RV, at ground level.
Roland & Jerri, with Maggie & Mollie, our Pups; '05 Fleetwood Providence, 39' DP; '08 Saturn. "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has it's limits" (Einstein)