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Old 06-20-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Where is Smoke Detecter Located in 96 Mountain Aire?

Okay, I hate to be (or act) so dumb, but I have looked and looked. Just where should the smoke detecter be located in my 1996 Mountain Aire (38ft, 3760 model)? I can see no place where one was and was removed. The only detecter I can find is near the floor on the kitchen side wall of the washer/dryer closet. (is that one battery or hard wired)

Also, anyone have any ideas about how to fix the seat release (to turn seat) on the drivers flexsteel seat. The one on the passenger side seat works, but the drivers seat does not. The release lever (in arm rest) appears to have the cable loose or it has dropped from fitting.

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Any smoke detector worth its salt SHOULD be on the ceiling in the Kitchen area. IF none is located there, then buy one and install it yourself. Remember to change the battery annually. Then the detector on the floor is for CO2, a heavier than air no odor deadly gas. Then I have no idea why your seat will not turn around.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Newmar has traditionally installed smoke detectors in the bed room.

Kitchen installation results in too many false alarms from cooking.
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Mine is installed in front over the passenger seat. Goes off a lot when DW is cooking even with vents on so usually have to take the battery out. It is a poor location in my coach.
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So much for tradition.

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Mine is installed in front over the passenger seat. Goes off a lot when DW is cooking even with vents on so usually have to take the battery out. It is a poor location in my coach.
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Thanks all, have looked in all those locations.

Is there a special type for Motorhomes?

Even in my sitck house, the smoke detector will will go off in one of the bedrooms if I boil water.
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...anyone have any ideas about how to fix the seat release (to turn seat)... The release lever (in arm rest) appears to have the cable loose or it has dropped from fitting...Kaye
Hummmm, something doesn't sound right.... unless the '96 was a lot different. My 2000 DSDP has a black lever in each arm rest that RAISES the arm rest. To turn the set we have levers on the bottom, side (I think side toward the aisle) section of the seats. One pulls them out to turn the seat.
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[QUOTE=Afubar;883886]Thanks all, have looked in all those locations.

Is there a special type for Motorhomes?

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No. Pick one up at Wally World.
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Romeo, will try to insert picture of the lever I was talking about. Don't know how you are set up on your 2000 DP but the lever that is on my 1996 gasser, releases the seat to swivel. I've gotten down on my hands and knees to look for a lever (which is what my old 73 Winnie Indian has) but best I can determine, this is it. (at least it works to swivel the passenger seat)

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The one on the floor is Explosive Gas (Propane)

CO, not CO2, but CO, is usually mounted either on the cealing or within five inches of it, in the bedroom. Far as I know there is no CO2 detector.
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The one on the floor is Explosive Gas (Propane)

CO, not CO2, but CO, is usually mounted either on the cealing or within five inches of it, in the bedroom. Far as I know there is no CO2 detector.

Our '05 DSDP has a hard wired propane detector next to the passenger seat near the floor.

A CO (carbon monoxide) detector on the bedroom ceiling and a smoke detector on the ceiling above the passenger seat.

Hopefully we will never hear a peep from any of them except when we regularly test them and when we replace the smoke and CO detector batteries every year.
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Our '05 DSDP has a hard wired propane detector next to the passenger seat near the floor. A CO (carbon monoxide) detector on the bedroom ceiling and a smoke detector on the ceiling above the passenger seat.
Exactly how our 2010 is laid out so guess Newmar is consistent in the last 5 years at least.
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Exactly how our 2010 is laid out so guess Newmar is consistent in the last 5 years at least.
Wow thanks for the reality check DandS.
Our DSDP is ~5 years old.
Fortunately it still drives, looks, and feels as new.
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Here is a Owners Manual for a 99 MA which will be close to information you need for your 96 coach.
Smoke detector will be in living area up front and will be small about 4" diameter.
LP detector in kitchen area hard wired with on off switch in your display area for tanks, water heater switches & slide controls.
CO in bedroom area over the Generator position outside.
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