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Old 09-26-2022, 01:30 PM   #1
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safe to sleep in class C with a cover on it?

I am getting ready to winterize my class C.
I would like to put my cover on and still be able to sleep in it for a few days.
The cover is new to me and I'd like to make sure it fits before I have to hop on a plane.
The cover I got has a zippered section that should give me access to the side door and a few windows.
I would have the refrigerator off, and propane off.
I have a smoke alarm, and a separate CO2 detector.
Even thou the cover would seal out air flow, I just don't think one person could deplete all of the oxygen in a 28 ft RV during the night.
And, I would think that if it got close to that the CO2 alarm would go off.

Just asking is anyone here has slept in their rig with the over on for a few nights?

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Old 09-26-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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I think you mean CO (Carbon Monoxide) detector. A CO2 detector would be going off every time one or more person breaths(slight exaggeration). I’d want some fresh air source to keep it from getting stuffy.
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Old 09-26-2022, 04:42 PM   #3
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No expert here, just my opinions.

As far as OČ and CO, I don't think having the cover on would be much different than being inside with the door, windows, and rooftop vents shut. Thinking the cover would have to be on tight to cause a problem there. .

But, you'd probably have more condensation inside since you couldn't open a vent. This is something you don't want too much of.

Again, these are my thoughts. I might be way off base!
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Old 09-26-2022, 04:54 PM   #4
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Notify somebody that you are in there sleeping in case something does go wrong.

So friends or relatives don't report a missing person.
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Old 09-26-2022, 05:26 PM   #5
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Never slept in any of my rigs with the cover on but if I did, I would ensure I had plenty of ventilation (airflow is essential) and would not operate a furnace............maybe a small, portable, safe electric heater, if necessary to take care of heat leak, and sleep in a cold weather rated sleeping bag.......just like camping outside in the snow at elevation.
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