Need help with smoke detector

Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by Toni Arnold, May 9, 2020.

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    I stand corrected.....lesson learned, dont post while still waking up from a nap.
     
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    Off topic BUT - since you mentioned your NTU trailer is now 7 yrs old have the original tires been replaced? If not, it's time. :)
     
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    They typically should use the 9 volt battery.
     
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    The previous owner had just replaced them so they are brand new. Thanks for asking me about it though. There is still so much I'm learning so any help is very much appreciated.
     
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    That detector uses a 9v battery not double A
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Toni, Kidde makes a combination CO/Combustible Gas detector that works great. About $ 35.00. If you have LP you want to protect against CO and Propane leaks. And of course get the Smoke detector. Good luck and happy camping!
     
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    Thank you for that info. That's the one I ordered on Amazon. I do have propane however, I have searched everywhere in the trailer and there is no detector. I was going to get one of the plug in ones but I mostly, so far have only dry camped at the beach so no hook ups. I only use the propane to heat my water for coffee but now I'm nervous to leave it on. Not a big deal to just use my portable coleman stove for that but it's more convenient to use my stove inside.
     
  9. Mark Willy

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    Tori, This detector has a back-up 9 volt battery. We disconnected our factory CO/LP detector and radio because it drains our 12 volt. (12.6 volt deep-cycle for the perfectionists here) battery when we dry camp. Just carry extra 9 volt ALKALINE batteries, the detector beeps when the battery needs to be replaced. Works very well, and leaves the 12 volt battery for other use. Enjoy the GREAT OUTDOORS!
     
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    Cool, thank you so much! Can't wait to go June 1st!
     

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