Does anyone here by chance have any experience or knowledge of carbon monoxide detectors specifically as they are used in travel trailers.
I am in process of preparing trailer for a trip having hauled it out of storage and replaced tires and bearings etc.
Now the Co2 detector is chirping end of life chirp. Research on my particular unit shows it to be junk used by trailer manufacturers with poor support Even tried calling the company got a mailbox that is full and no one is answering calls.
Not worth the effort to hunt them down.
So i am going to look for a replacement.
But here is the thing. My knowledge of these things says they should be placed near the floor on the wall not on the ceiling. As i understand it CO2 floats on the ground so if its ceiling mounted by the time it detects the co2 the occupants of the space will have succumb to the CO2.
reason i am asking is before i go and just repeat placing another one in the old ones location i would rather get it right.
I do have another one in the trailer that's mounted low down near the fridge and battery charger about a foot off floor height and i know it really works after she who shall remain nameless made a mistake with a gas appliance.
But having one in the other end of the trailer could be handy for more localized issues in that end given there is a door on the room.
Any suggestions input or recommendations will be appreciated.
Will also see what the RV guys forum says about this but as has been said before I have some regard for our members here even as it pertains to matters non woodworking. Other forums I dont know anything about the poster.
We never had these gadgets back where i came from. We should have given the idiot way we heated our homes. Cannot believe we survived to see another day. We had open flame gas burning heaters on wheels back there how are these things legal would they be legal in Northeast North America with our sealed houses in winter . DUH thank goodness there was no insulation and incredibly leaky windows and doors. Oy Vey i get the shivers just thinking about those days and how lucky we were as kids. Parents knew no better.