Wobbly Wheels wrote:It might not a bad idea to mention here that, in any small space with combustion appliances, CO is a significant hazard.
It too is heavier than air in, in most of these trailers, folks are sleeping on the floor. If you're running appliances while you sleep, a roof vent won't give the CO anywhere to go. The primary symptoms of CO poisoning (drowsiness, dry mouth, and headache) will go unnoticed while you're sleeping and it's cumulative, so minor exposure over several hours will still allow it to build up in your blood.
I don't mean to sound like a Nervous Nellie: the risks can be mitigated safely and quite easily and will make camping much more enjoyable....but they do need to be addressed with any combustion device and this IS a safety thread after all....
A CO detector installed down low is cheap insurance and will jar you awake before the concentration gets too high.
GuitarPhotog wrote:RV fridges are intended to run on 12 VDC from the vehicle while driving, and propane or 12 VDC from the local battery when camping. Since propane-powered "adsorption" fridges need to be pretty level and draft free, it would be difficult to keep one running while towing the trailer.
Redneck Teepee wrote:...run on propane going down the highway and propane/120vac in camp, not 12vdc.
Shadow Catcher wrote:Coop, and yet they are used in the UK. http://www.bes.co.uk/products/140.asp These appear to be very specific in construction.
The standards http://www.oru.com/documents/naturalgasinstallationstandards.pdf
Having worked with many standards ASTM MIL NAV AWS... and understanding how industries influence standards I will often look for standards from other countries.
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