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RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works. What ever is producing the CO is also producing heat, which causes the CO to rise. Not a good idea to have the detector low to the floor. In all fairness, im a Deputy Chief of a professional urban fire department for 25 years. What I stated was a fact and a professional opinion. CO dosen't nessassarly have to have heat associated with it. And its so slightly lighter then air, it dosen't matter. But it is mostly caused from uncomplete conbustion. If they didn't work close to the floor they wouldn't make a combo propane /CO unit. Or plug in units. Dont belive everything that pops up on Google. I atually do this for a living. EPA website isn't posted by "Google", if EPA stated something, I would tend to believe it over what a 25 yr Deputy Chief of a fire department says. The combo propane/Co detectors are a hybrid device. In order for that detector to detect unsafe levels of combustible gasses like propane it MUST be at floor level where Propane pools (propane is "heavier than air" and pools at the lowest point of your floor). The floor level while it may work for CO, is in reality less than "ideal" and may or may not be quite as effective. Ideally you would what it at least the height of your bed or higher since that is where you will be when sleeping and living (unless of coarse you crawl or sleep on the floor). You would belive anything that supported your argument, but you would still be wrong.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Interesting--I worked as a contractor in Vietnam and lost 2 of my employees to carbon monoxide. A pump in a well stopped working and the foreman went down in it, about 40ft, to see what wrong and the workers above saw him fall into the water and another one went down. He to fell in the water. When they were got out it was determined that the carbon monoxide had killed them. I had been down in that well myself no problem but we in the meantime had started a diesel power station right above the well. We were told that carbon monoxide had settled in the well because it was a heavier gas. Were we told wrong? I have always believed that since then. Unless the exhaust pipe was faulty and was directing the exhaust right into the well, I doubt that was the issue. There are plenty of other gasses which often seep into and are present in underground places like wells, tunnels, mines which are odorless and will kill you by suffocation.. Most common is Methane.. Miners of the old days used to take a canary into the mines, if it died, they knew it was unsafe and had to exit the mine. Canary in Coal Mines Now days they do have special detectors which can test the air quality. In reality a well should be treated like any enclosed or confined space, some sort of forced fresh air supply established and air quality should have been tested before someone enters.. HERE is a confined space primer.. It could have been, air currents and tempature plus humidity can redirect exausts. It could have been a fluke, some strage things do happen. Its like the opposite of a stack effect, there is a technical term I can not remember at the moment. It was most likely lack of oxygen because it was a confined space, as stated above.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works. What ever is producing the CO is also producing heat, which causes the CO to rise. Not a good idea to have the detector low to the floor. In all fairness, im a Deputy Chief of a professional urban fire department for 25 years. What I stated was a fact and a professional opinion. CO dosen't nessassarly have to have heat associated with it. And its so slightly lighter then air, it dosen't matter. But it is mostly caused from uncomplete conbustion. If they didn't work close to the floor they wouldn't make a combo propane /CO unit. Or plug in units. Dont belive everything that pops up on Google. I atually do this for a living.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Figuring Mileages

I use the google map millage and ajust the speed for less. So if its a 70 mph zone, im only going 65. So i divide the miles by 65 or 60 and then as above add an hour for stops, depending on fuel and how far im going. Unfortunately, millage, fuel, stops and traffic all add time. The miles for both maps should be similer. The times may be different.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 07:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Ill agree , most people dont even know there lights are on and bothersome. Always ok to go and explain it to them. When i had a pop up it was more bothersome then. Any light would light up the bed ends. Some of the fith wheels have lights on all sides, and they have no idea they are even on.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A Low Bridge Accident

https://youtu.be/USu8vT_tfdw For your vewing pleasure, not my link. If you notice there is a warning on chains before the bridge. Some just are oblivious to it. They did raise the bridge eventually. You should, know your height. And maybe have written it on the windshild or sun visor. I see bridges by me get hit by trucks a lot. If you think your going to be tight, go slow , use a spotter, and if you hit it stop. Addtionally, if there is snow on the road the bridge height will be lower. Also, signs usally dont get replaced after repaving/milling. So the signe is a guide and actual height can be diffrent.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer Bounce oscillations

Is it happening when your loaded up or not loaded? The toy in the back will reduce the tongue weight. When i had a pop up the porposing was either from not enough tounge weight or the trailer toung was too high. So is it level or a little bit toung down when you tow? And thats when its loaded. If you set up un loaded and add a toy it will change stuff depending on how much weight you add. So empty may need to be a bit more toung down. Also some concreate highways can cause a vibration at certian speeds, so it kind of resonates throughout. You need to change the speed when that happens to break the cycle. Play with it a bit , you'll get it better.
Sjm9911 09/24/21 10:34am Towing
RE: GFI keeps tripping

Line on the gfi is incoming feed and load is outgoing feed. Make sure they are correct.
Sjm9911 09/22/21 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: New Truck question(s)

Without having driven them all, the 6.6 is so far a prety decent truck. I would price some out in your area. I got the chevy because it was cheaper and more readily available then the gmc. My last 2 trucks were new gmcs. Just looking around, and depending on options, a lt 4x4 2500 chevy can be had for 51000 around my area. Not sure if you can talk them down now adays. Look around, price them out and sit in them. Then decide. Any would be more then adequate for your TT.
Sjm9911 09/22/21 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

The 1500 will have a smaller fuel tank , unless they can give you a bigger one. Thats a killer on long trips.
Sjm9911 09/21/21 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wine Country north of San Francisco

I haven't been there in 20 years, lol. But i do remember at the end we went to see the old faithfull Geyser, one of 3 in the world with that designation. It was small but fun to go do, like saying you saw the worlds biggest ball of string. There were fainting goats there also. For wineries, i remember Chandone, and freemark abby? Not sure on spelling or even if they are still there.
Sjm9911 09/20/21 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions on 2014-2018 Travel Trailers

Besides, how they were buildt you need to look at how they were maintained. Best bet is to find something you like and take a ride to see it in person.
Sjm9911 09/20/21 01:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

You forgot, drinking water hose, maybe a flushing water hose, wye adapter to hook up both at once, so you can hose off the toys. An electrical extension, and electrical adapter so you can use 20/30 / or 50 amp in an emergency. A water pressure regulater, in line water filter if you dont have one. For the compresser, i just pucked up a 3 gallon pankake one that will run off the outlet in my truck bed. If you have an outlet in the TV, you can get a reguler small compresser if it dosen't use a lot of voltage.
Sjm9911 09/20/21 01:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: ladder extendable ???

Here is like a type 2 ladder thats cheaper. https://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-SLDD7-Compact-Folding/dp/B009IJUL4O/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=folding+ladder+7+foot+a+frame&qid=1632068975&sr=8-13
Sjm9911 09/19/21 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ladder extendable ???

I carry one like this: Ladder I do not trim campground trees! X 3 and its rated for some weight, so i think mine is a type 1 a . Cons not confterble for all day use. But its easy to put in a fence tube and use zip ties or c clamps and put it on the back bumper. I use it to clean off my rear bed slide, so it gets used every trip.
Sjm9911 09/19/21 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Truck question(s)

Oh , and i had the 5.7 i think. Good review (post above this), but you need to preview your post, before posting. :) Now in this post, you say "i think". It would appear you owned the Sierra for 8 yrs, and unsure of what engine it had? I am not a GM guy, but I'm pretty sure it was a 5.3 (ICBW). Anyway...carry on, don't mind my nit picking! :C Jerry Your right, thats why i said i think. Lol. It wasnt bought for towing, that came later. But it did have like an 8000 lb tow rating. And at 5500 or so was not fun to tow. I know people say that it was fine, and i do it all the time. But the fact is that it was a dog towing. I even got better suspention and tires. Helped a bit but not enough to make towing not a chore. While it can be done, its not fun. The 6.6 gasser is fun to drive, and tow, just dont expect good gas millage. But it does get better mph towing. I get 14 mph now towing, before i got 10 to 12. I get 14 to 18 otherwise, but I tend to drive faster then most. The back up camera on thr tailgate is spot on for lining up the hitch and it automatically puts the parking break on for you so you dont roll out from under the hitch. Other niceties of the newer ride is it has a camper test feature that cycles through the lights and bliners. So ,no need to put a weight on the break pedal to see if the lights are working.
Sjm9911 09/19/21 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

Oh , and i had the 5.7 i think.
Sjm9911 09/18/21 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

I had a 2012 sierra, with tow pacage, and went to the 2000 6.6 gasser. Much better in all aspects for a TT. The 1500 can tow it, but it wasnt fun on ling rides. I think the variable engine stuff effected the performance of the older truck. So there was a delay from the cylanders after stepping on the gas. I think some bypass it, but i just got the 2500. Other stuff is the larger gas tank, so while not much better mpg, you will stop less as the 2500 tank is huge. Stability wise is better also. I was at 60 mph to 65 depending on the roads with the 1500. Now 70 is np. Grades are much easier also, 1500 on large grades with the petal pinned, i had to move over to the truck slow down lanes, with the 2500 i can pass at will. My camper is 4500 ish dry , so 5500lbs packed. And the bed of the 2500 is larger, so you xan load up more ****. Hope this helps.
Sjm9911 09/18/21 07:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

Jokes on us, they sold that camper for 8k. Lol.
Sjm9911 09/04/21 11:46am Toy Haulers
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