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Old 06-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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I'm getting ready to move into my Tradewind in the next couple of weeks and it has no propane or smoke detectors. What is recommended and where are they best located to be most effective? Are there brands that are more reliable than others? Are there any other safety devices that should be installed? Also, what is the best class of fire extinguisher to get for inside a trailer? Thanks in advance!
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Get an A/B/C extinguisher, good for any class fire. Shake it or turn it upside down and thump it a few times once in a while, so the powder doesn't clump up and stays loose so it will spray out when needed.

Propane detector at floor

Smoke detector on or near ceiling

Consider a carbon monoxide detector which can be placed at any level
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We put the Safe-t-alert in our Tradewind and the smoke and carbon are your standard Kiddie types. They all work well. The LP detector needs to be connected directly to your 12 battery, the others just like at home use 9V batteries.
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I saw a unit that is a combination CO & propane detector that plugged into a wall outlet. Has anyone experience with one of these?
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Propane detectors should be located close to the floor as propane is heavier then air and will pool on the floor.

CO is basicly the same weight as air and the location is not as critical. I have a combo smoke and CO and it is mounted at eye height in the sleeping area.
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How about I just drill a hole in the floor for the propane to drain out?
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Fire extinguisher - After reading a few posts I decided to get a second one for the trailer. The factory mounted one is at the entrance door and getting to it during a fire could be a challenge. The kitchen is the most likely place that a fire will occur and it is located between the sleeping area and the fire extinguisher. I bought another and keep it in the closet of the sleeping area.
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Mine didn't come with a fire extinguisher, so I thought that I would pick up two. One for the kitchen and one aft in one of the wardrobes between the sleeping area and bathroom. If push came to shove, I could escape out the rear bath window.
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Remember that the most important thing you can do in case of fire, is get out.
For this reason, my recommendation is to place one close to the door. You can evaluate whether it is safe to fight the fire, and if so you will then be between the fire and the exit and can make an escape if needed.
More than one is an option.
One in bedroom, one in kitchen, one at door.
Extinguishers of the type seen in RVs are for SMALL fires.
My concern is that you may stay longer than you should trying to save the trailer. If the fire develops any head of steam, the extinguisher will most likely be ineffective.
Be safe, it's only stuff.
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Good advice, Dave. Thanks for the tips, all!
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