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Old 06-01-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Smoke Alarm?

The smoke alarm in our 03 25' Safari seems a little sentisive. Anytime we use the stove top burners it will set off the alarm even though we have the vent hood fan turned on. Is there a way to adjust the sensitivity on the alarm?
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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I don't think they can be adjusted...ours goes off sometimes, too, so we usually turn on the Fantastic Fan in that area to help draw the air through...that helps in our Bambi...not sure it would in yours... We haven't done so yet, but we have talked about getting one of those plastic shower caps to snap over the detector when we are cooking...but remember to remove it when you're finished cooking!
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:04 AM   #3
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The smoke alarm in our 03 25' Safari seems a little sentisive. Anytime we use the stove top burners it will set off the alarm even though we have the vent hood fan turned on. Is there a way to adjust the sensitivity on the alarm?
Hi, long story on another post, but if your smoke alarm has two buttons, one is the hush button. You can push the hush button in advance and it will silence the alarm for a short time [about seven minutes] but it will beep every 45 seconds until the time runs out. Or if the alarm goes off while cooking, just push the hush button to silence it long enough, hopefully, for the smoke to clear. [about seven minutes] Other than that they go off pretty easy because of the small area inside of your trailer. Do not disarm or remove it; It is there for your safety.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:30 AM   #4
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I moved ours to the rear. It is probably better back there anyway as that is where we sleep.
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The smoke detector in our 75th Anniversary Bambi wiould often go off when we cooked. We relaced it (under warranty thank goodness) and heve not had problems since. I guess some are just more sensitive than others. Good luck with yours.
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Ours was mounted directly over the cooktop area--at least we knew when supper was ready.
I moved it to the bedroom area as well, and now only have issues when the meal is very smoky.
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If a fire were to start in the trailer, where is the "most" likely place for it to start. I'm thinking around the stove, fridge, furnace and hot water heater, although I guess it could be anywhere. I would want the smoke detector in the nearest location with the greatest probability for a fire starting for the earliest warning. My '89 had one up front and the rear. The '98 has one only in the front - I was surprised. Push the hush button and deal with it.
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What we do is open the window opposite the stove and turn on the ffan. That sets up a good clear air flow that gives the smoke detector clean air to test.

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The more sensative a smoke detector or anyof the other detectors in our AS the happier I am! Yes, ours will go off in the Safari when cooking; simple solution- I remove it from the ceiling and place it on my pillow. This way it is not being activated by cooking but with it on my bed pillow I remember to replace it before bedtime.
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