Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2018, 10:29 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1995 21' Sovereign
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 63
Carbon Monoxide detector displaying 29


We have a kidde dual CO/explosive gas detector in our AS. This morning I checked the detector history and it shows at some point in the past few days, it hit 29, which Iím assuming is 29 ppm. It is currently reading 0.

From reading the kidde manual, it says the alarm wonít even go off unless itís at 50 ppm for 3 straight hours.

Is it normal to have a small amount of CO? The only thing we are using that uses gas is our stove burner, fridge and water heater, but these are all used infrequently as weíve had power hookups.
cgseanp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
2016 19' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 155
Carbon Monoxide detector displaying 29

I've run into similar issues. Dealer changed out the propane regulator as they noted the water heater not burning clean.

Even since then the CO levels bounce up and down when we use the water heater, furnace and the fridge is on propane.

I've not tracked down any leaks from the exhaust of the appliances to the cabin but I suspect that fumes may get sucked in at times.

We always ensure good ventilation using the fantastic fans to keep the air moving around.

My thread on our issue
Carbon Monoxide leak from water heater !!
Snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 05:04 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
1995 21' Sovereign
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 63
Thanks for reply. I recently changed my propane regulator to a camco auto changeover. Maybe I should verify itís all hooked up good
cgseanp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2021, 11:19 PM   #4
Rivet Master
SSquared's Avatar
2013 25' FB Flying Cloud
Longmont , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,035
We recently had our Dometic/Atwood/Kidde CO alarm fail, giving a false alarm and false readings. It was about three years old. So maybe the Kidde residential-type alarms are not real reliable in an RV.

BTW, our alarm said Dometic on the front, and had a Kidde model number on the back. We replaced it with a Kidde-branded version of the same model, which was all I could find on a Sunday morning in Cheboygan. Lets hope this one lasts longer.
SSquared is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Recall PaulnGina Off Topic Forum 4 02-14-2015 09:32 PM
Carbon monoxide detector/alarm replacement Alphonse General Repair Forum 6 02-04-2013 07:43 AM
Carbon Monoxide Detector and strange smell frscott Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11 10-19-2009 10:22 AM
Carbon Monoxide Detector Silver Threads LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 29 06-20-2007 01:24 AM
Carbon monoxide detector...mystery story drcharles2 General Interior Topics 9 11-21-2005 03:50 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.