The RV lifestyle brings much joy to many people, but like everything else in life, it has some dangers. You occasionally hear news reports of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning causing fatalities in motorhomes. Just as you use CO detectors in your home to safeguard your family, you need to do the same in your RV to protect yourself and your loved ones. Part of the danger of this gas lies in the fact that it is odorless and colorless. provides these guidelines.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

  • Check the detector monthly to make sure it is working, and check the “replace by” date.
  • Don’t use the cooktop or propane oven for heating the RV.
  • Be careful to follow the installation and operating instructions for each appliance.
  • Place generators in a position where the exhaust is away from the RV.
  • Inspect generator and engine systems regularly.
  • Make sure your RV service technicians who work on your propane appliance are certified or master certified.

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