Sunday, March 22, 2015

PSA: Check Those Detectors.....

Happy Sunday afternoon everyone!!  It's been a busy weekend around here, and we've accomplished quite a lot.  By this time next week, if all goes as planned, we'll be all set up for our Spring Break at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrel's Inlet, SC.

This will be one of those trips where the whole Team R&T will get to participate.  Along with Pod and Truck, Chillbert (the ice maker), little and Big Yeti, Miss Molly (liquid fueled Coleman Stove), Things 1 & 2 (folding bikes), Kari the Beach Kart, P-Nutty, PI, and stinky (the sewer tote) all get to make the trip.  Of course Rob, Trisha, and Jackson will be going too.

But back to the PSA part of today's post.  Pod's Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector has been acting strange since the last trip of 2014 and then again the first trip last week.  It would alarm when there should be no reason for it too.  Rob replaced the battery and this really didn't seem to help at all.  Then he got to checking and found out the CO detector was at the end of the designed service life for this unit.

The factory installed CO detector.

The "replace by" date on the factory
installed CO detector.
The new CO detector
bought from Lowes.
New CO detector installed.

This was about a 10 minute job.  So this item of Pod maintenance should be good to go for another five years.  Everyone with a camper five or more years older should check to see if the CO detector is out of date, then change it, or if there isn't a CO detector in their camper, add one. 

Thanks for checking by today for this short PSA blog post.  It's important to keep up with all these maintenance items. 

Until next time, stay safe out there.....R,T,&J.