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    Smoke detectors

    Anyone else have issue with the smoke decters going off in their campers? Every time we cook it seems it goes off, and no we aren't burning the food! It also seems like the microwave vents to the inside of the trailer instead of the outside. I guess thatbis one more thing to add to the punch list when the trailer goes in for service.
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    We have the same thing in our 379. We turn the kitchen ceiling exhaust fan on low when cooking. This seems to be common. I'd rather have an over sensitive detector than not very.

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    The microwave vents to the inside by design, according to my dealer (this was spelled out upfront). We also turn the ceiling vent fan on low when cooking toast or other items likely to smoke. We do 90% of our cooking outside in our "kitchen area" (Coleman NXT stove connected to 20# propane cylinder with a lot of accessories, table, and utensil hangers). This keeps heat, humidity, and odors down. Additionally it is just more fun as well as tasty.

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    Smoke detectors going off when cooking isn't unusual in RV's. The lack of an outside venting range fan is a serious omission IMO and should be corrected.
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    Ours went off the first time we toasted, scared the hell out of me and the poor loud noise sensitive dog. If the door would have been open he'd of broken through it.
    I used the stove vent fan last time and had the toaster there and it made a big difference. It stayed nice and quiet.
    So the toaster is now being used over there instead of on the hutch or counter next to the sink.
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    I mentioned this in another thread:

    I changed our kitchen (and ONLY the kitchen) smoke detector from the original "ionization" type to a "photoelectric" type. No new holes had to be drilled. The base plates are pretty universal. I do a lot of cooking in our rig and it eliminated those dang false alarms from the usual particulates created when cooking. Now, if I screw up and burn dinner, it will certainly go off but under normal conditions, no more problems.
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    We have had the smoke detector issue with all of our RVs. I have always replaced our RV smoke detector in the kitchen with a photoelectric type for kitchen use. It fits over the existing holes and works well. It has only gone off once since installation and there was visible smoke in the air at the time. I agree with Andy & Julie that this is the way to go and still be safe.

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    We have the same issue with our smoke detectors. I also usually run the vents when cooking.
    I think I'll switch to the photoelectric kind also. Anyone recommend any particular brand or are they all about the same?
    Renee & Bill -- Central Louisiana
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    We got the First Alert from Walmart. Just make sure it is the photoelectric and designed for the kitchen. It is specially designed to handle the environment of cooking in the kitchen. Good luck. Home Depot & Lowes have similar models also.

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    Thanks Kamper! I'll check them out
    Renee & Bill -- Central Louisiana
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