RV Alarms: LP, Smoke, and CO

Did you know your Alarms need to be replaced periodically?

LP Detectors have an estimated service life of 5 years after which time it is recommended they be replaced.


CO Detectors have an estimated service life of 5 to 7 years after which time it is recommended they be replaced.


Smoke Detectors have an estimated service life of 5 to 10 years after which time it is recommended they be replaced.

Replacement Alarms MUST be RV Rated

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Even some dealers are not aware that RV Alarms are constructed to a higher standard then home alarms.  RV alarms must be able to withstand the vibrations of traveling our highways.  Make sure any replacement alarms are RV Rated.

LP and Smoke Alarms

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All Alarms have a Birth Date on the back.

Newer alarms may also have a Replace By Date.  Do not trust your life to an outdated alarm.

CO (Carbon Monoxide) Alarms

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6.3.2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms.  All recreational vehicles shall be equipped with a CO alarm listed and marked on the device as being suitable for use in recreational vehicles under the requirements of ANSI/UL 2034 or CSA 6.19 and installed according to the terms of its listing.

    The above quote is from the NFPA 1192, 2018 versiion.


The question was raised recently about the need for CO Alarms in  RVs.

Are they required in towables?  YES!

According to the NFPA 1192 CO Detectors are required since at least 2008.