Gas detectors are for Camper in an emergency a real life insurance. Gas detector send, depending on the variant a visual but in any case acoustic signal as soon as a certain concentration of LPG (propane / butane) is measured in the vehicle.
The Gaswarner of TriGas, Thitronik, Carbest or Safe-T-Alert are connected to the 12 V electrical system. In the U.S., gas detectors have already been mandatory for many years for registration in motor homes, campers and other recreational vehicles.
CO detectors for motor homes & caravans
Far more dangerous than LPG gas is the odorless carbon monoxide (CO) for campers. The treacherous gas is colorless and tasteless and can only be detected with a special measuring device. CO is produced by combustion processes such as the grill or heater. If there is insufficient ventilation in the vehicle, there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. As soon as a certain carbon monoxide concentration is reached in the caravan, the warning device reacts with an acoustic and often also visual alarm. CO-warners are already obligatory in many areas and countries and are considered as true life savers.
K.O. Gaswarner and Narkose Gaswarner
Whether urban legend or real threat? This will probably be very difficult to answer. Nevertheless, the topic around narcotic gas attacks during the night on campers at home and abroad, especially in recent years comes up again and again. To protect against knockout gas attacks by criminals in the caravan, manufacturers such as Waeco or Thitronik offer appropriate detectors.
Where is a gas detector mounted in the camper?
Gas detectors for propane / butane should be mounted near the ground, since LPG is heavier than air and collects at leakage on the ground. Detailed installation and condition instructions for camper gas detectors can be found in our download area.
Worauf is keim purchase of a camping gas detector to pay attention to?
The most important thing first is the quality and functionality of the gas detectors. There is nothing more fatal than an investment in safety, which turns out to be useless. Safe-T-Alert gas detectors for RVs are proven in both aftermarket and OEM use.