Since it is important for RV users to know how they can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning we have found a useful list of recommendations to ensure RV travelers are safer.

This information came from Carbon Monoxide Kills, a site that started the Carbon Monoxide Kills Awareness Campaign in 1999. They are strong advocates for carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. Their website can be viewed at:

These are the fourteen steps that can be taken to prevent carbon monoxide from being exposed inside RV’s.

  • 2 – 4. Relate to inspecting the exhaust systems, the weather seals on the RV to make sure that exhaust isn’t getting inside the vehicle. 
  • 5. Yellow flames in propane-burning appliances may indicate a lack of oxygen. Diagnose and correct this problem.
  • 6. Check vacuum cleaner exhaust.
  • 7 – 12 Relate to the operation of an electrical generator. Look over the specifics of this carefully, but always remember, a generator has an engine, that can produce CO fumes and those can kill.
  • 13. “If you do not feel well, do not be fooled into thinking that it is because you have been driving too long, you ate too much, or you are suffering from motion sickness. Shut off the generator and step outside for some fresh air just to be sure.”
  • 14. Park in the “No Generator” zones that the Family Motor Coach Association recommends. 

It is very important to do everything possible to make sure you are not exposed to carbon monoxide’s deadly fumes. It is also important to know the signs of exposure. Tomorrow we will review the symptoms and signs that a person has when exposed to carbon monoxide. To read ahead,

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