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RE: [RC] Heaters in trailers - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

The molecular weight of CO is about the same as air so I don't think ?it
would sink to the bottom of the trailer.? In fact, since it is a? product of
incomplete combustion, and therefore warm, it would rise to the top of the
trailer.? Open your roof vent and you should be safe from CO poisoning.? 

I thought surely somebody would jump on this. The original story I read about 
the family of 4 that died at the horse show last week said they *did* have a 
roof vent open, but stated that the CO2 doesn't necessarily rise or something. 
Moral was, opening a vent is not a guarantee you'll wake up in the morning. An 
elderly couple who went to lots of trail rides in the Chattanooga area died a 
few years ago in their camper. I'll bet they knew enough to have a window 
cracked too.

One thing that might help campers is understanding the ratings on sleeping 
bags. When a sleeping bag says it is rated down to 38 degrees that simply means 
you will not DIE at 38 degrees, but you won't sleep either!  If you're camping 
in 30 degree weather buy a sub-zero sleeping bag. I don't' know what you buy if 
you're camping in sub-zero...I guess more dogs and a comforter or two!



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