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Old 09-26-2016, 06:16 AM   #1
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Newmar fire...

Looks like this is a Newmar that had a fire while driving, no one hurt...

RV catches fire on Fort Monroe - Daily Press
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:16 AM   #2
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Very glad to read that the occupants were not hurt.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:09 AM   #3
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Yes, they were very lucky. Looks like the fire department responded quickly and kept the coach from being totally destroyed.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:37 PM   #4
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Very happy nobody was hurt.

Would love to know what caused the fire, so I can make sure that my DS doesn't have the same problem.
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Is that a back door on that coach,never seen one
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Is that a back door on that coach,never seen one
That is now standard on many, if not all, Newmars. On the bath and a half models, it is behind the rear head. It makes for a safer escape in the rear instead of the window.

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One of my biggest worries is a fire and not being able to find and remove all seven cats in time!
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:18 PM   #8
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The owners are on the Newmar FB group. They are full timers. They'll let us know cause when it is determined.
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Glad no one was injured.

This is why I have one of Mac the Fire Guy's automatic foam fire suppression systems mounted in my engine bay.
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Glad no one was injured.

This is why I have one of Mac the Fire Guy's automatic foam fire suppression systems mounted in my engine bay.
https://squareup.com/market/fire-and...r-halon-w-hose Hmmmm, got me thinking ....
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Wonder if it had to do with #1 & #6 fuel line isolator recall that may not have been done???
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Wonder if it had to do with #1 & #6 fuel line isolator recall that may not have been done???
That would be interesting to know. I thought it was only relevant for 2015 model year but I could be wrong. Makes me curious to see if I can inspect the area and see what they actually did. Something to reduce fuel line vibration I recall in another post.
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I had that small Halon system in the fridge compartment in our previous coach. I think that is way too small to be effective in the engine bay.

Mac recommends this system for a side rad coach. It has two nozzles. I installed it easily. Good peace of mind.

https://squareup.com/market/fire-and...-r-double-head
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