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Old 11-23-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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On our way home from Branson Rally we stopped for the night and found this coach. The resort employees advised no one was home when the fire started and no injuries resulted.






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On our way home from Branson Rally we stopped for the night and found this coach. The resort employees advised no one was home when the fire started and no injuries resulted.






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Old 11-23-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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Wow!

Our thoughts are with the owners. Hope no pets we home either.

I'm surprised to see the tires are still inflated. Fire dept. must have not been too far away.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim for the pic's
The pic's make me think how lucky we are. This could happen to anyone.
We were wishing we had gone to Branson but but the weather north can be bad. Coach is in our storage building till spring about 2mi from Hinkley camp grounds. I'm sure you all had a good time in Branson it's a fun place. Andy
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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Andye, Thank goodness no one was hurt. What a tragedy. I think we all know how much a part of us our coaches really are. It is amazing how parts of the basement items were not burned. As Tom mentioned somebody must have been quick on the trigger with fire hoses. Our sympathy to you all.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:38 PM   #6
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #7
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Does anybody have knowledge of what caused the fire, so the rest of us could learn from it and check our coaches for potentially the same problem?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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It appears from the photo's that most of the fire dammage was on the Drivers side in the Kitchen area....It also appears from the front view the coach is leaning to the right....indicating that the tires are flat....The photo of the passenger side from the floor line down has less fire dammage, and the bay door and contents has even less dammage as well as the tires. It appears that from the photo's a fire may have started in the mid section ie. kitchen area,and most likely the fire burned the entire top living area of the coach due to the (fire load and BTU's)I think that all of us that view these photo's Wish these folks the best of luck......and as a reminder please be FIRE SAFE!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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I had not seen this post earlier. This is what I wrote:
Novenber 5th we were camped just north of the Red River in OK off of I-35. At 1 AM there was someone knocking on the side of our MH. 100 feet to our right rear a DP was aflame. 30 mph winds were blowing the flames like a blowtorch away from us. Luckily no one was parked close by the other side. In less than 30 minutes there was nothing left of the coach above the floor boards. Even the refrigerator was gone, except for the coils. It was unoccupied but at 4 AM the full-timer owners came back from the casino and were understanably astonished at their loss.

One interesting observation, though, as the owners looked over the remains in daylight. In spite of the ferosity of the fire, plastic storage bins in basement compartments were still intact. With no flammable liquids leaking to the ground the fire did not go below the floor. Interesting.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom and Patty:
Wow!

I'm surprised to see the tires are still inflated. Fire dept. must have not been too far away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Passenger side tires were still inflated because the wind blew the heat to the driver's side. I heard them blow!
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Anyone got advice as to how to do a thorough fire safety inspection? This scares me to death - especially thinking about my doggies being in the rig if this happened. . . . .
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Check out the RV fire expert Mac The Fire Guy. He has lots of info and is at most rallies.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:30 PM   #14
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I wonder where the remains went? I can think of a part or two that might have survived which I could use that I can't find anywhere.
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