<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GraciesMom:
I have two fire extinguishers on board and one in the storage compartment underneath. I read an article about how you can use your outdoor shower and the water in your fresh water tank if necessary to put out a fire as well. But from the videos I've seen and the things I've read, they go up SO FAST. Well, there's another thing to put on my TO DO BEFORE I LEAVE LIST. It's getting longer than I am tall!!
I have thought of that however the hose is pretty short on the outside shower and the spray is not very strong. Most fires would require a way to spray the water into a space such as up into an engine, generator, water heater, refridgerator compartment etc. A bucket of water would not have worked on my fire either.
It was frustrating as I had over 100 gallons in the fresh water tank at the time.
Be mindfull that on a front engine coach you should not step on the dog house when exiting the front during what could potentially be an engine bay fire. You could fall through into the flames if you do.
Keep it clean and free of oil buildup. Take care of the small oil leaks quickly and do not tolerate even the most semingly minor gasoline seepage. Wires, tape, insulation and so forth should not be left dangling near any heat producing or moving parts either.
Keeping it neat is always a good idea as long as you don't, in your efforts to neaten things up, tie off to a heat producing or moving part.
The event, once it gets going, moves along quickly. I had about a minute to react before it got beyound your capacity to fight with a limited water supply or hand held extinguishers and did not have time to start rigging up hoses to the outside shower or water tank. A few wet foam extinguishers may have helped in my case as they are forcefull and immediatly ready for use once in hand.