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Old 09-22-2015, 07:25 AM   #29
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TMPS???? Sorry, newbie here. What is that acronym? Most of them I can figure out.
Sorry, my dyslexia kicking in..

For the price of Class A's ...heck any MT or expensive rig, you would think this device would be standard. ... this is for another debate.

Fire is nasty and I am glad all escaped. Stuff can always be replaced.

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Old 09-22-2015, 07:27 AM   #30
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SUV being towed by RV broke off and hit a parked car????
caused by a fire? think not....
more to this story....
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:21 AM   #31
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SUV being towed by RV broke off and hit a parked car????
caused by a fire? think not....
more to this story....
When I watched the video the entire unit rolled backwards and the toad jackknifed. With the mass that was moving the hitch broke when it hit the coach bumper. Most likely the weakest part which is the ball connection gave way and the toad was free.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:24 AM   #32
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I'll stick with a few well placed fire extinguishers !!!!!

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I have to agree, you could go on forever trying to avoid any possible unwanted outcome. Since I have purchased my MH and been reading on here, I think I am up to about 3 or 4 dozen things I "need" to do to my motorhome to make it safer and better handling. Reality is "Stuffhappens" (cleaned that up a little for posting here), you can not possibly avoid or prepare for every possible scenario that could arise, life involves risk, if you want to avoid all risk good luck, stay home, but then house could burn down, lightning could strike, earthquake could happen, tornado could hit, sink hole could swallow you and house up, meteor could strike, plane could crash into it, etc.... Life is about managing risks, but also about enjoying the journey....which, by the way, will end somehow!
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Lets see one in the front generator area, one in the front electrical compartment, one in the propane storage area, one for the Kitchen area, one for the Fridge area, one for the basement freezer area, one for the dangerous liquids storage area in the basement, one for the rear electrical compartment. one for the Battery storage compartment and extensive setup for the engine compartment!

It will add a cool $40 to 50.000,-- dollars to your coach. But I guess you already had it priced out!
And then of coarse the annual recertification that will cost a few grand at least if noting is wrong, recharging every couple of years will be much more!

I'm sure Everybody will jump at wanting to install that.......... or not.
I'll stick with a few well placed fire extinguishers !!!!!

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I'll assume you were being funny since the cost is nowhere near that. Each location would run from about $200 to $700 with more of the lower cost units than the higher ones. If you optionally wanted to have pressure switches you would be alerted when one triggered that would cost more.

Haylon in the electrical bays and cargo areas and AAAF in the engine, generator or any other area that has liquids flammables.

I figure a typical coach might run as much as $3,000. Having them checked is not very expensive.

As I said it's worth the cost.

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A manual system that can spray foam on front tires can be found at IO Port Racing. I think these are necessary since a passenger front tire fire can keep you from exiting the coach on most Class As.
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Hey Timon,
Why don't you go ahead and do all that to your coach. Then come back here with a nice write-up of what you did and how much it cost.
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Seriously Fridge fire? I have seen way more idiots driving vehicles down the road than fridge fires. Stop the needless unfounded accusations
Most of what I have learned about RV life has been on this forum. My only experience with an RV fire occurred on my first trip with a recently purchased 1st motor home, when my transfer switch caught fire with strong electrical fumes and smoke, while sleeping. Having worked on Air Force aircraft electrical and avionics systems for 30 years, I recognized an electrical fire smell and immediately shut down campground power, ended the camping trip, and took the coach in for inspection and repair. I was told that my quick actions prevented it from burning to the ground. Now being very fire safety conscious, I read every thread on this forum pertaining to RV fires. One consistent issue that popped up more than any other were fires caused by RV refrigerators. I saw so much concern that many people were buying and installing Amish cooling units in their frig, or were just replacing the whole unit with a home-style frig.
I am sorry if I offended you by thinking out loud. But I will continue to suspect a defective frig as a possible cause when I hear of an RV fire not starting in the front of the vehicle.
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Most of what I have learned about RV life has been on this forum. My only experience with an RV fire occurred on my first trip with a recently purchased 1st motor home, when my transfer switch caught fire with strong electrical fumes and smoke, while sleeping. Having worked on Air Force aircraft electrical and avionics systems for 30 years, I recognized an electrical fire smell and immediately shut down campground power, ended the camping trip, and took the coach in for inspection and repair. I was told that my quick actions prevented it from burning to the ground. Now being very fire safety conscious, I read every thread on this forum pertaining to RV fires. One consistent issue that popped up more than any other were fires caused by RV refrigerators. I saw so much concern that many people were buying and installing Amish cooling units in their frig, or were just replacing the whole unit with a home-style frig.
I am sorry if I offended you by thinking out loud. But I will continue to suspect a defective frig as a possible cause when I hear of an RV fire not starting in the front of the vehicle.
I've only been camping for 10 years approx 50 nights a year and yet to see the elusive fridge fire. Seen a lot of smudge pot fires where people burn everything in site other than clean hardwood. Odd these so called dangerous fridges still are the only option available on lesser trailer rv's which outsell motorhomes by a huge margin. Why people dwell on a fault that happened some time ago is beyond me. Wonder how many people have their gas/propane appliances serviced and inspected on a regular basis?
ps I've learned a lot from all the forums as well some good some bad info and you can't believe half of what you read.
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Hey Timon,
Why don't you go ahead and do all that to your coach. Then come back here with a nice write-up of what you did and how much it cost.
To each his own but it seems when you're paying hundred of thousands of dollars for a coach spending a couple of thousand or so for safety equipment is a prudent investment.

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