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Old 05-01-2014, 07:42 AM   #15
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Hate to see it and am happy no one was burned to death. That being said,

What is being done about these fires? is it the fridges? Smokers (I am one),Gennies, lack of cooling at rear of MH, engine compartment. How many people are going to get burned to death before the start of a investigation? I for one hate to see or hear about these fires... It appears to be the newer Rigs that burning up.
I used to be a boater on the Mississippi/St.Croix Rivers for over 10 years and don't ever remembering seeing a houseboat/big cruisers on fire.
Starting to Full time next fall and am starting to worry. I have a "old" MH and feel a little bit better because of that.
Currently replaced the little extinguishers w/3 - 5 lbs ABC's and 3 smokes/carbon and one plug in detectors.
I keep a good eye on the temp gauge while underway, and run the fridge w/propane.
Am I any safer?


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Old 05-01-2014, 08:06 AM   #16
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #17
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Don't assume all fires that burn up coach's start in the motorhome. In 2012 my toad, a 2004 GMC Denali caught on fire on the Interstate. A passing motorists alerted me by pulling up along side of me and honking and pointing to the rear. I noticed what appeared to be a safety chain sparking and pulled over. It wasn't the safety chain, something was leaking passenger side off center, I attempted to get toad unhooked unsuccessfully before flames where coming out the grill and ultimately started melting the fiberglass end cap and once that reached the flames it went up in no time.

It is still painful today, I just had put in hardwood plank flooring on a 45, all new valances and new flat screen tv's in my 1999 American Eagle that was pristine.

No one was hurt so we are very fortunate. Insurance Company hired fire investigators and nothing was determined.

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