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Old 08-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #71
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O. No. Just stop by. (Family there). Can't stay long there. Lol

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #72
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I get to Barstow each winter. What are you from there Chuck? 2.5 hr??

What has gone so wrong in your life that puts you in Barstow for the winter. ?
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Actually Newberry Springs
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:03 PM   #74
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We do Arizona for the winter

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:17 PM   #75
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We're way off topic here. Let's stick to it.
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We're way off topic here. Let's stick to it.
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Ok Sorry Cliff
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:52 AM   #78
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I have been watching this post,and was thinking the same thing ,how much fun would it be to live in fear all the time .We got the r/v to have fun.
With that said,yesterday we were going through Baltimore Md when someone pulled up along side pointing to the back of r/v i looked in rear view and saw smoke.We had a blow out on car hauler (you can not feel it in m/h) by the time i got pulled over the tire started on fire.My d/w knew the drill as i got out to see what was going on she got the fire extinguisher put fire out end of story. Plan for the worst ,hope for the best.
Now all this talk about cameras is a waste of time and money.I my self think i will spend my money on tire pressure monitors for coach and trailer,as to the frig it got replaced with a Samaung,do your maintenance . The rest of the coach ,well that is why we pay for insurance,i want a total not a repair.
One thing d/w and i do do is train and talk about what if.We check the coach over every day.Then we go have fun. We make sure we can get out,get the cat out,well the rest can be replaced. If the o.p. would sleep better with the cameras then go for it,i could not drive watching all those screens.A alarm going off for air pressure,fire,etc works for me. Be safe out there and have fun.
P.S. We will be stopping by the rally in Myrtle Beach on our way to Texas anybody else?
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I have been watching this post,and was thinking the same thing ,how much fun would it be to live in fear all the time .We got the r/v to have fun.
Now all this talk about cameras is a waste of time and money.I my self think i will spend my money on tire pressure monitors for coach and trailer,as to the frig it got replaced with a Samaung,do your maintenance . The rest of the coach ,well that is why we pay for insurance,i want a total not a repair.
One thing d/w and i do do is train and talk about what if.We check the coach over every day.Then we go have fun. We make sure we can get out,get the cat out,well the rest can be replaced. If the o.p. would sleep better with the cameras then go for it,i could not drive watching all those screens.A alarm going off for air pressure,fire,etc works for me. Be safe out there and have fun.
IMO the OP is simply working out the details for these systems because he can. It seems to me that he is using systems that he is familiar with and adapting them to his current situation. Who knows what other innovative developments will come from this or ideas. Already on this thread a bunch of excellent ideas have been espoused from heat senors to fire suppression systems. All are valid. Maybe not practical but . . . . .
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Don't be NAIVE, fires do happen

My Sister and her Husband had just arrived at their camp ground. She went inside and was standing in the kitchen area. He husband stepped inside just about the time a fireball came thru the coach, on the floor area. He fell back out, she was burned on her legs before she could get out. It burned to the ground. It was a propane leak.

Our personal experience was a fuel pump leak. We were just STUPID. We thought we were smelling fuel when we stopped, then it went away. We traveled again and smelled it when we stopped. By the time we got to a mechanic, he said he could not believe we did not burn, the leak was so bad. If you even THINK you smell fuel, call a mechanic and get you and your pets OUT.
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x2 on the gasoline smell. Identify and deal with it immediately.

A few years ago, a customer invited me to go fishing with him. We spent many hours on the water. Several times I thought I smelled gasoline, but attributed it to exhaust fumes. He is a chain smoker. At the end of the day we loaded the boat onto the trailer and he drove it back to the storage lot. Before leaving, he pulled out the plug to drain water from between the hull and deck. Gasoline poured out. Fortunately, he did not have a cigarette in his hand. The hose from the deck fill to the tank had come loose and some of the fuel he had poured in that morning had gone into the hull.

Another friend was invited out on his friends' new-to-them boat. An uneventful run out to the reef where they stopped to drop anchor and have lunch. When he came to after the explosion, he was the only one on board. The other three had been blown overboard with bruises and some broken bones. The manufacturer had put a staple through the fuel hose below deck, allowing gasoline fumes to escape and accumulate. Fortunately, the explosion of the fumes did not breach the fuel tank and there was no subsequent fire.

Be aware of the potential of propane and gasoline fumes in a confined space.

My boat and RV have diesel engines and generators. Ask me why.
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A few nights ago I awoke to the smell of smoke in my RV bedroom. It took a while because the air conditioners were on, but I traced it to the 110VAC breaker box under the bed. The box was too hot to touch. One or more of the wire connections on the neutral bus had shaken loose, producing a high resistance point in the path to the air conditioner. What I smelled was the insulation burning off the white wire. And that is how I found this thread.

I want to put a detector under the bed, next to the fridge, and possibly near the engine, generator, and water heater.

I had not heard of networked alarms. Thank you. I picked up a couple at HD. I think they are great in a multi-level house with occupants in several rooms. The objective is to get everyone up and outside quickly. My only concern is that with all of them sounding, I have no idea where the fire is. I like that the voice differentiates between Fire and CO, but it would be nice to also hear that the fire is in "Kitchen". Has anyone seen this feature? Maybe next year's model.

Does anyone know how well these devices do outside? Fridge, engine, etc.
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My only concern is that with all of them sounding, I have no idea where the fire is. I like that the voice differentiates between Fire and CO, but it would be nice to also hear that the fire is in "Kitchen". Has anyone seen this feature?


Yes, this model says it has it. Says you can program the location from 11 choices.

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