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Old 04-04-2015, 07:31 AM   #1
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You just never know what can happen must watch

One good reason to have an escape plan, I know I will, this is scary

Good Samaritans rescue mom, daughter from burning RV on highway | Local News - WESH Home

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Thank god they are all ok..... not much you can do to stop a fire in these things once they get going
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:35 AM   #3
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Here in NW Arkansas we have a big motorcycle rally each year. A couple years ago there was a motorhome that made it to an exit ramp before the whole center section burned out. Didn't see the fire, it just hadn't been towed yet when I went by.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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Just saw the same video and posted for the same reason. Plan an escape!
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:47 AM   #5
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Makes you wonder why RV manufacturers fit escape windows that are top hinged and so heavy that getting out is problematic for most people. Add a $20 gas strut to hold the window open once it is unlatched and the game changes considerably.

BTW Have you tried to open your escape hatches recently - or ever?

If not, be prepared for a nasty surprise. I've tried opening four hatches on 4 RVs - all the same brand - and ALL had the same fatal problem.
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BTW Have you tried to open your escape hatches recently - or ever?
Just be careful when you test them... I've heard some don't have complete hinges at the top and can fall to the ground once you start to open them. That solves the problem you state, but can be a nasty surprise if all you're doing is testing them.
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