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Old 12-13-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Fire extinguisher placement

Someone mentioned in another thread the fact that he carried 6 fire extinguishers. I think we can all agree that the one lonely little one by the door is not sufficient. I've struggled with ideas for where to store multiple extinguishers. You want them easily discoverable and accessible, yet you really don't want it to look like you're living on a factory floor. What have you folks done - how many do you carry, where are they and how are they mounted?

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Old 12-13-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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I have an additional one closer to the kitchen in a cupboard. I also have one in an outside compartment. A small red "Fire extinguisher" sticker marks the compartment.


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Old 12-13-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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One 2# by the door, replaced in 2015, one 5# at the drivers feet and another 5# in the bedroom.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:59 PM   #4
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I carry 5, and I don't plan on using any of them. One at the front door (compliments of Newmar) one under the kitchen sink, one in the back closet, one outside in the basement and one in the toad. And if there were a fire, I would be lucky to empty one.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:44 PM   #5
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I have one in the rear bathroom, the OEM by the front door and 4 in the basement, 2 on each side.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:49 PM   #6
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Has anyone installed a Fire Suppression System to their motor or any where else?
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I have one by the door, one under the sink, one in the rear closet and one in the basement.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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Carry 4 in coach...1) standard adjacent to front door, 2) under kitchen sink cab. 3) in rear bedroom, and 4) in rear bath near escape window...also keep one in the Toad. Fire suppression system on coach is A) near engine ( DP )
2) front generator compartment 3 ) electrical area access in basement near driver front tire. Hope I never use or need to use any of them. It's like life insurance, nice to have, but you sure don't want to use it.

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Old 12-13-2017, 09:29 PM   #9
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I have one by the door, one under the sink, one in the rear closet and one in the basement.

Same here plus one in the toad.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:31 PM   #10
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Two by the front door. One in a compartment on each side of the coach and one in my toad.
My compartments are always unlocked on travel days.

I have had a near fire with a flat tire and also have come upon wrecks that just occurred, one when a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over. I can get to all my tools, etc in an emergency.

The extinguisher that comes with an RV is useless in my humble opinion. I know, I had to use it.
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Rethinking based on these comments, but we have a larger one on the vanity in the bedroom and it travels on the bed. Agree the included one is mostly for show and liability

Out thinking was that if there were to be a fire it most likely would be in the engine area. Objective is to be able to get out. Nothing else really matters
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:50 AM   #12
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Btw, I also put a smoke alarm in the back bathroom in our 44B. It just sits on the floor back by the toilet and washing machine.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:02 AM   #13
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Debbie, mounting that detector to the ceiling will give you much earlier warning, smoke rises and all that.

We have 2 large 5# ABCs at the same place on the RH and LH side in the basement. There is another 5# in the cabinet over our bed, and two small ones up front for the kitchen and door.

Smoke hoods would be really wise as the smoke from a burning MH is both toxic and incapacitating. Some arenít that expensive and give you that 2-3 breaths needed to exit the vehicle.

My wife is paranoid about the emergency exits and routinely ensures they arenít stuck shut. Our Aspire is much better about this than our Phaeton was.

I know some that have purchased rope ladders that will hang from the window sill to exit a window. Also think of how youíre going to hold the window open if you need to leave through one.

Our plan is to get the kids and dog out and follow to an upwind area.

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Besides the OEM equipped ones, I have only added two more. One in the middle bay on the passenger side and one inside the man door on our trailer (toad). I still have to get one more for the bedroom area. On our last coach I had extra smoke alarms installed down in the basement, haven't done that to this coach yet.

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