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Old 03-18-2019, 06:56 AM   #1
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Fire Extinguisher Questions

I want to get some fire extinguishers for our fifth wheel. Iím looking for advice on what type and size to buy. How many do you have? Any recommendations on locations? Where do you keep yours?
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I replaced the OEM 2 lb with a 4 lb.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kidde-Pro...0-B-C/16564926


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I bought some small ABC extinguishers from Lowe’s and keep one by the bed, and three in various outdoor compartments. I recently bought a foam extinguisher I keep in my second bay on the drivers side for an engine fire. I plan to get a dedicated engine system soon. I keep one in the BBQ compartment or set it outside when I lock the compartment door. I keep one in the wet bay, and usually keep that door unlocked. I also bought two of the small foam extinguishers for the kitchen. I keep all of them up front and visible where I can get them quickly. I lay the dry chem on their side to keep the powder loose and check the gauges as part of my pre trip checklist.

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I replaced my Kidde FE with these Tundra spray cans, https://m.lowes.com/pd/tundra-fire-e...AaAlp6EALw_wcB, so much easier to store and you can put in more convenient locations.
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I replaced my Kidde FE with these Tundra spray cans, https://m.lowes.com/pd/tundra-fire-e...AaAlp6EALw_wcB, so much easier to store and you can put in more convenient locations.


I like the idea of being able to have something reasonably light and readily accessible to use, especially in the kitchen. I might use some Velcro to anchor these in place. I just saw on Amazon that the recommended storage temperature on the Tundra extinguisher is 32į-107į. Something to be aware of.
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I bought some small ABC extinguishers from Loweís and keep one by the bed, and three in various outdoor compartments. I recently bought a foam extinguisher I keep in my second bay on the drivers side for an engine fire. I plan to get a dedicated engine system soon. I keep one in the BBQ compartment or set it outside when I lock the compartment door. I keep one in the wet bay, and usually keep that door unlocked. I also bought two of the small foam extinguishers for the kitchen. I keep all of them up front and visible where I can get them quickly. I lay the dry chem on their side to keep the powder loose and check the gauges as part of my pre trip checklist.

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Do you happen to know the brand of the foam extinguishers for your kitchen?
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Both of our extinguishers are ABC. One is a 4-5 lb, which I keep in the bathroom under the sink. The other is a small wall mount unit by the door.
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I appreciate the replies. Thanks!
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I bought 4 small foam Extinguishers from Mac the fire guy. One in the bedroom, one next to the stove, one next to the door and one in the toad. They fit easily into bicycle water bottle holders. He also recommended DP owners to install a smoke and ion? detector in the bedroom ceiling above the engine to detect an engine fire. He claimed one advantage of the foam extinguisher is you can spray yourself while waiting for your partner to climb out the escape window. Somehow I think you’d be overcome by toxic fumes before flames got to you. Hope none of us find out!

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Something to think about is the clean up after the fire. Dry chemical extinguishers make a big mess and are extremely corrosive. Another type I have considered is CO2. They aren't rated for wood and paper fires (type A) because they won't extinguish embers but I can do that with water in a spray bottle. They also don't leave any residue at all. Personally I'd go for some foam or CO2 extinguishers and keep one with arm's reach of the driver's seat, you may need to fight your way out of the rig. Also, like one of the other posters noted, make sure the temperature range is within what you will experience. Personally I'd want something good down to at least 0 deg. F., maybe lower. Whatever you choose make sure you do your maintenance.
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Yosemite, I bought the two pack of Tundra extinguishers from Amazon. I tried one out on a small grease fire and it worked well. I would prefer foam extinguishers, but they are dangerous on electrical fires. As the other poster commented, the dry chem makes a mess and is corrosive, but is better than the RV going up in flames and possibly destroying other property and or lives.

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I want something thatís quick and easy to use in the kitchen, so Iím going to go with Tundra extinguishers there.
Iím also going to add a couple dual type smoke detectors as well.

Beware of the Tundra 2 pack price on Amazon. Itís $29.87 for a 2 pack. Singles are available for $12.58. Most of the big box stores charge $12.58 as well.
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Always get the biggest you can fit.. Halon best as it will kill a fire and you can still breath, that's important inside. Its used in Clean rooms so no issue with electronics.


I have them all over my shop and in ever vehicle I have.
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I thought Halon removed the oxygen from the air thus killing the fire.
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