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Old 03-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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34 RV Fire Facts That Can Save Your Life

I could not find another appropriate category to post this in other than this one. I felt that this was important enough for everyone to read. Hopefully many will take the time to read through this message:

My Business - At best, a fire in your RV can delay or ruin a vacation. At worst, it can mean injury, financial loss, and even death. Unfortunately, RV fires are one of the largest causes of motor coach loss in America today. The following tips can he

For additional fire safety information and products, visit Mac's website.
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Great advice Richard! Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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An RV is not a turn key operation. Just like a car is not, but most don't think.

However, even things can happen when everything is checked.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
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We had Mac the Fire Guy at the 09 Nat'l Rally. Superb demonstration on just how soon a fire can get out of hand & what we can & can't do if we're ever faced with the situation.


If you get the chance, be sure you catch his seminar at some rally. It's well worth your time & could very well save your life.

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I've attended his seminars twice. Very entertaining as well as extremely informative.
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Great article. Thank you for posting it.
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Some excellent tips! One thing I would like to add to #34, it says you may use a hose "if it is safe". Don't forget the possibility of explosion on the burning RV. Unless you are 100% sure the propane tanks have been REMOVED (not empty), it may be better to let the insurance take care of surrounding vehicles, RVs and buildings. No matter what property you may have inside your RV, it can be replaced, you can't!
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gen fire here from fuel line




this was alot of work but a fire is not the end to a RV

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Great posting Richard. You can never be too prepared and a few hundred dollars spent on fire safety is nothing if it saves your life.

We have 5 fire extinguishers so there is one within arms reach, whether inside or outside the coach. Also, have a collapsible escape ladder and window prop in the bedroom.

I wonder how many people practice an escape out a window at least once in their life so if you need to escape you live to post about it in iRV2? Be safe and happy trails.
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Thanks for the great info. I was fortunate to be able to attend one of Mac's seminars two months ago (my second time to see him). Mac's info and demonstrations are a real eye opener. It is sad that RV manufacturers (high and low end) put inadequate equipment in our rigs to save a few bucks. Spending two hours at a seminar can save a life!

I volunteered my wife and MH (what a guy!) to demonstrate an escape through our tiny hinged window at the seminar. He stated, at best you have 40 seconds to get out after becoming aware of an RV fire. After that fire, smoke, fumes will have taken your life. Mac can be seen in the window in the last pic.
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Thanks for the information, great post.
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Good information. It never hurts to plan and think ahead, if a accident happens. When I stay in a hotel, I keep my valuables close by, and my paints. I also keep a flashlight at easy reach. The same goes for staying in a rv.
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