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Old 06-22-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Thank God you all are alright!
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Would you please post the link so we can find out what caused this tragic fire. Hopefully we can learn something that might help us avoid something similar.

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If you click on the arrow at the top under the date it will take you back thru the blog. From what I read, they think it was a brake that hung up and the tire skidded until it caught on fire.
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I'm certainly going to add fire extinguishers.
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I carry 3 large ones in the RV and a small one in the tow car.
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**The fire Marshall arrived and later told us that it appeared to be a wheel bearing which locked up, causing the tire to simply drag until it caught fire and blew.**

We will be putting a couple of good size extinguishers in the pick-up after reading this story.

Good to read that everyone involved was ok...possession can be replaced.
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