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Old 03-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Fire in RV - preventable?

Camper trailer catches fire - Local - Northwest Florida Daily News

As I read this I wondered if they did anything wrong or was it just unavoidable?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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norcold fridge?
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If the refer was one that was recalled and they ignored the recall.. Then yes preventable. Also was the refer on for a reason and level? If not, yup, preventable
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There are many RV'ers who do not belong to any forum or group. The only way they get the word is by word of mouth. Pass the word.

Ask campground owners to put a sign up on their bulletin boards, or the door when one comes into the office about the Recall and a phone number. It's free to check.

I'm just as guilty of assuming that everyone has gotten the word on the Norcold recall.
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Fires in the refrigerator area are the vast majority of trailer fires. This can be caused by a faulty cooling unit, a blocked chimney or combustibles in the chimney for the refrigerator (lack of preventive, annual maintenance). Every RV owner should follow the appliance mfgrs. annual maintenance schedule for every appliance in their RV, not only to protect against fire, but some mfgrs. now extend the factory warranty if the maintenance schedule is followed and documented.
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If the refer was one that was recalled and they ignored the recall.. Then yes preventable. Also was the refer on for a reason and level? If not, yup, preventable
I think you'd be surprised at how far out of level the newer refers can be and still run just fine and we leave ours on 24/7/365 even when out of service (not really stored) for the winter. Been doing it with various RV's for over 25 years now with never any trouble.
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Prolly just the norcold fridge defrosting "The entire RV "
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