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Old 08-18-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Jeep toad catches fire on I15 northbound

That's going to ruin their day. Sad.

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Bummer.
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Gulp, I keep an 11# LP tank in the back of the Jeep.

I wasn't there so I can't criticize, but I would have made every effort to disconnect that Jeep and save the back of my coach. if you look at the 2nd pic he probably did another $5K damage to the back of the MH.
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Gulp, I keep an 11# LP tank in the back of the Jeep.

I wasn't there so I can't criticize, but I would have made every effort to disconnect that Jeep and save the back of my coach. if you look at the 2nd pic he probably did another $5K damage to the back of the MH.
EXACTLY!!!! I too cannot really evaluate that situation but, like you, I'd have made every effort known to man, to disconnect that Jeep. This is EXACTLY why we DO NOT lock our toad to the motor home. It's our choice.
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Are you sure the coach wasn't on fire 1st? Look closely at pics.....leaking fuel, engine, trans or hyd fluid will get the action started

I wasn't there either, but I can imagine once stopped and you ran back there it was smokey/flaming pretty good .....the hell with that jeep AND coach, I'll get another, it ain't worth me getting hurt, or spending a nite in hospital...or dead over.

More than 5K in damage, the rear bedroom window & side window on what looks like a bath is burnt/busted as well. I wagering the inside is toast....I hope all involved are safe.



AND It's in San Bernardino! Hell, everything out there is on fire today!
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ah your right, I had to zoom in on the 2nd pick - extensive damage in the coach. It very well could have been a fire in the DP engine compartment that spread to the Jeep, which also might explain why nothing got detached - why bother.
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Well Gents,
Not to drag this out but, if you look at the first picture, WHERE do you see ALL the flames and smoke emanating from, THE JEEP. In the second picture, which unit shows more damage, the Jeep. OF course the coach is going to sustain some damage, from RADIANT heat. Radiant heat, especially from that close, can and will project damage. Depending on air currents (which there appears there wasn't any, based on the smoke travel of the first pic), you can have extensive or, almost none.

It would be interesting to learn the cause. We had friends who forgot to put their Jeep in neutral (a stick) and, the transfer case apparently was not disengaged thoroughly and, before they knew it, they too and an engine fire shortly after they began towing it.
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It's possible...In the 1st pic there's a ladder on the back of coach.....2nd pic it's gone...that was the radiant heat that kept the guy from unhooking the jeep

It looks like did run up into the coach interior, as the smaller side window is burned out...smoke damage alone is a total loss + what ever was used to put it out
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Unhook it? I don't think so... stuff is replaceable. People, not so much...
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Well if it truly did start at the Jeep, judging from the first picture I wouldn't have given a second thought to disconnecting the jeep and pulling the coach forward. It wasn't that hot yet. But again, I'm looking at a picture.
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That fire definitely started in the Jeep.
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Unhook it? I don't think so... stuff is replaceable. People, not so much...
I'm with you 100%. I can't understand people that say they would make every effort to get disconnected in the event of a fire. What do you have insurance for? Run, don't walk, and get away from your RV and toad if either catches on fire. We have nothing in or on either one that can't be replaced. If you do, take it off or out and put into safe storage or with relatives somewhere.
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I'm with you 100%. I can't understand people that say they would make every effort to get disconnected in the event of a fire. What do you have insurance for? Run, don't walk, and get away from your RV and toad if either catches on fire. We have nothing in or on either one that can't be replaced. If you do, take it off or out and put into safe storage or with relatives somewhere.
You don't have to understand me, or agree with me. Everyone has a pretty good idea on their own limits on keeping themselves safe.

Insurance isn't a godsend, in fact it can be a pain it the butt. It doesn't cover loss of use, usually ends up in a loss, and they don't provide rental MHs. If I can save it, I will.
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It's possible...In the 1st pic there's a ladder on the back of coach.....2nd pic it's gone...that was the radiant heat that kept the guy from unhooking the jeep

It looks like did run up into the coach interior, as the smaller side window is burned out...smoke damage alone is a total loss + what ever was used to put it out
Can't tell for sure, but that ladder in the first pic looks like it goes up to a platform on the billboard sign beyond the motorhome. Could be wrong.
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