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Old 03-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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We know it's NOT a refer fire - as pointed out the refer vents are forward of the damage.

I am doubting AH, but I can't tell where it's mounted in this rig. I don't see the exhaust pipe on either side. Anyone know where the AH is mounted on this model?

*** On further inspection what might look like an AH exhaust pipe is on the ground just in front of the driver-side drive tire. If so, the damage is aft of that location and would rule out AH. ***

Garykd has a likely source of origin due to max damage in the left rear area. That would not be a AH location.

The theory of an elec space heater being left on in the bedroom area (left rear?) sure holds highest probably - thus far
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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The theory of an elec space heater being left on in the bedroom area (left rear?) sure holds highest probably - thus far

As I mentioned, it was 3rd hand knowledge, but we were there that day and there was no reason (in my thoughts anyway) that someone would need a space heater on as it was quite warm that day.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #17
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We heard it was a curling iron/hair straightener that caused the fire.
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We heard it was a curling iron/hair straightener that caused the fire.
Now that makes sense. Those things get REALLY hot.
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I know the American Eagle camped beside of it got considerable damage also. We know them.
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My exit window would have been in the heart of that fire ...time to use the front door!
I have a private door in the bedroom
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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I am doubting AH, but I can't tell where it's mounted in this rig. I don't see the exhaust pipe on either side. Anyone know where the AH is mounted on this model?
I think that the Aqua-Hot on this model looks like photo below, which is located just ahead of the rear wheels on the passenger side. The door for that bay is closed in the series of photos in this thread.

In the photo that was posted on the other thread, I think I see the plastic panel that covers the Aqua-Hot on the ground near the picnic table.

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Doesn't look like enough damage on the passenger side to have started there.
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I am at Lazydays now. Took a maintenance class today and got a chance to ask the instructor about the fire.

It seems the owner of the RV had made wooden leveling pads. He took them out and stacked them up just beneath (?) the AquaHot. I guess he forgot them, but he left them there and went to bed. The AquaHot couldn't breathe (?) properly AND heated up the wood to the burning point. It was literally seconds from the time the first flames were seen until the RV was a total inferno.

Now, I don't even know what an AquaHot really is, so if this doesn't make sense, it's my fault. It appears that the AquaHot started the fire due to being blocked by or too close to some pieces of old dry wood. I believe the owner did have insurance anyway, and the RV was not used for fulltiming, and no one was hurt. Amen.
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Here are a couple more pictures of the fire.








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Here are a couple more pictures of the fire.








I guess we have to buy a Tiffin to access your photos.

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Fires just scare me to death. We are taking a month long trip in our coach in June. Passengers will be myself 45 male, my partner 48 male , our daughter and her best friend 17 & 18, and my mother who is 74. Before we even set out we are going over the plans for fires, accidents on highway and any other situation that might arise , makes me nervous just having one exit door in the coach. The one good thing is that all of our windows are large slide ones and we can pile out of them easily if need be.
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As I mentioned, it was 3rd hand knowledge, but we were there that day and there was no reason (in my thoughts anyway) that someone would need a space heater on as it was quite warm that day.
Since it appears the cause has been determined (I store my leveling blocks well away from heat sources. (Of course that's cause the only plalces I have to stuff 'em are well away from heat sources). But to answer your statement.

You know the joke about the "Southern Gentelman" who died and went to heaven.. Kept complaining how cold it was.. Finally said "Don't you have any place warmer".. As it turns out St. Peter did know of a warmer place.

Some time later he's down auditing the Devil's books, and asks: What about that southern genteman I sent you?

The devil says nothign, Just holds up one Finger in the universal signal of "One moment please" walks over opens the great door, there is a wave of heat and a sulfur smell and a short time later a voice is heard from way in the back "CLOSE THE DOOR... I FEEL A DRAFT!"

That is a joke.. the not funny part is I do know people like that. 92 and they have to have it warmer.
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