Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2011, 07:51 AM   #15
Member
 
Bert_64's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 71
Glad no one was hurt.

With only 80 miles on it and not on hydro wonder if we will ever here what started the fire.
__________________

__________________
01 Winnebago Brave SE 31' P32 Workhorse w/ 7.4l
99 Jeep TJ
Me, DW-Donna, DK's- Julia & Anna
Bert_64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-02-2011, 09:08 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,163
Glad no one was hurt. We stayed at that same Malibu Campground in April. The sites are pretty tight so I'm happy that no other RV's caught fire.

Since I stopped to help with a 5-er fire in Richmond, VA last year and failed to put out a tire fire, we now carry 5 large fire extinguishes plus a foam extinguisher just for tire fires.
__________________

__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Fred and Bonnie's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest or SoCal
Posts: 2,838
Send a message via ICQ to Fred and Bonnie
Why do so jump to conclusions that refrigertor fires are the predominate cause of RV fires?

Where are the stats?

fred
__________________
Fred and Bonnie
2005 Dolphin LX 6375
Abby, Ruffles & Scarlett, "The Cats"
Fred and Bonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Ernie Ekberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Weatherford, Tx 76086 USA
Posts: 1,498
Send a message via AIM to Ernie Ekberg Send a message via Yahoo to Ernie Ekberg
From the photos, the refrigerator was on the curb side in front of rear wheels. The fire looks to have started by the engine- which is in front.
Norcold has had many recalls due to their product starting fires.
__________________
Ernie Ekberg, Prevost Liberty XL Classic
Ernie Ekberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
bdpreece's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred and Bonnie View Post
Why do so jump to conclusions that refrigertor fires are the predominate cause of RV fires?

Where are the stats?

fred
If you have a Norcold refrigerator the odds are if your coach were to burn that is where it will start.
__________________
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Ernie Ekberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Weatherford, Tx 76086 USA
Posts: 1,498
Send a message via AIM to Ernie Ekberg Send a message via Yahoo to Ernie Ekberg
I believe there were 2 separate recalls done on the Norcold products.
__________________
Ernie Ekberg, Prevost Liberty XL Classic
Ernie Ekberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,699
From my viewpoint, the MH fire began near the engine compartment. That 5er fire began at the refrigerator from the fire pattern. The majority of RV fires are MH's, and the majority of those begin in the engine compartment.
If you even suspect you might have a fire in your RV, GET OUT! When you are positive everyone in your party is safely outside the RV(do you have a plan?), then call the fire department. Now you can begin to put out the fire, or contain it if you can, until the FD arrives. We all have insurance, there is no valid reason to endanger your life in a fire unless it is to rescue another person.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #22
a k
Registered User
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,142
You guys might want to look at your replacement value on your insurance. I can't believe that the wholesale prices rose so much in one year on used RV's.

Probably the Tax Man's idea
__________________
a k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Ernie Ekberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Weatherford, Tx 76086 USA
Posts: 1,498
Send a message via AIM to Ernie Ekberg Send a message via Yahoo to Ernie Ekberg
The escape plan we have: all papers, wallets, computer is in s computer bag right behind the co-pilot chair. I grab the dogs- they are small and that bag and I'm out the door. Let it burn. Insurance is good.
__________________
Ernie Ekberg, Prevost Liberty XL Classic
Ernie Ekberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
bdpreece's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernie Ekberg View Post
I believe there were 2 separate recalls done on the Norcold products.
And neither one actually fixes the problem. Now if it overheats they just shut it down never to restart again and you are on the hook for a new refrigerator or at least a cooling unit. Plus new rv's are still being delivered that need the recall done.
__________________
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Fred and Bonnie's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest or SoCal
Posts: 2,838
Send a message via ICQ to Fred and Bonnie
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdpreece View Post
And neither one actually fixes the problem. Now if it overheats they just shut it down never to restart again and you are on the hook for a new refrigerator or at least a cooling unit. Plus new rv's are still being delivered that need the recall done.
So, you would rather allow some fool to restart their unit and start a fire?

fred
__________________
Fred and Bonnie
2005 Dolphin LX 6375
Abby, Ruffles & Scarlett, "The Cats"
Fred and Bonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 01:00 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
bdpreece's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred and Bonnie View Post
So, you would rather allow some fool to restart their unit and start a fire?

fred
Nope. I would like to see Norcold fix it correctly at their expense since they were the ones who built it poorly. Are you willing to pay for a new unit out of your pocket when it fails?
__________________
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 02:31 PM   #27
Registered User
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdpreece View Post
Nope. I would like to see Norcold fix it correctly at their expense since they were the ones who built it poorly. Are you willing to pay for a new unit out of your pocket when it fails?
Agree...
__________________
Midniteoyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
butterbean's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Gulf Streamers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coleman county,Texas
Posts: 207
Howdy y'all,
Just changed my mind and took Hurricane off my wish list!!! The FD was
containing the fire so the wreckage would be less to haul away.. I was VFD
once and we 'bragged' that we never lost a foundation!!! I feel real sorry for the folks who lost it and for all of the people who will never try RVing because it happened.. They also had guests with them.. Glad everybody got out safely...
__________________

__________________
butterbean is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malibu Beach RV Park digNbubbs Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 04-24-2008 10:21 AM
Automatic Engine Fire Extinguisher Install Cruzer MH-General Discussions & Problems 10 08-30-2007 05:30 AM
Malibu Beach RV Park- Not Good C.CARNEY Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 4 02-19-2007 11:24 AM
Working in a wild land fire camp John Harrelson Workkamping & Volunteering 5 11-21-2005 10:02 AM
Fire at the toyhauler factory 56Nomad Toy Haulers Discussion 7 08-26-2005 07:30 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.