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Old 04-08-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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Stopped on I 40

Headed east today on I 40, and could see black smoke in the distance. Not long and both lanes were stopped dead for 1 1/2 hour. When we got moving was sad to see it had been a MH fire. Burned completly to the ground.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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cant understand why people keep torching these things.
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As I 40 runs from CA to Tennessee, might be interesting to know where as we might look up news story.
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As I 40 runs from CA to Tennessee, might be interesting to know where as we might look up news story.
I40 runs from California to North Carolina!
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If really interested, Google "I-40 RV fire" and watch the video of this NC fire.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:44 AM   #6
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Obviously, it was an engine fire.

Which is why I'm buying a good AFF fire control system for my coach's engine bay, genny bay, fridge bay and battery box...

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What is the primary cause of engine compartment fires on a DP?
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What is the primary cause of engine compartment fires on a DP?
I have no idea. I would think with a diesel running fuel pressure so much higher than a gas engine, I would be pointing my foam supressor nozzle right at that location.
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Sad, I could hear the Fire detector going off. After watching a few other clips, I just asked on this site awhile ago why is it always newer coaches that are burning up and not any or the older ones? Not true some of the clips show older MH on fire.
Is it possible that these fires are from folks just running them too Hot? I always have my eye on the temp gauges. We had that drilled into our heads while in Truck Driving School.
The clips that I watched, all the MH are totally in golfed with in 5 minutes or sooner.
I think I am going to invest in 2 more detectors before we take our first trip.
I just can't Phantom being burned alive.
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At least they're OK and was able to save the toad!

RV catches fire on I-40 | Video | abc11.com
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Sorry, forgot to mention location. It was not long after we got on I 40 at Kingman,AZ going east. Not the one in NC noted above.
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Sorry, forgot to mention location. It was not long after we got on I 40 at Kingman,AZ going east. Not the one in NC noted above.
This must be the one:
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Probably caused by the rough road...well, not really, but I drove that stretch last Sunday. The quality of the road would give I10 West of New Orleans a run for the money. It was really bad.
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We have only seen two burned RVs along the road in 11 years. Both of those appeared to have started in back of the refrigerator.
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