There was a terrible fire this weekend in a fifth wheel trailer caused by a broken/worn suspension system.
The owner was on her way home from a dog show. Unfortunately she had 12 small dogs in crates in her trailer.
When she arrived home and opened the door to her trailer flames leapt out. This happened in Arizona. The firemen traced it to her trailer's suspension. They felt that it may have been smoldering for quite a while.
The firemen said that the dogs died of smoke inhalation. They were so kind as to help her bury the dogs on her property. It was an older trailer but I do not know more than that at the moment.
Someone at the show said that the owner had a bit of trouble hitching up the fifth wheel.
I do not know the owner. I happened to have attended the show and heard about the terrible incident on FB.
How often do all of you check your suspension systems? How unusual is it for a fire like this to happen?
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