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Old 09-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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I carry 5.

Had two tires blow out at the same time on a travel trailer and they almost caught fire.

That's when I learned that the RVIA approved extinguishers that come with an RV aren't worth a hoot.

I have two mounted by the entry door and the others spread around the storage bins on both sides of my coach.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #16
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Thank you all for the responses to my fire extinguisher question- I have never had to use one camping but always thought it was a good idea to have one.
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If my extinguisher has a meter and it shows 100% charged, is it likely okay? It is an older unit. Eg: if i took it to a safety supply shop to be inspected would they simply look at the dial?
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If my extinguisher has a meter and it shows 100% charged, is it likely okay? It is an older unit. Eg: if i took it to a safety supply shop to be inspected would they simply look at the dial?
No. No.
Fire extinguishers need maintenance every 6 years (dry chemical) they will replace parts and the dry chemical. At 12 years old they will pressure test the vessel and then the 6 year maintenance cycle. The last pricing I had at work for our 100+ extinguishers (discount as there is a service charge also) it was cheaper to replace the 5 pound extinguishers than to service.
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