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Old 01-18-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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Fire extingushers

I'm still setting up my 42' DP for FT life. It has 1 door all the way in the front. just wondering how many have fire extinguishers, how many, and how big?? I was thinking 3 - 10#er's inside. 1 front, 1 back, and 1 at arms length from the stove. I was also thinking a 10#er in the bay on the passengers side far back as close to the engine as possible.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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HOWEVER, I keep more than one.

I do believe the smaller bottles are all that is needed, but having them at the door is the worst place.

I keep 4 small bottles. One at the door, one at my bed, one in the kitchen and one outside.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:34 PM   #3
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I carry five fire extinguishers. Small RVIA approved and one 10# by the exit door.

One 10# in the passenger side storage compartment.

One 10# in the driver side storage compartment.

One 10# in the toad.

I keep all doors unlocked on the toad and storage compartment bins while traveling.

I came around a bend in the road one time where a travel trailer and truck where laying on their side, it had just happened. No one hurt, including their dog. Amazing.

So I decided keep all my bins unlocked so I would always have access to anything I needed to help someone or myself. They don't lock the bins on fire trucks...

Also had a tire blow out on a travel trailer and the tire almost caught fire. That's when I discovered the RVIA approved fire extinguisher is next to useless.
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One in the garage, one in the kitchen/living room, one in the bedroom. I have them primarily to escape. I'll count on insurance for a replacement.
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The original size small one by the door (replaced last year). A 5# ABC under the drivers feet, another beside the bed. All are just to escape the rig, then let the insurance kick in.
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If you ever decide to let a 10# bottle off indoors.. you better be ready to get the heck out of there, cause it will fill that space with crud in a heartbeat... I mean so fast, you won't be able to see or breath in a hurry. If you need more than a small kitchen extinguisher inside, likely best to just get out and not even try.

I let off a 10# bottle inside the lower floor of a 3200 square foot house once..... and it FILLED the kitchen and living room in about .01 seconds...
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Also had a tire blow out on a travel trailer and the tire almost caught fire. That's when I discovered the RVIA approved fire extinguisher is next to useless.
Almost any powder extinguisher will be worthless on a tire fire since they are of such high heat. You can drive off the O2 for short periods and hope that it cools enough to rekindle.

As to the original poll, 2.5 at the door, 10lb in mud box, and 10lb in compartment on left. Hadn't thought about the toad, but haven't pulled it either.

Planned upgrade is to a Halon at the door and in the bedroom. A co2 is also planned just for the tire fire possibility. I've never had to use on my stuff, but it is nice if somebody else needs it.
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I have two of the smaller ones - one by door and one by door into bedroom.
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Check your extinguisher, Kidde is recalling 40 million of them.
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Check your extinguisher, Kidde is recalling 40 million of them.
I did read something about this! Glad you reminded me. I have 5 of them in the S&B too.
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I have the small OEM extinguisher at the front door. I have a 5lb in a bay on the passenger side, a 5lb on the floor on my side of the bed to give us enough time to get out the emergency window and a 5lb automatic unit in the engine compartment.
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