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Old 06-15-2011, 11:47 PM   #15
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There is a bill in congress now regarding motorcoach legislation. If you simply "google" bill S.453 motorcoach enhanced safety act of 2011 and read the summary you will get some good information on safety and prevention ideas.
But we all know that what happens in the legislature may have nothing to do with a problem!! Some people think that banning guns will make the world safer too.
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I would highly recommend everyone reading this article. It is covers only the chassis side of fires and the causes. It is a real eye opener. As somebody preciously psoted and lot of these fires are caused by no or incorrect maintenance especialy in the area or brakes and wheel bearings. The other big cause is electrical fires on the heavy cable from your high ampeargae alternator and battery cables. Lose or dirty connections cause resistance which increases current which generates heat.

This article is not guessing as to what causes the fires but is based on the results of investigations of fires.

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-resea...-08-report.pdf
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:30 AM   #17
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Here is an interesting document from the perspective of a Fire Investigator.

During my career, I don't recall that I have responded to an RV fire and I was 1st due on one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country, I-95 in Fairfield County, CT.
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