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Old 09-28-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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RV Fires - There Oughta Be a Law!

against using such flammable materials in construction.

Latest example happened yesterday in Illinois:

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Nice Dutch Star or WAS!
Looks to be in the refer area too.
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Nice Dutch Star or WAS!
Looks to be in the refer area too.
I thought al DSDP's came with residential friges?
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I thought al DSDP's came with residential friges?
You can choose either RV or residential.
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to the OP...what materials would you suggest be used?
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All Fire brick construction?

Seriously, not really any different materials than most manufactured homes. Paneling, wood trim, etc. Plus the close quarters means that flame travels easily from wall-to-wall, a much different environment than a larger and more open fixed site building.

Could probably do better on use of more flame retardant materials, though.
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to the OP...what materials would you suggest be used?
Good question, I am wondering the same thing.
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ever seen a house go up? Not a huge difference.
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ever seen a house go up? Not a huge difference.

Ever see a vehicle fire.......same
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When our coach caught fire, from the time we first saw a wisp of smoke, till the fire department arrived was 13 minutes. Didn't take long to douse the flames, but by then the coach was a complete and total loss down to the frame.

If you smell or see smoke, get out! Don't waste time saving things ad don't risk your life trying to put it out. Just imagine what the propane tanks did, the diesel fuel, the wasp and hornet spray cans, hair spray cans ....they were flying missiles! Something, like a small aluminum pipe shot out flying 25 feet before it went completely through our shed creating a fist size hole in both walls!
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When our coach caught fire, from the time we first saw a wisp of smoke, till the fire department arrived was 13 minutes. Didn't take long to douse the flames, but by then the coach was a complete and total loss down to the frame.

If you smell or see smoke, get out! Don't waste time saving things ad don't risk your life trying to put it out. Just imagine what the propane tanks did, the diesel fuel, the wasp and hornet spray cans, hair spray cans ....they were flying missiles! Something, like a small aluminum pipe shot out flying 25 feet before it went completely through our shed creating a fist size hole in both walls!
Agreed. At FIRST hint of fire, stop and get out!

I had friends in college, back in the mid 70's, coming back to college after a weekend at home. Hard to believe, but they both DIED in the car fire! FD said that they were overcome by the smoke, and could NOT stop and get out! FD was sure they were passed out before any fire got to them.

It CAN happen that fast! So, GET OUT ASAP.
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