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Old 09-30-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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This is the scariest thing ever

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I have looked at a lot of the RV fires on U tube. I have seen the aftermath of many of them and have actually came upon one in a Walmart parking lot. They go up quickly. That is why I have an escape ladder in the bedroom and fire extinguisher every where, inside and out. Y'all be safe out there.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
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I have looked at a lot of the RV fires on U tube. I have seen the aftermath of many of them and have actually came upon one in a Walmart parking lot. They go up quickly. That is why I have an escape ladder in the bedroom and fire extinguisher every where, inside and out. Y'all be safe out there.
Thank you for taking the time to post the picture - sometimes a visual is just what it takes to wake folks up and check and CHECK AGAIN that they have WORKING fire extinguishers and a plan for everyone to get out SAFELY.
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I plan to use my extinguishers to defend myself and loved ones. I have no intention to risk life or limb inside of a burning rv.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:40 AM   #5
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I recently purchased two automatic fire suppression systems from Mac the Fire Guy at a rally. One is for the fridge compartment and the second for the engine bay. I need to get busy and install them. Have no desire to save the rig, just the lives of DW, dog and me.
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3 mins before any leo showed up
and all them cars just drove by, like it was a day at the beach

incredible at how fast it went
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if the people got out safely and were OK?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #8
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We have some friends who lost their, less than 2-year-old, Newmar Ventana to an engine compartment fire. He said he saw the smoke, pulled over, and they both bailed. By that time there was already dense smoke in the cabin. The rig burned "to the ground" before the fire department arrived (from ~10 mies away).
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I think smlranger has the best idea of a early detection and extinguisher system. By the time you clear the vehicle of loved ones and pets, try to salvage any personal items and possibly un-hook your toad....and then get the extinguisher ready for service I bet the fire is going to overwhelm your small extinguisher and yourself. If you can do all that in 1-3 minutes you might have a fighting chance to stop the fire. Much of the education that Fire Departments teach to their customers is E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home). How about the same drill for motorhomes! NEVER go back into a burning home....or a motorhome. Also understand your limitations in trying to put out a fire.
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Make sure everone can get out safe

Make sure you have an agreed amount insurance policy.

If you have a small fire that is contained you'll which it would of burned to the ground.

Nothing worse than a partial repaired coach from a fire.
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Yup. That's about as bad as it gets.... only two things are important.... get out quick.... and have good insurance.
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smlranger where did you get you suppression systems at and how much were they. Sounds like a good thing to have. If it did not put out the fire it would sure give you a little more time.
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First thing we did when we bought the used Dolphin was to replace the non existent
fire extinguisher.
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Saw the same video and more at a recent rally while attending a class conducted by Mac the Fire Guy. After class went out back and practiced putting out some fires Mac set in a frying pan, in a large pan on the ground, and one set on a plywood wall. Was very educational for both me and the wife. Sad news was that each of his classes (held 3) only had 10-15 attendees. Was over 500 rigs at the rally. We also bought some fire extinguishes for the coach and a fire supression system for the engine compartment (about $395). It's installed and ready!! Both time and money were well spent.
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