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Old 05-17-2015, 02:02 PM   #15
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That's why I have insurance- so I don't have to try to disconnect in the event of a fire.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:08 PM   #16
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That's why I have insurance- so I don't have to try to disconnect in the event of a fire.
If you live in your coach full time, you would lose so much more than a car and a coach.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:14 PM   #17
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That's why I have insurance- so I don't have to try to disconnect in the event of a fire.
I have a $100 bucks that says in that mind blurred state, you would of un-hooked also, or tried.........Why just stand and watch it get worse if you can do something? Safely?
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:19 PM   #18
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Well I will be putting a fire extinguisher on the back of my mh now. Plus this has made up my mind on getting a trailer instead of tow bar. Glad they didn't get hurt.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:19 PM   #19
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Sorry to disagree, it's a personal choice, I say "let it burn"! Nothing in my car or motorhome worth dying for. Yes, if there's just a little smoke and no flames visible I would disconnect, but in the pictures it looks like they have full grown marshmallow roaster going, and I would have stepped away- way far away.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #20
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LET IT BURN!!! Oh yes, and RUN!!!. CALL 911. The toad was obviously burning. Who on earth would get anywhere near this fire to "save" something. My life and limb are worth more than 10 RVs and toads.
I live in mine full-time.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:47 PM   #21
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In that first picture something doesn't look right about the front wheel and the bumper looks like it pulled right out. Is it possible that they had the brake on the toad locked or something? In any event it's good that nobody got hurt and the MH didn't get damaged, it could have been much worse. It's always a good idea to check your rear camera often after departure.
Yep, see post #4 from yesterday.
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The first photo shows lots of heavy black smoke on the left front...obviously the tire is burning...so I'm "guessing" a blowout (or flat) and no TPMS to alert the driver.
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First photo also shows , owner favoring his burnt arm and one safety chain on the ground .

Question though , Who brings a camera to a fire and not an extinguisher ?

Photos are nice but a little containment of the fire while the poor fellow was working to save his coach , would probably have been more appreciated .

Sign of the times I guess , everyone in a rush to be the first to post online.
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looks like the transmission caught fire
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:55 PM   #25
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i use the hitch pin that lock cant see getting a key in there to un hook
might go back to the pull pin
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1. Glad no one hurt

2. Glad principal was able to disconnect, and control the situation as best as possible. Kudos for stepping up and doing what needed to be done.

3. I don't know enough to guess what happened, or if some other action should have been taken. Suffice to say that the man in the first picture seems to have assessed the situation, and took the action he needed to take.

4. It does make me think about towing 4 down. I had asked and was considering it on the new MH I am rebuilding. It also has made me consider the locking pins as others have said. I may have to consider creating something to deal with it.

5. On my first reading, I was thinking how I use a rear facing camera, and am on it all the time. The two mile debris field from the posting make me first think that I would have seen something, but two miles is two minutes on the highway. I cannot say for sure I would, or anyone, even a very aware driver, would not let two minutes go by between checks.

It is easy to second guess these things. I can do that too. But today, I choose to take this other path...
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glad no one was hurt... I use pins with handles on them, helps alot when separating tow bars and toad/coach.

I also having fire extinguishers in the toad... it will buy you some time, and thats the name of the game.

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Old 05-19-2015, 08:15 PM   #28
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I'll stick with locking pins. I feel that as long as I properly connect the toad and prepare to tow it the chances of fire are minimal. Much less in fact than the chances of someone messing with my vehicles, either to cause mischief or steal my tow bar, or toad, while I'm parked somewhere and not with the rv. I think statistics will show more vandalism happens with motorhomes and toads than fires.
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