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Old 10-16-2017, 12:53 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Cloud Dancer View Post
Here's a thought:
In preparation for a quick/emergency toad disconnect, while your rig is temporarily parked,.... push the 2 towbar pins out with short 5/16" wooden dowels and leave the dowels in place of the pins. This way, just jump in the toad and pull away.
Yup, and then you will suddenly learn exactly how long your coiled safety cables are.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:44 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by csbaer View Post
So sorry for the loss of your motorhome and toad. We lost our HR Endeavor and toad in September to a fire on I-95. And like you, we have no idea what started the fire. Glad to see you are looking for another one. We just replaced ours and the toad and went on our first short trip last weekend.
Best of wishes for you in your search and hope you are on the road again soon.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:09 AM   #31
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We had a similar fire on our fifth wheel. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant when my wife heard some fire engines and asked what I thought they were. I said it's probably just an emergency medical incident, the fire engines sometimes get there first. Someone at the next table said, no it's a trailer that's on fire. It was our trailer.

We had a tire blow out about a month before and it must have damaged a propane line. maybe the vibration and stress finally caused it to fail, the whole trailer was destroyed. I was able to unhook the truck from underneath the trailer before the truck also caught on fire. It was just a bad design for the propane lines to the fridge being where the tire damage could affect the lines.

I had left the dog in the truck that one time because it was a cool day. Normally we would let him stay in the trailer so he could eat and be more comfortable.

After seeing these pictures I am going to get a second fire extinguisher, a camera for the engine bay and possibly an electronic fuel shutoff.

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