Avoiding a minor disaster
My fellow RVers, campers. etc. here's a lesson worth noting whether you are full timers, part timers or sometimers:
A neighbor at our current RV park found out the hard way about securing items in place before and after traveling. He had parked his rig, set up outside and then began opening his slides. The fire extinguisher was not secure and fell, lodging in just the right place to get squashed between the slide and inner wall. As you can imagine, the discharge of dry chemical in such a small confined space created a catastrophic mess.
It was so bad, a professional restoration crew had to be called in to clean it up. The crew arrived at 8 AM with some super cleaning equipment and here it is noon and they are still at it. They loaded all the bedding and clothes into trash bags to be cleaned or replaced and set them outside. That chemical went onto every surface and into every vent, drawer, crack and crevis.
You can bet I checked the security of my extinguishers and several other items I hardly ever use or pay attention to. I hope if you're an RVer, boater, camper, off-roader, etc. that you'll do a similar imspection of your vehicles or equipment and avoid an accident or event such as this one. Summer and vacation time is almost here, get ready now so your next trip out will be a success!