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Old 01-24-2011, 04:36 PM   #15
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #16
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The GREATEST PART of this story is the men were on fire running toward the gas station. If i would have been there and seen that i would have got as far away as I could. Then one trying to put the fire out with water. DDDUUUUUUHHHHHH! DUMBER! Yep, Can't fix stupid!!! Irover
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #17
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If my clothes were on fire (for any reason) I would be getting out of them as fast as I could. I sure wouldn't let them burn off.
As amazing as it sounds you can put out a gasoline fire with water. You just need a LOT of water. While on a volunteer fire dept we trained on that.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:59 PM   #18
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Amen to that.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #19
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I actually ran my sons drag car out of gas about 20 ft from the trailer . Had just enough at the bottom of a gas can to put in a water bottle and pour down the carb vent to fill the float bowl and was able to drive onto the trailer.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:08 PM   #20
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With any luck these people haven't made any babies

Watch the movie Idiocracy ! Were well on our way

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #21
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I heard about this happening before. Actually, it was in 1997 on the vacation from hell. On a trip out west with two other motorhomes, two of my friends decided they would leave early while we were in Utah. Thankfully, my wife and I declined their invitation and continued our vacation. The person who caused this fire should have known better. At the time, he was 73 years old and had been rving for 30 years of more. The problem is he didn't have anything repaired right. He always fiddled with it himself or had it repaired by some shade tree mechanic. Anyway, after they left us, he was having fuel pump problems. He stopped to fuel up and when he tried to start it to leave, it wouldn't star. He removed the doghouse, removed the air cleaner cover and poured in some gas from a gallon can. He failed to replace the cover, and with gas can in hand, tried to start the engine, the engine backfired and caught the can on fire. In trying to throw the can out the drivers side window, he spilled gas and burned a hole in his wife's dress, which she was wearing, set the interior of the motorhome on fire and just missed his fellow rver standing outside when he threw the can outside. Luckily, the put the fire before anybody got hurt. He had to redo the couch, booth and chair when he got home. Oh yes, he had to buy his wife a new dress when he got home. Even now, his wife gets on him when anybody mentions the fire. Thankfully, this person has retired from rving.
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Definitely from the shallow end of the gene pool.
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Duh! Running to the gas station. Which is smarter, the one trying to put out the fire with a little water, or the one going after more gas?

Just a thought.
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There are id10ts everywhere. Watch out. They are out to get you. There was not enough chlorine in the shallow end of the gene pool today. You all becareful.
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If I remember my fire service training correctly one gallon of gasoline completely vaporized in a 10'x10'x10' enclosed space has the same explosive power as 300# of TNT. So it wouldn't take much to turn that van into a bomb. The survivor is very lucky indeed.
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Definitely from the shallow end of the gene pool.

i think someone peeed in their gene pool

i do hope they will be ok
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