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bob_b

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You'll like this one. I decided to go to the Greater Philadelphia RV show. It started at noon today. I put my $20 bill in front of the cashier and saw that there was a large crowd of people (who already paid for their tickets) waiting to get in. I was at the ticket counter when there was an announcement that the Fire Marshall was not going to let anyone into the building until all of the propane tanks were removed. This is equivalent to going to a car show and then finding out that the Fire Marshal wants all of the gasoline tanks removed. A good half of the RVs have permanently mounted propane tanks. In other words, you cannot remove them.

I saw that my $20 bill was still on the countertop and the crowd was starting to get ugly. I reached into counter, grabbed my $20 and ran while I still could.

*** On edit: Good News! The RV Show is NOW OPEN! ***

I guess the Fire Marshall got his kickback

* This post was edited 03/01/12 05:10pm by bob_b *


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Can't fix stupid and that is how I describe that Fire Marshall.....


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Posted: 03/01/12 04:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob,
Amazing that they would require the removal of the tanks...
AND amazing that it costs $20.00 to get into the show.
(is that what it costs now to go to these things?)


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Posted: 03/01/12 04:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

$20? No. It was $9. I didn't get my ticket or my change yet. I just reached for my $20 before the transaction could be completed

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I've always said it's better to change a law if it's stupid, rather than ignore it. Fire marshal was no doubt just doing his job where previous one may have chosen not to. Those presenting the show should know the laws that apply to their area as this was probably not their first RV show. with the number of representatives at these affairs there should have been a pretty fast response to remove them. How did they handle the motorhomes with semi-permanently mounted tanks instead of bottles?


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Posted: 03/01/12 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thanks for posting, we were going to go tomorrow. I will have to call before we go. Never heard anything like this before.

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You know that Fire Marshal has never owned an RV or been camping in one.





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They did the same thing at the Toledo RV Show several years ago.It runs in my mind the motor homes had to put some kind of inert gas in the permanent tanks, but that makes little sense, you still have gasoline in the fuel tanks.

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Posted: 03/01/12 05:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OR, its possible that the threat of fire was reduced shortly after several off duty firemen were hired to stand around the show.


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I noticed some tanks removed at the Atlantic City show a couple of weeks ago.


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