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Posted: 01/27/07 11:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You arrive at the campground and do your normal set up: Block tires, unhook, run down stabilizers, out with the slide out, down with the awning, hook-up water hose and electrical cable. Then you remove the hitch head and set down with a cold drink. Life is good. Until you smell smoke and look around. You see smoke coming out the refrigerator hatch of the unit parked next to you. You run over and pound on the door, but no one is home. You yell out Fire, Fire, and Holler at better half to call 911.
Then you have only moments to make a decision. Do you load family into tow vehicle and leave the area in case the propane tanks blow or do you try to take TT with You? If you decide to take TT, what short cuts would you take? i.e, not crank front jacks back up, leave the awning out, cut the water hose,leave tire blocks, and what about the slide out? Would you try to run it back in or tow with it out?
Now is the time to think about the plan.
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Posted: 01/27/07 12:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Move mine closer!!


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Posted: 01/27/07 12:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd call 911, disconnect 110 v power and if able, batteries, get the 5 pound fire extinguisher I carry and try fighting the fire. Have DW put dog in the truck and grab a water hose and help. If/when it gets ugly, i.e., no progess on putting down the fire, jump into the truck and move out of harms way.


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Posted: 01/27/07 12:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ROTFLAO good one erpa , but im sure thats not the answere they are looking for. First wwuld be to reach inside my own rig and grab fire exstingusher and try and put it out. Dekker

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Bob, there is no way I would try to hook up and get my fiver out of the way. I have personally seen RV's burn to the ground and I investigate several of these fires every year. RV's burn fast and hot, emitting toxic gases and smoke. Depending on how close other RV's are parked next to the burning rig, they too can catch fire and burn or get severely damaged. Everyone's situation is different, but with my two little kids, two dogs, and my wife, I would just gather everyone up, jump in the truck and move a safe distance away. The fiver is insured and can be replaced. Loss of life cannot be replaced, and none of my personal property is worth any life, not even my dogs. It's an easy decision for me.


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Posted: 01/27/07 12:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 911 is called and you are sure the other TT is empty, would have DH put kids in TV while I grabbed purse, his wallet and laptop out of our TT and we would move further away. EveryTHING can be replaced, but with the computer/purse/wallet, it will be easier....hate to have to prove who I am away on vacation.


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erpa wrote:

Move mine closer!!

i'm with you $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

i would probably do something stupid and try to put the burning rig out.

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Posted: 01/27/07 12:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

erpa wrote:

Move mine closer!!


What a great answer lol[emoticon]

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Posted: 01/27/07 12:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm with Gster, just smoke and no flames. I'd kill the power and try to turn off the propane. Then if no one else had done it I'd grab the big fire extinguisher from the back seat of my truck.


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After listening to the DW instructions on backing in, then un-hooking, then hooking up the electrical, then the water, then the cable I have had enough Miller- Lites to put out almost any fire!![emoticon]
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