RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Trailer Fire

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Trailer Fire

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
laknox

Arizona

Senior Member

Joined: 01/06/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/08/18 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After reading Randy's description of events, it makes me wonder if he had one of the Kidde extinguishers that's under recall and hadn't been replaced yet. He did say that it flat didn't work. If that's the case, it's a strong reminder to get those d@mn things swapped out!

Lyle


2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 6.5' Bed
Banks Bullet Tuner and Monster Exhaust
B&W Turnover Ball with 5th Wheel Companion
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
International Flying Farmers 60 Year Member

NorthernNeck,VA

Montross, Va.

Full Member

Joined: 03/10/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/08/18 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just glad they are safe!!


Jimmy & Kathy
Northern Neck, VA.
2013 Landmark San Antonio
2016 F350
2005 Ford F350, DRW, Diesel (SOLD)
2005 King of the Road "Royal Villa" 34BW (SOLD)

"The amateur does it 'til he gets it right. But the expert does it until he can't get it wrong."

colliehauler

Mc Pherson KS USA

Senior Member

Joined: 01/27/2004

View Profile






Posted: 03/08/18 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

laknox wrote:

After reading Randy's description of events, it makes me wonder if he had one of the Kidde extinguishers that's under recall and hadn't been replaced yet. He did say that it flat didn't work. If that's the case, it's a strong reminder to get those d@mn things swapped out!

Lyle
Stock fire extinguisher is a joke to begin with. Do yourself a favor and purchase a larger capacity with a metal valve body instead of plastic. When I purchase a new RV I leave the fire extinguisher and mattress at the dealer and put my own in.

The other thing is most people don't have a clue how to properly use it, P.A.S.S. method. Had to have fire training every year for 30 years at my job along with C.P.R.

Unless the fire is in the incipient stage your best to get out. Fumes are extremely toxic.

YakFishMo

Anywhere, USA

Full Member

Joined: 05/10/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/08/18 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

laknox wrote:



Lyle
Stock fire extinguisher is a joke to begin with. Do yourself a favor and purchase a larger capacity with a metal valve body instead of plastic. When I purchase a new RV I leave the fire extinguisher and mattress at the dealer and put my own in.

The other thing is most people don't have a clue how to properly use it, P.A.S.S. method. Had to have fire training every year for 30 years at my job along with C.P.R.

Unless the fire is in the incipient stage your best to get out. Fumes are extremely toxic.


Exactly right. The fire extinguisher that comes in our RV's might be able to extinguish an English muffin fire in your toaster, but I wouldn't rely on it for much more. I've used 5 pound extinguishers before and was amazed at how fast they empty. Buy the biggest extinguisher you can and buy more than one. I keep one by my bed because I'll have to fight my way out. Like Randy said, you would have to be Twiggy and a gymnast to get out of the emergency exit window. Remember, the heat smoke and most fumes are going to be high. You need to be as close to the floor as possible when escaping.


2012 Cedar Creek 36 CKTS
2015 F-350 6.7 CC DRW


ol Bombero-JC

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/24/2004

View Profile



Posted: 03/09/18 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Extinguisher(s)" - are for - *AFTER* - you get out.

*GETTING OUT* - - is *THE* issue.

Take a look at the 5th - his (photo) - or your 5th wheel.

If you wake up to a raging fire in your 5th at 3AM -

...........Can you get out of that window over the dresser?

Ever tried it?

~

YakFishMo

Anywhere, USA

Full Member

Joined: 05/10/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/09/18 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I can fight my way to the door, I'm going out that way. Not through that little window.

ol Bombero-JC

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/24/2004

View Profile



Posted: 03/10/18 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YakFishMo wrote:

If I can fight my way to the door, I'm going out that way. Not through that little window.


And....if you can't??..

"If I can fight my way to the door..."

You may win the "fight" - but pay the ultimate price!

Learn and understand (read & heed)....
"Respiratory Tract Damage Due to Burns" (and inhaling smoke & toxic products of combustion)..

"The little window" *is* a lousy alternative, until it's the *only* alternative!..[emoticon]

And yeah - the RV industry should devise a more practical emergency exit.!

~

ol Bombero-JC

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/24/2004

View Profile



Posted: 03/17/18 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2nd *Link* with additional fire photos added to original (first) post.

Not a pretty sight..[emoticon]

~

nevadan660

Fernley - Nevada

New Member

Joined: 03/07/2007

View Profile



Posted: 03/17/18 10:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I noticed RV MFG's are not installing enough smoke detectors in their products. If the only smoke detector is placed in the kitchen/living area and a fire originates in a bedroom with the door closed???? . . . . In addition, smoke detectors placed on the ceiling should be placed on the wall instead. One dinky fire extinguisher in a new rv from the MFG. is not enough. I bought a larger multi-purpose for outside compartment and one near the bedroom, & purchased an additional smoke detector (for bedroom) and carbon monoxide also. CM - NV


2005 CHEV-DURAMAX-HD2500-CREWCAB-4X4
2015 ARTIC FOX 295T FIFTH WHEEL


greende

Syracuse,NY

Senior Member

Joined: 04/05/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/18/18 04:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ol Bombero-JC wrote:

2nd *Link* with additional fire photos added to original (first) post.

Not a pretty sight..[emoticon]

~


Neither link works for me now. It says "Community Not Available"??


2011 Chevy 3500 HD LTZ Duramax/Allison Crew Cab Long Box DRW
B&W Turnover Ball with Companion

2012 Keystone Cougar 293 SAB 5er

USAF 1968 - 1972 Viet Nam '71 - '72


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Trailer Fire
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS