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Huntindog

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Posted: 01/06/19 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

larry cad wrote:

tjschaefer wrote:

Its not propane refrigerators that start fires, its people that aren't aware of what they are doing that start fires. Common sense goes a long ways.


Not to be disagreeable, but what lack of common sense occurs when an RVer is sitting outside of their 5 year old RV, and all of a sudden their Norcold 1200LRIM bursts into flames and totals their RV?

Please don't try to put failure of a poorly engineered frig onto the backs of unsuspecting users. Say all the bad things you want about the manufacturer, but consumers should have a reasonable expectation that RV appliances should not suddenly burst into flames and destroy their home when all the owner did was operate the appliance according to the manufacturers instructions.
Well, you are being disagreeable.
I find no mention in this thread of the scenario you describe.... Zero, NADA.

If this is something you want to discuss, perhaps you should start your own thread about it.



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Posted: 01/09/19 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

drsteve wrote:

DM6156 wrote:

On a related note, at least in Georgia..

RULES OF SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER
CHAPTER 120-3-11
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

120-3-11-.07 Standards for Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids by other than Tank Vehicle.

Vehicles shall be in good operating condition and shall not be overloaded. Every vehicle regularly used for transporting flammable or combustible liquids shall be equipped with at least one fire extinguisher having a rating of 20-BC, permanently mounted and readily accessible to the driver.

Make sure you have the appropriate fire extinguisher.

I had to research what 20-BC meant...
https://www.bettendorf.org/egov/docs/1160167747_549163.pdf

Also, while I can't find the exact code, but there is a limit of the number of cylinders a single vehicle can transport. I have found reference to this in several places, but not found the exact number. I had a conversation with a friend who went with some buddies to local store to fill up their cylinders before a 2 week trip last fall and the rep told them they had too many cylinders by law in a single vehicle.


I suspect that statute applies to commercial trucks hauling cylinders of welding gas, rather than RVers.


there is a different section that applies to commerical vehicles. Also, if you notice the wording...

120-3-11-.07 Standards for Transportation of Flammable and Combustible Liquids by other than Tank Vehicle.


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Posted: 01/10/19 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got back from 2000 mile trip. Didn’t see any burnt up RVs. Mine didn’t go up in flames, either.
But my beer and ciders were cold.
Just lucky, I guess.


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I just drove from Missouri to California. Unfortunately, I did see a burnt up trailer. It looked like a 90's class A and it appeared it burned from the engine back, so it probably wasn't the fridge. I just hope everyone made it out OK

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MSchu wrote:

I just drove from Missouri to California. Unfortunately, I did see a burnt up trailer. It looked like a 90's class A and it appeared it burned from the engine back, so it probably wasn't the fridge. I just hope everyone made it out OK

Yes, let’s hope so.

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Been gone from this Forum for five years and I see this question still is being posted. Life is grand! LOL!! [emoticon]

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Ex-Tech wrote:

Been gone from this Forum for five years and I see this question still is being posted. Life is grand! LOL!! [emoticon]


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