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Old 07-21-2007, 10:26 PM   #71
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A '98 31 foot would be a big help toward recovery for the family. If you are going to do it you may as well do it in style. Look forward to happy news on that front, and pictures once all is said and done.

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:14 PM   #72
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Sorry, screen name just not that exciting as others I've seen. No hidden meaning or agenda here. Always wondering what's behind the names of some of the forums members.

In other news, Lisa started laundering some of the BBQ'd wares, but to no avail the smokiness prevailed, although the clothing and linens appeared clean. Someone suggested adding Pine Sol (lemon scent) and baking soda to the wash water. It's taking the odors right out.
Thanks for the explanation. My wife's favorite color is green and I know there are various "shades" of green.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #73
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or something...check his Public Profile.

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Sorry for asking a simple question. I guess every inquiry is "suspect" (i.e. there most be some sinister motive behind it).
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:05 PM   #74
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Here goes, some pics

Actually looks worse up close and personal, not to mention the mongolian BBQ stench.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:15 PM   #75
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no doubt, it was a sad, sad day . Makes one sad to just see the pics of what once was. We're all glad no one was hurt. In life we sometimes bounce off of walls. It's how we pick ourselves up and go forward, that's important. It won't be long and a replacement will come around.
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:48 PM   #76
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Actually looks worse up close and personal, not to mention the mongolian BBQ stench.
Hi, in the first picture, it looks like one scorch mark on the side of a beautiful trailer; In the rest of the pictures.......................................... .................................................. .............................................
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.................................................. ........well I'm just speechless.
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So sorry to hear the bad news, Peegreen, I will invest in CO/2 fire bottles. tommorrow.Been wanting to buy them for 3 months.
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Thank you for sharing the painful pictures. It helps the rest of us put the whole disaster into context visually. It sure doesn't take long for something beautiful to become someone's worst nightmare.

The next one will be even better. Like others who have posted I too will be adding a couple more fire extinguishers to my rig. Obviously two little ones just aren't enough, and I'll make sure they are placed appropriately. At least from your experience a whole bunch of us will travel safer in the future.

I'm looking forward to seeing your next phase in Airstreaming. The move is painful but the rewards are wonderful.

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:19 AM   #79
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OMG guys, we are heartbroken for you!
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And all this happened in your driveway where you had access to a water hose, extinguisher, etc... I could only imagine what would have happened if you were out boondocking. I hope you get a new Airstream (or at least new to you) and are able to "hit the road" again soon.
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So sorry to hear about your misfortune. Fortunately no one was hurt. Please let us know if we can help.
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Sandy & I went to look at peegreen's trailer loss yesterday. It makes you want to cry. peegreen and his wife have truly suffered a great loss. They are still in shock. The trailer looks much worse than the pictures show. Everything, drapes, beds, gaucho, walls, cabinets, bath room, rear bedroom etc are covered with black smoke and goo. The burning plastics did that. The vinyl covering on the interior skin burned, cabinets are badly charred, most probably the insulation on wiring behind the walls must be melted. Air conditioner shroud inside melted. They found a ball size of a softball of melted aluminum. The pictures truly don't show the detail of the devastation. It reminds me of the recent newsreels on TV of the bumbled car bombing at the airport terminal in Scotland. Both were propane fed fires. We feel so so sad for them. This is one of those traumatic events that will live with them. Charlie E.
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peegreen,

So happy to hear you are already moving forward to happy trails! I hope your prospective Airstream is everything you are looking for!

When something like this happens it's only human nature to say "it could have been worse", "at least no one was hurt". Providing that is actually the case, easy to say when it's not your loss and hard not to when it is. Again, human nature.

I think the big picture here is the swiftness in which fire can spread. I saw on TV that once your smoke detector goes off you have just 3 minutes to get out of a house. I suppose that's all relative to where you are in relation to the fire and a safe exit. At home we will be putting fire extinguishers in bedrooms where they may be vital for escape and also mid-way in the Airstream.
Another thing to think about: you can't use one if (A) it needs a charge (B)you don't know how.

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Do feel for them. We had our 230 yr old house burn because of an electrical fire got that "fed" by the LP gas, because the aluminum regular on the room heater melted!! So know how devastating it all is after..
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