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Old 04-16-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Safety

"Safety" is important to all of us and not something to take lightly or become complacent. I seached and did not find a thread pertaining to safety issues as they relate to our TV/RV's. The blood,sweat, time and money that we put into our recreational enjoyment can't be understated. My thought here is to evoke and share safety issues that we all may benefit from. For example, I upgraded to a new AS in Dec. While in route back home, I had both door locks engaged (not something I had done with our previous AS). Upon stopping for the night and when I unlocked the dead bolt, the door opened and the door striker was very loose in the jam. Had the dead bolt not been engaged, the door would have opened while moving. Example 2; after installing a HAHA, the safety chains were too short. Through this forum I was informed that chain extenders were not necesaarily of the same rating as the OEM chain. To me this was imporatant as I pray to experience adventure rather than a diaster (still working on rated chain extenders). Additionally, I prefer doing all my own work because I know the quality, care and calibration (torque wrench, dial indicator, mic etc) of my tools. So when I check the torque on the wheels of my TV and AS as well as the hitch assembly I know it was done porperly and precisely. This is not to infer negatives towards repair facilities. But you don't know if the tech working on your rig takes pride in his work and remains focused throughout the job. Call it peace of mind when you possess the tools and capabilities to perform the work yourself. If I'm not out of line, the intent here is a safety thread guide for the benefit of all the members of this outstanding forum.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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hi larry

good idea for a thread, and really i'd like to see a FULL SUB FORUM on safety issues and recalls.

a good working definition is necessary so as not to confuse safety, with convenience or comfort or necessities or luxury items...

right now there are MANY threads on issues related to safety, often specific to one situation or appliance or condition, and so on...

b'bandit started a good one...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...des-37028.html

but there are many others...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ork-35601.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ream-4643.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...ety-25727.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ikes-1702.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ream-5542.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...fety-7818.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...tips-5170.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ent-10735.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...afety-893.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ity-28084.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...eed-35334.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...eam-31140.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ing-27246.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...afe-27442.html

the first aid thread some terry is important too...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f232...kit-10177.html

there are also multiples on fire extinguishers (what type, where to carry, practice using)

tire failures, brake failures, axle failures and so on get plenty of time too...

and pets has many...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...kit-10364.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...ets-24608.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...arm-13308.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...vem-11212.html

and a few of my favorites..

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ted-17997.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f353...afe-39545.html (still planning to cover many issues in newer models...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...bel-18080.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...lls-37376.html

and there are many duplicates of these broad topics....

folks seem more afraid of a lightning strike than under-inflated tires or driver fatigue...

and consider that one guys beautiful home-brewed solution (like mounting gensets on the NOSE of a truck)...

is another members worse horror story....

so this is just some reference material and thought to ponder, as you develop the 'safety theme'

cheers
2air'
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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hi larry

good idea for a thread, and really i'd like to see a FULL SUB FORUM on safety issues and recalls.

a good working definition is necessary so as not to confuse safety, with convenience or comfort or necessities or luxury items...

right now there are MANY threads on issues related to safety, often specific to one situation or appliance or condition, and so on...

b'bandit started a good one...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...des-37028.html
I appreciate your feedback 2Air. I'm not well versed in navagating the forum. However, I agree with your statement. My thinking was along the line of safety as it relates to potential serious injury/mishap. Because of my work, I have access to GM and Ford fleet web sites whereas I can run any VIN less than 10 years to check for any open recalls, special policy coverage, TSB's etc.
I don't mind obtaining info for other members (VIN required). But, as you clarified in the "hitch user guide", a safety sub forum should be limited to qualified safety issues without digressing into tangents. Generally, mishaps are the result of human error. At work we require pre and post trip inspections (form used). i also have my own pre/post inspection I perform before any trip. These are just a few thoughts but I'm not sure how to succintly can this. I do know it's a sad day to hear/read about someone's misfortune. And my first thought is "was it preventable"?
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Working on your own equipment sounds great, but I have no mechanic ability whatsoever. For me to work on critical systems would invite disaster. I applaud those who do, though. Wish I had it in me. I just don't.
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