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Old 07-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Airstream Caught Fire traveling through our town.

A few days ago, an Airstream caught fire while traveling down Hwy 17 in Mount Pleasant, SC. I was wondering if it was a forum member and if there is anything I can do to help them here locally.

Please let me know if you know anything. Here's a link to some pictures.
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...pGaYimuU_E3x3A
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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That trailer might be a good candidate for "shortification" by that Canadian guy- he could take out the burned middle section and make a Bambi-sized trailer out of it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Interesting location for a fire. I wonder if it started as a brake fire? That is a vintage unit, 70's from the look of the taillights.

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I bet it was a refer, on propane, somehow related. I still don't feel warm and fuzzy about cursing with the propane appliances running.

RV Fire Backs up Traffic - Mount Pleasant, SC Patch
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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Looks like about a '71 Overlander. I've seen wheel bearing fires that might have caused that kind of damage. There really isn't anything in that area other than that to cause that damage pattern. Oven, stove, water pump, even the furnace are either higher up or further forward. Converter is further back, behind the access door.
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Ouch, that hurts.

Bill had to grin a little bit about the route, the traffic barrels from construction on 17, a long time sight on that stretch of road, right?

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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I bet it was a refer, on propane, somehow related. I still don't feel warm and fuzzy about cursing with the propane appliances running.

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The fridge is on the other side of the trailer (road-side), with the small propane flame located inside a metal box.
As far as "cursing" goes, I'll bet there was some going on in Mt. Pleasant that day!
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Given the damage to the side of the trailer, and knowing aluminum's melting point is 1220F, must have been something that burned HOT.
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Tires ignite around the 600*F mark but when burning can generate temperatures close to 3000*F.

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Looks like where the ht water heater might be. There is no vent so the fridge must be on the other side.
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Ouch, that hurts.

Bill had to grin a little bit about the route, the traffic barrels from construction on 17, a long time sight on that stretch of road, right?

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The orange barrels and 17 road construction have not been so bad. They do all the work and lay asphalt at night. It will be so much improved when they are done and it looks like they are getting close. What cracks me up is that the 'town' officials want to stick with the designation of town of Mt. Pleasant even when we now have overpasses and a 6 lane main thoroughfare. Hardly a 'town' anymore. Great place to live though.
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That burn location is where my furnance is. It is just to the left of the door.

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Looks like where the ht water heater might be. There is no vent so the fridge must be on the other side.
Water heater is on the other side towards the rear.

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