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Old 10-26-2004, 10:55 AM   #15
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(Sorry to hear about the injury)

from the photos I thought the staples had come loose.
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:04 AM   #16
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This is a prime example of what Douglas Adams called non-linear catastrophic structural exasperation. The motorhome simply became fed-up with being a motorhome and decided to rearrange its many parts into something a little more interesting.
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:22 AM   #17
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I knew there was a reason I turned off the propane each night.
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:46 AM   #18
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I knew there was a reason I turned off the propane each night.
It apparently blew when the lady was fixing breakfast. The article said the propane tank blew up, but I don't see how that could be the case. A motorhome uses a large heavy-walled horozontal tank, it would be hard to get air and ignition inside of one. If it ruptured, there would be quite a fire unless it was almost empty. And then there wouldn't be any reason for it to rupture. Most likely there was a leak in the stove that accumulated fumes in the oven or somewhere and it blew when she lit the pilot.

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Old 10-26-2004, 12:06 PM   #19
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Looks like they were in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Maybe they wore out their welcome............
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:34 PM   #20
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Seems to me to get that big of an explosion, seems to me that gas would have to accumulating for a while - and I'm amazed they did not smell it.
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Propane leak aye... cooking breakfast... what a great cover story... I'll bet the last thing that was said before it blew was "hold my beer, honey, and watch this!"

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #22
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The next time someone asks me why they should buy a Classic Airstream Motorhome, I will be sending them a link to those photos! Whoa! That would never happen with the frame of an Airstream MH. That would have blown all the windows out of an AS but at least the frame would be intact.

Hmmm the fact that it blew apart may have saved their lives.
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... I'll bet the last thing that was said before it blew was "hold my beer, honey, and watch this!"

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I had a 'friend' in college that could...never mind, too much info !
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I had a 'friend' in college that could...never mind, too much info !
I had a 'professor' in college that did a study on that topic. He found that there are two types of people. . . . . . . . .
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About 2 months ago in a local town a SOB blew apart in the same way. They were getting ready to show it to a perspective buyer when it blew. The guy siad that all he did was connect the battery, and it blew. Earlier that morning he said that they cleaned it up a little and he turned the propane on. My guess is that the stove was turned on and when he connected the battery the automatic ignitor for the fridge sparked the explosion. It blew two of the walls completely off of the frame and the roof came off. The picture was great. The explosion even blew out a window of the business across the street. Neither he or his wife were seriously injured.

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