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Old 06-25-2015, 03:10 PM   #29
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Holy moly, hope everyone is ok.
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:19 PM   #30
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This sucks could the fire have been caused by the work that was done recently?
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #31
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She was a beautiful machine
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:59 PM   #32
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I really admired that coach, you did a beautiful job with it. Nows your chance to do another!
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:11 PM   #33
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I am so sorry. I hope you are OK. What a scary thing to happen. Please tell us what happened so we can all go check ours out too.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:10 PM   #34
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Very sad to see. Hope everyone is ok.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:57 PM   #35
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WHAT????? I am hoping your OK physically and mentally.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:58 PM   #36
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Was this from a gas fire or electrical, Old hard rubber gas line would be suspect.
I see the stuff on my 87 is hard and will be replaced.
Very sad day for you all.

Was any attempt made to save it in the first minutes of the event.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:23 PM   #37
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Our friend and fellow Airforums member James Rogers had the same thing happen to his MH. He said it was due to the old rubber fuel lines too. Your post 27 says you're looking for another one. We decided to sell our Laverne last spring. If you decide to upgrade to a 345, PM me. It is listed in the Airforums ads.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:26 PM   #38
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Yes we tried to save it 3 huge fire extinguishers were used. Since there was no sign of smoke coming into the cab we got out to look underneath could see smoke but no fire. By the time I got back into the RV to ck the dog house it was engulfed in smoke. I'm guessing it was an old fuel line as well.


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Old 06-25-2015, 11:32 PM   #39
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Since we're on a pre trip test run just my dad and I were in the truck with my mom following us. My mom finally called us when the smoke was getting really bad. She just thought since it was the first time out on the road since winter it was just clearing the exhaust or something. I'm still in disbelief and HEART BROKEN!!! But we are ALL ok. Thanks for asking. With all the lives taken here in Texas during floods I feel silly for crying when people/ children have lost their lives. Life goes on for us lucky ones and that's the kind of reasonings that's helping me deal with my trivial loss.


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Wow. So sorry again. We get attached to things and I am sure we would all cry if we lost ours.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #41
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That's heartbreaking to see, but maybe we can all learn something. These are 30 year old houses, not so old, riding on 30 year old taco truck chassis, older than dirt. GM built them well but not for the service they've seen. My words of encouragement are that things you fix stay fixed -- after several years of halfway solutions to recurring brake issues we replaced every piece from the calipers through the lines back to the hydroboost. All flakiness gone, and many scary things discovered and fixed in the process. You just have to dig in and *want* to find problems, because if you find and fix them at home they won't happen on the road. And then this happens (music festival, sunset behind the trees)
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #42
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You make some very good points. Maybe the most important is that even in tragic situations like this one, we ALL can try and learn something. Might be something different for each one of us but learn SOMETHING. This is a tough one for sure. Everybodies worst fear.
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