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Old 11-17-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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lots of threads on this,

here is 1 with much good info.



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Man, I google searched under "fire extinguisher" and looked through the first page of hits with nuthin' really relevant. Figures. Thanks 2air!
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #16
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.....and don't forget to maintain your extinguisher(s) too.

Care and Maintenance of your Fire Extinguisher
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:32 PM   #17
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I have the factory supplied one by the door, one in the bedroom, one in the lower street side compartment, one in the TV. Received my advice/info from a local fire marshall/RVer. Better safe and sorry.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:18 PM   #18
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I have one by the door and the second in the rear in the bath closet

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #19
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I meant 'better safe than sorry". Brain fart.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:39 PM   #20
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Since it's a Caravel, we like to say that by the time you notice, you're probably already on fire! Not a lot of room in there But we do have an ABC by the door. Unless the kitchen area burst into flames while you were in the toidy, you're probably already as close to the door as you're going to get. In an emergency we could head out the back window.

As for the TV, it's one of those highly flammable Fords, so maybe I should look into an onboard fire suppression system - but barring that, a fire extinguisher would probably be a really good idea.

Have there ever been studies about the most likely causes of RV fires?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:57 PM   #21
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We have the two as stated earlier but I change them out every two seasons. I hate the thought of pulling the handle and the powder goes about 6" and hits the floor. Hard to explain that to an excited wife at times like that.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:38 PM   #22
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We have a 2005 22' front bed .... One in the back kitchen area and one by the door will be the best..... By the way, looking at the 'FIRE' exit at the rear above the sink, one has to wonder.... How the heck could a normal sized human fit out that window, after being 'speared' by the sink faucet.... Would you go head first or feet first ??? Has anyone had the misfortune to have to abandon their AS after the fire extinguisher have run out ???
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:03 PM   #23
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We have a 2005 22' front bed .... One in the back kitchen area and one by the door will be the best..... By the way, looking at the 'FIRE' exit at the rear above the sink, one has to wonder.... How the heck could a normal sized human fit out that window, after being 'speared' by the sink faucet.... Would you go head first or feet first ??? Has anyone had the misfortune to have to abandon their AS after the fire extinguisher have run out ???
I practiced this a few times. Grab the top of the window frame, lever up and out the window, feet-first, and hit the ground running. Rear bath models are kind of a challenge because of the sink, but I think I'd still try for feet-first. Gravel, thorns, and pavement tend to skin up the hands.

Also we have 3 extinguishers, one in the TV, one mounted by the front door, and one in the bathroom (rear bath).
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:14 PM   #24
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Grab the top of the window frame, lever up and out the window, feet-first, and hit the ground running.


You’re in a metal vessel, and you need to get though a relatively small hatch in a hurry. To any sailor that has served on board a ship or sub, this should come pretty naturally.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:42 PM   #25
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One by the entry door and one in the rear bath wardrobe. That one most likely will be used to punch out the rear window as this '66 has no designated escape route. Lynn and I suffer from arthritis but we suspect our pain will miracolously disappear if we are trapped by a fire.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:46 PM   #26
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You’re in a metal vessel, and you need to get though a relatively small hatch in a hurry. To any sailor that has served on board a ship or sub, this should come pretty naturally.
That's pretty much the way I learned it...
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #27
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I am proud to say, we have none in ours... but...

That is only because it is gutted at the moment. Thanks for the topic though. While rebuilding the cabinets is a good time to think about where these should go and not be "in your face" wall mounted but also not hidden away..
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An older thread but I am upgrading my factory fire extinguisher and wanted to share a few ideas and get feedback.

The stock fire extinguisher is a small low-cost unit that provides regulatory compliance and maybe the ability to extinguish a grease fire. In shopping for a fire extinguisher it is important to find one that has a "vehicle bracket" since the ones intended for stationary use just have hangers and won't remain in place during travel.

I found a reasonably priced 5 pound dry chemical extinguisher here: Class ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher, Vehicle-Mounted, 5 lbs., 175969 - Lab Safety Supply It fits, barely, where the factory one was.

As alluded to but not quite spelled out upthread, fire extinguishers are not really life-safety equipment. From a life safety standpoint you just want to get out of the burning trailer. There are situations however where a small fire can be safely extinguished before it becomes large, preventing thousands of dollars of damage.

I would imagine that the most likely use cases would involve cooking fires, appliance fires, and fires involving items in use outside the trailer such as generators, camp stoves, and gas grills.
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