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Old 09-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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No fire extinguisher?

Where/why is the/there (no) fire extinguisher provided by Airstream?

If there is, I cannot find it Our old 1992 MH had one built in by the entry door.....

I guess it is something I should look into. Where did you put your fire extinguisher?

I think by the magazine rack next to the entry.... by the by, our oven is a disaster. I don't mean to "high-jack" my own thread but I would like to throw out the oven; replace the oven with a three-burner cooktop (our old MH had 4 burners--3 is better) and put one of those portable ice-makers on a pull-out tray. Ice cube making is taking up ice cream space

Where did you put the fire extinguisher? Anybody know if they sell 3 burner cooktops? Any of you done this?
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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there should be one entrance door. Someone removed it.
I have two. THe AS provided one and one in the bathroom. A large one. 10A 50BC. The AS provied one is a toy in my opinion.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Our 2006 19' Bambi came with a fire extinguisher, mounted just inside the door...sounds like yours may have been removed for some reason....I'm pretty sure they are standard. You definitely should get one.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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Most chemical fire extinguishers become useless due to the fact that they sit. I think Trailer Life did a story some time ago that unless the chemical mix in the extinguishers is shaken, the entire contents solidifies at the bottom of the tank. I think the suggestion was to take a rubber mallot and hit the bottom of the extinguisher several times to move things around. I've forgotten at what point however, the solidification occurs.

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The powder packs because of the pounding of travel. We have seen them pack so bad that they wouldn't work in just a few miles in a performance rally car on rough unpaved roads. I always mount dry chemical extinguishers horizontal to minimize or eliminate packing.
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Thanks Jim, I forgot exactly why the compacting occurs. I think that's why the article I read talked about using a rubber mallot. Since you need some pretty sharp blows to break the compounds up.

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