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Old 03-11-2010, 10:26 PM   #15
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What about travelling with rabbits?

How often does the litter have to be changed? Is there a MPC (miles per carrot) issue?

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:10 PM   #16
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well I have to add some thoughts from first hand experiance! Fisrt of all there a least 50 to 1 car and truck fires than rv fires! Many rv owners don't seem to understand the term maintenance! The units wheather towed or under ther own power roll along the road twisting, turning and bumping around and loosen up fittings rub wires bare and create problems these units need constant upkeep and care! Then you have the folks who leave thier pilots on when refueling! how about the units over loaded to the nines causing over heated brakes and tires not to mention checking lug nuts! Turn off your propane and disconnect batteries in storage! If you have a problem get it fixed by a pro not by a backyard mech just to save a dollar, 30 years a pro fire fighter I've seen it is usually a human error that that has started the fire, and don't waste your money on sprinklers in your home!!!!! Invest in your local fire depts!!! be HOME SAFE... no open oil cooking no smoking in your home Don't overload or use extention cords!! SMOKE DETECTORS AND HOME MAINTENANCE!! THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:43 PM   #17
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RV fires.

Hi, I think RV fires are, or could be, very similar to house fires.

(1.) Cigarettes

(2.) Candles

(3.) Cooking accidents.

Maybe not necessarily RV related, but how many times have you heard that somebody, on oxygen, fell asleep, in bed, while smoking?

I think the basic RV is safe; People are dangerous!

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Old 03-12-2010, 07:07 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Aage View Post
What was it, a 25-footer?
I don't want to hijack this thread and make it all about my example, but I do want to make sure people know it was not an Airstream. It was a 2007 Keystone Laredo 26RK and the fire was in December of 2007.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:55 AM   #19
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Along the lines of PM, shake or invert and pound your fire extinguisher, if the powder isn't loose you only get one small puff of air to blow out the flame. You can feel the flow of loose powder in a new one. When I opened the old one powder was caked. I was lucky, it was enough to extinguish a burning wire connection with a 3 inch flame.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #20
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When we got our '83 Sovereign last year, I went over with the kiddos (ages 9 and 6) how to operate the emergency exit window in the back. We review "what do you do in a fire" type scenarios. Guess I should do that again at the start of this season, too! Also have the fire extinguisher in the galley and a combo smoke/CO alarm in the hallway.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:47 AM   #21
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Dry chem extinguisher.. what happens is that powder settles at bottom so turn up side down and then gently hit the side also make sure needle is not indicating recharge but is in the green also check your detectors new batteries in spring!

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