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Old 06-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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So you know the story? A funny thing happened on the way to...

Well not so funny for someone.

On our way to the Branson Rally we stopped in Eureka Missouri for the night at a KOA. Raining really hard, so we quickly set up as much as needed and headed to a resturant to grab some dinner. While we were there the storms got worse and we had several alerts from the National Weather Service on the cell so we decided to wait it out in the resturant. (I'm not fond of spending storm time in a small bathroom with a lot of people!)

Storms let up a bit and we decided to head back to the campsite. On the way we talked about how we hoped there was no damage to the area or our RV. Just a we pulled in to the KOA we saw emergency vehicles all over the place. Windshiedl wipers going full force and blinding lights, from the fire truck, we got closer to the RV. They were surrounding our RV but as we got to the spot we realized it wasn't ours in trouble but the guy just across the road.

Thankfully no one was hurt. They had left for the evening and someone had heard the dogs barking, kicked in the door and rescued the dogs. The trailer, however, was beyond saving .



This was taken from our door - so close that the fire dept had to hose our RV down because they thought it would blister
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Wow

Really glad someone was able to help with their dogs. Losing the camper is one thing, but that could have been tragic.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hate to see that happen to a fellow RV'er. Did you by any chance find out what caused the fire?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Maybe a lightening strike.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Woow, that is horrible !!! I am glad the dogs were saved ! Was it caused by a lightening/power surge etc or unrelated to the storm ?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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Hate to see that happen to a fellow RV'er. Did you by any chance find out what caused the fire?

Sounded like the wiring under the fridge might have been the culprit. I guess he converted the utility trailer into a camper and did it himself.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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Maybe a lightening strike.
Thats what we orginally thought when we pulled in. With all that going on you'd figure it would have to be. Faulty wiring.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #8
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I admit I get nervous leaving my dogs... not just in my trailer but at home, too. You never know. Thank goodness everyone is ok.
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I just now found your story on the forum. I guess I was too busy doing something on June 3rd. The photos are just plain scary. Kudos to the fire department for keeping the fire from spreading.

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Thats sad, glad the dogs are ok, if it was self installed wiring he may have a hard time with insurance they are always looking for a way out, amazing the tires did not blow.
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