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Old 06-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #81
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I was working in a national park one summer. One day an RV pulled into the gas statiion to fill up. It burst into flames, Grandma was inside. A park ranger broke a window and pulled grandma to safety.
I call BS. Pictures, or it didn't happen.

How many National Parks have gas stations manned by Park Rangers I wonder?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #82
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I call BS. Pictures, or it didn't happen.

How many National Parks have gas stations manned by Park Rangers I wonder?
I would tend to agree. I could see vapor ignition on a class C or A if the fuel fill was near the fridge access, but the door would still be accessible. No need to break a window.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #83
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We turns our on at the storage lot a day or two before we depart to pre-cool, then it stays on for the duration of the trip. Including any fuel stops etc.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #84
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Was it a mh or a trailer? If it was a trailer, why was she riding in it? Also, wonder why they didn't use the door?
It might have been a (Mobile Meth Lab)? They go up all the time. Youroo!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #85
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YOur question isn't whether or not you leave the frig on, it's whether or not you leave the propane tank on.

I say NO! You have to turn it off if you are boarding a ferry. And going through some tunnels.

A propane dealer told me if you are hit in an accident in the propane tank, you will be just as dead whether it's on or off. Ugh...... that almost turned me off RV'ing.....
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #86
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Traveling with fridge on

Yesterday I posted a noted about an incident that occurred at Crater Lake National Park about a? RV catching on fire while filling with gasoline. In response to those that wrote back here are my answers.:

1. The RV wat a motorhome, otherwise grandma would not have been in the back.
2. Many large national parks in remote areas have gasoline stations, i.e., Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon. You need to get out more.
3. Gas stations are run by park concessioners not park rangers.
4. Park rangers are responsible for respondiing to all emergencies in the park they work in, including fires. The entire staff of rangers responded to the fire at the gas station to put the fire out. Crater Lake had a trained, certfied, wildland and structural fire team and a full size fire engine.
5. I worked for the National Park Service for my entire career. Why would I make this stuff up?
6. The propane had been left on in the RV and when they fueled up, it ignited propane that was on in the RV. It was in the 1980's during the summer, so I will assume it was the fridge. Too warm for the heater. Don't know about the stove.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Happy trails!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #87
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Thanks Colorado Maureen. My apologies, I stand corrected on my BS comment (and that this happened in the 80's negates pics or an internet link!)

As it is...this is the Internet. If you believe everything people write on blogs or a forum (particularly someone's very first post), well, then you probably believe the NSA has your best interests in mind too haha.

Welcome to the forum btw!
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6. The propane had been left on in the RV and when they fueled up, it ignited propane that was on in the RV. It was in the 1980's during the summer, so I will assume it was the fridge. Too warm for the heater. Don't know about the stove.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Happy trails!
I don't understand number 6. How can fueling up ignite propane?
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I don't understand number 6. How can fueling up ignite propane?
I think that the gas station had little to do with the fire. It was a propane leak inside the trailer or behind the fridge that ignited from the fridge pilot.
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