Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
MOD Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southeast
Posts: 423
One Less Surveyor

Camper goes up in flames on Interstate 16 EB - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

This is a family from my camping club. This was a 2007 Surveyor 291, they only had it a couple of months, used it twice. No one got hurt, and they picked up a 2011 TT from Camping World today to replace it. They did not let this horrible incident phase them.

They are not sure what caused the fire, but think it was a malfunction of the refrigerator.
__________________

__________________
Chuck Roder & Family
'07 Surveyor SV-235RS & '16 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (Gas) Crew Cab
High Springs, FL.
MOD Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Wow.....scary !!
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,712
It's that kind of thing that makes me consider ponying up for the automatic fire suppression system for the refrigerator.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
Site Team
 
acadianbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,914
We occasionally leave our dogs in the trailer for 2 or 3 hours and I worry about that very thing.
__________________
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp297/acadianbob/IMG_2757.jpg
2012 F150 FX4 Ecoboost, 2016 Surveyor 274BHS
2003 Yamaha FJR1300, Demco Premiere Slider
1969 John Deere 1020, 1940 Ford 9N, 1948 Ford 8N
Jonsered 535, Can of WD-40, Duct Tape
Red Green coffee mugs
acadianbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
mjones12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 1,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by acadianbob View Post
We occasionally leave our dogs in the trailer for 2 or 3 hours and I worry about that very thing.
We worry about the dog, too. I have seen signs that can be attached to the camper indicating there are pets inside that need to be rescued in case of emergency. If I can remember where I saw it, I will post a link.
__________________
2018 Coachmen Apex 249 RBS
2010 Silverado LT 5.3 V8


The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home
read only a page. - St. Augustine
mjones12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,712
If you leave pets in the camper, it might be worth looking at some of the automatic fire suppression systems for RVs:
Mac the Fire Guy - Products
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
lswartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 503
Wow! He saved unhooked his TV & even thought to remove the propane tanks. They were very fortunate.
__________________
2013 Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S
2010 Toyota Tundra 4WD
lswartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
If you leave pets in the camper, it might be worth looking at some of the automatic fire suppression systems for RVs:
Mac the Fire Guy - Products

1) will the system kill your pets instead of the fire?
2) The high temp needed to activate the system will make it too late for your pet. They will most likely be dead before the system comes on.

imo
__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brother Les View Post

1) will the system kill your pets instead of the fire?
2) The high temp needed to activate the system will make it too late for your pet. They will most likely be dead before the system comes on.

imo
Good points, but I still think it's worth in looking for a product to give them a fighting chance. Maybe not this one, but something else.

(Read this as coming from someone who doesn't travel with pets and am looking forward to the day of being pet free.)
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
If indeed the fire was started by the fridge, then I would think something like that would be more likely to happen on the road or while dry camping while using propane. Seems much less likely while using the electric element to heat the refrigerant.
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
surveyor

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.