Adding a fire extinguisher in the Propane Tank Bay
There is a lot of great discussion on the importance of adding more fire extinguishers and replacing the small ones that come with the RV with bigger ones.
I finally installed an upgrade to put a fire extinguisher in the bay with the propane tank. There are two reasons to add a fire extinguisher here:
1. The fire could start in the propane tank bay, perhaps when filling.
2. The propane tank bay is the only unlocked bay in my RV, so it can be accessed by anybody who knows there is one there.
I installed an old ABC extinguisher that buckles in. Being old, it is less likely to be stolen. But, I plan to keep it in the Berk while being stored, and installed in the bay when we go camping.
The pressure gauge reads normal, and hopefully the motions of the RV will shake it up to prevent clogging.
BTW, I did replace the small Forest River fire extinguisher by the passenger seat with a larger one from Costco. The Costco one only hung from the top and bounced around, so I put in a strip of velcro to hold it in place. I'm sure that anyone stress by a fire will be able to disconnect the velcro.
I do have a couple of other fire extinguishers. The original Forest River one is in the bedroom, and the bay for the slides and equalizer levels has one.
Gordon Sick, Calgary
2015 Berkshire 34QS
2005 Acura EL (aka Honda Civic)