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Old 03-18-2014, 10:55 AM   #11
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Good timing on this thread. I have never been comfortable with the "tiny" extinguisher that comes stock, so now I will seriously plan on replacing it as well as adding one to the tail gate area of my truck. Never thought of the foam type, but searching the internet does not return many available options. youroo, what foam extinguishers are you using?
Are the small pressurized can type extinguishers a waste of money?
First Alert is one type (2pack) under 25$. H/D or Lowes! Little Foames put out (BIG) fires! Youroo!! Tundra is the name for foam Ext.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #12
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In addition to fire extinguishers
(good price here: Kidde 466141 Kitchen/Garage Fire Extinguisher 10-BC - Amazon.com)

I have 3 - one in the Bedroom, one in the Galley, and one outside mounted in the front bay door (oh and one in our TV as well

$30 investment in fore and aft window breakers just in case the window DOES stick is just smart money invested IMHO:
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:46 AM   #13
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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Inspection - InterNACHI

While dry chem is messy, I wouldn't count on a foam extinguisher to stop all fires especially a cooking (grease/oil) fire.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:55 AM   #14
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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Inspection - InterNACHI

While dry chem is messy, I wouldn't count on a foam extinguisher to stop all fires especially a cooking (grease/oil) fire.
That is where Foam shines! That is what the A/F uses to fight Fuel fires of Aircraft! Youroo!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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I've seen a RV go up in a blaze firsthand and it scared the heck out of us. This fire was just a few sites away from us. An older couple had borrowed a friends RV for the weekend. Just minutes after pulling in and going outside it caught fire as this was the result. Luckily no one was hurt. Whether or not the couple had a chance to even try the extinguisher I do not know. It was so scary.


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Old 03-18-2014, 12:21 PM   #16
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Haven't seen this, an extinguisher in the tv somewhere away from the gas tank and engine where you can get easy access to it. ABC extinguisher should be the type you want for a tt or home. Here's the OSHA Recommendations . https://www.osha.gov/doc/outreachtra...s/extmark.html
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #17
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after we saw a trailer at the show this weekend that I want, I would not even hesitate to try to put it out. I would just watch, grab a beer, make s'mores and try to fend off any persons with a extinguisher
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:34 PM   #18
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Home extinguishers really aren't for battling a fire more to give time to escape, although they may put the fire out if you get to it quick enough. Once it starts there isn't much time to get it out these home extinguishers only have a few bursts in them. Knowing how to use one is important most recommend the PASS method Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep. Point at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:45 PM   #19
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The one thing to remember about RV fires is that the RV is not build like a house. It' s made of lighter materials and they burn very fast. If you have a fire the best thing to do is get out and call the Fire Dept.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #20
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after we saw a trailer at the show this weekend that I want, I would not even hesitate to try to put it out. I would just watch, grab a beer, make s'mores and try to fend off any persons with a extinguisher

LMMFAO!!!

Exactly!! I have insurance, as long as everybody is out I am not risking my life to keep the camper from burning!
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