Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2018, 12:38 PM   #6261
Senior Member
 
Wandering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 793
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4868.jpg
Views:	284
Size:	115.7 KB
ID:	183723
Saw this on FB. Wow! Post said the guy was going 70!
__________________
Happy Campin!
Forester 2451s
Wandering is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:01 PM   #6262
I'm Lost
 
wabakami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Posts: 468
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulie1138 View Post
Being the son of a retired fire chief, I carry multiple extinguishers in different places, hopefully easy to get at. 1 next to the bed, (can also use it to bash out the window or wall to get out fast) one in the bed of the truck, 1 on each side of the pass thru,another in the kitchen....etc. Remember, a fire can easily double in size with each time constant. Most people do not die from the flames or heat, but the toxic gasses produced. That little extinguisher in your camper will not do very much! BUT!!! Do learn how to use it! Call me a bit anal that way, but I have also been in the right place when a guy was in an accident and caught fire! Again, there are YouTube videos and classes you can take to learn how to use an extinguisher....

I also added an additional smoke detector in the hall leading into the bedroom. Cheap mod that will save your life.

Those of you who travel with your propane on, try to shut it off at the first sign of a fire. If you can safely. The responders will thank you....it can keep a bad thing from getting worse!

When all else fails, RUN! Distance is your best friend!

Agree with all you said.
I was waiting for someone to mention that little bitty trailer FireX's capability, almost useless on any thing except a small fire, don't hold the trigger back, use short bursts only. On the photos of the fiver burning, extinguishers wouldn't have made much difference, even trying to open the hood would've failed as the release cable would have burnt quickly.
Only thing to stop that fire was removal of the heat by using large quantities of water.

Here at the resort I have that constant nightmare that a staff member will see a fire in a room or the bush and try to be a hero and put it out, just like they see how easy it is in the movies. Instead you RUN for help and let the trained people handle it. The wannabe firefighters who argue that they must go into the building to search and/or rescue someone are going to be the next victims, I tell them to turn on the oven (450F) open the door with your face directly over it and try to breath, they cannot, well a typical framed building fire can hit 900+ in a room.

Just be aware of the limitations of extinguishers and your limitations in a smoke filled space.

Yes, install several smoke detectors, both types as they detect both types of fires.

Geoff
(Twelve years volunteer FF, last four as assistant training officer [1990 - 2002]; last 15 years head of resort 5 man teem and park fireline assist.)
.
__________________
Geoff, Francesca and Lucy the Golden holy terror (I mean retriever, BD Nov. 2018)

2013 F150 Screw, 6.2L gasser, HDPP, LT tyres, Firestone Air Bags, 250L aux tank.
2013 Rockwood Signature 8310SS

wabakami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:16 PM   #6263
Senior Member
 
CZNEDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Up and down the east coast
Posts: 2,350
Back to our regularly scheduled program.......Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0206.jpg
Views:	401
Size:	483.6 KB
ID:	183729
__________________
2018 BERKSHIRE 34 QS
2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th and a
Cooler full of good ideas
Full Time in the Summer, soon
Part Time in the Winter
Days Camped, Not Enough
CZNEDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:21 PM   #6264
Kanadian Kamper
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 5,607
CZNEDY.....

Very cool pix.

Are you still at the Elkhart Fairgrounds seeing these rigs?
__________________

Ken and Terry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S-CD over a 2017 Ford E450
and if we ever need it, can be pushed by our 2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
Former Georgetown 330TS owner for 10 years with more mods than I can count.
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:35 PM   #6265
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 13,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wandering View Post
Attachment 183723
Saw this on FB. Wow! Post said the guy was going 70!
Just hang a "Wide Load" banner and some flashers on it. No big deal.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:40 PM   #6266
Senior Member
 
CZNEDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Up and down the east coast
Posts: 2,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
CZNEDY.....



Very cool pix.



Are you still at the Elkhart Fairgrounds seeing these rigs?


We are camping at Elkhart campground for a few days. All of the recent pictures have been from here.
__________________
2018 BERKSHIRE 34 QS
2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th and a
Cooler full of good ideas
Full Time in the Summer, soon
Part Time in the Winter
Days Camped, Not Enough
CZNEDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:46 PM   #6267
Senior Member
 
A32Deuce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Posts: 9,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
Back to our regularly scheduled program.......Attachment 183729
My kind of towd!
__________________
2012 SunSeeker 3100SS Toad-1962 Futura Average 100 + days camping
A32Deuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 04:25 PM   #6268
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,574
This was the washing hose at the dump station at Rondeau Provincial Park. We were leaving when no one else was there (no line and no one arrived before we left the dump station) so I would have liked to be able to flush but there was no way to connect this hose to the flusher port. It leaked in the handle, too.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DFEE9829-76AA-41FD-A308-DF05A1BE8CD9.jpg
Views:	457
Size:	659.6 KB
ID:	183751

Click image for larger version

Name:	51A8D55D-CEC6-453A-9DF4-CFCE860946D9.jpg
Views:	476
Size:	634.1 KB
ID:	183752

Sorry the pics are oriented sideways.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #6269
Kanadian Kamper
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 5,607
It was once quoted “yuz gets wats yuz paid for”

I’ve seen a number of dump stations in Provincial parks with connections like this. You have to remember, a number of rigs in Provincial parks are not in the same price range as some of us. They don’t have “black tank washing systems” and, a lot of the simpler tent trailers and pop ups just have fresh water portals......not screw together hose connections, like we might have. You and I fill your onboard fresh water tank from a hose that’s under pressure.....like at a private campground with threaded water tap connections.

At locations like this.....you dump your tanks (black and grey) use the raw ended hose to flush the “stinky slinky” and move on.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S-CD over a 2017 Ford E450
and if we ever need it, can be pushed by our 2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
Former Georgetown 330TS owner for 10 years with more mods than I can count.
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 06:18 PM   #6270
Senior Member
 
CZNEDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Up and down the east coast
Posts: 2,350
Most campgrounds do that so people don’t spend the extra 15 minutes flushing the tank. I know I wouldn’t want to sit in line waiting for someone to do that. It’s a “dump” station. Get in. Get out. Next.
__________________
2018 BERKSHIRE 34 QS
2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th and a
Cooler full of good ideas
Full Time in the Summer, soon
Part Time in the Winter
Days Camped, Not Enough
CZNEDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:08 PM   #6271
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by wabakami View Post
Agree with all you said.
I was waiting for someone to mention that little bitty trailer FireX's capability, almost useless on any thing except a small fire, don't hold the trigger back, use short bursts only. On the photos of the fiver burning, extinguishers wouldn't have made much difference, even trying to open the hood would've failed as the release cable would have burnt quickly.
Only thing to stop that fire was removal of the heat by using large quantities of water.

Here at the resort I have that constant nightmare that a staff member will see a fire in a room or the bush and try to be a hero and put it out, just like they see how easy it is in the movies. Instead you RUN for help and let the trained people handle it. The wannabe firefighters who argue that they must go into the building to search and/or rescue someone are going to be the next victims, I tell them to turn on the oven (450F) open the door with your face directly over it and try to breath, they cannot, well a typical framed building fire can hit 900+ in a room.

Just be aware of the limitations of extinguishers and your limitations in a smoke filled space.

Yes, install several smoke detectors, both types as they detect both types of fires.

Geoff
(Twelve years volunteer FF, last four as assistant training officer [1990 - 2002]; last 15 years head of resort 5 man teem and park fireline assist.)
.
X2.

I have wall mounted Halon bottles at the main door (accessible from the kitchen), the bedroom and behind the driver seat in the cab area.
emm-dee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:15 PM   #6272
Kanadian Kamper
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 5,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
We are camping at Elkhart campground for a few days. All of the recent pictures have been from here.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news here CZNEDY.....

The FROG INTERNATIONAL RALLY is over. Time to go home.

When they folded up the Tiki Hut and the Phrog Pond, I would’ve thought you would get the message. Fun’s over. Time to go home bud.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S-CD over a 2017 Ford E450
and if we ever need it, can be pushed by our 2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
Former Georgetown 330TS owner for 10 years with more mods than I can count.
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:28 PM   #6273
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
Most campgrounds do that so people don’t spend the extra 15 minutes flushing the tank. I know I wouldn’t want to sit in line waiting for someone to do that. It’s a “dump” station. Get in. Get out. Next.
I agree that that is probably the reason for the plain ended rinse hose. It also helps prevent backflow into the water source.

Believe me, if there was anyone waiting to use the dump station I wouldn't think of holding them up while I flush. As I said in my post, there was no one waiting and no one showed up to dump before we were finished dumping the grey tank and rinsing out the stinky slinky hose.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:33 PM   #6274
Senior Member
 
toslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlatter View Post
Seen today near Truro, Nova Scotia. Pics sent to me by my SIL that he found on Facebook. I have no other details.
must be on the 102.

good to see some maritimers on here, I grew up in Noel Road
__________________
haven a blast
toslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:35 PM   #6275
Senior Member
 
CZNEDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Up and down the east coast
Posts: 2,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
Hate to be the bearer of bad news here CZNEDY.....



The FROG INTERNATIONAL RALLY is over. Time to go home.



When they folded up the Tiki Hut and the Phrog Pond, I would’ve thought you would get the message. Fun’s over. Time to go home bud.


Thanks, Ken. It's like I'm stuck in the 80's"........... here is another picture Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1534728891.504754.jpg
Views:	357
Size:	533.6 KB
ID:	183791
__________________
2018 BERKSHIRE 34 QS
2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th and a
Cooler full of good ideas
Full Time in the Summer, soon
Part Time in the Winter
Days Camped, Not Enough
CZNEDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:38 PM   #6276
Senior Member
 
toslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlatter View Post
It turns out the fire was not near Truro, but near Enfield, near the top of a HUGE hill. I am going to guess something heated up pulling all that. Apparently the fire department were just arriving when this picture was taken so hopefully they saved the trailer.

maybe pulling up the airport hill?
__________________
haven a blast
toslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 08:41 PM   #6277
Senior Member
 
mlatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by toslow View Post
maybe pulling up the airport hill?
Yep, that's exactly where it was.
__________________
2014 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Explorer
Xantrex Freedom SW3012 inverter/charger
2019 F350 Platinum CC, PSD, 4X4, long box, SRW
Demco Glide Ride pin box
Demco Hijacker UMS 21K hitch
mlatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 10:41 PM   #6278
Senior Member
 
Dennis and Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Williston ND
Posts: 353
So where do you propose I flush my black tank?
__________________
Dennis and Julie
2018 Wildcat 28SGX
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Dennis and Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2018, 06:06 AM   #6279
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,878
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
Thanks, Ken. It's like I'm stuck in the 80's"........... here is another picture Attachment 183791
Hey, I know that guy!!!!!!!!!! You should see the inside of that truck, it is show quality.
__________________
2017 River Stone Legacy 38mb
2001 Kenworth T2000
2008 Smart on deck
dblr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2018, 06:08 AM   #6280
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,878
Not in a campground but showed up in our storage lot, first stacker trailer I have seen like that. Now to see what toys are in there
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20180819_163629.jpg
Views:	306
Size:	297.2 KB
ID:	183803  
__________________
2017 River Stone Legacy 38mb
2001 Kenworth T2000
2008 Smart on deck
dblr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 AM.