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Old 04-08-2014, 04:33 AM   #21
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Since one of my jobs at Fish and Wildlife is to do the monthly checks and annual certifications on the extinguishers I have to watch the video's etc. There are some Chinese extinguishers out there being sold as commercial models where the valve and controls are plastic and are just molded to the base. Occasionally when you use them instead of blowing powder out the hose the whole plastic top comes off. Just thought I'd mention it, since now we can worry about both our tires and our fire extinguishers.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #22
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I would throw the wife out and then jump on her for a softer landing! Now on a serious note, SMOKE AND CARBON MONO DETECTORS, SEVERAL and with new batteries.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:42 AM   #23
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I would throw the wife out and then jump on her for a softer landing! Now on a serious note, SMOKE AND CARBON MONO DETECTORS, SEVERAL and with new batteries.
That is really the only thing you can do. Keep the detectors in good working order.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #24
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I added a dual chamber smoke detector in the bedroom. I will never buy a single chamber detector again. 2 smoke detectors in a Montana is plenty. While not related to fire hazards per se, I also added a CO detector in my bedroom too. When burning propane for heat and hot water and cooking, CO is always a risk.
If a fire breaks out in one of these babys, you better hope your hand is on the door handle. The heat and smoke level will get lethal in about a minute flat. I was a firefighter many years ago, and witnessed more than one fire in mobile homes. They give even more time than a 5er would. Lets just say that mobile home carry an inordinately high death rate by fire when compared to conventional homes.
If a fire happens in one of these, don't even think about trying to fight it no matter what you have ready. No extinguishers, no hoses, no anything. Just get out now, and stay out.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:18 PM   #25
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Growing up my grandfather and grandmother had a travel trailer. My grandfather required us to keep windows cracked open in sleeping areas in case of gas build up. I do the same, including cracking all three fantastic fans. Don't know if it helps, just instilled in me. What are your thoughts?
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We picked the 3750FL because of the layout , and the 2 doors and the bedroom in the back. I didn't want to break my neck going out a front bedroom, seemed like all they would find is an unburned DB after the fire. Ditto with KOLCB and Artemus.
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