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Old 10-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

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I know we have metal instead of plywood and fiberglass but I have to wonder, as we put more and more carpet, cabinets and bedding in our Skoolies, are we risking fires similar to this? Pay attention to when the propane tanks vent.
This is an excellent point to remember. I have a great deal of wood in the interior of my skoolie and the threat of a fire is always on my mind. It is easy to forget something on the stove. This is why I did not close up or remove my emergency exits...I want people and my dogs and cat to get out in either the front or rear if something should happen. Hope it dosen't, but you need to have a Plan B. I also have two extinguishers, one in the front and one in the back. They may buy a few extra minutes to get out and save a life.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

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I know we have metal instead of plywood and fiberglass but I have to wonder, as we put more and more carpet, cabinets and bedding in our Skoolies, are we risking fires similar to this? Pay attention to when the propane tanks vent.
This is an excellent point to remember. I have a great deal of wood in the interior of my skoolie and the threat of a fire is always on my mind. It is easy to forget something on the stove. This is why I did not close up or remove my emergency exits...I want people and my dogs and cat to get out in either the front or rear if something should happen. Hope it dosen't, but you need to have a Plan B. I also have two extinguishers, one in the front and one in the back. They may buy a few extra minutes to get out and save a life.
I second this!

If at all possible, keep the emergency exits operational. And to the original point...yes, our skoolies are very flammable. Sure maybe the exterior won't melt down but the inside will be toast. Be careful!
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

I suggest this get a sticky up top. You can not be too safe. Good info there.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

Great Topic... I just reconsidered some plans I had and will include Fire Extinguishers as part of it. I have kept the Exits open for this reason.

Thanks for making me consider it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

I have bought several of these for hiden areas. Used them on my houseboat and they saved my life when the fuel caught fire.

http://rvcoolingunit.com/SS-30-Halon...-P1873256.aspx
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

At a recent race (ecors) I was there as a rig caught on fire after a hard roll(trans fluid on header)as we ran up (two folks helping driver out) I went to grab ext. Mounted on back of cage pass side...I pulled the obviuos release pin(studied mount as I was running)...ext wouldn't release...WTF?.....I pulled twice when driver said "its zip tie'd underneath"...I whipped out my knife and cut it off.
He was afraid of "losing" the xt. So he made sure it couldn't "fall" off
So make sure they are visible and easily regonised as releasable with a simple pin pull...I still have to mountmine securly.....I'm using factory plastic mounte which suck azz....atleast I have them.
So make sure you have them and know how to usethem to get out safe.....in the event of a fire*** the ride as long as everyone gets out and is safe
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

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I have bought several of these for hiden areas. Used them on my houseboat and they saved my life when the fuel caught fire.

http://rvcoolingunit.com/SS-30-Halon...-P1873256.aspx
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I thought halon was banned. Having a system that you could just pull the pin as you exiting he bus would be a good idea.
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I have bought several of these for hiden areas. Used them on my houseboat and they saved my life when the fuel caught fire.

http://rvcoolingunit.com/SS-30-Halon...-P1873256.aspx
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I thought halon was banned. Having a system that you could just pull the pin as you exiting he bus would be a good idea.
Automatic is nice. Fire could occur in an accident that temporarily disables you or others. I would hate to need to reach a switch that is at one door while I am having to exit through another door due to a collision or roll.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #9
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Re: Skoolies on fire!

only production of new halon sources was banned recycled halon is still legal for right now. But you all know the EPA given time they will ban everything to do with halon.Some where I red about critical use or something like that. As far as I'm concerned halon saved my life. There are substitutes for it a little research should find the systems used to replace halon.

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Re: Skoolies on fire!

that halon extinguisher would be awesome for compartments. like gen set, batteries, etc that is out of sight!
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