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Old 11-26-2018, 03:34 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Thom View Post
I know nobody here has the answer for this but have you considered this could have been a brake fire?

What kind of road were you traveling on (mountain hills flat?).

Since you did not see or feel anything, it might not have been a blow out as root cause.

Glad you walked away safe!!!

Thom, the OP said his tire was really low and he topped it off before he left so while it could have been a brake it was more likely a blow out from either a bad rim or tire or valve stem or something related to the tire and or wheel if I was to guess.

Sounds like some really bad luck and timing too as most flats will tear up a trailer or brake something else but his actually caught on fire and then the trailer started to burn.

But so glad he and his family are okay.

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Old 11-26-2018, 04:51 PM   #12
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So sorry to hear Glad everyone was safe.
I’m a Big believer in larger fire extinguishers.


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Old 11-26-2018, 10:07 PM   #13
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I bought a larger fire extinguisher before taking my TT on a trip, mounted it in same place as the "original" useless one. Tire minders are a must. And good US made tires are also a must. Low pressure and overload are he most reason for tire failure. Glad you both are OK .

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:47 AM   #14
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Glad all the family is ok. Sorry to hear about your mishap, hope you get your rig back to new again soon.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:19 AM   #15
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1. I don't buy fire extinguishers to save my trailer, I have them to buy us time getting out in a fire. Insurance will replace the trailer.

2. Get rid of any trailer tire made in China. They are not well made and are prone to fail. I use truck tires on my trailer.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:39 PM   #16
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Glad everyone is safe and Big Shout out to the all First Responders. I am a ARES member and all my vehicles carry a complete responder kit including a 5 lb. fire extinguisher. Those little ones in the trailer are for small stove fires - if you tow always carry a larger bottle in the tow vehicle.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:45 PM   #17
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We had a TPMS before we bought our RV which we knew would have 3 axles with 14 transmitters:6 on the trailer plus spare tire and 6 on the truck plus spare tire. We also added 2 additional fire extinguishers in the bedroom and a large extinguisher in the back seat of the truck. The bedroom extinguishers are larger than the 2 which came with the RV (and those were recalled). The spare tire transmitters are so we do not have to crawl under the truck to check pressure. Our TPMS is Tire Minder, and after adding a signal booster and not leaving monitor plugged in 24/7, it has been outstanding. I check the monitor readouts against the gauge when I check pressure and it has been spot on
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:17 AM   #18
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If i may add to the OPs original post about a public service announcement, and a mention of a fire extinguisher recall in the previous post.

I recently had this recall issue discovered when I was surfing the net for RV info.
Apparently Kidde had a recall on Many of the small fire exringushers. I went to the kidde website, and sure enough, my RV extingusher had been recalled!
A quick call to kidde, and they had a new replacement shipped to me free of charge


It could be a matter of life and death

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Old 02-25-2019, 12:55 AM   #19
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When I bought my trailer, during the walk through the guy said, there's the fire extinguisher. If the trailer is on fire, get out, don't even bother with the extinguisher! It's sole purpose is to buy time. I carry one in my truck just in case, but in the end, if it starts to burn, once the living are out, let the damn thing burn, thats what insurance is for.

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