Motorhome Fire - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton

What a mess! Someone on another group commented that it didn't seem that the LP tank(s) exploded (Most likely built-in on a rig like this was).

FullTimers will note that the owners were said to be from Sioux Falls SD, the home address of many FullTimers (there are at least two full-service mail businesses there).

Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Greg A's Avatar
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Posts: 1,821
I've been waiting for a good deal on that exact motorhome. I know I could bring it back.
What do you think I should offer them??

Looks like they burn very quickly like mobile homes.

Scamp Owners International
2005 Escape 17-B
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
Here's a comment by a retired Fireman (now FullTiming) on that incident:

I'm sorry to hear that, Don. I remember several motorhome fires.
It's incredible how quickly these things burn down to the frame.
Even if the FD arrives in a couple of minutes, it's too late.

Everything in a Motorhome is intensely flammable. Once you see
smoke coming from a wall, or any furniture, you just have to dive
out and get clear. Don't try to save anything. You don't have

Apparently that's just what your friends did. Good for them.
end quote
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
Trailer: 2007 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 183
I've been on many of them.

I may add the smoke is toxic. Get out ASAP.
Gary Lynch is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inconveniences of a motorhome? Steve Dunkel General Chat 21 12-26-2009 08:19 AM
VW Motorhome Plans Pete Dumbleton General Chat 4 11-28-2007 05:04 AM
Fire, Fire Everywhere & No Volunteer Fire Dept Raunie Aasland General Chat 2 11-24-2006 08:05 PM
Building a 'motorhome' -- for $80 Legacy Posts General Chat 5 06-08-2003 07:41 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.