Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Ultimate in Fire Prevention

I've written about some of my ideas for fire prevention back in January. If you didn't read it then, be sure to check it out here.


When an RV catches on fire, most of the time the firefighters get there too late to do any good.


And what you are left with is this. RVs can be replaced, but many times the contents cannot.


So my friend Bill showed me his ultimate fire prevention device. He has 2 of them, one in the engine compartment of his motor home, shown here.


Made by Fire Fight, it is an auto-deploy fire suppression system, which goes off automatically if there is a fire.


He also has a smaller one behind his refrigerator. They are also available for your generator compartment and battery compartment.

13 comments:

pweaver said...

I've often thought that if my MH caught fire, I certainly want Marsha, Bella (our cat) and myself to escape with our computers and grab bag of important papers. Then I think I would prefer it to burn to the ground rather than be partially damaged. Rather a TOTAL LOSS than a half burned shell. I THINK ????? I may regret this when it actually happened!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Great info, Diana! As was your January posting.

Thanks for sharing!

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

those automatic fire extinguishers are a great idea!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I have to look into these. I recently looked at a website that sells late model RV parts, they had pictures of the RVs that the parts were from and most of them were burned RVs. Seemed like most were Tiffens and Fleetwoods.

Scary thought!

hobopals said...

Thank you, Diana! I went to the site, but some info is temporarily not available. Great idea!

Do you know if they have an expiration date.

I haven't been reading your blog long enough to have read what you said about fire protection, previously, by I wondered why your friend put one in back of the fridge, and how he got it there. Do you mean the vent outside of the trailer?

Thanks, again, for reminding us that there are safety precautions we should all take and products available to keep us safe.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Scary pictures. Automatic extinguishers is a good idea that is used in a lot of applications.

diana said...

This is really a great idea. Wish my rig was big enough to accommodate them! Thanks for passing on information.

Happytrails said...

Great idea! Fire is every RVers worse nightmare. I always keep important things close by when we travel so I can grab and exit quickly. We have two Shih Tzus and I keep their leashes right by my side when we are traveling. Those were some really scary pics!

Donna K said...

Great info. Fire is one of my biggest fears. Thanks for raking the time to post this.

Ivan said...

After boondocking for a few days or weeks, open your hood and check your engine carefully before departing. Fires can easily result from packrat nests in your engine compartment.

E Squared and Mui said...

Good idea; will look into this. Thanks for sharing.

Sondra said...

Great Idea Diana...Hope he never has to use those but great to have!!

Diana said...

Now the bad news - I wrote to the company asking why their website is not taking orders. I just got this reply:

"Thanks for the interest in our products. Yes, it has been 5 months fighting with an estate attorney that has been burning up the estates funds. It looks like we will be able to start putting the business back together Dec. 1 with a total back in production date of Jan. 2012. It really is terrible having a flase start like this but there was no way to go around this idiot until recently. I hope folks will be patient, we are still the best and actually only auto deploy fire suppression system designed specifically for the RV and special interest auto communities. We feel our products represent a good value and a needed security enhansement for anyone concerned on protecting their vehicle investment from fire dangers.

As soon as I have something definite to report, which shold be soon, I will contact you to give information to your readers. Again, thanks for the support, contact me any time concerning this.

Jim Bounds"