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Postby oklahomajewel » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:18 pm

Where do you all put/keep your fire extenquisher?

I was thinking of the galley, but not under where the stove pullout is, cuz if something ignites on the stove then you can't get to it.

Tongue box? inside the cabin? Footwell?

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Postby toypusher » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:20 pm

We store ours in the lower galley cabinet. When setup at a campsite, just pull it out and set it close by.
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Postby cracker39 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:50 pm

Well, there's another expense I hadn't thought about. I have one in my boat, but didn't even think about one for the TTT, and of course, you gotta have one. How many other things have I not thought about???
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:04 pm

My TAB has it just inside the door. My Baja Benroy had it just inside the hatch. You tell me which is the better location? :?

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Postby goldcoop » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:27 pm

Hey all!

Here's a story:

First time out with the C'tear; friends come to visit the park we are at.

They are both HEAVILY involved in the fire dept. She's a EMT, he's CAPT and sells Ambulances!

Since our trailer is basically one big chunk of tinder, they asked where's the fire extinguisher?:roll:

DIDN'T have one... :o

WHAT?????:x

We have one now and as they suggested it's in the tongue box... :D

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Postby Outlaw » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:53 pm

Good suggestions for the one in your Tear. You'll also want to consider mounting one in your tow vehicle. To me, this is the most important one to have. Keep it handy in case you happen on the scene of an accident. Or worse yet, you may need it yourself if your alternator seizes or you have an injector leak/fire. They're cheap insurance at about $10 each at Wallyworld.
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Postby ARKPAT » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:45 pm

I agree with the above post. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
One in the vehicle and one on the tear. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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I have had to use one in an old car I had; when the altenator seazed - up and caught fire. :shock:

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Postby oklahomajewel » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:51 am

cracker39 wrote:Well, there's another expense I hadn't thought about. I have one in my boat, but didn't even think about one for the TTT, and of course, you gotta have one. How many other things have I not thought about???
:?


Ground mats, for right outside the door and maybe at the galley
Where will you put your shoes at night? Get one of those clear rubbermaid sweater or shoe boxes, and you can put them in close it tight and leave right outside the door and they won't get wet from dew like on the top of the fender.

And don't forget hatchet, close line , hammer , hooks, oh and jiffy pop popcorn!

and beer....

and a deck of cards....

and a map....


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Postby Chip » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:01 am

And Julie ya got to have PICKLE JUICE
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Postby Mitheral » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:52 pm

I've got a 5lb in all our vehicles. My trailer plans call for a small one mounted above the side door and a 5lb in the galley.

The tongue box if locked might not be the best place.
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Postby cs_whypt2 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:20 pm

Is it manditory to have a fire extinguisher? I mean, it is a good idea and all, but is it law?
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Postby subtearanean » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:30 pm

cs_whypt2 wrote:Is it manditory to have a fire extinguisher? I mean, it is a good idea and all, but is it law?


I believe it's mandated by Murphy's Law.
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Postby Micro469 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:51 pm

Chip wrote:And Julie ya got to have PICKLE JUICE


Chip... What do you do with all the pickles???? :lol: :roll:
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Postby Chip » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:31 pm

John,, I get my juice from a deli I frequent,, they save the juice for me by the quart,,, I havent found a good use for pickles yet,,,,, 8) :lol:


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Postby Mightydog » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:01 pm

A friend who is also an EMT and fire fighter suggested taking an extinguisher to an open area on a non-windy day and setting it off. Maybe set a small fire (hose nearby just in case) and using it to put the fire out. He said that many people have them but have never used one.

We discussed this after the engine on which he was working slipped a fuel line and caught fire. He took a 5lb extinguisher and *pop* *pop* *pop* everything was out. I don't think it took more than ten seconds to take a raging engine fire and put it out. Scared the daylights out of me. It was an imposition on him.

I've since taken some extinguishers that need recharging anyway and just shot them off. It amazes me how close you need to be to the fire to make them work. If you stand back 15 or 20 feet, you're just getting white powder all over yourself. He got right up under the fire and hit the trigger two or three times shooting at the source rather than (my approach) of shooting at the flames.
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