Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-07-2017, 01:50 AM   #1
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379
Check your fire extinguisher

All the time I had my Redwood, I never took the time to look at the fire extinguisher but I knew it was there. The folks who bought my Redwood from the dealership called me and asked if I had ever looked at it. Apparently during a safety check it was determined that Redwood had shipped the trailer out with a fire extinguisher that wasn't suitable for a generator fire.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 01:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave&Ginny View Post
All the time I had my Redwood, I never took the time to look at the fire extinguisher but I knew it was there. The folks who bought my Redwood from the dealership called me and asked if I had ever looked at it. Apparently during a safety check it was determined that Redwood had shipped the trailer out with a fire extinguisher that wasn't suitable for a generator fire.

Any idea which type is needed? Is there a universal one that should be used?
__________________
2015 F-350
2020 3991RD with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5..
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 03:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,121
I replaced my tiny one with two Halon extinguishers (5lb and 11lb). They're pricey, but you don't want the mess of using a cheap dry chemical in your Redwood or it will be totaled just from the release. If you've ever had to use one, you know what I mean. The "cure" is almost worse than "the disease".
__________________
Mike & Pam '12 36RL, Kodiak Discs, 17.5" G114s H-Rated, SRE4000 w/HD Shackles, Joy Rider Shocks, Flex Air, 5.5 Onan, W&D, DW, 4 Scare Lights, (2) 6V Trojan T-145s; Progressive EMS-HW50C, Winegard DTV Sat, Sony/Denon 4K Home Theater, WiFiRanger EliteAC Pack, weBoost 4G-X Cell Booster.

'18 GMC Denali 3500HD CC, 4x4, DRW, DuraMax, Allison, Curt Q25 w/OEM Prep, Intellihaul Cameras, Transfer Flow 70gal Aux Tank/Toolbox.
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 05:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,856
If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Mac's presentations, DO IT!

HOME

BTW, the SS20 extinguisher can be used for generator/electrical fires as well. And no, I'm not hawking the product line. Mac is a supporter of Escapees, of which we're members. Actually, this is a presentation that should be made at the RW Rally this year.
__________________
2012 F350 KR CC DRW w/ some stuff
2013 36FL
Cindy and Tom, Toby and Kasey (our Berner and Newfie)
Oh...I forgot the five kids.
spindrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 05:24 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
The fire extinguisher provided is only suitable for a kitchen fire - or small class A. It is intended for control and escape, not engagement into an actual fire in the generator compartment.

Until you get into a 20lb dry chem, you are not prepared for a generator fire. Halon is only as good as the area air flow. If you extinguish a fire in your kitchen for an open grease fire with Halon 1211 and you have your hood running, the hood will evacuate the Halon gas out the exhaust and you will have a more violent fire than you started with when it flashes back, often in your face while you are staring at the fine work you did. Halon really doesn't have a purpose on an RV. Boats yes, RVs no. Dry Chem and water are the only effective extinguishers for RVs.

Sorry, but Mac is an idiot in my opinion.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 02:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
travelin' texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,868
I agree with Brad, the best use of the extinguisher in your rv is to use it to break out a window to escape when you can't open the escape window that's behind the ladder. If you have a generator fire the best plan is to stand way back & watch it burn & have full replacement insurance, cause if you've ever seen one burn it goes really quick.
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin' texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 10:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
The fire extinguisher provided is only suitable for a kitchen fire - or small class A. It is intended for control and escape, not engagement into an actual fire in the generator compartment.

Until you get into a 20lb dry chem, you are not prepared for a generator fire. Halon is only as good as the area air flow. If you extinguish a fire in your kitchen for an open grease fire with Halon 1211 and you have your hood running, the hood will evacuate the Halon gas out the exhaust and you will have a more violent fire than you started with when it flashes back, often in your face while you are staring at the fine work you did. Halon really doesn't have a purpose on an RV. Boats yes, RVs no. Dry Chem and water are the only effective extinguishers for RVs.

Sorry, but Mac is an idiot in my opinion.
Who said anything about Halon being used inside an RV?
__________________
2012 F350 KR CC DRW w/ some stuff
2013 36FL
Cindy and Tom, Toby and Kasey (our Berner and Newfie)
Oh...I forgot the five kids.
spindrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.