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6 Case Studies in Preventing RV Fires

6 Case Studies in Preventing RV Fires

April 2, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

With an average of 3,100 RV fires each year, there is no shortage of news stories across the U.S. and Canada about devastating losses due to recreational vehicle fires. These fires caused seven deaths, 62 injuries, and approximately $41 million in damages each year. These numbers reflect how important fire safety and fire prevention are […]

Space Heaters a Potential Cause of RV Fires

Space Heaters a Potential Cause of RV Fires

March 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire safety is essential when camping in your recreational vehicle. In earlier posts I reported on space heater fires that destroyed RVs and caused the death of its occupants—both human and canine. Following are recent reports on four RVs destroyed by fires that were caused by human carelessness. Ohio: Space Heater Cause of Camper Fire Mansfieldnewsjournal.com […]

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

December 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A classic 70’s tune gave us the lyrics, “She ran calling ‘Wildfire’…..” Then a love song, but today, possibly the beginnings of a disaster. With rainfall low, and temperatures and winds high, wildfires are currently raging across the West from Montana to Colorado and California and heavily taxing first responder assets. Many families travel in […]

Fires Destroy 7 RVs

Fires Destroy 7 RVs

August 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

February 25, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

In recent posts I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater, space heaters destroyed pets and RVs in two separate fires, and six other RV fires resulted in two deaths. Air Force veteran Thomas Graley was driving a newly purchased motorhome through […]

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

January 30, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. In an earlier post I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater. In today’s post I report on two RV fires caused by careless use of space heaters. Arizona Fire Started […]

Propane Space Heater Fire Destroys 4 Dogs & RV

Propane Space Heater Fire Destroys 4 Dogs & RV

January 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Studies show that fires in recreational vehicles, especially older units, tend to be more devastating than those in other forms of residence. Heating and electrical system malfunctions are the leading causes of fire in RVs. Together, they account for one-third of the fires. Four small dogs died and an RV was recently (January 15, 2013) […]

RV Insurance Claims: Driver Inexperience & Forgetfulness

RV Insurance Claims: Driver Inexperience & Forgetfulness

September 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

First party insurance claims involving recreational vehicles can often be traced to driver inexperience and forgetfulness. The majority of claims occur within the first 90 days of ownership or at the beginning of the season, according to International Insurance Group, Inc., an independent Arizona RV insurance agency. “This is due to the nuances and size […]

RV Fire Safety Guidelines

RV Fire Safety Guidelines

June 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in an emergency or fire. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore this great country of ours, ensure […]

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