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Old 02-05-2008
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Default Bluebird Fire

With permission from Bob and Dixie Gradowski I am sad to inform the membership that they have lost their Bluebird in a fire. I do not have any specific facts concerning cause but Bob and Dixie say it is totalled. No one was hurt in the fire and they were able to save their two pets and toad. Bob and Dixie are currently on the road heading home to NC and expect to arrive on Thursday. Their email address seems to be non-functional (bouncing) right now so anyone wishing to pass on their thoughts may add them to this thread.

Bob and Dixie we're pulling for you and are so glad you are safe.
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Rob,
When you find out what area of the country they were in let us know.
I know we will help(as would anyone who knows them).
Steve Gureasko
Who is finally home after a whirlwind 3400 miles to a rock(?) filled desert.
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Thanks for the sad news Rob.
Bob and Dixie,we are all just glad your safe.
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Bob and Dixie,

I really hate to hear the news but I am glad that you two are okay. Our thoughts are with you...

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We are just happy to hear everyone is ok, including that new pup.
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im here ready to help also

bob/dixie call or email me if anything i can do.
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With permission from Bob and Dixie Gradowski I am sad to inform the membership that they have lost their Bluebird in a fire. I do not have any specific facts concerning cause but Bob and Dixie say it is totalled. No one was hurt in the fire and they were able to save their two pets and toad. Bob and Dixie are currently on the road heading home to NC and expect to arrive on Thursday. Their email address seems to be non-functional (bouncing) right now so anyone wishing to pass on their thoughts may add them to this thread.

Bob and Dixie we're pulling for you and are so glad you are safe.

This can be an excellent time to remind everybody to check the condition of the FIRE EXTINGUISHERS that they have on board their 'Birds. Here is an excerpt from the Sp36 Handbook Created by Jurgen Steinmetz for his SP36 Wanderlodge

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
The Fire Extinguishers are the Halon-type, which is very effective and leaves no residues. (Halon is harmful to the atmosphere and is discontinued as of 1994), and dry chemical Mariner 110, rated as A-B-C for fires. Both types can be used for identical purposes. Instructions on how to use one is on page 4 and on the Fire Bottle itself.

There are Four Fire Extinguishers located in the coach.
First one (Halon) for inside protection is located right behind the Co-pilots seat, secured to the base board by a quick release clamp.
Second unit (Dry Chemical) is located in the Right Hand Overhead
Compartment above the swivel Armchair. Best used for Kitchen/ Stove area.
Third unit (Halon) is located in the Curbside Front Electrical Compartment on the forward facing wall and is secured with a quick release clamp.
Fourth unit (Dry Chemical) is located in the Left Rear Engine Compartment

Here are some sources of information about FIRE EXTINGUISHERS check them out;

Fire Extinguisher Education for RVers

RV Fire Safety By Mark J. Polk

Fire Extinguisher Alert!
Upgrade your fire extinguishers today...that small 10BC extinguisher that came in your RV, is too Small & will NOT PUT OUT a Class A fire!


FIRE SAFETY BULLETIN
Source - RVAA as reported in MH magazine Sept. 2004
12,500 Reported RV Fires Annually
(20,000 Est. - if include non-reported)
50% are Total Loss
80% of RV Fires are Motor homes
35% are Caused by 12-Volt DC Wiring Short Circuits
Only 46% of these are successfully put out!
Upgrade your fire extinguishers today!
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having the fire ex. all checked out is good,just don't get hurt trying to be a hero if you have a fire.
do what bob and dixie did,get the pets and get out!
every year we have someone die down here in fl. when their coach catchs on fire,and they go back inside to save something.
remember,if you have been driving for any time at all the engine area will be very hot,i doubt that the fire dept could put it out if it catchs fire.
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As a volunteer fireman for 12 years in a district at the top of a mountain pass I can confirm Randy's comment. The likelihood of you putting out a coach fire on your own are slim...at best. In most cases by the time you notice the problem it is too late. The older coaches aren't as toxic as the newer models but they can still be deadly. Get while the getting is good... and live to tell about it.
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