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Old 07-11-2018
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Cool Fire Suppression System Need your input?

I have just run across a new product that is not even on the Web yet.

It's an Explosive Tube that is filled with a non corrosive material that puts the fire out and drops the temperature also.

The install is with zip ties and/or clips. Tube comes in different links. So small tube could be put in vulnerable areas like, inverters, refrigerators (12v or gas versions), generator and even under the dash.

What I am being told right now as I am learning about the product is for the typical RV diesel it cost about $2800 for all areas. That sounds high, but..... What is your life or your Bird worth to you?

I will be talking more to the company in the next few days about becoming a distributor, but I am really trying to get a feel from you guys on if this a viable avenue for RVers, or is it something most don't even worry or care about.

By the way, there is a 2yr warranty, then the system need to inspected by a vendor to get another 2yr warranty for a total 4yr warranty.

Looking for your input.
What questions can I ask that would be valuable?

Thanks Sean
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It sounds similar to this system:

https://www.firetrace.com/fire-suppr...lease-systems/
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I agree with your cost assessment.
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I've seen those for cars. I guess you could just buy like 2-3 of them and install for the same effect.
BlazeCut T Series for ENGINES
by BlazeCut
Link: http://a.co/85aYCgP
About $215 /each

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I didn't get the BlazeCut although I wanted it for the generator bay - it was unavailable at the time. So I went with the Elide Fire Ball, they are kinda the same thing. I have two mounted in my engine bay, and one in the generator compartment. I have the traditional fire safety halon behind the refrigerator.

Elide fire Multi Purpos Ball Fire Extinguisher Self-activation
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Link: http://a.co/24rSpY5
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IMO I think it is too pricey... I installed a system behind my refer... cost about 100 dollars... also added several bombs thru out the coach... I think someone was at WOG that was selling them
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Way to $$$.
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I agree with Rick. Too expensive for me.
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If no one else will say it I will, that price is ridiculous! I repeat ridiculous! Some of these companies capitalize on selling fear to motivate the customer to buy. It would seem to me there are many different options available to you that can accomplish giving you piece of mind and protect your coach at a fraction of the cost. Just saying may want to look around at all of your options before allowing them to traumatize your rectum.

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Default 4 lb Fire Bottle In M380 Engine Bay

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I have just run across a new product that is not even on the Web yet... $2,800...Looking for your input...
Great idea but cost seems high. The Eldie Ball looks promising.

Ever since I discovered that leaking exhaust pipe 4 years ago which could’ve burned up my “new” coach on its maiden voyage (See link to that HERE), I’ve been extra careful about the fire risk in my “baby”. Besides eliminating all LP from it, a few years ago I installed a 4# foam system in the engine bay (about $400 as I recall). See the WOG link to that mod here: https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...d.php?p=328018. Mounted the bottle above the engine with a temp sensor dispersal head on a 90 degree elbow directly above the valve cover. If it senses a fire, retardant should be dispersed to/on both sides of the engine. A year ago, the plastic peanut fill level gauge on the bottle melted and that dispersed the foam. Sent unit back to the FL based manufacturer and they replaced (no glass gauge is available) for $35 with return shipping included . I then wrapped the peanut gauge with exhaust “volcano tape” (seen in pic below) and have had no further problems. Looking back, mounting the bottle in a cooler area of the engine compartment with a SS line leading to the dispersal head might’ve been better. However, it’s ridden many miles since my fix with no issues AND the peace of mind about engine fires is nice.

PS - Please no comments about my dirty engine bay. It was just serviced by Cummins and they supposedly washed it . What I really need is to visit RobertB for some much needed detailing “instruction” .
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