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Recreational Vehicle Fire Safety

Recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts engaged in outdoor exploration and travel may not be aware of the severity and frequency of RV fires.

Recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts engaged in outdoor exploration and travel may not be aware of the severity and frequency of RV fires. These fires can have disastrous consequences and result in the loss of property and human life. RV owners need to be aware that these vehicles, designed for travel and recreation, can turn into an uncontrollable inferno without the proper fire safety measures in place. Given the increased popularity of RV travel, it is more essential now than ever before to be mindful of RV fire safety. Knowing the common causes of RV fires and educating oneself on preventative measures to keep loved ones and fellow travelers safe on the road must be a top priority. This page aims to provide invaluable insights into best practices for recreational vehicle fire safety to ensure RV travel is enjoyable and hazard-free.

Recreational Vehicle Fire Safety

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Things to Remember

    • Check propane supply lines for kinks or damage. Test all fitting connections with a gas leak detection device.
    • Make sure the generator exhaust is pointed away and downwind of the RV.
    • Stay in the cooking area when preparing food. If you leave, turn off the burner.
    • Have a portable fire extinguisher on board that you can easily reach. Adults should take a brief training course on how to properly use an extinguisher. Remember the acronym P.A.S.S. — Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.
    • Keep doors and windows clear for escape and make sure they open easily. Practice a fire escape plan with everyone staying in the RV.
    • Don’t overload the electrical outlets. Using too many electrical appliances at the same time can cause a fire.
    • Have a trained technician thoroughly inspect your RV at least once a year.

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