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Maintaining a Safe Campfire

Every summer, many RVers and tent campers escape the hustle and bustle of city life by relaxing in the great outdoors. Campfires add ambience to a campsite but should be used with caution. It takes only one spark! Following are … Continue reading

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Tips for RV Safety: How to Avoid Common Accidents

Driving an RV is like driving a small house around the country—down highways, through back roads, and up and over mountain passes. And as more people join the RV lifestyle, it becomes increasingly important that RVers have a basic understanding … Continue reading

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Fireworks Safety

The traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season and are synonymous with the celebration of Independence Day. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. Fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Practice RV Fire Safety

More than 12,500 recreation vehicle fires are reported annually with 50 percent resulting in total loss. The number of RV fires expands to more than 20,000 when estimates of unreported fires are included with motorhomes accounting for 80 percent of … Continue reading

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Campfire Safety

All it takes is one spark! A campfire built without safe clearance or carelessly abandoned can turn a small fire into a dangerous and fast-moving blaze. Be sure to build your campfire in a way that does not endanger other … Continue reading

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Flameless LED Candles: A Safe Alternative for RV Owners

Everyone loves the glow of candles, but there are places where candles just should NOT be used. Recreational vehicles are one of those locations. Over several years, lit candles were blamed for RV fires across the country. In 2012, Washington … Continue reading

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On Preventing RV Fires: 6 Case Studies

A RV fire is no joking matter. When a RV fire breaks out, you may have little time to get out of your RV. That’s why every time you hit the road or use your RV when parked, you need … Continue reading

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Siphoning Gas = Motorhome Fire

Last weekend emergency responders were called to a Delta (British Columbia) gas station where a motorhome was fully engulfed in flames. At about 3 a.m. on March 15, police and fire found two male victims at the gas station in … Continue reading

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Space Heaters Deadly as Cause of RV Fires

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 … Continue reading

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Fires Destroy 4 RVs & Woman Falls From Moving RV

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 … Continue reading

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