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Posted: 02/17/21 12:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This poor lady just lost her Class A RV in a fire just now in Reno when a heater tipped over. She made it out safely but photo shows total distruction.

https://www.kolotv.com/2021/02/17/motorhome-destroyed-in-fire/

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That's sad. And I doubt she has adequate insurance to replace it, even if she could replace it, and now she's homeless.

It must have been an older heater. All the space heaters I've seen in several years have a tip over switch that cuts them off when they fall over.


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Posted: 02/17/21 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If heater was a low priced coil or wire style, it still could have been pretty hot, and depending on what it was sitting on, could easily start a fire.


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" All the space heaters I've seen in several years have a tip over switch that cuts them off when they fall over."

Considering where most are made will you bet your life the tip over switch will work??? One BIG reason I had "Cheap Heat" installed.


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coolmom42 wrote:

That's sad. And I doubt she has adequate insurance to replace it, even if she could replace it, and now she's homeless.

It must have been an older heater. All the space heaters I've seen in several years have a tip over switch that cuts them off when they fall over.


That was my first thought ................................


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Article doesn't say if it was an electric heater or a propane heater. I can't imagine someone running an onboard genny to power an electric space heater (very inefficient use of resources) so it was probably a propane heater.

She's parked on the street, so it's highly unlikely she was plugged in.


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Maybe this was the heater:
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This stupid suggestion is all over Facebook the last couple of days.


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Edd505 wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

That's sad. And I doubt she has adequate insurance to replace it, even if she could replace it, and now she's homeless.

It must have been an older heater. All the space heaters I've seen in several years have a tip over switch that cuts them off when they fall over.


That was my first thought ................................


It's very easy to check the cutoff switch, and I always do that fairly often. All you have to do is pick up the heater, or tip it.

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fire clicky


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coolmom42 wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

That's sad. And I doubt she has adequate insurance to replace it, even if she could replace it, and now she's homeless.

It must have been an older heater. All the space heaters I've seen in several years have a tip over switch that cuts them off when they fall over.


That was my first thought ................................


It's very easy to check the cutoff switch, and I always do that fairly often. All you have to do is pick up the heater, or tip it.
X-2, I don't have to pick mine up very far,3/4" it shuts off.


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