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Old 25-01-11, 21:02
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You're lying in your rock n roll bed and a small fire starts in your van. What's the best position to have your extinguisher fixed in the van?
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Old 25-01-11, 21:05
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Close to hand as you leave the vehicle, but NOT near the source of a possible fire. That should narrow it down. P.S. have you had it serviced lately? Cheers, Tony.
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Old 25-01-11, 21:18
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mines just behind the drivers seat..............but the size of it....well........if my van went up it would be like spitting on a bonfire
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Old 26-01-11, 07:54
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mines just behind the drivers seat..............but the size of it....well........if my van went up it would be like spitting on a bonfire
Yeah, I did some fire safety training recently and the guy demonstrated how ineffective extuingishers are. A 10ltr water one didn't even put out a couple of blazing cardboard apple boxes I asked him about the small powder one I intend on putting in the van and he said " just use it to break the window so you can get out " I think it was a bit tounge in cheek, but please dont rely on one these for your safety, get out as quick as possible and call the pros.

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Old 26-01-11, 08:10
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agreed with the extinguishers and i have 2 in mine 1 in the cab and one in the back
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Old 26-01-11, 08:11
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Default Re: Best place to put your fire extinguisher

In the early days of having my van I was concious of the "How fast can we get outta here if we have a problem?" thing.

I can easily reach my slider door handle from bed ( sleep, feet at the back ) my extinguisher is just inside the slider at the bottom of the "c" pillar.

If I should have an engine fire, well I have to get to the extinguisher, but there is at least a firewall, but in the event of a fire in the back, I can get out quite fast and grab the extingiusher as I go.
A nasty scenario would be a fire in the awning if it was attached, but then, I can get out driver's side front after squeezing between the seats. I doubt my extinguisher could put out a burning awning.

Let's hope the need never arises.

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Old 26-01-11, 09:11
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Good advice all round, I sleep feet toward tailgate so will probably screw extinguisher bracket to base of C pillar.
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so...............if the extinguishers are so cr*p why have we all got them????????
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Old 26-01-11, 10:07
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so...............if the extinguishers are so cr*p why have we all got them????????

I used mine on a tent fire some years ago and it worked well - saved the tent. Get at the fire quickly and they work, let it get out of hand - run away!
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Old 26-01-11, 10:24
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Interesting topic this. I think I will install a smoke detector, get out when it goes off, stand well back and claim on the insurance. Even a small fire would ruin the van.
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