Motorhome destroyed by fire ..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    “He was working on the electrics of the motorhome when the fire broke out."

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  2. aba

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    a lucky escape but it goes to show just how quickly things can go wrong.
    i suspect that it was the 12volt side of things he was working on and as usual the wires protected the fuses.
     
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    Thank goodness nobody was badly injured.
     
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    Wot?

    No fire extinguisher to hand?
     
  5. icantremember

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    Great for my confidence ............ I'm just about to fit my new "Battery Master" from VanBitz on their special 15% Funster discount.:Eeek:
     
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  6. motorhomelover

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    ALLAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY WHEN DOING ANY ELECTRICAL WORK ON YOUR MOTOR HOME CAR OR VAN

    IT IS THE FIRST STEP IN SAFETY

    SHAME HE DID NOT READ UP ON IT BEFORE HE STARTED
    IT IS A SILLY STUPID THING TO DO
    I HOPE HIS INSURANCE HO;DS HIM NEGLIGENT FOR THIS AS HE DOES NOT DESERVE A PAY OUT
    NO WONDER WE ALL PAY SO MUCH FOR OUR PREMIUMS
    :Doh:

    PLUS LOOKING AT THE AGE OF THE VAN I WOUNDER IF ITS NOT A INSURANCE CLAIM FOR A NAKERED OLD MOTOR
     
  7. Hayleylulu

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    thats shocking news
     
  8. harryoxford2

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    Dont worry, with an avitar funster name of Icantremember a battery master and a solderin iron im sure it will all work out just fine.....
     
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    its younger than mine,and mine is far from a nakered old motor:Sad:
     
  10. Chris

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    Unfortunately I am still waiting on Vanbitz for a quote I asked them for on Thursday for about £2k of work. 15% or not I hope I hear by Monday or I won't be playing.
     
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    That is a disgusting thing to even think! As for the age of the van, no matter how old it is it will have been loved and cherished.
     
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  12. Gooney

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    [STRIKE]Bit[/STRIKE] no.... very harsh that, I'm sure if as you suggest this was a set up he would have parked the vehicle away from his house before commiting arson!!
     
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  13. eddievanbitz

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    Hi Treacle

    I have asked in the office and no one is aware that they have any quotes outstanding? Who did you speak to? In any event if you email me eddie@vanbitz.com we can give you a quote by return.

    Regards

    Eddie
     
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    Guys..
    Where does it say the fire was CAUSED by what he was doing ??

    Of course it may well be that is the case, but equally the poor bugger may have been using a gas soldering iron, a candle or small tilley lamp, he may have had the stove on to keep warm, or indeed a heater plugged in for warmth
     
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  15. Terry

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    So what happens if he was working on his 12v system and needed it live to see what is / not working ?I for one don't think he / she ment for it to catch fire,or if they did the garage will be full of fridge,cooker sink etc :BigGrin:
    btw same age as mine and if mine caught fire it would have been on the road not at the side of my house :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    I have sent you a PM. Thanks Eddie:thumb:
     
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    Motorhome Fire

    Now here's a good reason, to have your wiring sorted by an expert, what a shocking picture! I have been an Auto Electrician for over 30 years, yet this pic has just sent a shudder down my spine!!! Please Please, if your not sure were there to help!

    Regards Steveutwg:Eeek:
     
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