Scary, Motorhome Explodes.......

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  1. callumwa

    callumwa Read Only Funster

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    thank goodness no one was in it xxxx thats one scary photo
     
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    Not good could be arson
     
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    Scary. Glad everyone safe...



    Shiftzz didn't mistake it for a Burstner perchance? :mask::sneaky::whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    £400,000 !!!!!! That must've been a heck of a Hymer:eek:
     
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    Gas ring left on, gas leak inside the van can fill the inside of a sealed motorhome very quickly. Try leaving the gas on for 10 seconds before you light the grill and you will see the potential of a van full of gas. All it will require is a source of ignition and boom.
     
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    If they were preparing to go away, it was probably on hook up, with the fridge running. That would provide the ignition source for an LPG escape.

    Shropshire F&R service have a very competent fire investigation team.
     
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    what is frightening seeing the pics, apart from the damage done to the vehicle, is the extent of damage to their house as well..
    and the thought that this could happen on a site where space between vehicles is limited..
    that family have had their holiday plans ruined, but thankfully there was no loss to life or injury, that's one heck of a lucky escape, and much to be thankful for..
     
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    Um, it was on fire, then exploded (as very overheated gas bottles are wont to do). No suggestion of a prior gas leak.
     
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    That is going to be one "interesting" insurance claim.
     
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    Wonder if insures are looking, shows the potential cost of having a motorhome with gas on board on your driveway. Is this a question asked when setting up home insurance?.
     
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    Wouldn't the claim be against the MH insurer anyway?
     
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    Is it really any different than the petrol tank on everyone's drive?
     
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    I was thinking that myself:RollEyes: but obviously it's been printed without anybody noticing the error.
    Real scary to see that photo.......thankfully nobody was hurt.
     
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    Not sure, petrol drips gas hisses. Potentially much more of a hazard. :unsure:
     
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    They say that petrol steals the explosive scene when put alongside the BANG properties of LPG. Much more volatile. I can only guess that this is because of the volume of air needed to allow ignition???
     
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    Well, at least the potted plant survived.:BigGrin:


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    I bet the Smart Car did it. (y)(y)
     
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    Well it didn't seem to be in the pics - must have got away smartish...
     
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