Scary, Motorhome Explodes.......

Wyaye wires

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Scary. Glad everyone safe...



Shiftzz didn't mistake it for a Burstner perchance? :mask::sneaky::whistle::whistle::whistle:
 
Aug 27, 2009
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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.
 

Fireman Sam

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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.
 

dryad

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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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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.
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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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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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?.
Wouldn't the claim be against the MH insurer anyway?
 

Jim

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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?.
Is it really any different than the petrol tank on everyone's drive?
 

Tootles

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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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