🔥 RV Fire Safety and Automatic Fire Suppression | THIA by Proteng


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Of all the things that can go wrong with an RV, a fire is, by far, the most terrifying! Check out what we do to mitigate RV Fire risk and our new automatic fire suppression system using THIA by Proteng!
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If you do a google search for “RV Fire”, you’ll get all kinds of horror stories and see a screen full of horrible images. Every RV is made from materials that are very combustible and can go up in flames very quickly. Preparedness is the key to stopping and maybe escaping an RV fire.

In this video, we cover Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors, Fire Escapes, and automatic fire suppression options.

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➡️ First Alert Z-Wave Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector: https://amzn.to/35aPTiK
➡️ GasStop: https://changinglanesrv.com/GasStop

✅✅ Links
🔗 THIA by PROTENG! – https://fire-protected.com/ (Use the Contact Form or Phone number – Please tell them we sent you! 😊 )
🔗 20,000 RV Fires Annually – https://www.nps.gov/articles/p52-rv-fire-safety-101.htm
🔗 Kidde Recall: https://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/support/product-alerts/recall-kidde-fire-extinguisher/
🔗 Proteng Demo 1: https://youtu.be/gs7-XlevHxk
🔗 Proteng Demo 2: https://youtu.be/ybGeT5ju7Sk
🔗 Proteng Demo 3: https://youtu.be/ae4NzYfW5Xo
🔗 GasStop Demo: https://changinglanesrv.com/gasstop-automatic-propane-shut-off/

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43 replies
  1. Driving at Knight
    Driving at Knight says:

    I used to recharge and service them for a living. Basically you let out all the air and unscrew the top. Pour in new powder and return top. And then pump air back in. Very simple. Can be extremely messy if you open before the air is out!!!

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  2. LTC Mustard
    LTC Mustard says:

    Based on a massive, massive fire in Afghanistan in 2006, you may need to check the facts of Li-ion batteries being non-flammable. I don't have any scientific data, but the biggest fire I've ever seen was a 20' shipping container full pallets of of military Li-Ion batteries that caught fire (in a stack of 20' MILVANs) that just flash-melted containers above and nearby when they spontaneously erupted/vented/exploded. If your commercial RV batteries don't do that, I'd like to hear more info about them, their non-flame-ish-ness and how things have changed.

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  3. marde55
    marde55 says:

    Navy Vets have great firefighting awareness! At least in an RV you can bail out without getting wet😉I read about a good idea, using a pillow(or pillows) or your bedding to cushion the escape window ledge – or throw out to the ground to soften your landing. Keep up the informative videos- thanks! A healthy fear and a lot of awareness is key. I’m a ( proud) Navy Mom, former Vol. fire-fighter/EMS (retired).

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  4. Lawrence Collier
    Lawrence Collier says:

    If you need to get out the bedroom window in a fifth wheel.  Use your bed pillow on the edge of the window.   Sit on the pillow with your feet outside.  Roll over on the pillow and shimmy out on your belly on the pillow out the window.  Don't bang your chin on the way down.  You should land on your feet.

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  5. James Cichowski
    James Cichowski says:

    Thanks for doing this video. After having RV'S for 19 years I never thought about fire extinguishers. We just put our rig away for the winter but in the Spring when we bring it home fire safety will be my first duty. Thanks again.

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  6. Garth Clark
    Garth Clark says:

    Years back I was at a boat RV show and they were selling Halon fire extinguishers. It's a clean gas that takes the oxygen away and puts out the flames quick and no mess. Not sure if they are still around and could have been eliminated due to EPA concerns. That gas works 100% and is very easy to use.

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  7. Clint Johnson
    Clint Johnson says:

    Chad and Tara, very well done and this is coming from a old volunteer firefighter as well as USAF disaster prep NCO (3E971). Again, great job. The key is to be prepared and this is accomplished with both the equipment (well maintained) and training. Have a fire drill occasionally. This raises awareness and well… preparedness. I think I am going to look into the ring system with detectors… cool. Clint

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  8. Jack McGonegal
    Jack McGonegal says:

    Stand by the goose neck, goose neck. Glad to see you putting shipboard fire fighting school skills to use, Chad. It seems like when I was aboard Coral Sea back in the 70s that she was on fire all the time. Nice, informative episode with an important message. Thanks.

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  9. Steve Frederick
    Steve Frederick says:

    Thank you for the informative video Chad and Tara .Have seen fire extinguishers mounted horizontally but must be across the trailer/vechile.keeps the powder from settling to much.keep up the good work and stay safe out there on those bumpy roads.🇳🇿👍👍🤳🏻

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  10. Robert Iams
    Robert Iams says:

    Hey Changing Lanes, thanks for the video and great information. I have a request, way back in the stone ages (when I was a wee lad) our camper was just a place to sleep, everything else was done outside, sitting areas, cooking, dining and entertainment. What do you do to make your camp site more inviting to be outside? What have you seen from other campers? Have you seen anything really innovative in the way others enjoy being outside of their RV. No, I'm not talking about a display of garden gnomes and dozens of bric-a-brac decorating the campsite, but real useful ways to enjoy the outdoors while at the campsite. Thanks again….

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  11. Take It All In
    Take It All In says:

    Another great video. You guys are funny even with serious subject matter.
    Well done. Really informative and a good reminder to get serious about this topic. Thank you.
    Safe travels. bg

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  12. atlantamom21
    atlantamom21 says:

    Fantastic, thank you. This mama has been concerned about the possibility of a fire in our RV, since day one. We have the extra fire extinguishers, we’ve added an extra smoke detector and have discussed exit routes with our children…but the fire suppression system has interested us since we too saw it on Big Truck, Big RV.. I do hope they’re able to bring down the price soon. It looks like a promising product, especially for the fridge.

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  13. Michael Price
    Michael Price says:

    Hey guys, my wife and I love your channel. I am a professional firefighter in South Charleston, WV. I don't know of any fire departments that still refill extinguishers. The best thing to do is Google fire extinguisher refill to find a company that will take care your empty extinguishers.

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  14. Tyrel Sackett
    Tyrel Sackett says:

    Your Navy training sure came out in this one Chad….not many people know about Class D fires…and NO one here at work knew what a class K fire was until they took the web-based Fire Extinguisher training I developed. GREAT video and it surely should be required training for everyone who has, or will have, an RV of any class/style. Be safe, ride safe, have fun, & happy camping. v/r, TS Denver P.S. May I put in a plug for a mobile repair guy just west of Castle Rock, CO….and yes, the name will give you an idea of his early days….Shellback Mobile RV Service, LLC. He did a great job on fixing the cable slide system on my 5vr, along with a few minor maintenance items I had forgotten about. The best thing was, he got me in, and out, quickly…like in a matter of a few hours. He can be reached at ShellbackRV@gmail.com.

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  15. Jim LeVerso
    Jim LeVerso says:

    Chad/Tara, I was a Coast Guard boarding officer and the tip about turning over the extinguishers as part of inspection is right on.  Boats, like RV's bounce around a lot and the powder can and does settle.  Turning over the extinguisher and tapping with your hand (or lightly with a hammer near the base of the extinguisher) will loosen up the powder and keep it from caking up when you want to use it.  Great video as always!

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  16. Information Technology Q & A Show
    Information Technology Q & A Show says:

    I have tears rolling down my face from those bloopers!!! you took such a serious topic and totally blew it out with those bloopers. You two are the best. This was great info though. We just bought our trailer and it came with a rinky dinky white extinguisher. You've got me now wanting to upgrade.

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  17. Jim Hin
    Jim Hin says:

    Terrific job you two! I lost my first Grand Design RV to a fire in 2016. It started with a fuel fire in the tow vehicle. You're information is spot on!

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  18. Don Reid
    Don Reid says:

    Great info, thanks. We have 2 recalled units (home & truck) also an expired unit. Having external extinguishers in RV is also great idea, will be getting them promptly.

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  19. Wayne Siminski
    Wayne Siminski says:

    You covered a lot of ground on this and as usual did it well. First thing we did in each of our trailers was to increase the number of fire extinguishers and smoke/fire detectors and an extra Co and propane detector. Another reason we like our 12volt compressor fridge, no open flame. Thanks guys.

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  20. DS
    DS says:

    Another informative video guys. There's a product that I have in my RV called Tundra by First Alert. It's a 14oz can for all types of fires and say's on the lable that it will spray 4 times longer than traditional fire extinguishers. It is also easier and faster to use, just pop the plastic top off and spray the same as any fire extinquisher. $12.59 for one or $21.90 for two cans on Amazon. Check it out.

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  21. Hoss
    Hoss says:

    Oh, I used to inspect and rebuild fire extinguishers and worked at Buckeye Fire Equipment. It's easy to fill them, but you wouldn't want to buy all the fittings, or equipment to do so. Also, don't shake them upside down, to unsettle the powder. Angle the top down about 20° below level and roll it, until you feel the powder moves around. If you shake upside down the powder may be packed into the tube inside and render it useless at time needed. And, always take Halogen fire extinguishers to a pro to test.. See ya

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