This post started back in August in the middle of Alabama. We were on the side of the road, check engine light was on and there was smoke coming-out of the engine bay. The wife yells get the fire extinguisher so I did and it was empty. Luckily the smoke was actually steam because one of the radiator lines got cut when our fan belt broke.

The fire extinguisher said “recharge” and the little arrow was not pointed to the green area as you can see. So I would recommend before you do anything else that you check the fire extinguisher in your RV and if you know it hasn’t been replaced in 10 years to go get another one. They sell them at hardware stores throughout the U.S.

We actually purchased two additional fire extinguishers (A,B,C) Non-Toxic version basically baking soda. Some recommend that you have at least 5 Fire Extinguishers.

We hope and pray that you don’t need to use your fire extinguisher but if you do please verify that your fire extinguisher is good.

All the best,

John with

We recommend that you have the following:

  • 5 fire extinguishers (3 Class A, B and C, 1 Class E and 1 Class F)
  • 3 verified working smoke detectors
  • 1 gas detector that is under 5 years old
  • 1 C02 detector

Types of Fire Extinguishers:

Class A:  SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc
Class B:  FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc
Class C:   FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc
Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc
Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT etc


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