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    Recent Momentum Fire?

    I was contacted by a representative of GDRV to see if anyone has heard of a recent Momentum fire (at Glamis). Please respond only if you've heard news of this. If you know any details, please share. If you know the owner's name, please send me a PM.

    Thanks - Jim

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    It's on facebook. As reported, the fire was in Ocatillo Wells, Ca. The people were gone at the time of the fire but they did loose their two dogs. The poster didn't know who it belong to or have any further information.


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    SOLD my 2017 Momentum 376TH being pulled by a 2014 Ford F-350 Lariat, FX-4, Crew Cab, Longbed, Dually. Not pulling the 5er, catch me on my 2013 CVO Harley Ultra Classic.

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    How can that happen? Propane leak?


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    GDRV was able to contact the owners. So no further information is required. Feel free to discuss the topic on this thread if you wish.

    Quote Originally Posted by FLTom52 View Post
    How can that happen? Propane leak?
    There are a lot of scenarios that could lead to a fire. Storing leaking gasoline or propane containers under the unit and something ignites it, an electrical fire, concentrated hydrogen from batteries, propane leakes, or towing it with a Ford...

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonJim View Post
    GDRV was able to contact the owners. So no further information is required. Feel free to discuss the topic on this thread if you wish.



    There are a lot of scenarios that could lead to a fire. Storing leaking gasoline or propane containers under the unit and something ignites it, an electrical fire, concentrated hydrogen from batteries, propane leakes, or towing it with a Ford...

    Jim
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    I am fairly sure the TV in the pic was a Dodge....so that eliminates one possiblity.

    In all seriousness though, I am Very sorry to hear they lost their dogs.

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    Scary/sad stuff! It would be nice to know the circumstances.
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    Big Traveler JCZhome's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLTom52 View Post
    How can that happen? Propane leak?


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    It could be a number of possibilities. The majority of RV fires start behind the refer. Others start at the water heater, the inverter or converter, generator, breaker panel, ATS (automatic transfer switch), etc.....all areas that we protect with THIA by PROTENG AUTOMATIC RV FIRE SUPPRESSION.

    I installed THIA by Proteng at the Newmar Rally in Indio last month a gentleman's Newmar Dutch Star that the fire started at the converter in the middle of the night. Fortunately he woke up to use the restroom and heard some crackling noise under the floor. He thought it was rats but went out to investigate and found his coach on fire.

    The tube (designed for the race car industry in Europe) contains Dupont FM200 gas and is heat activated at approx. 300-320 degrees. The liquid in the tube turns to a gas as the temperature rises and at the point the tube ruptures the gas propels out of the tube at 300+ psi and it does it in a millisecond. At the point of activation, while removing much of the oxygen, the gas also replaces the heat with a super cold putting the fire out at the point of origin (see the video in the attached link).

    It's a clean agent and so there isn't any residual damage that's caused by systems that use water, foam or dry chemical. It is environmentally safe and safe for humans and pets.

    I will be doing a presentation and installations at the Grand Design Rallies at Las Vegas, Missouri, Colorado and Indiana. Here is a link for more information however, if you have specific information that isn't covered in this link, please contact me here or on the Grand Design groups on FB.

    I am attaching photos that depict THIA by PROTENG being installed in my Momentum 376TH.

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    Last edited by JCZhome; 02-19-2019 at 10:40 AM.
    SOLD my 2017 Momentum 376TH being pulled by a 2014 Ford F-350 Lariat, FX-4, Crew Cab, Longbed, Dually. Not pulling the 5er, catch me on my 2013 CVO Harley Ultra Classic.

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    It's possible that it wasn't the Momentum but rather a hot vehicle was pulled into the garage. I always make sure my SXS is completely cool before loading or covering it. Whatever the cause it's a real shame.

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    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinpo View Post
    It's possible that it wasn't the Momentum but rather a hot vehicle was pulled into the garage. I always make sure my SXS is completely cool before loading or covering it. Whatever the cause it's a real shame.

    Regards,
    Kevin
    Potentially that could happen. I let my Harley cool before putting it in the garage....especially in the summer months. I'm well aware of spontaneous combustion and have seen it's damage first hand.

    However, in this case, it was reported that the owners were away from their rig and the fire started in the kitchen area.
    SOLD my 2017 Momentum 376TH being pulled by a 2014 Ford F-350 Lariat, FX-4, Crew Cab, Longbed, Dually. Not pulling the 5er, catch me on my 2013 CVO Harley Ultra Classic.

    Map = states that we've stayed at least one night in our RV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonJim View Post
    ...or towing it with a...
    ...(insert your brand here) after your fuel system is serviced by an incompetent mechanic...(if I remember the story correctly).
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