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Title: Woke up to fire Trucks
Post by: aquadave on May 18, 2017, 12:21:30 PM
Woke up to my neighbor banging on my door and fire trucks. All I can salvage is engine& Tranny, Onan, awning, water heater, furnace, propane tank the last 5 were untouched because they are in the rear. Maybe I'll salvage the AC not sure yet
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Post by: butchiiii on May 18, 2017, 12:42:09 PM
Wow sorry for your loss. Glad your are alright.
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Post by: aquadave on May 18, 2017, 01:07:50 PM
it was sitting I drove it yesterday and it ran fine fuse box under the glove box shorted never touched never modified
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Post by: Joezeppy on May 18, 2017, 01:21:49 PM
Yikes - glad it was unoccupied and that it got stopped before it got much further.
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Post by: kdbgoat on May 18, 2017, 01:24:32 PM
Man!...that ain't good. Glad no one's hurt.
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Post by: Rene T on May 18, 2017, 01:51:19 PM
WOW!!!  We're you in it at the time?
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Post by: aquadave on May 18, 2017, 02:48:10 PM
Thank God nobody was in it It was parked in the yard on the edge of the road
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Post by: LarsMac on May 18, 2017, 09:10:14 PM
Oh, man. That's a bummer. Glad you were home and safe.
 
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Post by: jackiemac on May 18, 2017, 10:00:51 PM
Oh that's awful. At least no-one was hurt.
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Post by: Arch Hoagland on May 18, 2017, 11:15:54 PM
it was sitting I drove it yesterday and it ran fine fuse box under the glove box shorted never touched never modified

How were you able to determine that caused the fire? After looking at those pictures I don't think I could determine anything. What a mess!

I sure hope your insurance company comes through for you. What insurance company do you have? 

Keep us posted on how they take care of you.
 
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Post by: NY_Dutch on May 19, 2017, 07:42:29 AM
Wow! Glad no one was hurt! Hopefully your insurance will make it right. You may have some coverage under your homeowners policy, as well as your auto policy. Report it to both...
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Post by: catblaster on May 19, 2017, 08:05:59 AM
     Glad you are OK and not in it at the time. Hope the insurance company does right by you and isnt that a Ford? We have a saying around here......Fords come in two colors...Charcoal gray and fire engine red.
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Post by: aquadave on May 19, 2017, 09:58:23 AM
How were you able to determine that caused the fire? After looking at those pictures I don't think I could determine anything. What a mess!

I sure hope your insurance company comes through for you. What insurance company do you have? 

Keep us posted on how they take care of you.

It's hard to see with pics but to look in person you can see the intense heat was right at the glove box and the fuse box under it. after more looking I think it was this blinker relay that shorted could be wrong but it was this fuse box that caught fire
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Post by: Arch Hoagland on May 19, 2017, 05:46:18 PM
How soon did they get it out? I'm always afraid of the gas tank blowing up on vehicle fires.
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Post by: Molaker on May 19, 2017, 05:55:02 PM
Contact Ford and see if there were any recall(s) that might apply to the area.  If so, maybe you want an attorney.
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Post by: aquadave on May 20, 2017, 07:58:54 AM
How soon did they get it out? I'm always afraid of the gas tank blowing up on vehicle fires.

i live very close to a fire station and they had a new foam mixed in the water of their truck and it put out the fire with-in the first little blast.