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Big list of RV fires exceeds 320

Big list of RV fires exceeds 320
(Photo taken by Jason Knight, owner of the RV)

To help the RV industry understand the degree to which RVs regularly catch on fire, RV Daily Report will update this list of links to stories published about such incidents. The most recent stories are near the top. RV fires reported in this list are only those found in media outlets.

From this list, we can now ask local police and fire officials to tell us the make of RV involved in the fire and the cause. That information will be compiled and added as it becomes available.

We ask owners who experience a RV fire to send photos and descriptions to editor@rvdailyreport.com. RV fires include electrical fires, fuel system fires, propane explosions, furnace fires, refrigerator fires, and other fires in RVs and trailers.

 

June 2017 = 30 stories

May 2017 = 21 stories

April 2017 = 21 stories

 

March 2017 = 30 stories

 

February 2017 = 26 stories

January 2017 = 15 stories

December 2016 = 32 stories

November 2016 = 32 stories

 

October 2016 = 37 stories

 

September 2016 = 35 stories

 

August 2016 = 41 stories

 

July 2016 = 11 stories (RV Daily Report started tracking in earnest July 25)

 

RV fires reported in this list are only those found in media outlets. We ask owners who experience a RV fire to send photos and descriptions to editor@rvdailyreport.com. RV fires include electrical fires, fuel system fires, propane explosions, furnace fires, refrigerator fires, and other fires in RVs and trailers.

 

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

12 comments

  1. I get nightly Google news alerts related to RV fires. I just haven’t had the time to keep up with it and compile a continuing report. Many RV fires go unreported or are not published on the internet. I’m convinced that the number of RV fires exceed a thousand, maybe more than two thousand, per year. As others have stated, rarely do I read or learn the cause of the fire. Regardless, I do believe majority RV fires are preventable. It boggles my mind that some motorhome owners will spend over $200,000 for the purchase and not even consider a $500 investment in automatic fire extinguishers in the engine and refrigerator compartments where most fires seem to start.

  2. I am investigating and helping RV fire victims whose fire started as a result of a defective Dometic refrigerator. Please contact me at Cell: 917/301-0430 or email: djc@djcinvestigativegroup.com. My website is http://www.djcinvestigativegroup.com.

    David Cohen

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