Caravan Fire

Submitted: Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:13
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Hi all. Last Tuesday I was traveling to Port Lincoln. Just out of Pt Agusta I came up behind a 4wd and caravan and I could smell wood burning. Pulled up along side to over take and smoke was coming from the van.Waved him over and when we looked in the van his battery charger had started a fire in the cupboard it was in. Damage bill two cupboards, one battery charger.some cushons & one inverter pluss smoke damage. Lucky bloke could have lost the lot.
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Reply By: Member - Vic S (VIC) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:17

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:17
that was well spotted hope you are behind me if mine starts smoking.
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:40

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:40
As Vic says, nice pick-up....

The van owner is indeed lucky to have had such an observant person happen along at just the right time :)

Ya done good!


Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:21

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:21
Phew!! for a moment there I thought it was going to be another Jeep tale - LOL.

You did an excellent job - congratulations.

Geraldton WA

(Jeep Wrangler owner) :-)
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Reply By: Gramps - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:38

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:38
Well done Brian.

I'll never understand the 'benefits' of charging a battery that way i.e. 12v battery - inverter - 240v - charger - 12v battery. It seems terribly inefficient (and apparently dangerous while on the move) to me.

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Reply By: Member - nrb1748 (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:02

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:02
Reminds me of a funny situation.

I was a firefighter (now retired). Many years ago I was driving a fire truck when the car travelling immediately in front of me stared to smoke and the driver pulled over. I stopped behind. The female driver frantically jumped out of the now smoke logged cabin of the car. I said "Can I be of assistance ma-am?" The look on her face was priceless when she saw a uniformed fire fighter and the fire truck.
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