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Post by Eltel on Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:17 pm

A fire extinguisher was supplied fitted by Autosleepers on my Nuevo EK between the seats next to the drivers seat.

Are there any recommendations as to where else it could be fitted so I don’t keep stubbing my toe on it.

Likewise I have purchased a fire blanket and I’m wondering as where it’s is best fitted, presently it’s on the left hand side as you access the motorhome (left hand side of the fridge as you look at the fridge door)

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Post by Gromit on Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi Terry

Just inside the Hab door on the left. There's just room to tuck it in, and it's a much better place for it assuming that fires are more likely to start in the kitchen.

Just inside the Hab door for the fire blanket too. If it was safe to fight a fire it's almost certain you would tackle it with the Hab door open, standing on the bottom step ready to leg it if it got too serious.
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Post by bainzie on Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Hi Guys   On our 2013 Nuevo EK , the Fire extinguisher is located behind the passenger seat next to the Awning handle. Dave's suggestion of mounting it by the Hab door is a better idea  ,as it would be easier to get  in case  of an emergency


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Post by Eltel on Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:26 pm

Gromit wrote:Hi Terry

Just inside the Hab door on the left. There's just room to tuck it in, and it's a much better place for it assuming that fires are more likely to start in the kitchen.

Just inside the Hab door for the fire blanket too. If it was safe to fight a fire it's almost certain you would tackle it with the Hab door open, standing on the bottom step ready to leg it if it got too serious.
Hi Dave

I take it you mean mount the Fire Extinguisher upright.

Much better place as it’s convenient if there are any barbecue fires 

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Post by Gromit on Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:42 pm

Yes Terry. Upright, and immediately accessible from the doorway.

I've just had to remove ours to make room for the patent dog gate.  shrugg

Not quite sure where to put it now as space is tight. I'll find somewhere.
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Post by groundhog on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:41 pm

That is just asking for suggestions Gromit! hugegrins ........let me think you could try sticking it.... scratch head... on the other hand..
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:25 pm

First thing I did with ours was to move it from the floor between the driver and passenger seats and fixed it high on the wall next to the hab door and the microwave oven, near the CO alarm. Handy for reaching near to the cooker, the escape route and for use outside, without having to get on your hands and knees to release it (who thought of that one?). Fire blanket on rear wall next to kitchen window, out of the way of flames from a fire in/on the cooker. Fixed to the rear wall with velcro.


There could be an argument for having one up front, but I can't find it. if you get a fire up front, it will be near all the fuel in the tank under the floor. not something you want to be fighting. For most fires, I would just get out and watch it burn. Your insurer will pay for it all except the thing that caused the fire in the first place, once they have determined what that was.


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Post by Eltel on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks
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Post by Molly3 on Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 pm

I fitted the fire blanket in the one of the 2 small shelves on the back wall by the hab door , I screwd it down so it would not be moved and the blanket  could be removed leaving the cover in place .  as per fitting instructions . I also fitted the fire extinguisher behind the passenger seat ,to help with mobility problems .
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Post by Eltel on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:32 am

Molly3 wrote:I fitted the fire blanket in the one of the 2 small shelves on the back wall by the hab door , I screwd it down so it would not be moved and the blanket  could be removed leaving the cover in place .  as per fitting instructions . I also fitted the fire extinguisher behind the passenger seat ,to help with mobility problems .
Hi Molly3

Not sure where you mean by fitting the fire blanket on one of the 2 small shelves on the back wall by the Habitation door (perhaps a picture if you have one)

I think I’m going to mount the fire extinguisher horizontally over the Habitation door.

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Post by Molly3 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm

My van is  a nuevo ek , on the back wall to the right o the sink  their are 2 small shelve just big enough to fit a tissue box in. ideal place to permanently fit afire blanket
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Post by Eltel on Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:25 pm

Molly3 wrote: confused0 My van is  a nuevo ek , on the back wall to the right o the sink  their are 2 small shelve just big enough to fit a tissue box in. ideal place to permanently fit afire blanket
So it’s just placed on one of the shelves.

As I understand the box that holds the fire blanket should be fastened to a vertical surface, so when you require to use the blanket in a emergency you just pull on the two tabs of the blanket to release the blanket.

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Post by Molly3 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 pm

correct ,it is screwed down .so the blanket can be removed  leaving the case in place.Be aware that mounting a fire extinguishers to a wall as , it may not be srong enough to support the screws .
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