Safety – Fire prevention

The possibility of a fire in a caravan or camper is generally very remote, but it should not be ignored. Consider the caravan or camper you own or are thinking of buying. There are numerous gas lines, gas cylinders, gas appliances, electrical fittings and flammable materials.

Now think what it costs to put on the road and the cost of replacing it should it be destroyed. And who uses the van? Your wife, your children, your friends? Is it worth the risk of ignoring the need to install adequate fire protection equipment? The majority of recreational vehicle and camping equipment manufacturers are well aware of the need for built-in safety. But once they sell the unit, they no longer have control over the way it is cared for.

It is a legal requirement to carry an approved fire extinguisher at all times. While it is stored inside the van, it should be accessible from outside the doorway. A smoke detector is also highly recommended. Because of the confined space inside a caravan or camper, it is advisable to consult a fire prevention specialist to ensure that the correct type is installed.

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