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RV Fire Risks

The vehicles you camp in on vacation and use for recreation while in the backcountry can themselves be fire risk factors. This is a partial list of the most common RV fire risks; most can be avoided or reduced by regular maintenance. We recommend servicing your camping vehicle annually.

  • RV fires are frequently caused by wiring system problems or electrical shortages and these are often attributed to refrigerators, generators, air conditioning, and some motors, but can be caused by any wired/electrical appliance in your RV.
  •  Electrical RV fires can even occur when all systems have been powered down and the RV is stored.
  • Fire risks while your RV is on the move include dry wheel bearings, flat tires, chains dragging because they are too long, or engine fires.

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