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Old 01-31-2008, 01:43 PM
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Camper Fire

Well my camper burned yesterday. Me and my daughter had went up to it yesterday morning and turned the heat on and she started playing with her toys. Decided to use the stove since the last time we used it on Thanksgiving it gave us some trouble trying to lite it. Anyway proceeded to cook some food and she said she had to use the restroom. Well I didn't have any water hooked up so we came right back down the hill to my house which is about 100 yards from the camper. We both used the restroom and when we went back outside we heard the dog barking. Looked up the driveway and saw smoke rolling from the camper, I immediately called 911 and they were on the way. It seemed like about 20 minutes before they got here and buy then I was watching it go up in flames hoping it wasn't gonna catch the woods on fire. This is what's left after they put it out and tore it apart . This is the first time I've ever had to file anything with my insruance company other than a windshield. I hope it don't make my insurance go up to much. They are coming tomorrow with a lowboy and somehow we are gonna get the slides back in and get it loaded up on a low boy trailer. They'll haul it to the rv salvage yard in Birmingham and wait on the insurance adjuster to come look at it. I'm wondering if they'll pay it off or just tell me to go get another one? Like I said I've never had anything like this happen before. Man I was in tears watching this thing go up in flames and couldn't do anything about it. What do ya'll think will happen?


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Old 01-31-2008, 01:44 PM
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DANG MAN SRY TO HEAR THAT
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Man Jason, that sux. Sorry to hear about that. Atleast everyone is AOK.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:47 PM
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Thanks guys, it went up very quickly, I couldn't believe it, I still can't believe it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:48 PM
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Looks like you may need to take Chris up on his offer for his dog house now.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:49 PM
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Haha, I hope we can get another one.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:50 PM
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I hope so too buddy.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:55 PM
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My heart goes out to ya Bud. I can only imagine how sick you feel. At least you guys are ok. The trailer can be replaced.

I run our 911 center here at Langley and I can tell you that it may have seemed like forever but time goes by like an eterninty when you are in that position. We routinely get complaints about it taking us 30 minutes or more to get to a call and everytime I validate one of those complaints it turns out we were there within 4 to 7 minutes. Not defending your FD though since I don't know the situation.

And they kind of have to tear it up to get to the fires inside the walls and such. Look at it this way, it was a gonner anyway, not trying to be sarcastic here, just facts.

I hope things work out for you with the insurance company. I'm sure they will give you whatever the book value of it is. Hopefully you have coverage on the contents too.

best of luck to you.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:55 PM
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Wow, I am sorry to hear about that. Hopefully you will get it replaced quickly. Good thing you had insurance on it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:59 PM
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hate that you lost your camper. I was just looking at one of the pics with the propane bottle, be very glad that tank did not explode or you really would have had a problem. I know it seems like it takes for ever for the FD to get there. I am a Capt with our volunteer department and if it is a call in the middle of the day it may be 15 mins. just for me to get to the station and get a truck enroute, I am sure they did the best they could. Glad everyone is OK, a camper is an easier to replace than a loved one.
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