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    • No absurdity Gary, they can explode and catch fire again and have. But using Breitbart and a 2018 accident where the car did catch fire in the lot but not on the truck as the article stated, (yes it did catch fire again in the lot later,) presents news challenges. The article and your premise was re-ignition.  Did you watch that video of the firefighters engulfed in flames by the gasoline flashover? OMG! My point Gary is not argumentative but to as gently as possible point out that the problem is training, simply that. High voltage like a fire in a manufacturing plant with high voltage like a car factory or is not new to first responders. They are trained for those and will be trained for these. If they are not trained by their departments I'd say that is where you might wqant to point fingers. Yes EV catch fire and it is necessary to be trained to extinguish them. Since more are selling today by far than four years ago why did they use a four year old article if it is a pressing issue? Yes vehicle fires happen and firefighters are faced with new challenges every year. Everything can catch fire from schools to houses blowing up from natural gas leaks or electrical fires. RVs can burn down in just a few minutes as we have seen too. MY advice is to have extinguishers in your car/house/RV/workshop/place of business and if you are not the owner know where the extinguishers are and the emergency exits.of the appropriate class. Safe Travels Gary! Be well! Thanks for the safety discussion.
    • You may want to add an address for someone to send an email? 
    • You also very likely need to replace the plumbing vents that are located under each of our sinks. They are there to allow the sink to drain freely and yet to prevent sewer oders from backflowing into the RV and if they are bad you will get significant odors. You can get replacements for a few dollars from Lowe's, Home Depot, or most any home supply store.
    • We started doing that, even though we sit for a month at a time, usually.  I have a flat sorta rubber potholder we put over the shower drain, and a little tiny plug for the bathroom sink.  Also helps minimize those teeny-tiny flies/gnats that seem to spawn in the tanks.  As soon as most of the water in the shower has drained, maybe... couple hours after a shower, we put that on.  And the one in the sink stays unless we're using the sink, simply because it drains faster/better.
    • BTW that Tesla crash and fire your Breitbart article refers to happened in 2018 - FOUR YEARS AGO! It was a tragic high speed crash with a fatality. This article below contradicts your source as they show the batteries being removed from the EV before transporting in the local news video at 22 seconds into the video. Big misinformation in your article.  I would tend to believe the one with a date and that there was a tragic death in the fire. No doubt it is the same car in both articles. and is local. You see they removed the batteries from the car before moving it and a few popped but they are trained for that. The batteries were removed at the scene so could not catch fire again several times as the Breitbart article purports to have happened. You can see the blue Tesla pics in both articles but this one has checkable facts in the article below. After Huang's Tesla hit the median, it landed in the second left-most lane of southbound Highway 101 and was hit by a white Mazda and consequently struck again by a gray Audi traveling in the adjacent lane, CHP officials said. The three vehicles were loaded onto tow trucks at about 2:20 p.m. after Tesla engineers investigated the scene and verified it was safe to move the cars, according to the CHP. For about five hours, the right two lanes of southbound Highway 101 were the only lanes open to traffic as detectives closed the carpool flyover and two left-most lanes for preliminary investigation. The problem is that some fire departments haven't trained their people. You get high voltages in manufacturing plants and oil refineries that catch fire and firefighters have to battle. I would imagine they are trained for that. EVs are the future, an indisputable fact. So if you read the below articles in full, and you are concerned about firefighter's ability to put out a EV fire, you will find it is due to a lack of training. https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/577814-fighting-ev-fires-overlooked-as-industry-booms/    
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