Like any vehicle, occupants of motor homes are in serious danger if the vehicle they are in catches on fire. A recent incident in Alabama, as reported by The Auburn Journal, demonstrated the serious nature of these types of accidents.
A motor home in Christian Valley unexpectedly caught fire while parked next to a metal outbuilding. Even though the vehicle had not been driven recently, the fire quickly spread gutting the unit and causing almost $200,000 in damages. Thankfully no one was inside and firefighters were able to gain control of the fire before it spread to the nearby building.
Investigators believe that the fire was caused by problems with the motor home’s refrigerator.
Even though vehicles with engine defects can catch fire while they’re being driven, motor homes may be even more at risk, since they contain numerous parts that may be running even when the RV is not being driven. Internal lights, refrigerators, televisions, and numerous other appliances run on electricity and if there is a problem with the wiring, a fire could start.
Not only is finding and repairing vehicle defects important for safety reasons, they can also put an undue financial strain on the owner. Riverside motor home lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver can help you get your money back or a new unit if your vehicle or motor home is a lemon. Call (866) 49-LEMON for a free consultation about your case.