Traveling on open roads can be incredibly dangerous, especially in an RV. You never know what the road will throw at you during your adventures.
Recently, an RV was on its way to New Orleans and experienced a nightmare situation. Thankfully, he acted quickly and made the best of the situation.
Today we are sharing this Redditor’s encounter and sharing safety tips for your future travels. Let’s dive in and help you avoid a future nightmare!
Redditor’s RV bursts into flames while driving
One Redditor, Vdoman, shared a recent horrific ordeal in his post “Should be in New Orleans right now.” However, as he, his wife, and their pets were driving west on Interstate 10 west of Mobile, their RV caught fire.
They watched from a safe distance as their gear and future adventures burst into flames.
It was only minutes before the entire rig was engulfed in flames and black smoke began billowing into the air.
How did the fire start?
The Redditor shared that they encountered an object on the road on I-10 heading to New Orleans. The object was a wheel that had fallen off a trailer truck at some point.
The driver feared that if he tried to dodge around the steering wheel quickly, he would tip the RV over on its side. It was safest to drive over the tire that got stuck under his team.
Unfortunately, the wheel punctured the RV’s gas tank. As you can imagine, the sparks quickly ignited the gasoline escaping from the tank. This hastened the flames and the seriousness of the problem.