Friday, June 2, 2023



RV burns before Sugar Bowl game. See it go up in flames

We publish a fire safety feature in each weekly issue of the RV Travel Newsletter. We do it for a reason: RVs burn, and when they do they burn fast. It’s not a rare thing. Nearly every day, somewhere in America, an RV goes up in flames. We want our readers to know how to prevent such fires, and if one occurs what to do to save the RV, or more importantly themselves.

Here’s an example of a catastrophic fire from last weekend’s Sugar Bowl football game. An Alabama fan had arrived early and parked near the New Orleans Superdome. Her late-model motorhome caught fire about 11 a.m. As you can see from the short video, the RV turned to toast quickly. The fire began in the rear, which usually indicates it originated in the RV’s diesel engine compartment.

Despite her loss, the fan, who did not wish to be named, still attended the game.

Watch and weep:

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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5 years ago

Would have helped to know what caused the fire.

RV Staff
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I just Googled about 10 news websites, Mike, and none of them reported a cause of the fire. 🙁 –Diane at

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