Re: Trailer Fire
How would you unhitch in a hurry if your trailer caught fire when hitched, especially if the chains and bars on a WDH were attached?
I've wondered if it would be workable to simply pop the cotter pin that secures the hitch pin, pull the hitch pin out, then drive away, letting the gooseneck pull out of the receiver, and letting the electricals either pop off or simply break if the plug was latched in place. That assumes that the trailer and its peripherals are a "goner" anyway, so collateral damage wouldn't matter if it lets you save the TV. The only obstacle I can think of to this procedure would be that there might be enough tension on the pin that you couldn't get it out quickly, depending on whether or not you were parked with some fore-and-aft strain on the hitch.
I notice the poor soul who experienced the fire was hitched up when it started, and managed to get his truck free of the blaze, as well as removing the propane tanks.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow . . .
'09 17A with accessibility modifications