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Post Info TOPIC: DirecTv Fire

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DirecTv Fire

We had a fire the other day from the DirecTv unit. Thank God we were home and put it out quickly with the outdated fire extinguisher. The SWM unit on DirecTv units puts out 25 volts DC. The antenna connection came loose and after enough sparking vola a fire started in the walls. Word to the wise, keep the antenna wire very tight to avoid this. 40 bucks in repairs, and 80 bucks in new larger fire extinguishers and we are back in business. (not counting the two days of cleanup from the fire extinguisher powder) (A) We were blessed and now turn the SWM unit off every time we leave.


Jim & Peggy Hormann

website landyachty.com

2009 Dodge 3500

2006 Sunnybrook TITAN toy Hauler

2002 Polaris 500

10 Ft. Porta-Bote

J & P sitting on the side awaiting the next great adventure!

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WOW....Very lucky.  So many things jammed into small spaces, it's hard to check everything.



2020 Fleetwood / Southwind 36P Motorhome

2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited as toad 

Gary & Linda

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