In fact, if you search for the term "RV fire" in Google news, here's the listing that you get...
Recent RV fires
Scary stuff huh? A lot more than you would expect.
Every RV'ers nightmare.
By law, every RV comes with a fire extinguisher. However, like our's in Sherman, most of them are inexpensive dry chemical extinguishers that only meet the minimum as required by law.
A dry chemical extinguisher will settle over time, with the powder becoming packed at the bottom. You're actually supposed to remove the extinguisher from it's bracket and physically shake it at least every six months to keep it in prime working order. They even suggest that you hold it upside down and tap the bottom with a rubber mallet to loosen the powder up.
I admit that we have never done this, but I will go out and check our extinguisher today!
Besides your fixed mount extinguisher, you can buy a two pack of disposable foam spray extinguishers to keep handy. One in the front of your RV and one in the bedroom. For the price, you can't go wrong!!
I will buy us a couple when we get into the states next month.
Of course they're twice the price in Canada...