View Full Version : Escalade = GASOLINE FIRE BOMB!!!

07-27-05, 02:40 PM
ok i need some help, does anyone know anyone who has had their vehicle caught on fire? Some one tried to blow up my Escalade and were unsuccessful, so i'm left with a truck that is burnt(only the back end). I am fighting with the province to write-off my truck. It smells like GAS and smoke "like KRAZY". The losers put a jerry can under the gas tank and the smell from that is HORRIBLE. the carpet is burnt, the back end is melted away, no window left, no bumper left....and to top that all off the fire department drenched it with tons of water to put out the blaze. I am trying to prove that the smell of the gasoline and smoke will not come out of the carpets and leather interior. Does anyone know of a website that i can go to, to prove this. It has been a month of fighting and still me truck smells like gas after it has sat at a compound with no rear window and it has rained buckets in it.....and the province is saying they can FIx it:lies: and that they can deoterize it! Screw that......! NEED HELP PLEASE! (anyone experience this! or even know how to prove this)
thanks kd

07-27-05, 03:21 PM
My shops detailed many insurance companies cars that were damaged in many different ways, and we never could get all the smoke out of "fire" cars, we could mask it for a while but it always came back. Unless they replace the seats, carpet and headliner to start you will always have some smell, and when it rains out and is humid it is worse. What does your insurance company say?

07-27-05, 04:04 PM
well i am from canada and in my province we have a thing called autopac so that is who i am dealing with. so its through the province and i am trying to find evidence that i can print off the internet from a reliable site to give to my adjuster lady from autopac. do u have a website? or do u know of any website i can go to to print off something that states what u just said?

07-27-05, 04:16 PM
hi again, I went to ur website and was wondering if i gave your website and phone number to my adjuster at Autopac, could you explain that you are a detailer and you have recovered vehicles in this situation and its DOES NOT GET THE SMELL OUT! :o

07-27-05, 05:20 PM
Here's a solution... try voting out the socialists in your government.

[sorry for your loss but it sounds like you're getting the ol' Stalinist reacharound.]

07-27-05, 05:22 PM
man it sounds like your insurance really sucks, I have no idea how Canada works when it comes to insurance but I know here in the states any larger insurance company would have totaled your Lade and bought you a new one for that. I see cars totaled for hardly any damage not to mention fire and water damage. Fight that $hit, don't keep that sorry to say know worthless burnt Lade:madtalkin:madtalkin:madtalkin

07-27-05, 05:29 PM
I will be home in the next day or two, let me see what info if any I can find. You can have them contact me. :)

07-27-05, 05:39 PM
I am a licensed public insurance adjuster too, if there is smoke from fire in a home they will first try steaming the carpets to get the smell out, 90% of the time the smell comes back, and then they have to replace the carpets, ask your adjuster how they plan to get the smell out of the foam in the seats, the simple answer is they can't without replacing. The smell "should" come out of the leather and carpets, but the foam and padding is another story. Ask the adjuster these questions, don't get mad when they lie to you, but find out what happens if the smell comes back after their "fix" ?

07-27-05, 05:44 PM
Why don't you find the guy that started the fire and have him fix it? The Mounty always gets his man.

07-28-05, 11:12 PM
Damn thats a messed up story. Very dangerous, good luck on getting a new truck or money.

Michael 514
07-28-05, 11:37 PM
Very ironic timing for this story.

I just bought a CTS yesterday, but it's been used by the dealership owner.

Problem is he had a dog. It smells gross in there.

I gave them until Tuesday to get rid of the smell.

They said that they have this product by GM that gets rid of any smell. It's some kinda enzyme or something.

You put it in and close the doors for a day or something.

He said that for fires, to get rid of the smell, they have to remote the carpets and apply the chemical right to the metal, and then put back the carpets. (or something like that)

Interesting how we've both spending the past while thinking about removing odours from cars.

Here in Quebec, it's the private insurance companies that deal with this kind of thing. and NO government is more socialst than ours!

Good luck to you, one way or the other.

I'd say to just torch the car yourself, but I am a lawyer, and I could get in big trouble for suggesting that!!


07-28-05, 11:47 PM
I am also from ontario too. When I roll my old SUV, my insurance wrote it off. I am very sorry to hear what happen to your lade.

07-29-05, 05:33 AM
Thats really shitty man, I know how it goes though, I have alot of people hating on my escalade. Lots of fingers and words on the road, its really sad what this world comes to, people don't threaten me, they threaten my truck. Thinking about getting a cheaper truck as a daily driver, Although I'm taking the bodykit off and lowering it in a year so, I don't know maybe that will help my case.

Michael 514
07-29-05, 12:29 PM
I didn't realize people didn't like Escalades.

Hummers, I could understand.

It's funny, because I have a 5.7 Trans am Ram Air Convertible, which probably uses more gas than any Escalade...

Yet, I gues thumbs up at pretty much every stopsign and red light!

07-29-05, 04:02 PM
It sucks how violent and intolerant the tree huggers are out there... their logic defies all reasons. Environmental terrorist they are.:want:

07-30-05, 01:18 PM
I get alot of people who are like wow thats awsome, but I get alot of fingers and looks as well, so I guess it balances out... people are just jealous and immature, its really stupid