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Old 05-08-2014, 06:02 AM   #1
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Emergency Exit Window

Just read a thread on another forum that got me thinking.
Has anyone tried opening the emergency rear window just to make sure it opens freely and doesn't stick in case its ever needed?
On a previous RV I owned they were designed to fall out if opened so I have never tried it on this one.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:48 AM   #2
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Mine has the lever arm so it can be opened regularly. Make SURE it latches solidly as wind can suck it open till it bangs against the sidewall and break.

I always check for free movement and "unstick" the seals and spray them with silicon during Spring Cleaning/dewinterizing.

Also DW would not survive the jump, so I bought a small 13 foot rolled safety escape ladder. http://www.amazon.com/Kidde-Two-Stor...+escape+ladder

The front (dinette) escape window has latches and the window has no hinge at the top. That one will fall out if opened, so be careful.
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Just read a thread on another forum that got me thinking.
Has anyone tried opening the emergency rear window just to make sure it opens freely and doesn't stick in case its ever needed?
On a previous RV I owned they were designed to fall out if opened so I have never tried it on this one.
Funny you ask as I was thinking the same thing a few days back. Not sure if it's hinged or if it just comes off in case of an emergency.

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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I have had mine opened while working on my bed mod to get some fresh air inside, it always opens freely!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:24 AM   #5
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So it's hinged on top?
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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Escape Window

I wonder what model of Hehr window our Georgetown's have? I would like to replace the back bedroom escape window with with one that has a slide or window that opens for ventilation. The two side windows don't do much to allow cross ventilation. Any ideas?
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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Mine is hinged. It was stuck though when I tried to open it doing spring maintenance. I carefully applied a little pressure in the lower corners and it opened. I just wiped and cleaned my seals similar to what Herk7769 does. Only difference is I used 303 spray on a rag.
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Mine is hinged. It was stuck though when I tried to open it doing spring maintenance. I carefully applied a little pressure in the lower corners and it opened. I just wiped and cleaned my seals similar to what Herk7769 does. Only difference is I used 303 spray on a rag.
I'll try that. +1 on using 303
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Yup, hinged at top, I just propped the bottom open with an empty box I had at the time. I will probably clean and silicone spray the seals as well!
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During camping season, I open mine daily for ventilation, especially while cleaning. I also show every new person that camps with us where they are and how to use them and have them open one. You never know if you will need them.....................I pray that no one ever needs them. I never thought of a roll up escape ladder.. Will have check into those.
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