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Old 04-09-2016, 07:03 AM   #11
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Fire and Safety have always been a BIG Issue with RV's! It is a issue that MOST spend very little time thinking about! It is "Totally" possible that Some RVers are NOT going to FIT through a "Emergency Exit Window"! If the size is conducive for exit and "Emergency Evacuation" is Planned and Practiced well in advance to Need,the Results will be Favorable! If you plan to just "Jump Out" the end result will be No Laughing Matter! EXIT is #1 you Only have seconds,Minutes for several people is NOT a Option! Several smoke alarms and several Proper Extinguishers throughout the RV are good aids also! PS I will NOT be helping "Catch " at the Exit window during practice this year at the Goshen Rally,that position is Open to other "Volunteers" Youroo!!
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:05 AM   #12
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Agreed these exits are very difficult to use. That's why early warning is key with these RV's. Fire extinguishers are great, but you need to be awake to use them. Make sure your smoke detectors work and also add one to the basement area where the electrical, furnace and water heater are located. You will hear it through the floor.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:09 AM   #13
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Doug, thanks for a good reminder and look at a subject that most of us either don't remember to or don't want to think about.
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ps... no comments on the hilarity of my struggles? It's ok to laugh- really.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:34 AM   #15
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We tried this with the kids years ago. Now I wish I video'd it. Especially like the one leg coming out.


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Old 04-09-2016, 09:46 AM   #16
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Great video and training for everyone.
Most RVers don't even know about the emergency exit window.
At least your family will know how to get out in case of an emergency.
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I have no first hand experience with this, but the best recommendations I've read say that we should have a prop to keep the window open, pull the bed covers over the bottom edge of the window to protect from cuts and scratches and go out feet first and buns up.

Easier said than done, I'm sure.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:55 AM   #18
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Basic fire safety rules are .
1. Get out
2. Call 911
Unless it was a very small fire, grabbing the fire extinguisher would not be the first thing I would do.
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Basic fire safety rules are .
1. Get out
2. Call 911
Unless it was a very small fire, grabbing the fire extinguisher would not be the first thing I would do.


That's my point- if fire is blocking the doors, #1 is WAY harder than I expected. The fire extinguisher wouldn't be used to fight the fire; rather to fight a path to a door.

My current 1 and only 1 fire extinguisher lives next to the door that I'm theoretically unable to get to.
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I have no first hand experience with this, but the best recommendations I've read say that we should have a prop to keep the window open, pull the bed covers over the bottom edge of the window to protect from cuts and scratches and go out feet first and buns up.



Easier said than done, I'm sure.

I found a video that shows it. Later I'll post a link to it.
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