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Old 04-09-2016, 11:36 AM   #21
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ps... no comments on the hilarity of my struggles? It's ok to laugh- really.
None from me... I would look exactly like you. Those windows aren't big enough for my non-triathlon physique.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:47 AM   #22
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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.
While I wasn't worried about getting out of the window I didn't like the idea of trying to get over the frame. It never occurred to me to use the bed covers as a pad. Thanks.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:49 AM   #23
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:51 AM   #24
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I own a motorhome. My fire exit seems much larger than yours. The wife and I can both get out of it. We put our pillows under us when sliding out. Makes it a little more comfortable, although a fire on my tail would introduce some additional motivation to get out. The main thing in my opinion is to have a plan and backup plan. Then practice them. Thanks for posting this. Always good to be reminded of safety issues.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:53 AM   #25
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I was on a construction site fell through a ceiling from attic. Fell 15' landed on my feet. Broke my right heel. However taught me valuable lesson. Go out the window feet first not head on your stomach. Drop even if you hang on to window for a second. I'm not quite 5' but it brings my feet closer to ground and I'm not looking at how far I must drop. Broken leg better than head injury or death. Just a thought. Good to practice.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:56 AM   #26
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Look into purchasing a Fire Escape ladder. First alert sells on that is 14' long, for around $35.00. It can be located below the escape window, and be ready for use in the event of an emergency
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:57 AM   #27
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Just an idea. Besides the extinguisher that came with our coach, I added another 10 "pounder" in the storage locker by the stairs, and another one in our bedroom closet. I wanted to make sure I have access to one, just in case....
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:02 PM   #28
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I own a motorhome. My fire exit seems much larger than yours. The wife and I can both get out of it.

That's the crazy thing, I think this was the biggest emergency exit window.
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The extinguisher That came with my trailer is mounted just inside the door!!! Excellent planning!!!!! Not much good if you're in the bed room. I got a REAL extinguisher at HD and put it in the wardrobe in the bedroom. As far as the "escape" window goes I might make it with a a gallon of vasileen and a large crow bar. Regs say you have to have one but I guess size doesn't matter. At least for this.
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There's been some discussion on the forum about the Halon fire extinguishers. They are not cheap at all ($200+) but I've seen them used many times and they are far and away superior to anything else available. I have three of them in my TT, including one I can reach without even getting out of bed.

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