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Old 02-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Egress windows

If your trailer does not come with an egress window in the bedroom, should you have one installed? Our Prowler had one, the Wildwood did not have one as it had a rear entry door in the bedroom, the 2010 LaCrosse 303RKS does not have one, we are wondering is it a safety issue and have one installed.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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I would want one.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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I would also want one.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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Have you considered what it would take to bail out of it? We have an emergency exit window in the bedroom of our Class A. If we're up on the jacks in a CG, it's about 6 feet from the window sill to the ground. The window is maybe 14" high and 36" wide and it's hinged at the top edge, so it doesn't stay open.

How to exit? - dive through headfirst? Try to go out feet first facing the outside wall? I'm planning to get one of those residential second story emergency escape rope ladders and attach one half of it to the bedroom windowsill and the other half to the driver's door sill.

The driver's door is our second emergency exit. It's a very dangerous exit to use if you have to rely on the grab handle, intermediate step and standing on the lug nuts to get down. I had to have lumbar spine surgery for a herniated disk last year as a result of trying to get out that way in a non-emergency. I guess spinal surgery beats burning to death, but a short rope ladder would make exit much easier in both locations.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #5
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Our Windjammer didn't have an egress window in the bedroom so I bought a 10# fire extinguisher and mounted it by the bedroom door just in case I had to fight my way out.
When we had the unit in for factory repairs I had them install an egress window. As far as I know it's the only 3065 with a bedroom egress.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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hmm what exactly do you guys mean by egress window? google brought up the below ground level house windows with a barrier keeping the dirt back.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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My Windjammer 3002 has the emergency exit window (egress @ The Stuff) in the bedroom which also has a door. Also have the EEW in the dining room behind the booth and of course has the door.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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I don't know why if you have door in the bedroom why you need the exit window? I have both in my camper and would rather had a full operating window instead. Why would anyone go out the window with a door right there?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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If for some reason you can't get out the door and it is a life or death situation I'd be going out that window.You can never have too many escape routes but you can have too few.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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The (Emergency) exit window is something that must be practiced in (REAL) life before it is needed! The people who are going to use it need to try to get up,over,out,and down. Report how it works for you. Good luck and happy landing! Youroo!!
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