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Old 08-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #21
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I think in an emergency, any window whether closed or not would not be much of an obstacle. In our trailer, the emergency window is in the bedroom and it is a 7-1/2 ft drop to the ground. We'll go out the door.
If that is an option; it is always the best option.

The emergency window if for use if the route to the door is blocked (like a tree falling and crushing the door). Always have, AND KNOW, more than one way out of ANY structure.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #22
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I think that that is what the OP was describing. Mine is exactly
like that too. It may have required much pressure to release
when new, but now in my older TT, the weight of a gnat's
backside is about enough to release it. Bedding rubbing
against will surely release it every time.......

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The bar does have a notch in it that keeps it open. But it is right next to the mattress and the slightest movement knocks it out of the groove. I thought about wedging something in the opening, but not sure if that would work for the long run. I'll give that a try. I like the idea of drilling a hole in that bar and putting a screw or some sort of latch on it. Something that will hold it open, but will be easy to remove in case of emergency. I definitely don't want to mess with the function of the window.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #23
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I am sitting here wondering why there is a (Bar) in a Kids bedroom.Now in my case it would be very handy! Youroo!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #24
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We have the same issue with our bunk, I fashioned a L shaped piece of wood and put half under the mattress and the other keeps the window from sliding closed. In an emergency it can still be used just slide the piece left or right.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #25
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We have the same issue with our bunk, I fashioned a L shaped piece of wood and put half under the mattress and the other keeps the window from sliding closed. In an emergency it can still be used just slide the piece left or right.
Like that idea - I was trying to figure a way to put a guard on the end of the bar but couldn't figure out how to attach it. Definitely will give this a try. We have tons of thin plywood we could rig something out of. Thanks!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #26
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YES, INDEED!
I was thinking of a blockage (nail dropped in hole) OUTSIDE
the place where the bar meets the frame. That would prevent
the window closing, but present no obstacle to pushing it
open.........always be safe......

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I think you have hit the nail on the head with this one
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #27
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I am sitting here wondering why there is a (Bar) in a Kids bedroom.Now in my case it would be very handy! Youroo!!
Well I am picking up what your laying down by god !
Make mine a double!
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #28
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Maybe a small pair of vise grips or one of those squeeze clamps on the outside? I guess a nail or screw wouldn't be a good idea with my kids around, i'd end up with it in a tire.
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The bar does have a notch in it that keeps it open. But it is right next to the mattress and the slightest movement knocks it out of the groove. I thought about wedging something in the opening, but not sure if that would work for the long run. I'll give that a try. I like the idea of drilling a hole in that bar and putting a screw or some sort of latch on it. Something that will hold it open, but will be easy to remove in case of emergency. I definitely don't want to mess with the function of the window.
What I was thinking of would not require removal in emergency - just push
it open, same as normal. Since the nail, screw, hitch pin or whatever
is OUTSIDE, it would not interfere at all.

For those worried about nails and tires, a blunt pin or nail with
point ground off is always an option..........

Other folks have mentioned a clamp of some sort. Placed OUTSIDE
the window frame, that would also be a fine solution.


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