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Old 11-30-2015, 09:12 PM   #21
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I am familiar with escape windows, There are none in the bedroom, no red handles either. Realize, the window under the tv is about 12" half of that on the lower part cranks out about 2 or 3 inches. The top is fixed.
I will have an escape window/door before my next trip in December.
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:50 AM   #22
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I am familiar with escape windows, There are none in the bedroom, no red handles either. Realize, the window under the tv is about 12" half of that on the lower part cranks out about 2 or 3 inches. The top is fixed.
I will have an escape window/door before my next trip in December.
I thought that they all had to have one by the national code?.I think it's the IRVA or something like that...
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:13 AM   #23
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Both our Puma 5th wheels had / have an escape window in the bedrooms but it would take a lot less time to just go out the doors / & the propane tanks are under the bedroom There is no way two people would have time to clear the windows if there was a fire........The only way I see an escape window actually work is if the trailer was laying on its side on the door (s).

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Old 12-01-2015, 07:28 AM   #24
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Unfortunately regulations will not save you. Ask people severely injured or families who lost loved ones due to the recent auto air bag fiasco!

As others have stated; check out your options and prepare.

First: attend an rv rally safety course.

Alternatives might include: high powered flashlight, fully charged.
( ours was $80 and will blind you at 50 ft! )

A FULL SIZED, fully charged fire extinguisher, handy in the bedroom.

Do not set front door DEAD BOLT at night. Use standard lock only. Doors can be kicked from inside out. Keep a small sledge hammer handy to strike the plate area.

It's NOT THE FIRE, it's TOXIC SMOKE INHALATION that knocks people out. Burning may be scary, but smoke will drop you like a rock!

If none of the above work for you, visit a fire station and ask for tips.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:31 AM   #25
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I was one of the (Catcher/Helper) guys on the ground crew at the (Escape Window Seminar) that day! Glenn was waiting on me to Help install his Stained Glass Window,but Capt.Mike filled in due to My (Bad Back)! Youroo!! Thanks for telling Members about the Safety Seminar!
Your welcome and thanks for the assist for my "controlled" descent !
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A FULL SIZED, fully charged fire extinguisher, handy in the bedroom.
Probably the best advice in this entire thread. ^^^^^^^^^^

Get 2 or 3, 5 lb at a minimum, and make sure they are A/B/C. You should have one within close reach at all times. If you don't have room for 5lb, the small 2.5 lb ones they sell at Lowes and Depot will fit almost anywhere for storage. I keep 3 in a 25' hybrid and another outside along with one in the tow vehicle.

The small extinguisher the manufacturer mounts in your unit is essentially worthless. Its rated B/C for liquids and electrical fires only, because that's all it needs to be per DOT regulations. You would be lucky to extinguish a match with that tiny thing.
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In our Personal case all of our units have had (2) Exit doors plus a Escape window! If the RV MFG Stops using (2) doors as Standard,I think they should have a Option for the Second Door! We only have (1) Story units,I know (2) Story is a different issue! Youroo!!
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I replaced the original fire extinguishers with 4 pound Halon 1211 bottles.
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I replaced the original fire extinguishers with 4 pound Halon 1211 bottles.

That's great, but I don't think many people are going to spend that kind of money for fire extinguishers.
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That's great, but I don't think many people are going to spend that kind of money for fire extinguishers.
I've seen 2.5 pound bottles for about $150. That should be an adequate size for an RV. Considering how effective these units are I think it's a good value.
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