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Old 07-02-2014, 08:07 PM   #21
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Thanks cpaharley2008.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:32 AM   #22
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Not an option. But a easy mod.

They dad drilled a few holes in the emergency handle and used a pin through the holes to hold the window open.

Here is their video. The window mod is at 1:58


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Old 07-03-2014, 12:39 AM   #23
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Hum bummer.

I was thinking it would slid into the window and not require permanent mounting.

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I guess the question is do you plan to mount it in your escape or do you find the existing ventilation good enough?
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:47 AM   #24
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Right now I'm happy with the ventilation during rains. I have learned to open the awning just a little, maybe 1-2 feet and it keeps the rain at bay without worrying about wind gusts and I have my stove vent opening which is waterproof. With it and the Maxxfan I do not feel the need for a window and the Maxxair.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:31 AM   #25
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Karen, thanks so much for your post on opening vs non-opening windows from Oct 2012. My wife and I have just finalized the build sheet for an Escape 19. Initially we were going to go for the opening window. But then after reading your post and looking again at photos (both yours and other photos of windows in Escape 19s) we came to the conclusion to go with the non-opening window. We feel that the much brighter window (no frame in the middle and no screen on the bottom) outweighs any additional benefit of providing more ventilation.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:05 AM   #26
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Remember that, when looking at photos of the kitchen window, you're focusing on that one particular, small window ... not the trailer as a whole. With all the other windows in the Escape, the light from the kitchen window pales when comparing it to the rest of the natural light sources (don't forget the door has a window too). The fact we can open the window in the rain plus the good ventilation it provides makes us extremely pleased we opted for the opening window.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:21 AM   #27
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For us, the opening kitchen window is used more consistently than any other single window in the trailer. Have never noticed any obstruction of light from the frame, probably because as said above, the other windows provide lots of light. If we did it again, I would still choose the opening window.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:00 AM   #28
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We love the opening windows in the kitchen & bath, would not be without them.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:55 AM   #29
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It's nice to be able to talk to someone outside on the patio without the need to open the door, especially if my hands are all wet and soapy.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:07 PM   #30
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When the Maxxfan is operating in the blow-out mode, I've found that opening the window slightly in the kitchen creates a nice breeze through the Escape. Sort of acts like an exhaust fan.
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