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Old 09-24-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Awning Window Modifications

We are so darn close to starting the process of purchasing an Escape 17B, but we are concerned about how little the awning windows open. We love a nice breeze, but the Escape trailers we've looked at - 17A and 19B - their windows open only an inch or two. I did see the posting here on the modification used on the emergency window, but am wondering if there is a modification for the other awning windows that open so little. Anyone know of such a modification or have done a modification on those windows?
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:27 PM   #2
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I believe they open more than an inch, perhaps 3-4" and with 7 of them open plus the escape window opens further, plenty of air and no worries if it rains.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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We are so darn close to starting the process of purchasing an Escape 17B, but we are concerned about how little the awning windows open. We love a nice breeze, but the Escape trailers we've looked at - 17A and 19B - their windows open only an inch or two. I did see the posting here on the modification used on the emergency window, but am wondering if there is a modification for the other awning windows that open so little. Anyone know of such a modification or have done a modification on those windows?
Not sure if base model Maxx Fan ETI installs has exhaust mode but the upgrade Maxx Fan model does. You would be able to switch the fan to exhaust mode thus pulling air through any open window much like a whole house fan.
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We have had no problem with air circulation. They are open not only on bottom but up the sides . Where you most appreciate a breeze is during rain. These windows allow you to keep them open which doesnt work well with the slides. I had same concern but because of the above no worries.
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We have had no problem with air circulation. They are open not only on bottom but up the sides . Where you most appreciate a breeze is during rain. These windows allow you to keep them open which doesnt work well with the slides. I had same concern but because of the above no worries.
I agree entirely with my Wisconsin compatriot.
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:32 PM   #6
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These are the images I was sent from Escape on how far the windows open. When we looked at the 17A we noticed what the pictures show. Wonder why one opens so little and one opens a little more. If I remember correctly the smaller opening window was the large window on the end of the trailer by the 4 person dinette (had 2 windows that opened) and the larger opening window was on the side of the trailer - can't remember if it was drivers or passenger side.

Understand the rain factor when it comes to sliders vs awning style windows. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that they open so little.
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I measured the openings for someone awhile back.
Here is the link Please confirm these photos of windows
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Only the awning window option have rear windows that open, the sliders have a fixed rear window I believe, another issue with the difference. As far as some windows opening further, only Escape or another 17 owner can verify if all open the same on the 17 model, on the 19 model they do.
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I measured the openings for someone awhile back.
Here is the link Please confirm these photos of windows
Thank you!! This is what I needed

If Escape knows people are modifying the emergency window and showing how to do so in Orientation (cloths pin if I'm understanding that correctly) - wonder if they will change the windows in the near future to have awning windows that open more
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Thank you!! This is what I needed

If Escape knows people are modifying the emergency window and showing how to do so in Orientation (cloths pin if I'm understanding that correctly) - wonder if they will change the windows in the near future to have awning windows that open more
I doubt that Escape would condone such modification to a pre manufactured window unit that may impact warranty issues. Hehr windows are a top of the line rv window company. If you are not pleased with them, Lil Snoozy has different windows that open almost 90 degrees, similar to a concession stand trailer if that is the look you are trying to achieve.
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