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Old 04-26-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Are all of the windows tinted for privacy? If you have the kitchen window, is the shade constantly getting splashed from the sink? (I am not a neat dish washer.) The window makes the 19 look nice from the outside, but is it worth the added expense?
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:05 PM   #2
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I must admit, splashing the window shade while washing dishes has never crossed my mind. The window adds light to the counter area. Yes, light also comes from other sources but the kitchen window adds light directly to the counter area.

Opening or non-opening? Buyers are pretty split on that one, you decide. We didn't get it opening, bathroom, yes, for sure, kitchen, no.

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:08 PM   #3
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I must admit, splashing the window shade while washing dishes has never crossed my mind.
Me too, and never had an issue either. I too like the light it added, and went without it operating, as there are lots of other windows that do.
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We did the non-opening kitchen window and optional bath window. Love both of them.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #5
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We went with both the kitchen and bathroom window that open. Love them both, but I like fresh air too.
I usually have the blinds up and haven't had the chance to splash on the kitchen window.
I also like the fact that it seems to aid the stove fan in getting smells out quicker, unless you are burning something. Then the outside vent along with the open window will just recirculate the smoke, not that that has ever happened to me!
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The kitchen window is centered between the stove and sink so it should not get splashed.
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We have both opening window in kitchen and bathroom......we love them to open for colder nights(in fall and early spring) .......they aid in ventilation for at night.
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We have both opening windows bath and kitchen . Our kitchen window stays open pretty much all the time except if we were moving trailer , driving . Really helps with condensation also using your max fan on low too . Kitchen window is open right now even under it's cover . We pull shade up to no opening part of window so it doesn't get dirty . Pat
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If you fill the sink with water then open the door and leave, if robins should come in to take a bath in the sink, then I think chances of getting your shades wet are good. Otherwise, I say not to worry.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:19 PM   #10
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If you fill the sink with water then open the door and leave, if robins should come in to take a bath in the sink, then I think chances of getting your shades wet are good. Otherwise, I say not to worry.
Ah too funny for words. Lot's of different ways to say the same thing.

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We got the opening kitchen and bath and most of the time the kitchen is the window we leave open at night. Actually it is open almost anytime we are camping regardless of weather. Never even thought about getting the shade wet. It would be hard to do.
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Don't know about the newer trailers, but obn ours the sink window is the only one that is covered if it rains, as long as the awning is at least part way open. Makes for good flow thru with the maxxfan.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #13
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I can't post a pic (yes, I'm one of the "idiots" who posts online that I'm out camping), but don't forget how much light is lost in getting a screened (opening) window versus a non-screened one. I think there is a comparison pic in my profile album somewhere. Just another consideration...
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this maybe the link Karen mentioned.

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Old 04-27-2016, 06:33 AM   #15
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We have the opening version. While I agree the screen cuts vision and some of the light as one would expect, the benefits of having it open out weight the screens intrusion, at least for us. We did not get the stove vent hood so we use the window and fan for moisture control for the times we get stuck cooking inside.
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I love this forum; you guys are great! Even though I am a messy dishwasher, I rarely cook, so it isn't a huge problem. If you don't get the stove fan, what goes in that spot? Mrs. T
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We have the opening version. While I agree the screen cuts vision and some of the light as one would expect, the benefits of having it open out weight the screens intrusion, at least for us. We did not get the stove vent hood so we use the window and fan for moisture control for the times we get stuck cooking inside.
Same for us ,the ventilation is important to us even though we have the stove hood . The kitchen and bath windows are our favorites in whole trailer . Our bath slides up and down ,great for passing hose if needed to flush black tank also . kitchen is awning but not the new awning window . Pat
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Okay, we are getting the opened kitchen window.

Two more questions.
In our bed at home, we had to cut holes in the plywood base of our bed to keep it from mildewing under the mattress. We are thinking that venting is good. If we have vents added to the closed parts of the Escape 19, where should we put them?

We saw some posts that recommended adding a light above the dinette to help prevent headliner sagging. Is that a good idea?
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In our bed at home, we had to cut holes in the plywood base of our bed to keep it from mildewing under the mattress. We are thinking that venting is good. If we have vents added to the closed parts of the Escape 19, where should we put them?

We saw some posts that recommended adding a light above the dinette to help prevent headliner sagging. Is that a good idea?
Some of the folks use a venting layer under the mattress to keep condensation from happening under and around it. If that's your concern it may work better then holes in the plywood. I forget the name of the product.

There are also folks who have put small vents in the under bed storage to keep that area vented. 2 different purposes.

We have a light over the table but it's not a 19, I use it for light purposes but I guess an added benny is helping to hold up the headliner, never really thought about it.
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