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Old 05-18-2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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One more? about kitchen window

OK, another (hopefully) final question about the build sheet. This question is for all of the Escape owners with and without a kitchen window.

DH desires a window for a potential view, while I think that the remaining large windows are just fine. Also, in most camping situations, doesn't the kitchen window only give you a view of your neighbor's trailer?

So the question is, would you or would you not have a kitchen window in your trailer? Why or why not?
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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The neighbor's trailer is what you see at many private campgrounds where everyone is very close. We always have more room at public campgrounds and we may have a view from the kitchen window.

What we use the kitchen window mostly for is air, since it is an awning, so no problem if it starts raining. Can also talk through it. We open it and keep the Maxx fan open to circulate the air. In fact, I often open no window but that one, (but maybe the little bath window, too). Now if you have the other windows being awning, that might change the situation. At night though, usually only a little air is needed from that little window.
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One more? about kitchen window

It's been answered many times before, but we like the opening (awning style) kitchen window because it allows cross ventilation between the window and the Maxx Fan when it's storming and the awning isn't deployed or the entry door opened. No water gets inside, unlike a sliding window. We also like that when one of us is sitting under the awning, the other can see or hear us from inside. Lastly, any chance to add more light by adding even a small window is welcome to us. Makes seeing into the sink easier without turning a light on. I would have even added another awning style window above the stove if I had the option when it was built.


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We just had a view out ours of a gorgeous lake. No neighbor that way and no obstruction. Wifey loves the window, so I'm glad we did it.
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We're adding the kitchen window to our 19' due next March. I like looking out the window while washing dishes and for extra air circulation as it would be left open at night. Also the extra natural daylight is always a bonus.
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More great insights from experience. Again, these are things I hadn't considered. We are going with the bathroom window as well. It should help with the humidity and condensation for one. I had read somewhere in the forum that instead of getting an outside shower, the owners just hook a hose up to their sink To run out the bathroom window as an outdoor shower!

So, we are working on the build sheet right now. Thank you guys again for all of your prompt and thoughtful replies. Much appreciated! . .
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Ok, so I'm confused. From all the on-line pictures, I thought both the 19 and the 21 came with a window over the sink as standard equipment, and I didn't see an option in the on-line list of options to add/change the kitchen window. So, by default, is there NO window over the sink, and you have to add one if you want it? We want one and would be very disappointed if we slipped up and didn't ask for it on a build sheet. Dale
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:17 PM   #8
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I've decided to delete range hood & go with window based in other comments.
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Ok, so I'm confused. From all the on-line pictures, I thought both the 19 and the 21 came with a window over the sink as standard equipment, and I didn't see an option in the on-line list of options to add/change the kitchen window. So, by default, is there NO window over the sink, and you have to add one if you want it? We want one and would be very disappointed if we slipped up and didn't ask for it on a build sheet. Dale
The 21' comes with a big slider across the kitchen. The 19' does not and you can have a window added. We, however, substituted the 19' kitchen awning window for the usual slider in the 21' so we could have an awning window there. That's the one we open every night, rain or not, no problem. We may have the only 21' with a 19' window as people do not want to give up their big kitchen window. We are glad to have the awning window.
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Would that change the window on the 21' if you have the new framless windows which I understand are all awning type??
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