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Old 10-03-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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Can't leave the windows open???

My 1977 Trillium had the jaloise style windows, I could leave them open in a downpour and never get water in my boat.

So I traded up, got the 2007 17b with the sliding windows, when it rains, I have to close everything up tight, even the roof vent.

Not very good when you want to leave it at the storage place, I always left the windows open a bit.

What does everybody do, how many different styles of windows did Escape use, the new flush mount Windows look slick.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
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Not sure why you would have to close the roof vent, unless it's not the same Maxx Fan model that's on my 2008. I have the opening front window, so I can open it, under the open rock guard. There is airflow, even with the rock guard closed.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:56 PM   #3
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I like the pencil tray you've got on your window sill.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:08 PM   #4
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Rubbermaid tray. Depends on your window frame if it will clip on or not.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
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MaxxAir Window/Maxx was an excellent solution. I believe they have stopped making them. Perhaps E-bay might have them.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:37 PM   #6
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That is why we opted for the awning kitchen window on our 21' that is from the 19', instead of the usual 21' kitchen slider. At storage though, we do not leave windows open but may leave a fan vent open. Use Damprid. When camping, we have the awning window open every night, and the bath window also, even though it is an up and down slider. If it starts raining hard though or is wind and rain, we close those and just keep the fan vents open. Maybe you could replace one of your windows.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:53 PM   #7
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I left our trailer in my brothers barn in Montana. I left it closed up tight with a large absorbent tub sitting in the middle of the floor in a bucket. I guess there are different opinions which way is better. To vent or Not to vent that is the question.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:29 PM   #8
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Here is what I did, I sold my Escape with sliding windows and got the new model with awning windows.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:55 PM   #9
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Doug, you can add a vent cover, you see them an many if not most rv's.

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:13 PM   #10
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I was disappointed about the Windows also -- but I recognized it before we got our trailer. We have the kitchen window and can leave that open. I suppose we could leave the emergency window open too -- but we don't use that one so much since one false move and the screen falls out.
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