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Old 09-21-2014, 12:32 PM   #21
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I'm sure every Escape model has a suitable egress (emergency exit) window as standard equipment. The only reason to discuss changing out a window to get the egress feature is that sleepy wants one on the back to be able to load kayaks into the trailer.

Charlie was asking for a slider in the back, presumably for ventilation, and the egress feature wouldn't address that very well.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #22
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I'm sure every Escape model has a suitable egress (emergency exit) window as standard equipment. The only reason to discuss changing out a window to get the egress feature is that sleepy wants one on the back to be able to load kayaks into the trailer.

Charlie was asking for a slider in the back, presumably for ventilation, and the egress feature wouldn't address that very well.
Brian, I prop my EM Escape window open for ventilation in my 19 near the bed. It has a screen and is my best window for ventilation, even in the rain.
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:44 PM   #23
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Brian, I prop my EM Escape window open for ventilation in my 19 near the bed. It has a screen and is my best window for ventilation, even in the rain.
When a top-hinged egress window is also a slider, the screen is attached to the swinging frame... but if the window is propped open in use, this is not a slider. This suggests that the screen is on the fixed part of the window frame, so you remove the screen, turn the red handles to unfasten the window, prop it open, and replace the screen. Steve, do I have that right? I agree that would give excellent ventilation, and although the screen would be inconvenient it's great to know that setup is available.
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When a top-hinged egress window is also a slider, the screen is attached to the swinging frame... but if the window is propped open in use, this is not a slider. This suggests that the screen is on the fixed part of the window frame, so you remove the screen, turn the red handles to unfasten the window, prop it open, and replace the screen. Steve, do I have that right? I agree that would give excellent ventilation, and although the screen would be inconvenient it's great to know that setup is available.
Mine is not a slider and the screen stays attached when you prop the window open, I believe you punch the screen out from the inside in emergency and it falls on the ground outside so it is clipped on from the outside.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #25
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That's the way ours is, Steve, but we don't use it for ventilation. We just open the other one. I also find that putting the Maxx fan on will even cool the back bed area in no time if it is hot.
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Mine is not a slider and the screen stays attached when you prop the window open, I believe you punch the screen out from the inside in emergency and it falls on the ground outside so it is clipped on from the outside.
Okay, the release levers are not covered by the screen, so you can open the egress panel without the screen getting in the way, but how do get at the hinged window panel to prop it open without moving the screen? Do you prop it from outside?
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #27
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Just wondered while sitting in the rear of our 21 why ETI didn't offer a slider window option in the rear instead of just a fixed window? Wish I had thought to ask for it on the build sheet...........Anyone changed their rear window out?
Hi Charie ,
I agree with everyone on the potential water leak problems with opening windows in the front and back of a travel trailer. But I think another big reason for not having large opening windows on the front and back of a fiberglas RV trailer is structural. There is just to much movement on are fiberglass trailer walls for larger opening windows to work well. Just look at your egress window on your trailer with the window open the bottom ledge of the window is like wet noddle. Now when you look at the larger fixed windows on our trailers and push on them they feel much more structurally sound because they are acting as one solid unit.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:50 PM   #28
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Having dragged our first 17' Escape and now our 19' down miles of gravel road where the dust at times is unbelievable I wouldn't want to open a window on the back of the trailer!!! I remember Reace or Tammy saying that's the reason for a fixed window.
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Mark, you may be correct on a structural problem but don't think they got to it. There are some Escapes with an opening window in front, however. Early on, there were trailers with windows on the front that were getting water in from traveling down the road. Hence, the type of window covers that we have on the front became standard. And there is all of that dust Paul mentions on the back. Would be a constant cleaning problem.

Guess someone could have such a cover put in back by an RV place. Maybe other trailers sometimes have such a thing.
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Okay, the release levers are not covered by the screen, so you can open the egress panel without the screen getting in the way, but how do get at the hinged window panel to prop it open without moving the screen? Do you prop it from outside?
Brian, you need to look at one of these windows, Because you apparently haven't, you have made several incorrect assumptions. Inside there is a long lever that when released acts like a long support for the window when pressed open. It is all operated from the inside.
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