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Old 09-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #31
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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.
We're taking about the window opening when the trailer is stopped, not for ventilation when it is moving...:
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:48 PM   #32
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My 17B has a front window that opens. It is covered by the rock guard while traveling and the rock guard also protects the open window from rain when at camp.
That window/rockguard combo was discontinued by the manufacturer, or ETI would likely still be using it.
I've had no issues.
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:47 PM   #33
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We're taking about the window opening when the trailer is stopped, not for ventilation when it is moving...:
Actually I did think you wanted it open when stopped. With the amount of dust/dirt I have seen on my back window I would think the glass would very quickly become scratched when sliding it sideways. Driving with it open on a dusty road would obviously quickly fill the trailer with grit.
The emergency awning window would be a better choice on the back but I would be surprised if it was available in a size to match the existing one.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #34
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Inside there is a long lever that when released acts like a long support for the window when pressed open.
Ah, there we go - the missing piece. Thanks.
I have a Hehr egress window in a different RV, and because it is not setup for ventilation it doesn't have that operator (just the red-handled catches). That means changing out the whole window to get convenient ventilation in my current RV, but that if any of us want a fully-opening rear window in a Escape, it can be done.

Is the angle of opening adjustable, or is it all-or-nothing? I had a house with awning type windows that had an operating lever which were best used fully-open; they could be left half-open but the handle then protruded awkwardly into the room, and with this Hehr design partway open I would wonder if the lever/prop would protrude similarly.


I think the issue of sliding a dirty (due to road grime) window would be effectively addressed by the swing-out design of ventilating egress window.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:52 PM   #35
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My 17B has a front window that opens. It is covered by the rock guard while traveling and the rock guard also protects the open window from rain when at camp.
That window/rockguard combo was discontinued by the manufacturer, or ETI would likely still be using it.
I've had no issues.
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If you could I sure would like to see couple of pictures of your front window both in the open and closed position . My piont about structural soundness of the fiberglass walls on our trailers is that because of the movement .The frame of a larger window that opens and closes would have to make up for the movement in the walls. Which would add to a higher base cost of the windows. It's not that a window can't be made to work on a fiberglass trailer case in point is your window works well on your trailer. Some where somebody made a decision that the cost profit grief ratio was not worth the manufacturing of a windows that opens for the front of RV trailers.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:23 PM   #36
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Here are interior and exterior in partially open position.
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File Type: jpg Opening front window.jpg (99.0 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Opening front window ext.jpg (162.9 KB, 10 views)
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Gbaglo ,
Thanks for so quickly posting the pictures of your front window. It is very interesting how the stone guard seal on the outside of the window frame. I can easily see why there would be a interest in having windows that open like yours. Once again thanks for sharing your pictures.
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:32 AM   #38
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And we used to have the same window in our trailer, but replaced it with a non opening one, we always seemed to be camping in the pouring rain and in the "driving" it did come in sometimes.... No issues mow.
But then we had no opening windows in the front of the trailer so a couple months ago switched out the two side front ones for the flip out opening ones . I love them!
Bit by bit our trailer is getting newer! LOL
( think the new screen door will be next!)
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An advantage of the sliding window that I only recently discovered, is that you can leave it open, with the rock guard closed to assist ventilation ( top vent open ) when the trailer is locked up. No one is the wiser.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #40
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And we used to have the same window in our trailer, but replaced it with a non opening one, we always seemed to be camping in the pouring rain and in the "driving" it did come in sometimes.... No issues mow.
But then we had no opening windows in the front of the trailer so a couple months ago switched out the two side front ones for the flip out opening ones . I love them!
Bit by bit our trailer is getting newer! LOL
( think the new screen door will be next!)
Where did you get the flip out windows? were they hard to swap out? Do you remember what they cost?
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