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Old 06-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Hi Escapers,
I've been reading now and again, but haven't posted.
We're about to head out on our first Greyt Escape of the year, and I was wondering...How do you all stay cool, or at least dry, with no electric when it rains and you have to open windows?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:33 AM   #2
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Try this link: Have fun
http://escapeforum.org/index.php?top...sg4217#msg4217
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Through years of experience, in a '71 Boler and various stick builts, that the trick to staying dry in the rain when windows are open, is to be inside rather than outside.

Three more weeks before our delivery and then the ability to try this technique first hand in the Escape.

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Thanks for asking the question and for the reply on the Windowmaxx. That look's like a great solution for us. We own a 15B and when the awning is out and if it rains, the water running off is directly over the rear passenger side window. If that window is open the water splashes inside the trailer. As a result we have to leave it closed at night for fear it rains overnight. Thanks for the info again.

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:15 PM   #5
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

I lower one side of the awning for water run off during rain storms.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:03 AM   #6
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Hippo,

You should have stuck around for the wind off Lake Osoyoos.
After laying awake for an hour listening to the awning banging and thrashing, I got up at 2 AM and rolled it up. I am quite proud that I was able to close it, in the dark, after a few beers, and while half asleep. But, I knew that I wouldn't sleep at all, if I lay awake, waiting to see if the wind got worse. At least it wasn't raining.

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 AM   #7
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

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I lower one side of the awning for water run off during rain storms.
I think this is referring to the water off the roof, that runs along the connection of the awning to the trailer. It's not a great amount of water, but if your window is open..... My AC unit's condensation tends to want to flow around this window as well. Lowering one side of your awning away from the trailer sure helps to divert the rain water in the direction where it will drain away from your trailer best.
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Oops, problem isn't when the awning is out, but more when rolled up. If the trailer is slightly tilted back then it runs down right where the window opens.

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Old 06-13-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

Although the WindowMaxx may work on the larger Escapes, the rear awning arm on the 15' prevents installation of the WindowMaxx. According to the Maxx website the minimum clearance is approximately 2 inches.
(See http://www.maxxair.com/7-window-maxx/9-window-maxx.html)
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:35 AM   #10
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Re: Staying dry with open windows in the rain

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