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Old 04-06-2020, 01:14 PM   #1
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Escape windows, only one source for them?

Is it true the escape hehr awning windows are custom made for them by the manufacturer for the opening width tolerance, thus, the only place to get new replacements is from Escape plus shipping from Canada to US customers? I Saw a post mention this but cant find it. Thanks in advance.
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I mentioned in another post that showed pictures of the new style window closing mechanism. No longer a knob but a lever that you turn. I called Escape and inquired about switching out the knob and was told that Hehr was bought out by Lippert who now makes the windows. Dustin was not sure the lever would work as these are relatively new for 2020 model.
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I was wondering about the 2017, 2018 and 2019 and before trailers with the knob hehr awning thermal windows. I think it was in delamination thread an owner said you can only get them from escape because they are custom made only for escape. Anyone else remember that post? Thanks.
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I purchased a replacement window for the door in my 2011 Escape 17B from Hehr, but had to give them the sticker info on the frame of the old window. Hehr said they custom make them for Escape.
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Where did you purchase your window from Vermilye? Thanks in advance
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Where did you purchase your window from Vermilye? Thanks in advance
Directly from Hehr, although that was in 2013. Since they have been purchased by Lippert, I don't know if they will still sell directly to a customer.

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3501 County Road 6 East
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I mentioned in another post that showed pictures of the new style window closing mechanism. No longer a knob but a lever that you turn. I called Escape and inquired about switching out the knob and was told that Hehr was bought out by Lippert who now makes the windows. Dustin was not sure the lever would work as these are relatively new for 2020 model.



Can you post a picture of the new style closing mechanism. I did a search and could not find it.
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My 2019 E21 knob is round, with maybe 8 indents, they switched to a 3 knob round later in 2019 and the current 2020 is a oblong 2 knob. Your contact person should be able to provide pictures. There is really no say in the decision, there is only one manufacturer of the window now that Hehr was bought out by Lippert.
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Can you post a picture of the new style closing mechanism. I did a search and could not find it.
If you go the ETI website and look at pictures of their current available inventory units, I think their new 2020 window knobs look very much like this:

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Window-P...8aAoGVEALw_wcB

May not be the exact one, but looks very similar. -Bea
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so is there a change in the closing mechanism?, or just the closing knob
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Just the knob.......
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I wonder if this new know would cause one to over tighten vs the old style round knob? Any thoughts?
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I went out and removed my round knob, the screw is smaller than the one shown at eTrailer. May not work in switching to the lever type. Besides the round knob has more surface area for the pipe insulation to grab and keep them closed. Not sure if the newer windows vibrate open sometimes.
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