framless window operation - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2020, 08:23 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Auburn, Washington
Trailer: 1967 Newport
Posts: 5
framless window operation

My wife has arthritic hands, so we wonder if the framless knob would be more difficult than a simple latch on the framed windows?

jerbonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2020, 09:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Eggscape's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19
Posts: 2,170

Having worked with a person that did not have enough power in their fingers to turn the key to start a vehicle or unlock a door...

You could always screw on a bar as large as your wife needs to the front of the round knob on the frameless window openers. You could literally open and close the window with a closed fist.

With the sliding windows I think the finger action to unlock the window and grab the window to open it would take more finger power than might be available... if not now... maybe in the future.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 63FCA74A-73ED-42E2-A088-229DD27D930C.jpg (122.8 KB, 23 views)

So many little time.
Eggscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2020, 10:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
diannelgraham's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Snohomish, Washington
Trailer: 2017 19 foot Escape sold, 21C on order
Posts: 267
Originally Posted by jerbonez View Post
My wife has arthritic hands, so we wonder if the framless knob would be more difficult than a simple latch on the framed windows?
I also have very bad arthritic fingers, I have no problems opening the windows
diannelgraham is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 01:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Redwood City, California
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Posts: 284
I've been able to operate them without too much trouble even during a carpal tunnel flare-up. The knob is fairly large and, well, knobbly, so it's fairly easy to get a good grip on.
Defenestrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 11:49 AM   #5
Senior Member
h2owmn's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Placerville, California
Trailer: 2018 Escape 17A double dinette
Posts: 1,331
I use a piece of foam mattress topper (maybe 4 inches wide by 3 inches thick) with a slot cut in the bottom placed over the couple of knobs that tend to vibrate opening in transit. They could easily be left in place providing a cushy and less rigid grip.

Or Ed's idea might be made to slip over the knob temporarily so it could be used with any window, which is both more elegant and less visible.
--Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced older woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. --Dorothy Sayers
h2owmn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.