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Old 02-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation Have you Escaped?

This was the original question that spurred the "How safe is Trailering?" Poll.

Have you ever had occasion to use your trailer's emergency exit window or hatch? Do you know how it works? Do know if you have one?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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I have yet to figure out how you can not get to the door of any egg in an emergency.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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Greg, what would you do if a tree blew down and blocked the door while you were inside? And it has happened.

A number of years ago, my daughter went into the trailer and the wind caught the door and slammed it shut. The old door handle/lock spun and she was effectively trapped inside the Scamp. Remember, the key lock is only on the outside on a Scamp. Fortunately, I was outside and had the key in my pocket (which I don't normally carry) and I was able to unlock the door and get her out. IF both of us would have been inside and no one outside had the key, the only way to get out would have been the egress window or vent. I changed the door handle/lock as soon as I got home.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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Well I never think of trees anymore, here in my part of Tx there aren't any trees, but that could be a problem in other places. I'm glad everything turned out good. Really when I think escape I'm thinking fire and I figure you're never far from the door.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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Not sure I would call it an opportunity to have to use the emergency window, But I for one am thankful it's there if needed............


I did have to crawl thru the Casita's dinning area window once last summer when my Dh hit the lock on the truck and locked the key's inside. Would have had to break a window in the truck (expensive) so I opted for slitting the screen on the Casita window and crawling in and getting my extra set of truck keys in my makeup bag...... Not fun, I have long legs and I am certainly not a little thing, plus we had just pulled into the rv park and I had did a few loads of laundry (Blankets, sheets, towels, clothes from being on the road for a couple of weeks) But we were heading to meet friends for dinner, so I threw it in on the captains chairs plus threw a few bags on the floor. Figuring to deal with it when we got back to the Casita.. So getting my bod and my long legs in that window and over everything without messing up my outfit for dinner out, was not so much fun! But I did it. So I am here to tell you, if need be I will give the emergency escape window a whirl!
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:40 AM   #6
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Hi: All...I've never had to use ours...but I sure know how it works!!!
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Donna, Are you saying that if a Scamp is locked witha key from the outside that it can't be opened from the inside?

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I opened mine just to be sure it works...
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:24 AM   #9
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I know it works on the Casita, were also in a Casita 16. Donna was speaking of a Scamp.

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Not sure I would call it an opportunity to have to use the emergency window, But I for one am thankful it's there if needed............


I did have to crawl thru the Casita's dinning area window once last summer when my Dh hit the lock on the truck and locked the key's inside. Would have had to break a window in the truck (expensive) so I opted for slitting the screen on the Casita window and crawling in and getting my extra set of truck keys in my makeup bag...... Not fun, I have long legs and I am certainly not a little thing, plus we had just pulled into the rv park and I had did a few loads of laundry (Blankets, sheets, towels, clothes from being on the road for a couple of weeks) But we were heading to meet friends for dinner, so I threw it in on the captains chairs plus threw a few bags on the floor. Figuring to deal with it when we got back to the Casita.. So getting my bod and my long legs in that window and over everything without messing up my outfit for dinner out, was not so much fun! But I did it. So I am here to tell you, if need be I will give the emergency escape window a whirl!
Just how long are those legs? and aren't you lucky it wasn't a skirt day.
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Just how long are those legs? and aren't you lucky it wasn't a skirt day.

Pretty long, my Dad was 6'4 and I had a longer inseam than him. But I am only 5'9. And I decided to go legs first rather than face first, figured it was easier once inside to stretch to reach a foot hold rather than face plant where ever gravity landed me!
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Pretty long, my Dad was 6'4 and I had a longer inseam than him. But I am only 5'9. And I decided to go legs first rather than face first, figured it was easier once inside to stretch to reach a foot hold rather than face plant where ever gravity landed me!
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Donna, Are you saying that if a Scamp is locked witha key from the outside that it can't be opened from the inside?

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Try it.... obviously with someone on the inside and someone on the outside with the key. My experience is NO.
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Try it.... obviously with someone on the inside and someone on the outside with the key. My experience is NO.
Or better yet, with the door left open?!
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