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Old 08-16-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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How Difficult Is It To Close Emergency Window?

When we bought our camper the factory told us to be careful not to accidentally open the emergency window because it's very difficult to properly close it again, and that it's helpful to use two people to close it properly. Is it really that difficult?
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Can't speak to the Eggcamper, but on my 89 Casita, it's the rubber gasket that can be difficult to replace properly when the window has been opened. It is possible to do with one person, but it can also be frustrating. Perhaps that's what he's refering to, because if the gasket isn't exactly right (on mine) it will cause a leak issue.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:50 AM   #3
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I opened mine just to make sure it works in case of an emergency and with someone outside and just a firm push on the window i was easily able to re-latch it on the inside.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Scamp has a large roof vent that is the Emerg exit. Very easy to open and close with a simple latch. Now if you can actually pull yourself up through it is another matter. :-)
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
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Carol, My thought is that if the trailer would get blown over on it's right side you would have a way out.

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Scamp has a large roof vent that is the Emerg exit. Very easy to open and close with a simple latch. Now if you can actually pull yourself up through it is another matter. :-)
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #6
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Carol, My thought is that if the trailer would get blown over on it's right side you would have a way out.

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Or if the door was blocked for some reason, blown down tree, etc.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #7
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Or if the door was blocked for some reason, blown down tree, etc.
Yup for sure it is a way out. I tried for fun to use it - actually I was trying to fix something on the roof but at the time I wondered if someone shorter than me might have a problem getting up high enough to pull themselves out.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
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Scamp has a large roof vent that is the Emerg exit. Very easy to open and close with a simple latch. Now if you can actually pull yourself up through it is another matter. :-)
Mine has a fantastic fan, an antenna,an airconditioner, and a bulkhead wall for the front bath. No room for an escape hatch.
The sliding rear window offers an alternative way to the "Giant Egress".
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Okay, I tried the emergency window and don't see what the fuss was about. It closed just fine, and I was able to pull it in from the inside without anyone pushing from the outside.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:58 PM   #10
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Yeah... kind of like what a plumber once told me... that if you move the lever on the pressure relief on a water heater, it will never seal again and will need to be replaced. I have actually done it many times, and they have never leaked... Ever. I have a water heater that I use for purposed other than home water heating, and I use the pressure relief valve all the time. Never leaks.
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Is it possible the warning is for the one in a thousand times it MIGHT be difficult to close and the manufacturer was compelled to give fair warning to prevent a condition that may cause the manufacturer $$$ or time?
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Aren't those for hunting deer on the Scamp?

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