Screening an emergency escape window - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Screening an emergency escape window

Been trying to figure out the best, and maybe more important to me, easiest way to screen it and still have it be easy to open for ventilation. So far, I've thought of attaching screen with velcro. Any other ideas? Thanks

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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If the window frame is steel, magnet strips could work. Which trailer is this for?

I guess I got lucky. My trailer's emergency window came with a screen in place and a hinged push rod for opening.

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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I did mine in "Nest Egg" last year, took a pre made window screen that expanded to fit inside the frame and cut a custom made light wood frame to secure. Held window open with a wooden dowel, with fan on it was nice sleeping next to it.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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The one on the Scamp comes screened as well and it opens up together with the hatch using the same handle.

Magnetic strips or velcro would do the trick - although I have not had a lot of luck getting magnets to work well on any of the metals in my trailer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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Hi Bob -

Even though we no longer have our EggCamper - I still enjoy visiting from time to time ;-)

Our current camper also is without a screen, but opens from the bottom/hinged at the top like your EggCamper. I came across this newer style window made today, which has a screen, lever locking bar that also acts to prop out the window. I think we could emulate this design and make it work. A velcro attached screen and a prop 'stick' might do the trick? It would sure be nice to have extra fresh air especially during rainy weather ;-)

I have attached a couple pix of a window with the screen and lever latch - other is a close-up of the lever style latch, for your review.

Bill - WGO View 24J DeWitt, MI
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