Originally Posted by havingfunnow
I am learning a lot. Thank you all! David, I really appreciate the extensive analysis.
I'm going to have to think carefully about windows/escape options, Carol. Maybe it would be possible to replace one old window with a new one that functions as a hatch. (I'm pretty sure you're right about kicking a window -- but the grandkids aren't old enough!)
I think an escape
window/hatch is an absolute necessity in any trailer and wouldn't think of sleeping in one that lacked that second exit point.
As for the possibility that I'd allow my Grandchildren
anywhere near such a unit...can anyone say "when donkeys fly"?
Especially in units with propane
appliances, the most likely place for a fire is the kitchen and in most trailers that's between the door and the sleeping area. Passing through a propane
fire in order to escape
it is NOT the way to come out unscathed.
jalousie vs. escape window: I use my escape window for ventilation all the time!
It's also most convenient for bug control, since any that get in seem to congregate on that big expanse of glass, and I just open it and sweep them out.