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Old 04-02-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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Emergency Exit window

Just had this window defogged in my '07 CC Allure. We want to "test" the window after it is reinstalled, but we are told that it will break the top seal where the hinge is, and then will need to be reinstalled. This is the large slider window over the dinette (red lock on the right side that releases the window to swing out from the bottom). Looking for a quick answer - window to be installed today. Thanks!!
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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I was told the emergency windows were a one use situation. Dave Root who defogged mined recommended not trying it. Something about cables running to latches that may break once activated and the window coming off the hinge. I too wanted to confirm they worked.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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Rod,

Thanks for your post. The window was reinstalled and the Exit release latch tested. They opened and closed the window about 4" several times to test the release mechanism. All worked well and they then resealed the top of the window where the Exit window hinge is located.
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This topic was discussed last year but I was still wondering about the emergency windows. Has anyone opened there window. My bedroom window has the latch on one side. Dave Root had told me they didn't go back together very well after use. It seems like were betting our lives on the latch.Any thoughts?
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Fortunately, we can open and close our emergency windows for daily use.

Benefit of owning a ancient, low technology rig.
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I did call country coach and they were not sure how the window worked either and had no information regarding the vendor. I still have some feelers out. It surprises me that I did not get more of a dialogue regarding such an important topic. I think some of the windows just open so there is not much to figure out. The window I have in the back of the coach only has one latch on the left side and there must be some type of latch in the window frame on the right but its not visible. I seem to recall seeing the same design on other coaches.I will post for the record if I get any info.
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In my limited sample of three different vehicles, 100% of emergency windows are stuck tight and could not be opened in an emergency.
Mine get opened at least once a year because if you leave it until an emergency, you might not be able to open it.

Of course any top hinged escape window is just about impossible to get through even when you do get it open so I guess it may not matter too much - die from smoke inhalation, or from a broken neck when you hit the ground head first.
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