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Old 04-05-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Bedroom Escape Window

I think I goofed. Repairing blinds on bedroom window and needing to open the window, I pulled the red handle on the emergency escape window. I only pulled the handle down and didn't follow thru on the instructions to push out the window. But I guess I did "rotate" the handle by pulling it down. So I am unable to just reverse the move and push the handle up to relock it. The handle remains loose and I can't figure out how to secure it in the up position. I see a small cable on the bottom of the handle and I believe in rotating the handle down that cable has pulled something up from below...but I can't see just what that might be. Obviously I don't understand how the whole system works so don't know what I've down and how to correct it. The window glass itself seems secure but I am not pushing it (or pushing my luck). Can someone please chime in here . Thanks!


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Old 04-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Jim: This article states that all the RV emergency exit windows can be opened and reset..It is an update of an older article and the photos cannot be accessed.
Emergency Window Operation Followup | A Blog from RVtravel.com

My release handle does not have a cable attached....
Hopefully someone here will have better info. Posting info on your make and model may help.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have to really slam mine to get it latched again - and I mean REALLY SLAM
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What type of RV do you have? The emergency exit should be testable. You might have someone push from the outside to help get it back in position so you can latch it again. You might tilt it out first, to see if something needs a bit of lubrication.

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My rig is a 2000 National Tradewinds 7371. I've never noticed other rigs and whether these windows/latches are standard but the handle on mine is about 1/2" wide and looks like it should rotate back up and fit snuggly in the window frame. My imagination makes me think that the cable I see was taut before I "rotated" the handle and in doing so the cable was pulled up. Now, when I put the handle back in the up position, the cable does not tighten up. I'm not sure...that's just a thought. So maybe a little lube down on that cable might help. I did try pulling the handle toward the interior of the coach but the handle still would not seat. I'll wait for some more responses here and check the link that Hooligan provided. Will I get "busted" if I double-post this again to the National Owner's forum?

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This is the window. First picture shows me holding the latch where it should be. Second picture shows how it hangs down if I don't hold it up. Third picture is taken from the side showing how the latch nests in the window frame.

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Well I screwed up the pictures but you get the idea.

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