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Old 03-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #15
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
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That's a great video to watch! Even though our window is only 7' above the ground, I think at our age the escape ladder is still our best bet!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #17
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After watching that video the DW is having me open the fire escape window....we've never opened it????? GREAT FORUM!!!
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I'm going to practice that before the next trip.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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I know it's a pretty good drop but if I'm trapped in the bedroom with the fridge blazin' away I'll go out that window the quickest way possible.
I agree.
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Just thinking....if you ease out the window and let yourself down with your arms you should touch the ground.
Not all emergency exits are created equal. The emergency exit in my Vista is located in the rear bathroom, is 2 feet wide by 1 & 1/2 feet high, and 7 & 1/4 feet from the bottom of the opened windowsill to the ground. I am NOT misleading you when I say that I've been trying to figure out how to go out that window feet first since I bought the coach in January... forget an emergency when seconds count! I've already told myself that I would allow the DW to hit that window while I would break out the even smaller window on the slide at the head of the bed (those "standard" small forward/rearward windows on bedroom slides). I'm also thinking about an emergency step stool and glass (plastic) breakage device... ahem, hammer, that I can use to just break through the plastic skylight dome in the Vista's larger than normal shower, and just come down the rear ladder, but I'm still working on that one in my mind.
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Not all emergency exits are created equal. The emergency exit in my Vista is located in the rear bathroom, is 2 feet wide by 1 & 1/2 feet high, and 7 & 1/4 feet from the bottom of the opened windowsill to the ground. I am NOT misleading you when I say that I've been trying to figure out how to go out that window feet first since I bought the coach in January... forget an emergency when seconds count! I've already told myself that I would allow the DW to hit that window while I would break out the even smaller window on the slide at the head of the bed (those "standard" small forward/rearward windows on bedroom slides). I'm also thinking about an emergency step stool and glass (plastic) breakage device... ahem, hammer, that I can use to just break through the plastic skylight dome in the Vista's larger than normal shower, and just come down the rear ladder, but I'm still working on that one in my mind.
Well, a 5 ft tall person has at least 18 in of arm length overhead. If you go out belly down and feet first and grab the bottom of the sill and extend arms.....
I'm thinkin the extra foot of drop should not be too bad.
Personally, in the thick of absolute panic, we wont be taking the time or even thinking of a ladder, nor envision finding the rungs with our feet.
Just sayin..

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Well, a 5 ft tall person has at least 18 in of arm length overhead. If you go out belly down and feet first and grab the bottom of the sill and extend arms.....
I'm thinkin the extra foot of drop should not be too bad.
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I'm thinking you misread my previous post... I still can't figure a way to go out feet first, never mind the pressure/anxiety/priority of having a fire licking at the door while trying to do it. There is nothing on the inside to grab on while swinging the feet out the window.
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Are you sure there isn't another window that could be an emergency exit ? They usually have red handles.
I'd be surprised if Winnebago didn't provide one.
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Are you sure there isn't another window that could be an emergency exit ? They usually have red handles.
I'd be surprised if Winnebago didn't provide one.
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Our new Thor Challenger has three exit windows, two in the bedroom with red handles and one in the living area that just slides open to provide a person sized hole. I looked at the back window exit from the outside, and I think it would be possible to go out the window feet first and get one foot on to the existing ladder, so maybe no additional hardware is required after all.
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If you reach your arms above your head, I would think that you are probably more than six feet tall...? If you climb out of the window carefully, your feet will be on the ground while you're still holding onto the window sill. When your wife comes out, you can catch her.
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Are you sure there isn't another window that could be an emergency exit ? They usually have red handles.
I'd be surprised if Winnebago didn't provide one.
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Positive! As much as I love the Vista 35B, I can't figure that one out either. The rearmost leftside window in the rear bath is the only emergency window. Moving forward, you have the typical rearward facing and forward facing small windows on the bedroom slide at the head of the bed, two equally small windows at the bunks (one for each bunk), then you're in the lounge with the typical two left side sliders that are not emergency windows, but large enough to get out of. So the bottom line is that for the four sleeping occupants aft the refer, you have a single 2 foot wide by 1 & 1/2 foot high emergency window, 7 & 1/4 feet from the ground, and again, not to mention that there is nothing in the bathroom to grip or position against to go out feet first.
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