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Old 01-31-2013, 05:33 AM   #1
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hand rail?

Has anyone figured out what to to if someone flips the rail in the close position while you are in your rig, Other than having to get through the window?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Well said.
There are lots of things build in our units that don't make any sence and we keep buying them.
You are right it is actually a safety issue. But remove it and see the complaints
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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In all of our years of RVing -- 12 fulltime -- we've never had that happen, so it's not something I'm concerned about.
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NEVER even consider that until someone asked that the other day on one of the forums...

and like, DOOH, what would you do ?

cell phone to my camping buddies to say thanks for doing that and please come open it up now !

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oh, and I just replaced ours since I broke it last trip using it as a turning 'handle' when I went running after the dog that got out

the new one had a warning "To assist with balance only, not to stop a fall"
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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If your door side slide has an end window and your arms are long enough you might be able to reach it.
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That would provide an excellent opportunity/excuse to physically test exiting through your emergency escape window(s); something we all should do each year_before a fire forces a "test".
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If your door side slide has an end window and your arms are long enough you might be able to reach it.
good idea - I think that may work on mine

And Ray,
good reminder ---
always wondered about that ....

Does the window drop to the ground?

and is it difficult to reinstall after the test ?

(as you can tell, I've not tested during this first year of ownership )
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No, it's attached at the top and just swings open. Give it a try....EASY!
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Emergency exit

I would encourage everyone to try using their emergency exit before you really need it. One evening the screws in our door latch finally worked out and we could not open the door. Luckily my son-in-law was agile enough to slip through the exit window and lower himself to the ground. It would not be a pretty sight for me to throw DW out the window.
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I recommend watching this utube video made by macthefireguy.com
My wife and I can exit the RV via the living room escape window, but the bedroom escape window is far too small for me to exit. Our alternate escape from the bedroom is a sharp knife taped to the larger bedroom window. The knife will be used to cut away the rubber window seal inside and kick the window completely out. When the fire/smoke alarm sounds the condition of the RV is our last concern.
Whatever way one exits a burning RV, keep in mind the fire will always rush to the opening, which is a source of fresh air to feed the fire.
I apologize for running off-topic.
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I want to thank you fellow rv.rs for the feed back. I was just thinking ahead so I could get some pointers.
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