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Old 08-23-2016, 10:25 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Stealth01 View Post
How many of you have checked your emergency exits to confirm they are operational??
Good point, check and open the emergency windows twice a year. The first time after buying the coach, the windows were very difficult to open.

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Old 08-23-2016, 10:39 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Bigd9 View Post
When we lost our first diesel coach to a fire, from the time we saw the smoke and called the fire department, till they got to us 13 minutes later, the coach was well engulfed as they say. Don't waste time getting "things" if you are inside when this happens. Just get out, and far away fast!

Picture is exactly 13 minutes after we saw smoke. Also right after three large explosions (probably tires) and a blow torch wall of flame that shot out 23 feet from the coach when the large propane tank vented. Notice how far away the fireman were?
Wow Pete, that's incredible and sad to see, terrible. I noticed all the siding on your shed melted away too. Did the shed make it through?

Sorry this happened to you, definitely one of my worst fears. Glad you weren't harmed.

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Old 08-24-2016, 09:38 AM   #31
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it might be just me... like to dig things to the bottom... although i still don't have an info on how to open an exit window on my country coach, here is a video showing the procedure on a fleetwood. hope it's beneficial for some of you:

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Old 08-24-2016, 09:53 AM   #32
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I always place my step ladder or a picnic table under the bedroom window which is also the rear emergency escape window. I also have two adjustable shower rods nearby as they are my closet door locks when traveling but have been removed to use the closet doors. They make a great window holder to keep the window open while climbing out.

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