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Old 04-05-2019, 10:46 AM   #15
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many gas coaches have a drivers door
i think one of those could be used to replace bedroom window then you would be getting out at floor level
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by TXTiger View Post
try keeping a step stool under your window to help in getting out.
We gave that approach some thought as well but realized that our heads hitting the ceiling might still prevent getting our feet 36" off the floor to get both legs out at the same time. That might have been do-able back when I wore a younger man's clothes!

Still hoping someone has made a 32" x 32" (the height and width available below the window) door that could be installed.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:58 AM   #17
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You can modify the escape ladders to work with the narrower RV walls.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:00 PM   #18
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Escape ladder won't work, period. Where you going to store it close enough to the escape? It will get tangled up, time needed to set it up is too short. Did you both practice using it?
Just get the hell out and know what your going to do ahead of time.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:10 PM   #19
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Its not the drop out of the window that gets you.....its the sudden stop!

A lady in a seat next to me on a plane near the emergency exit door once asked me...."Do you think you would be able to open that door in an emergency"? I told her.....if it needs to be opened just get out of the way and follow me.

Its amazing the feats you can do when you have adrenaline and fear streaming through your bloodstream. Take it from me....after 44 years as a PO, I can attest to that!

My 2000 Discovery bedroom windows are the large slide to the side emergency exit ones. I've tested the handles and tilted them open to make sure they are not stuck. I wiped a little silicone on the seals as well so they don't stick to the side of the coach when needed to be opened.
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