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Old 05-18-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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'08 Camelot 40' PDQ Emergency Window Missing?

Both the forward side-window on the big driver slide and the passenger-side bedroom window have the big red "EXIT" stickers, but only the bedroom window has the red latches at the bottom of the frame. The driver-slide window is just a regular window & frame like the one next to it - no latches.

Does that mean the window/frame were replaced at some time in the past, or did it come that way?
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:18 AM   #2
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Mine is the same. Front exit window is just a regular slider.
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Thanks, Ben.


Well, isn't that odd? Wonder why they'd specifically designate it as an EXIT window?

The NorCold frig is long-gone, so I have that much less of a fire-hazard to worry about , but it is good to know in any case. Might invest in one of those televised fancy window-breaker tools, or just keep a hammer nearby.
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My 08 is the same. I'm told you have to push the window out from the bottom to use it as an exit. The exit window in the bedroom was stuck so I had to use a block of wood and a hammer to free it up. Sprayed 303 on the window frame and the sill and it's been free ever since.
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I was planning on just sliding mine open !
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"I was planning on just sliding mine open !". Oops! Duh!



Good idea to check them once in awhile, as you noted, Bob. When I tested the bedroom window on my Endeavor, I thought I'd end up breaking the frame before it finally gave way.
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Well, isn't that odd? Wonder why they'd specifically designate it as an EXIT window?

The NorCold frig is long-gone, so I have that much less of a fire-hazard to worry about , but it is good to know in any case. Might invest in one of those televised fancy window-breaker tools, or just keep a hammer nearby.

My 2004 Alpine also has a designated EXIT window on the driver side slide without the latches on the bottom, but the latch for the sliding portion of the window is red. I believe that since the sliding pane is more that 2' square, it can be designated as an EXIT. Not sure of the exact minimum dimension, but I know that a similar requirement applies to houses and points of exits.


As mentioned by others, the window is probably factory, not a replacement.
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Rusty,
Go check the bedroom exit window to make sure it is not "glued" shut. Mine was just like Bob's. Then, in Quartszite about 10 years ago, a group of us went from coach to coach checking the bedroom exit windows. Mine was like 90% of the others - stuck.

Once freed up, it has not stuck since, although I still check it the first day of each trip when I go to bed.
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Go check the bedroom exit window to make sure it is not "glued" shut. Mine was just like Bob's. Then, in Quartszite about 10 years ago, a group of us went from coach to coach checking the bedroom exit windows. Mine was like 90% of the others - stuck.

Once freed up, it has not stuck since, although I still check it the first day of each trip when I go to bed.
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I did the same after reading posts regarding emergency exits, and "freed up" the ones in my coach which had become firmly stuck. I, too, check them before each trip.


Caution! Be careful not to let them swing out too far as some (most?) will detach from the overhead hinge and drop to the ground when extended out a certain amount.
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Huh, how about that. Had the Camelot about a year before I noticed the window decal, and just now saw that the latch is red. And here my wife sez I don't pay attention!


I'm glad the 'sticking frame' discussion got brought up. Definitely something to check for everyone!
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My 04 Windsor has emergency exit window, drivers left with red handle latches, but no exit sign anywhere. Same with the right rear bedroom window. Both do swing open at the bottom.
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Interesting. My coach does have the red handles. The Contessa, Camelot, and Scepter are pretty much the same.
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Tankcj - Is that the bedroom or living room window that has the latches?


Quite possibly these may be more of the pervasive "no two snowflakes alike" findings with our coaches.
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Tankcj - Is that the bedroom or living room window that has the latches?


Quite possibly these may be more of the pervasive "no two snowflakes alike" findings with our coaches.
Living room...right behind the driver. The bedroom has the same latched also.
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