Some like and some don't but Happy Traveler RV Park near Bush Gardens in the Tampa area and about 1 hour from Disney. Guard from 6 pm to 6 am. Older park, trees, in some areas lots of leaves, a real pain but the shade is nice. Wireless/cable is spotty but if staying for some length of time you can have Verizon of Bright House hook you up for nominal monthly fees. Pets allowed. Don't know rates but comparable to most other parks in the area. New clubhouse for activities.
I agree with the "How fast an RV goes up in flames" it is difficult to believe. The Halon sounds like a good idea, maybe overly expensive but a good automatic system to protect your unit.
On to another part of the original question.
I have an 03 Cedar Creek, it has 2 emergency windows, one over the sofa and another over the headboard of the bed. Due to an unfortunate incident (It would have been a winner on Americas Funniest Home Videos", ask my other half), I will briefly describe my experience with the lower of the 2 windows, living room. Upon just buying the unit we went in for the night. The door handle felt funny when I closed it, needless to say it had broken, no way to open the door from the inside, only the outside, hummmm I'm inside and no tools, just bought unit. (Think you are getting the overall picture). Decided to go out the emergency window in the living room. First off, it's miles higher than it looks, believe me....I know. OK, I'm not extremely heavy but being over 60 I do have a gut, needless to say it caught on the window sill while trying to gently drop to the ground, hands slipped, didn't want to break window, fell to the ground major OUCH and to add insult to injury wife was laughing so much she couldn't even begin to have any sympathy for me. Needless to say will never use it again unless life & limb are in dire straights. You might want to try using your emergency exit in a non emergency situation to see how usable it really is.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it........
I disagree. Have a Cedar Creek and it has China made shocks. None of my local auto parts stores could match it up. Finally went to a local trailer supply which had the same/correct replacement shock but was shocked to say the least at the price, around $50 each.
Found an RV salvage yard that sold surplus stuff and bought 4 @ 2 for $20. So far, due to weather, have got 2 on and hope to get the other 2 on during the upcoming week.
My shocks may be different than yours but closed they are 7 1/2", open 11 1/2" and have long studs on each end. No hole mounts, just the studs. No one had a cross reference to them even with a call to Monroe for a replacement item. If someone finds out something different I would love to be able to find a local part number to get local replacement of them.