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I went thru this when my escape window actually flew off going down the highway. It was cheapest to have the unit sent to me and I simply removed the operable glass from new unit and placed in existing frame. $100 deductible on Comprehensive. So why make it difficult?????

FYI all RV window glass is tempered.


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I went thru this when my escape window actually flew off going down the highway. It was cheapest to have the unit sent to me and I simply removed the operable glass from new unit and placed in existing frame. $100 deductible on Comprehensive. So why make it difficult?????

FYI all RV window glass is tempered.


That's what I would do also.

Ron, seems that happens more often than you would think. Guy pulled in across from me last year. As he was outside doing his stuff, his wife came out of the 5th wheel visibly upset, looking up at their bedroom escape window that wasn't there.

Thanks heavens for Gorilla tape and cardboard.

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You might give these guys a call and see if you can get just the window glass.

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spud1957 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I went thru this when my escape window actually flew off going down the highway. It was cheapest to have the unit sent to me and I simply removed the operable glass from new unit and placed in existing frame. $100 deductible on Comprehensive. So why make it difficult?????

FYI all RV window glass is tempered.


That's what I would do also.

Ron, seems that happens more often than you would think. Guy pulled in across from me last year. As he was outside doing his stuff, his wife came out of the 5th wheel visibly upset, looking up at their bedroom escape window that wasn't there.

Thanks heavens for Gorilla tape and cardboard.

Scott


I didn't even know we had an escape window in the living area. I saw it fly off right in front of a Motorhome as I was passing and starting to pull in front of him. We both stopped, they said they saw it flopping as we were passing and when it hit it exploded and pcs hit their rig. No damage to them.

Pulling into Thousand Trails PalmSprings we were all the talk. Many said "your window is missing".

Received the new unit and installed the missing glass/frame. Latched in place and caulked that sucker shut from the outside with Black RTV caulking and removed the red handles and escape window sticker.

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I didn't even know we had an escape window in the living area. I saw it fly off right in front of a Motorhome as I was passing and starting to pull in front of him. We both stopped, they said they saw it flopping as we were passing and when it hit it exploded and pcs hit their rig. No damage to them.

Pulling into Thousand Trails PalmSprings we were all the talk. Many said "your window is missing".

Received the new unit and installed the missing glass/frame. Latched in place and caulked that sucker shut from the outside with Black RTV caulking and removed the red handles and escape window sticker.

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I'm curious. Do you now keep a "window buster" tool nearby...just in case? After seeing the pics of that FW that went up down in Yuma last year, there'd be no question of me leaving the window as an escape, but I'd figure out =why= the other one opened up.

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"I'm curious. Do you now keep a "window buster" tool nearby...just in case?"

The RV pictured was traded on current DRV. I told the Dealer what I did and gave then the handles.

Understand the bedroom having one but the living area not so much. YES I do have a window breaker on a Kershaw knife. I also have many objects at my disposal that WILL break 1/8" tempered glass.

Current RV has an escape window at the back side window. It is operable and has a latching system that won't allow the window to fly open traveling down the road.

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Probably because somebody left the handle up.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I'm curious. Do you now keep a "window buster" tool nearby...just in case?"

The RV pictured was traded on current DRV. I told the Dealer what I did and gave then the handles.

Understand the bedroom having one but the living area not so much. YES I do have a window breaker on a Kershaw knife. I also have many objects at my disposal that WILL break 1/8" tempered glass.

Current RV has an escape window at the back side window. It is operable and has a latching system that won't allow the window to fly open traveling down the road.


Glad you were thinking it through. Fire is a bit of a phobia with both DW and I. I did NOT show her the pics of the Yuma fire! [emoticon]

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Ozlander wrote:

Probably because somebody left the handle up.


They just vibrated open.

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