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Old 10-06-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Can emergency windows be opened on a regular basis

I thought I remember someone telling me not to use the bedroom and living room emergency windows for everyday ventilation. I have a 36KPTS Pinnacle. They said it was too hard to get the window back in. True or am I mistaken? TIA.

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Old 10-06-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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For normal use ours just push out and can be "latched" open, for emergency exit they would be pushed out further.

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Old 10-06-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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Not sure what your windows look like, but if they are similar to the ones on our HTT, we use them all the time. Very easy to open and close.

Once two years ago we did have one issue. Driving out of Yellowstone, I noticed in the mirror the E-exit window was flapping in the breeze. I am sure I had latched it, but must not have done it correctly.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:15 AM   #4
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Frequently use mine for ventilation as well.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:15 AM   #5
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Yep. We open ours all the time.

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Old 10-06-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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Our emergency exit window has a factory installed window screen on it.
I don't know why they'd put a screen on a window that wasn't supposed to be opened for ventilation. The screen sure doesn't help you crawl out the window!

We have ours opened most of the time. The nice thing is that it is hinged on the top, so even if it is raining, that is the one window that doesn't let water in during a rain event.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #7
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I don't understand the "it's too hard to get the window back in" part? For ventilation, it only opens about 8 inches, so it's not likely to come off. If there's a screen (mine has one), I don't think that would do much to stop someone in an emergency situation; you just push it out and go on through. If your rig is on fire to the point you have to use the emergency exit window, who's gonna care about the silly screen? I haven't examined the hinge on mine, but I would assume the window is designed to stay attached (via the piano hinge along the top) during egress in an emergency?

We use ours frequently when we can. We don't get to very often because of the weather though; it's either too hot or too cold. We have one in the front bedroom and one in the bottom bunk in the rear, both are the same IIRC.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:57 PM   #8
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Don't have a 5er but we open ours on our TT all the time. No problems.
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:29 PM   #9
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I have two type exit windows. The one in the bedroom has a screen and an 8" push rod. That one opens and closes with no problems. The other exit window does not have a screen and opens with two RED levers at the bottom edges of the window. I do not believe it is meant to be opened for ventilation and yes, it is a pain in the tookus to close.

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Old 10-07-2015, 07:34 PM   #10
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I use mine in my 2015 KTPS. They have screens so are designed to use for ventilation.

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