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Old 10-16-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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2017 Hummingbird 17RB emergency exit

The big window over the bed has a bizarre long aluminum handle and a sign that says it is an emergency exit only. If that's true, why does the window have a screen on it? Can it be opened for non-emergency ventilation?
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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We use the emergency exit window for ventilation all the time. The screen is there so it can be used as a window. While I haven't tried to open it far enough to use it as an escape, it doesn't look that difficult and the screen wouldn't really slow me down if I was bailing out.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #3
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You'll notice the red plastic handle has a notch in it. Straighten the arm out and then push the window open far enough for the notch to set down on the frame and it will keep the window open for ventilation. Ours was really stiff at first but after using it a few times it loosened up a bit and now opens easily.
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We treat our emergency window like a regular window and open it for ventilation all the time too.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks. I bought my trailer used and I don't think the window has ever been opened. It's difficult to push it open and I didn't want to cause it to leak by forcing it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:44 PM   #6
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I removed the screen to try to figure out why the window was stuck. The plastic clips that hold it in fell out and I cannot figure out how the hell to get it to stay in again. Anybody else been through this?
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