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Old 10-16-2018, 05:14 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, 06:00 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, 06:18 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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Old 10-17-2018, 07:33 AM   #4
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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, 09:47 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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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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Old 08-18-2019, 09:31 PM   #7
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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?
I have the same problem.

Opened the screen and cannot get it back in the way it was.

Would really appreciate some advice.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:17 PM   #8
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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.
Our Hummingbird 17FD also has difficult to open "emergency exits" that we use as ventilation windows. I feel like I'm going to break it when I open it, but so far, so good. I'm sure a good kick, in case of an emergency, would remove the screen.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:27 PM   #9
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The emergency exit is a joke. My wife and I could never use it. A regular sliding window would be so much better. For better air flow, I use a bungee cord and hook it to the window and gutter so it is wide open. If you get yours unstuck, try that.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #10
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We loved our emergency exit window in the Hummingbird because it was located right at the head end of the bed and in rainy, colder weather we could sleep with it open and never worry about getting water inside the trailer.

Our new trailer has tilt out windows for all of them and we really like it.
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