Fire escape windows - how to use?

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chuckster
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Fire escape windows - how to use?

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I have an ‘01 Zanzibar 3646 side entry and It looks like there is a window in the living area slide out area that has a red window latch and one in the bedroom but I do not see any escape hatch windows levers. How do these work? I may need to pop one open to get some new 26” wide furniture inside since my side entry is angled and I barely have 24” no matter how I slice it or dice it without removing cabinet by the door and the refrigerator and it’s cabinet. Not a desired way to get this done so was wondering if I should bring it through the escape window. I don’t relish the thought of removing the passenger side windshield in order to do it either.

Thoughts?
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Chuck & Mitzi
'01 Safari Zanzibar 3646 (side entry)
Cat 3126B / Allison MD3060
Magnum M-Series "Blue Max" chassis
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
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Re: Fire escape windows - how to use?

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chuckster wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:51 pm I have an ‘01 Zanzibar 3646 side entry and It looks like there is a window in the living area slide out area that has a red window latch and one in the bedroom but I do not see any escape hatch windows levers. How do these work? I may need to pop one open to get some new 26” wide furniture inside since my side entry is angled and I barely have 24” no matter how I slice it or dice it without removing cabinet by the door and the refrigerator and it’s cabinet. Not a desired way to get this done so was wondering if I should bring it through the escape window. I don’t relish the thought of removing the passenger side windshield in order to do it either.

Thoughts?
chuckster,
If you need a larger opening than any FULLY OPEN sliding EXIT WINDOW provides you will have to temporarily remove a complete window, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yps3VbOE_Vg) .... or a windshield glass.
Mel
'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison
chuckster
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Re: Fire escape windows - how to use?

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:shock: So, what makes these considered emergency windows? Just because they slide open? WOW.
Chuck & Mitzi
'01 Safari Zanzibar 3646 (side entry)
Cat 3126B / Allison MD3060
Magnum M-Series "Blue Max" chassis
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
chuckster
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Re: Fire escape windows - how to use?

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Got one windshield quote method....$1600. They will not remove one windshield and put it back. They will not come and remove and then come back a day later so I can load furniture thru windshield. Apparently the roof will sag overnight and make putting windshield back in impossible or very difficult!

"Hello Chuck, there is always a high chance of stress cracks when we remove and reinstall the same windshield, which could not be warrantied. If the seal needs to be replaced, both the driver and passenger sides need to come out. We would need to do the removal and reinstall the same day as the roof will sag with both pieces out if left overnight. The price for the removal and reinstall of both sides and the new seal will be $1,600+tax. We can do this Early to mid February mobile if you would like to proceed."
Chuck & Mitzi
'01 Safari Zanzibar 3646 (side entry)
Cat 3126B / Allison MD3060
Magnum M-Series "Blue Max" chassis
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
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chuckster wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:15 pm :shock: So, what makes these considered emergency windows? Just because they slide open? WOW.
Any window with an opening at least 5.7 square feet, 20 inches wide by 24 inches high, and no higher than 44 inches from the floor meets the legal description/requirement of an egress window.
see: tinyurl.com/mrrp8nhp
Mel
'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison
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Re: Fire escape windows - how to use?

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My feeling is that any window that is bigger than my big butt is an emergency window. RVs need an egress escape other than the door in both the forward and rear of the door or kitchen propane appliances and on the opposite side of the door
Len and Brenda Nugent
Alberta, Canada, fulltimers since 2013
1996 Safari Serengeti 3740 front door, bought in 2019
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