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Old 03-21-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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19 ft bamb rear escape window

Does anyone know if the rear escape window opens for venting?
It looks like the others that are on the curb side but lacks the two levers that push it out.

It only has an emergency pull loop.
Im thinking it must open otherwise there is no use for the screen
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:16 PM   #2
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My window is the same in the 20 ft. model. Apparently Airstream was to cheap to put in a lever to hold open the window. I made "window prop" from a piece of 1x2 wood to hold the window open for better ventilation on warm days.

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Old 03-21-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:11 PM   #4
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Not sure about newer models, but if the back window on our 2005 19' Bambi is opened far enough, it can fall off. The hinge is not "captive", and the window is designed to be pushed out completely for emergency evacuation. Consequently, for ventilation purposes, use caution to avoid window falling out and breaking.

I could be wrong; but I suspect the window is only available from Airstream, and a replacement probably isn't cheap.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:00 AM   #5
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how far out will you push it? Will it fall off the hinge?
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:43 AM   #6
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My window is the same in the 20 ft. model. Apparently Airstream was to cheap to put in a lever to hold open the window. I made "window prop" from a piece of 1x2 wood to hold the window open for better ventilation on warm days.

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How far can you open it?
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:02 AM   #7
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My 25 EB has operators, as did my 06 Safari, and works like normal. Doesn't surprise me that they went cheap on the little ones, though. LOOK at the hinges on the other windows and at what's holding your emergency window in place. If they're different, I'd proceed with much caution. I'd order the operators and hinges from either Out of Doors Mart or Colonial Airstream to upgrade it. Those are two dealers who'd know enough to tell you what's involved.

BTW - windows - The Base model Flying Cloud (nee Safari) versus the SE versions of the same - have different windows. The base has a Herr window. Solid top, slider about six inches high across the bottom. The frames are black neophrene.

The SE and of course the classic have one piece curved glass windows with a top hinge that allows the window to be opened fully - and the frame is riveted aluminum. And THOSE are the expensive ones. Herr's are generic and many non-Airstream RV's have them.

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My 2009 19' has the same window. I ordered one operator (left) from the dealer. Cut off the part that goes to interior. Of course I have to go outside to open window but it works well to vent rear of trailer.
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I made the mistake of opening my FC20's emergency window too far and it fell to the ground and shattered. $400 lesson. I mistakenly thought it was hinged from the top - ie that you could open the window and LIFT it off the hinge. That is not the case. It hinges from the underside and drops off all by itself once the window is opened far enough. Once replaced, I never opened it again.
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On my 2016 FC 20, there are arms to hold the window open. I think this is the first year AS put them in on the rear window.
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