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Old 01-03-2005, 09:22 PM   #15
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I am sure that they have been used. With the Classics, there is more room than with the tiny porthole that the Safari has...but if it's between breaking my leg or getting burned, I could make it through something smaller than what the Safari has if I had to.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:24 PM   #16
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In a panic situation finding the latches and unhooking might take more time than I would want to devote to it. Getting two of us out the window in a timely manner would not be a pretty site. I wonder if anyone has acutually used the rear window as an excape?
I've looked over the latches pretty carefully and these are nothing like those found to normally open an Airstream window. It's pretty much of a lift release and then push against the glass. The window pops open quite easily.

Getting out would not be pretty, but everyone should really take the time to look these over and at least pop the window open. I feel pretty confident in being able to deal with this if necessary.

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Old 01-04-2005, 06:48 AM   #17
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Not everyone has been blessed with 2 doors Rog! BTW, you all back home yet?
Really? Actually, the escape issue in a 34' trailer was one of the things that prompted me to look for one with the rear door.

Yeah, we're back home. Great trip. Woke up to a white Christmas in Edinburg Texas. First snow there in 109 years. First white Christmas ever. Just what you want to see when you're expecting high '70s and pool weather... Had a northbound freight train derail 15 mins after it passed us north of Little Rock on tracks we'd just covered on the way down because of the big storm on the 23rd. We got in late, but safe. Trip home was pleasant and uneventful.

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Really? Actually, the escape issue in a 34' trailer was one of the things that prompted me to look for one with the rear door.

Yeah, we're back home. Great trip. Woke up to a white Christmas in Edinburg Texas. First snow there in 109 years. First white Christmas ever. Just what you want to see when you're expecting high '70s and pool weather... Had a northbound freight train derail 15 mins after it passed us north of Little Rock on tracks we'd just covered on the way down because of the big storm on the 23rd. We got in late, but safe. Trip home was pleasant and uneventful.

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We love the Idea of a rear door but you don't see very many of them. Did you lose much cabinet space because of the door? The few that I have seen seem to encroach on the wardrobe space. Our rear window is big enough to use as an escape. Of course you have the daynight blinds pulled the screen with its rip cord and two cam latches. I am sure that in the event of a fire that I would manage somehow to get all this done. I put out a fire in the kitchen of a fiend's safari. The smoke alarm was going off and it was very confusing with all the unbearable noise. I can only imagine what it would be like waking up from a dead sleep and being disoriented.
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We love the Idea of a rear door but you don't see very many of them. Did you lose much cabinet space because of the door? The few that I have seen seem to encroach on the wardrobe space. Our rear window is big enough to use as an escape. Of course you have the daynight blinds pulled the screen with its rip cord and two cam latches. I am sure that in the event of a fire that I would manage somehow to get all this done. I put out a fire in the kitchen of a fiend's safari. The smoke alarm was going off and it was very confusing with all the unbearable noise. I can only imagine what it would be like waking up from a dead sleep and being disoriented.
I guess waking up and being disoriented is better than not waking up at all!

And no, you don't lose any cabinet space. The door is in the same place as the window.

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