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Old 04-03-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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2016 flying cloud 19 rear window

Can anyone confirm if the rear bedroom window on a 2016 flying cloud 19 bunk can be opened for ventilation? Or is it only an emergency exit?

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:37 PM   #2
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It doesn't appear that it can be opened for other than as an emergency exit... i.e., removing the screen and pushing on it. There are no levers. I've only been out in it for one weekend. I gave a quick look to see but I didn't see a practical way to open it and keep it open.

have you had any success with it since your original post?
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:43 PM   #3
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I am still waiting to get the trailer, but I plan to try and figure something out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:56 PM   #4
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Our 23' has the same corner bed and rear window. During the day it is easy enough to unlatch it from the inside and then prop it open with a stick or something from the outside.

Still experimenting with a good way to able to adjust it from inside for ventilation while sleeping. I cut a slit in the screen, reinforced it by gluing small pieces of inner tube on both sides, and fabricated a bar that can be used to prop it open or not. Would like to have more ability to adjust it instead of just open or closed.

Love to hear if someone has come up with a good system.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:07 PM   #5
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We had that window in our 20, just went out and propped it open. Easy enough.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:17 PM   #6
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I would love to open the emergency window also. I thought a stick shaped like a Y would hold it open better. Possibly using a sling shot. Are there any tools out there shaped like a Y. But how do we screen the window?? Keep the ideas coming. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:41 PM   #7
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I bought bicycle foam handle grips and cut a slit on the end. With the window opened I place the foam with slit in the bracket attached to the glass and the other end resting on the window frame.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:06 AM   #8
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We haven't tried to open ours out of concern that the emergency pop-out screen might be difficult to put back if it got loose. But if the 2016 model is like the 2015, there is a small back side window that opens out, plus a back roof hatch, so we haven't found ventilation in the bed area to be a problem.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:14 AM   #9
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The bunk model doesn't have a side window that opens. This is why I am interested in options to open the rear window.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:00 AM   #10
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If the window is like the one in our 2005 19' Bambi, it is NOT captive at the top hinge. It is designed as an emergency escape hatch; and when it is opened fully, it can detach, fall off on the ground and break.

If you do not already have two FantasticFans (or other brand of powered roof vents), adding these will greatly improve ventilation. Both of our fans are reversible, so you can adjust the flow pattern (one IN and one OUT, both IN, or both OUT) to maximize airflow.
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:09 AM   #11
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I looked at our friends' 20FC and was disturbed to see that the rear window, (the Emerg. Exit) is not only very small, but it requires one to crawl up/onto a sharp-edged counter top,... then try to get over the triple-faucet installation to exit the coach.
Of course, that would also require one to pass close-by the oven/range and furnace...where likely fires might occur.
The door is much closer and certainly easier to use to escape the coach.
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I looked at our friends' 20FC and was disturbed to see that the rear window, (the Emerg. Exit) is not only very small, but it requires one to crawl up/onto a sharp-edged counter top,... then try to get over the triple-faucet installation to exit the coach.
Of course, that would also require one to pass close-by the oven/range and furnace...where likely fires might occur.
The door is much closer and certainly easier to use to escape the coach.
The emergency exit window also is used if the main door is blocked or otherwise inaccessible, not just by fire. If, for example, the awning collapses because it was left open in the rain, and filled with water.
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If you want to open the rear window, and use it as a regular window, you can order the screen assembly, a lift arm for the off-wall-side, and a lift support bracket. That way, a gust of wind shouldn't dislodge the piece of wood, and it looks less Rube Goldberg-esque.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:12 PM   #14
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If you want to open the rear window, and use it as a regular window, you can order the screen assembly, a lift arm for the off-wall-side, and a lift support bracket. That way, a gust of wind shouldn't dislodge the piece of wood, and it looks less Rube Goldberg-esque.
Has anyone done this? How difficult was the swap?

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