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Old 12-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #1051
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My emergency exit is over the desk in the rear of the AS. For that, I would go out feet first , face down so I could step on the bumper and get out gracefully without falling on my face... In a bigger hurry, the heck with graceful...😃

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It's always a good idea to test the exits and practice bailing out before you have to in a real emergency.

We have fire extinguishers front and rear since our kitchen is in the middle. Batteries in smoke and CO detector changed out every 6 months.


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Old 12-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #1052
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My emergency exit is over the desk in the rear of the AS. For that, I would go out feet first , face down so I could step on the bumper and get out gracefully without falling on my face...
I'm trying to figure out how you go face down, feet first. You are a lot more flexible than I am.

Upon reflection, I think I will go first with Barb's help. She's 5'9" and works out; she's 10 years younger. Since she's big and strong and young, she can lower me out the window, I'll lie on the ground and she can land on me to soften the fall. Then she can help the EMT's drag me to the ambulance.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #1053
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Climb up on desk, sit on it, swing feet out window, roll and slide out. It's not spectacular but it worked when I tried it


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OK something like that
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:24 PM   #1056
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I wish I looked that good.

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Old 12-18-2014, 03:08 PM   #1057
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When I don't know where to go, I come here, to this thread. It's comfortable. Just like where I find myself today, thinking of two people whose journey I only know from the forums. Maggie, thank you for sharing.
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Awww....Edisto is such a special place.

Are you the ones spending Xmas there? If not, you may see another trailer pull in.


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Oh yes we all love our FaN time...
So I am putting in a plug for the reality TV show on the FaN to include forays outside of Canada...surely the budget will allow it?
How about coming on down this way? FaN at Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest or Voodoo Experience? You know you want it!
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:02 PM   #1060
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Oh yes we all love our FaN time...
So I am putting in a plug for the reality TV show on the FaN to include forays outside of Canada...surely the budget will allow it?
How about coming on down this way? FaN at Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest or Voodoo Experience? You know you want it!
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Annie, getting back to men trying to get out of those escape windows, I think they should turn it into a contest at Alumapalooza. The collective end result could go something like this.....
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"The budget" would certainly allow for that - and then I'd just keep heading south.
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Oh yes! We used to have limbo contests but a contest of men contorting through the escape window far more interesting.

My imagination is running wild.

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To make the contest for men getting out the window more interesting, a BMI greater than 30 could be required for entry.....or more accurately "exit".......LOL


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The airlines fail to mention that at 39,000 feet, even the "largest" person imaginable in an economy seat could be extruded out the window if the glass fails beside the person, closely followed the the two seat mates in the row......

That was the major concern of Boeing airliner 707 pilot (Charlie Dowd) who has type rating certificate #1 for jet airliners. Then the following panic would see folks trying to get away from the opening.

Thus while the escape hatch, while larger, could provide some egress challenges, it would be doable with minimum harm. Perhaps a short stepladder under the window might help mitigate a six foot drop to the ground..
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The airlines fail to mention that at 39,000 feet, even the "largest" person imaginable in an economy seat could be extruded out the window if the glass fails beside the person, closely followed the the two seat mates in the row......


"When I was a mechanic in the Air Force, I was being transferred on a MATS plane, At 20,000 feet, one of the windows shattered. The guy sitting next to it was about 170 pounds. He went through that little space like a hunk of hamburger going down a disposal, and right after him coats, pillows, blankets, cups, saucers....."

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Thus while the escape hatch, while larger, could provide some egress challenges, it would be doable with minimum harm. Perhaps a short stepladder under the window might help mitigate a six foot drop to the ground..
Maybe Airstream could install one of these? Wheeeeeeeee!.....

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