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Old 03-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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Emergency Exit Window Operation

In my 1993 Land Yacht Motorhome MH, the owner's manual says to test periodically the Emergency Exit window by removing it. I have been unable (short of breaking the window) to remove it. Are there any other instructions or techniques for removing this window aside from 'pulling red handle? I believe its a HEHR brand sliding glass single pane window.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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On my 84 310 MH the emergency exit is the rear window (other end from the windshield). You remove it by pulling the red handle, then swing the bottom outward until the hinge at the top disengages. Its a good idea to be prepared for this before it happens.

Don't know if the 93 LY is similar.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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guy99, mines located on the side. From the outside there isn't any hinge or different window design to show this as a special window. In fact it doesn't look any different than other side window in bedroom ,thats what got me puzzled as to how it comes out.
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Sorry I wasn't any help.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:23 AM   #5
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rear window

Guy99,

I have a 1984 270 Excella with that rear emergency exit also.

I have not tried to open it , but it sounds like something I should test.

Do you have to reseal it in any way after you test it? Mine seems very

tightly sealed and isn't leaking.

Thanks in advance for your info.

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Guy99,

I have a 1984 270 Excella with that rear emergency exit also.

I have not tried to open it , but it sounds like something I should test.

Do you have to reseal it in any way after you test it? Mine seems very

tightly sealed and isn't leaking.

Thanks in advance for your info.

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I haven't had any sealing problem. To operate mine I just release the red latch and open the window by pushing out at the bottom. When it has been opened far enough you lift slightly at the top and the hinge comes apart and the entire rear window come off. If you decide to try this BE PREPARED, the window is kind of heavy.

YMMV
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Guy99,

You did address my next thought. how heavy is the window. I quess in the case of emergency you just let go and get out.

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The weight is not extreme, but it is a fairly large piece of glass.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:42 PM   #10
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Follow up on Emergency Exit window on 1993 LY motorhome - checked with Hehr window manufacturer, with rear side sliding windows in bedroom, their sliding window is large enough to accomodate an exit when slid open. Even though only one side is marked with red handle as an emergency exit, both side windows can be used. According to law only 2 exits are needed, front door and one window exit. There is no removal of the glass with sliding windows on these models. My confusion on this issue was that the owner manual states "The escape window which is the roadside rear window is opened by pulling in and down on the red release bar. Push out on the glass and it will swing clear."
Thank you for your various replies.
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The first time I opened my emergency exit window it took a good bit of force to get it open. That's why the book says to do it peridicaly. They stick after about a year or so they need to be exercised to break the seal. It's better to practice before an emergency.
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