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Old 07-25-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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? Idea for holding open rear window, '05 19' CCD

Does anyone have an idea on how to keep the rear window open on my 2005 19' International CCD? I'd like to get better cross ventilation. In the past, I've opened the window past 90 degress, removed it from the frame, and stored it in the trailer.

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if the window is an emergency exit one, but if it is like the one that was on my '01 Safari, you could extend a dowel rod to prop it open. Problem was there was no screen on that window so I didn't use it for ventilation. I propped it open when the trailer was in the drive so I could pass the hose from my whole house vac into the trailer when I wanted to do a good cleaning.


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Old 07-25-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. The rear window is the emergency exit but it does have a screen. I used a wooden spoon on out last trip but I was looking for something more "elegant"
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We have the same type of window in our 2002 Bambi. We fashioned an extendable, adjustable rod out of two pieces of hollow aluminum pipe. One pipe has a diameter of 1/8" and the other pipe has a slightly larger diameter so they fit inside of each other. We then put a rubber footing on both ends and a screw fitting on the side which is used to hold the pipes together when extended. We then put the pipe in the window to hold it open -- similar to what you did with the dowel -- but this solution matches the trailer as it is mostly made out of aluminum.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:21 AM   #5
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We have a 2003 22ft CCD. The rear exit window on ours has the same type of three position track as all the other windows. We can swing open the window a full 90 degrees on the top setting. And with the two side bars stuck in the frame tracks you dont need to hold it open.
I thought all CCD AS had the same windows.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:42 AM   #6
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I was on Colonial's website the other day looking at other trailer interiors, as came across a 25' CCD. The rear window had the opening side bar, and appropriate trim piece on the window. Are the two windows the same size? Of course, swapping is complicated by how the trim is obscured in the Bambi by the bulkhead partition.

Otherwise, so far I use a not-so-pretty block of wood to prop it open.
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