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Old 12-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Newbie wants to know...why won't egress window work like the rest?

I am a newbie, with a 2006 19' Bambi. I camp mostly without hookups and want to know why the egress window does not open like the rest? There is a lovely screen, nice latches, even fittings on the glass for some sort of hardware, but it is just not set like the other two. This window would provide a wonderful cross breeze on a hot day. I am thinking the inside of an AS could get a tad warm in the Summer. Thanks for answer and suggestions. Sbb

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I have an 08 Bambi and mine is the same way. I guess it is dedicated as an escape hatch only. I don't really miss it with the fans in the roof and the other windows that actually do work.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Beside what good would a window that opens be if you actually had to escape?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Just prop it open with a stick.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
Just prop it open with a stick.

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That's what we I pointed out in another thread...don't prop it open too far ... so that if it falls closed unintentionally, it doesn't break. (We prop ours open about 4-5 inches.) You have to prop it open from the outside.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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I have a 2005 bambi and i use a j hook for hanging clothing on slat wall with a suction cup attached to one end.. Perfect angle to prop open window and the cup holds the window if it gets windy. In case of emergency just bail out!
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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Escape Window Fix

I made my own fix. I've tried to attach a photo (?) I got some aluminum sheet metal and a half-inch-wide bar from the hardware store. I drilled some holes to attach the sheet metal to the window, which, as you say, already has a couple of nuts and bolts through it. I used tin snips to cut it so it would go through the slot. I drilled some holes in the frame and made them into a slot with a hack saw blade and a file. I drilled the end of the bar and the sheetmetal end and riveted the bar to the sheet metal. I cut the saw teeth with a hack saw and filed them smooth.
There is a lot of measuring and so on. Be careful. Aluminium os soft and easy to screw up. I made two od the sheetmetal pieces before I got it right.
If you open the window far enough, the bar slips out, so you can still escape.
If you are clever you can probably do a better job than I did. I'll bet the Airstream engineers could make a nice one, if they wanted to.
Good luck.
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