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toedtoes

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Posted: 08/19/19 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an escape hatch over the cabover bed. I can climb out that. Or I can go out the rear window or windshield. As it's a class C, I also have the cab doors - one will be facing up.


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Well, in our Class A with have an emergency exit window in the back bedroom on the driver's side, the mid-entry door on the passenger side, and the driver's access door on the driver's side. I'm assuming one of those should be available. I don't think I'd try to squeeze through one of our 14" roof vent openings, unless my dying wish is to give everyone else a good laugh! [emoticon] The skylight in the shower, however, I could probably fit through, but I'm thinking it's not going to break/push out too easily.

To be honest, other than informing the occupants where the doors/exits are located, I never really gave it much thought. There are just way too many variables for what such an incident might entail. While I like to be prepared, I've learned that sometimes you have to take reasonable precautions and leave the rest up to fate. Then go and enjoy the day. [emoticon]

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Posted: 08/19/19 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, I had not thought of the skylights as we have 2.


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Best way to deal with it.. As the CBers say
Keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down.

I came downright close to rolling this rig once but thinking fast and I mean fast. Kept it upright. I used the laws of inertia to over come the law of gravity and the result was I was straddling a ditch for a few hundred yards before there was a crossover culvert and I was back on the road again.. About 100 pounds of kentucky blue grass loaded up. but no real damage save needing a wash and clean underwear.


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Cocky_Camper

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Posted: 08/20/19 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never really thought of this. We do have an emergency exit window behind the couch, and over the bed. Figure the camper is 8 ft wide, so getting up to climb out of either one if it is on it's side may be an issue though.


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Every single Class rollover I've seen, the coach completely came apart. One I saw was a low-speed run into a ditch, so it didn't even roll over. Just halfway into the ditch. It's still ejected the slide-out, windshield, and passenger seat (fortunately not occupied).


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