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valhalla360

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Posted: 08/30/20 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guy Roan wrote:

Leave it unlocked !
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Yep, pretty much never lock the door when we are inside.

Also, don't get why you would close the bug cover while inside with the main door closed.


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Posted: 08/30/20 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In an emergency, I'm going THROUGH that styrofoam door.


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Posted: 08/30/20 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The idea of the panic bar and such is for things you are unfamiliar with or with places with lots of people inside. Thats why there not on say a pizza joint but will be in your home depot etc. The rv latch is yours and with time you will be able to open it in your sleep. Make sure your smoke and lp/co detectors work and you should have 0 problems with lead time to escape.


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If the RV is on fire you have SECONDS to get out (more in a bit as to why) the succestion is go out the escape window. there should be one over the bed and likely on on the other side. First person goes out feet first. Lay bedspread over edge of window and drop 2nd person dives into first person's arms GET OUT FAST.

Why Fast.. Much of what goes into making an RV burns TOXIC..

TOXIC means you don't have to inhale much before you are no more.
(Both faster and more deadly than simple poison).

TV show: Crossing Jordan.. Plane crashed (Everybody dead BEFORE crash)
A battle between a criminal and Law Enforcment (Air Marshall) caused a gun shot to the lead acid battery on a wheelchair.. Acid mixed with carpet. all dead passengers and crew. The plane eventually crashed.

I might add. that type of battery is no longer allowed on flights.. That is also why.

Well that was a bit of Fiction (A TV show) but it illustrates the point.. IN real life burning RV carpet. Upholstery and seats.. NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.


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Posted: 08/30/20 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

If the RV is on fire you have SECONDS to get out (more in a bit as to why) the succestion is go out the escape window. there should be one over the bed and likely on on the other side. First person goes out feet first. Lay bedspread over edge of window and drop 2nd person dives into first person's arms GET OUT FAST.

Why Fast.. Much of what goes into making an RV burns TOXIC..

TOXIC means you don't have to inhale much before you are no more.
(Both faster and more deadly than simple poison).

TV show: Crossing Jordan.. Plane crashed (Everybody dead BEFORE crash)
A battle between a criminal and Law Enforcment (Air Marshall) caused a gun shot to the lead acid battery on a wheelchair.. Acid mixed with carpet. all dead passengers and crew. The plane eventually crashed.

I might add. that type of battery is no longer allowed on flights.. That is also why.

Well that was a bit of Fiction (A TV show) but it illustrates the point.. IN real life burning RV carpet. Upholstery and seats.. NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.


The idea is that the smoke alarm goes off before there is a raging fire in the camper and you walk out. Everything that burns is basicly toxic.

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I apparently worded my initial post poorly. I know to get out as early as possible, as quickly as possible, by any means possible.

My question is: Why isn't the exit designed by the manufacturer to be more user friendly for the poor victim who is confused, not prepared, incapacitated, or a minor? The exit procedure should be simple and intuitive.

Since idiot proof is impossible, at least make it idiot helpful.


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Posted: 08/30/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thomasmnile wrote:

I'm thinking one swift kick and the door will open......
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Not even going to attempt the window.


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harryjr wrote:

My question is: Why isn't the exit designed by the manufacturer to be ore user friendly for the poor victim who is confused, not prepared, incapacitated, or a minor? The exit procedure should be simple and intuitive.

Since idiot proof is impossible, at least make it idiot helpful.


How could it be made simpler? Turn a lever, open door. How is that any more difficult than at your house? On ours, the dead bolt lever is red and pretty big. Easy to see if flames are licking my backside.

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Posted: 08/31/20 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

When you check the lock just before retiring, move the bug shield over.


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No need for the bug cover when the door is closed.


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Posted: 08/31/20 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If theres a fire, i'll be kicking out any window/door that gets in my way the slightest bit. No way cheap trailer construction will stand up to that. Yeah, thats it- RVs are designed and constructed for rapid exiting for Safety Purposes.

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