Winnebago trailers recalled: Escape windows not installed

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If the RV’s occupants do not have access to the main entry door, there is no alternate means of escape provided without the emergency window. That could result in serious injury or death from being trapped inside the vehicle with no way out.

The trailers were shipped from the production facility without the required escape window. In early July, a customer notified the company questioning why such a window had not been installed, asking if one was required.

Remedy
Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right side bedroom window with an escape window free of charge. The manufacturer has not provided a schedule for the recall notification. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 extension 5220.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Notfunny
1 month ago

Here’s the thing with Windows and Escape Windows in RV’s.
Had a similar situation with my Escape Window being blocked by the REAR ROOF LADDER! The manufacturer installed a new Window on the Side Window of the Trailer.

Also, these RV’s being built today are so poorly built, that even if you had to get out of the Window, unless it was very small window, you could easily KICK IT OUT! The Window Frames are only secured by a few small screws that can be easily sheared off with a good swift KICK. Of course if you are Elderly or have mobility issues this may not be possible.

Too many RVers Do Not have an Emergency EGRESS plan and they should.!

In our RV, I have removed the Screens from the EGRESS Windows, just one less thing to remove, if you are trying to escape the RV. And some will find these Window Screens are very hard to remove if you have never removed them before. Just take them out and set them aside or store them in the closet!

You all be safe out there!