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Old 03-03-2019, 07:57 PM   #1
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Emergency Exit Window Location

In our short bus, we're planning to remove one of the emergency exit windows from the right side of the bus (doesn't fit with our current floor plan), and were considering putting it on the left side instead to have a way to get more windows open and get more air through the bus (when we're not driving down the road, obviously). The windows swing outward along the upright for the window (they are not the ones that tilt out from the top).

The question I have is whether the exit window, when moved to the left side of the bus, and also hinged on the left side, would be a potential problem when driving down the road? Has anyone tried this, and is there any potential issue to wind getting in there and forcing the window open? On the right side of the bus, where it came from, that wasn't possible since the hinge was on the side of the window closest to the front, not the rear.

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Old 03-03-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Check that the window openings are the same size - they might be different from left to right because of the doors taking up space on one side, but not the other.

I'm not sure if the hinge side should make a difference or not - I'd look at the mechanism that holds them closed.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:16 PM   #3
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Have a pic of the window? Is it symmetrical, or does it have a top and a bottom? Can you flip it over to open the correct way?
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Thanks for the replies! I'll have to get a picture after the snowstorm. Anyway, I can't flip it the way it's constructed and still have it work as a normal window. I do know they are the same size left to right at least. The mechanism is probably the biggest question, and if there's any doubt, I'll probably just remove the window altogether, since even if it doesn't pull open, it will likely leak air more than it needs to while driving.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:25 PM   #5
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I looked again and there's just a small piece of metal holding the window closed. I think I won't temp fate and just leave the window out. I'm not sure that latch is even steel.

On a related note, I've not removed any of the windows yet, and plan to at least relocate one of the emergency windows in the right side, and it looks like there's a rubber gasket between them and the frame. Is this reusable? If not, what should I prepare for so I can reinstall quickly?

Thanks again for all the help!
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