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Old 03-02-2024, 01:05 PM   #1
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Escape hatch

I have a ex prisoner bus with no openings in the back.
Iím not sure of my final floor plan but think I might should have a escape hatch & vent to start
I would love to find a used one but havenít found any local to Eugene or
Ideas?
Iím a decent race car fabricator so am not skeered, just low on cash

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Old 03-02-2024, 06:25 PM   #2
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A lot of people on this forum have deleted their escape hatches and static vents, so maybe somebody will have them for you. I deleted my static vent but then I took it apart to see how it allowed air but not water through (it's actually a pretty cool gadget); otherwise I'd have sent you mine.
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Old 03-03-2024, 08:27 PM   #3
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IDK if you want an escape hatch, but you absolutely want a second way out of the bus in case of fire. Most RVs have an 'egress' or 'emergency' window - usually on the rear sides. A 30x20 window costs about $200 on Amazon.

Note - the egress is required by common sense and the RV code, but to code you cannot have an opening window on the rear wall of the RV. Concerns about exhaust gasses back-drafting.

I will have a bus escape hatch to offer you if you want it - just haven't deleted mine yet. I'm escaping out the back - the roof will be blocked by solar panels.
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Old 04-02-2024, 06:19 PM   #4
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sure! just let me know when you get to it......
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Old 04-02-2024, 07:17 PM   #5
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A ex prison bus now that’s cool. It made me laugh and smile. An escape hatch in a prison bus kind of ironic. I know it’s a required safety item.
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Old 04-02-2024, 10:29 PM   #6
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A ex prison bus now thatís cool. It made me laugh and smile. An escape hatch in a prison bus kind of ironic. I know itís a required safety item.
There have been movies showing prisoners escaping out of the emergency hatches of prison buses lmao. So it's not lost on Hollywood.
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As long as movies don't show people breaking in to buses via the escape hatches, we're good. I'm not sure how many new bus owners know that you can easily open those from the outside, so anybody athletic enough to scramble up onto the roof can get inside without having to break anything.
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Old 04-03-2024, 05:40 PM   #8
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IDK if you want an escape hatch, but you absolutely want a second way out of the bus in case of fire. Most RVs have an 'egress' or 'emergency' window - usually on the rear sides. A 30x20 window costs about $200 on Amazon.

Note - the egress is required by common sense and the RV code, but to code you cannot have an opening window on the rear wall of the RV. Concerns about exhaust gasses back-drafting.

I will have a bus escape hatch to offer you if you want it - just haven't deleted mine yet. I'm escaping out the back - the roof will be blocked by solar panels.
Interesting how you can't do this on an RV and poison the RV'rs but the hell with school children???
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