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Old 03-24-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Entry Door Jamb Padding?

I've clobbered my head more times than I can count exiting my '89 Excella. You think I'd learn, but ...

Is there a ready-made product that would snap, clip, or otherwise affix onto the top of the door jamb to pad it against head-strikes? I'm surprised something like this doesn't exist, but wasn't able to find it via Google.

Alternately, has anyone rigged up a computer wrist rest or similar to pad the jamb? Surely I can't be the first one to, um, run into this problem ...
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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I have a shallow U shaped factory pad that came with mine at 26" across @ the inside bottom edge.
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:08 AM   #3
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head bump

I use pieces of foam pipe insulation or swim tube cut to fit. I've got them on the upper cabinet edges and the table leg, joe q in minnesnowda
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:35 AM   #4
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Here's what I came up with: A piece of pipe insulation, some aluminum bar-stock, and a few screws. Not high art, but seems to work!
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:53 AM   #5
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Another approach would be to temporarily tape a piece of barbed wire across the opening. You would only hit that once or twice before you learned to keep your head down!
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:36 AM   #6
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Airstream actually installs a closed-cell foam head bumper in that location and likely so does other RV mfr's.
I also had a need to cushion a cabinet in a rent-house we own and this proved useful from Lowe's, although also sold at Target. It's a medium-firm, cushioney foam. Applies with double-stick tape. (In fact, I see you're in Austin and I have a few feet left-over. I'll be in Westlake later today if you want to meet me, You can have it. gahorn146ys (at) hotmail) (but don't knock yourself out... LOL... it's available locally)
http://www.target.com/p/kidkushion-1...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Mine has a pad above the door from the factory.
After hitting my head a couple of times I learned to duck when exiting.
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