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Old 09-11-2009, 07:37 AM   #15
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Top of door going in, going out...EVERY one of the windows when they are out...AC vents inside, limbs, branches, rakes, hoes, tripping, stumbling, toes stubbed...

I also have Shins Disease: the ability to find furniture in total darkness...

Its amazing the pain those little buttons on the top of a baseball cap can cause when they come in contact with the top of the door frame...

Lets be careful out there....

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:50 AM   #16
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All the time. On the most recent trip:

- the top of the door
- the awning frame
- the same window 3 times

It could be worse. I could be tripping over tent support cords.

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:52 AM   #17
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My head still hurts and so does my wife's and my brother. I am 6'1" and I think the door must be 5' tall.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:21 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
I also have whacked my head on your trailer's doorframe.
Thanks for softening it up a little for me.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:40 PM   #19
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I'm 6'5". I stopped counting the lumps on my head from Airstreams years ago...

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:46 PM   #20
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Top of door, open windows, sometimes the same window 2 or 3 times in 10 minutes. My wife, almost as tall as me, specializes in open windows and has walked into an adjoining trailer's slide out (it was at one of those sites that's about 12' wide). I was laughing a little too much when she did that. I think I said something like "How could you not miss something that big?". This was not the proper thing to say at the time. Awning supports from adjacent sites at CG's where the sites are narrow are also something to watch.

The padding over the door hurts when I walk into it and maybe I should duct tape one of those pillows that came with the trailer to it. I can also trip over something that isn't there—maybe it's in a parallel dimension.

These are dangerous products and should have warning labels everywhere with strobe lights to keep us protected from ourselves. No one should walk within 6 feet of a trailer as a window may be opened without warning and they attract heads. Put out red cones around the trailer whenever you stop. I am now going to hide under the bed.

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:26 PM   #21
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LOL... enjoying this thread. Whack my head going out the door darned near every time I wear a ball cap. If it wasn't so funny (to everyone else) I'd probably stop doing it!!!

Hat or not, the overhead lockers get me all the time. Good part is that's my official reason for not making the bed or doing the dishes.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #22
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Oh, I forgot how Barb hits her head on the overhead cabinets, open or closed, and she doesn't even wear a hat. I have suggested she wear her bike helmet. She must think she's 5'2" instead of almost 5'10". Her constant state of concussion is probably why she hasn't divorced me and she doesn't know I keep lowering the cabinets.

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #23
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Door jamb, awning arms, I've hit them all....have scars on my bald head to prove it !!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:11 PM   #24
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I know this is an old thread, but I've been away from the forums for a while ans am catching up. The door of the Base Camp gets me at least once EVERY trip...
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #25
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Hot Pink pool noodles for the dollar store. Split lengthwise (like pipe insulation)covers the awning arms great. Besides the color matches the mascot (Flamingoes)
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #26
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Things not to do when you have been getting ready for a long trip and are exhausted—use ladder while washing Airstream roof. Too tired to able to count anymore, I got off the ladder at the next to last step yesterday evening. I did quite a dance trying to stay upright and succeeded! My wife looked at me like I was a danger to myself. She was correct.

Later, resting on the sofa, I walked into the coffee table that has been in the same place for 10 years. I'm not sure where the shin ends, but if it's half way between the ankle and knee, it's still tender.

I survived yesterday and we are now waxing the trailer and detailing the exterior, then move onto other preparations. No doubt by 8 pm I'll be so tired I'll have another chance to break some body part.

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Old 05-21-2010, 11:06 PM   #27
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Does anyone know of a Basecamp that has been polished? I am curious about this 'plasticote' that I hear about... it seams the front of the Basecamp has an actual clear plastic sheet on it... but the sides do not... I'm just wondering if I'll be asking for trouble trying to polish it... meaning a mirror-type polish using abrasives...

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