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Old 09-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Bump Your Head Yet?

We just came back from a Labor Day weekend outing with our BC.Rough camping, no hookups.Typically we opt for the easy up canopy as opposed to the kelty tent for ease of use.A blow up air mattress on top of the bed works well also.We also have had a long hose adapter made for the propane tank that allows use with standard propane bottle style appliances.I have an outdoor kitchen from costco, although have yet to use it.
Anyway,getting back to my last outing this past weekend.
OUCH!!!!!!!
If you are a little taller like myself,I suggest you do not wear a baseball cap as it blocks your upper periferal.The bracket thingy where the doors latch at the top is quite dangerous.
I simply would like to know if I'm the only idiot that has done this.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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OUCH!!!!!!!
If you are a little taller like myself,I suggest you do not wear a baseball cap as it blocks your upper periferal.The bracket thingy where the doors latch at the top is quite dangerous.
I simply would like to know if I'm the only idiot that has done this.
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Hardly.

I bumped my head so hard once I knocked myself to the floor!
Man, did that ever hurt.
And that was coming out of my Agronski, not a BC.

(Just thinking about it again gives me a headache.)
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Oh, you are far from alone. I've bumped my head waaaaay more times than I'd care to admit on various things because I was wearing a hat. Worse one was walking into a Dingo bucket a few weeks ago. I have learned to duck going in and out of Little Girl now though.

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Old 09-10-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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LOL, I went in for a cup off coffee, turned around and hit so hard I saw stars and dropped my coffee. I was laughing so hard my wife was afraid to come near me!


..........that's not the only time! Your definitely not alone

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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My peripheral vision hasn't helped so far. I put the hat on for padding.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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Hardly.

I bumped my head so hard once I knocked myself to the floor!
Man, did that ever hurt.
And that was coming out of my Agronski, not a BC.

(Just thinking about it again gives me a headache.)
Exact same thing happened to me--twice, once on the entrance door, once on the back widow when it was open. Unfortunately, being folicly impaired, I normally wear a hat when around the Overlander.

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #7
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OMG!!! Yes I have!!!! Many times, and each seems to be more painful than the last!
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:48 PM   #8
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Walked into the back window when it was open and put a pretty good gash in my forehead. It was just about healed when I did it again!

As for the top of my head, the scar tissue is now so thick that I am afraid it will damage the door jam next time!

The good news is that apparently there is nothing particularly valuable inside to damage! :-)
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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I guess being short has it's advantages. However, my aging skin is always snagging on something in or on our coach. Lynn has extra band-aids and bandages on hand. I always hollar, "MEDIC" when my body suffers from such encounters........like 2 weeks ago when my left hand got whapped by the spinning radiator fan on the car!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #10
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Hat or not...I smack my noggin at least once a trip.

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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Hardly.

I bumped my head so hard once I knocked myself to the floor!
Man, did that ever hurt.
And that was coming out of my Agronski, not a BC.

(Just thinking about it again gives me a headache.)
I also have whacked my head on your trailer's doorframe. Shorter people are not immune to this condition, it just hurts more when it happens.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #12
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My husband whacked his head on the top frame of the folding door between the kitchen and back half of the trailer. The first thing he said... "that's coming out!"

Good thing I had already decided I wanted it removed. Now I won't get any arguments.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:31 PM   #13
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My Airstream is missing the trim around the inside of the door, so my first encounter cost a few layers of skin from my receded hairline. Next was using my head to confirm that the window over the sink was open. Sensing that these were going to be lessons relearned many times, I slit a short length of 1/2 " dia polyethelene drip system hose and slipped it over the top edge of the door jamb. Then I tied strips of pink plastic ribbon to binder clamps and attach them to the open windows so that the ribbon hangs down into my line of sight (works on awnings also). Binder Clamps, BTW, are those black, spring steel clamps used to clamp stacks of paper that are beyond paper clip capacity.

No more window thumps, and the blow from the door jamb is greatly attenuated.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:13 AM   #14
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I've also had this problem with the awning arms, when the awning is deployed: http://www.airforums.com/forums/442921-post202.html

Another forums member suggested using a bright-colored pool noodle, cut so it would make two pieces, and put them around the front and rear arms. That's worked out pretty well, my concussion ratio has dropped to an acceptable level...
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