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Old 04-27-2015, 10:51 AM   #15
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I think Stef has managed to make lemonade of this thread - these are some safety tips for all of us to read and remember!

Especially AWCHIEF's post about the WD bars - dang! That's scary!!

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Wow, these are some great cautionary tales!
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:00 AM   #16
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But whats important is, you didn't damage the Airstream did you??
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:49 AM   #17
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The sharp edges of any laminated surfaces. I slice myself just about anytime I get under the folding seating, storing/removing stuff. I keep threatening myself to tape over these razors, I guess I haven't donated enough blood yet, , ,
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #18
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Not working on the trailer- just entering-
Sustained a nasty scratch on my ankle when I mis-judged the Classic aluminum steps-
Now I see why all other models have the regular black every-other-RV-in-the-world steps-
Rounded edges, less likely to injure someone-
I need to get a file and smooth down the edges of my Classic aluminum steps.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:36 PM   #19
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Yeah, I call that "paying the dragon." I hate when I do that.

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The sharp edges of any laminated surfaces. I slice myself just about anytime I get under the folding seating, storing/removing stuff. I keep threatening myself to tape over these razors, I guess I haven't donated enough blood yet, , ,
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #20
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injuries

actually none of these are funny, but I guess if we can laugh then we are better off. Mine involves the hitch and ball.. I hit mine so many times that I had to have surgery on the spot on my shin. Doc called it repeated trauma.. he was really old school and was my doctor since childhood. He actually sewed the bandage to my leg, told me he knew I would be picking at it or looking at it . He did not remove it till the stitches came out.. dang, kind of takes the fun out of it. I still have the phantom pain every time I get around the receiver hitch. Richard in Texas
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:36 PM   #21
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All projects require a blood sacrifice.

I can sympathize with those who have run into awning supports. I did that the other day while taking down the awnings. Yes, I have pool noodles on the awning supports, but they are the last thing put on and the first removed. As I was moving from one side to the other I turned around and took one step - right into the awning arm.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:54 PM   #22
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The sharp edges of any laminated surfaces. I slice myself just about anytime I get under the folding seating, storing/removing stuff. I keep threatening myself to tape over these razors, I guess I haven't donated enough blood yet, , ,
If you'd want, it's possible to file down those sharp edges and fill the resulting black line with Kampel SeamFil.
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Once, while putting my awning up, one of the side support bars broke in two. The piece that's attached to the awning is under spring tension and came spinning down with the broken piece of the bar beating everything in it's path including the index finger on my right hand. I don't think it broke the finger, but there was much swelling and I still have a divot and nice scar. My AS has a scratch and ding as a result, but that's something we have in common. After some serious cursing, I was able to get the awning back up and the bars held together with duct tape so that we could get on with our trip. I contacted Zip Dee about the broken awning support bar, sent photos, and they sent me a new bar toot sweet.
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About a year or so ago, I was polishing the front of the Airstream using a sewn buffer wheel. The wheel caught on the edge of the battery box on the front wall of the trailer. It yanked the buffer out of my hands, spraining my wrist. I was fortunate to not have broken my wrist. I couldn't hold the buffer again for almost a month. I've learned to back the speed of the buffer way down when in areas where it can catch on edges.
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From hitch to bumper..... What hasn't resulted in blood loss?

Lets talk about the screws protruding outward from the windows! Ever catch one drying out the window channels? Son of a dogs mother!!!!
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These are great and horrible at the same time... While using a small, wire disc on a drill to clean a small piece of cast, I was holding the cast piece against my shorts. The brush got too close and before I could let off the trigger, the whole leg of my shorts was wrapped around the brush. Took about 10 minutes to extract and left a small rashed area too close to delicate parts. Never again.

On the 1950, first weekend taking out some inside pieces, I forgot the step by the door was missing and foot fell right through the belly pan as I rolled out. Got a few cuts but survived. Can't wait to have a solid floor in this thing.

Step safe everyone.
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