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Old 04-25-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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Trailer Trauma - what's the funnest injury you've sustained....

...while working on your trailer?

I'll start: In addition to countless nicks, scrapes and splinters, I had a Serious Industrial Derp Moment and took about a 1/8" divot out of my middle finger on a table saw. I have awesome photos, but in the interest of keeping the forum family-friendly, they're not included.

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Old 04-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #2
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Fell off the ladder cleaning pollen off the AS. That's probably funny.......to everyone but me. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Funniest is a poor choice of word for accidents that cause serious damage or bodily harm, the only funny part of my last accident was that I didn't listen to navigator of our rig when she said use the ladder, my thinking was stay on the ground and do it with the awning hook. Walking back and forth around a piece of coral the state park workers used to protect the utility area, while looking up I step back a little and hadn't noticed the ankle grabbing hook of the rock, fell on it and had serious scrapping which is finally healing after two weeks. She also suggested Iodine for the scrap to kill the organisms left by the critters using the rock for marking territory. Iodine tincture pain was mine while she could have laughed but didn't for my not listening.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:32 PM   #4
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Jeeze, I guess I've been lucky that in 12 years of ownership I have not managed to injure myself once. I'm pretty cautious. Maybe I got all the injuring out of the way on the car projects! We used to say it wasn't over until somebody swore and someone was bleeding
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:45 PM   #5
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Due to my negligence I had a bracket come loose on my WD system. It smacked right in the left front side of my head. The doctor said 1/4 inch front or back and I would be with blind or dead. I was bruised and sore for over a month. Nothing funny about personal injury.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:02 PM   #6
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My word was"funn-est," not funniest. I do realize that not all injuries are "funny." My particular finger divot looks pretty bad, but luckily it doesn't hurt hardly any.

I guess having a finger shortened by an eighth of an inch could be fun.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:35 PM   #7
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Trying to beat a thunderstorm while loading our trailer, with the awning deployed. I ran out the door, turned left, and knocked myself senseless by hitting my head on the awning arm. I now place foam pool noodles on the arms whenever the awning is out. The foam hurts a lot less than solid aluminum when I run into it full-tilt.
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Wasn't working on my Airstream. I was preparing dinner. Opened an overhead locker, and stuff fell out onto the floor. Without thinking, bent down to retrieve the fallen items. Raised back up right into a corner of the locker door and lacerated my scalp. Some of the other folks at the rally were very worried when they saw me walking around later still bleeding from my scalp. Good thing I'm bald, because at least I didn't get hair matted into the scab when the profuse bleeding finally stopped.

Have to agree with AWCHIEF on this one. Nothing funny— or fun— about personal injury— life is not a Three Stooges skit. Being able to look back on it now and laugh just means enough time has elapsed to enable us to forget the pain. As they say, time heals all wounds.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:34 PM   #9
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When I had my 345, I slid on one of those yard mats at the bottom of the motorhome step and broke by leg and ankle. Ouch. Of course, we were in the middle of nowhere without a toad on Labor day evening. I am MUCH more careful now!
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Wow, these are some great cautionary tales!
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Trailer pants.

From unintentionally nudging greasy hitch parts on either trailer or car.

Doesn't hurt much, but looks pretty funny since the grease stains are so hard to get out. I've injured a couple of pair of pants that way.
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More than a few times I have banged my head on something, and I was glad to be wearing a baseball cap. It's not a helmet per se but it does soften the blow. Same with wearing hiking boots around the campsite...don't need them, but they help with ankle support when I step into a hole or whatever. I also wear gloves a lot.

My fear is of ladders. I use them when washing and waxing the trailer, and go up higher than I should. With soap and water around, making it slippery. I'm not as young as I used to be.

What was the old Hill Street Blues saying... Be careful out there.
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Was trying to coax ups awning. It slipped and web between the thumb and finger got trapped as it slid back into tube fortunately I could get enough grip to slide it mac out

Now it's always put up with work gloves

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Was trying to coax ups awning. It slipped and web between the thumb and finger got trapped as it slid back into tube fortunately I could get enough grip to slide it mac out

Now it's always put up with work gloves

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I thought I was the only one dumb enough to do that. +1 on the gloves and also some lube on the sliding parts so they do not need so much encouragement.
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