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Old 03-29-2016, 02:57 PM   #29
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Thanks everyone ! I thought I was the only one who did this !

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Old 03-29-2016, 03:02 PM   #30
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One time I missed the glass ok, but then ran into that metal latch on the inside of the window. I thought I had scalped myself. Here are my exact words minus all the cussing....." ".

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Old 03-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #31
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All good ideas, especially the ones about hanging something bright and long that will sway in the breeze. This should help those among us who are looking down to make sure we don't trip on anything!

One saving grace item that has helped through the years is a wide-brimmed hat (worn for skin protection from the sun -- all the time). Can't tell you how many times the hat has hit the open window first, and at least slowed down the forward progress enough to minimize injury! Ditto for overhanging tree and shrub branches.

"Not rushing" is a harder one to master . . .
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:16 PM   #32
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Is this Real?!

Put traffic cones at the danger zone or hazard streamers. Oh My Goodness! Like the NFL players, check for concussions - and get tetanus shots/boosters.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:21 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by LBOskiBear View Post
The title says it all.

was wondering if anyone had something ingenious for the open window/glass?
Close the window before going out?
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:47 PM   #34
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I think if we could remember to close the window before we went out, we would be able to remember to duck when we pass under it.

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:56 PM   #35
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I used to back into things with my vehicle all the time. If it was a rock or a post, I just lived with the damage. If it was somebody else's car, I would pay for it out of my own pocket to avoid the claim against my insurance policy. The backup warning devices built into vehicles these days are a godsend for me. I do have enough sense to notice the fast beeps and put on the brakes when they change into a continuous tone. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could be designed so that we could wear them on our heads like sweatbands while we are walking around the trailer!

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:04 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
My main nemesis is the awning support rail which I have walked into many times over the years. I finally came up with a way to avoid self-inflicted injury by hanging "the happy couple" on the corner of the awning. I have found that this catches my eye and I am able to walk around the awning rail.

Pool noodles!!!!!!

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:13 PM   #37
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Tennis balls

For open windows, I cut a 2 inch slit in a new bright green tennis ball (balls) and they clamp right onto the edge of Windows. Two per window. Your eye sees the tennis ball and you avoid the window. Works for us.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:25 AM   #38
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So you're saying if you didn't hang your underwear out, and just bumped your balls, it won't hurt as bad?
I don't wear underwear, so...yeah!
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:25 AM   #39
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Wear these around the campsite.

Most of the time we camp its so hot we never get to open the windows.

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:33 PM   #40
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Today I noticed an SOB with pool noodles on every corner of all three slide outs - so the problem certainly isn't brand specific. You can also use either pipe insulation or pool noodles on the tops of your curved window stone guards to keep leaves from getting behind them while you're parked.

The tasteless colors like Lime Green and Painful Pink do make the noodles stand out better than the pipe insulation.

And for users of tennis balls - you could use a Rubber DUCKIE to remind you to DUCK? Beats cutting up your balls, doesn't it?

I think the list of "absolute essentials to carry" needs to be amended. May I humbly suggest that we add
  • pool noodles to
  • lock-tite
  • WD-40
  • duct tape

PS - I use lawn chairs under the open hatch. The bumper serves to hold the beer! And being 5' 6" seems to be an andvantage too.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #41
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The windows on my 68 are rimless and therefore very hard to see when open. I put a small piece of fluorescent orange duct tape on each corner as a reminder.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:45 PM   #42
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A previous owner removed the factory cabinets from my '82 Excella and replaced them with really nice golden oak custom built cabinets. I quickly found out why the factory cabinets had that nice rounded edge work. I have about eight scars (so far) on the top of my head from raising up into them.

And, the windows on my Excella when opened to the full open position are exactly at eye level. I've got a couple scars from that as well. Thanks for the tip about the "Remove Before Flight" streamers. I'm ordering some tonight.


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