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Old 03-28-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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How do you avoid walking into an open window?

The title says it all.

This weekend, still getting used to our new 27FB, we were enjoying the dinette on a nice day with the back window propped open. Of course, each time I went around the trailer, I almost walked right into the glass.

This didn't happen on our Bambi as the dinette glass was essentially protected by the hitch assembly. Would have been harder to walk right into it.

I have the swimming pool noodles on my awning supports but was wondering if anyone had something ingenious for the open window/glass?
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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The title says it all.

This weekend, still getting used to our new 27FB, we were enjoying the dinette on a nice day with the back window propped open. Of course, each time I went around the trailer, I almost walked right into the glass.

This didn't happen on our Bambi as the dinette glass was essentially protected by the hitch assembly. Would have been harder to walk right into it.

I have the swimming pool noodles on my awning supports but was wondering if anyone had something ingenious for the open window/glass?
There are three positions to prop windows open. If you go as far as you can go unless you'e REALLY tall you should go under them. If you really don't want them open all the way (good idea if rain threatens to keep them just open)... then get more obnoxiously bright pool noodles and put one over the bottom of the window frame as well as the two down the window operators or awning supports.

Cover the corners - that's where the real OUCH is born. Or you could hang your hubby's dirty jockey shorts from the windows which should cause an auto-cringe response in every passerby.

but seriously folks....
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
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I go into Meerkat mode whenever I am outside and moving around the trailer. Constantly looking up for danger. I have hit my head so many times, once nearly knocked me off my feet. I now only approach the trailer at a 90 degree angles. Seems to have helped or maybe I am now just more cautious.

Dang, that hurts.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:30 PM   #4
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I'm 6'2" - highest opening position seems a good fit for my forehead. :-)

Generally OK on door frame when exiting (and thank goodness for the padding) but often crunching into it upon entering.

And, don't even get me started on the upper cabinet doors. I literally keep a hand on the door when it's open to remind me it's open. Otherwise, no less than 3-4 forehead bonks each day.

Sounds like I should dissect another pool noodle for the windows. It's not just me - concerned about other people walking around my trailer. Last year, I broke the glass and it was a costly repair!
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I put a noodle on my Bambi II galley window. That thing was a death trap. I banged my head drawing blood every time I went near the trailer.
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I have the swimming pool noodles on my awning supports but was wondering if anyone had something ingenious for the open window/glass?
Hang streamers from the lower corners. That will make them more visible. You can attach the streamers by clamping them in place with binder clips.


Or for something that can be left in place all the time, wrap the edges in reflective tape. Or both.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:44 PM   #7
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Words can't express how relieved it makes me feel to know that other people can walk into the edges of these windows multiple times. Sure, anyone could walk into them once, maybe even twice, but wouldn't you think that anyone with more than a room temperature IQ would not keep walking into them three, four, five times, even before the scabs have healed from the first time? If anyone else did that, I would be tempted to respond (in a snarky voice) "Why would you keep doing that?" When it is me, I just worry that I am finally going over the edge.


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Chicks dig scars.. means you are a survivor... I guess... or you hit your head a lot...

Protag has great idea! Hang some flamingo's from your window with the clip!
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Engineers tape and alligator clips. If you can't see that, you're in trouble.
At night we use tiny glow sticks.

My son and all, of my nephews are over 6ft. and they have to look out.

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you could hang your hubby's dirty jockey shorts from the windows which should cause an auto-cringe response in every passerby.

but seriously folks....
wow. I can just imagine what a cartoon of this would look like!

What do you hang from the Eddie Bauer hatch corners?!
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Amazon sells for about a buck apiece "Remove Before Flight" streamers that are on suction cups. Buy all you'll ever need for not much money.
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Coached hockey for years always preached and enforced "head up". After one real good bump started practicing my own coaching - so far so good.
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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.

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This is the kind of thread that makes me laugh my socks off!

I too share scars from the window battles....
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