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Old 05-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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I'm a Klutz

I've pretty much always been a klutz, which Webster's defines as "a clumsy person." I knock things over and bump into things a lot. But one thing I have learned, mostly through scarring, to watch for is all the sharp edges in our Sport 16. While I couldn't be more happy with our new A/S, I have learned at least two areas where you can cut yourself if not careful. One is under the edges of the dinette (knuckle scrapes). I've read about that one a lot. But I found out the bottom edge of the bathroom door is also sharp when I shut it too fast on my heel (heel scrape). Thank goodness there's a cushion at the top of the main door going out or I would have a couple of forehead gashes by now too. Any other sharp edges a klutz needs to look out for?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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i use the edges of my tables to shave ;-)
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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I like that!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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Buy a Hensley hitch and leave the stinger in your tow vehicle hitch...your shin and greasy pants legs will re-define 'klutz' everytime you walk behind the TV
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:31 AM   #5
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seriously - get a block of wood and some fine sandpaper. Gently massage those sharp edges just enough to round them off.

I did leave one long vertical untouched - because I can scratch my back on it.

Have fun.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #6
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Heads up!

Awning supports are at a remarkably perfect height for smacking your head in the 16'! Especially on the left coming out the door..and, especially if you haven't lifted your head from going down the steps!

We saw a fellow ASr take a piece of foam pool noodle, slice an opening lengthwise and place over the awning support! We just bought a noodle and will do just that next trip out!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:03 AM   #7
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There are also those times that if you enter the front door, you will meet the top rim of the door with your head. Always a surprise waker upper. lol
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We had a lot of near misses moving about outside when the windows were open; they are forehead height and none to easy to see. We now dangle colourful keychain lanyards from open windows, just to catch the eye before we catch a forehead.
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My shins thank me....

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We saw a fellow ASr take a piece of foam pool noodle, slice an opening lengthwise and place over the awning support! We just bought a noodle and will do just that next trip out!
I'm too clumsy to slice a pool noodle lengthwise in a straight line. Rather than a pool noodle that I would have to slice, I'll just buy tubular foam pipe insulation at Home Depot, that's already split lengthwise. Not a lot of choice in color (just charcoal gray) but the price is certainly right; a pack of four three-foot sections costs only $1.18.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #11
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Getting some great ideas and some good warnings! Thanks a lot!
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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Jeeze, be careful....and carry lots of bandaids.

Good thing the newer trailers have faux hardwood floors; it's easy to wipe the blood off!
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Bob,
I kind of like the look of this...sort of omnious!

On the other hand, I pull the stinger of my Hensley as soon as I unhitch for safety. I then stick it in a storage compartment (locked up) in the trailer. I did the same with a Reese equalizer years ago with the Alumalite that I had at the time.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #14
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lubelg,
I agree with Foiled Again, round off those edges. I keep a half round file (among many other things) in my trailer tool box so that I can fix things when they happen and before they scrape/cut me again. Here's an example that's nicer than mine.



BTW, I'm a past-president and founding member of my local chapter of the Klutz Klub! I've practiced enough to turn ineptitude into an art form!
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