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Old 03-01-2019, 02:21 PM   #29
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Ouch!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

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Old 03-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #30
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I did the same thing on a fully opened front window. This was a the dealer no less on one of their trailers. No blood here but saw stars when I did it. It's something you won't forget. Safety first.

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Old 03-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #31
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We use colored clothes pins with silver curling ribbon. We never open a window without those in hand!
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:23 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by vswingfield View Post
Well, even if you're not a Packers fan, you could consider it safety equipment:

There are all sorts of ways to bang your noggin with Airstreams. My "favorite," based solely on frequency, is to get distracted coming in the door and straighten up into the top of the door frame.

No, I haven't gotten myself a Cheesehead hat, but sometimes it seems like it might be a good idea.
we have a rubber duck hanging just for that reason!
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:24 AM   #33
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Brings Back Memories

I remember the time as a young child, I sliced open my forehead on my parents Air Stream Soverign when I walked by and hit an open window.

I still see the stars from that event over 50 years ago. And I have the scar on my forehead that reminds me of the event and having 10 stitches put in by an old country doctor.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:24 AM   #34
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I have a roll of yellow "Caution" tape and tie a 12" piece on each of the open window latches. No head banging since I started doing this.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:30 AM   #35
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I use various hanging items to catch your eye on our openers............... but standing up in the damn doorway is my worst head banger !!!!!!!

I usually have a hat on which helps some.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:49 AM   #36
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And while you’ve got a heads up, checking for windows and such, don’t be like me and start falling down ...equally stupid and painful...😆
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:59 AM   #37
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We use clothes pins and hang red bandanas from corners when windows open. It also makes our rig easy to identify.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:30 AM   #38
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We have “run” into the same problem. Also walk into the awning arms....
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:05 AM   #39
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I'm 6 foot tall, and when my windows are opened (all the way, or they are closed). I cannot hit my head on them (1973) did the windows get lowered on the body at some point? I'm sure im missing something? MPJ
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #41
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Yep, That's a recurring problem for me. The visor of my hats seem to block my view of the visible edge. I use red shop rags pushed into all the window latches and edges of awning supports.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:54 AM   #42
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The inside of a FC is also a scab farm.

If you're about 6 ft. tall, the sharp edges of the overhead cabinets will slice you time after time. I finally installed lengths of 1/2" wide self-adhesive weather stripping on the edges. Wasn't beautiful, but neither were the previous scabs.

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