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Old 03-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #43
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Ouch

I use the swimming noodles cut into sections to alert the eye that there is a window nearby. i use those when I will be closing the windows before bedtime. If I want to keep the windows open (and might need to close them in the middle of the night) I use one inch circular magnets

https://www.amazon.com/Cutequeen-Cer...VT1QD1CRNTNJKZ

I glued a bright ribbon to one of the magnets and then place the magnet that has the ribbon on the outside of the window and the other magnet on the inside. That way I can close the windows quickly and lock them. Storage is easy.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:26 PM   #44
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Glad you are ok. I never knew they were that sharp..noodles sound good...lots of uses for them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:39 PM   #45
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Sliced top of my head open on front window and it really bled out! I was wearing a ball cap when I did it...prevented me seeing it as I turned the corner...lesson learned for sure...the noodle idea seems like best solution...side windows not so much a problem, but the front window...watch out; we do a lot of stuff up front! (oh, carry butterfly type band-aids just in case.)
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:29 PM   #46
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Window bang-bang

Just got our AS last year and we keep it parked on the driveway next to the grass which needs to be mowed once in a while. Least that is what the dear wife reminds me of. Well, had the side window opened and passed by it on the first pass with acknowledgement of it being there. Not so on the return pass. BANG. Fortunately I was wearing a hat or I probably would have gotten cut. Sorry you had to suffer so to learn a lesson that way. Good camping to ya.

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Old 03-06-2019, 03:10 PM   #47
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No running around the trailer.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:43 PM   #48
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Never have had the problem on my 89 Excella1000, all of the windows have rounded edges.
Still banged my head on my 89
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:24 PM   #49
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Modify 90 degree bottom right window corner to a generous radius.

Been there, done that!

Part of the answer is to round off the bottom edge of the window as shown on my 2017 16' Sport. I just rounded the 90 degree edge with tin snips, filed and added a layer of black paint. The other window is the 'escape window' which I did not modify. See photo:
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:04 PM   #50
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Been there, done that!

Part of the answer is to round off the bottom edge of the window as shown on my 2017 16' Sport. I just rounded the 90 degree edge with tin snips, filed and added a layer of black paint. The other window is the 'escape window' which I did not modify. See photo:
That's quite a cool idea - thanks for the pic
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:57 PM   #51
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Use a short segment of rubber hose

Probably 30 years ago we cut 3-4 segments of rubber hose lengthwise. These can be slipped over the edges of the window overlapping the sharp corners. And a bonus: they can be stored in the window ledge between the closed window and the screen ready for use when the window is opened. Has worked on our 69 FC-no lacerations.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:09 AM   #52
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Thanks, I could see myself doing the same thing.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:31 PM   #53
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Been there, done that!

Part of the answer is to round off the bottom edge of the window as shown on my 2017 16' Sport. I just rounded the 90 degree edge with tin snips, filed and added a layer of black paint. The other window is the 'escape window' which I did not modify. See photo:
The AS windows, (not the same on the sport models) on the larger AS's have solid farmless glass with rounded edges/corners..problem is the edges are still sharp when meeting up with the top of the "head"...and the head is very susceptible to cuts and bleeding up there on top...not much skin.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:27 PM   #54
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Sliced my head open on the rear window of my FC. I'll spare you the pics.

Had the window fully extended when I ran around to check something on the drivers side. 17 staples stitched the top of my head back together. Could not believe all the blood.

Now, I have a fear of opening any window more than a crack.

Wife asked that I post this to help prevent someone else having to suffer same.
See my old thread "Airstream Owies"
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Head meets 1963 window edge. Window wins, thus ending the vacation.
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Ouch! That looks like it might leave a mark...

Time to invest in a hard hat or bump cap to wear while around those windows?
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