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Old 11-28-2003, 11:29 AM   #15
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I've never bumped my head in my own trailer, but I was visiting some folks in a Bambi at a rally, and as I said goodbye I turned to go out the door and totally smacked my head on the doorframe! And I'm only 5'3"! I've never hit my head on anything!

My husband has also avoided hitting his head on anything (yet), but he's 6'2" and used to ducking. He does have a hard time doing dishes with that cabinet right over the sink. If I ever buy an AS to remodel, I'd leave that area clear so he wouldn't have to stoop over so much. That's about his only complaint in the trailer.
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Old 11-28-2003, 03:22 PM   #16
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I've never bumped my head in my own trailer, but I was visiting some folks in a Bambi at a rally, and as I said goodbye I turned to go out the door and totally smacked my head on the doorframe! And I'm only 5'3"! I've never hit my head on anything!

My husband has also avoided hitting his head on anything (yet), but he's 6'2" and used to ducking. He does have a hard time doing dishes with that cabinet right over the sink. If I ever buy an AS to remodel, I'd leave that area clear so he wouldn't have to stoop over so much. That's about his only complaint in the trailer.
I gotta tell ya, Stephanie, that NONE of these trailers are built for us 'Normal' sized folks. I'm 6'5" tall, and I whack my head regularly on cabinets, airconditioner shrouds, light fixtures... you name it... if I were king, the sinks and counters would all be about 4' tall instead of 30", dinettes would be a foot wider, etc. etc. etc....

Other than THAT, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

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Old 11-28-2003, 03:43 PM   #17
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Either we have a bunch of super tall people or slow learners around here It usually only takes me one good crack to learn to duck. I am 6'-3" and haven't hit my head in a AS...yet My DW is only 5'-2" so she was built for aircraft type dimensions, BTW she is a Flight Attendant Go figure!

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Old 11-28-2003, 04:36 PM   #18
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you realy make me happy with these post I just bought my first airstream
it is due to arive here in europe on dec 6 th and I am already woried
I'm 6 ft 9 do I have to go around on my knee's in this trailor
think I must get a BIG first aid kit

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Old 11-28-2003, 07:10 PM   #19
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Re: How many times have you hit...

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...your head on the door frame of your Airstream? I tell you, I'm like 5'11" and if I don't draw blood off the top of my head at least once a day, my wife wonders what's happening!

Am I the only klutz? I'm thinking about putting some kind of flexible plastic strip or padding up along the top of the door....

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Don, at my height I don't hit my head on the doorframe, but I DO hit it on that small trim piece that protrudes down from the cabinets right next to the door. After about the umpteenth time I whacked my head on it, I noticed the color of the paneling seemed to be fading from the force of all those blistering four letter words I have unleashed upon the offending item...
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:24 PM   #20
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6'-5" is "Normal"?

Seems rather tall to me.

At one time I thought I was average height at 5'-9" but I suspect that might have been average before my Airstream was built. Today it might be average for junior high.

I hit my head usually on exiting but not entering my Airstream.
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:05 AM   #21
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anybody else notice the trend here of tall guys and petite lady's?

I'm 6'1" and Chili is 5'0" LOL.
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There does seem to be a trend...

I'm 6'4" and the Mrs. is 5'5". The Airstream is just her size. I have hit my head twice on the entry door frame, once going in and once going out. The common denominator was I was not paying attention. I was either forgetting something and turned around just after exiting and the other time I was asked a question as I was entering and smacked the top of my head. Both times I saw stars and was dizzy. An ensuing headache soon followed. That doorframe doesn't have much give to it.

I also hit my head twice on the wooden cross piece that follows along the curved ceiling that would have held up the divider between the front and rear portions of the interior. After the second time, it quickly came out.

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Re: 6'-5" is "Normal"?

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Seems rather tall to me.

At one time I thought I was average height at 5'-9" but I suspect that might have been average before my Airstream was built. Today it might be average for junior high.

I hit my head usually on exiting but not entering my Airstream.
Well, of COURSE, Davy... 6'5" is NORMAL if you're 6'5"!!!

Ok, folks... what IS it about taller men and shorter women? MY wife is 5'5"!!!

And for those enquiring minds who want to know... I AM a slow learner... I even semi-regularly smack my noggin on our heat ducts in the basement!!!

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what IS it about taller men and shorter women?
How many 6'-5" women do you know? 5'-5" is average for women...

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How many 6'-5" women do you know? 5'-5" is average for women...

Shari

BTW I'm 5'-6"...
My sister is 6'-0" When I was working up at the local university, I was standing out on the sidewalk by the gym when the girls varsity basketball team came out, talk about a taste of my own medicine! There were at least 4 young ladies on that team that are 6'-5"

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How many 6'-5" women do you know? 5'-5" is average for women...

Shari

BTW I'm 5'-6"...
Ok, Shari... point taken... perhaps it is the height difference I should be talking about! ...

Perhaps, OTOH, I ought to just bow out quietly now and leave well enough alone before I REALLY get myself in deep!

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p.s. all of my posts in this thread were made with 'tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek'...
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Roger,
Are you sure that wasn't 'foot in mouth' ? I prefer the taste of New Balance shoes myself

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Are you sure that wasn't 'foot in mouth' ? I prefer the taste of New Balance shoes myself

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Ha! And after skewering Brett on another thread about "your-you're" and spell check, then to say 'tread' (as in shoes) instead of 'thread' in my last post (now edited and fixed...) I think you're right Aaron!

New Balance, Nike... as long as they're name brands... they all taste the same when inserted in the mouth!!!!

Fortunately, after years and years of being a wiseguy, I've become accustomed to the taste of shoeleather(rubber?)...


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