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Old 05-31-2020, 03:24 PM   #1
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Injured by the door latch post

Has anyone else ever done this? I was loading our 2020 25FB with my arms full and ran into the bolt head on the door latch post with my left forearm. The corner of the bolt head gouged two divots of skin out out of my arm. It would seem to me that a round head with a recessed Allen or Torx fastener would be a safer option. I will get out the file and round off the "skin plow" corner of the bolt head but leave enough to be able to remove the bolt and post if needed.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:16 PM   #2
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Nope. Never have I ever. I looked at our classic and we have the same bolt. Sorry you ran into it.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:31 PM   #3
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Our 76 doesnt have a bolt like that. Ours is more like what you have on a brick and mortar house. But I will say ouch for you
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:41 PM   #4
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I really wish AS would bite the bullet, hire some real engineers and design a sold door that is as durable, reliable and easy to use as a car door. Obviously not a suicide door, either! Bonus points for closing completely flush with exterior like a Jet door, no exposed hinges would be very cool.


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Old 06-02-2020, 09:45 PM   #5
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Well, there is a lot of sharp and stabby things in and on aluminum travel trailers. Wait until you scalp yourself on an open window or perform an epic discovery of how bad your shin can hurt when you traipse ever so casually into your coupler. You’ll beg for arm gouges, I know I have.

Ultimately, it’s when it happens more than once do you need to do something about it.

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Old 06-02-2020, 10:08 PM   #6
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My wife just calls all of my Airstream wounds my "red badge of courage" albiet like the the story of a young Civil War soldier's desire to prove courageous in the face of his fear. It explores a variety of points of view on the matter, among them the idea of self-preservation, or the survival instinct. That about sums up my Airstream adventure - what could go wrong next and I'm gonna live with it.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:09 PM   #7
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DANGER DANGER DANGER: Airstream.

WINDOWS! When open you can walk into them. PAINFUL. I always wear a cowboy hat.
DOOR! Tall people better duck. It may be padded but I still yank my neck.
FIRE! EXPLOSION! That darn propane is EXPLOSIVE, and if the stove does not ignite with the gas on the first time...the second time BOOM!
SEVERE SKIN BURN! Be careful with that hot water!
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD! WARNING! Receptacles pose a SHOCK hazard.
FALLING OBJECTS! Airstream ceiling vents can fall at any time.
CHEMICAL DANGER: Black water treatment chemicals can cause BLINDNESS
SEVERE BACK INJURY: Pro pride owners have to pick up and move a 40Lb hunk of metal
HORRIBLE CRUSHING POSSIBILITIES: Helping someone back up a trailer can be FATAL. Stand to one side!
There is no emergency brake The trailer can roll down a hill. VERY DANGEROUS
WARNING CHOKE HAZARD. The shower may have a line to dry clothes and poses a possible CHOKING HAZARD.
AWNING: The list of possible injuries using the awning is endless. DO NOT USE.
<DANGER> If the step is not deployed you can FALL OUT OF THE TRAILER!
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