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Old 07-23-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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Awning Supports Hurt :-)

Anyone have any good suggestions to avoid running into the awning supports. I'm tall, and usually wear a hat; so far they are not in my line of sight as I walk around. This is before my first beer 😬
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Try a hard hat. Later RJD
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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Pool noodles.

Or 70s-era disco beads.
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So far, the beads are the winner ����������������
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:25 PM   #7
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What I enjoy seeing and I don't see if often but when folks just start ducking to avoid hitting it and it just becomes a natural reaction.....but when the awning isn't down and they walk in that direction and they duck.....to avoid nothing. Now that's funny.


I'm guilty of doing it one or twice.
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Put pool noodles on ours... 6'3" and tired of smashing my head..

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Drink more Beer. Then it won't hurt when you hit it
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Anyone have any good suggestions to avoid running into the awning supports. I'm tall, and usually wear a hat; so far they are not in my line of sight as I walk around. This is before my first beer ��
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As a VERY last resort, you could look where you're walking?
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:26 PM   #15
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Use it as a clothes line to dry the kids pool towels? Most common is cut open a pool noodle. It will make it more visible and pad it all at the same time.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:16 PM   #16
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The awning is deployed when the supports are in range - lol. Will look into making some side curtains that zip over the supports. Might be nice looking too...
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Pool noodles.

Or 70s-era disco beads.

70s-era disco beads = win
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We have an electric awning now, so they're way up high...but our old Bounder had permanent dents in the awning rods from me walking into them. I even broke the nose-bridge of a pair of glasses. Embrace the pain...it'll make for a great excuse for forgetting stuff later on up the road.
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Pool noodles work great but don't look so good. The DW, fashion diva that she is , found some hanging lanterns, so I drilled a couple of holes in the support frame and hang them with S hooks (2 per support). Problem solved! (Oh, and they provide nice ambiant lighting at night as well )

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