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Old 08-18-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Bonking head on awning struts!!!

Grey Wolf 26DBH. When awning extended, and I walk towards the front door, I invariably bump my head (HARD) on the bottom of the front strut holding up the awning. OUCH.

It is like it's invisible or something. Or I'm blind. But it's WAY too low!!!

For now, I've hung a yellow life jacket on the lowest point, so I can better avoid it. I'm VERY tempted to spray paint it BRIGHT ORANGE.

I'm 5'10".........

any ideas????
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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A small strip of reflective tape maybe? Football helmets are always an option.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Pool noodle cut length-wise? It's be a bright color and would pad it for when you bonk your head again.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Football helmets are all too small to fit my head. Too many brains.



POOL NOODLE!!!! Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner. Some guy camping next to us last time gave me two!! Woo Hoo.

Thanks! I bet that works.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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Football helmets are all too small to fit my head. Too many brains.



POOL NOODLE!!!! Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner. Some guy camping next to us last time gave me two!! Woo Hoo.

Thanks! I bet that works.
You may either need to just cut one slit or actually a chunk out of one, depending on how thick the arms are.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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I've banged my head on ours. First time we camped with the trailer. I banged my had on the awning arm five times, four of those in one day!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #7
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lol It only took my wife two times !!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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Angry

Hubby took skin on top of his bald head off. Patch about 6" in diameter
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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This is a manufacture defect. God made man to not be able to look above chest high..... even when something hits him up the side of the head several times. Does the Forest River owners manual have any instructions on this?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #10
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My nemesis is the wardrobe slide, which is 3 inches below the top of my head. blood everywhere
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