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Old 07-12-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Self inflicted head gash

Remember to duck enough when crossing under the hitch pin box. 16 stitches to close it upClick image for larger version

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:28 PM   #2
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No need to state the obvious - I'm an idiot.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:32 PM   #3
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No need to state the obvious - I'm an idiot.
No comments from me. I canít see in color yet - after seeing that gash!
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Oh, wow. Sorry to see that. Thanks for the warning! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

I strap a safety cone to mine when parked in the drive way. After seeing this, I may use the cone at campgrounds and storage too.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #5
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Man! You musta been hoofing it when you went under that thing! OUCH!!!

I may paint mine neon yellow after seeing that!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:44 PM   #6
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My hitch will be getting a pool noodle wrapped around it very soon
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When we had the 5whl, I rang my bell more than once. And the less hair, the more attraction to hard objects.
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This has always been a fear of mine with kids running around. I bought a pinbox cover. Expensive for a hunk of foam, but worth it to me.

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Old 07-13-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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Ouch, ....
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:34 PM   #10
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This has always been a fear of mine with kids running around. I bought a pinbox cover. Expensive for a hunk of foam, but worth it to me.

https://learntorv.com/product-review...-rv-safe-zone/
How long have you owned it and how is it holding up? Thanks for the tip...
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:39 PM   #11
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Wow... ouch!

Hope you are doing better.
Thanks for the reminder of how quick things can happen.
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How long have you owned it and how is it holding up? Thanks for the tip...
I had it for 5 years before I got rid of it. I only got rid of it because I had switched to the Andersen and it didn't work with the king pin adapter.

It held up decently but was a little ugly by the end. The letters had worn off and some of the foam had tornn. And with the Trail Air/TriGlide king pin, we used a bungee to hold it on vs. the built-in Velcro strap it had.

That said, now that I've switched back to a traditional fifth wheel hitch, I'll likely get one again.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #13
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My hitch will be getting a pool noodle wrapped around it very soon

By the looks of that gash it's going to take more than one pool noodle, maybe a hardhat too.


I feel your pain. When I was working I would often have to duck under conveyor belts, the hardhat helped prevent the gashes by sending the jolt right down my neck which didn't feel any better other than the pain not lasting as long.
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I usually get the bottom of my slides with a good scrape, But one night my buddy's wife called to say Mike had a big gash from his pinbox. Ten staples later at the ER, he bought us dinner for kinda hush bribe so not to say anything ever happened.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:43 PM   #15
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WOW! That is one nasty gash.
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Sorry about your 'headbutt", however, there are NO idiots born in IOWA. Only those of us that have a slight accident now and then! Take care and may the noodle be with you!!!!
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