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Old 04-12-2020, 04:50 PM   #21
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I tied a bright colored plastic string on the handle of my control panel door and left it long enough to hang down into my line of vision while watching for the steps. A ribbon would probably work better. Haven't banged the open panel door since.
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:59 PM   #22
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Hey all,
Thank for the well wishes and advice. Noodles are on all corners of the slide outs. Head is also felling better and the bruising is getting less. Looks like I went 12 with Ali with him winning..LOL Thanks again and have a great weekend..

Charlie
We went with water line insulation from Lowe’s. DW said the colored pool noodles clashed with the paint scheme. A little more expensive than noodles but cost is no object (to the DW). 😉
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Old 04-12-2020, 06:40 PM   #23
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(Having little hair left) I always wear a cap when working on the trailer. You wouldn't think it would be much as a cushion, but it really helps with scraps and scratches.
Also, you should get a swimming 'noodle' and split it lengthwise. Fits right over the slide and eliminates the big bang on the head.
Also, pipe insulation is already split.
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Old 04-12-2020, 06:42 PM   #24
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(Having little hair left) I always wear a cap when working on the trailer. You wouldn't think it would be much as a cushion, but it really helps with scraps and scratches.
Also, you should get a swimming 'noodle' and split it lengthwise. Fits right over the slide and eliminates the big bang on the head.
Also, pipe insulation is already split. Sorry, I too have grown taller than my hair and FULLY understand that form of using your head.
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:02 AM   #25
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I hear you folks about color clash. For me, let it clash. I want to see that screaming orange noodle before I walk into a slide corner or king pin. One trip to the ER and a half dozen butterfly closures instead of stitches was enough.
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Old 04-13-2020, 08:41 AM   #26
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And if pool noodles aren't readily available, you can use foam pipe insulation tubes. They are already split. All you need to do is measure and make a few cuts for length.
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:29 AM   #27
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Well the new trailer got me. Was going to do one more thing in the dark and hit my head on the slide corner. 30 staples later in my head tonight. At least the hospital ER was almost empty. 40 minutes in and out!

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with a headache LOL
I did that when I picked up my fiver not as bad but lots of blood.
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Old 04-13-2020, 11:46 AM   #28
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I did that when I picked up my fiver not as bad but lots of blood.
Welcome to the club......LOL
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Old 04-13-2020, 12:51 PM   #29
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I put pool noodles on the edges. Just cut to size and slide on the edges when you set up and take them off when you are going to leave. I have wacked my head too.
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Old 04-13-2020, 02:18 PM   #30
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Hope you're feeling better
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:31 PM   #31
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You can get pool noodles at the dollar store.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:27 PM   #32
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With more experience, you'll be looking around after you hit your head to see if anyone saw you do it.. :-)
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Old 04-14-2020, 04:02 PM   #33
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With more experience, you'll be looking around after you hit your head to see if anyone saw you do it.. :-)
That's true, but when you walk into the house with blood running down the side of your face it hard not to ad mitt what you just did......LOL
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