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Old 07-13-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation Warning: Skull Crackers in your basement

I just want to bring an important safety tip to everyone before you bust your head open. I hit my head on one of these once and fortunately no blood or worse but it caught my attention. This is severely dangerous and if you stick your head inside basement areas that have these end caps welded on they are extremely sharp on the corners. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle these from grinding the sharp corners down or putting something over them to protect my or someone else's head from hitting these.

Be aware, be careful! Consider correcting these very dangerous corners.
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There are plenty of "skull crackers" in every motor coach, but those look particularly nasty. I always wear a baseball cap when poking around in the basement bays. It doesn't provide total protection, but does give you some padding for the dome and also serves as a warning device when you're getting too close to a hazard.

I think with the ones you have, I'd cut some strips of carpet just slightly wider than the plate areas and wrap them around the corners, securing them with a good contact cement. That would, at least, provide some protection from those wicked corners.

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:01 PM   #3
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Neal,

I had the same head-cracking experience when our coach was new. I went to Home Depot and purchased some stick-on bumper material in the child-proof products. It was wide brown rubber that I cut to apply on each protruding metal end in the basement.

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I'll definitely look at putting something over it even if a half tennis ball A gob of sikaflex or silicone would work too. Black sikaflex may be ideal and blend better and my dog won't try to attack it if it's a tennis ball.
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stick on foam weatherstripping works well also...
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A thick head of hair helps. I used to have one. Now I use a backwards baseball cap.
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I think I'm going to have to shave my head to put the weather stripping on per @willipaul
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Bump Cap

My employer uses omes just like this:
https://www.ergodyne.com/head-protec...-bump-cap.html

You can get them with the longer bill like a ball cap, but for working in tight quarters the shortened bill is the way to go. Better than trying to retrofit a ball cap.
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This what we use in LA
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I can not get past the slide to enter a bay. Yesterday I was going for peg board bay and bed slide reached out and hit me on top of head. I staggered back 4 steps and picnic table caught me before I could contact mother earth.
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I can not get past the slide to enter a bay. Yesterday I was going for peg board bay and bed slide reached out and hit me on top of head. I staggered back 4 steps and picnic table caught me before I could contact mother earth.


Ease up on the fluids?
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Okay will try that!
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Okay will try that!


Iím the one thatís 90 degree bent over 10 feet from my coach. I find everything in and outside to hit my head on!!
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Warning: Skull Crackers in your basement

After bumping my head on a slide, drawing blood and getting several staples I bought a bump cap. I now never go under a slide of compartment without it. We also use pool noodles on our slides, but while they help, you can still hurt yourself and as the op stated there are many other hazards.
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