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Old 07-15-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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How to cover sharp metal corners of slide outs

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I am new to slide outs. Our class A has sharp metal corners on them which hurt when I run into them. I did put pool noodle pieces on the basement hatches but they won't stick to the sides of the slide where I need them to be. What do you do to make them less dangerous?

I saw these
https://smile.amazon.com/Newmar-Slid...ateway&sr=8-14


and these

https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-42203...ay&sr=8-3&th=1 but they don't offer much cushioning.


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My wife bought me a football helmet to wear when working near the slide outs
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You have the same type of slides an mine with the thick metal edges. I see that your pool noodles are smaller than mine. Mine fall off. I will look for the smaller ones as soon as I recover from the concussion. Thanks.
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It’s more the sharp corners, which I learned the hard way. The problem I found with using pool noodles or pipe insulation, is you have to put them on to actually protect your head; yep, found that out the hard way too .

Found these at the Tiffin parts store, I’m sure you can find them elsewhere.
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Strategically position your storage so the least used items are stored in the compartments under the slide. Or items needed before deploying the slide and stowed after the slide is retracted.

I am sure it is pretty tough to do with full body slides and other rigs with several slides.
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Itís more the sharp corners, which I learned the hard way. The problem I found with using pool noodles or pipe insulation, is you have to put them on to actually protect your head; yep, found that out the hard way too .

Found these at the Tiffin parts store, Iím sure you can find them elsewhere.

I bought a set of those and they arrived yesterday. On our slides there is bot enough room behind the slides because of a rubber seal so these get pushed off. Oh well.
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Just hang a sign that says "Hit Head here" After a few bumps it should stop.
Ask me how I know. Lol
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Use pool noodles. I found out the hard way what that edge will do to your head. I ended up with a blooded head and a concussion.
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Just hang a sign that says "Hit Head here" After a few bumps it should stop.
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Use pool noodles. I found out the hard way what that edge will do to your head. I ended up with a blooded head and a concussion.
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