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Old 07-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #15
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I did the pipe insulation thing on the corners. Then I had to make up little signs on my slide control switches reminding me if the corner protectors were still on before bringing in the slide.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #16
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I think my kidney is lodged somewhere in my spleen now.

Believe me that it WILL happen again.


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Old 07-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #17
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I had a great trip last year.
First while in Idaho I stood up into a slide and got the goose egg on pointy part of my head then a couple days later in LV I was "showing off" for the kids and face planted on the bottom of the pool breaking my nose and a huge scrape on my forehead. Then a couple days later my brother and I were shooting off bottle rockets for the kids and we were a bit curious how much pressure a 2L Coke bottle can hold. Well lets just say its not 161psi. The bottle burst in my face, with cuts down my left cheek and all across my left arm - blood everywhere. Then at truck stops on the way home i looked like I was in a UFC event with razorblades. They amazingly did not even flinch at the boarder coming home.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #18
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December 17 last year had surgery on left knee. January 17th, in Texas, bent over to pick up firewood. Back went out.(wasn't using crutches or cane) Two days later tried to bend over to get into our Toad. Hit head so hard that I knocked heavy viscious fluid on optic nerve loose in left eye.This created cloudy "floater" that obstructed vision and affected depth perception. Drove home from Texas to Northern Wisconsin to have Optician confirm floater. Still not settled out.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:04 PM   #19
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My "goodie compartments" are under the bedroom slide. Winnibago had the good sense to round off the corners. Believe it or not, they really soften the blow and don't penetrate!
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #20
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So there I am, very aware the slides are already out while hooking up but still managed to start standing upright after pulling out the electric cord and drove my lower back right into the corner of the bedroom slide.

It poked a hole in the left side of my back just above my waistline. Five days later it still hurts like a son of a b**ch! Black and blue with shades of green.

I could hear my father asking me afterwards, "well, did you learn something?"

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:58 PM   #21
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We were at an event where the one vendor had a slide, and I laughed that someone is going to poke his eye out on the slide. The next night when I walked into it, it was not funny and I even knew it was there. You can't make everything foolproof.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:58 PM   #22
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Our Monaco Knight also has all the hookups well clear of the slides.

Tough part is the drivers side main basement compartments, right under the big slide, it saticks out about 3 feet. I try hard to never have to go under there, always hit my head when I do.
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My DW has hit her head on the passenger side mirror about 3 times now. After the third time I told her she is a hard learner and she was a real trooper and took the comment with a good laugh. There just isn't anything I can do about the mirrors.

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