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Old 07-06-2022, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hitting your head on the awning arms

Read a few threads on this, most use pool noodles. You still hit your head but it doesn't hurt as much. I am thinking of hanging 2-60" orange wind socks from the low point, this way I'll see them when wearing a ball cap or looking down which I do a lot. When we used to hang dining table chandeliers (66" AFF) in new houses we would put caution tape streamers on them all the way to the floor, seemed to work pretty good. Plus the wind socks take up practically no room and we are very tight on space.
What do you use, if you have an awning with low arms?
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Old 07-06-2022, 06:12 PM   #2
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After the third time I learn to duck........
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Old 07-06-2022, 06:28 PM   #4
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I used yellow caution tape on mine with a magnet. Easy on and off.

Wanted to use police tape, but was worried about it being stolen.
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I have adopted the Quasimodo hunchback posture when walking anywhere near the camper, and have even taken to duck-waddling a few feet away whenever I squat near virtually anything. (Not from awning arms - I have stood up one too many times while squatted under a slide.)

I like the windsock idea - I was thinking flagging tape would be a decent option, but the windsock would be more likely to be wife-approved.
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We had an electric one on the last TT and I didn't like it. We now have a manual one again and we just take the arm off the side of the MH and put it on the ground, vertical you might stub your toe but you won't hit your head.
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I use orange flagging tape. I tie a three-foot-long piece to the arm at the location that matches my height.

My coach has a manual awning with the arms that attach to the coach at the floor level, so there's no give when you hit them (and also no up or down motion, as on some of the sprung/cantilevered arm designs).
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have even taken to duck-waddling a few feet away whenever I squat near virtually anything. (Not from awning arms - I have stood up one too many times while squatted under a slide.)
LOL I know what you mean about the duck waddle, I have a slide over my electric and water compartments and another over my tool compartment. I'm learning to walk like Chuck Berry, only backwards.
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I've hit my head so many times....I just don't feel it anymore!!
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Ditto K Charles solution… unclip the arm from the coach and stand it vertically from the ground.
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Reading this rubbing the scars in the top if my head.
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I kind of miss the awnings with the arms. We now have Girard armless awnings, but they're soooo delicate you constantly have to adjust them and watch how you use them.
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I hit awning arms, rear view mirrors and EVERY corner on every slide out we have.

DW finally got me a helmet to wear
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So it wasn't just me. Back when we had the TT part of the set up was to hang bulbs like these on the awning arms. Didn't matter. I managed to bonk my head on every trip.
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