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?
Brian, 2011 Winnebago Via Class A on Sprinter Chassis
2000 Jeep TJ toad
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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.
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.
2004 Winnebago Adventurer - W22
2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe - toad
2010 Ford Ranger - toad
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).
Mark 2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis) 2009 Honda Fit Sport