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Old 12-08-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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So the wife came home from work and brought the garbage cans in which go in front under the FW. Ya you know the rest, about knocked herself out. I know there is a company that makes custom protectors that cover the whole Moride pin box. What are u all using or come up with to keep from wearing a helmet, or have u been knocked so hard u just forget
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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I did the same thing last month. Took 5 staples to put Humpty Dumpty back together. Click image for larger version

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I will be following this thread closely.
I am going to put some split rubber tubing on the sharp edges.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #3
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You are luckey u did not pass out and break some bones. The pin box is deadly and I might spend the money for a complete protector. The wife called me and said if u come home an find me on the floor this is what happened. That had to hurt!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #4
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At the Harrisburg RV Show, I saw where a number of dealer took a 12" x 12" x 6" block of foam, cut a slit to the middle, hollowed out a bit for the pin in the middle, then slid it over the pin. Since we were shopping for our first 5'er, I paid attention. Just pulled the new rig home 2 weeks ago, and unless I find a reasonably priced commercial option, I'll probably do the same thing in the Spring.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:33 PM   #5
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Put something on the ground directly below it. I on the otherhand bump my head on everything on my 5er. Access doors, awning arms and the general overhang. It ain't camping without a bruise or bandaid.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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My hit was on the underside and you can bet it knocked me to my knees.
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I usually don't have to worry about the pin box due to it being at my chest height 99% of the time. The bedroom slide has hit me back a few times and almost KO'd me as it's right over my basement access door ODS. I use the floating noodles cut in half and to length for those corners when camping and I have a set of solar string lights that go around the pin so everyone knows it's there in the dark and a huge American flag that gets clamped to the box during the day.

In your case a yoga mat cut to size and some bungees would work wonders if your not too worried about the looks. There only about a 1/2" thick and come in all sorts of colors to suit your taste.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:06 PM   #8
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Found this online and might be worth looking into.

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One thing I have learned is to never wear a baseball style cap when working around the outside of the fiver.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:16 AM   #10
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I have looked at the one from safe zone before. I spent some time looking at my Moride pin box and u almost have to make a custom one. On my new beautiful beast I hate to rig something up with rope or bungy cords. For the price just ordered one from safe zone. Now to tell my better half I got it for her and it is now her job to bring in garbage cans
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Rock - let me know how it works out. I'm thinking of getting one but thought it was a little pricey. I was initially thinking of trying to make something on my own but it might be worth to spend the money so it looks decent.
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I will let u know. Might have to modify it to fit my pin lock which is about 2 inches bigger than the pin
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One thing I have learned is to never wear a baseball style cap when working around the outside of the fiver.
O.K. I'll bite...why not?
I always wear one but thinking of getting a hard-had
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:46 AM   #14
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I was wondering also
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I was also. Just walked around mine an with a cap on u lose your overhead vision
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I personnally just avoid the Pin Box area like the plague, it's work great so far for many years. lol
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I sometimes banged my head on the bedroom slide. I cut a slot in a couple of tennis balls and slipped them on the corners. Solved the problem and the balls grip tight to the corners so they don't blow off in the wind.
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