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Old 09-27-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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I finally came up with a solution to the discomfort of sitting up against the brackets for the window blinds when reading in bed. It's a piece of poplar, nominally 1X3X48 (3/4 X 2-1/2) with notches to sit on the plastic posts. It could be a little wider, but this is a huge improvement.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Sometimes the solution is a simple one. Nicely done.

The photo shows that you consider the kitchen side to be the pillow side. Like many things Escape I hope you realize that many consider that the pillows should go on the other end.

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Old 09-27-2019, 12:21 PM   #3
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I'm with Ron on both his comments. Nicely done.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:34 PM   #4
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Sometimes the solution is a simple one. Nicely done.

The photo shows that you consider the kitchen side to be the pillow side. Like many things Escape I hope you realize that many consider that the pillows should go on the other end.

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Yes, be we all know that's the wrong side.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:30 PM   #5
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Cmon Ron. You switched to now having your head pointing straight out the front of the trailer, which has to be definitely wrong sided.

Parker your headboard, not only is great idea, but is also in the correct orientation.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:42 PM   #6
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First off, I like you headboard. I've been struggling with that same issue on our new trailer.

But come on people, why would I want my head on the back side of the trailer, near the sewer and with an aluminum bar sticking out if I want the window partially open? I prefer to be able to easily reach a window I can adjust and be on the better side of the trailer.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:55 PM   #7
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I finally came up with a solution to the discomfort of sitting up against the brackets for the window blinds when reading in bed. It's a piece of poplar, nominally 1X3X48 (3/4 X 2-1/2) with notches to sit on the plastic posts. It could be a little wider, but this is a huge improvement.
Parker great headboard ! Guess I am also on the wrong side , kitchen side of course Pat
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:20 PM   #9
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First off, I like you headboard. I've been struggling with that same issue on our new trailer.

But come on people, why would I want my head on the back side of the trailer, near the sewer and with an aluminum bar sticking out if I want the window partially open? I prefer to be able to easily reach a window I can adjust and be on the better side of the trailer.
Yah, why would I want my eyes looking at the led's on the fridge when they could be in a dark alcove around the corner?

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Old 09-27-2019, 02:21 PM   #10
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Cmon Ron. You switched to now having your head pointing straight out the front of the trailer, which has to be definitely wrong sided.

Parker your headboard, not only is great idea, but is also in the correct orientation.
Well, until the new 23 comes out with Oliver style berths in the rear, that's the way it is.

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Yah, why would I want my eyes looking at the led's on the fridge when they could be in a dark alcove around the corner?

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A little tape over the lights or a towel works . We have the micro above . Pat
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:49 PM   #12
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Nice simple solution...I will be posting our padded headboard soon.
The other thing you could have done was just remove the plastic posts as they are not required. See how to do that in posts 143 and 144 here... Modifications to Eggscape
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:05 PM   #13
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I finally came up with a solution to the discomfort of sitting up against the brackets for the window blinds when reading in bed. It's a piece of poplar, nominally 1X3X48 (3/4 X 2-1/2) with notches to sit on the plastic posts. It could be a little wider, but this is a huge improvement.


That’s beautiful, Parker! Thank you for the idea! A headboard is something I have sorely wanted as long as we’ve had our trailer(s), but I’d never conceived such an elegantly simple solution. Now to find a nice piece of wood...
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Happens to me all the time Myron ! Pat
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:35 PM   #15
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That’s beautiful, Parker! Thank you for the idea! A headboard is something I have sorely wanted as long as we’ve had our trailer(s), but I’d never conceived such an elegantly simple solution. Now to find a nice piece of wood...
Shouldn't be difficult in the Wooden Boat Building capitol of the world.

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Old 09-27-2019, 07:23 PM   #16
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Shouldn't be difficult in the Wooden Boat Building capitol of the world.



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Too true. Don’t know if you’ve ever been out to these parts, Ron, but if you ever are, I think you would enjoy a trip to Edensaw. It’s like comparing Willy Wonka’s factory to a regular candy shop, but with wood.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:48 PM   #17
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The head board is a nice idea. I like it.

The business of the pillow orientation is best resolved by who has to get up most often in the middle of the night...
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Too true. Don’t know if you’ve ever been out to these parts, Ron, but if you ever are, I think you would enjoy a trip to Edensaw. It’s like comparing Willy Wonka’s factory to a regular candy shop, but with wood.
I've been in the area lots of times but didn't know about Edensaw Woods. Will definitely check it out new time I'm there. It's the kind of place I like to linger, going to a mall, not so much.

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I've been in the area lots of times but didn't know about Edensaw Woods. Will definitely check it out new time I'm there. It's the kind of place I like to linger, going to a mall, not so much.



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Ron you are in for a wonderful treat. It tends to empty ones wallet though.
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