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Old 11-30-2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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Having searched and found no answer, I pose the following question:

Has anyone come up with an effective and non-obtrusive (read "not ugly") way of padding or covering the plastic backstabber spools on the windows? Of course, a large pillow could be used, but that would fall under the definition of obtrusive.

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Old 11-30-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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Was just musing over the same this morning. ...Wondering if some sort of switch cover might work -like one which protects a switch from getting turned off. Will be great to hear from other's with success!
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:58 AM   #4
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Well they are probably getting hard to find, but a plastic 35mm film container with a slot for the string (and to hold it in place) would work pretty well.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:13 AM   #5
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Well they are probably getting hard to find, but a plastic 35mm film container with a slot for the string (and to hold it in place) would work pretty well.
Amazon, B&H photo, etc... all had them for sale. Let us know how it works.

https://www.amazon.com/SUBANG-Canist...SRPV7DJV5E3GAE
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:11 PM   #6
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I'm considering trying foam pipe insulation, cut to size. However, I won't be able to get to the MEGGA trailer for a while. Once I do, I'll post pictures and my thoughts on the efficacy of the "fix".
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I'm considering trying foam pipe insulation, cut to size. However, I won't be able to get to the MEGGA trailer for a while. Once I do, I'll post pictures and my thoughts on the efficacy of the "fix".
I tried foam pipe insulation for a similar type solution (but to a different problem), and found that it worked ok at first, but does not hold up to movement and abrasion such as would occur when leaning against it. I don't think it is the correct solution here.

Large furniture glides may work; at least they're durable, and distribute the load of someone leaning back on them.
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