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Old 03-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Penthouse bleeding headache

Am I the only one who has hit his head on the tiedowns for the penthouse? I kept thinking I would stop being so clumsy, but this last time I did some redneck engineering with a concussion, blood in my eyes, fuel line and a zip tie.



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Old 03-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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YES, that hurts don't it
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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Nice mod!

My 1998 came with two custom-fitted cloth covers for them, matched to the interior upholstery. Can't say as I ever use them, though, as it's too much to remember. I like your solution.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for telling me what it comes with. If factory is no better I will leave it like this until it gets tested. If I remain conscious afterwards I will glue it on with adhesive.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Nice mod!

My 1998 came with two custom-fitted cloth covers for them, matched to the interior upholstery. Can't say as I ever use them, though, as it's too much to remember. I like your solution.
So did my 1997. Three little padded "socks" that match the upholstery and fit over the brackets when the top is up. I just keep them up on the ledge when the top is down, and the "velvet" holds them in place.

They are shaped as if you cut off one end of an envelope (in case you want to make some).
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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Re: Penthouse bleeding headache

Finally got a field test. Head hurts, but no bleeding.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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Re: Penthouse bleeding headache

Here's a photo of the Penthouse hook covers that SMB Indiana included with my 1998 van. It's just the headliner material folded into a sleeve that slips over the hook. I never use them as it's too much to remember to take on and off. I like your fuel line idea and may implement that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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You could use the covers, just need to make a hole in the middle...
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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Re: Penthouse bleeding headache

Have never hit my head on one of the three hold down points. Have had the penthouse for about 5 years now. I do use the SMB supplied sock covers. Am more concerned about backing into them when standing up then hitting my head. Maybe it all has to do with van layout and travel paths. Ours is a through aisle way.

Pre penthouse I at least once a year hit my head on a ceiling light fixture corner, just to remind myself that they are there. Most always drew blood.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Re: Penthouse bleeding headache

We use trailer ball covers on ours.
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