So, what creeping marauders are hiding around the shadowy corners of your RV? Which gremlin is waiting to take you and your loved ones out when you least expect? Well, we don’t know if it is as dramatic as that, but many parts of your RV can cause injury if you do not take the proper precautions. While we could talk about putting skid tape on your steps or adding adequate lighting in your rig, so you don’t trip at night, (both of which are worth talking about) today, we are going to talk about head knockers.
What is the purpose of a head knocker? The reason is that everything in the RV world is a smaller version of the real-world product. Your exterior door is no exception. The profile (compared to the entries at your home) is shorter, and narrower. This means that when you enter and exit your RV, you aren’t used to such a diminished space to move through. If you don’t account for the change, you can hit your head on the top of the door. It might be a minor bump, or you may end up with a gash or knot on your forehead. Picture that scene from Dances With Wolves where Kevin Costner goes to rush out of the cabin hits his head, falls back and is knocked unconscious. That was bad, but if this happens on the RV steps and causes you to fall out, the injuries could be much worse. And so, this flat board wrapped in padding and fabric was created to span the top of your exterior doorway to avoid painful embarrassing bumps, bruises, and falls.
If you have bumped your head on your doorway, as many have before you, or you just want to avoid the headache, then a head knocker is the place to start. Sure, you can use baby bumpers or pool noodles to do the same thing, but this product is specially designed for the space above your RV door and doesn’t detract from your interior. A head knocker will take less than 15 minutes to install and will create a stylish and simple way to create a safe space for you and your guests.
When it comes to adding features to your interior which are both stylish and functional, RecPro is here to help. Our head knockers, like our luxury furniture, are wrapped with Suprima Fabric. This buttery soft surface is available in colorways that correspond with our furniture as well as many interior color schemes on the market. We have two design profiles for you to choose from as well. Each comes with the appropriate color matched hardware for seamless installation.
When considering bumpers for your exterior door, it is imperative to note the size needed. The size of our head knockers corresponds to the door opening* So, if the opening of your doorway is 24”, then you will order a 24” head knocker. The inside width will be 24” so the opening at the bottom of the bumper will properly fit the edges of your entryway. The overall width will be 29”.
But, a Head Knocker Entryway Bumper Pad from RecPro can have uses other than just to keep your head safe. This easy to clean slim piece can be used as a decorative piece to frame a window, interior doorway, or entertainment center. You might also look around at some of the other areas where your head finds edges and corners and see if it could be used there as well. You never know what sharp pieces are waiting to jump out at you, and when they find you, you might find just what you need to fix them at RecPro.
*Measure your doorway from outside edge to outside edge. This number will be the width of bumper you will order. *