Wednesday, November 29, 2023


How to get rid of “the corner of death” in your RV

We saw this posted in the Facebook group RV Tips and couldn’t help but giggle. We know everyone has at least one “corner of death” in their RV. How many times have you bumped your head on yours?

Here’s what Mandy Roberson-Slayback posted:

“Need ideas for this corner of death! Looking for ideas on how to cover this corner and the edge of the cabinet so that it doesn’t slice and dice as you flip around in the middle of the night. I almost lost an eyeball…or at least it felt like it! Lol!”

Mandy’s post has gotten 204 comments (so far). Here’s what a few people suggested:

• “Had the same issue with our bed. Rounded the corner off, end of problem.” — Gregory Dault 

• “I put foam tape on the side and under the cabinet. It’s not the best looking but it has helped tremendously.” — Julie Poolie 

• “Look up corner protector on Amazon!” — Pam Reid (Here they are!)

• “Water pipe insulation from Lowe’s or Home Depot – same as pool noodle but comes in a few different sizes.” — Don Baloh

• “Customize it by cutting out the space and replace on a slant like this…(see photo below)” — Mark Fagan

• “I used gorilla glue and those removable rubber kiddie corners that you usually put on the corners of tables. Worked great and helped keep the door snug. Lasted us 6 years, just traded that unit in, and I saw the dealership left them on when they sold it.” — Boosie McNeely (These look promising.)

Sleep in a helmet!” — Brian Hancock

I put a foam mattress pad on my bed and it brought it above where I kept hitting my head” — Tammy Mustoe

Do you have an idea for Mandy or other RVers with the same problem (we know these corners are common on all types of RVs)? Leave a comment below.


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Dan H. (@guest_141208)
2 years ago

After cracking my head way to many times on an overhead cabinet, a trip to the craft store solved the problem. A string of colorful beads on clear fishing line makes them adjustable to the find the right height to make you remember your past headaches. Being very tall they are now in the exit door way of a Class C. Next spring when the new TT finally shows up, they will move with me a third time. Bead style selection are many…. my little fish beads are now like old friends.

Last edited 2 years ago by Dan H.
Kenn (@guest_141173)
2 years ago

After witnessing my blood y, bumpy head upon a few returns from trips, my horrified grandchildren bought me a hard hat. Problem solved with just a little love.

TIM (@guest_141157)
2 years ago

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers!🤣

Bob p (@guest_141126)
2 years ago

Yep still showing the cut on my knee from that sharp corner on the “shirt closet” and that’s been a month ago. Went to Home Depot and picked up a set of baby corner protectors that are clear plastic with peel and stick glue. Now as long as I don’t crawl around under the slide out, but the package included 4 pieces so I can fix that too.

Tony Rodriguez (@guest_91566)
3 years ago

I’m glad this blog came out about corner of death, about a year ago I was looking down while walking behind my rv and felt like if someone hit me very hard but no, I hit the corner of my slider that it was open getting a 3 inches cut in my forehead .now I install a piece of red pool noodle on every corner. Believe me, it hurts….

Ray (@guest_141148)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Rodriguez

Amen. With all the noodles thus employed, you would think they should incorporate rubber bumpers in the potential “head-bonking” zone on all new RVs. The forward fifth wheel slide outs are especially dangerous.

John (@guest_76964)
3 years ago

Baby’s R Us stock furniture edge and corner protectors that are peel and stick.

Wolfe (@guest_73268)
3 years ago

I give myself concussions so you don’t have to…

As for that low-clearance door forehead-creaser, I’ve found leaving a ribbon dangling into your sightline helps those of us with overly deep eye sockets to remember to look up before scalpings…

TIM (@guest_73261)
3 years ago

I used corner protectors purchased in the baby department at Walmart after my wife gashed the back of her hand on the cabinet by the bed.

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