Rubber Bumper for Shed

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On Nov 5, 4:40 pm, snipped-for-privacy@notmail.com wrote:

re; Dont the brakes work on them?
Trikes and/or Big Wheels don't have brakes, other than sheer leg strength on the pedals preventing the front wheel from turning. I wouldn't expect a 2.5 YO to have that type of strength or coordination.
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Ok, then restrict the kids to not using that hill. If they do, spank their butts. End of problem !
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On Tue, 06 Nov 2007 02:55:56 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@notmail.com wrote:

Instruct them use blown up inner tubes against the door, and to put them away when finished. If they don't it's, time to punish them. A warning makes it fair.
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Can you build a "moat" in front of the shed and fill it with a few inches of round gravel? Make a "runaway ramp" out of it. The gravel also will help prevent injuries when they fall onto it. Slope the moat so it doesn't drop all at once when they hit it.
Bob
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

have it, unless they sell it for use as a rub rail in garages to prevent car door nicks. Any industrial supply will have it- commonly used in hospital/hotel/computer center/retail back areas where carts are used. They mount it at chair rail height- you would, I assume, mount it at wheel height. It can be mounted on vertical standoffs so wood of door doesn't stay wet all the time.
You can probably fake it with some plastic deck boards, mounted on 2" blocks as standoffs. The center of each one would even have some springiness, if their usual impact zone is narrow. If they are all over the place, mount a couple of long ones between 2 stakes a couple feet back from the shed. By the time they have enough mass to break 5/4 trex or similar, they will be off the trikes.
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OK, another idea.
Line up a bunch of gallon plastic milk jugs along the shed. Add sand inside them to hold them in place, or fill them with water to make them absorb energy, and spray water all over the place. Or a little sand, and foam shipping "peanuts".
Bob
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

front of doors at wheel level .. easy to move for entry to shed and can be painted to match. Or the soft bumper strips they use for boats. If they can't stop before hitting the shed, what happens on the street end of the ride? I'd worry more about that.
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On Nov 5, 11:12 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

remote control transmitters like on dog collars for pet door access which open the shed door upon proximity of the trike, and a rear shed door with cul-de-sac paving back up the hill so the drivers can do laps thru the shed. :)
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Oh pshaw, on Mon 05 Nov 2007 09:12:24a, meant to say...

A strong paddle without a bumper would work wonders.
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Wayne Boatwright

Date: Tuesday, December(XII) 11th(XI),2007(MMVII)
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Throw a couple of tires on the driveway in front of the door. Once you no longer need them, make a couple of tire swings. If you want to get fancy, you could throw a couple more tires in the driveway and make a race course for them.
I wouldn't put anything right on the door, as that would still transfer the impact to the door, and they just aren't designed to take that kind of use.
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