[DML] Re: Stanchions
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[DML] Re: Stanchions

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Oliver Holler <thehauntfactory@...> wrote:
There usually isn't enough room between the cars and they don't work
unless the lot is paved. The best I have seen is a cargo net over each
opening when the doors are open. Stanchions won't stop little kids and
then the parents will run in behind them.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

> 'Movie ropes', or stanchion posts look neat around the car, (real rich) 
> but there can be issues too.
> If you've ever stood in line with chains, you know what kids like to do.
> Swing or sit on them.
> I've even seen adults lean on velvet ropes to reach the car, causing 
> posts to teeter and fall. (Think dominoes.)
> Most chrome posts (and weighted bases)  are very heavy and would leave 
> a good dent or at least a nasty scratch in the stainless if it toppled 
> in the wrong direction.
> In addition to movie ropes (which obviously make me paranoid), we've 
> tried lots of other things.
> Tall or stacked rubber traffic cones with brightly colored flagging 
> tape worked well for us.  Kids don't try to swing on the tape, because 
> it just breaks.
> The rubber cones won't hurt anything either, even if someone (drunk, 
> jealous, or crazy) decides they'd like to pick one up and ram it into 
> the windshield.
> I'm usually happy without any kind of corral.
> After all, it's a stainless steel car, not a brittle, dried flower 
> arrangement.
> We do almost always use a yellow rope across the door opening in lieu 
> of chains or bars.
> (Helpful hint: If you tie one end onto the seat belt strap, it will 
> flex if strained, then automatically go taut again when the belt 
> auto-retracts.)
> And if the seat is occupied with something (car info, mini movie 
> poster, sunshade, -anything), people just can't sit!
> I've never much cared for 'DO NOT' signs for stupid people.
> Considering the power of suggestion, why even mention 'touching', 
> 'sitting' or other.
> Aside from also looking somewhat unfriendly, I presume stupid people 
> don't read signs.
> Just my crowd control 2 cents. . . :)
> Oliver
> 10694

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