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Old 03-03-2016, 07:31 AM   #11
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:39 AM   #12
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I agree, TEACH him not to touch things that are not his. We did this with 4 kids and it served us well--AND served the kids well! Additionally, it sure makes shopping and visiting other peoples home a lot more enjoyable. Like most things with raising kids, for every minute you spend teaching them, you'll get years of benefits back!
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:49 AM   #13
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I agree, TEACH him not to touch things that are not his. We did this with 4 kids and it served us well--AND served the kids well! Additionally, it sure makes shopping and visiting other peoples home a lot more enjoyable. Like most things with raising kids, for every minute you spend teaching them, you'll get years of benefits back!

My 18 mo. Grandson will be starting to go camping with us,
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:54 AM   #14
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I have had some units in the past where there was a key switch that had to be turned on to make the slide switches work. It would not be too hard to install one.

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Old 03-03-2016, 07:58 AM   #15
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The problem is not so much my 2 year old wanting to play with switches, the problem is the location of the slide, water heater and awning switches in relationship to the lights. I don't need a class in parenting, I need to keep mistakes from happening.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:59 AM   #16
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Use lighted rockers for the light switches.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:09 AM   #17
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Use lighted rockers for the light switches.
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Great idea. I will get the Blue back lighted switches for all of the lights.
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Our special ordered 2016 368RLBHK is now home and I am getting ready to enjoy it when the warmer weather arrives. In the 4 or so times my 2 year old son has been in the new unit he has pushed a different slide out button every time on his own. Any good ideas short of putting commercial thermostat covers over the switches so he doesn't ruin something by pulling in a slide on his own?
Suddenly it's not the 2 year old, it's the switch location? Thread entitled " Kids and slide out switches". Well ok then!
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Suddenly it's not the 2 year old, it's the switch location? Thread entitled " Kids and slide out switches". Well ok then!
Oh it is definitely the kids. They are allowed to turn on lights, but pretty hard to know the difference between the awning or slide out and a light switch on those panels when you can't read yet.
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My mother and father raised four kids and my mother refused to put anything away or up out of our reach. If we touched something we were not supposed to we got told not to touch it again, if we did then we got our butts busted. We raised our kids and grandkids the same way. Kids need to learn limits and two years old is not to young to start teaching what he can touch and what he can't. It will pay rewards many times over in the future. This advice is free so take it or leave it. You will suffer the consequences.

Now back to your original question. If the above advice is not an option then you can pull the fuses or put a cover over the switches.
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