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Old 03-02-2016, 11:31 PM   #1
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Kids and slide out switches

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?
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:13 AM   #2
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I would locate the fusebox and pull the fuse for the slideout. That would take care of it. Plug it back in when you need to slide it back in for travel.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:38 AM   #3
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Google rocker switch cover to find something like this
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my first try would be to teach him not to touch things...if that failed just pull the fuses out
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:50 AM   #5
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Kids and slide out switches

We cover them with gallery wrapped pictures- they're approximately 1" deep and if you hang it with a 3M hook and wire, you can slide your hand under it without removing it.

Our kids weren't so much the problem as guests were- the slide switches are right where a light switch should be.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:11 AM   #6
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Our Control panel for all functions is located just inside the entrance door,on a Upper cabinet! Unless your child is in the Draft for the NBA,there is NO way they are going to Reach ours! With No Pic. where yours is located it is hard to guess on a Cover or Mod to ChildProof the Slide switches! Youroo!! Our switch location "upper right in Pic"!
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my first try would be to teach him not to touch things...if that failed just pull the fuses out
X2 I agree our slide out switch is on the kitchen cabinet just under the sink counter top just a couple feet inside the door........ just at the right height for curious hands........ Our grandson is 2 he has touched it a couple times he gets a firm NO!! He is almost 3 now and leaves it alone. He has been camping since he was two months old. He has plenty of other stuff (toys) to keep his interest elsewhere.


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Our problem was the switches for the Electric stab jacks. Those are right by the bottom of the frame, perfect height for a curious toddler while they play outside.

I just used the 'pull the fuse' method until I could teach him that adjusting the jacks wasn't nice.


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Our son has been camping since he was 2 weeks old, but our previous trailer had switches in a better location. Now all of the slide switches are directly next to light switches. I may just have to go with the pull the fuse technique. My other thought on the Main Control Panel is to cover it with a cabinet and relocate the light switches outside the box. I have even found myself pushing the wrong switch in the dark already.
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