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Old 05-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Child Proofing New 233s any suggestions!

Hey everyone, so we got our new 233s about a month ago and the weather in Wisconsin has been terrible. So I've been child proofing the trailer as I have a 1 yr old and another little camper on the way. I've done the outlet covers and drawer stops, but here is the Question. The main control panel is low and is my sons perfect toy (lights and buttons). Has anyone done a mod on this to cover it from children? Obviously it needs to be easily accessible, don't want to have to unscrew a cover every time I need or want to access the panel. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hmmmmm... that's a good one.

Considering how often you really don't need to get into the distribution panel I think screwing the door shut will be fine.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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Hey everyone, so we got our new 233s about a month ago and the weather in Wisconsin has been terrible. So I've been child proofing the trailer as I have a 1 yr old and another little camper on the way. I've done the outlet covers and drawer stops, but here is the Question. The main control panel is low and is my sons perfect toy (lights and buttons). Has anyone done a mod on this to cover it from children? Obviously it needs to be easily accessible, don't want to have to unscrew a cover every time I need or want to access the panel. Any help would be appreciated.
Put thumb screws on it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Wish there was a door to screw shut or velcro. It is an open face panel, with all the tank readings, power awning control, slide out control, water heater interior light yada yada.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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Cut a piece of plywood and and attach with Velcro possibly. out of sight out of mind usually keeps little fingers out.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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Picture of said panel ?
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
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I have seen on other threads about a key box that was bought at Walmart they cut the back out and fastened over monitor panel
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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This is what I ended up with looks good and functional I think. 5/8 by 5/8 studs put in with PL couple of hinges and a small slide lock on a 8x10 piece of plexi glass. We will see if it holds up to the boy!
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Great job buschmann real nice
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Nice!
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