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Old 03-22-2015, 08:47 AM   #1
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Child-proofing an Escape?

My eldest offspring and granddaughter came to visit the new trailer today. Both approve (and want to borrow it). However, I had a rude awakening that I needed to child-proof the trailer. It took about 30 seconds for her to stick something into a 12v outlet (and draw a spark) and the water heater switch was next up. Ooops.

12v covers seem readily available on Amazon, I'll get some. Any suggestions for a cover for the water heater switch? What is she going to find next?

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have had my young grandkids in our trailer lots. I just put the fear in them, seems to work.

I know, you all find it hard to believe I can be tough, eh?

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:21 AM   #3
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Watch out for when they decide to crank down your front jack! (Yes - found out by experience!) Also if you have an on off for your power switch, you can figure on finding it turned off!
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:21 PM   #4
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For some brief visits, killing all power with a battery disconnect switch which is not readily available (or is carefully watched) would work, but that's hardly a solution for enjoying the trailer with the kids.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:34 PM   #5
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You could disconnect the electric leads at the water heater to keep it off or just make sure it is full and not worry too much about it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:38 PM   #6
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we have three kids(6,3 &3 months), just like at home there are areas that are mommy/daddy touch only and others that are kid safe they learn quick the difference.

our biggest issue is that their little feet and legs are at the perfect height to kick the battery cutoff switch when we are at the table for dinner LOL.
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:35 AM   #7
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They have battery switch covers to prevent that or a simple seen door handle installed over the switch to prevent accidental operation.

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