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#1 jlandon13399

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

We travel with a 30 lb Australian shepherd.  As most dogs do they like to sit in the driver's or passenger's seat when the coach is parked.  There have been times when we have returned to the coach and found the sun screens in various positions.  Obviously she has stepped on one or more switches.  Do any of you have suggestions on making covers for the switches on the driver's and passenger's side of the coach?


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#2 DickandLois

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

Jack, noses and happy feet make for a challenge.

 

Not knowing what tools and your skill sets. One can start with small plastic containers, sometimes the ones used for baby food are close to the correct size to make a cover or cutting pill bottles in half and using Scotch Magic Tape as a hinge to experiment with to start. Very fine saw tooth blades work to cut plastic pill bottles and scissors work on softer plastic items.

 

Some switches can be equipped with tamper proof covers directly from the manufacturer. should you be able to find some that would interchange easily.

 

Just a few thoughts off the top of my head, Hay! one needs to start somewhere!

 

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#3 jlandon13399

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Rich.  You have given me some good ideas.  Just wondering what other remedies might be out there.

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

How about installing a power off switch?
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

desertdeals69,

 

Can you tell me more about a power off switch?  I have a battery disconnect switch but that would shut down everything in the RV.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

What do the switches look like? you have a picture of the dash?


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

Be sure and protect the park brake knob from an accidental release. We place a wood block with a eccentric slot that allows it to slide under knob and keep it from being pushed in by our furry friend.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

How about using a child gate behind the front seats to keep the pet away from the front?  They make them out of plastic now so it wont scratch anything.    


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:05 PM

desertdeals69,

 

Can you tell me more about a power off switch?  I have a battery disconnect switch but that would shut down everything in the RV.

Find the power wire to the shade switches and put a on-off switch in series  and mount the switch under the dash.


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