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Old 06-04-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
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Battery cutoff switch

Anyone know why Monaco would put the batt cutoff switch where the grandkids can reach it. Do they make a cover
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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Bypass it.....
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:36 PM   #3
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Anyone know why Monaco would put the batt cutoff switch where the grandkids can reach it.
Because the switch is there for "Salesmen". And Salesmen are like grandkids - short attention spans and a knack for getting into trouble and leaving lights on. You know the saying "the best thing about Salesmen and grandkids, is that they go home at the end of the day".

Seriously though, my Batt Cutoff switch has a "locking button" on the face of switch you have to press in order to toggle the switch. It makes it pretty difficult to switch the switch for us old people - maybe not too hard for a kid...

Perhaps you can install that style (or move the switch) if you want to keep it functional.
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If Monaco went to make their coaches kid proof all switches would be located on soffit close to ceiling, not sure if that would be child proof.
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I know I’m not alone with this.

I shut off my front porch light one morning shortly after buying my coach. I had unknowingly also tapped the salesman switch. The wife starts yelling about everything shut off. I’m like oh God now what. It took me awhile but I figured it out. That switch is very touchy on my coach. I wish I had a locking button.
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If Monaco went to make their coaches kid proof all switches would be located on soffit close to ceiling, not sure if that would be child proof.
Like others have said bypass the solenoid do the switch can't do anything. Its not if the solenoid will cause you problems but when will it cause you problems. It usually happens at a bad time like when you are tooling down the highway. Bypassed ours 11 years ago and have never missed it.

As for making things kid proof. I don't believe that is possible. When I was about four years old my Mother had a crystal bowl that had been in the family for generations. She treasured it and when I showed some interest she placed it high up on top of a cabinet. I don't remember how but I managed to get up there and when trying to get the bowl it came crashing down and ended it's life in many small pieces on the floor.

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As for making things kid proof. I don't believe that is possible. When I was about four years old my Mother had a crystal bowl that had been in the family for generations. She treasured it and when I showed some interest she placed it high up on top of a cabinet. I don't remember how but I managed to get up there and when trying to get the bowl it came crashing down and ended it's life in many small pieces on the floor.

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Ouch. I'll bet your back side was sore for a while after that.
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Since we have fur babies and they could potentially bump that button or me staggering out in the early morning I just took the solenoid out that the switch runs.

This is a common modification. Very easy to do and there are hundreds of pages available if you decide to do it.
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I think a better question is, why they put them beside the rest of the switches at the entry door. Every greenhorn going thinks its the lights, and hits the switch. When no lights come on, they try the next switch. They don't realize they just killed all the 12 volt power in the rv. As far as kids, you pretty much have to teach them not to touch any switches. The generator, hot water, etc is all within reach, never mind all the switches in the cockpit. They could even dump the air brakes if you have a pusher.
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If your switches are in the same silly place mine are they get accidentally hit on a regular basis. This cover may help prevent that.

https://www.amazon.com/White-Univers...a-756859562041
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Ouch. I'll bet your back side was sore for a while after that.
Mike,

Probably but I can't recall. They say your mine forgets the bad and only remembers the good. Like how you remember and old girl friend and then you meet in the present!

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Since we have fur babies and they could potentially bump that button or me staggering out in the early morning I just took the solenoid out that the switch runs.

This is a common modification. Very easy to do and there are hundreds of pages available if you decide to do it.
Myron,

Sounds like you have a drinking problem. Staggering in the morning!

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I moved mine to less obvious place (or less likely to be mistakenly switched) its now under the dash board - it is not as easy to spot as you enter the coach as in this photo since I'm holding the camera low to get an upward shot.

but the main reason was that I wanted to use that dash panel switch location for something else (an AC power cutoff switch for my stereo Receiver and Mobley device).
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Myron,

Sounds like you have a drinking problem. Staggering in the morning!

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I stagger and look really bad in the am before coffee. A shot of brandy in the coffee may help.

My buddy said he didn't know I drank until he found me sober once.
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