The Dog Did It

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Many of us are traveling with dogs. When we arrive at the RV site, I will get out to look the site over. The dogs are also excited and will jump on the drivers chair to see what I am doing. At least twice when I came back I noticed that I had the transmission in gear, very scary, and I am sure that one of the dogs had stepped on the shift selector. I do not have video proof but you should believe me. :rolleyes: Luckily the parking brakes are still very good.
Can you imagine what would happen if the dog would push the parking brake knob? :eek: I have attached an example. 😂
I now have a small disk (3D print) that will fit behind the parking brake knob and I always will put it in place when I pull the parking brakes.
What are you doing to prevent this when you are traveling with dogs.

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I now have a small disk (3D print) that will fit behind the parking brake knob and I always will put it in place when I pull the parking brakes.
What are you doing to prevent this when you are traveling with dogs.

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@MichaelMdG , looks great...hadn't thought about it. Did you design and print?
 
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I can send you the print file.
 
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We use the same kind of thing, 3D printed by a friend. He even made it bright yellow so I can't easily misplace it. :ROFLMAO:

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@Chuggs designed one too:

 
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We use the same kind of thing, 3D printed by a friend. He even made it bright yellow so I can't easily misplace it. :ROFLMAO:

TJ
That is a great idea. I am also going to that with @Chuggs design.
 
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@MichaelMdG that would be great...thanks! Can you send the STL file?

Also, welcome to the forum!
Thank you. This is a great forum. It has been a very expensive week and I only joined last Sunday. I hate all these great ideas. :p
This week I ordered an UV Ionic Air purifier and EasyStarts from Micro-Air.
 
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Thank you. This is a great forum. It has been a very expensive week and I only joined last Sunday. I hate all these great ideas. :p
This week I ordered an UV Ionic Air purifier and EasyStarts from Micro-Air.
You can and should blame @Neal...he derives great pleasure in seeing the rest of us spend our hard earned money trying to keep up with him and his gadgets.
 
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One of these days you all will learn how to 3D print credit cards. I'm not giving away all of my secrets!! :) Now if I can just find that gold filament!
 
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That is a great idea. I am also going to that with @Chuggs design.
Make sure to print the other design as well. Both are posted on Thingiverse. Since dogs don't have opposable thumbs...the snap on model is my go to... The padlock version is better for when the coach is stored, or you have youngsters that could quickly remove the snap on version.
 
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Make sure to print the other design as well. Both are posted on Thingiverse. Since dogs don't have opposable thumbs...the snap on model is my go to... The padlock version is better for when the coach is stored, or you have youngsters that could quickly remove the snap on version.
@Chuggs ...I'm impressed! You must have a lot of time on your hands or be a professional product designer (maybe both). What a creative design. Unfortunately, when I tried to install it, I discovered the clearance between the back of my knob and the dash is 3/4". I had also printed the @MichaelMdG design...it is also too big. I'll design a simple one like Michael's and print it. Thanks for the ideas though...more things to consider when designing something.
 
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@Chuggs. realized I can probably make your design work by scaling the Z axis in the slicer program by 68%. Is printing now...will let you know.
 
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Did you notice the recess on one side of the lock that fits over the nut securing the brake plunger? The @Chuggs design fits perfectly on our MADP when the recess is positioned to the rear.

TJ
 
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