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Old 08-31-2015, 12:16 PM   #1
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On our 2005 38' FDTS we have drawer slides from Houck industries, they have worked fine for several years, however now I am finding that the rear mounting brackets are breaking (could be that they are 10+ years old). They are made of plastic, I found them on eBay by searching "Houck 051". They are handed so you purchase them as a set (left and right) for $5 plus shipping.

Houck recommends that there be a minimum of 2" of slide in the bracket, if not shim behind the rear mount. Every drawer slide I have looked at thus far did NOT have 2" in the bracket, so as I replace the broken ones I am adding a 3/4" (or more) spacer to bring the slide further into the bracket.


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I had the same problem for the same reason. Just a lot sooner! I replaced mine with K&V roller bearing slides. They make a model for RV's with a keep closed feature, which works fine. And they have metal rear brackets.

Much better quality slides if you want to take the time and expense to do it.
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I think WRV had the inverse problem with slides that they had with cabling, too much cable, too little slide in the bracket.


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We decided to use the wasted space and lengthen our drawers and add the roller slides. Judy loves the added storage.
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They look great!


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I had the same problem for the same reason. Just a lot sooner! I replaced mine with K&V roller bearing slides. They make a model for RV's with a keep closed feature, which works fine. And they have metal rear brackets.

Much better quality slides if you want to take the time and expense to do it.
Are those Knape & Vogt? Did you do 3/4 extension? Full? Do you recall the part/model number?

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We used KV 8400RV full extension. This model is for rv'is with a hold closed feature. Got rid of the little plastic clips that WRV used to hold drawers closed. Have worked well even thru an Alaska trip
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Are those Knape & Vogt? Did you do 3/4 extension? Full? Do you recall the part/model number?

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Yes, Knape & Vogt. The part number that Sandy listed is the one I used. They are full extension. I think I got mine at Woodworker's Hardware online. The big box hardware stores likely don't have them. Austin's Hardwoods in Santa Ana carries a lot of their models, and can order them if they don't have them in stock. I think there is one in San Diego as well. They typically have good prices on cabinet hardware.

I used the Knape & Vogt KV8450FM soft close slides on my kitchen cabinets at home. I tried them for the smaller drawers in the kitchen of the coach as well, as the soft close feature holds them closed to some extent. They work well for those small drawers. I have never had one come open going down the road. But the KV8400RV has a better hold mechanism for larger drawers. Sandy did the Alaska test on them!
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Drawer Slides

Another option is Accuride 3832 Full Extension or Accuride 3834 Full Extension with 1" of extra travel. These are both excellent guides and use the same mounting as the KV's.
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