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Old 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Two drawers in kitchen open while traveling. Hanging Sliding door in bedroom has a plastic/rubber strap that is attached to the door and has a push on button type connector on other end. Door is about 2" off the floor.
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Two drawers in kitchen open while traveling. Hanging Sliding door in bedroom has a plastic/rubber strap that is attached to the door and has a push on button type connector on other end. Door is about 2" off the floor.
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Sorry. My two drawers in the kitchen keep opening during travel. Anyone have this problem and if so what was your remedy? I think the door could use some sort of back up securing.
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On our last trailer we had a sliding door also. The cheezy strap didn't hold for nothing. I installed one of those sliding door catches at the base of the door. I put a small block of wood on the floor for the pin to go into.

As for the drawers opening. Sometimes if you connect them together with a bungee cord thru the handles that will help. We had two drawers in the bedroom that did the same thing. I made some brackets to accept a wood dowel. I then slid the dowel behind the handles and inserted it into the brackets. The door couldn't open with the dowel running thru the handles.
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The drawers should have a latch or something to make them hard to open, check to see if things are lined up so it works correctly. Many/most doors have the strap with the snap on them, they work fine for me but if you are driving a lot of rough roads you might need to beef it up some.
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They make a full extension rv drawer guide. They work great.
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Cumminsfan/GaryWT Thank both of you. Very helpful.
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The drawers should have a latch or something to make them hard to open, check to see if things are lined up so it works correctly. Many/most doors have the strap with the snap on them, they work fine for me but if you are driving a lot of rough roads you might need to beef it up some.
I agree. Every trailer I have purchased (3 new) has had to have at least a couple of the drawer catches adjusted. No big deal. Some are on the top. This Blackstone I have now has them on the bottom.
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My solution was a dowel rod.

I have a 4 drawer stack in the kitchen,, I picked up a pair of eye bolts (Screw into wood type) and drilled pilot holes between the top two and the bottom two.. I drop a dowel rod through the eyes of the bolts.. It actually looks decent (would look better if I painted the bolts) and works great.

On the sliding door.. I have a metal latch that holds it open the plastic thing only holds a "Flap". If I could post photos here I'd show you.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h145mu0ynl...35358.jpg?dl=0
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Sorry. My two drawers in the kitchen keep opening during travel. Anyone have this problem and if so what was your remedy? I think the door could use some sort of back up securing.
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I replaced all of the existing slides with self closing slides. They are infinitely smoother and work the same as the drawers in the house.
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They make a full extension rv drawer guide. They work great.
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Dealer gave me 3 sets of rv designer latches #h316. Anyone know how to install them?
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Our rig has this type latches on the drawers and closet.
They work well. Called 'grabber latches' for RVs.
EDIT: I see they are similar to the 'designer' latches you mention.

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They come in three different pound pulls, 2, 5 and 10 depending on what you want to keep closed.

Most of my standard drawers and cabinets use the 2 lb style but i have a large wide and heavy utensil drawer that requires the 5 lb pull to keep it closed.

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