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Old 09-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Another Newbie Question

I have been searching the archives but must not be using the correct words.

Do you use special cabinet latches like the ones they sell for childproofing?
I am wondering if they might help keep things from falling out of the cabinets.
We have not had any cabinets open as yet but have been very limited in our driving since we just bought it used.



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Old 09-25-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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Most latches used in the RV industry do a fairly good job of holding, during travel. But of course depending on conditions, anything can happen. ( That Murphy thing ).

I have two problem areas, under counter doors that could allow stuff to get under the slide, that I secure with bungie cords, and the ones that could drop stuff on the DW's head require special attention, everything in those is contained in plastic bins with lids, and packed in place with foam pillows.

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Old 09-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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we use velcro straps on double cabinet doors to hold them, and child proof latches seen to help some drawers, I replaced the roller bearing slides on the "pot and pan" drawer with heavier duty ones that have a stronger detent to keep it closed.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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We our on our 3rd MH and never had any issues. However I am definitely OCD so all our belongings are neatly stored in those mini white baskets that you can purchase at any dept store. Also plastic dishpans are also an option as in some of my overheads they are the perfect width and fit in there very securely. Basketing tems serves two purposes.... lack of movement and because there are a lot of overheads in RV's it makes it very easy to locate things very easily. I have heard of people stuffing their cabinets with pillows and blankets to eliminate movement but that to me that is just messy and time consuming.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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it seems that tr trailers can jolt or whip storage areas open, especially the ones to the rear of the axles. In our dish cabinet I fastened a rv size plastic dish rack down with the half round phone wire fasteners. Then two small bungies were knotted together at their mid point. They were stretched over the dishes and keep them in the rack! The rear clips were squeezed closed over the rack and the front ones can be taken off when we park. (This tip was stolen from this forum a couple of yrs ago)
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