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Old 08-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Kitchen drawers

The drawers in my new TT slide open at the drop of a hat. Is there some simple easy to use fix to keep the drawers closed while the TT is in motion?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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How about some of the childproofing locks? One example hereSafety 1st Tot Lok Deluxe Starter Set: Health & Safety : Walmart.com
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We had a similar problem with the drawers in our motor home. It seemed that the latches were not strong enough to hold the drawer closed due to the weight of the contents. Solution? We installed a second latch next to the original latch (same kind exactly). Problem solved.
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These work well

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I purchased locks similar to file drawer locks all keyed alike. We lock them all before we leave and unlock thme when parked. I also rebuilt the drawers to be longer, some 22 inches and others 24 inches, and replaced the drawer slides with full extention slides. I got tired of the drawers comming open and dumping in the middle of the floor.
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We had a similar problem with the drawers in our motor home. It seemed that the latches were not strong enough to hold the drawer closed due to the weight of the contents. Solution? We installed a second latch next to the original latch (same kind exactly). Problem solved.
X2 Works great and it didn't cost much. They also sell three different strengths of those catches .
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Take a look at the drawer runners. Typically, there will be a "finger" or long tab with a curve in it near the front of the runner. The drawer has to travel up over this curve of the tab in order for the drawer to begin to open. If you have this type of runner, try bending the tab up so the drawer has a slightly higher curve to go over before it opens. Bending the end of the tab away from the runner a small amount usually does the trick. You may have to slightly lift up on the drawer handle/knob as you begin to open it and this is very normal. Good luck and happy RV'ing.

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It's been some years ago I had to fix mine to not open, but as I remember it, after taking out the drawer (a simple life and remove procedure), and examining they, I deduced that if I just filed out a little recess spot in the runner, the drawer would stay closed . . . damed is it didn't work!

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Look at my thread on cabinet latches that I just posted!
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Well the drawers are now secure yet still easy to open. After looking at all my options, I decided on small magnetic latches from Lowes for a couple of dollars each. Most of the latches worked too good, all I wanted was a little resistance which is what I got. After one short ride on a rough road they all held.
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