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Old 07-25-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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I'm battling a problem when traveling with my kitchen drawers opening up. I've got the ball locks already on the drawers and they are kinda hard to open just for normal use and I don't want them to be nearly impossible to open for use just to not have them open up during travel.

Any suggestions as to how to keep them closed?

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Old 07-25-2005, 08:59 AM   #2
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I'm battling a problem when traveling with my kitchen drawers opening up. I've got the ball locks already on the drawers and they are kinda hard to open just for normal use and I don't want them to be nearly impossible to open for use just to not have them open up during travel.

Any suggestions as to how to keep them closed?

Thanks,

Chris
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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I had the same problem. I was able to solve it by using velcro tape to hold the draw closed while travelling. It was no problem opening draws.
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:57 PM   #4
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.....there is also a kiddy lock system that keeps the drawer close to being closed till you reach your fingers in and release the plastic clip.....2.49 at Wal-mart takes 5 minuites to install.....geofkaye
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:55 AM   #5
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Bobg43 thanks for that suggestion. We have one drawer that keeps opening and it sounds like velcro will do the trick. I never thought of that. Duh!
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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Tha's a really neat idea -I have never thought of that!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KAYERIVERCITY:
.....there is also a kiddy lock system that keeps the drawer close to being closed till you reach your fingers in and release the plastic clip.....2.49 at Wal-mart takes 5 minuites to install.....geofkaye </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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If you have two knobs side-by-side, like a cabinet, you might want to get some shower pan material from lowes (its plastic that feels like rubber. Its what they put under tile in the shower before they tile the shower). Cut it so it will look like a figure eight ( or a lone ranger mask). It streches enough to pull over both knobs and it keeps the doors from opening. It is easy to undo, Just pull one side off and leave it on the other, that way it will not get lost. s/Toby
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Old 07-30-2005, 06:59 AM   #8
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Had one of drawers constantly opening on us this last trip.

Found that the screw on the slide to the rear had worked loose. After tightening it up the drawer hasn't opened on it's own since.
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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I had the same problem with the kitchen drawers, told winnebago and they took the latch off and put two per drawer, one on each side, so far it has worked and still not hard to open.
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:23 PM   #10
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I had several kitchen cabinets opening while traveling too. So I bought and installed some screw-in cabinet magnets from Wal-Mart and haven't had any problems since. They look more "residential" and at about $0.99 each I bought a few extras to keep around for any future occurrences.
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Look at this month's "Trailer Life" - "10 min. Tech." Has an excellent solution.
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I'm intersted to note that you already find the drawers stiff to open, yet they still come open on the road.

There must be a lot of rocking and shaking going on back there. Have you checked the suspension for back shocks or broken spring etc.

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