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Old 12-14-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Angry Keeping Cabinet Doors Closed

I just bought a used 2012 Winn Vista T that came with cooking and eating utensils. Several heavy glass cooking dishes were stored were stored above the sink cabinet which is cross ways on MH. One very quick stop and they were on floor broken. What advice does the forum have. I was thinking of kiddy locks, but not sure. I'm afraid to adjust them really tight as that makes them so hard to open. Maybe a net across them ?

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We have never had that problem but I did read on one of the forums that people use kiddy locks. Also I would think a small bungee cord would work. Our frig gets "closed" with a built in type bungee. If you want to make your own - how about a small belt??
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Small bungee cords or velcro cable minders work on 2 cabinets with adjoining handles. You could use child proof latches that stop the door opening until you push on hidden catch or purchase new latches that have push buttons. Look in the hardware isle of any big box home store and lots of options are available.
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The cabinet where our glasses and dishes are stored has two shelves. Glasses on the top shelf with dishes on the bottom shelf. I use an adjustable Shower bar to place in front of the glasses as that shelf sits about half way back from the front. Then I use a Baby Lock like the ones in the links below.

Amazon.com: Dreambaby 3 Pack Secure A - Lock, White: Baby

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Amazon.com: Safety 1st 2 Pack Grip n' Go Cabinet Lock: Baby

In fact I use a bunch of these on all of the cabinets that have stuff in them that could fall out while traveling.

They work great. Never had ANY problems.

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I have knobs on the upper and some lower cabinets. I use hair ponytail bands. Works great for me for 3 years. I do not put anything glass in upper cabinets tho.
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On our cabinets (31 years old) have never flew open because of how they open compared to the newer Motor Homes.
My problem is the refrigerator flying open around the Right hand corners and "IT WAS A MESS". I realize that I don't have the space as the S&B but I need all the space I can get. Bungee cords and straps are out Not Ma & Pa Kettle LOL Is there some sort of lock system made? Is there maybe something wrong with the latch? It works fine straight down the HWY but take a right turn or hit the binders hard (seldom) and it opens
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My problem is the refrigerator flying open around the Right hand corners and "IT WAS A MESS".

It works fine straight down the HWY but take a right turn or hit the binders hard (seldom) and it opens

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You know, three LEFT hand turns eliminates one Right hand disaster.

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Screw a strap with velcro hooks onto the frame next to refer door, put self-adhesive velcro loop on door face. Pull strap over and mate the velcro, latched!
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We use fairly heavy duty rubber bands around the handles which adjoin when both cabinet drawers close. Too simple I know....but works like a charm.
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We use fairly heavy duty rubber bands around the handles which adjoin when both cabinet drawers close.
One caution with the use of rubber bands that I have discovered over the years of using them for a variety of things, they dry out and become brittle after a period of time. Renew them with fresh ones often.

I've had some of them snap back at me and it hurt.

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Dr4film,not a problem needed a laugh. Thanks
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Grabber style latch. I installed them on all doors and drawers
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I replaced all of my cabinet latches with THESE.



They are positive locking latches. They must be PUSHED to unlock before they can be opened.

They work GREAT!

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One caution with the use of rubber bands that I have discovered over the years of using them for a variety of things, they dry out and become brittle after a period of time. Renew them with fresh ones often.

I've had some of them snap back at me and it hurt.

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Absolutely replace as needed!!! We don't use the ones that come on your daily paper. They are a thicker band and last much..much longer. They're even on our departure check list "check rubber bands on cabinet doors". I know this seems too simple or tacky....but they work very well.
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