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Old 09-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Keeping drawers from opening.

Been using bungees to keep the drawers from opening while driving. Any better solution? 2011 Knight
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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My first thought would be to replace the original latches. If you can't find original replacements, go to a show and see what other brands use. These are not hard to replace.
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I read here, I think, to use velcro on drawer edge and matching it to the cabinet. I have done this and it works, unless the drawer is weighty - i.e. the pots and pans drawer still comes out. I used strip rather than dots.

Certainly worth a try.

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I read here, I think, to use velcro on drawer edge and matching it to the cabinet. I have done this and it works, unless the drawer is weighty - i.e. the pots and pans drawer still comes out. I used strip rather than dots.

Certainly worth a try.

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Want something that won't make it hard to open. Last RV we had I replaced 10 of those brown plastic guys. Junk.
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They do have magnetic closures that you can get at Lowe's or Home Depot.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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I just installed at least two of the brown latches in the "heavy" drawers. There is two sizes (use the larger size). Really works great. deSanford
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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I got two large (like 1/2 inch opening) Lag type eye bolts.

On my 4 drawer kitchen "Stack" I "Drilled" one bolt in between the bottom two and the other between the top two.

I drop a dowel rod through the eyes and those drawers stay closed.

Bungee cords and velcro, and hook & eye latches work for most everything else.
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This is what I use. A surface slide bolt in brass and they come in different length. I got them at Ace Hardware but found these pictures.


Bolt Latch. 2" Contemporary Style Door Bolt In Solid Brass

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I've never had a drawer or cabinet open. I think it depends on driving style. I take turns as slow as I can. Just sayin .
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Try child-proof latches. Easy to open, just takes a finger.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:46 AM   #11
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Been using bungees to keep the drawers from opening while driving. Any better solution? 2011 Knight
My drawer slides have a small, (#6?), sheet metal screw in the tracks just behind the front drawer track rollers.
When when a drawer is opened, or closed, it must be lifted so the roller rides over the screw head.
We have 10 drawers, none of which has accidentally opened in 132k miles.

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The drawers in my rig are held shut by a simple latch available at Lowes or any hardware location. It is a U shaped metal clasp holding two plastic looking plastic
rollers. These are very common and available in contractor packs at Home Depot I believe.

They actually mount on the underside of the drawer lip the metal U shape on the drawer and the roller portion on the cabinet frame. Can't see them; did not know how the drawers held in until I had to replace one.

They work and fit your requirement for relatively easy opening.
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Want something that won't make it hard to open. Last RV we had I replaced 10 of those brown plastic guys. Junk.
? What has this to do with velcro strips?

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I've never had a drawer or cabinet open. I think it depends on driving style. I take turns as slow as I can. Just sayin .
On my last trailer when the drawer was closed it "Dropped" down a bit and locked, Quite securly.

On my newer (Ok 2005) Class A they use a friction latch that simply does not work

I can set a cup of coffee on the counter and it will still be there, still upright, when I park, but the drawers would open

This is why I now dowel lock them.. That works well long as I don't forget.
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