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Old 07-13-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Glove Box won't stay closed

We've had our 2004 Trail Lite for 4 years. There is no latch on the glove box & the front of it curves in a way that may make it impossible to install a latch. It has always stayed closed until we pull on it to open it, but now it slides open every time I accelerate from a stop. I have taken it apart; I don't see a dip in the slides like the clothing drawers have to keep them closed. I don't see anything broke & I don't see what kept the drawer from coming open in the past? It looks like a good quality ball bearing, telescoping slide; I don't see a full brand name on it, just "KV made in the USA" on it. Can somebody give me some info on this? Thanks much!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with that.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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We've had our 2004 Trail Lite for 4 years. There is no latch on the glove box & the front of it curves in a way that may make it impossible to install a latch. It has always stayed closed until we pull on it to open it, but now it slides open every time I accelerate from a stop. I have taken it apart; I don't see a dip in the slides like the clothing drawers have to keep them closed. I don't see anything broke & I don't see what kept the drawer from coming open in the past? It looks like a good quality ball bearing, telescoping slide; I don't see a full brand name on it, just "KV made in the USA" on it. Can somebody give me some info on this? Thanks much!
How about a magnet? They come in all sorts of sizes and strengths. Pretty cheap on the internet.
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On some you can take pliers and squeeze the track to tighten it up. I had to do that on the dash drawers on the '02 DSDP. Just go slow and don't overdo it.
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On some you can take pliers and squeeze the track to tighten it up. I had to do that on the dash drawers on the '02 DSDP. Just go slow and don't overdo it.
Here is a tip, just back up to where ever you are going. If I can offer any more advice just let me know.

I do think pinching the guides is a pretty good idea, or adding grease to slow down the action.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Another easy fix could be magnets or velcro.

Happy Trails!!!
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We've had our 2004 Trail Lite for 4 years. There is no latch on the glove box & the front of it curves in a way that may make it impossible to install a latch. It has always stayed closed until we pull on it to open it, but now it slides open every time I accelerate from a stop. I have taken it apart; I don't see a dip in the slides like the clothing drawers have to keep them closed. I don't see anything broke & I don't see what kept the drawer from coming open in the past? It looks like a good quality ball bearing, telescoping slide; I don't see a full brand name on it, just "KV made in the USA" on it. Can somebody give me some info on this? Thanks much!
I have learned more since I posted, so I'll share: KV is Knape and Vogt that makes drawer slides & is based in Grand Rapids, MI. They appear to stress quality as an alternative to imports. The slides have a lifetime warranty. I don't understand how this can work (& maybe there is a communication breakdown) but customer service says the thing that looks like a bumper at the back of the slide is actually what holds the drawer closed. Over time the rubber hardens & doesn't do its job. So, they are going to send me new rubber parts. They also make an RV specific design that I don't seem to have. Thanks to each of you that has replied to my post. I will keep your ideas in mind if I can't get the slide itself to keep the drawer closed. Have a good day.
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Welcome to the forum!


Velcro or gorilla tape......
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KV 8400RV is the positive retention version. Iíve used them in my previous TT and have several on order to replace some worn out ones in the MH.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:43 PM   #10
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Glove Box success

Thank you very much for the part # of the correct slide assm for an RV.
I installed the rubber pieces they sent me, so it works fine for now.
I added photos in case they may help someone else. Where the track
gets closer together, on the end, it engages with the rubber & that is
what holds the drawer closed. The original rubber pieces had just a
little wear & that was enough to not keep the drawer closed.


When I tried to come back to this, my original post on this subject, I
had a hard time finding it - what is the easy way for me to find what
I have already posted? Thanks.
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