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Old 01-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Cabinet & Drawer latches

Anyone have any modifications to keep drawers and cabinet doors from coming open during travel especially on washboard roads or rough highways? The roller latches seem to not want to hold the doors shut. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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I use bungee cords to hold the cupboard and closet doors closed when I'm travelling. I can lock my one drawer, so I don't have a problem with that...unless...of course...I forget to lock it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #3
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Here's my solution to the 3 doors over the kitchen in my Scamp 13.




The utility/silverware drawer has never come out. I use a bunge cord for the closet door.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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I am in the process of putting new doors on all the cabinets (My Casita arrived with none ( ) My pal came up with using the latch like on the old style double hung windows, we have to shim the receiver that mounts on the cabinet to match the door thickness but these when closed should hold up to any road bump. Home Depot $2.87 +/- they come in white enamel. I am going to use the Casita push button knob on my one drawer - $8 plus S/H. I found the replacement latches that were originally on "Eggbert" but they are $12 & up @ overheads, the kitchen doors used the "Bulldog" hole in the fiberglass, plug on the door & then you would need a pull. Using my inexpensive fix for now. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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Philp-it RV Cabinet Latches are a small easy solution for problem doors all be it a bit pricey.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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I used a 1/4" dowel rod with rubber bands when I had my SCAMP.
Place the rod behind the top of the door pulls and slip the rubber band over the door pull.
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I used a 1/4" dowel rod with rubber bands when I had my SCAMP.
Place the rod behind the top of the door pulls and slip the rubber band over the door pull.
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Slick idea. You could use shock cording instead of rubber bands.

Shock Cord - 1/8 Inch at REI.com
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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I have had the same problem. I have not fixed it yet, but I have been tempted to go back to the latches my previous RV had which were a positive latch system and worked well. See some samples below. The last picture is one that is meant to be a concealed latch that is meant to work with your existing cabinet knobs. Just search on "cabinet hardware RV" if you want more options. Let us know what you choose and how it works out.





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Here is the solution.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:25 PM   #11
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On our overhead cabinets I put a eye bolt at each end next to the cabinet door, then slide a wood dowel through them, across the doors, with a hairpin type clip through a drilled hole on each end of the dowel. Closet door has a plain old hook & eye to keep it shut while traveling.
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I have had the same problem. I have not fixed it yet, but I have been tempted to go back to the latches my previous RV had which were a positive latch system and worked well. See some samples below. The last picture is one that is meant to be a concealed latch that is meant to work with your existing cabinet knobs. Just search on "cabinet hardware RV" if you want more options. Let us know what you choose and how it works out.
I added some doors to my burro and replaced a broken latch. I used the top left one in Eric's post. It came close to matching the original latches and works great.
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I used a 1/4" dowel rod with rubber bands when I had my SCAMP.
Place the rod behind the top of the door pulls and slip the rubber band over the door pull.
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Slick and simple solution, Kevin.

Small enough to easily store and probably a great back scratcher too! (I love multi-use tools!)
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Push Button Cabinet Latches - C-Quip

These are a little costly but I first saw them on our boat at work. We dive from it frequently and in close quarters, it has been quite functional and aesthetically pleasing.

This is a generic link so look up "push button latch" for better local results - I just used this link so you can see the latch is flush when not in use and completely out of the way. You push it in, it clicks, the middle pops out, then you pull the extended portion to open the door. When you are done, you push it in until it clicks when flush, and its out of the way again.

I have torn the pockets off several pairs of cargo pants (what I typically use when we camp in the egg) and have finally bought some latches like these ... now I just need to install them!
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