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Old 10-25-2015, 11:24 PM   #21
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My 2 cents:
We rented a camper in New Zealand, for 2 weeks, which was several years old. My assumption is that it was used heavily by a variety of tourists over the years. The cabinet door latches are exactly like the ones you show for the Casitas. We found them to be very reliable and easy to use. In my Scamp I have bungee cords galore when we are on the road. I would be so happy to have reliable knob/latches on all my doors. So, if the Casitas-type latches were installed by me, would I be avoiding the incorrect installation of the Casitas manufacturer?

One question: How can I keep the ice-box door closed without bungees?
I have never had a door come open or used a bungee cord on any cabinet. Simply squeeze the latch until it is snug.
If the latch is not sufficient on the Icebox, you could simply install a small piece of aluminum angle at the top of the door with a small hole drilled through it and into the top of the door to accept a pin to hold it closed.
Another choice would be a velcro strap placed about half way up, or...
how about a small barrel bolt fit on the cabinet with a hole in the door edge to accommodate it.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:46 PM   #22
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Go here for every kind of knob, latch, hinge - anything.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:57 AM   #23
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You mean these fridge bars?
Wont happen if installed properly. The have to be tight against the stuff in fridge and stuff tight against the back. <_<
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:59 AM   #24
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I prefer the hinges at the top so that I don't have to reach over the door get something or look over the door to see it.
I agree about the sharp knobs however and I replaced them soon after purchase.
We couldn't find ready made knobs which we liked so these were made from hardware parts...
knurled nuts like those for a sliding T bevel square.
repainted handles for outside faucets
compression fitting nuts
and brass screws, nuts and washers.

The latches are sharp but effective, so we just learned to avoid brushing up against them!
Like you I have always seen these minor problems as opportunities to make the trailer fit and personalized.
When you turn those water facet handles where does the water come at?
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Wont happen if installed properly. The have to be tight against the stuff in fridge and stuff tight against the back. <_<
I was using them in a shallow cupboard full of canned goods.
I attached self-adhesive plastic 'buttons' to each side of the cupboard, cut a slit in the plastic caps at the ends of the bars so the buttons would nestle inside. I compressed the bars as much as possible to still fit them across the cupboard and then turned them a couple turns more, once the buttons were inside the ends.
And, then I drove a washboard road, picked the canned goods off the floor and tossed the bars in a junk bin.
Now I just run a bungee cord through the handles of three cupboards so they can't possibly open.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:32 AM   #26
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Wow, guess I've been lucky as none of my doors have opened up during towing. Had a few cushions and things on them on the floor but the cabinets were still closed.
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When you turn those water facet handles where does the water come at?
From my eyes 'cause I'm overcome with joy at their beauty!
No really... they are not faucet handles, they are cabinet knobs!
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From my eyes 'cause I'm overcome with joy at their beauty!
No really... they are not faucet handles, they are cabinet knobs!
Hmmm they sure look like this. http://www.amazon.com/LASCO-01-5105-Outside-Faucet-Handle/dp/B000FH6F66
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I was using them in a shallow cupboard full of canned goods.
I attached self-adhesive plastic 'buttons' to each side of the cupboard, cut a slit in the plastic caps at the ends of the bars so the buttons would nestle inside. I compressed the bars as much as possible to still fit them across the cupboard and then turned them a couple turns more, once the buttons were inside the ends.
And, then I drove a washboard road, picked the canned goods off the floor and tossed the bars in a junk bin.
Now I just run a bungee cord through the handles of three cupboards so they can't possibly open.
I bet the inside of the doors are all banged up.
Also the cans were allowed to move around instead of arranged to they couldn't move. This is kind of like shipping a glass item in box without enough packing. Same principle.
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Little room between your standard can ( standing up ) and the door itself. Haven't noticed dented doors, but that's likely over time.
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I recently installed a lip on the bottom front of the cupboard, but it's not tested. I can use bungee with plastic coated hooks.
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yup that's the part which became part of my cabinet knob.
This cabinet handle was intended to be a spoon too... but with a spoon full of creativity, it ain't now!

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Old 11-11-2015, 01:19 AM   #32
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Cabinet door latches

I have been meaning to mention this for some time.... so here it is.... Non locking baggage door locks should work well for all of the cabinets. You can even paint the knobs also,
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