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Old 08-18-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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Drawer stop/hold (for lack of a better term)

Hello,

We have a 2017 Forrester in our unit, we have two drawers directly below the wardrobe closest. The top drawer suddenly would "close/stay closed" and I saw that the little plastic clip was messed up/broke (NOT the part that attaches to the drawer itself, but the framework of the cabinet)

We are leaving on a huge trip in a couple of weeks and I know this is a simple little plastic, probably a 3-4 dollar part, BUT, does anyone know a part number or where I can order a replacement??? (I'll probably order two if I can find a place?)

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Old 08-18-2019, 11:04 PM   #2
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This type latch seems to be know as a Grabber Catch. Brand names vary, but they all look and operate the same. I just order them from eBay sellers. Sometimes they ship from Elkhart, Indiana. The 5 pound pull version seems to work well for me for smaller drawers, but the 10 pound version seems to be more commonly available.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thank you - I appreciate it!!! After reading your post, we checked amazon and at the risk of not getting the exact same model, we found some that look very similar so we ordered. I don’t mind having extra if these are different and we’re able to make them work, great, if not, maybe we’ll find the exact ones before our trip.

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I just replaced 1 of mine. Bought a 4 pack from Amazon. Not oem brand, but works fine.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:43 AM   #5
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I know you've already ordered a new catch, but for next time, you can get replacement catches of all types at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.
One of the first things we do with a new RV is replace all the cheap, weak drawer and cabinet catches with stronger catches. Saves us from doing them one at a time later.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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We ordered a Sunseeker 2860DS in February. When driving it home one of the door catches broke. The factory was gracious about sending me a bag of replacements, but on our first camping trip a second drawer latch broke. (FR: WHY SUCH POOR CATCHES?) Rather than using the factory catches we elected to replace all of our drawer catches with something sturdier. I don't have photos to share, but we went to RVupgrades.com and bought 4 two packs of their RV Designer H221 brass door catches, product code 31-1459. A two pack costs $5.71. We now have 25 nights aboard our camper and haven't broken a catch since installing the replacements.
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Drawer stop/hold (for lack of a better term)

Don't know if you have the same part that came with my RV or not. My RV is a 25' 2016 Forester 2401W MBS.


I've had to replace three. I've found that too much weight in a drawer will be the problem for me.


Remove affixed to the wood trim (not the drawer) and you will see stamped into the part the name of the manufacturer and the part number.


I bought replacements from amazon.





Part #: XOOOVPIH23 Decorite 5838-RV Black Push Latch - 5lb-Cl-308


Good luck!
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Thanks everyone!!! LOL, not sure whether to laugh or cry about the cheap quality??? Does make me feel better that we've stayed in ours 194 days now and 23,000 miles before the "first one broke". Upgraded latches sound like a good idea!

And as for weight, the drawer only had underwear, socks and a couple of lightweight pull over shirts, so OH well, we'll get it fixed and be on the road - thank you all!
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I just replaced 1 of mine. Bought a 4 pack from Amazon. Not oem brand, but works fine.
I laugh at myself sometimes looking for OEM brand for replacement... then I say to self, why do I want to purchase that... that is just what broke, so let's try something different!
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We have owned 2 sunseekers and the third one should be delivered this week we have never had any major problems with them. The drawer latches have always been the biggest problem they are either mounted incorrectly (screwed into the edge of plywood) or just not strong enough for the drawer.
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