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Old 04-12-2016, 06:24 AM   #1
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On our new 2015 Silverback 29RE, we have had 1 instance where a rear cabinet came open during travel and upon opening the slide-outs, the cabinet door caught on the slide-out and damaged the door, the slide-out trim, and the cabinet door hinges. We had a similar issue with a kitchen cabinet drawer. Have others had similar issues, and if so, what are the tricks being used to prevent this from occurring again?
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:31 AM   #2
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I have used zipties on ours as well as the wide blue painters tape to secure our doors when traveling


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Old 04-12-2016, 07:04 AM   #3
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We use rubber bands on the two center cabinets in the kitchen as a precaution but fortunately we haven’t had any cabinets open during travel. For the rear cabinets you might try Heavynlori’s idea of painters tape.

One reason we bought the 29RL instead of the larger looking 29RE was we can inspect the cabinets without having to open any of the slides.
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On my older 2010 Cougar we would always have one or two cabinets doors open up. I installed baby door locks on the inside of the cabinet doors and drawers to prevent them from opening up. These were a latch system that you had to open the door or drawer a little and than push down on the plastic arm allowing the arm catch to pass the détente that was secured to the inside trim. This was cheap fix and hidden from view and never had a another door/drawer open up.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:30 AM   #5
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Do your cabinets have the hold shut hardware it's a small spring loaded clip, the door has a piece that pushes into the clip. These can be adjusted to hold the door much tighter, I would try that first. It sounds like the door pin is not setting in the clip.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:41 AM   #6
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We keep a roll of velcro on board at all times....just strips of velcro to hold doors shut...other single doors we use baby locks or I spread the jaws on the latchs so they are tight
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The little clips inside the cabinets can easily become misaligned, or may never have perfectly aligned to begin with. If a particular cabinet comes open easily, you can get a heavier clip at Lowes, Homedepot, Menards for about $1.00 I put a couple of these on a cabinet door with a TV mounted on it and it holds it securely.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:54 PM   #8
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I have 2 inch wide ribbon that I use to tie the doors together. Lets me know that I am done with that cabinet also when getting the RV ready to move. Have a clip inside the door to hang the ribbon when not needed.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #9
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On our new 2015 Silverback 29RE, we have had 1 instance where a rear cabinet came open during travel and upon opening the slide-outs, the cabinet door caught on the slide-out and damaged the door, the slide-out trim, and the cabinet door hinges. We had a similar issue with a kitchen cabinet drawer. Have others had similar issues, and if so, what are the tricks being used to prevent this from occurring again?
Have a 31 RK and did the same thing new hinges and a little glue for the door and good as new. I use the white baby proof clips for the doors now. No more trouble.
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On a related note and an upcoming disappointment to some of us with the Springdale Maple colored cabinets that came on the early 2016 on back a bit past the 2015 Silverbacks. FR's paneling supplier changed hands and the new supplier doesn't offer the color of paneling we have any more ... period. I tried to get a piece of the paneling a few weeks back and was told by the FR warranty/supply department it simply is not to be had anymore. Hope no one crashes an interior panel piece cause there isn't going to be a match.
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