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Old 06-25-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Drawers won't stay closed

I have a couple drawers that won't stay closed on the road. What are some contraption ideas to keep them shut? I didn't see any type of adjustment on the rails.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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Before you look at contraptions to keep them closed, please look to see what/why is causing it. While driving down the road in a brand new m/h, my drawers under the dining seats opened up. The reason was the carpeting under rollers was binding causing drawer to not close tightly. All drawers will close but the latches or what's causing it just may need readjusting.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:39 PM   #3
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I have a couple drawers that won't stay closed on the road. What are some contraption ideas to keep them shut? I didn't see any type of adjustment on the rails.
You didn't indicate what type of RV you're talking about, but I don't think it matters. We had similar problems with several of the drawers in our fifth wheel. Found some stick on baby locks at Baby's R Us and haven't had a problem since
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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I have a couple drawers that won't stay closed on the road. What are some contraption ideas to keep them shut? I didn't see any type of adjustment on the rails.
I assume they are equipped with the standard locking system. Those type of catches are rated in pounds of pull to open. I believe they are 3#, 5# and 10# pull ratings. You either have a faulty 3# pull, or the interior movement in your RV is such that you need to jump to a 5# pull, on the drawers in question. Just sayin'
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One of my nightstand drawers likes to pop open. Hasn't been a real problem since it's a small drawer. Thought about putting a magnetic catch on there.

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Old 06-25-2015, 10:37 PM   #7
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I have two under counter kitchen drawers that seemed to always open. Solution was to slide a yardstick through the handles thereby forcing both drawers to open at the same time. No problems since using the yard stick.
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I just worked on all of mine. If you have drawer catches like the one pictured, you will need to open up the triangle shaped section for a better grip or move it to where it's going in and being gripped by the rollers. I inserted a flat head screw driver and opened them up. Two of my drawers were off by 2 inches not catching at all.... Click image for larger version

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I just worked on all of mine. If you have drawer catches like the one pictured, you will need to open up the triangle shaped section for a better grip or move it to where it's going in and being gripped by the rollers. I inserted a flat head screw driver and opened them up. Two of my drawers were off by 2 inches not catching at all.... Attachment 81153
This type of catch will hold better than a magnetic catch for this application.
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Agree - it's holding good now. Will check after this weekend to see how it really did. Don't like to find my bottle of scotch on the floor
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