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Old 12-06-2007, 04:57 AM   #1
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I am having problems getting my drawer latches to hold on a couple of drawers which are carrying heavy items such as pots and pans and some can goods. Has anyone found a better latch that I could mail order or get at a HW store? I tried adjusting the latches to no avail. I tried the big magnet ones and they did not improve it. I would prefer not going the "child proof" latch but if I have to I will.
Any suggestions or am I alone in this issue? I do not have the upright can goods setup as I have the 4 door refridge so i have to put the can goods in a drawer (under the refridge).
Thanks for your help -- Frank O.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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I am having problems getting my drawer latches to hold on a couple of drawers which are carrying heavy items such as pots and pans and some can goods. Has anyone found a better latch that I could mail order or get at a HW store? I tried adjusting the latches to no avail. I tried the big magnet ones and they did not improve it. I would prefer not going the "child proof" latch but if I have to I will.
Any suggestions or am I alone in this issue? I do not have the upright can goods setup as I have the 4 door refridge so i have to put the can goods in a drawer (under the refridge).
Thanks for your help -- Frank O.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:56 AM   #3
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Check with your Winny dealer, I had to replace one also. They have a higher pull rated latch.
It worked for me.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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As already mentioned, there are at least two different "pull strength" latches that look identical.

Some other suggestions: On one large drawer, our dealer put two latches -- one toward each side. On a couple of drawers, we added velcro on each side.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #5
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Frank,

I too had two drawers that were opening up while traveling down the road. Took it into the dealer and they replaced the "#5 catches" with "#15 catches". They are a bit larger and hold much better. On the drive home nothing opened up so I am hoping that solved my problem.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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I had to replace a couple of mine that got bent when the flimsy wood support broke.

I ordered them online from Houck Industries. Be sure that you get the RV specific stuff.

No problems with the stuff that I got from them.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:50 AM   #7
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I had the same problem and my dealer installed two latches. No problem since. He said this was very common.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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Had the same problem on my old coach. I put a small hook and eye screen door type latch, You can purchase these that are a very small size. We just hooked when traveling. It was at the edge of the pot and pan drawer and not noticeable.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:18 AM   #9
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Used heavy duty velcro..can't be seen and it works for me...no drawers sliding open now. The only one I had a real problem with was the one under the refrigerator. Good Miles
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #10
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All great suggestions. I would like to install a heavy duty version of the latch already installed. I like the Velcro. Did you used the sticky back velcro and how big a patch did you used. i would think that if you use too big a patch that the Velcro would pull off the wood. I would rather not install the Hook/Eye type on the outside of the drawer if I can avoid it. Looked at the Houck Latches which are similar to what you can get at the HW stores so i will look more thoroughly there.
I will try to fix this next time out to the storage yard but will not be driving it (test drive) until March/April. I will post what I did and how it held up.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:21 AM   #11
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Franko, My drawer had a "LIP" on it so it hides the Velcro very nicely.
I placed about a 2" strip on the frame and the 2" sister strip on the "lip" and when you close the drawer EUREKA.
The white Velcro is what I used and it holds very nicely.

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