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Old 09-01-2015, 11:40 PM   #1
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Check your drawers!

Sorry about the title

I'm wondering how folks are securing their cabinet drawers against rattling and sliding out completely?

I figure some child-safe latches would do the trick, but the ideal ones would be defeatable, so once you've arrived the drawers can be set to open normally. Don't know if there is such a thing?

Edit: Omigosh, that photo posted upside down! Now I really need some drawer stops!!

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:53 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Phlip-It latches. I'm using them in our Scamp and quite pleased with them.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:11 AM   #3
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I run a small bunji cord through the handles twice and connect the ends of the cord to the handles. Never opens in transit.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:43 AM   #4
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When I replaced my original drawers with ones I made from solid wood with dovetailed corners (machine cut!!!) I also installed full extension self closing slides. We regularly drag the trailer up a rough dirt road with washboard etc. and they have never slide open.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:15 AM   #5
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My early 2009 cabinet drawers have what appears to be a fiberboard box - probably worth painting so they don't soak up too much moisture and fall apart. I also noticed each drawer guide was held in the carcase with just 3 tiny screws, and those 3x4 screws also seem to be holding most of the internal structure together.

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Old 09-02-2015, 01:22 AM   #6
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I've seen no indication that any part of my 2008 17B is likely to fall apart, and that is after many miles on washboard back roads.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:26 AM   #7
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Thanks, John.

I looked at the Phlip-its and they look interesting, but I am not sure they will work on drawers though. Have you tried that? My picture posted upside down, but my cabinet doors where they could be used don't have space directly underneath. The existing catches seem pretty secure though.

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Have never had an issue with the drawers coming open, and I don't secure them with anything.
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I've seen no indication that any part of my 2008 17B is likely to fall apart, and that is after many miles on washboard back roads.
Hi Glen, with respect to the fiberboard I was talking about moisture, not vibration. Top picture is what I assume is MDF, lower picture is the three small screws (silver heads).

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Have never had an issue with the drawers coming open, and I don't secure them with anything.
Ditto.
I have had the shallow cupboard under the sink open on rough roads, probably because I stack canned goods in there.
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