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Old 04-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #11
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I know that this is not a direct answer to the question, and I realize that certain members will attack me for suggesting this, but...
Maybe it would help if the trailer rode more smoothly. Added shock absorbers help, and may be appropriate if rough roads are frequently encountered. This is not a trivial modification, as there are currently no commercially available kits to add shocks to a Torflex suspension.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:24 PM   #12
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I use the child locks on the cabinets under the sink. Same problem, doors shake open sometimes and I don't want them damaged. Bungee idea has worked fine for me to keep the refrig, wardrobe and bathroom door closed but we've been on mostly paved roads. It only takes a speed bump or short stretch of bad highway to ruin your day!

THANKS for bringing this up. Sorry you had to sustain damage. Bummer.

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #13
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For the cupboard doors, under the sink and stove, I've used re-usable zap-straps from Lee Valley Tools. Just loop them so handles are tied together. I use them for a lot of things around camp.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:32 PM   #14
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I found this strap set up in the boating section of the local sporting goods store. Works great!
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:49 PM   #15
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A simple and effective solution. I like it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:53 PM   #16
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I found this strap set up in the boating section of the local sporting goods store. Works great!

I like this! Just need to locate the attachment hardware or something similar and fashion a strap...should do the trick. Thanks!
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You'll find those attachment points at the same marine hardware.
I like it, but what about the holes?
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:10 AM   #18
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but what about the holes?
Can't have your cheese and eat it too. gbaglo
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You'll find those attachment points at the same marine hardware.
I like it, but what about the holes?
I think it is going to have to be either holes or something adhered onto the woodgrain which may or may not mar the woodgrain. Can think of it as a useful mod...the hardware looks pretty unobtrusive....

Is there a name for those hardware parts from the marine suppliers?
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There are only 4 small holes that could easily be filled if needed. Not sure of the specific marine term but here is another perspective to show it a little better.
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