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Old 03-22-2016, 07:20 PM   #15
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UKDUDE, any chance of a photo of your install?

I recommended this magnetic catch after seeing it at an RV show in Phoenix but haven't installed it myself. In my Interstate Lounge/Wardrobe I have just one lower drawer and the original catch is still very firm.


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Old 03-23-2016, 07:23 PM   #16
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We just had a large pots/pans drawer built in for our 2016 FC25FB. I was concerned that the drawer would be flying open when going around corners.

The guys at Ultimate Airstreams added an additional drawer lock/latch to prevent that from happening. So far it has worked well. There are no latches or exterior modifications, it's all inside on the back of the drawer take a look at the photos.
These are the standard drawer stays the Airstream uses.

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Notice there are 2 drawer stays on the top drawer and 3 drawer stays on the pots and pans drawer. Our remodel guy Spencer said that each latch has about ten pounds of stay power. So three stays provide 30 pounds plus of holding power which has worked for us to keep the heavy drawer closed. There is room on the back of the drawer for several of these if you need more holding power.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:18 PM   #17
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Thanks for the photos Terry and for updating your thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...fb-144271.html

Much appreciated.

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Old 03-23-2016, 11:23 PM   #18
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Peter I was going to day, don't drill. I have an idea. However I do like TerryC's and had been thinking about a similar approach at the front vs the rear.

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I added brass surface bolts to my "heavy" pots and pans drawer, needed especially with the big copper pan. Less hassle than the magnetic release and the polished brass looks nice. The drawer slides had broken when I bought it and my replacements did not have the detents to hold it close. I can post photos if someone wants to see them.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:12 AM   #20
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OK, Bob, I will hold off, but Terry's installation is a very exacting process which works only (IMO) because everything was fabricated square in a shop, with the back "drawer keep receivers" located precisely on that back carcass. I have not used these keeper units, but have had plenty of cabinet shop experience, so I would not want to have to install them at the back of the FC20 oven's lower drawer space, not with these knees and shoulders at any rate . . . !





See the next post from TerraYacht about surface-mounted brass bolts. As I said in the 20-footer thread, a bit funky perhaps, but I kind of like the off-handed F. U. comment to the Airstream factory:


"If you can't build it right, we are going to make the "fix" visible and funky!"





What is your idea, Bob?


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Old 03-24-2016, 12:44 PM   #21
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TerryC, how challenging is when opening the drawer in consideration of the three latch/locks. Sounds like your OEM was two and you added another??

TerraYacht I'd love to see your pics.

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:23 PM   #22
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OK, Bob, I will hold off, but Terry's installation is a very exacting process which works only (IMO) because everything was fabricated square in a shop, with the back "drawer keep receivers" located precisely on that back carcass. I have not used these keeper units, but have had plenty of cabinet shop experience, so I would not want to have to install them at the back of the FC20 oven's lower drawer space, not with these knees and shoulders at any rate . . . !]

My thoughts exactly re the rear installation and I ruled that out thinking back of the recent pump insulation work (need to get some pics).

Earlier, I was thinking of adding the latche(s) at the front, but wasn't aware of the math side of it. I believe ours are in front and maybe adding 1 or two would be (groan) somewhat easy. I need to look again at the drawer.

p.s. I remember the earlier TerryC thread as I remember thinking as I read the San Miguel reference in Saratoga...Peter appears to like his SM....surf and the beer ; )

[What is your idea, Bob?


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Just a thought...http://jaynovabrass.com/brass-buildi...ss-latches.htm

scroll down to the second picture (also attached...latch on the far left) Seems these types of latches have a flat female portion that accepts the latch, that could be screwed to the top of the drawer fascia. The down side is that it would be screwing with the ply's...so lateral strength may be less than desired although probably stronger than the slide bolt intrusion.

The other thought was to drill just below the drawer fascia and thread in a threaded tap...rework a small L bracket with another return so that you could finger tighten a small bolt to keep the drawer in place. You could also put a T-nut on the back of the panel for additional strength.

When in place you would only see the bracket which wraps vertical (1/2" maybe) and maybe the end of the bolt...depending on the selection of the head type. When not in use you wouldn't really see the tap. In fact, with a T-nut on the back, maybe that would not be needed and you'd see the 1/8" hole. You could also sacrifice the draw fascia and drill thru it and forget the bracket and slip in a dummy bolt when the drawer is in use.

To paraphrase a TSR neighbor who was the proverbial rocket scientist at Ames/Moffet Field..."no idea is a dumb idea. Dumb ideas are often part of the evolution of good ideas"


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Bottom drawers coming out in sharp turns

Reminds me of my NASA days. Them folks speak eat, and dream acronyms, I swear.

I keep in mind that there are only 17,576 possible TLAs so it gets confusing in a hurry.



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[Sorry Bob I got as far as the acronyms, and ran out of edit time window, as something else came up.]

Thanks for your suggestions, those rectangular slide bolts sure look a lot better!

I am going to carry the new barrel bolt in the trailer, and install it if the drawer ever comes out again. Will pack that bottom drawer carefully so contents can't slide around and generate internal momentum which might force the drawer open.

Time to "summerize" and get on the road again, if only to a local campground . . .
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rmkrum: apologies TSR = The Sea Ranch. I'm sure there is one for Ames : )

Peter/OTRA15, I'll continue to refine the tap/bracket concept and maybe go by the (good contractor good product) Hardware supplier. I still haven't forgotten the magnet concept. I want to understand it better.

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Wouldn't an old-fashioned rubber doorstop have worked just as well? Especially for someone who doesn't have a convenient corner to wedge a brace into…
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