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Old 10-28-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Wardrobe Pin Lock

Recently, we added a plastic wardrobe storage bin. It has drawers and can be somewhat moveable while underway. Also, overhead storage boxes tend to get moved around while traveling.

Sometimes when we get to our destination we find a mess as the wardrobe door has popped open and allowed our interior items to be unceremoniously dumped into the floor. (I just saw a recent post on Fakebook AS FB22 about this problem).

I set about to design and install a pin lock that would keep the door locked while on the road but not need an unsightly latch to be installed. And I wanted to solve two issues at the same time.

The 'Pin' is the allen wrench that I keep on board for tightening those pesky FB22 designer panels. Easily forgotten or misplaced, this solution provides me with a place to store it.

I drilled a 45º downward hole from the edge of the wardrobe.
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Then I insert (while underway) the allen wrench to act as a pin lock...keeping the allen wrench handy when we arrive and those pesky panels need to be tightened.
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There are hundreds of other ways to achieve this I'm sure, but this works for me. BTW, my Baby Doe is out of warranty and I can do whatever I need/want to do to customize her for the road ahead without a warranty issue. The holes can be filled when we decide to sell her and nobody will be wiser. LOL

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Old 11-03-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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I haven’t had that problem yet, but if I begin to I will follow suit. Nice simple solution.

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Old 11-03-2019, 08:08 PM   #3
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i used a latch that hold the door in place

it has a positive open and closed positions

it is easy to get handle from any good hardware like store.
my latch came from

as you can see it replaced the original handles that was no longer needed.
unlike the above suggestion, there is nothing to lose
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