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Old 01-04-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Classic MH cabinet drawers - Newbie asks

Hallo Everyone, I am the proud owner of a 1989 345LE, bought just before Xmas in Windsor, Ontario, and then driven home 2300 miles in 3 days to near Edmonton, Alberta. On the way the very cold conditions I encountered crossing the U.S. Midwest rattled and battered us a bit, and I found my interior drawers were tending to open. From what I can gather a small metal tab on the drawer slides is supposed to stop this happening, but I can only imagine there must be some adjustment that can be made to these or something else. Before I wreck something by getting pliers and bending the tabs out, which was my first thought, I was wondering if anyone out there had solved this problem. I was unable to find any threads on this with a search, but I cannot imagine it hasn't been addressed before. Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year. Bob in Rich Valley, Alberta
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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It's the nature of the beast; I've got a couple of drawers that , no matter what I do, rattle out. The nice thing is, they've never fallen out!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Oh, well

Thank you Mike. I'll glue them shut then. But I'm not just any dumb Canuck, I'll fill them all with stuff first.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Yep, my '83 310 had some drawers which wanted to open by themselves, probably just a common problem.
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I've got all next week off from work, and drawers opening while driving is on my 'to-do' list. Only 1 of the 3 open, so has to be something that one drawer is missing.
If I'm able to figure it out, I'll post here.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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I've got all next week off from work, and drawers opening while driving is on my 'to-do' list. Only 1 of the 3 open, so has to be something that one drawer is missing.
If I'm able to figure it out, I'll post here.
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Great. My "old" 94 34' Land Yacht has nylon wedges on the sliders that seem to prevent the drawers from ever opening.
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Sailboats have the same sort of problems, different reason, (20 to 30 degrees of heel). So there are all sorts of hardware out there that provide a positive latch to keep drawers and cabinet lids shut. External hardware or something as simple as a finger sized hole in the drawer front that has the hardware inside. stick finger in hole, pull latch, open drawer......Phil
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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I removed all of the kitchen drawers in my moho. Emptied them out, turned them over, and for the life of me, can't find any differences in the tracks from the ones that don't open, to the one that does! Wondering since the one drawer that does open is also the one with all of the 'fine' cutlery (HEAVY) could have something to do with it??? Just a thought.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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I have installed those white plastic clips for babyproofing homes. The kind that keeps the young ones from opening kitchen and bath cabinets. The drawers only pull out 2 inches while rolling.
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I had no problems with my Drawers coming open in my 1600 mile trip home...
The larger ones have a push release tab on the side, but I have not looked into how it works yet.
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Had the same problem when I purchased my 345. Opened all the draws and gingerly bent the tabs so as to allow them to catch again. Have not had to readjust again! I would be real careful not to break them off or I guess you might need a good welder!
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Raveson, think you could post a photo or two of your 'modification'?
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