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Old 04-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Need help with a good replacement cabinet catch

My cabinet catches are starting to show their age. Some of them have started to crack and lose their ability to keep the doors closed. Does anyone have a suggestion for replacements that will keep the doors secured during travel? Here are some pictures of the factory catches (sorry, I didn't do a great job on focusing).
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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My cabinet catches are starting to show their age. Some of them have started to crack and lose their ability to keep the doors closed. Does anyone have a suggestion for replacements that will keep the doors secured during travel? Here are some pictures of the factory catches (sorry, I didn't do a great job on focusing).
Thanks in advance for your help.
-Mark
Mark,
Since your trailer is of a more recent vintage, I would buy direct replacements from Airstream. Then you don't have screw holes to fill, or otherwise re-engineer the cabinet doors.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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d'oh!

Well. The one little "fixit" on my BRAND new A/S is this type of latch on the drawer under the dinette next to the door. I don't know if this is on every drawer in the bunch, but they can be defective directly from the factory.

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Mookie,

I found those latches in a trailer supply store. They have a catalog you can pick from. Will cost you a little extra for shipping, handling, etc. Airstream will have those at the intl. rally this summer in Salem as well.
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those exact catches are available in almost any cabinet maker's or woodworker's catalog.
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With the advent of the big box stores we also have the specialty stores for those of us who do not like everything boxed in threes. One such store is called Roecklers Woodworker's Store, we have two other similar stores in Milwaukee. I believe these are all national stores. Anyway they have an extensive line of cabinet latches and hinges. I have replaced all of my latches and hinges and found them at Roecklers. Look in your yellow pages under woodworker stores. The hole placement should be standard so that will not cause a problem.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:19 AM   #7
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Chaplain Kent,

We have a Rockler Woodworking store not too far from us. I have been there looking for these catches but didn't find an exact match. However, I just checked their online catalog and... VOILA, there they are!

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