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Old 08-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Pull Out Pantry Baskets Don't Stay In Place

I posted this on the Interior Restoration forum and shouldn't have.

The slide out pantry in our trailer is great.

Trouble is, the basked like to jump out of their hooking mechanisms, and play general havoc with the things they're supposed to be holding.

My first thought was to use "zip ties" to hold them in place. Then I found out, this little operation takes two hands. In a tight place like the pantry, getting two hands in to tie the baskets down is impossible (at least for my fat hands).

My next thought was to remove the sliding pantry mechanism and attack it from that way, but I'll be darned if I know how to get the thing out.

Has anyone had similar opportunities present themselves, and if so, how did you solve the puzzle? How did you remove the sliding pantry shelf system?

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hi! Good to see you on forums. I don't have the slightest idea, though. Our ole pantry doesn't have the new fangled baskets.

Hoping to see you and Sally in Branson this fall!
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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Hi! Good to see you on forums. I don't have the slightest idea, though. Our ole pantry doesn't have the new fangled baskets.

Hoping to see you and Sally in Branson this fall!
LOL!!

Come on up anytime. You'll see us there 365 days a year.

Tried to get Sally to camp in our "back yard", but…

Why don't you and Ray plan on coming over?
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
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We had the same problem with our pull out panty. The issue is the metal catch being too short. I replaced the metal catch with a longer one. I used a small angle bracket (pictured)and I used a hack saw to reduce the size on one side. It holds the drawer now. Take the old catch out and you'll see what I mean.


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Murrey,
We may just do that, or maybe meet ya'll for dinner since we're going to be up there all week. You guys can come visit at the CG, maybe? It would be good to see you and Sally again.
Look forward to getting together in October
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We had the same problem with our pull out panty. The issue is the metal catch being too short. I replaced the metal catch with a longer one. I used a small angle bracket (pictured)and I used a hack saw to reduce the size on one side. It holds the drawer now. Take the old catch out and you'll see what I mean.


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Paul, I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, as I can't preview your posted image. (That happens every once in a while.)

For the time being, I've gone the zip tie route. We'll see when we get on the road for a 400 mile round trip over the Labor Day weekend.

I've got my fingers crossed!

Thanks!
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Can't see Paul's picture either. I would be very interested in his fix if he can get the picture to post.
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Sorry I was away for awhile (camping of course)

Here is the image again..



Once you take the old catch out replace it with an angle bracket like this. I just used a hacksaw (in between the holes) to get the right size.

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I posted this on the Interior Restoration forum and shouldn't have.

The slide out pantry in our trailer is great.

Trouble is, the basked like to jump out of their hooking mechanisms, and play general havoc with the things they're supposed to be holding.

My first thought was to use "zip ties" to hold them in place. Then I found out, this little operation takes two hands. In a tight place like the pantry, getting two hands in to tie the baskets down is impossible (at least for my fat hands).

My next thought was to remove the sliding pantry mechanism and attack it from that way, but I'll be darned if I know how to get the thing out.

Has anyone had similar opportunities present themselves, and if so, how did you solve the puzzle? How did you remove the sliding pantry shelf system?

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I like your catch innovation. I should have thought of that. I am a new (1 year) owner and we have travelled about 12,000 mi. in that time. My wife had noticed that our pantry slideout was occasionally all the way open when she checked the trailer. Before a 6,000 mi. summer trip, we had an authorized dealer do some warranty work and also fix the catch. The dealer reported that the catch was "adjusted." At the top of Wolf Creek Pass, we stopped to take some photos and spouse went into the trailer to use the loo.

On coming out she reported that not only had the pantry drawer come open, it had torn from its fastenings and fallen to the floor. We put the pantry items in a box, the drawer on a rug and continued on.

When I had some time, I discovered that the drawer slides (pretty standard kitchen items) were fastened to the particle board flat with 4 (2 on each side) small gauge screws. On sliding in and out (probably unbeknown to us), eventually they just ripped out of the flat panel. I replaced the small screws (after filling holes) with a guage larger and put in as many as there are holes in the tracks (I think 6 on each side). I also shimmed out the factory catch. I will be replacing it with your patent.

On calling the factory, they have offered to rebuild the drawer (not much to be done now) and reported that they have not had complaints about the pantry drawer. I have much more experience in boats and find the fastening and the catch to be hardly robust.
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