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Old 07-10-2016, 01:32 PM   #15
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Not sure which one AS puts on their units, but I got this one for the same spot on my rig. They come in 5# and 10# pull force. Same exact size and hole pattern as the one that came out. Since putting it on the door (AND having DW take out and relocate the heavy leaning stuff) it works like a champ, Door has not opened yet (Have been on for 2 Winding road Trips) and remained "Stock" looking. I ordered 4 more 10#'s and are waiting for me at home. I want to install them on some drawers replacing what I think are 5#'s.

https://www.amazon.com/Southco-SC-43...DJ5XMZZTDV4VJN
Thats what we have on our Excella you can get the at outofdoorsmart.com and camping world
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:37 PM   #16
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The heck with thatů.chuck the lemons, and buy steak and beer.

What about marine door latches and hardware. They come in brass and stainless steel. They look really cool.

Google " marine door latches hardware "
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:13 PM   #17
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Had the same problem. Here is a link to how I solved it.

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Old 07-10-2016, 02:32 PM   #18
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Twice the price at Camping World. If I can wait two days it's amazon with no sales tax.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:55 PM   #19
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To stop our pantry cabinet from sliding open when we're traveling, we put a shower curtain tension rod just below the ceiling braced against the front top of the pantry cabinet door and the cabinet above the fridge across from the pantry. Problem solved. When we arrive at our destination, the rod is stored in a closet.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #20
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I have a new 2017 Interstate and ALL the doors fly open, including tbe trash, which ends up on the floor. Yuck. Really a poorly design system. I don't think bungee cords will work on my pull knobs. Any other ideas? I hate to drill holes in a two week old vehicle.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:09 AM   #21
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I have a new 2017 Interstate and ALL the doors fly open, including tbe trash, which ends up on the floor. Yuck. Really a poorly design system. I don't think bungee cords will work on my pull knobs. Any other ideas? I hate to drill holes in a two week old vehicle.
Warrenty issue?
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:25 AM   #22
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I have a new 2017 Interstate and ALL the doors fly open, including tbe trash, which ends up on the floor. Yuck. Really a poorly design system. I don't think bungee cords will work on my pull knobs. Any other ideas? I hate to drill holes in a two week old vehicle.
Hair Rubber Band? We use these to keep our fridge closed and the blinds up when we drive. You know the little black one you put ponytails up with? On the fridge door and the wall we have tiny clear command hooks, the hair rubber band hooks into both hooks and keeps the fridge door from popping open. If you have knows you would just put a rubber band on them. If they are too big, tie a knot in the loop. I had to do that when the elastic began stretching out.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #23
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Go to the kitchen dept at Home Depot and purchase some strong kitchen cabinet door latches. Only a couple bucks each.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #24
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I used some of those on the three drawers under our queen bed that were often rolling out on a trip.

I left the existing latches in place and added the new ones at the backs of the drawers.

They have worked well, no ore drawers rolling out! And a plus is that you can adjust the tension on the springs that hold the detent balls to vary the holding strength as needed.

Got mine at "Lee Valley" here in Canada.


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Tip...once set, a small drop of Loctite 242 will hold the adjustment.

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Opening drawers, cabinets, closets may be more of a symptom than the problem. What are you towing with? If it is a pickup truck, especially a HD 3/4T or 1T, that may be the real culprit. We noticed that, towing with our old 3/4 ton 4x4, that every time we'd hit a rest stop after a stretch of bad interstate, there would be cabinets and drawers open and pillows everywhere. When we upgraded to a 1ton 4x4, I added an AirSafe hitch to the Equalizer WD hitch. Now, not a drawer opened or pillow disturbed. Is $1200 a lot to pay to keep your cabinets and drawers shut (I got the Class VI AirSafe)? Yes. But, if you are seeing all of these "symptoms", what is that rough ride doing to your rivets, frame and suspension on your Airstream? So, let me rephrase the question: Is $1200 a lot to pay to keep your $60,000 tow vehicle and $80,000 Airstream from beating the snot out of each other? I submit that it is some pretty cheap insurance and preventative maintenance...
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UPDATE: Problem Solved. Here's how.
Door latches were too weak to hold during travel and doors would swing open when the latch wouldn't hold. Some suggested to use duct tape. Not an option on these thin veneer doors. the tape residue would be a mess to get off if it didn't take the veneer off with the tape. Others suggested Bungee Cords....but what do you tie them too?
My solution after several conversations with folks in the big box stores and friends is to use a shower curtain rod across all three doors. It's spring loaded so I can adjust the tension to the correct amount. It's easy to set up and remove and leaves no damage. I place a small towel at key spots along the pole so any vibration during travel won't put wear spots on the doors.
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Considering how ridiculous it was that doors (especially the trash) flew open during travel, I decided to take it up with Airstream. As it turns out, the latches can be swapped out for stiffer versions, or another can be added to the existing setup. My two, 5# latches on my trash were swapped out for 10# latches at first, but then we determined we needed super human strength to open them. SO - we now have one 5# latch and one 10# latch on the trash and a few other cabinets that were giving us pains. This is an easy, aesthetically consistent solution for the 2017 Interstate.
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