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Old 07-05-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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How to keep sliding cabinet doors closed?

When traveling our sliding cabinet doors slide open and contents fall out. Any ideas or devices to use to prevent this?
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi

One way to reduce the "things fall out" part is with spring loaded curtain rods. They are dirt cheap at just about any "home goods" store.

Depending on exactly how your sliding cabinet doors are done, something in the track is generally the first thing to try.

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I put a magnetic catch on each panel of the sliding doors on our bathroom cabinet. Works well.
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We have the sliding plastic panels with finger holes in both ends. A properly sized rubber cork in one of the center holes stops casual opening on the road neatly.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:27 PM   #5
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We painted some 1/2 inch dowels gray with a hard clear coat that sit in the tracks of both sliding doors. We just tuck them inside the cabinet once we arrive and pull them back out before we depart.

I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.
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We painted some 1/2 inch dowels gray with a hard clear coat that sit in the tracks of both sliding doors. We just tuck them inside the cabinet once we arrive and pull them back out before we depart.
1/2" Plastic PEX tubing also works in the same way to keep the doors from sliding open.


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When traveling our sliding cabinet doors slide open and contents fall out. Any ideas or devices to use to prevent this?

Champagne corks worked for us! And just a small piece of paper towel wedged between the medicine cabinet doors.
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Take half of a wooden clothes pin. Slide between door panels. Acts as a little wedge to keep sliding doors closed for me.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:50 PM   #9
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How to keep sliding cabinet doors closed?

Didn't consider a clothes pin wedge! Also a good simple but effective idea.

Corks in the holes have a slight advantage in probably not causing scratches. The champagne cork looks decorative as well
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I took a thin sock, put some coins in the toe and tied off the toe. Then added a wine cork and tie off again with some string. You can be fancy and chose the sock color and string to match/ contrast your decor. When getting ready to travel, line up the holes and push the weighted coins through the lined up holes, with the sock covered cork fitting snuggly in the 2 lined up holes. These have stayed in place throughout bumpy roads, and the weights help them stay in place. We bungee cord the kitchen sink and other paired cabinet doors with minature bungees too.
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I cut a 1/4" dowel, tapered it a bit, and drilled holes opposite each other, in both sliding doors, near the bottom of the doors. Takes a little tweaking, but works well, and is inconspicuous. Put a little key spring thru a small hole drilled in the end of the dowel, which helps to remove the dowel, and can be swiveled & tucked behind the aluminum trim, to keep the dowel from falling out.
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We had a problem with the upper locker cabinet doors sliding in our 2005 International. It had 3 panels, some time later Airstream changed it to 2 panels. We bought the 1 tapered black rubber stoppers at Home Depot and pushed them in the finger holes to keep the doors from sliding.
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