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Old 05-08-2015, 07:17 AM   #15
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Our trailer's drawers have the factory plastic lock, but even these are not sufficient on the drawers in the rear of the trailer on some of the bumpy highways we have today.

In these cases, I put a 1" square of self sticking Velcro between the drawer face and the cabinet on one side only, and that does the trick. Holds the drawer closed but there's noting to remove or unlock when you do need to open the drawer.

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Old 05-08-2015, 04:33 PM   #16
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Securing drawers

My friend is building the cabinet with sliding drawers for us to go directly below the tv mount on the wall against the refrigerator replacing the angled storage cabinet. It all started with us wanting to replace the counter top.

Great suggestions and I am intrigued by the low tech Velcro solution maybe as a first step.

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Old 05-08-2015, 06:51 PM   #17
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If you just use self/soft closing drawer slides, they have a locking mechanism that holds the drawer in the closed position until you pull it out.

I build drawers for a living and use them often. They are pretty secure.

Just Google "soft close drawer slides" to get a preview of them. They are also available at HD and Lowes. Pick up a pair and try them out.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #18
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Keeping the drawers closed

Here is my low tech solution: I used 3 eyelet screws per drawer (one on the drawer and 2 on the cabinet base) and one Dollar Store big stainless steel safety pin/clip to thread through them. When we're not traveling I just hang the safety pin from the cabinet drawer handle.
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:19 PM   #19
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I use a childproofing strap with a clip that latches into a socket on the front of the drawer, then wraps around and glues to the side of the cabinet. Other places a footman loop and a nylon strap to hold the fridge and closet door solidly shut.

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Old 09-07-2015, 01:24 AM   #20
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Child safety latches. They are little plastic things that screw inside the drawer and catch it if it slide open.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:45 AM   #21
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These brass catches have adjustable tension and mount on the back of the drawer. They work great and the drawers stay put when traveling. A slight tug opens it.Extruded Double-Ball Catches - Lee Valley Tools
We have a Lee Valley store a couple of miles from home, and I added those latches to the backs of the three "under-bed" drawers, one or more of which sometimes would slide out in the past.

Haven't tried it on the road yet, but it seems as though they will work - and as you say, they can be further tightened up if needed.

As well, we have occasionally had the bedside drawers jump up and slide out on really bad roads.

My "fix" for that is a simple wooden block that fills the gap between the top of the drawer front, and the bottom of the shirt cupboard door immediately above it.

The wooden block is just loose but is held in place when traveling by an aluminum bracket that goes under the mirrored shirt cupboard door and is trapped in place when the shirt cupboard door is closed.

With this little gadget in place for traveling, it makes it impossible for the drawer to jump up, so it cannot slide out.

Should work - haven't tried it on the road yet either though!


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