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Old 02-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Lounge Drawer - 27FB

OK...I have a drawer that will not stay closed and I can only imagine it is not the first. The Dog Collar latch is a dismal failure as I have replaced it to no avail. What are some of the other cures for this pain?

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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We have used an adjustable curtain rod for similar problems in our 20 footer. We've just moved up to a 25fb so I guess what you are telling me is that I better keep the curtain rod.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Beer Snob,
Um...yes...keep the curtain rod! My wife created a piece of fabric with Velcro and wraps it around the metal framework on the sides. This is working for us. I guess that old saying about necessity being the Mother of Invention has played out again!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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Just an Idea

When we first got our 25FB we had the same problem. The drawer was almost always open when we got to where we were going. I had been reading about over hitching and how that produces rough rides, popped rivets and open drawers.

We inherited an Equalizer hitch with the 1K bars which I was, and still am, very glad to get. After putting on a set of new tires I cleaned and greased the hitch. I also dialed it in to my setup and feel as though it looks and feels right. I reduced the tension on the bars a bit but still have a nice level trailer.

We did notice a missing rivet when we got the trailer and one popped not long after we had it. They have been replaced and nothing has happened since I reworked the hitch. The drawer stays shut as well. It was open once after a long drive on a washboard forest service road but nothing else.

Perhaps your hitch is a little tight?
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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Perhaps your hitch is a little tight?
Let's not bring the spousal units into it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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Aftermath,

We also have the Equalizer and love it. Ours was set up by an Airstream dealer. I keep the hitch lubed and torqued as recommended. Maybe I should have the hitch setup revisited.

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