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hedgehopper

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Posted: 11/03/19 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our camper came with latches built into the drawer tracks (to keep the drawers closed when the camper is in motion) . One by one they failed. So we had plastic latches installed. These quickly failed too. When I discovered that they were failing because they were not aligned properly when installed, I redid all of them with proper alignment. That helped a lot. But now some of them are failing as well.

Have you found any latches that are reliable?

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Posted: 11/03/19 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

how are they failing? this is what we use.

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rk911 wrote:

how are they failing? this is what we use.

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That (maybe not the same brand) is what we use. Sometimes the latch mechanism does not pop out when the drawer is opened and has to be pried out manually. Or the latch mechanism breaks and the pieces fall out.

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The latches in the images come in two different strengths - a 5 pound as shown and a 10 pound model. I've been using the 10 pound type and no longer having any problems.

RV Designer H316 10lb Cabinet Door & Drawer Push Latch * (Heavy Duty)
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https://www.amazon.com/RV-Designer-H316-Universal-Hardware/dp/B002XM592M


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The previous replies, they are called SOUTHCO latches. Doug

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Posted: 11/04/19 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use the child-proof plastic latches and the only time they break is when we forget they are installed and force the drawers open.


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Dick_B wrote:

We use the child-proof plastic latches
Picture or link please.

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I keep breaking those things. IMHO these work better.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006I0NSK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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