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CaddyJellyby

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Posted: 02/23/20 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just traded our Jayco bunkhouse for a Momentum 320G toy hauler and the new rig has a lot of glass cabinet doors and that kind of worries me. The pantry, in particular seems kind of scary. What if we stop fast and a can or a jar hits that glass? Has anyone ever broken the glass in a cabinet door this way? Does anyone take any particular precautions around this?

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We had mirrored glass fronts on some upper cabinets on the side of our old 2003 Prowler TT and I added a shelf in the middle to make more storage space and that's where we stored our canned goods and such.. We put the cans in baskets and then put some of those spring loaded bars between the opening and never had those mirror fronts break out in over 16 years of use.. Went over some rough roads too.

We also put down that rubber mat stuff on the shelves and that helped a lot with movement of the stuff too.

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If you are worried add some "Refrigerator bars" or some such to protect.
Glass comes in several "Flavors" some (Tempered) are hard to break and some (which I can't recall the spelling of) Honeycomb when it shatters and you can safely walk barefoot over the pieces... though I do not suggest you do it.

And then there is Plexaglass (what I'd use) Really plastic.


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Posted: 02/24/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've never had an issue with the glass in our pantry door - or any of the other cabinets, for that matter. The shelves have a lip at the edge to keep things from sliding as far as the door.

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I have the same delimma, where the previous owner modified five of the cabinet doors by disassembling them and removing the wood inserts and installing frosted glass (yes, plain glass, not tempered). The glass was not tight and the doors were brad nailed/glued back together. I think I will wait until next winter and take the doors and have a local cabinet shop make new ones, using the original wood inserts (which I was given when I bought the trailer).

An alternative is to put safety glass film on the glass, which will prevent the glass from shattering if it is broken. I did pack screen wire spline in the gap behind the glass and that stopped it from rattling, but clear RTV pumped in behind the glass would be better.

In the end, I will get new doors, there is no chance of again disassembling these without destroying them.

So for the OP, my best suggestion is to use the glass safety film, such as this, https://www.tapplastics.com/product/wind........window_tint_films/safety_window_film/313

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