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 > Installing magnets for the cargo doors

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deltabravo

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Posted: 02/18/21 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My truck camper was built before RV manufacturers were using the little magnets to hold open the cargo doors. The clips were a nuisance to use, so I added magnets.

I used double sided tape to install them rather then drill more hols in the walls.

Here's a video of the project


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Posted: 02/18/21 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting, I had to add some to our cabinents since the doors did not stay shut when moving. You can buy the magnetic latches tho and they are cheap, less than $1.50 each:
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I also installed the magnetic catches and also used VHB tape. I prep the surface first with the 3M primer as well.


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