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Old 05-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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Drawers opening while traveling?

We just took our first trip in the new Jayco 31UL and we have the bottom drawer under the stove that keeps coming open..the 3rd small drawer in the cabinet in front of the refrigerator. And the pull out counter next to couch/stove even slid out..i slammed these shut..they arent overloaded..anyone else with these issues?
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:36 PM   #2
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Yes, been down this road. Only one we had trouble with was the big drawer under the stove on our Greyhawk. It's due to having too much weight in the drawer.. You have to be careful too, as ours pulled the rear supports right out of the floor due to the weight. I was amazed at the type of hardware Jayco used to secure the supports to the floor, but that's another thread. I secured the supports to the floor with proper screws. I then purchased an adhesive strap from Wallyworld that works perfect for this application. This will solve your problem, but may look tacky if you are using several. Mine looks fine as it's hardly noticeable due to the location. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thanks..i took a lot of the pans out..put them other places..still came open..lol.. Maybe ill try your method!
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I've owned 6 trailers and everyone had drawers that opened during travel. Short of screwing them shut during traveling, yes it's annoying and I've learned to live with it.
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best solution when traveling a screw eye on either side of drawer run a bungie cord between them, works every time, been using this trick for over 40 years on boats and rv, also its easy to open cabinets and drawers when moving, plus i am a cheap guy, love bungie cords and duct tape
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We also had an issue with the drawers ALWAYS opening while traveling. I replaced the plastic drawer locks and we still had the problem. Two times I had to reassemble the glides.

I decided to drill a hole in the back of the drawers, and a hole in the wall that separates the drawer area and the kitchen sink. I went out and purchased 2 (3") eye bolts and 2 nuts/washers each. I mounted the eye bolt on the back of each drawer with the EYE part of it sliding through the sink/drawer wall. I cut 2 pieces of dowel rods and when we travel I put the dowel rod through the eye bolt and it keeps the drawers from opening while traveling. Sorry the picture came out a little dark, but you get the idea. Click on the picture to get a little better view of the bolt.

So far it works GREAT

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Thanks everyone..we have had 2 TT before and never had this issue..as a first time motor home owner is was a bit detressing to have the draws keep opening!
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Thanks everyone..we have had 2 TT before and never had this issue..as a first time motor home owner is was a bit detressing to have the draws keep opening!
I'm on my 3rd Jayco unit in about 15 years and never had a problem with drawers coming open. Had stuff fall out of the refrigerator when I opened the door but not from the drawers coming open while traveling.
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:04 PM   #9
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Has anyone tried using those little plastic things which are to keep small children from opening drawers?
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No..wonder if that would work? I was thinking of getting small double hooks..putting them sideways and doing like the other gentleman suggested and using bungie cords..then i can use the hooks for potholders, etc..right? Lol..could work..
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