Drawer and cupboard latches

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:09
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We are currently replacing the kitchen in our motorhome. Can anyone with rough road experience recommend drawer and cupboard latches that work in severe conditions. vidas
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:11

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:11
Vidas, Bushtracker use a marine grade catch so that it can be positively locked in place during travel. I think they look like this and this is from the Camec site. Back Catch Rosette & Knob ROSETTES & KNOBS 5151-622 19mm rosette & knob - White 5151-623 19mm rosette & knob - Matt nickel 5151-624 19mm rosette & knob - Brown 5151-625 19mm rosette & knob - Polished brass 5151-631 16mm rosette & knob - Matt nickel 5151-635 16mm rosette & knob - Beige 5151-640 16mm rosette & knob - White 5151-645 16mm rosette & knob - Brown 5151-647 16mm mini rosette & knob - Matt nickel 5151-650 16mm rosette & knob - Polished brass PUSH LOCK/BACK CATCHES 5151-601 Push button back catch - Matt nickel 5151-606 Mini push lock back catch - Matt nickel 5151-607 Mini push lock back catch - White 5151-615 Angle striker plate 5151-652 Push lock with rod - access White 5151-653 Push lock with rod - access Brown 5151-661 Mini push lock, rosette & knob - Brass 5151-663 Mini push lock, rosette & knob - Matt nickel Angie
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Reply By: Turist - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:12

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:12
Vidas
The catch detailed aboved now stocked by Whitworths Marine stores.
Available in several different finishes.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:13

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:13
Vidas, This particular model catch/knob has been fitted to BT's for some time maybe right back to the first ones. I have 14 in mine so in the larger BT's they would have 18-20 of them. They have certainly stood the test of time and my children have thrashed them ... something that goes click when you press it fascinates a child. I have not heard of any probs with them. One of mine was slightly sticky when the van was new but after the first 20 openings it went away .... One advantage of these is they are flush with the cupboard/drawer when the latch is locked giving the appearance of no knobs on the drawers ...when locked. That also makes it easy to see if any are open before travelling .... not flush equals still open. Regards Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:14

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:14
Vidas, in Griff's folder in the photo marked Microwave you can see the difference between the catches opened and closed quite well. Angie
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:15

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 09:15
Thanks for the response to my qestion. Our current latches look very much like the pictures in Angies response and to the description provided by the other responses. The drawers in our present kitchen pop open. In our pot and pan drawer which is qite heavy the thread on the push button knob is stripped and the draw cant be pulled open using the knob. After reading your replys i had a closerlook at our latches and i cant see a brand name on them. Apart from the thread they look sturdy. the only conclusion i can make is they are not fitted correctly. I will go to a marine products outlet and have a look at new ones. Thanks again vidas
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