Cupboard Lock - Stop Opening When On Move

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  1. GAVLAD

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    hi all

    Has anyone fit a cupboard lock or inside locker stop which acts as a belt & braces over the standard fit catch to help stop internal cupboards/drawers opening whilst on the move?
    I have a kitchen drawer and and cupboard drawer that open whilst I'm driving.
    Both are fitted with the same type of internal handle/catches as those on the rest of the van, but these two must vibrate over the catch.

    I've read that this is a common problem and wondered what fixes everyone's done to theirs?
    Suggestions welcomed.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Stephen & Jeannie

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    I super glued a matchstick on the end of the internal catch, thus making it a little longer ! Worked a treat !:restmycase:
     
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    Our Bolero bathroom door comes open occasionally when travelling, although it seems to latch shut when you try it on site, one of life's little mysteries!
     
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    Sugru to extend the catch, or even multimorph plastic will do this. Both available on Amazon.

    they are the new duct tape apparently. Just done a few jobs on the van with them today.
     
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    I've thought about those, but the ones you've posted the link on are the best value so far - thanks.
    I just need to study where they can fix to, as the drawers are wood front and metal basket type sides.
     
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    They fit to the part (underside of surface?) above the drawer and to the inside of the drawer front.
     
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    We solved the problem by fitting a strong magnetic door catch
     
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    No need to extend the catch tongue? Just put a spacer under the keep
     
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