sliding kitchen drawers - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > Toy Hauler
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sonora
Posts: 1
Texas
sliding kitchen drawers

Hi All,

Does anybody have an idea that I haven't thought of to get the drawers in the kitchen to stay closed during towing. Not all of them come open but I've adjusted the small tensioners to no avail. The trailer is a 2013 Voltage 3950. Has anyone tried different hardware on the drawers? Thanks.
__________________

wilkiranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East Bolton
Posts: 167
Quebec
Do the sliders on your drawers have snap-type holders which are intended to hold the drawer closed when traveling? They are located at the very back of the slide near where it attaches to the back wall or support. Mine has them. Some work OK and some don't although I haven't actually had drawers open on me during travel. In any case, these slides must be replaceable if the holding mechanisms become weak. My other thought would be to install one of those friction holders that used to be used on kitchen cabinet doors. You could install one part on the back of the drawer front and the other on the wooden frame of the cabinet. Hope this helps.
__________________

__________________
Kevin, Barb and Jake (the Golden/Lab Mix)
East Bolton, Quebec, Canada
2012 Infinity 3640RL
2012 GMC 2500HD Diesel
kevinmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
Site Team
 
knesdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Badger State
Posts: 431
Wisconsin
If they are like our Kodiak, there are latches on the bottom of the drawer right behind the drawer face. They hook into a latch on the frame right under the drawer opening.
__________________
Forum Moderator

Dave & Sue
Kiley & Emily
Izzie (Beagle/Bichon/Mini Poodle)
2012 Ford F150 XLT EB SS CRW 6.5 Max Tow
'12 Dutchmen Kodiak 284BHSL
knesdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Quote:
Originally Posted by wilkiranch View Post
Hi All,

Does anybody have an idea that I haven't thought of to get the drawers in the kitchen to stay closed during towing. Not all of them come open but I've adjusted the small tensioners to no avail. The trailer is a 2013 Voltage 3950. Has anyone tried different hardware on the drawers? Thanks.
Have you screwed down the tensioners as far as they will go?

I had the same problem, I adjusted and adjusted and adjusted. Still the damn things came open. I had enough and gave them all I could, the drawer problem is solved. Now if I could only get the doors to stay closed. Most RV industry insists on using the cheap roller catches and hinges on the doors. They are barely adequate in a kitchen in a house.

If they would go to the European style hinge that has the tension built into it, the doors would stay shut.
hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
Chapter Director
 
gonervn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Findlay
Posts: 286
Send a message via Skype™ to gonervn
Ohio
I have one drawer that opens part way most of time. That is an improvement over my last RV three of them would open all the way. I think this is really an industry problem and our wonderful roads we have.
__________________
Bill & Sallie and most of the time Bella (Standard) Black Poodle
X - 2013 Voltage 3200 Owner
Now Winnebago Vista
Findlay, Oh.
gonervn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:01 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: EDMONTON
Posts: 11
Alberta
how about velcrow
rid415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:34 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonervn View Post
I have one drawer that opens part way most of time. That is an improvement over my last RV three of them would open all the way. I think this is really an industry problem and our wonderful roads we have.
I'm not sure I understand your comment. Do you mean that the draw opens, but is hard to open?

If the draw is hard to open, then the runners probably need to be adjusted so it slides freely

I just chokes me, I have a drawer or door on the kitchen cabinets is causing me grief, I spend a day adjusting this way and that and atill it sticks

Then my smart ass son the cabinet maket shows up (god love him) and within 30 seconds he has looked at all of the drawers, doors, said where's the screw driver and 5 minutes later they are running in and out like new.

The cheap runners that the RV industry uses usually have nylon rollers running on a metal cannel. Very oftem, the channels get stuck in half assed and hope for the best.

Take the draw out look at the runners, are they the same height, level, twisted or ????.

Once you identify the source, just like the smart ass (god love him) you can correct the problem.

If you need I could rent him out, I'm sure his wife and kids wouldn't mind.
__________________

hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


DutchmenOwners.com is not in any way associated with Dutchmen Manufacturing, or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.