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Old 01-21-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Roadtrek Drawer Modification - Rev-A-Lock

Drawers not staying shut - Modification. Have battled since new trying to keep the drawers closed while taking left hand turns in our Agile.

We added 2, Rev-A-Lock latches which stay shut and then you use a magnet on the drawer front with lowers the latch so you can open. We did our larger drawer (worst offender) a couple weeks back and worked perfect (Cross fingers....so far).

On the far right drawer we needed a hole saw to notch the "box". The bigger one on the left.

You need a 9/32 flat head drill bit to drill the drawer front to a 3/8" from the front.

The red latch allows you to leave the mechanism not engaged for when you are not moving.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. We finally got child locks, but you have to push them out of the way every time you open a drawer and it's a pain.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:11 PM   #3
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On my 2017 Trend, the top drawer was doing the same on right hand turns. The factory latch was not strong enough to hold the full drawer closed in turns. I added some Velcro to the top of the drawer, just under the lip and the drawer now stays closed. It is a little harder to open but works great and you can not see the Velcro. Top drawer too deep for silverware so I had to make a tray holder.

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On my 2017 Trend, the top drawer was doing the same on right hand turns. The factory latch was not strong enough to hold the full drawer closed in turns. I added some Velcro to the top of the drawer, just under the lip and the drawer now stays closed. It is a little harder to open but works great and you can not see the Velcro. Top drawer too deep for silverware so I had to make a tray holder.

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Cool, we tried that too but still wasn't reliable on ours 100% of the time.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:38 PM   #5
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Nice mods!

I’m replacing all of the cheap factory slides with ball bearing slides that have a rubber keeper that should keep the drawers shut. The new slides should also reduce drawer rattle.
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From all door/drawer latches we ever had in our RVs we like our current Southco the most. It is one finger pull and easy slide out on ball bearing Accuride sliders and just push back to snap closure. Never had one accidently opened.
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From all door/drawer latches we ever had in our RVs we like our current Southco the most. It is one finger pull and easy slide out on ball bearing Accuride sliders and just push back to snap closure. Never had one accidently opened.
Looks great....by chance do you have a pic of what that connects to?
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Looks great....by chance do you have a pic of what that connects to?
The Southco design latching on 80/20 aluminum profile slots is the same throughout my van. Doors and drawers’ fronts were CNC-ed from ˝” HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene). We like a lot the single finger operation and push to close, no more pushing then pulling a knob or fighting heavy duty self-closure mechanisms.

Certainly, 80/20 is not necessary as all latches include catching keepers.
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I also like the fact that your pulls sit flush with the drawer fronts. In the tight spaces of a B-van it's nice to not have protrusions that can catch on your clothes when you walk by.
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