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Old 08-19-2021, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Road Trek Popular 210 Drawer Latch problem solved

Most of you know that they do not make the RoadTrek Popular 210 anymore or sell those plastic Drawer and cabinet Latches that ALWAYS Break.
Small ones that you can buy are just too small and worth less!

I own a 2016 Popular 210 on a Chevy 3500 chassis.

After trying different things, I have found a solution and it doesn't cost a lot.

Once those plastic latches break, just take them off.

For the over head cabinets I used a low profile double magnet that you can buy anywhere.

The Clothes Locker next to the Bathroom, I used a double roller catch. I positioned it just above the Handle where the old plastic latch was. The door stays shut.

I also used that same roller latch for the top drawer, below the pull out table, behind the driver's seat. It fits perfect and you open the drawer where the old plastic latch used to be

The hardest to figure out was what would work for the next 2 Drawers.
Here is the cheap EASY solution, and it works.

Buy these Latches on line:

Measure down 2 inches from the inside of the drawer and place the middle of that latch on the 2 inch mark. You then have to bring the latch out from the side of the Drawer 3/16 of an inch before attaching.

It won't let me put pictures in where I need to, so I have to put them in all at once.
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Hope this helps someone who was as frustrated as I was.
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Old 08-19-2021, 07:16 PM   #2
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The latch in your last pic was pretty much the norm at the time my van was built in 2012. I had to add a second latch to a couple of drawers than would fly open on occassion while driving. But only those that had heavy items in them.

Airstream installed positive latches on all drawers and cabinet doors in my van. Which should have been ideal except that fully 60% were actually dummy knobs (the worst of both possible worlds) backed with the type of latches you just installed. The result was heavy effort to open but a pull handle not designed for such resistance. I reverse-engineered a few to make them positive latch and the others added better drawer pulls over the dummy knobs. Thanks Airstream.
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Old 08-26-2021, 07:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have one, on the bottom drawer. Did you have to remove the cabinet around the furnace and seat to get that drawer out?
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Old 08-23-2023, 06:32 AM   #4
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Thanks, I have one, on the bottom drawer. Did you have to remove the cabinet around the furnace and seat to get that drawer out?
We have a seat there. A small cabinet underneath. Did not have to do any thing with that one
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Is this the one you referred to as worthless?

https://www.amazon.com/RV-Designer-H...92055917&psc=1
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Is this the one you referred to as worthless?

https://www.amazon.com/RV-Designer-H...92055917&psc=1
Yes, they are worthless. I tried these RV Designer H227, Positive Catch, Brown Cabinet Hardware, from Amazon. They do not fit on the pull out drawers behind the driver seat (2016 RT 210 Popular) unless you get a Dremel and enlarge the original opening. You may be able to use them on the overhead storage doors but you will need to drill additional holes in order to install them.
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The Amazon latch's are not the right size and of poor quality. The OE latches for my 02C200P are available online.

Need to hold the button in when closing door to preserve the latch.
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