Keeping the fold-over galley closed

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  1. Bullfrog Bheer

    Bullfrog Bheer Active Member

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    Every time we fold over the galley in the heartbreaking chore of closing up to go home, something inevitably shifts inside and causes one or both doors to open and fall out. We usually end up attempting to fold over the galley 2 - 3 times before we can successfully get it folded over and stay closed with everything still in it. We've tried bending the tabs on the latches to make the doors harder to open and arranged the stuff inside to try to minimize the shifting. Neither seems to make much of a difference.

    Anybody have any easy tricks to keep the doors of the galley closed when folding over?
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    bungee the doors closed or use the eye end and hooks to secure them..
     
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    We never keep anything in there for that reason. The easy fix is to add a cam over lock like that which holds our stove in place. It is a positive lock.
     
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    Have you tried going to the hardware store and finding a new latching mechanism that is more secure?
     
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    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    baby-safe cupboard locks. Easy enough to remove for use and install for transport. [2C]
     
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    One of the shock cords that are intended to keep the curtains contained fit perfectly around the front edge of the stove. Two little "tabs" where the hooks connect on the sides. Then I pull down the middle to fit over the door handles.
     
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    samh Campin'

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    Find two soft-sided bins that are just a little smaller than the size of the storage area. Find one that either has a cut-out on one side so you can easily reach into it, or cut an opening in the side. When you're at camp have the bins in there with the cut-out facing the front for easy access. When it comes time to travel, spin the bin 90 degrees so that the opening is away from the door and the items inside won't press against and open it up.

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  8. Bullfrog Bheer

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    Some good ideas there...thanks. Definitely have some things to look at next time she's open.
     
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    We have three doors. A large rubber band wrapped around the door knobs did the trick. Don't even need to remove it when in use.
     

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