Drawer Doovalackys are flexible cords and have a fair amount of adjustment within them. Here at Bush Chook RV & Leisure we have been testing their limitations and their ideal tension in order to obtain the best results for securing RV internals.
Although we have built in tolerances for incorrect measuring it is best that you follow these simple measuring instructions for the best possible results for your Doovalackys.
Measuring tape, marker, electric or cordless drill, phillips head screwdriver or tek gun, 2mm drill bit.
It is imperative that you NEVER overstretch your Doovalackys, the Bungee cord joining crimp is metal and although it is wrapped with heat shrink, if the Doovalackys are stretched past their limitations they may fail causing the crimp to separate from the cord. If you or more importantly part of your face is in the rebound path of a failing Bungee cord, it could cause serious eye damage or even blindness.
Your Drawer Doovalacky kit you should have the following:1 x customised Bungee loop2 x bungee buttons2 x 8g x 25mm timber fix screws
Drawer Doovalacky Installation
Firstly you need to check what direction the adjacent cupboard doors open. (This hould have been checked during the measuring process). Once open they may interfere with the anchor if they open towards the drawers. Our demo opens away from the drawers so this is not a problem. If the adjacent door opens towards the drawers check the gap between the open door and the drawer. Once again 25mm is ideal.
mark the centre of the "gap" diagonally from the corner of the top and bottom drawers
1) Check your supplied Drawer Doovalacky and stretch it diagonally from corner to corner over the drawers you previously measured. The Drawer Doovalacky should be close to the length at these points.
2) Ascertain your Drawer Doovalacky fixing points, either with a straight edge or combination square and mark the position diagonally from the top and bottom drawer points. To keep uniformity try to measure the centre position between drawers and the adjoining cabinet door (or drawer).
This position may have to be closer to the drawers if the adjoing cupboard opens towards the drawers.
Pre drill with a 2mm drill bit
3) Pre drill anchor screw holes with a 2mm drill bit.4) Install the supplied Bungee buttons with the timber fix screws.5) Stretch the Drawer Doovalacky over the anchors, be careful not to let it slip as the bungee cord rebounding can cause serious eye injury or blindness. DO NOT overstretch the Drawer Doovalacky as this may dislodge the bungee cord from the joining crimp causing injury.
Attach anchors with supplied timber fix screws
6) Check if the drawers self close when you try to open them. The Drawer Doovalacky should have enough tension to keep the set of drawers closed.7) Job done, crack a cold can!
NOTE: Take care when removing Drawer Doovalackys as rebounding shock cord can cause serious eye injury or blindness.
Above: The Drawer Doovalacky in position, your drawers won't open in transit now!
Do you owe a carton?
Have you drilled a hole in the wrong spot? Stuffed up a measurement?
Don't despair, if you've got holes drilled in your new walls and are worried about covering them there's a simple solution.
Go to a hardware store and grab some screw covers, most RV's have many of these throughout them as this is what manufacturers use to cover screws (or carton holes).Installation is easy as throwing a dab of silicon or glue on the back of them and covering the dodgy hole.
Also if the missus is bothered that the anchors you have installed are an eyesore, and you don't think they are required for your next trip they can easily be removed and the caps installed over the drill holes.
If you plan to hit the scrub again simply remove the caps and reinstall the anchors. Here at Bush Chook we recommend that the Drawer Doovalckys be permanently installed as they will ensure that your drawers stay closed during transit.
We'd love some feedback on how your Drawer Doovalackys are going, we are always looking to improving and refining our products. So get in touch via email or maybe we'll see you on the road.
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