When one is looking for RV cabinet hardware, there are five categories that fit that description. This article will help the one trying to explain what it is they are looking to get. The five types of hardware are catches, hinges, latches, struts, and knobs.
RV cabinet catches are available in various types. Among them are magnetic, concealed, barrel, roller, and positive catches. While there are a few more, these would be the most popular. When one searches for this product it is easy to determine what kind by images on a part site.
Magnetic catches are just that. A magnetic catch will have a magnet on one end and a piece of metal on the other. The concealed catches are much bulkier and come in various sizes. They will be an exceptionally identifiable style, but one must get the proper length. The barrel catch is a commonly used catch. Again, very identifiable because it will usually have two round barrels with a metal piece that snaps over it. Roller catches are also easy to identify because they have rollers. Positive catches are a little harder to describe than the barrel catches, but will be easy to discern on a site with images.
Hinges are a little easier to get the correct ones. Once again with all the images that are available on RV parts sites it will be easy for one to find the correct hinges. They are usually available in three colors and various styles.
Latches are going to be like the catches we discussed earlier. They come in various styles and colors. The main difference between the two is that the latches usually require a thumb or finger to operate it.
Struts and supports will be much longer and round. The most common use of this hardware would be on cabinet doors that are often up when open. The strut or support will then hold the cabinet door in the up position until one puts it down.
Knobs are probably the easiest to identify. They are also the easiest to remove and replace. If one cannot find the same exact knob, it will be easy to find one close. With the ease of replacement, one can choose to replace all the knobs if one wants them to be identical.
The great thing about RV cabinet hardware is that almost all RV websites sell this product. They will have excellent images to help identify what one needs.