Storage Drawers for 2006 troopie.

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 14:44
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Hi, I'm a new member to this website and i have a few questions i would like some
Help with.
I love to go off roading, but I also am a computer technician for work. Im looking for
A set of drawers to de-clutter my troopie. I need it in a custom size, and
Didnt want to pay more than $2000. Im tossing up between Best Off Road and Drifta,
Jim from best off road, has raving reviews up to 2011,but i can't find any recent
Testimonials. Are their drawers still up to scratch? Has anyone recently bought
Drawers from him? If so, are you happy with what you have?
The driftas from what I can see run on skids, i often fill my drawers with very heavy
Items, and im concerned the skids may jam under heavy loads.
Same questions, anyone here have any experience with drifta?
Stephen
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:09

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:09
Stephen, have got some Drifta products and they are very well made and robust, no sign of binding when loaded. Have also had Jim's products in the past, very well made and probably cheaper than Luke's products. About to get some custom drawers made by Jim, so will be able to tell you about the current quality in a few weeks time, lol. Good luck which ever way you go.
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Follow Up By: Stephen A6 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:16

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:16
Thanks for the reply John. Ill wait to see your response, as I am leaning towards jims drawers. What vehicle are you putting them in? Are they installing it for you? How much where yours?
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Follow Up By: Stephen A6 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:28

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:28
Have you ordered them yet? Or are you going to order them?
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Reply By: Member - Chooky and Wobble - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:11

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:11
We put an product in our bt50 called Outback. I think its an ARB one. Its very strong and hasnt missed a beat. It also has the option of sliding lids so you can get to things on the top of drawers as well. Im a radio tech and carry a lot on the drawers as well. They have all steel rollers.

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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:25

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:25
Stephen, I am putting them into a Nissan Patrol wagon, no idea of price yet, need to measure, get made etc and my Nissan is currently in the hospital getting a new heart..... I will be fitting them.
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Follow Up By: Stephen A6 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:34

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:34
Lol your poor nissan :(
Im looking forward to your response, hopefully you are happy with them!
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:33

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:33
Going to order them, as soon as I get my Nissan back.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:42

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:42
John,

I'm back from holiday, when you get a chance pop in and we'll do the measure for the custom job for your Patrol.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:47

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:47
Thanks Jim, have to get the Nissan back from Traralgon, it is getting a Duramax fitted, should be about another 2 weeks. See you then. Hope you enjoyed the holiday?
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:53

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 15:53
Stephen,

Our business after eight years is growing all the time as we build a top quality product. We get many, many, return customers which is testament to the longevity of our drawers. Two years ago we had to go from one factory to two to satisfy demand.

Most of our units are our premium roller bearing units. We do also do a "budget" unit similar to the Drifta Drawers that run on polyethylene skids. These work quite well for light to medium applications and moderate use. We offer our customers a choice between budget and heavy duty fully sealed roller bearing units that stand up to years of use and abuse.

Any queries, call us on 03 9706 6527, we freight Australia wide.

Jim.

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Reply By: Evan 1 - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 09:30

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 09:30
Stephen,

I have drifta drawers in my Prado and I am very happy them, the table is invaluable......easy to store and use. Quality product and super helpful company to deal with.
cheers
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Follow Up By: Stephen A6 - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:14

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:14
Evan, the drifta drawers look good, but, I wouldn't want drawers that come out completely, I wouldn't want to accidently
Pull out the drawers, and have them fall on the ground , and damage my inventory. I would imagine on a steep incline, this would be even more of a problem.

Jim, how much of your drawer stays inside the unit?
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Follow Up By: Bongo (NT) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:46

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:46
Hi Stephen,

I have Drifta Drawers in my Troopy. The drawers can come all the way back but they have a sprung bolt that stops them from being accidentally removed?

I also had a set of Jim's Drawers in my Hilux.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Stephen A6 - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:58

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 18:58
Thanks bongo. Are you happy with both drawers? I am leaning towards jims product, i need to be able to store very heavy items, and im not sure if drawers without rails would be able to function when carrying a large load.
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 13:48

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 13:48
For what it's worth, I would suggest that you don't buy any that don't slide out 100% , its a PITA getting to stuff at the back if they don't!

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 22:22

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 22:22
The problem with drawers that slide out 100% is that they have to use full extension rails which are quite frankly, rubbish. They are designed for internal household use. They use exposed ball bearings running between two tubes of steel. After time grit and dust gets in and the ball bearings grind themselves away to nothing.

We get numerous calls from people wanting to purchase our fully sealed stainless steel roller bearing system to replace their failed units. They are commonly used by "back yarders" and manufacturers who do not invest the appropriate money in machinery to do the job properly.

Our gear is cut on a fully computerised CNC Router as is any high quality, properly engineered, equipment. The photo I have attached is what you want to avoid if you want drawers that will last.
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Reply By: Louwai - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 13:28

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 13:28
Stephen,
I have Black Widow drawers in my 2011 troopie. They were in it when I bought it, so don't know the price.
They have been great. Strong. Carry heaps of weight. They don't slide out 100% but I'm happy with that. The cantilever load on the slides would be huge.

One drawer also has the fridge slider on top. I have an 80L Engle with a 40L extension. When it's loaded it weighs a bucket load... The fridge slider handles this weight with ease.

The drawers also have a void on either side with removable covers. On one side I have the 2nd of the Aux batteries & on the other I have the compressor permenantly mounted with an air outlet & switch fitted to the rear face of the drawer caseing.

All in all, very happy.

Cheers, Bryan
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