drawer slides

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:41
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Hi all, hope everyone had fun at easter, i was hoping someone would be able to help me. I built a kitchen for our camper, it is to long to put on the tail gate, it has to slide out, so to my question, i need to make a slide, where do i get drawer sliders from to make my slide, any help would great even any other ideas.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:58

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:58
Baz
When i made my drawers for my older vehicle i got the drawer slides from
Bunnings hardware or any hardware.They have all different lengths. I hope
that is what you are chasing.
Good Luck
Don

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:37

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:37
Went to Bunnings could'nt find anything, i asked one of the people who worked there and i got that look and "a what".

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Don (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:29

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:29
yeah i know what you mean i get that look even when i ask for the littlest things
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:06

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:06
Hi Baz

Al made a slide out cooker for me on the side of our van, if you click on the pic of my gorgeous son Callum, you'll see what I mean. Being in the "industry" he got them direct from the company who makes them...whose name escapes me...ahahhhaha...but I can find out for you....

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:30

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:30
Thanks Lyn, if you don't mind that would be great, i clicked on Callum but only got Callum and your Cruiser, not saying that they are bad or nothing, you know what i mean.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:35

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:35
Hi Baz

umm..you might need to do that refresh thingey that Ray told you about a little while ago hold Ctrl key and hit refresh...I can see Callum and the drawer

....and I know what you mean... :))
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:07

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:07
Hettich make some 100kg slides which are 750mm long and slide out 80mm. with anti rattle rubbers as well.

Worth the $ for good ones.

If wanting custom length ones, try some 2x1 rhs and some dust sealed ball bearings like any of the vehicle rear drawer set ups, very easy to do.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:26

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:26
I'll have a look at them, and the rhs sounds good too, thanks GO_OFFROAD.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 16:40

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 16:40
Your welcome,
let me know if you want nay more details, as I have made afew different designs.

The pic below was my troopy set up, with rear seats still in place, and the fridge slide in steel, and the drawers in alloy, along with the cargo barrier and crap rack which folded down from the roof.

[ View Image]
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:28

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:28
This set up looks good, is it home made or did you buy bits and put together.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:32

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:32
Home made, the whole thing, from design to install ;-)
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Reply By: Cruisin - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:14

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:14
I made my own storage sytem for the rear of the 100 Series.
I sources some slides from the company below. They are not cheap but they are top quality and rated to 100kg...from memory they were about $100.00

Fridge Slides – Catalogue Pg 816
http://www.hafele.com.au/isapi/online/tchff/tchff.asp
Häfele Australia Pty. Ltd.
12 Selhurst Street
Coopers Plains
Qld, 4108
Tel: +61 (0)7 3344 1533
Fax: +61 (0)7 3344 1770
E-Mail: qld@hafele.com.au

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:33

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:33
I went to their web site but i was looking at the wrong section, i was looking at drawer sliders, i'll have another look thanks Cruisin.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:40

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:40
What about pg 829 227kg!!!!

Brian
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Reply By: Cruisin - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:37

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:37
Easy to miss Baz

Dont think much of their navigation. Must be tough though when they sell so much stuff !!!

Cheers Cruisin
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:49

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:49
Baz,
I made a storage system for the Cruiser, and it works fine for me. I used Unistrut, this is available from electrical supply shops in 6mt lengths. I made up a frame to sit the draw in and on the side I welded the Unistrut. The Unistrut has a "C" section on one side which will allow a 22mm bearing to run. 5 bearings along each side over 900mm is fine. The longer the length the more bearings required.
They also use Unistrut on some roof rack bars, when you see it I think you can work out how I have set it up.
I have also made up spring locks so that when the draw is closed it is locked in and when the draw is open the lock holdes it in the open postion, so it will not close if the vehicle is not sitting level.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:10

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:10
Thanks Wayne sounds good, i'll check that out, do they come in differant gauges for differant weights.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:27

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 13:27
Baz,
They come in two sizes but this is only in there hight, 50mm or 25mm. The 25mm is the one to use and I have found that it is very strong.

Wayne
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Reply By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:27

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:27
Baz
A few blokes in our club have got the camper trailers with slide out kitchens at the back. One bloke is a cabinet maker and built his own kitchen out of plywood. His slides really easily out on a carpet base he put on the trailer's floor. He has a steel frame at the rear end (furthest from the trailer when extended. This has 2 square steel tube verticals with nuts welded to the side. He pulls out the kitchen, holds it up with one hand while he slides 2 steel pipes (one at a time!!) down the framework till it's resting on the ground and secures it in place with a bolt on each one. Works well for them.
I thinks that, given the length of most of those pull-out kitchens (about 4' plus?), you'd pushing it uphill to find a set of slides that could handle what you're trying to do.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:04

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:04
I made mine from ply as well, that was my back up, sliding on carpet, the support legs are from folding saw horses from supercheap auto's, cut to length with pipes inside to slide down when folded down, works well, thanks Roachie.

Baz.

So much to do, so little time !!!
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Follow Up By: Pesty - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:07

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:07
Baz
Plenty of coats of gloss finish on the bottom of the kitchen on short pile carpet will last a long time and wont break when you least want it to.

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:21

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:21
Trust me this kitchen would not break if you dropped it from a 3 story building.

Baz.
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Reply By: Mister Jelly Bean - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:38

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:38
Baz, Try Parbury Henty. They have a 30kg Roller Runner that extends 800mm and costs about $45.00 Part No. Code 430800 Phone 1300 361 313
I'm about to embark on the same track as you. Good Luck.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:34

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:34
Mister Jelly Bean, i'm not going to ask about the new handle, i'm sure there is a good reason, anyway bit short our kitchen is 1200mm long. I'll ring them they might have something bigger.

Thanks Al
Baz.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:42

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:42
Baz,

I have a pair of 5' long slides in my unit. Please check your member messages for contact information should you want it. They are able to carry 150 kg which is some weight but at the closed position not open. Price was around the $500 for good quality slides for the specific task. Have 4 pairs of others for the normal food and clothes drawers.

All built at Metal From Industries at Warragul in Gippsland. I can supply photos too.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:02

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:02
Check out Hettich roller systems... you may have to do a web search for them.. I don't have their link anymore, but they make a great range of roller systems, not cheap, but then neither is the stuff you're likely to hang off 'em!!!!
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:17

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:17
Thanks brian, to short got to be min 1300mm. Looks like i'll have to make my own, got some great ideas from everyone, thanks guys, everybodys been very helpful, i'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks Baz.
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