Securing the Gear

Submitted: Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 14:21
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How do you secure the gear - fridge slide/storage boxes/drawers etc- into the back of a 100 series Toyota? It's the actual securing to the vehicle floor bit- false floor bolted through carpet/floor or better alternatives? Many thanks.
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 14:44

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 14:44
I had an 80 series and now a 76 series and just used the tie down bolt holes already in the floor. Bolt down a plywood false floor and attach all the bits and pieces to it.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 18:22

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 18:22
A lot of people seem to buy (or make) a set of drawers which are bolted to the floor using the existing captive nuts (from where the 3rd row of seats were anchored).

You can then bolt a fridge slide to the top of the drawers etc.

If you don't want a set of drawers, then you could make your own false floor from 19mm plywood and bolt gear onto that.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 22:49

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 22:49
Everything is either in the outback drawers, bolted to the top of the same drawer set, under a shelf at the front of the drawers or light enough not to hurt in a prang (eg pillows, sleeping bags etc). The fridge is mounted in a Platinum fridge slide that is bolted to the top of the drawers.

Phil

PS The photo shows the fridge just sitting in the back. It has been properly installed on the fridge slide since that photo was taken. You can also see the "shelf" in the photo.


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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 19:00

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 19:00
We had a set of (now defunct) Black Widow drawers in our 80 series Tony.

They were a bloody heavy way to keep everything neat 'n tidy, but the Boss wanted them so who am I to argue. The plywood suggestions give you a light, multi way of securing everything, and also, with a slide, keeps the fridge at an accessible level and you don't need a step ladder or a heavy drop slide to access the food 'n drinks.

Cargo barriers can be a pain too, but you get the warm 'n fuzzys knowing all the gear can't get you.

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Reply By: Tony T3 - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 22:10

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 22:10
I'll check out the bolt holes- seems obvious now!! Had the vehicle nearly a week so plenty to do still.
Thanks a lot for v helpful replies. Great site.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:26

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:26
Most of the nuts in the 100 rear floorpan are not hi-tensile so won't take much load. This then necessitates the sheet of ply anchored to every bolt hole you can so as to spread the load. All your accessories then bolt to the ply.
Than get rid of the carpet and save a couple if kilos.

Agree the drawers are bloody heavy but you can buy aluminium versions as well. Off Road Systems do them
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Reply By: Geoff M - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 13:43

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 13:43
Its worth considering when you add the drawers and frige etc it the 100 series can only carry 510 Kgs all up.
and that includes people and other gear.
2 people maybe 170kgs
rear drawers about 30kgs
frige loaded and it keeps going on.
Remember the draw bar is all part of this 510 kg loading

doesn't take long to mount up
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 14:24

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 14:24
Your not wrong Geoff. Even without the tow bar weight (we don't tow) we soon ended up having to get a GVM upgrade.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 14:39

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 14:39
Agree, Geoff.

And the Black Widow drawers we fitted to our 80 series would have been closer to 100kgs. Know the quite good fuel economy of the turbo engine disappeared, never to return again, after fitting the drawers, and their contents. :-(

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Follow Up By: Tony T3 - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 15:27

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 15:27
Thanks Geoff M- that's a very handy number to know- 510kgs.
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