How's your draws?

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:11
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Just a quick draw question.. Has anyone invested in a set of rear draws, in perticular, the Titan brand?
I have seen them advertised at a very good price, compared to other brands, and I'm just looking for any feed back, from anyone who has a set, as in there quality, construction, and if any rattles... Can't stand things that rattle! Hoping to get some feed back, either good or bad.. Cheers Odog
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:38

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:38
I assume you are referring to these - https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/rear-drawers/ute-drawers.html

I have the Outback Drawers in my D-Max and am very impressed with them and looking at the Titan they seem on a par as far as quality of build, but about 1/3rd the price I paid.

Bear in mind that the price they advertise is only for the drawers, surround decking is not included.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:43

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:43
Yeah, that's them, they look solid enough, but there is always that thing.. "Pay for what you get".. Was keen to see if any EO members have that brand, and what they think of them.. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - There Yet - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:37

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:37
I second the Outback Touring Drawers. Great value, great product.
I purchased the swing away draw system and couldn't be happier.

Cheers Kerry
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:45

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:45
We have Outback as well and also added the bed extension forward to the rear of the front seats. Very happy with it all.

Phil


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Reply By: LAZYLUX16 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:43

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:43
I got lucky scored Outback Drawers very cheap.Built like a tank I think over built but a lot of design thought put in them .Drawers are 1.2m long and have 1 side fridge slide which I use as tent slide can carry easy 100kg.My experience with the webshop 4wd supercentre is not great buying other items and they over inflate prices e.g set off jumper leads they say $149 but I found same ones for $39 ..All up to you but hunt for secondhand on gumtree and ebay ..
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Reply By: bellony - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 23:45

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 23:45
I have a set of Titan draws and very happy with them for the price. I can tolerate a few sharp edges on the metal, carpet that needs to be trimmed a little to make the fridge slide close easier when I only paid $650 with the side wings, including delivery. They are not perfect, but could not justify spending $2000 for a set that are slightly better finished. I was going to make my own, but after pricing 2 draw slides and a fridge slide it was a no brainer to just buy the Titan set.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:19

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:19
I spoke with a guy at Palm Valley last year and he'd fitted them for that trip and had had no probs.

I looked at them and decided against, as with other drawers. The reason is the extra weight and most of the designs mean the fridge goes on top and that just creates another problem. Instead I use Award modular stackable crates and strap them down. Certainly it's not as convenient but it's a helluva lot cheaper and lighter and frees up the back for use when not out travelling.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:38

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:38
You don't need fridge slides, I have a 40L Engel plus a 32L Waeco with one sitting in each drawer. Just cut the lid back to suit and remove the front section when I want to put in the fridges.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 15:52

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 15:52
Yes the weight is a concern, but I'll be taking out the 3rd row seats, never be using them anyway, and with the weight saving of the seats, against the draws, shouldn't be to bad hopefully. I know the draws will be heavier than the seats.. Cheers
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 10:00

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 10:00
Hey Kazza. With the drawers full of fridges where do you put your tools, spares, safety/first aid, recovery, food and cooking stuff. I gather the clothes and camping gear would be on top of the drawers. Not to mention fresh food and other stuff that we carry. And as we also carry a porta-loo where would you put yours. The roof is taken with the roof top tent. And then where is your water and wine or beer!

Sorry mate (no name given - so sorry if you are female) but I couldn't see us going into the desert for a couple of weeks with the fridges in the drawers.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 11:19

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 11:19
Hi Phil, my D-Max is set up for towing the caravan so food etc in stashed away in there.

The Engel is set up as a freezer and the Waeco as the beer fridge ;=))

They take up about 60% of the front part of the draw and are divided thus the front section is used for storage of tools etc. Works for me as I also used the side section of the right hand drawer for storage - battery is on the left side.

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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:38

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:38
I think that anyone who advertises something as worth $1495 but sells them at $495 is just wrong. $1000 off!

That's not honest advertising.

So if that is their standard I'd wonder about the honesty of the product.

Maybe I'm wrong.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:00

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:00
We had a set of Black Widow draws in an 80 series some years back, Odog

The Boss wanted them, and while they kept the rear tidy with items out of sight, we never ever saw 10km/L again! :-(. Found we used to cart a lot of stuff that we didn't need, just because it was all tucked away.

Doubt if I'd ever buy another set, well not the twin drawer units anyway. I reckon ours would have been 80-100kgs. Had to strip the unit so it was light enough to fit. :-)

Saw a single drawer unit in Bunnings, a Kinchrome unit, about a metre deep, and it weighed 36kgs. Think cost was $3-400?

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Reply By: 410 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:03

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:03
Drifta Draws in Gloucester NSW make outstanding draws, built to suit your options. I think draws are a great idea and gives you extra room to store away gear.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:34

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 18:34
Yep, I'm aware of drifta, and believe they do make a quality product.. Unfortunately, my budget, doesn't agree.. I always try to shop/buy local/Aussie made, but sometimes it just can't add up... Coin wise.. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Grazz T (NSW) - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 16:08

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 16:08
I purchased Titan draws for Landcruiser. was perfect fit.
Advertised Price was with free delivery and all complete package.
Have done over 10000km on both corrugated roads and tar., no rattles. Would buy again.
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