Fridge Slides... are they serious on the price.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:07
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Ok, just brought a waeco and was looking at getting a fridge slide, but $300, they cannot be serious.
Anyone got plans to build one, they can't be that hard to make or one they want to sell.
They are basically 2 frames with a draw slide holding them together, any tips.

I have seen Dave's excellent tilting mechanism.

Crazie
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:16

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:16
theres plans to incorporate one into a normal storage unit on my page.
goto the photos page, and bottom of the aussie map you will see 3 text links
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:22

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:22
Ta Mate
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Follow Up By: Paul - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:36

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:36
truckster,

whats your web site address, I'm sure its buried somewhere here in one of the forum posts but its easier to ask.

Thanks

paul
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 01:14

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 01:14
My husband was so impressed with your storage unit that he wanted to make one for the back of our Patrol before we left - but with holiday season it wasn't going to happen unless we waited and never got away! Just back from our 4 weeks away and he's ordered the aluminium and QBlok already. Thanks for posting your plans
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:13

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:13
Paul.
www.gqpatrol.com

In the links page, there is a link to the Q Block system that Mother is talkin about.

Im going to go surfing and find every plan, picture etc I can for rear storage units... Theres enough of them out there!

MOTHER.
Its a great system, and couldnt be easier. The + with it is that you can chop and change to suit yourself SO EASY!
enjoy
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:42

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:42
Crazie we have got one you can have cheap that we are not using. $295 and I'll deliver it next week when I'm going past.......................LOL
Karen
Dont be stingey and buy one.................
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:42

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:42
Hi Karen

What a bargin ... lol, not tight but there is nothing to them. Its time to pull the welder out...
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Reply By: angler - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:44

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:44
Go to your local dump and see if they can give you an old filing cabinet. Get a drawer out of it including the slides and fix the slides to a piece of ply and bolt it to the floor. Slide in the old drawer and you have a slide out fridge drawer. Mine works fine and cost was Zero. I fit my waeco 45 litre in it easily and leave space for the transformer and a few other bits and pieces. The only problem I had was stopping the thing from rattling and after a few trys I managed to clamp it with one of those over centre type latches. Had to pay for that, .....damm!
Try for the small drawer that is usually under an office table. Check out office supplies as well as they often have trade ins.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:50

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:50
Hi Angler

Hate the filing cabinet in my office, love to rip it apart..lol

thanks for the idea
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:31

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:31
My guess is that you get what you pay (or don't pay) for.

I can't imagine the filing cabinet slides providing all that much travel.

I bought a Black Widow slide after looking at all the options and mounted it on a section of plywood which I fastened to the cargo floor area of the Jack.
The plywood is carpeted to match closely, the original carpeting in the Cargo area.

The travel on the slide allows the whole fridge to extend out the back of the Jack for easy access and the quality is such that there is no rattle, or wobble and the slide locks in the extended, or closed position.

Gee, wish I could justify one drawer next to it.
Hmm. May have to construct that myself.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:46

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:46
Hi Sandman

Had a look at the blackwidow, but decided to make the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx myself, mainly to custom fit bits n pieces.
cheers

Crazie
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Follow Up By: Coops (Ex-Pilbara) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:26

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:26
if only you got what you paid for I'd be happy !!!

I have an Engel fridge slide that's worth not much more than scrap value I'm afraid. They're flimsy & screws on locking mechanism keep falling out.
Next time I will commission someone to make them for me. At least then I'd get value for money with reliability to boot.

Engel pretty well told me to &*^% off when I rang 'em to complain.
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Follow Up By: angler - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 12:20

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 12:20
Sandman and Crazie,

Crazie,

Remember to remove the papers first and throw in the WPB.

Sandman,

The slides come all the way out, check with any filing cabinet. And the slide is easy to completely remove complete with waeco should you ever wat to.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:35

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:35
The slides can be purchased from commercial cabinet maker suppliers..
then all one needs is a welder and some angle iron...copied the lock/unlock mechanism from one at snowys
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:49

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:49
Hi nudy
Got cabinet maker next door, got the mig welder at home and sorted the locking pin, best i go get some steel and place it together. A touch of powder coating, i think i can do it..lol
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:22

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:22
Hold on .....my advice does not come free
Powder coating....cheaper to do two
I'll send mine over so you can do that as full payment hahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:28

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:28
well i only have a pile of scrap metal, a walk next door and beg for heavy duty slides, a mig welder and your advise, i added the powder coating in as a nice touch hahaha

Ok send it over, i will get it coated and then trial it for you, might save me making one hahaha
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:53

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:53
guess i wont be sending it over then!
and i hope your welding doesnt hold together!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:55

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:55
and the wheels on your slide fall off...and....
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:56

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:56
LOL...... hahaha

Come on send it over, what colour would you like.... I was thinking gun metal grey, does that suit you, o well it will look great in my 4 by hahaha
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:59

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:59
didnt like qrey anyway
lol lol
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Reply By: time waster - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:32

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:32
there is a company called HOWARD SILVERS that specialize in kitchen hardware and they heavy duty draw slides that come in a range of lengths they can hold 90kg when fully extended,all you get is the slides in a pack so you need to make a frame to fit your fridge i made one for the engel and i used the 900mm slide so it comes out pass the canapy roof from memory $90 but if you say your a manufacture about $50
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:20

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:20
Time waster,
I bought a set of them in a 3 stage slide section. It couldn't handle the corrugations and was too flimsy. waste of time. Made my own up with a heavy duty 2 piece slide from Galvin Hardware supplies on Murray St Thebarton (Adelaide) ph 08 8352 1888 about $120 for a pair of slides. 900 mm long and excellent. Carries a fully laden trailblazer fridge no worries.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:19

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:19
Hey Des,

Now you gotta a good fridge slide all u need is a half decent vehicle to put it in!!!! My GU is for sale at a bargain price of $100,000-
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:31

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:31
100,000 cents for a GU .42 THATS WAY OVER PRICE Leave the spotties on and I'll give you 1000cents.
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 02:08

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 02:08
Des is right - Go to Galvins
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:15

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:15
Did the same as Des. These slides from Galvins Hardware have seen over 10 years of hard work in the wagon and are still fine. One for the fridge and another for the food box.
Gerry
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Reply By: Bros - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:23

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:23
Crazie,
Fellow member Meggs and myself have just finished making one to suit my trayback to slide sideways and hold a 80 lt Trailblaza. If you haven't come up with an idea let me know and i will get him to send some specs if possible. (He's the brains) Very cheap.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Gully - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:43

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:43
Hi Crazie;
I agree with you on the price thing, overrated, over priced and underengineered. I made my own slide some years back using heavy duty ball bearing cabinet clides rated at 90kg/pair. Total cost including steel, timber tray, indoor/outdoor carpet and powder coating $80. It works and looks great and is so much more satisfying making it yourself.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:54

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:54
Crazie,

Go here http://www.hafele.com.au/isapi/online/tchff/tchff.asp

Type in 806 in page no. box top centre. Then click pages one at a time, this will show the range of full extension drawer slides.

If these suit, I can send you photos of mine, piece of p--s to build, only minimal welding on the remote catch assembly.
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Reply By: tonysmc - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 14:30

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 14:30
I bought one of these slides years ago and have been on plenty of rough roads and they have been perfect. The only problem is that they may slide open as you drive, so I put in a small catch to hold it firmly shut. There is heaps of different sizes which will hold different weighs. I used the 100 lb for my 39 litre engel and I have it fully loaded all the time and not a problem. I have looked up where to get them in victoria for you and a link for some specs. I paid about $90 some years ago so they shouldn't be much more now.
http://www.conceptlatch.com.au/pdf/accuride/light/3832.pdf
24-26 hope street, brunswick. Vic Ph. 93875466
and no I have no connection with this mob, in fact I have never been there. I just knew what I was searching for. Tony
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