fridge slide, power cord & rear storage

Submitted: Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:45
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We are currently building a rear storage unit for the back of the car. We have a 50l Waeco on a slide to install.

What systems have others installed to keep the power cord out of the way or to retract automatically.

The other question is what depth of draw to you find best? We are currently thinking of just one 250mm.

Wendy.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:54

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:54
The power cord can go under the slide in a BIG "U" and it just goes back and forward with the fridge.. Easy Peasy Japaneasy...
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Follow Up By: On Patrol - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:29

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:29
How simple is that!!!!! And cost free!!!!! Thank you Mr Voxson. From both me & Terrano Tripper.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:36

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:36
Oh.. and the Depth (Height)>>>?... Deep enough for a carton of drink and then everything else you just make fit.. hehehe...
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Follow Up By: On Patrol - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:47

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:47
Dear sir, Voxson,
You truely are deserving of a KISS award. (Keep It Simple Sir).LOL.
The simple ideas are always the best.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:53

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:53
I will gladly accept any award given out hehehe....
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:35

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:35
I would also place the cord in split tubing - just for that little bit of protection.

Leroy
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:44

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:44
I route the cord up and through the hand grip at the side rear cargo area to keep it out of the way. Works just like a pendulum.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:21
"Great minds........" and all that mate....

I do the same with my Engel. Up through the handle, then also through a eye bolt screwed into the underside of the box that goes over the top of the fridge.

Have you ever seen how those over-head travelling cranes (like in factories or container terminals etc) work. They have their long cables suspended from a series of hooks/lugs. As the machine travels away from the origin-point of the cable, it drags the lugs etc with it and the loops of cable that hang down, are drawn along for the ride............... Well my system is a poor-man's version of that, except that the lug is in a fixed position; not sliding (no need for it to do so).

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:21

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:21
Yes, know what you mean Bill.
(The crane method is called Catenary Cabling by the way)

The Jack actually has a flat plastic clothes hook clipped to the handle and I just slide the cable into this. Works extremely well.

Well that is, unless your loved one has jammed a couple of pillows or something down the side. I just smile sweetly and remove the offending article(s).
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Reply By: Shawsie (Bris) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:51

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:51
I've just built a false floor/2 drawer system and the depth depended on weather SHMBO could reach in and get stuff out of the fridge LOL. The drawer depth ended up at 200mm, 400mm wide (inside) x 850 long.
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