Red Desert

Submitted: Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 18:40
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We were at the Syd 4X4 show today checking amongst several things - Sliding Drawers. The good ones are good but bleeding expensive. So back to the drawing board. I have done the archival search and seen the chit chat. I would like to see something on the Red Desert system but can't find a Google search. Truckster you or have mentioned them, can you or someone give me a WWW lead or address/phone contact. Thanks guys 'n gals.
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Reply By: kozy - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 19:02

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 19:02
red desert were selling drawer systems (copies of outback interiours) for 330.00 to suit the 100 series tojo towards the end of last year. the finish was not as good as the above but value for money, excellent. bolted straight in without any problems. as far as i know all stock was sold. there has been the odd set advertised on e-bay as well as the trading post (melb) but for 900 odd dollars. some people purchased bulk lots to profit later.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:05

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:05
Thanks kozy, yeah I saw that one of Truchsters mates grabbed a heap. As he (I think) has one installed they must be adaptable to a GU, I'll search the sources you mentioned and hope that my enquiry filters down the line to a willing seller.
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Reply By: Kev. - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:54

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:54
Best thing i ever did was buy the $330 special, cant knock the quality as i think its the same as the others.
I first heard about it on this site and was one of the last to buy before they ran out.

Wish i had the money to invest in a couple more at the time !
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:38

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:38
I bought a set thru E-Bay about 3 weeks ago. $625 delivered to me from a guy in Melbourne. Fitted them to my 100 series last weekend. Awesome. Fitted perfectly and I do mean perfectly. Suggest you keep on checking e-bay, the guy I got mine from still had a few sets left. Unfortunately I have only just deleted his e-mail addy otherwise I could have passed it on. I will try to find it if you think it is worth it?
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:38

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:38
I bought a set thru E-Bay about 3 weeks ago. $625 delivered to me from a guy in Melbourne. Fitted them to my 100 series last weekend. Awesome. Fitted perfectly and I do mean perfectly. Suggest you keep on checking e-bay, the guy I got mine from still had a few sets left. Unfortunately I have only just deleted his e-mail addy otherwise I could have passed it on. I will try to find it if you think it is worth it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 07:47

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 07:47
Thanks Kiwi Angler
I tried a search on eBay - no luck. I checked red desert and sliding draws. What search did you use or what were they listed under ?
Any assist is alway appreciated.
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Reply By: charlie - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 11:27

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 11:27
Cocka,

I bought a set of the $330 drawers and have done a couple of trips with them. They are very solid. I put mine in an 80 series so it needed slight trimming apart from that it took a few hours to install. If you can find them anywhere for even double the price they would still be excellent value.

I have the Address that they were sent from at red desert.

Red Desert
PO Box 319
Heidelberg
VIC 3084

Sorry I dont have a phone number and am pretty sure they were sold out soon after I bought mine. Good luck.
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 19:56

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 19:56
Dude

they are long gone, and people are SCAMMING well on Ebay!!!!

They are going for upto $1200! ! ! ! ! They only sold for $330 delivered to your door. They were at Wandin Field day for $1000!!!!

Be careful though, some of the box sets were MISSING PARTS!!! and if you dont get them , then you have a useless system.

I agree with the prices of the other systems, $2000?? THey are on drugs!

Your best bet is to build your own. Search for Dave Hays plans on
making them.
http://www.geocities.com/hay_dj/PatrolStorageSystem/PatrolStorageSystem.html

Failing that, I know someone with ~100 sets of red desert draws they are planning on making a killing over the next 12-48 months!$750 a set I think...

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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 00:27

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 00:27
Colin Pond - Brawn 4x4 was on radio 3AK Melbourne Saturday from the 4x4 show he has them, Fit GQ GU 80 & 100 series I think show price was $1190Melbourne was $990 next week and I think he said going up.
I have 2 sets going in Prado at $ 330 cheap but more work to fit.
IMHO price Quoted above is still good value .

sorry I dont have phone number

Cheers.Prado TD Auto
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 00:32

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 00:32
PS some where in the archives is a way to adapt them to include a fridge slide cheaply.Prado TD Auto
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 15:58

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 15:58
LOL yes colin is cashing in like I said! Not bad profit for a unit that costs $330!

The fridge slide mod is on my page. My Place
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 17:12

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 17:12
Yeh! He must have had the $$$ to spare & a big storage space to fill. Prado TD Auto
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Mar 24, 2003 at 15:17

Monday, Mar 24, 2003 at 15:17
An 8 tonner turned up first and Col said put them there...

The bloke in the truck said yea but where do you want the 40ft trailer load to drop off its load......

Col nearly bleep his pants.
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