where to get roller slides for fridge carrier

Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2003 at 07:57
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I thought $380.00 buks for a fridge carrier for car was a bit rough when you see that all they are is angle iron and heavy duty slides. Hold 100kgs which will do the job nicely.
After a bit of a search I found some heavy duty slides available from Galvin Hardware in Adelaide for $130 (retail) and made my own carrier in a day...all i have to do is paint it..
For those of you in other parts of the country start with Cornall Merchandise or Hafele Australia both in all states I believe. Also try yellow pages under Cabinet Makers Supplies.Richard
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:23

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:23
Fridge carriers?? slides??

My fridge just gets chucked in the back of the Jack and hooked up to the tie downs.

I use the "Armstrong" method of retrieval from the back

But there again, I'm only a young bloke at 60+

(and think of the money I've saved)

:) :) :) :) :)

enjoy the bush

DennisN
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Reply By: Allyn - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:10

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:10
Piranha retail a kit for about the same price too.
Nearly $500 for a 60 Litre Engel fridge slide so I'll be making mine too.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:58

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:58
ARB Southern in Dandenong Vic quoted me $250 for a fridge slide the other day. I see that as reasonable, but wouldnt pay it!

The rollers can be from Racks used for Computer Servers. have several mates that use them.


The trick now with yoru slide, is to make 1 that comes out and then lowers the fridge down to waist height! you will make millions out of it.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 12:23

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 12:23
Also Carac in Dandenong sell the slider rails.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 13:43

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 13:43
There is no way that $250 is a fair price for a fridge slide. It is just sheer extortion. How many hours work go into the production? Then what is the retail markup? I have seen several other items with outlandish prices - those steel baskets that go on the roof racks spring to mind. They were asking $499 for the larger size! They have about an hours work in them and bugger-all in materials. Makes you wonder how badly we get ripped off for other gear we buy.
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Reply By: Kevin - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 13:53

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 13:53
Contact Russ Rollers on (07) 3886 6843 he will make one and ship to you for at least $100 bucks cheaper!
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Reply By: macca - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:23

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:23
Good God man, Whats wrong with the old tie down straps. You only have to open the top of the fridge to get your goodies out. Why do we have to have a major production to slide the fridge out just to get something out.
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:44

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:44
Try opening fridge on top of a set of drawers wont happen.Regards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethefugawi - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 17:54

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 17:54
and i hate climbing into the back to get a coldie when i have had a few hahaha
hell all i have to do is bolt down the bottom section lift ,tilt and slide the top slide in and then lift the fridge onto the rails and push in..it locks in place and cant come out unless you pull the leverRichard
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:39

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:39
Thats why I said if someone can invent 1 that slides out backwards, then drops down to knee/waist level, they will corner the market.

If you make 1, I'll have one free for the idea!
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Follow Up By: macca - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:07

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:07
Struth, I'm an young old TPI pensioner and I still manage to retrieve the cold one without a slide and it too sits on top of a drawer system. geez feel a bit like truckster coming into a bit of flack.lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard- Friday, May 16, 2003 at 23:04

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 23:04
Macca ,
agree cannot see the need to struggle with moving fridges on slides etc just to get a drink.
Advantage of gettin old is that once the rug rats have fled you just remove the back seat bolt the fridge in behind the driver(modify the base of the old fridge slide and mount using seat mounts) and train the navigator to reach around on demand.
pity you have to wait until after the driving for the real stuff.
other advantage of the back seat location is it does bring the fridge to waist height so you can see to dig out the meat for dinner.
H
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Follow Up By: Allyn - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 23:29

Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 23:29
Macca,
Once you've lifted your vehicle several inches, put in storage drawers and a cargo barrier I can tell you not only is it a major olympic event to get a 60 Litre Engel into the rear storage area, you just cannot have easy accessibility without a fridge slide. That means it has to be loaded full, which is about a 4 man lift. The trouble & strife aint interested or that strong so what's a bloke supposed to do?
I need my back seat unfortunately so that's not an option either (neither is a 40L fridge)
Trucksters idea is huge but I can't see me being able to invent it but I want one if & when it comes to fruition no matter what the price !
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Friday, May 16, 2003 at 19:25

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 19:25
Hope this works

Here is a rear view of my trusty G60. On the floor 4 jerrycans, centre slide out box for recovery gear, 2 jerries water.

Next level up. On left cooking gear, then tucker boxes, camera gear and picnic basket, then tool box, Oil container, fold-up table and two chairs, 32 litre Engel fridge and two sleeping bags.

Top level. Fold out bed and top of Engel. Engel just sits there as it is surrounded by the bed. Can't go anywhere. The lid opens to its full extent. On bed, pillows, clothes bag and laptop case with books etc. Codan HF OPR fitted between seats. All other toys hardwired to dash and mounted with bolts or tek screws. In verter in glovebox.


This set-up is for two people, one of them being 190cm tall. It works well.Cheers, Willem
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 20:54

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 20:54
Hey, Willem.
Enjoy your posts.
Good pic of the rear of the old girl. Love the home made stuff - if you did it & its comfy, up the brand names for the rent.....besides, bet you got a sense of satisfaction from the job, eh?
Heading through P/borough on the way to Worumba...sorry, gotta stop at Dave & Julies pub, then to Worumba, over to Yunta, up to Silverton & back down through Piltimitiappa on the weekend....I'll wave if I see the old red girl.
Did you get the "new" Patrol?
kind regardsRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:33

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:33
Hi Rick,

I changed the pic again and it changed in my last post.

No I gave the 'new' Patrol a miss. Had a good look and a test drive but deicded on staying with the G60.

Where is Worumra and Piltimitiappa? Looked on my maps but found nothing. I should know, shouldn't I.

If you have time when in Pborough give me a call on 86513229. I will be home all of Saturday. Going to the Clare wine a food festival on Sunday.
Cheers, Willem
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:55

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:55
Willem, It looks like you run skinnies on your rig any problems?
Do you run on sand?
'" " " " Mud?Around Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:44

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:44
Rox,

No mud around here. Dry as a bone. Skinny's do well in the rocky stuff. When going through desert country I leave the trailer at home( the trailer is only used for special trips). I run my 750x16's at 15-18psi on sand and 33 on gravel roads. Did a run along Little Dip NP on the beach not s long ago. 15psi and 3rd low range. Just chugged along and didn't get bogged. Admittedly skinny's are not that good in deep mud but I have a winch to get me out of trouble. I prefer skinnys as they normally have stronger sidewalls than wide tyres and do not cut that easily. Plus they are easier to repair if you do get a puncture.Cheers, Willem
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