Fridge Slide / Engel / Waeco

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 14:31
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Howdy All . Hope someone can shed some light. Iam in the process of fitting a Fridge Slide into an existing shelf system ( homemade Ply) into the back of my GU Patrol. The mob here in Alice advize that a Waeco one will do both the Waeco and an Engel 40 Litre, is this correct?Can anyone let us know and maybe the correct outside dimensions. I have to do some cutting, I think

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 15:43

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 15:43
Greg

Waeco 40: 580 x 360
Waeco 50: 630 x 360
Engel 40: 631 x 360

The Waeco slide is designed to fit the 50 so they should be interchangeable.

Have a close look at both. The Engel comes with far better quality mounting straps.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: donks1 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:16

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:16
G'day Greg & Jim

I don't want to hijack the thread here, but maybe jim can answer for me,.......Why are fridge slides so bloody expensive ?

300 + dollars is just rude

Thanks and sorry

Donks1
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Follow Up By: VH-GU4 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:21

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:21
Expensive yes, but think of the weight that is in the fridge and then the amount of pressure on the bearings when it is extended out. An 80L fridge full is very heavy and will hurt the toes if the fridge slide gives up.
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:32

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:32
Donk,

It comes down to the full extension rails. They are the guts of the unit and are bloody expensive.

We build fridge slides, they retail for $275 and frankly, after buying the rails, cutting the support board, sourcing supporting rails, carpeting, aluminium trim, and assembling the whole thing, there is bugger all profit in it.

Essentially we do them as a service for our customers so that they can have a fridge slide that matches our drawers.

The Waeco/Engel jobs are probably built in China and their margin is no doubt larger than ours, but I don't think they are making a motza out of them.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Grossy - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:23

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:23
G'day Jim,

I'm not associated with them in any way but the Engel slides are made by Challenge Campertrailers in Adelaide. You're right with Waeco though.

Cheers mate.
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 05:26

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 05:26
Grossy,

Is that the big one they do for the 60/80 L?

That is one hell of a robust unit. Uses roller bearings instead of slide out rails and is indestructable.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Reply By: VH-GU4 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:18

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:18
Check out Off Road Systems, they make a variety of fridge slides and have what size fridges fits them and will post to you. I got one and it has been fault less and i can put 3 different fridges on it. I have no affiliation with this mob just very happy with slide.
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Reply By: Markymark - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:05

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:05
Also check out Off Road Downunder. Before our 6 month trip last year I had trouble sourcing a slide to fit our 47L Evakool and my mates Waeco slide (for his 40L fridge) was too small. I bought one from these guys and just recently sent him an e-mail saying thumbs up to the unit. We travelled for just under 6 months, me, wife and 2 kids, and today it still works like new.

Recently Evakool have brought out their own slides, so these may be worth looking at too.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:17

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:17
GregF,

check out Derek's fridge slide:

http://www.sidewinder.com.au/page160.html

It's a bit bigger than the Engel slide but is a lot cheaper, especially if you buy from him thru Ebay.

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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:23

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:23
I've had a Brown Davis fridge slide for a number of years and it's very solid. The ARB ones these days seem a bit cheap and light duty in. But the Brown Davis fellow can be a bit challenging to deal with at times if you buy direct off him.

Leroy
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:55

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:55
Just measure you fridge against mine.
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