fridge slide doityourself, where to get dust proven drawer slides

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:42
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hi folks

a year ago I made myself a fridgeslide for my camper. The Engel Eclypse 40L sits on it, and I pull it sideways out.
Worked good but is getting a bit weak, aslo the dust throught the ventilation openings need a new solution. I used simple drawer slides for 20$ the set.

Does anybody has experiences with thouse drawer slides. Do they have to be dust proven, or shall I just get stronger ones, where the balls of the bearing are bigger and overroll the dust better.

And where do I get strong ones?

cheers

Chris
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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:52

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:52
various sellers on ebay
here is one
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Heavy-Duty-Drawer-Slides-100kg-load-4WD-Caravan-Fridge_W0QQitemZ280466394791QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCaravan_Parts_Accessories?hash=item414d198ea7

I have 60cm and 45 cm slide which I use for a fold own TFT Screen on the roof of the camper and for the generator to come out of the box when running.

good luck
gmd
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:54

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:54
I've used the 100kg angled ones as above on a few vehicles - in 800mm to 1000mm lengths.
And in the canopy I've got 600mm 60kg Hettich slides.

In my opinion, the 100kg angled ones are easier for the DIYer. They are a little more forgiving, and when you're using them, they lock open in the open position and are much easier to remove.

You can make a very simple slide by welding some 25mm angle iron at each end (make sure you don't get heat onto the bearings).
If making drawers, you simply drop a box on. For a fridge, weld another piece of angle front and back where you want to sit the fridge.

Theres a seller on Ebay who sells all lengths up to 1000mm at half the price of my local hardware wholesaler. LINK HERE.
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Reply By: Chris@forum - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 13:05

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 13:05
cool, thanks for the quick reply guys!
That will help
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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 15:20

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 15:20
Try Hafele for runners and slides etc. here is the LINK TO HAFELE.

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 17:08

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 17:08
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Drawer slides
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Reply By: Luke2 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:35

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:35
i just fitted the 1200mm Elraco slides for the big Evakool 70 litre fridge - really heavy duty slides, probably more than you need but they have smaller/cheaper units as well
http://elraco.com.au/index.php?cPath=116
when i hunted around for price they were the cheapest in the heavy duty type.
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