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Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by biggles » 02 Feb 2015 15:29

Has anyone seen a drawer system that makes use of a drawer thin enough to open with only the left side door open? Anyone seen one? I am thinking it will have to be high enough to clear the wheel well to get any with.

I have a bike rack on 90% of the time and only the small door will open. I can even get in and out the back with a bike on. Sooo, if I have a normal drawer system the back becomes useless until drop the bike rack. I want to have my recovery stuff and a compartment to put easy access stuff and what not. Also when shopping to toss the purchases. I found a 500ml milk that had escaped the shopping and landed up under the seat (thankfully it had not popped yet, but there was some interesting things going on after 2 weeks in the Windhoek sun... it strengthened my resolve to put in drawer.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by Peter Connan » 02 Feb 2015 17:21

Haven't seen one like that, but it can't be too difficult to do.

My concern would be that something like that would be likely to be relatively inefficient in terms of space (but since I have to fit four people in the car, space is a bit of a bugbear for me). Have you considered mounting the bikerack on the spare wheel, so that it doesn't impede access to the whole of the rear?
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by Jorrie » 02 Feb 2015 21:44

I embarked on that route, but decided against it because the left drawer would end up too narrow for my liking.
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Post by biggles » 03 Feb 2015 08:10

Jorrie wrote:I embarked on that route, but decided against it because the left drawer would end up too narrow for my liking.
Did you have it flat on the floor or raised over the wheel well?
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Post by Carel » 03 Feb 2015 08:23

With the "connect-it" system you can make a frame of any size and then have a drawer made to fit.
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Re: Drawer System. Ideas.

Post by gupster » 03 Feb 2015 09:59

Hi Biggles. I built my own drawer system and am sure the draw would clear the small door if it was put in differently to mine. The draws are on wheels and there is carpeting inside to prevent the wheels wearing away on bad roads. I have had the system for around 3 years and traveled extensively. I bought the plastic draws from a plastic shop in Durban. They came with lids but I have never used the lids as everything stays put. I used a few beer cardboard carriers to act as baffles and keep everything in situ. The plastic draws can also be cut down width wise to make them even narrower. They also come in varying sizes. The rest is just a wooden housing and unbelievably dust proof, all sitting on a platform. When the draw is pulled out, the wooden top keeps it in place, unless of course you pull it very far out. Beneath the platform I have two 60 litre water containers and on the left of these, a ammo box of spares and a big tool box. As you can see, the stove pulls out with ease through the narrow door.

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Post by jonathan » 03 Feb 2015 11:59

I must say I very much like this model.....of drawer system :biggrin:
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Post by Chris Skinner » 03 Feb 2015 13:28

I am too scared to comment in case you related... :confused:

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Post by IanT » 03 Feb 2015 13:45

Hay that's my skelem!!! who has been taking photos of my two babies???? :lol: :redface: :redface: :rolling: :surprised:

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Post by IanT » 03 Feb 2015 13:47

I deflate her fold her up and store her in that empty draw when not in use :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:

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