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Old March 22nd, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Custom storage drawer source

I've been doing a bit of research on a rear drawer storage sytem for my D90.
I could build a wooden box - but I really need good security and strength.
I also thought about the Tuffy route - but have heard pros and cons.

Here's a source I found...

http://www.customdogtrailers.com/gal...y.asp?PG_CAT=9

I have them pricing out a unit for me right now that'll be about 8.5" (h) x 32" (w) x 40" (l) - exact width will be determined by the shop drawings as I want to be sure the drawer will clear the door hinge .
I plan to install ply w/carpet (or rubber) on top of the box and wheel wells.

If anyone has a thought on size or layout or whatever - let me know..

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:29 PM
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Looks promising. Let us know.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 11:42 PM
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Looks promising. Let us know.
Don't you have a drawer in the back of your truck?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 11:58 PM
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Funny--I am in the middle of designing and building mine--I found an interesting write up at :
http://home.off-road.com/~cruiserhea...er/tlcbox.html
except I am using all steel. Same basic dimensions that you mentioned--I am waiting on warm weather. If anyone knows where to get good drawer slides for cheap I am looking for 2 in the 36-40" range--most I have found are in the $125/pair range and I sure would like to find something closer to the $75 if possible (salvage/used is just fine with me).
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:01 PM
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I've been thinking of having TruckVault build one. They seem to be strong enough to put a lot of weight on top and they are very secure. http://truckvault.com/

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Don't you have a drawer in the back of your truck?
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Funny--I am in the middle of designing and building mine--I found an interesting write up at :
http://home.off-road.com/~cruiserhea...er/tlcbox.html
except I am using all steel. Same basic dimensions that you mentioned--I am waiting on warm weather. If anyone knows where to get good drawer slides for cheap I am looking for 2 in the 36-40" range--most I have found are in the $125/pair range and I sure would like to find something closer to the $75 if possible (salvage/used is just fine with me).
Mcmaster carr has them.

How heavy is that going to be?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:52 PM
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I got a quote for a box from Truckvault and they wanted $900 to make one for the D.
They said if the box didn't fit I couldn't return it since i supplied the dimensions.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 07:15 AM
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The Truck Vault is a nice system - I had one in my Expedition - it fit very well and looked great. Truckvault does not use drawer runners - they use a plastic friction glide where the bottom of the drawer glides over.

This go around I wanted to find a heavy duty unit made out of metal or aluminum.

Crow River (the link above) Quoted me $688.00 + shipping for a single drawer storage system (od 41"x32"8.5")
All aluminum, all-welded main construction, Diamond plate drawer fronts, hd rollers, folding locking T-handle.

I think I may have them bend up a couple of pcs of aluminum to add to the door sills where I cut back the carpet.

In about 4-5 weeks I'll post some pictures...
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Old March 24th, 2006, 08:08 AM
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What I did on my DI is a slide out Pelican gun case. I used the slide out rails from an IBM Netfinity 7000 server that can hold up to 125 lbs. The nice thing about it is that my tools won't ever get wet using the Pelican case so I don't have to worry about water crossings. Just a thought.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:11 AM
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Looks like Crow River built my new drawer box in record time (less than a week).

Here's a couple picture - I'll post more after I install...
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new drawer systems from Adventure Trailers

Thought I'd try and get this thread going again. . .

Anybody else have storage system ideas they'd like to share? I'm thinking about a system for the 110. I like the ones from African Outback and Black Widow (pictured below left), but they're heavy and expensive to ship.

I know about the Tuffy system, but Marchand says the top is too thin to bear much weight. (I like his solution though - strengthening the top with a sheet of Lexan..)

These new ones from Adventure Trailers look promising though (pictured below right, in a disco I think):

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/drawer.html

Anybody out there that's made their own?
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I used a discarded photocopier base (Canon) as they are strong enough to hold a 300lb copier on top of them. I primed and painted it black, had a matching tuffy lock installed (keyed to my tuffy storage/speaker box) and then glued on black carpet. It is only 9" high, and about 2'x2' but it allows someone to still get by to the 2 rear seats I have, and does interfere with the legs of the seats. I was more interested in a vault versus massive storage.
Check out the dumpster at your local Canon Office Equipment supplier. They chuck these like they are going out fo style. Make sure you get the metal ones and not the press board type.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 02:39 AM
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These new ones from Adventure Trailers look promising though:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/drawer.html
Got a message back from Martyn Davies (Adventure Trailers). He said if he had a minimum order of 5 that would lower the cost by about 30%.

Need four more people interested in a drawer setup for their 110. Anybody?

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I used a discarded photocopier base (Canon) as they are strong enough to hold a 300lb copier on top of them. I primed and painted it black, had a matching tuffy lock installed (keyed to my tuffy storage/speaker box) and then glued on black carpet. It is only 9" high, and about 2'x2' but it allows someone to still get by to the 2 rear seats I have, and does interfere with the legs of the seats. I was more interested in a vault versus massive storage.
Check out the dumpster at your local Canon Office Equipment supplier. They chuck these like they are going out fo style. Make sure you get the metal ones and not the press board type.
Interesting idea! Thanks, Len. Any pics?
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Old December 13th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Mario from Adventure Trailers is taking measurements on my 90 today to come up with the correct drawer dimensions. The AT drawer system is pretty slick and is about 30% lighter than building it out of wood. They are using top notch slides and latches.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 06:49 PM
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Nice. I'll be anxious to hear your impression once you get them. You have one of their trailers, right?
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I have a Tuffy in the back of my 110.. Fit's like a glove on the sides and the top is level with the top of the fender wells after the installation of a piece of 1/2" plywood. It's short enough that it won't interfere the the fridge that will go between the two rear seats, on either side of the fridge will be th ewater pump and the inverter.
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Thanks, Keith. Any pictures?
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Got a message back from Martyn Davies (Adventure Trailers). He said if he had a minimum order of 5 that would lower the cost by about 30%.

Need four more people interested in a drawer setup for their 110. Anybody?

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Interesting idea! Thanks, Len. Any pics?
Here you go. Taken with a camera phone so not that great but gets the point across. They are all steel boxes, bolted through the wheel well. Obviously limited in size but I wanted something I could put a notebook in and yet deter a spontaneous thief.
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Thanks, Keith. Any pictures?
I'll try and get a couple tomorrow. Short days, shipping, making product, 0 degrees and an extremely gimpy right foot are slowing me down a bit...
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