Tub Slides – What you need to know
The Dunn & Watson Tub Slides make short work of reaching into the back sections of your Ute or van tray. These slide out floors are easy to use and take up to 200kg in evenly spaced weight, letting you load and unload your tray or van very quickly.
With Dunn & Watson Tub Slides, you don’t need to worry about scrambling around in the back of your tray or van to find your gear or equipment. That’s because it’s basically a false floor that moves backwards and forwards giving you instant access to everything. It’s ideal for tradies, delivery people and campers.
What size are these tray slides?
Our sliding floors are available in six standard sizes, designed to fit most vans and Utes. However, if none of our standard sizes suit your needs, we can custom manufacture a tray slide to your exact specifications.
Standard sizes as follows:
- 1200mm x 590mm
- 1400mm x 590mm
- 1700mm x 590mm
- 1200mm x 1000mm
- 1400mm x 1000mm
- 1700mm x 1000mm
The two widths (590mm or 1000mm) give you the option to fit a sliding tray to just one side of your Ute tray or in the back of your van. This can be important if you have already fitted a fridge slide or drawer system to one half of your vehicle, but it’s also very practical for a host of other sensible reasons.
The three lengths (1200mm, 1400mm or 1700mm) ensure that these tray slides fit just about all vehicles. For example, the 1400mm length slide is designed to suit dual cabs, whilst the 1700mm slide is perfect for single cabs.
Features of our Tub Slides
Manufactured locally in Australia and constructed from heavy duty, powder coated steel, these Tub Slides are not only very practical, but are tough and strong. They can take up to 200kg of evenly spaced weight and have plenty of tie-down points that can be moved into the best position to secure your loads.
Our tray slides also come with two phase intermittent locking, which means that you can pull the tub out and lock it in place at two different positions. This makes it easy to grab your gear without having to pull it all the way out to its full 75% extension.
This locking mechanism is also a safety feature, because if you’re parked on a slope the tray won’t slide backwards or forwards, instead it remains locked in position. This feature is ideal for tradies who might be working on slopes, but still need safe access to all their gear and equipment.
The checker plate floor is a nice touch and it operates on sealed bearings for a smooth movement, as well as keeping dust and sand from clogging up the bearings. These Tub Slides are a great addition to all vans and Utes, making it much easier to pack and unpack all your gear.
- Made locally in Australia
- Constructed from heavy duty, powder coated steel
- 75% extension to give access to items out of reach
- Plenty of tie-down points along all four sides
- Checker plate floor
- Two phase intermittent locking
- Sealed bearings
Our Tub Slides are an easy DIY install, but we can also organise installation for you, if you prefer. We can custom manufacture these tray slides to any size you require, even giving you two slides, fitted side by side to increase your options.
Benefits of tray slides for tradies
With our Tub Slides, there’s no more dragging gear and equipment around the back of your Ute or van, moving gear around and trying to grab what you need for a job. There’s no more struggling into the back of your Ute or van, on your hands and knees, and then backing out when you have found what you need.
Instead, you simply unlock the tray and pull it towards you, grab what you need and slide it back again. You can even leave it locked in the open position to make it easier to grab different tools as your job progresses. In fact, you can access your tools much faster using our tray slides, as well as keeping your gear more organised. Protecting your tools and gear from damage and stopping the wear and tear on your knees is all part of the package!
- Fast access to all your gear, tools and equipment.
- No more sore back and knees.
- Keep your tools and gear organised.
- Tie down your equipment to keep it safe from damage.
- 2 phase locking mechanism makes it safe to work on slopes.
Benefits of tray slides for campers
When you’re camping, you usually try to fit as much gear as possible into the back of your Ute or van. It might start off tidy and organised, but very quickly everything ends up in a jumble and you can’t find what you need without jumping into the back and sorting through it all. Your gear can also become damaged if it’s not tied down properly and accessing your fridge can be a real pain.
When you install one of our Tub Slides, however, you can easily access your fridge, generator and all your camping gear by simply pulling out the tray. These trays are also ideal when you fit a roof top tent, because you can just slide all your gear out instead of struggling to reach it under the tent.
- Easily grab all your camping gear without rummaging in the back
- Stop your camping gear from being damaged during transit with our sturdy tie-downs
- Access your fridge, generator and other heavy gear easily and quickly
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