The Dunn and Watson Deluxe Cargo Drawers are a sturdy and lightweight aluminium solution for storage in your 4×4 canopy or caravan. The face of the drawer has a weather seal and compression handle which makes them weatherproof for when you take your ute offroad. The drawer has space on the side for a Fridge Slide Bench which provides handy bench space when you are loading or unloading your drawers. These drawers are also easy to install, and have pre-drilled holes in the floor for easy fixing points.
Everything you need to know about our 4WD cargo drawers
The Dunn & Watson deluxe 4WD cargo drawers are ideal for Utes and 4WD wagons, whether you’re touring around Australia or working locally. Made from aluminium, they’re lightweight, but sturdy enough to take a beating on the road. They come with our 125kg locking drawer slides so that they easily glide open and closed, but don’t slide open or slam shut in transit. They have compression sealing to make them completely weatherproof and a key locking Whale Tail folding T handle (compression type lock) that makes these drawers very secure.
Opening to a full 100% extension for easy access to the rear of the drawers, they also have a powder coated face and can be stacked one on top of the other or side by side. Notches on either side of the drawers provide a spot to hang one of our benches, increasing your workspace or creating a handy kitchen area with a pantry bag. These deluxe aluminium 4WD drawers are made locally in Australia and are a high quality product that can be customised to your needs.
What’s the size of these 4WD cargo drawers?
These cargo drawers are available in four different lengths. The width and height of these four models is the same (width is 500mm and the height is 300mm), whilst the lengths are 750mm, 850mm, 1000mm or 1350mm. If these sizes aren’t suitable for your vehicle, then we can custom manufacture these sliding drawers to match your specifications. Just give us a call with your measurements and we’ll have a drawer ready for you in no time at all!
Features of these deluxe 4WD drawers
If you want a quality drawer that’s tough, lightweight and lockable, then our deluxe 4WD cargo drawers tick all the boxes. The full extension means that you can easily access anything at the rear of the drawers and the lockable key keeps everything safe and secure. Since these drawers are stackable, you can add as many as you need to organise the back of your Ute or wagon, whether that’s just a short set of drawers or extending for the length of the tray.
- Australian made from 3mm aluminium.
- Stylish powder coated front fascia.
- Comes with a pair of 125kg locking drawer slides.
- Front key locking whale tail folding T handle.
- Stackable, side by side or on top of one another.
- Side notches to fix a bench that extends the workable area.
- Pre-drilled holes in the base for easy installation.
- Available in four different lengths or can be custom manufactured.
What’s the benefit of the Whale Tail folding T handle?
These handles are extremely strong and weatherproof, as well as being easy to use. It’s a very popular handle that’s used for a variety of applications in caravans, camper trailers, toolboxes, 4WD canopies and under tray drawers. This rear fixing and flush mounted handle has no visible screws on the outside and can be key locked. The key cylinder is hidden by the handle when it’s folded down and closed (keeping the cylinder free from dust and out of sight and access to thieves) and it also has the fixings for an additional padlock if needed.
The actual handle has an ergonomic design and is quite large. It also folds out making it easy to grip, but small enough to fit smoothly against the front of the drawer. Then there’s the compression feature that creates a tight weather seal, protecting the drawer’s contents from the elements. The whale tail folding T handle is such a quality lock with great functionality that it’s the only choice for our deluxe 4WD cargo drawers.
What’s the benefit of these deluxe cargo drawers?
There are many benefits to the Dunn & Watson deluxe aluminium cargo drawers. One of the biggest benefits is that they are locally made in Australia, so you’re supporting our community when you purchase these drawers. Another great benefit is that they are made from 3mm aluminium, which is both lightweight and sturdy enough to take the hard knocks when off-road driving. The fact that they’re made from aluminium is important because weight is an issue with 4WD wagons and Utes. If you overload your vehicle’s GVM it can cause an accident on the road due to poor handling. You can also be fined by the police if the weight of your vehicle exceeds its GVM.
Another benefit of these 4WD cargo drawers is that they keep the contents safe and secure. This is due to the hidden ley locking feature, as well as the additional points for a padlock. Then there’s the 125kg locking drawer slides that lock the drawer in both the fully open and completely closed positions. This prevents the drawer opening or closing when you’re driving or parked on a slope. The fact that they are stackable is also a huge benefit, as is the stylish powder coated front face. All in all, these drawers are fully functional, stylish and a great addition to your vehicle.
How to select the correct size 4WD cargo drawers
If you have a single cab Ute or wagon, then you’ll have no problem fitting our largest drawers (length is 1350mm) inside your canopy or tray. With a single cab, however, you might want to opt for a shorter size, depending on whether you have a side or rear opening canopy. Also, it’s important to remember that if you only have 850mm of space available (for example), then the 850mm drawer system won’t fit, because the space will likely be too tight. In this instance, you would need to opt for the 750mm model or ask us to custom manufacture a drawer system to suit your exact space. If you’re not sure what size cargo drawers are best for your space, just give us a call and we’ll help you make the right decision.
So if you want quality Australian made 4WD cargo drawers that are stackable, lockable and don’t slide open and closed when you’re driving, the Dunn & Watson deluxe aluminium drawers tick all the right boxes.