95L tilting fridge slide: Everything you need to know
The 95L tilting fridge slide from Trailer Parts Direct is a heavy duty and reliable solution for camper trailers, four-wheel-drives and ute canopies. Perfect for use when your vehicle fridge is installed too high for you or your kids to access easily or when the lid cannot fully open inside your vehicle, this slide offers easy extension and pivot on a downwards tilt. With safe locking mechanisms, height reduction, and easy access it’s an excellent addition to your vehicle.
Fridge slide sizes
The Dunn and Watson tilt slide has a volume of 95L, however, we also sell other tilt slides in the following sizes, as shown below:
The length of the 95L tilt slide is 1000mm. It’s important, when taking the measurements of your space, to ensure that you have an extra 25mm of room as well for the accommodation of the locking features at the front.
The width of the tilt slide is 691mm in total with the internal width sitting at 605mm. The total width incorporates the additional measurements of the tilting arms on either side.
When measuring your fridge slide, it’s important to carefully check all of the dimensions so that your fridge will sit perfectly. Our various sized tilting fridge slides work well with most fridge brands commonly used in the market, such as Engel, Evakool and Waeco.
Gas struts for all the assistance you need
Horizontal fridge slides often don’t come with gas struts as there is no need for them. A tilting fridge slide however requires gas strut assisted lift functions as heavy and fully loaded fridges can be difficult to operate. Without the assistance of heavy duty struts, it can be almost impossible to lift the fridge back into the closed and stored position. With our nitro carbonised shaft and black carbon coated bodied struts, you’ll have all the assistance you need for easy, simple operation.
Features of 95L Tilting Fridge Slide
This fridge slide is manufactured from lightweight 3mm aluminium. Not only does this mean the slide is stylish, but durable, strong and even corrosion resistant as well. Whether you live coastally or spend significant time camping and travelling, it’s the ideal solution for your vehicle fridge.
The slide offers full extension and easy lowering thanks to the assisting gas struts. Accessing your fridge is completely hassle-free. Plus, with the 227kg locking drawer slides, the fridge slide will lock safely in position when completely stored or completely extended. No more sliding back and forth, no more rattling, no more injuries. If you’re accessing your fridge on uneven ground or driving on the open road, your fridge slide will stay where you need it to. It’s important to note that the lock-in and lock-out feature only engages when fully open or fully closed.
- Made from lightweight and high grade 3mm aluminium
- Customisable solutions available for your exact dimensions
- 100% Australian made in our local Brisbane factory
- 227kg lock-in/lock-out feature
- Gas strut assisted lift function
- Simple DIY installation
Drop down fridge slide vs tilting fridge slide
Both the drop down and the tilting fridge slide offer a similar function but operate differently and are used in different situations. The drop down fridge slides do not tilt. Instead they slide towards you and drop 300mm in the same horizontal position. This allows access at a more manageable height and can be used on top of drawer systems or false floors. The tilt feature tilts once fully horizontally extended and can be used in conjunction with drawers systems or false floors. It’s important to note that a standard pull out fridge slide would also be unsuitable for such situations.
There are many different reasons and factors that go into choosing a drop down or tilt fridge slide. If you’re not sure which one is the best choice for your specific application, make sure to give our team a call today on 1300 210 549.
What if the tilting slide doesn’t fit my fridge?
If the 95L fridge tilt slide doesn’t suit the specifications of your fridge or the space in your vehicle, don’t worry! We’ve got lots of options for you!
Our tilting slides come in a variety of different sizes. We’d be happy to help you find the one that best suits the particulars of your fridge and vehicle to ensure a perfect fit.
We also custom make tilt slides for customers to perfectly match their fridge’s dimensions. Would you like to explore the custom option? Simply give us a call or check out our custom fabrication services page.
Using the 95L fridge tilt slide
Dunn and Watson have designed the fridge tilt slide to ensure the smoothest, simplest and easiest operation possible. With a gas assisted lift to help, all you need to do is unlock the front locking trigger. This can be done by pressing down on them where they are attached at the front of each drawer slide. You can then pull the fridge towards you. When it reaches the fully extended horizontal position, it will lock into place. Then, all you need to do is pivot the fridge downwards into its tilt.
When you’re ready to replace the fridge back inside your vehicle, pivot it up to the horizontal position again, press the trigger levers to unlock the slides and gently push it back inside your vehicle. Once you’ve ensured the slide is in the fully closed position again, the locking mechanism will engage.
A last word on the tilt slide
All in all, the 95L tilting fridge slide is an excellent piece of vehicle hardware. Made from 3mm aluminium, with 227kg locking drawer slides and gas-powered strut assistance it’s easy to lower the fridge, check what’s inside, access what you need and then quickly lift it up again for safe storage. Whether your camping fridge fits this slide or not, our custom options will ensure you’ll find the perfect solution right here at Trailer Parts Direct.
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