About the 60L sideways fridge slide
This heavy duty sideways fridge slide is designed for fridges with a capacity of 60L and over. It’s ideal for use in camper trailers, four-wheel-drives- and ute canopies. If your fridge, when installed, is too high for easy access for your kids or yourself, or if you’re unable to fully open the lids when inside your vehicle, the sideways slide is a must have. Essentially, it allows you to pull the fridge out of the vehicle and easily pivot it on a downwards tilt. Unlike the standard tilting slide, this model is designed for sideways access to the fridge. The tilting mechanism allows the height of the fridge to be dropped while allowing it to lock in place so it’s safe and easy to open the fridge and get to the contents inside.
Sideways fridge slide sizes
The Dunn and Watson tilt slides come in a range of sizes to suit fridges of any capacity.
The length of this slide is 575mm and the total width is 946mm, including both the internal width of the tray and the additional widths of the side tilting arms on either side. When you’re measuring your space and fridge, keep in mind that you need an extra 25mm to accommodate for the locking feature at the front. The width is not affected by this additional space for the locking mechanism. It’s important you properly measure your fridge size so that it fits the internal dimensions of the tray. Our fridge slides are suitable for most fridge brands commonly used including Evakool, Waeco and Engel. If you need help finding the right size for your application, we’re here to help.
Lifting with gas strut assistance
Unlike standard fridge slides which operate only horizontally, the tilting fridge slides come with gas struts to assist in operation. Tilting fridge slides would be very difficult to operate and open without the assistance of heavy duty gas struts, and would be almost impossible to lift. Fridges can be heavy on their own but when fully loaded with contents and food, it’s unthinkable to try and lift one without assistance. That’s where our gas struts come in. They make using your fridge slide easy. They also contrast well with the slide itself thanks to the nitro carbonised shaft and black carbon coated body.
60L sideways tilting fridge slide features
Manufactured from lightweight but highly durable 3mm aluminium, this sideways tilt slide not only looks good but functions well too! It’s a strong, durable and corrosion resistant piece of hardware. Whether you live in a coastal area or spend time travelling and camping in those areas, it’s the perfect solution.
The slide itself is very easy to lower and use to access your fridge. It opens up to 100% extension and benefits from being gas strut assisted. The tilt slides combined with durable 227kg locking drawer slides that engage whenever it’s in the fully open or closed positions. This safety feature is essential for preventing sliding back and forth, and potentially causing damage or injury. The locking drawer slides will also stay in the fully closed position when driving, so you can rest assured there won’t be any accidents. It’s important to note that the locks only engage in the fully open and closed positions.
- 3mm aluminium for durability and lightweight
- Can be custom fabricated to your specific dimensions
- 100% Australian made
- Locally manufactured in Brisbane
- 227kg lock in/lock out feature
- Gas strut assisted lift
- Designed for easy do-it-yourself installation
Sideways tilting fridge slide vs drop down fridge slide
These two slides operate differently but offer the same functionality in different situations. The drop down fridge slide range has the same lock in and lock out feature but it does not have the tilting feature. It works by dropping the fridge down 300mm from the horizontal position once you’ve pulled in forwards to full extension. The drop means you can access the fridge and its contents from a more suitable height. It can be installed on top of a drawer system or even a false floor, where neither a sideways tilting slide or even a standard pull out fridge slide would be appropriate.
The tilting fridge slide, including this sideways configuration, is an excellent solution for your vehicle but the specific application needs to be considered to ensure that it can function properly.
What if my fridge doesn’t fit the internal dimensions of the tilting slide?
The 60L sideways tilting fridge slide needs to fit the dimensions of your fridge in its internal. If it doesn’t, there are still two options.
Check out our other sizes of sideways tilt slides and find the one that perfectly matches the dimensions of your fridge.
Use our custom fabrication services to have a tailor-made slide fabricated to your specific requirements.
Using a tilt slide
Using a tilt fridge slide is really easy. All you have to do is unlock the triggers at the front that keep it locked when stored away. These are found at the front of each drawer. Once unlocked you can easily pull the fridge towards you. Once fully extended, you will automatically engage the lock-out function. The gas assisted lift feature then makes pivoting the fridge downwards super simple.
Once you’re finished accessing your fridge, just pivot the slide up to the horizontal position again (once more aided by the gas struts), press the trigger to unlock the lock-out mechanism and push the fridge back inside your vehicle. Once it is completely in the closed position, the locking mechanism will engage again.
So if you’re looking for a reliable, quality and easy-to-use solution for accessing your fridge, the 60L sideways tilting fridge slide is the perfect answer. 3mm aluminium, locking drawer slides, gas strut assistance… It makes using and reaching your fridge safe, secure and simple. Plus, with our range of sizes and custom options you’re guaranteed to find the perfect sized slide for your specific application.