95L & over sideways tilting fridge slide: everything you need to know
Are you looking for the perfect tilting fridge slide for your camper trailer, four-wheel-drive or ute? This heavy duty sideways configuration is designed for fridges with capacities of 95L and over. If your fridge is too high in your vehicle for you or your children to access comfortably or if you can’t open the lid of the chest fridge inside your vehicle, this is the perfect solution.
All you need to do is slide the fridge out along the horizontal slide and easily pivot it down and on an angle for easy access to its contents. Reduce your fridge’s height, improve its angle and lock it in place–it’s that easy.
What sizes are available in the sideways tilt slide?
The Dunn and Watson sideway tilt slides come in the 95L and over size and a variety of smaller ones:
The length of the 95L and over tilt slide is 600mm and the total width is 1091mm. This includes the internal tray of 1005mm plus room on either side for the width of the two tilting arms. Due to the additional lock-in feature which is located at the front, when you measure the space you need available at the back of your vehicle you will need to add 25mm as well.
It’s important to carefully measure both the size of your fridge to ensure it can fit the dimensions of the internal tray of the slide and also the space of the cavity in your vehicle so that it can hold the entire slide plus the additional 25mm of space for the locking mechanism. All of our sideways tilting fridge slides are compatible with the majority of fridge brands, including Engel, Evakool and Waeco.
Our gas struts will lift your slide whenever you need it!
Our gas struts are made from a nitro carbonised shaft and a black carbon coated body. The gas struts assist in the lowering and lifting of your fridge slide to make it easy and hassle-free no matter how full your fridge is. Not all fridge slides come with gas struts because if it only moves horizontally there is no need. For tilting slides, however, operating the mechanism without the assistance of gas struts would be extremely difficult whether the fridge is empty or fully loaded. The gas struts make the difficult task of lowering the fridge easy and the impossible task of liting it back into the close position possible.
The 95L and over sideways fridge slide is made from 3mm aluminium offering a lightweight yet strong and durable yet stylish solution. Being corrosion resistant as well, it is ideal for anyone living, travelling or camping near coastal areas.
Thanks to a full extension capability and gas strut assisted lift functionality, this slide makes lowering your fridge and accessing its contents easier than ever. The tilt slides come with our 227kg locking drawer slides that provide secure locking mechanisms when the slide is fully open or completely closed. The locking feature provides safety when the fridge is in use as it cannot slide back and forth and injure anyone. Additionally, it ensures the closed fridge remains in position and won’t slide open while you’re driving. It’s important to note that the slides lock in the fully open and fully closed positions only.
- Made from durable and lightweight 3mm aluminium
- Our custom fabrication solutions can tailor-make a slide to your requirements
- 100% Australian designed and made
- 227kg lock-in/lock-out function
- Lift operating is gas strut assisted
- Easy DIY solution for anyone to install
Tilting fridge slides and drop down fridge slides
Tilting fridge slides and drop down fridge slides operate differently but provide similar functionality. They are both designed to allow easier access to vehicle slides.
Drop down fridge slides, such as our Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide, do not tilt like the tilting fridge slides but they similarly lock in and out. Drop down fridges work by being pulled out horizontally towards you and then, once fully extended, dropping 300mm down into a horizontal position so you can access the fridge at a more user-friendly height. Drop down slides, in contrast to tilting slides, can be installed on top of a false floor or a drawer system. Due to the tulting functionality, tilt slides won’t operate correctly.
The right fridge slide for you depends wholly on your vehicle, application and situation. If you’d like some more guidance as to what might best suit your application, make sure to get in touch with the Trailer Parts Direct team.
Sideways tilt slide size options
If your fridge won’t fit the 95L and over tilt slide size or our variety of other slides, we can custom produce a slide that perfectly matches the dimensions of your fridge and space.
If you’re not sure whether one of our pre-fabricated and standard sizes will suit your application, give us a call on 1300 210 549 today and we’ll help talk you through the measurements. Alternatively, if you want to explore the custom option, find out more about our custom fabrication services today.
Using the tilting slides
Our sideways tilt fridge slides are all easy to use.
Simply unlock the front locking triggers by pressing down on the levers. There’s one attached to the front of each drawer slide. Then pull the fridge out along the slide towards you.
Once fully extended in the horizontal position, the locking mechanism will automatically engage. Then all you need to do is easily pivot the fridge downwards, assisted by the gas struts. You can easily access all the contents of your fridge at a practical height and angle.
When you’re finished, you can replace the fridge back into your vehicle by pivoting the slide to the horizontal position again. (This is once more easy thanks to gas assisted struts.) Then use the trigger levers to unlock the slides and push the slide back into your vehicle. Once it is fully closed and in position the locking mechanism will engage again.
The 95L and over tilting fridge slide is made from high grade aluminum and fabricated with 227kg lock-in and lock-out drawer slides and gas struts for lift assistance. It’s a useful, easy, practical and secure way to quickly lower, access and raise your vehicle fridge. Order your slide today or speak to us about finding a custom solution for you!
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