The 50L Fridge Slide is designed to fit fridges that measure 50L and under and is ideal for both camping and working. Designed to fit inside the back of 4WDs, camper trailers, caravans and RVs, it’s the perfect solution for easy access to your fridge. Without a fridge slide, you’ll most probably need to stand on the towbar so that you can lean over, open the top of the fridge, grab what you need and then close the lid. With a fridge slide, you just slide out the fridge and grab whatever you need and then just slide it back!
Our standard 50L fridge slide is designed to fit in the back of trailers, but we also manufacture drop down fridge slides for when there’s not enough height to open the fridge inside the vehicle or when your kids can’t reach the fridge. We also manufacture tilt slides that tilt your fridge downwards, as well as sideways extending fridge slides.
Then, of course, we have other standard fridge slides, for example our 60L & over standard fridge slides and our 80L & over standard fridge slides, both are the same as our 50L Fridge Slide (and under), except for the volume. In fact, you can check out all our options on our fridge slide page.
What’s the size of this 50L fridge slide?
Apart from being designed to fit fridges that are 50L and under, these slides are well suited to brands such as Engel, Waeco and Evakool. The actual exterior measurements of this fridge slide are 675mm in length and 445mm in width. However, because it’s a locking drawer slide, you need to add an additional 25mm to the required length to account for the trigger mechanism.
Features of the 50L & under fridge slide
All of our standard drawer slides are fitted with a 125kg lock in – lock out feature. This allows you to lock the slide in both the open and the closed positions, a feature that’s important for safety on the road. If you need a larger capacity for your locking drawer slides, the 60L and 80L slides are fitted with our 225kg locking drawer slides.
All of our standard fridge slides come with pre-cut tie in points, so you can quickly strap down your fridge to the slide without needing to drill these holes yourself. We can also customise your fridge slides so that they’re suitable for your project. For example, we can raise the height of the tray by putting it on a box section or lower the height of the tray just a fraction if you need it fitted into a tight space.
Our 50L Fridge Slide also fits nicely on top of our aluminium cargo drawers and our stainless steel fridge slide cage barrier fits on top of your fridge. This is a great setup that maximises the use of space, provides additional storage, prevents damage to your fridge and lets you stack additional gear on top of the fridge (while still being able to access your fridge). If your fridge is larger than 50L and you want it to sit on top of a cargo drawer then you will need a custom design, but that’s not a problem! Just give us a call and we can make it happen. As far as the barrier cages are concerned, we have one to suit our three standard sizes (50L Fridge Slides, 60L and 80L and above).
- Manufactured in Australia.
- Made from mm aluminium.
- 125kg locking drawer slide.
- Weighs less than 10kg.
- Fitted with pre-cut tie in points.
- Can be customised to your specifications.
- Fits our aluminium cargo drawers
- Can be matched with our fridge slide cage barrier.
What are the benefits of a locking fridge slide?
One of the biggest reasons for using a 50L Fridge Slide is so that the fridge slide doesn’t automatically slide into the open or closed position (or back and forth) during transit. It’s also useful for when you’re parked on a gradient, because it keeps the fridge slide in the open or closed position. If the fridge slides aren’t locked into place they might not only damage your gear, but also injure people who are standing in front of it. That’s why all our fridge slides come with this lock in – lock out feature.
These slides are very easy to use, because all you need to do is simply depress the triggers located at the front of each of the paired slides and then push it closed or pull it open towards you. At the end of each movement, the slide is locked in place until you depress the triggers again. These lock in – lock out slides are the perfect safety solution for your portable fridge.
How do you know the size slides required?
The easiest way to know which size fridge slides you need is to find out the size of your fridge. If it’s 50L or less, then the 50L Fridge Slide is the correct choice. If it’s bigger than this size, then you need either the 60L or the 80L and over fridge slides. You also need to measure the available space for your fridge, because if you don’t have enough length available, you might be better off with a sideways opening fridge slide than the standard fridge slide.
One more point about sizes needs to be emphasised at this point and that is to do with the length required for the locking slides. We mentioned above that you need an additional 25mm added to your available length for all our locking drawer slides. So if you believe that will be a problem for your project, just give us a call and we can discuss your best options.
It’s also important that you measure the base of your fridge to ensure that it will fit inside the tray of these slides. For a 50L or smaller sized fridge, you’ll need the size of your fridge to be no more than 675mm in length, but 395mm in width (the reduced width is to account for the slides and the tray. For any more advice regarding our 50L Fridge Slide, don’t hesitate to give a call.
Our units are manufactured from 125kg Locking Drawer Slides and work well with 4×4 vehicle cargo drawers.
- Australian Made from 3mm Aluminium
- Lock in Lock out
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