***Some sizes may be on pre-order. We will call you to let you know if your slide is on pre-order.
Everything you need to know about our Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide
The Dunn and Watson Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide is ideal for campers and 4WD enthusiasts who have problems using their current fridge setup. Essentially, the drop down slide lowers the level of your fridge 300mm so that it can be easily accessed, as well as allowing the fridge to be stacked on top of a drawer or false floor and still be accessible. They give you far more stacking and access options than regular fridge slides.
What sizes are available?
These drop down slides are available in five different sizes, all of which have a 300mm drop. Specs for each of these models are shown at the bottom of the page, but here’s a quick overview:
- (DS40) Fridge tray = 715mm x 390mm; runner length closed = 812mm
- (DS45) Fridge tray = 695mm x 480mm; runner length closed = 740mm
- (DS50) Fridge tray = 810mm x 480mm; runner length closed = 865mm
- (DS60) Fridge tray = 870mm x 530mm; runner length closed = 913mm
- (DS95) Fridge tray = 955mm x 555mm; runner length closed = 1010mm
If one of our standard size Drop Down Fridge Slides isn’t suitable for your setup, we can have one custom made very quickly.
Safety features of the Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide
This fridge slide has two safety features to make sure that the fridge doesn’t accidentally come loose and damage your belongings in transit or injure someone standing in the vicinity when you are parked. The first safety feature is the 227kg locking drawer slide and the second is the key lock located on the front of the drawer tray.
227kg heavy duty locking drawer slide: These are an integral part of the fridge slides, allowing you to smoothly move your fridge in and out of your vehicle. They have been extensively market tested in Australia, so they’re perfect for Aussie conditions. The locking feature ensures that when you’re parked on a slope or bouncing over corrugations, the slide won’t open accidentally. These slides lock when they are fully closed and fully extended, so always listen for the tell-tale noise of them locking in place.
Keyed lock on front of the fridge slide tray: The Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide comes with a keyed lock installed in the front of the slider tray. This is an additional safety feature to ensure that your fridge slide doesn’t jerk open in transit. When you want to access your fridge, your first step is to unlock this tray and then release the trigger lever built into the front of the slide (shown in the videos on this page).
Gas struts help with the lifting
Some fridges are very heavy, especially when they are fully loaded. So whilst a Drop Down Fridge Slide is useful, this functionality is enhanced with gas struts that help with the lifting. Dunn and Watson’s gas struts are made of a black powder coated body and a nitro carbonised shaft. The shaft is nitro coated because this prevents the shaft from collecting surface rust and from becoming chipped, either of which reduces the integrity of the seals. This coating makes these gas struts ideal for use in fridge slides, particularly when you drive though dusty, salty or sandy environments. They also have a backup seal in case the primary seal fails and a dampener so that the movement of your fridge is smooth.
How do I use these fridge slides?
These fridge slides are very easy to use with only a few simple steps you need to remember (these are outlined below but shown in full in the videos on this page).
- Unlock the front keyed lock.
- Press down on the trigger lever attached to the drawer slide.
- Pull forwards and downwards on the large blue anodised aluminium handle attached to the slide.
- Once the slide is fully extended, lift the blue handle up and over the fridge to lower the fridge in place. Lock this handle in place and access your fridge, closing the lid when finished.
- To replace the fridge inside your vehicle, pull the big handle forward and as you do so, the fridge will lift back into position.
- Once level with the slides, press the trigger lever on the slide and use the handle to push the slide backwards until it is in the fully closed position (where it automatically locks into place). Lift the handle upwards flush against the front of the fridge and relock the key on the front of the tray.
How do I install these drop slides?
If you are handy with DIY, then you shouldn’t have any problems following the installation instructions that come with your drop slide. However, if you aren’t up to tackling it yourself, it’s best to give this task to a professional who will ensure that your drop slide is installed correctly and safely.
Positioning of the Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide
These drop slides have a 300mm drop. So if you install them on top of a drawer system in a vehicle with a tailgate, the fridge should drop down to sit comfortably on top of the tailgate. If you don’t have a tailgate or install the fridge slide in a side opening, then the fridge will drop down 300mm, which is about the same level of a tailgate. If you want to fit the fridge on the floor of your Ute, then you don’t need a Drop Down Fridge Slide, just a standard fridge slide that moves your fridge in and out horizontally.
Why should I buy the Platinum Drop Down Fridge Slide?
The Dunn and Watson drop slide moves smoothly from its locked and stowed position, lowering a full 300mm in one movement. This enables the tray to remain in a horizontal position the whole time, resulting in a safe and easy repositioning of your fridge. Once in its locked and lowered position, you can easily access your fridge, before raising the slide in one easy motion and locking it back in place in its stowed location inside your vehicle. The Drop Down Fridge Slide makes accessing your fridge so much easier, particularly for kids and when the fridge is on top of a drawer system. It’s a great addition to your vehicle when you next hit the open road!
Drop down fridge slide, ideal for 4WD fit outs. Our drop down fridge slide works well with vehicle cargo drawers.
This quality Australian designed drop down fridge slide allows your fridge unit to lower to a more manageable and easy to use height.
*** Please Note: Some Areas within Australia may incur additional freight charges. Customer service will contact your before your order is shipped. ***
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