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Fridge Slides

Dunn and Watson carry a massive selection of aluminium fridge slide and accessories manufactured locally and abroad. TPD has many kinds of, including standard slideout units, sideways extending units, drop and tilt slides. Our range at TPD are made from 3mm aluminium making them strong but light in weight and slide on our 125kg locking and 227kg locking drawer slides. Along with our range, you might also be interested in our accompanying products including cargo drawers and cages. Our fridge slide are ideal for vehicle fitouts including Toyota Land cruiser’s and Nissan Patrols to name a few and work fantastic with many market leading chest fridge / freezers. When we look at introducing a new product firstly examine the quality, applications and the full range existing in both Australian and global markets

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Standard Fridge Slides

Sideways Fridge Slides

Slide & Tilt Fridge Slides

Sideways Tilt Fridge Slides

MSA Explorer Cargo Drawers, Drop Slides & Accessories

Caravan & UTE Tray Systems

Caravan & UTE Tray Systems

Aluminium Tub Slide

Caravan & UTE Tray Systems

Under Tray Ute Drawer

Fridge Slides & Accessories

Fridge Slides & Accessories

Fridge Slide Cable Caddy

Fridge Slides & Accessories

Locking Leaver Bar Latch Kit

Bushmaster Series Range

Standard Fridge Slides

A standard fridge slide is suitable for 4WDs and Utes with back opening canopies or tailgates. They are available in a range of sizes, including 50L and under, 60L and over, 80L and over, and 95L and over, but can be custom made to suit your needs. We also have an extra-long slide, a mini slide and a slide that’s suitable for generators and batteries, as follows:

  • 50L and under: 395mm W x 675mm L
  • 60L and over: 525 W x 805mm L
  • 80L and over: 525 W x 905mm L
  • 95L and over: 550mm W x 950mm L
  • Extra-long: 550mm W x 1325mm L
  • Mini: 300mm W x 406mm L
  • BBQ/generator: 315mm W x 585mm L

As you can see from the above list, we have a standard fridge slide that’s suitable for most situations. The 50L and below slide, as well as the mini and generator/battery slides are built with a 125kg locking drawer slide, whilst the others operate with a 227kg locking drawer slide. The locking drawer slide ensures that the slide is locked in the closed position so that it won’t accidentally slide open in transit or when you’re parked on a slope. It’s also locked in the fully extended position so that it won’t accidentally slide closed and injure someone or cause damage to other items nearby.

The extra-long slide is ideal for caravan boot tunnels, 4WD camper trailers and Ute trays as you can stack more than one heavy item on these trays, one behind the other. The mini slide is ideal for smaller items that need to be secured and accessed easily, for example batteries or coffee machines. Manufactured from 3mm aluminium, these are lightweight units (they don’t add much weight to your vehicle’s GVM) and are easy to install and very affordable. Don’t forget that every Dunn & Watson standard fridge slide is locally made in Australia.

Sideways Fridge Slides

A sideways fridge slide is suitable for 4WDs and Utes with a back or sideways opening canopy. Made from 3mm aluminium, they are available in a range of standard sizes, but can be customised to suit your exact size requirements. Standard sizes include 50L and under, 60L and over, 80L and over, and 95L and over, as follows:

  • 50L and under: 675mm W x 408mm L
  • 60L and over: 805 W x 510mm L
  • 80L and over: 905 W x 525mm L
  • 95L and over: 950mm W x 550mm L

As you can see from these measurements, these fridge slides are wider than they are long, which allows for sliding your fridge out sideways. They are suitable for many fridges, but some you may know are Engel, Waeco and Evakool. All of these models operate with a 227kg locking drawer slide, except for the 50L and below, which operates with a 125kg locking drawer slide. These locking drawer slides lock in both the fully closed and open positions. This is an added safety feature that ensures the fridge slide won’t accidentally slide open in transit or when you park on a slope and it won’t slide backwards if someone knocks it when it’s open.

A key feature of these sideways fridge slides is that they are pretty lightweight, so they shouldn’t cause a problem with your GVM. They also open to their full extension so it’s easy to reach food tucked away in the back of the fridge. You can also install these sideways fridge slides on top of Dunn & Watson Drawer systems, increasing the storage space in the back of your Ute or 4WD pickup. Securing your fridge to the slide is easy, you simply slip your locking straps through the punch holes in the side of the tray. All Dunn & Watson sideways fridge slides are made in Australia.

Slide & Tilt Fridge Slides

A slide & tilt fridge slide is best suited for fridges that are installed on top of cargo drawers and can’t be accessed easily because they are too high. The aim of these fridge slides is to slide the fridge forward and tilt it downwards so that you can easily see inside the fridge and access its contents. These Dunn & Watson fridge slides are available in 50L and under, 60L and over, 80L and over, and 95L and over, but can be custom made to suit your needs. Sizes are as follows (we add an additional 10mm to both the length and width to allow for the 6mm stainless steel rivet heads):

  • 50L and under: 395mm W x 675mm L
  • 60L and over: 525 W x 805mm L
  • 80L and over: 525 W x 905mm L
  • 95L and over: 550mm W x 950mm L

These slides are the same size as the standard fridge slides with the main difference being that they tilt your fridge forward and down. The 50L and under and the 60L and over fridge slides are made from 3mm aluminium, whilst the 80L and over and the 95L and over are made from 4mm aluminium. The 50L and under fridge slide operates with a 125kg locking drawer slide, whilst the 60L and over, 80L and over, and 95L and over, operate with the heavy duty 227kg locking drawer slides. These locking drawer slides ensure that the fridge remains in place in the fully closed and fully extended positions to prevent accidents. They are also fitted with Dunn & Watson gas struts that make the operation of these fridge slides effortless.

Slide and tilt fridge slides are easy to use, you simply unlock the tray and slide it towards you, then pivot it downwards. Access what you need in the fridge, use the gas assisted struts to lift it back to horizontal, and then slide it back and lock in place. All Dunn & Watson slide and tilt fridge slides are made in Australia.

Sideways Tilt Fridge Slides

A sideways tilt fridge slide is suitable for Utes and 4WD pickups with back or side entry canopies. If you have a tailgate on the back however, the fridge needs to be positioned on top of a cargo drawer with enough height to allow the slide to tilt down to its full extension (most people use tilt slides because they position them on top of cargo drawers, but it’s still worth mentioning the potential problems with tailgates).

The tilt function is designed for fridges that are too high to access easily, pivoting it forwards and down so that you can see inside. Available in 50L and under, 60L and over, 80L and over, and 95L and over, we can also custom make them to any size. Dunn & Watson sideways tilt fridge slides are available in the following sizes:

  • 50L and under: 675mm W x 395mm L
  • v60L and over: 805 W x 525mm L
  • 80L and over: 905 W x 525mm L
  • 95L and over: 950mm W x 550mm L

The 50L and under and the 60L and over sideways fridge slides are made from 3mm aluminium, whilst the 80L and over and the 95L and over are constructed from 4mm aluminium. These are lightweight units, so you shouldn’t have any problems with your vehicle’s GVM (always check your vehicle’s GVM to ensure that you don’t overload your vehicle).

All of these sideways tilt slides operate using a 227kg locking drawer slide that secures the fridge in both the fully closed and fully tilted positions to prevent the fridge slide from opening or closing in transit. They also come with the Dunn & Watson gas struts to make it easy to operate the tilt function. These sideways tilt fridge slides are suitable for the vast majority of fridge/freezer brands, including Waeco, Engel and Evakool. All Dunn & Watson sideways tilt fridge slides are made in Australia.

MSA Explorer Cargo Drawers, Drop Fridge Slide & Accessories

Dunn & Watson offer an MSA Explorer range that includes drop down fridge slides, sideways drop down fridge slides, vehicle specific cargo drawers, fridge barrier cages, and aluminium benches for your MSA drop slides. The drop down fridge slide is suitable for 4WD pickups and Utes with back access and side access canopies. They are usually positioned on top of cargo drawer systems or a false floor, as this makes accessing your fridge much easier due to its increased height. If you have a tailgate, make sure that the height of the drawer doesn’t impede the movement of the drop down slide, allowing it to lock into its full extension (the drop down slide and the sideways drop down slides both have a 300mm drop).

They are both fitted with a 227kg locking drawer slide that secures the slide in the fully closed and fully extended positions. This is a safety feature that prevents your fridge from moving in transit. In addition, both have a key lock on the front of the tray, giving you a second safety feature to prevent movement of the slide when in the closed position. They are available in a variety of sizes.

The drawer systems are made from solid aluminium and are designed to give you 25% more internal space than other brands. They are built tough for heavy loads and are designed for specific vehicles, such as Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, and so on. The MSA fridge barrier cage is a great additional extra as it allows you to store much more gear around your fridge without impeding the use of the fridge slide. There are 16 different models and the height is adjustable.

The aluminium bench is designed to suit all MSA drop slides and turns your fridge slide into an extendable kitchen or workbench. Available in five standard sizes, it can also be custom made to suit your specs.

Caravan & Ute Tray Systems

A nice big tray is great until you need to access something at the back and find that it’s out of reach. This is where the Dunn & Watson tub slides come into play, because they make accessing the back of your tray really easy. We have two different models: our Gen 3 sliding floor and our aluminium tub slide.

The Gen 3 sliding floor is basically a false floor that slides in and out and has a capacity of 200kg of evenly spread weight with multiple tie down points. It’s made of heavy duty steel that’s powder coated and extends out to 75% of its length. The Gen 3 has intermittent locking and is available in the following sizes (the shorter sizes are good for dual cabs), although it can also be custom made to your specs:

  • 1200mm L x 590mm W
  • 1400mm L x 590mm W
  • 1700mm L x 590mm W
  • 1200mm L x 1000mm W
  • 1200mm L x 1000mm W
  • 1200mm L x 1000mm W

The aluminium tub slide can also take an evenly spread 200kg in weight, extends to 75% of its length and has a locking drawer slide. It’s available in the following sizes:

  • 1200mm L x 590mm W x 120mm high
  • 1400mm L x 590mm W x 120mm high
  • 1200mm L x 1000mm W x 120mm high
  • 1400mm L x 1000mm W x 120mm high

The main difference between the tub and the Gen 3 is that the latter is more of a flat floor, whilst the former has 120mm high edges making it more of a tray than a floor. They both operate on sealed bearings, giving them a smooth gliding motion even in dusty conditions, and have checker plate floors. The under tray Ute drawer (also suitable for caravans and RVs) is the ideal way to make use of dead space and turn it into useful storage space. It has a locking paddle handle on the front and a gas strut assisted lid to keep everything safely stowed out of the way. Available in the following sizes:

  • 900mm L x 800mm W
  • 1200mm L x 800mm W
  • 1500mm L x 800mm W
  • 1800mm L x 800mm W

Dunn & Watson have your storage and accessibility needs covered with these customisable options for 4WD pickups and Utes. All made in Australia.

Fridge Slide & Accessories

Once you have installed your new Dunn & Watson fridge slide and used it for a few trips, you will most probably want to optimise a few other things as well. That’s why we have the Dunn & Watson accessories, so that you can organise everything to your satisfaction. First of all we have the cable caddy that protects the cable to your fridge from being damaged. You might not have noticed, but this cable can get jammed down the side of the fridge and even caught up in the fridge slide as it moves. The easy solution is to install our cable caddy which includes a heavy duty 6mm cable and all the bits and pieces you need to attach it to your fridge slide. The cable caddy fits all our standard size fridge slides, as well as our tilt fridge slides and the MSA drop down fridge slides.

The Dunn & Watson locking joiner bar is a great product that solves a problem you most probably didn’t even know you had! How often have you tried to open your fridge slide and found that with your hands full, you can’t do it? That’s because our locking drawer slides require two hands to operate, so we have designed this locking joiner bar because it only needs one hand to operate. It has a black powder coated finish, so that it looks smart and comes with stainless steel fittings, so it’s easy to install. It operates with the Dunn & Watson 60kg, 125kg and 227kg locking drawer slides and will fit drawers up to 1000mm wide. All you do is just cut the bar to fit and then use the fittings to lock it into place.

The Dunn & Watson fridge cage barrier is another great accessory that you didn’t know you needed until you can’t live without it! These cages completely cover the top, back and sides of your fridge, allowing you to pack as much as possible into the back of your tray without damaging your fridge or stopping the slide from working. With the cage barrier, you can still access your fridge without moving a stack of things out of the way first.

Bushmaster Series Range

If you’re interested in the Dunn & Watson Bushmaster range of products, then it’s time to check out our sideways fridge slide and fridge slide/cargo drawer combo. The sideways fridge slides are suitable for rear opening and side opening canopies and operate on our 227kg heavy duty locking slides that keep the slide locked in the fully closed and fully extended positions. One of the key features of the Bushmaster sideways fridge slides is that the slides operate underneath the tray which means that you don’t lose the extra width that would normally happen with other fridge slides, although you need to account for the additional height this causes. It has a carpeted top with adjustable tie down points to account for different size fridges. These tie down points can be removed to give you a flush surface when you don’t need to carry your fridge with you on the road.

The Bushmaster fridge slide and drawer combo is a great asset to your vehicle, as it gives you the benefit of a fridge slide and a drawer system, but at nearly half the cost of buying them individually. The unit is made from 3mm aluminium with welded corners for extra strength and has strap holes at both the front and the rear of the tray to tie down your fridge. The drawer base operates using a 125kg non-locking drawer slide, whilst the top tray where your fridge is positioned operates using a125kg locking drawer slide.

This unit can also be custom made to your exact specifications and can be installed with 227kg locking and non-locking drawer slides. The standard size is suitable for 50L and under and 60L and over fridge sizes. The combo drawer is a great idea if you have limited space in the back of your vehicle, as it gives you additional storage space underneath your fridge. All Dunn & Watson Bushmaster series units are made in Australia.