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For those who have built slides for their refrigerators, what weight rating and length of slides did you use? The slides from Engel are very cost prohibitive. Any thoughts on where I can get slides that are up to the task of supporting the refrigerator?
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Do a search for heavy duty full extension slides. 

Length is determined by how far out you want the fridge to go and how far back it sits in the cargo area.

Weld the slides to 90* steel and place a flat sheet of steel in between.

Drill 4 holes to mount through the feet.

Drill one for the drain hole.

Drill a hole through one of the angle pieces (just in the front of the slide) so a cotter pin can lock the slide.

Bolt to your desired location.

 

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Dig around on ExPo for slider recomendations, but don't expect to find any nice ones cheap. They all seem to bring a fair chunk of change.

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I think I'm going to build my own, but what weight rating should I be looking for? "Heavy-duty" covers everything from 25lbs to 500lbs. I haven't weighed the refrigerator, and I don't have the means to do so, but I know fully loaded that it is heavy.

 

I also like having an interior. Brenton, did you drill holes through the floor of your truck, or use something removable as a mounting plate? 


Edited by lilcrawler, 20 September 2015 - 04:42 AM.

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These seem to be the cheapest if 150lbs would do it. And they have BLUMOTION!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3aa008dc01


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Those should work. You can probably still find the specs of your fridge and get the weight. Then just add what you typically throw in it for a trip. All you need is a rough estimate.

 

For now I just have sheet metal screws holding it down. Eventually I'll get rivnuts installed.


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