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Old 10-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Slide Tray or Refer Tray

Does anyone use a slide-out tray in their 5th wheel basement?

The ones I see online seem very expensive for what they are - some are $600 to $800 just for the parts and you have to supply plywood and put it together!

Primarily, I want to use a refer/freezer chest that I bought last year for my boat. It's pretty big, 63qt, and would be nice for carrying extra frozen foods. I've seen some trays that are custom for these kinds of chests, but they are around $300. The basement is not tall enough to just put this chest in it and be able to open the lid and rummage around in it.

So the choice is a tray for just the freezer, or a big one to put everything in. Another choice is just to buy a small dedicated freezer with a side door - there is one on amazon for around $200 at 1.5 cu ft. Doesn't look like it would hold very much, so that is my last resort.

So do any of you use these trays? Like them, hate them? Any tips on a more reasonable source (price wise)?
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Does anyone use a slide-out tray in their 5th wheel basement?

The ones I see online seem very expensive for what they are - some are $600 to $800 just for the parts and you have to supply plywood and put it together!

Primarily, I want to use a refer/freezer chest that I bought last year for my boat. It's pretty big, 63qt, and would be nice for carrying extra frozen foods. I've seen some trays that are custom for these kinds of chests, but they are around $300. The basement is not tall enough to just put this chest in it and be able to open the lid and rummage around in it.

So the choice is a tray for just the freezer, or a big one to put everything in. Another choice is just to buy a small dedicated freezer with a side door - there is one on amazon for around $200 at 1.5 cu ft. Doesn't look like it would hold very much, so that is my last resort.

So do any of you use these trays? Like them, hate them? Any tips on a more reasonable source (price wise)?
You can make one out of garage door rails and plywood. Mount the rails to the floor and the rollers to the plywood and make it twice as long as needed so you can slide it out either side and still have rollers engaged.
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