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Old 07-20-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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DX3 Basement Bins

I have a couple of questions relating to the basement bins in the DX3:

1. Is there a load limit on these? The smaller ones seem OK, but the big one seems to flex a bit when loaded, especially with tools. Want to make sure I dont over do it.

2. What's the recommended method of attachement? Can I just bolt through with a big washer or something or should I be looking at some sort of backer or something? Thinking about adding some shelves/dividers to some of them.

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Old 07-21-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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1. Load is such a tough thing to put a number on. General rule of thumb is about 200lbs. However, does that mean a 12x12 cube of gold bars? No. When we test anything we have to test it at 5 times its actual weight due to "bouncing". Let common sense rule the day and if you do load up, try and prevent whatever it is from bouncing around. I don't ever see these failing and I'm guessing some people aren't always using common sense.

2. Again, depends on weight. I would recommend backer so that you're not just relying on the fastener, but also a "friction fit"from the backer. These are pretty thick root-cast bins that hold up really well...but if you just put a fastener through...whatever weight is on the shelf is all resting on that small fastener. I would be afraid of elongating that hole and it leaking.

Just my 2 cents. It seems like every time I respond, Halla posts some pictures of his solution on that same problem that has been working for him. So lets cross our fingers for more data

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Old 07-21-2016, 01:12 PM   #3
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Totally understand about the weights. Thanks though that helps. I try to stay logical but realized as I packed a few toolboxes into that big one I may need to be a little more diligent.

I'll hold out hope for Halla to show up with some designs
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:26 AM   #4
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Well I am looking at the slide out drawers Quikee makes. Mount on the sides and put some angle iron on the outside for support.

I did add two drains to the bottom of the black tank cabinet.

Just added a propane extension for my weber to the passenger side, gave me some time under the coach to study the storage bins.

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