Properly organized adventure preparations are probably first on the agenda before heading out into the bush. There are few better ways to do this than a drawer system. Using our drawer system gives you the ability to neatly store your supplies in place for easy access. What makes the drawer such a great product for a truck is that it's right there when you need to find your gear or get something quick.
When choosing the right drawer system, there are a few points to consider. If you don't know exactly what to look for, you can easily choose the wrong product for your needs.
Here are some pointers to consider or know when looking for a drawer for your vehicle.
Consider the type of drawer slides used. This is of great importance. Alu-Cab uses heavy duty solid sealed stainless steel bearings for its drawers. What makes this bearing design great is its ability to withstand weight, dust, water and the rigors of constant off-road waves.
Consider what materials will be used for the draw. Our drawers are made of aluminum. This makes our drawer system one of the lightest and most durable drawers on the market.
Check out the finish on top of the drawer system. Alu-cab uses a commercially available waterproof layer. This layer is covered with a nylon carpet. The carpet is important as it protects the top and also contributes to the longevity of the product. This also allows you to pack on it.
The carpet in the bottom of the drawer is only laid loosely in the drawer. Our reason for doing this is that something should break in the drawer during your trip. Cleaning is nice and easy. The drawer can be easily detached from its housing by loosening some locking pins.
The loose carpet can come out of the drawer and hosed down if necessary.
The reinforcement arch in the upper part of the drawer is bent out. This creates additional storage space as the curved lip does not interfere with the interior of the drawer.
Our drawers are designed so that you can store a wolf pack ammo box inside with the lid on. Useful when trying to keep dust out or having your gear packed in boxes.
A standard 330 mm cool drink or beer can can be stacked in the drawer. Sounds like a small feature, but actually packing for those long adventures and trying to make the best use of your space makes a big difference.
The deck on the drawer system is made of 12mm thick plywood. This layer is very strong and allows us to load a large amount of gear and weight on it. Especially if you install your fridge in this position. It can usually be screwed right through the top.
The locking latches are self-locking stainless steel latches, so the drawer simply pushes to close. They are strong latches that can be locked to secure your gear in the drawer.