18' Series New Toolbox on Extended Drawbar

Apr 25, 2018
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Hi Dean81,
I’m new to this forum and don’t won’t to be intrusive but I’ve recently purchased a 2017 17.56-2 in jan this year and I’m planning a trip from nsw to cairns and back down the east coast, this is exactly what I’ve had in mind to put on, just wondering if the slide out is for a fridge, if so, do you have dimensions for box and what fridge you are going to use? Where did you get this made? Would be greatly appreciated as would save me a lot of work in measurements etc,etc. Not sure if your van has the same clearance but I have about 500mm from draw bar to bottom of bed when folded down. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.Ps I want to put fridge in passenger side, bbq in middle and generator in drivers side.
 
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Dean81

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Hi Guys,

the slide out is made for a Weber BBQ. I have the 18:58-2 2015 model, my max height was 490mm to the lowest point of the front-boot opening. Some new vans are higher than this. The box is 1700mm x 550mm x 485mm high. Had it made with Kyle at KT'S Welding and Fabrication at Clontarf, QLD. Kyle would be able to help you with the Fridge slide also, might be best to give him a call. He does all custom work on lots of different things.

Just be careful how much weight you put on the drawbar, you will need to offset behind the wheels at the back otherwise.
 

Hit the road

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Oct 25, 2012
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Hi Dean
Great job with the draw bar Mods!
I am about to do the same thing to my new 20 ft expanda as had it on my old 17 ft model also!
can you tell me what the steel bracket at front is for please as im going to do a bike rack and wondered if thats what yours was for?
also, roughly how much was the box please?
 

Dean81

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hi Hit the Road,

the bracket at the front is for the ISI bike carrier, they supplied this when I purchased the bike rack. The rack and bikes obviously clear the toolbox when loaded up. the box all up supplied and fitted came in under $2k - hope this helps
 

Hit the road

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Fantastic thats exactly what im looking for Dean!
i made my last bike rack to go on top of box but yours looks better!
could i be cheeky and ask where you get the rack from also and how much please?
have you put 4 bikes on it at all? wondering how it all fits etc
 
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Dean81

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Fantastic thats exactly what im looking for Dean!
i made my last bike rack to go on top of box but yours looks better!
could i be cheeky and ask where you get the rack from also and how much please?
have you put 4 bikes on it at all? wondering how it all fits etc
hey mate,

send me a pm with your mobile number, I will text you a couple of photos and the price