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Old 02-10-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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Anyone install a sliding tray in the rear compartment of a gas Class A?

The rear compartment of my Class A gas has a ton of room in the center between the frame rails that is hard to reach. The center section is also higher than the compartment that is just inside the basement door. Has anyone installed a slide to gain better access to this hard to reach volume? Any photos?
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The sliding trays really help with access to things you need all the time. Track just bolts thru the bay floor so not hard to install. One thing to remember is max height of items stored in tray is limited by height of underside of frame rails stuff needs to slide under.
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Thought I would add a photo of the area I am asking about since it is hard to explain.

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The sliding trays really help with access to things you need all the time. Track just bolts thru the bay floor so not hard to install. .

Another way to mount rails without drilling through the center section (a bear of a job) would be to use L-brackets bolted to the rails before install, that could then be attached with sheet-metal screws to the sides of the compartment walls.
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I have wondered about this also. I'm not sure if there is enough room in the opening for the tray to come out with things in it.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:36 AM   #6
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This is on my to list for the fall.
This is what I have come up with making it out of wood:
1. Divide the box into two units, this will also divide the weight of the unit and not require building a metal structural box to keep it light.
2. A pull down front edge so items can slide out under the compartment door, with a lock to secure complete unit in place while under way.
3. Hinges must be on the side, not flat under the unit to maximize weight carrying capability of hindges.
4. Boxes constructed out of 3/4 x 6" maple with a floor of 1/4" plywood
5. Full extension soft close slides
The rest will be trial and error and measure twice cut once. I'll take pics as I go to post here.
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Anyone install a sliding tray in the rear compartment of a gas Class A?

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I have wondered about this also. I'm not sure if there is enough room in the opening for the tray to come out with things in it.

I know, there isn't much room. Very large space, very difficult to utilize. I was hoping someone figured out a good solution. I was wondering about one of those rolling containers designed to go under the bed.
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Hi---i made up out of aluminum plates slide out trays ( 3 of them ) and used heavy duty rails with L shape brackets and rivet them to the floor with real heavy rivets and used 1 1/2 aluminum strips around the main plates which were rivet on and it came out real good and looks like a bought unit --------the only mistake i made which i fixed now is one of the slides having weight on them slide open and even opened the compartment door ----terry in thunder bay ontario
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I made a grid system out of PVC pipe that sits on top of the compartment floor. I made some cells to fit what I carried. After that I made the rest of the cells to fit tubs. The way it came out everything stays put and does not slide around.
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I made a grid system out of PVC pipe that sits on top of the compartment floor. I made some cells to fit what I carried. After that I made the rest of the cells to fit tubs. The way it came out everything stays put and does not slide around.
That's an interesting idea. Doesn't alleviate the access problem but should keep things in place for those items infrequently used.
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