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Everything you Need to Know about 4Wd Rear Drawer
Do you want to buy a 4WD drawer for your 4WD vehicle? Before you make your purchase, it’s useful to read this guide and get familiar with its aspects.
What is 4WD Drawer?
4WD drawers are nothing but a set of sliding drawers, placed in the back of your car. They are made of various materials depending on the manufacturer and the price. These drawers are useful to store essential off-road tools and divide the cargo weight so that the central gravity of your vehicle is lower.
What Kind of Configuration do you need?
Well, the configuration depends on how you are going to use the 4WD drawer. Vertical drawers are for those who are about to install the fridge slider or anything that requires height-wise layouts. Horizontal drawers are for those who need more space inside their boot. When it comes to storage, you can consider double or single drawer. The single drawer is for the equipment that needs to be separated. Multiple drawers are suitable if certain equipment needs to go to specific places. Multiple drawers ensure everything is on the place and safe.
Are they Heavy?
When travelling, one must consider GVM – Gross Vehicle Mass. It must meet the maximum weight that you can carry inside your vehicle including itself. Filling each compartment of your vehicle can increase the chances of accidents and injuries. Therefore, the GVM must be below its maximum weight.
Also, your 4WD drawer must be manufactured with various materials to put up with your weight requirements.
Some general material may include:
- Galvanised steel
- Sheet metal
When you are buying a 4WD drawer, check the components and search for the listed metals.
Do I need to Crash Test them?
The static weight of your cargo can increase 20 to 30 times more than its actual weight during an impact. This can lead to many serious injuries or even worse – death. When you are buying the 4WD drawers, ensure they are tested for crash bearing so that you know how safe you are during an impact. Even when installing the drawer, make sure that the anchor is properly placed so that it doesn’t move when on jumps and off-road driving.
Even the perfect drivers meet accidents once in their life so it’s always crucial to prioritize safety over every feature.
What to Pack in the Drawer?
One must disperse 4WD drawer weight evenly. Long drawers are a bonus because you can put as many things as you want that can be heavier too. For small drawers, you have to be picky as you can’t put much weight on it.
Below are some of the essentials you can pack:
- Spare clothes
- Cooking equipment
- Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush & paste, deodorant, toilet paper, etc.)
- Snacks and Food Items
- Sleeping bag or Tent
Apart from the above things, you can go for some emergency stuff too.
First aid kit, printed map, Torch and some unused batteries, Fire igniters, Hat, Sunscreen, Fire extinguisher, Tie-downs or rope, Bug spray, Bog plank, Tools, non-perishable food, and Bottled water.
4×4 Shelf or single compartment, choose your 4WD drawer now!