Building a Trekboxx System

Here are the broad strokes of what it takes to build a Trekboxx system, and a bit of insight into the design. 

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Why Trekboxx? - A Woman's Perspective

For most of our customers, buying a Trekboxx represents a significant investment, which often requires approval of the family CFO, the wife.   This article is written for those women who are wondering, “What’s in it for me?”

I’d like to start off by saying that I absolutely love our own Trekboxx system and really can’t imagine how we previously lived without it.  That being said, it took a lot of convincing for me to get on board with the idea of putting a drawer system in our vehicle.  

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Why Would You Want a Drawer System for Your Vehicle?

For many, the benefits of a cohesive storage solution greatly outweigh the small sacrifices necessary to add one to your arsenal.  

You’ll actually enjoy packing for the trip.

Just as putting the box wrench back in your well-organized tool chest gives you a sense of pride, loading your new drawer system in an organized and convenient manner where everything has a place just got a whole lot better.  

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Drawer Systems - Build or Buy?

It’s a common question for overland SUV owners.  Is is better to buy a ready-made system or have a go at building your own?  Well, ‘better’ is a very subjective term, so let’s have a look at the options.

There are a number of drawer systems available on the market that would suit the needs of most customers.  They take the guesswork out of the build and allow you to get to what you like most- adventuring.  

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Materials Used in Drawer Systems

Whether you are shopping for a production system or considering building your own, here is some information you may find helpful. 

Drawer systems can be made from a number of materials, but there are a few that are most prevalent.  With all materials there are pros and cons, so let’s take a look at the most popular and see why they may or may not be a good choice for your build.

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Slides Used in Drawer Systems

There are many different slide mechanisms used in the construction of vehicle mounted drawer systems.  Whether you are buying a product or building your own, here are some of the options to consider.  

Heavy Duty Full Extension Drawer Slides

These are the cream of the crop, such as the Accuride 9300 series slides.  They are production style ball bearing steel slides expertly designed and crafted.  They offer an incredibly smooth action and are full extension, which is very convenient for loading and unloading your drawer.  They contain very robust mechanisms and are rated for as much as a 500 pound load.  

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