Scratches in the flooring, dirt everywhere and boxes that are too heavily loaded and difficult to carry? - It was a long time for us until we finally found the time to build a rear pull-out. This makes life easier for campers in many ways: better access to the stowed items, no more lifting and pushing around. In fact, the installation effort was not as great as you might think.
To ensure that the rear pull-out stays in the set position and does not slide against the tailgate when accelerating, we have used lockable heavy-duty pull-outs.
You can find out everything about the installation here in our guide:
Heavy-duty pull-outs 1016mm: https://amzn.to/3a7nMCY
Mounting bracket L-profile: https://amzn.to/2U6JmSR
Screws (fastening wooden beams): https://amzn.to/2QGrLPh
Wooden beams (for reinforcement)
Screen printing plate (15mm) rear pull-out floor
1. Mount the rail
At the beginning, after measuring and marking, we mounted the right rail on the cabinet above the wheel arch (the same cabinet from which the bed support is moved).
To ensure that the rail does not break out under high loads , we have attached a bar on the inside of the cabinets for reinforcement and additionally screwed it to the floor. During assembly, we placed 1 cm thick wooden panels under the rail. This small distance from the floor guarantees that the rear pull-out does not drag on the floor when extending and retracting, even under very high loads.
2. Mount the rail
Before we could mount the second rail on the left side, we had to check whether the two cabinet walls to which the rails are attached also run parallel to each other (that would be optimal). If this is not the case, as is unfortunately the case with us, it is difficult or even impossible to extend and retract the rails when they are then connected via the base plate.
Since our cabinets unfortunately do not run parallel - in fact, a bus like this is also slate than you think - we had to saw a wedge to size and mount it between the rail and the cabinet wall to compensate. Now the rail runs sufficiently parallel and the extract can be moved.
Mounting bracket & floor
Finally, the two mounting brackets (L-profiles) were attached to the holes provided on the rails using the screws provided. It is best to use an Allen key and a ratchet for this. Then we placed the screen printing plate (here: 100x87cm) on the mounting bracket and screwed it together. The rear pull-out should now be easy to extend and retract. If this is not the case, it remains to be checked whether the rails are at the same height and run parallel to each other.