Tacoma Overland Drawer 2.0

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PapaDave

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Back in June of 2018 I built a 1/2” ply Overland drawer that Michael highlighted on a walk around of my truck. It works amazing! I love everything about it, how easy it is to set up and break camp, get to vital items, and the streamlined storage. Everything about it is great except the weight. Having an outside box and then an internal drawer proved to weigh A LOT, which isn’t bad for a truck but when I add my rack and RTT I’m looking for a lighter option, though it will cost more. My plan is use 80/20 to redesign my drawer, add more utility, and cut the weigh by at least a third. The drawer is 56” long, 20” wide, and 17” high to fit under my Diamondback cover.

Current drawer (which I plan to sell later)
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New sink burner combo purchased on eBay from England. These things are everywhere in Europe but not here?
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I will be updating progress as I...progress.
 

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To make the plan more clear, the whole drawer slides out on 56 inch sliders. Then the upper section slides out to reveal the cooktop 35CB15F6-1428-4DA9-B0FC-F52150A1819E.jpeg6C8FB6C8-FD8D-4275-95A0-B0A90C40AEF5.jpeg

The end cut shows how the sliders work on the inside of the storage compartment, kinda of like the monorail at Disneyland.
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The whole drawer with coffee table lift tops for more flat surface 8303F5C8-2C85-4619-82FE-7E8D1D428BC3.jpeg
 

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Just received my Dometic 9722 that I bought off eBay from England. Looks really nice! Waiting on my 80/20 order to arrive. Honestly I can’t believe how fast it came, less than a week to get to California.8853488533

This unit comes with a Comet faucet that turns on the pump when you lift the handle for the water
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I have been crazy busy with work and won’t have time to finish this drawer for my trip this week on The Mojave Road. But I am excited to get this build done hopefully next week. All of my 80/20 came in and it’s light and machined really well. The rounded edges are nice and though expensive the rounded Tri-corners look awesome A094098D-35D7-4A3A-AF3A-5A29812C1119.jpeg
 
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I have been crazy busy with work and won’t have time to finish this drawer for my trip this week on The Mojave Road. But I am excited to get this build done hopefully next week. All of my 80/20 came in and it’s light and machined really well. The rounded edges are nice and though expensive the rounded Tri-corners look awesome View attachment 89945
looking good. How much was the Dometic sink/burner combo?
 

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There’s been a pause in my build as I’m waiting on some items being shipped from T Nutz. I originally bit the bullet and purchased round Tri-corners from 80/20 at about $20 per corner. Ouch. Then I recently found the SAME item at half the price from T Nutz. Sooooo I’m swapping them out as my build has like 16 corners. Dang.

Step up my water tank and pump
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Standard hose quick release
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Adding electrical to the drawer with 3 illuminated switches housed in this project box. 1st switch will power the whole drawer including the pump to be actuated by the faucet, 2nd switch for interior drawer LED’s, and the 3rd switch to illuminate the cooking/sink surface at night. Cooking in the dark is so middle-ages
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As my Dometic 9722 came from England I spent $11 on a new Mr Heater regulator to make sure the propane flows at 11 WC of pressure. I decided to use 1lb propane bottles as I normally cook for 2-3 people and I don’t need a 20lb tank for that, plus with my set up it would be hard to find space. Even with the 5&11lb bottles I can more easily carry two 1 pounders and be good for a lot of cooking. BB27FEFD-13BD-47E4-B2C8-8ACD2B6A0B26.jpeg
 

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I'm excited to see how this turns out.
I've been designing and re-designing and again re-designing the back end of my Fortuner, without ever getting to it!
I want to keep mine modular and easy to remove as it is also my daily...
 
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I'm excited to see how this turns out.
I've been designing and re-designing and again re-designing the back end of my Fortuner, without ever getting to it!
I want to keep mine modular and easy to remove as it is also my daily...
Just got my T Nutz order so tomorrow I’m going to be building. Steal whatever ideas might help
 
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