Many of the newer RVs, come equipped with outside slideout drawers and shelves. What about older RVs? Their
owners could really benefit from having these slideouts too. You can buy these slideouts, for a cost of $400
to $800 or more, or you may want to build custom slideout drawers for your RV for perhaps as little as $50.
If you are handy with tools, building and installing slideout drawers might be for you. There are really only
two major assemblies. The base which supports the drawer has a right and left side to which is secured the full
extension slides. The slideout drawer is the other major assembly, and is only a box.
The drawer is dimensioned so that it will move in and out easily on the slides.
Instructions detailing how the drawer and base should be dimensioned and installed should be
included with the slides. I prefer Accuride full extension slides. When you buy these slides, tell the store
the approximate weight that will be contained in your drawer so that they will sell you the proper slide.
George looks for something in one of his full extension slideout drawers.
Close up view showing contents of deep slide out drawer.