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Markez79



Member Since: 27 Jun 2018
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Storage Drawers.......How do you use yours?!

Hi,

I am debating whether or not to fit a draw in the back of my 2007 TDCI CSW and was wondering whether or not the depth (typically 19cms) is enough to be useful? I have seen plenty of images that show people using it to keep dry food, ropes, etc but not much else.

Any thoughts/images would be great.

Many thanks

Mark

Post #751466 15th Jan 2019 4:27pm
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BigRuss



Member Since: 15 May 2010
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

They really do have many use (I don’t have and photos) but I use mine for:
Storing things out of sight
Smaller items to stop them roaming the entire boot are
Dogs towels and lead etc
My GoPro and work bags fit in nicely
Items I want access to easily when we’re on the move with a boot full (family items not recovery gear) Russell
2011MY 110 XS USW Black

Post #751472 15th Jan 2019 4:55pm
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Intercept



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 397

United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 Black LE Java Black

I'd say they're almost essential in a pickup, and I use mine much like Russ uses his. Basic tools, spare bulbs and general clutter that you wouldn't want in the cubby box or loose & visible in the back.

Post #751480 15th Jan 2019 5:30pm
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Markez79



Member Since: 27 Jun 2018
Location: South West
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Many thanks Thumbs Up Mines a CSW but I get your point.

Does anyone feel the drawers actually hinder their storage space? Less able to get bigger items in the 'boot'? i.e. drawers only useful for smaller items etc.

Thanks again

Post #751482 15th Jan 2019 5:37pm
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BigRuss



Member Since: 15 May 2010
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Mine is in a USW.

It can feel in the way on odd occasion but not enough to make me remove it. You do need to remember the draw top will have a load limit before it starts to deform. Russell
2011MY 110 XS USW Black

Post #751511 15th Jan 2019 7:56pm
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Scotm



Member Since: 28 Feb 2014
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Scotland 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Orkney Grey

I just have a removable plywood floor in my station wagon. Allows flexibility to take out for bigger stuff or to put the rear seats in.

We keep tents under it when camping so the can easily be first out last in.

Post #751513 15th Jan 2019 8:02pm
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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

Markez79 wrote:
Many thanks Thumbs Up Mines a CSW but I get your point.

Does anyone feel the drawers actually hinder their storage space? Less able to get bigger items in the 'boot'? i.e. drawers only useful for smaller items etc.

Thanks again


Yes a bit. When I had a 90, but in the same way you can store loads of small things with having to move them all, or loads of boxes to put the bigger item in. In my new (to me) 110 I’m going without draw as I have loads of additional space, and like the lower load floor.

Post #751551 15th Jan 2019 10:28pm
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Sulisuli



Member Since: 30 Oct 2016
Location: South west
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

I had a mobile storage system one in my 90 hardtop, really useful size and lockable to so valuables could be locked away when away from the vehicle Thumbs Up useful piece of kit Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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Post #751555 15th Jan 2019 10:33pm
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Thon



Member Since: 22 Nov 2015
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Keswick Green

I had a shiny Masai drawer in my 110 for long enough for me to realise they were very inefficient in space utilization. I now have a built-in platform made from buffalo board on which the dog crate resides, and use the void beneath for shotgun / beating stick storage during the season or for 4 x equipment storage boxes at other times.

Maybe it was just the Masai one but it was extremely heavy, made from very thick wood and the space within it was pretty paltry when you consider it took up all of that space.

I imagine a steel one would be more space efficient.

Post #751575 15th Jan 2019 11:32pm
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steve_c3



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green

I used to have a couple of ‘Really useful boxes’ in the back of mine but whenever we went out for the day or camping, they would end up buried at the back. I’d constantly be shifting stuff around to get to them. I built a couple of ply drawers for the back of mine and they are so much better than the boxes. The only draw back (excuse the pun) is that they make the load bed about 300mm higher. 2002 Defender 110 CSW TD5

Post #751623 16th Jan 2019 9:39am
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Markez79



Member Since: 27 Jun 2018
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Thon wrote:
I had a shiny Masai drawer in my 110 for long enough for me to realise they were very inefficient in space utilization. I now have a built-in platform made from buffalo board on which the dog crate resides, and use the void beneath for shotgun / beating stick storage during the season or for 4 x equipment storage boxes at other times.

Maybe it was just the Masai one but it was extremely heavy, made from very thick wood and the space within it was pretty paltry when you consider it took up all of that space.

I imagine a steel one would be more space efficient.


Hi Thon,

Do you have any images you could share?

Thanks again.

Post #751625 16th Jan 2019 9:53am
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Boyd



Member Since: 11 May 2014
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France 2003 Defender 110 Td5 SW Zambezi Silver

I wouldn't be without my MSS Golliath in the back of my 110 SW...

Box of electrical tools and spares
Box of mechanical tools and consumables
Box of brew making stuff
Two boxes of recovery kit
Emergency kit

It's the one that stay in full time for days out and the like and when i'm on overland trips, i add another draw above with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Thumbs Up 2003 Zambezi Silver TD5 110 XS SW overland prepped....
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Post #751629 16th Jan 2019 10:07am
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bankz5152



Member Since: 02 Feb 2017
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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

The issue that put me off i youre then limited to the drawer. Everything has to be packed into it. I carry a lot of tools so i need "open" space rather than "set" space if you see what I mean? All depends on what you use yout boot for! Instagram @defender_ventures

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Post #751668 16th Jan 2019 12:57pm
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Markez79



Member Since: 27 Jun 2018
Location: South West
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Sorry to resurrect this one, but I'm still struggling to get a set up that fits my needs, namely enough storage space whilst also having a dog crate.

Does anyone know if a vertical luggage/ Load space Partition was made for the Defender? I'm looking at getting a draw system that will allow me to have a flat floor across the wheel arches. This should allow me to push the dog crate to the left hand side leaving room for luggage etc on the left hand side. Ideally there would be a partition between the luggage and the dog crate.

Thanks!

Mark

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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue

How about making your own? I have half the back for the dogs and drawer, half open.


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