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ARB Elements 63, Outlet, and Slide Install

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor How-To's and FAQs' started by dixonk, Jun 26, 2020.

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    So I just finished up installing my Father’s Day gift. Got me an new ARB Elements 63 fridge, the slide for it, an ARB wiring harness and outlet, and the straps.

    I started by running the wiring down the battery cables and into the frame. The kit came with 20ft if wire which is plenty enough to get it to the back. I ran it through the frame and brought it out in the rear near the bump stops. From there I routed it above the fender where I drilled a hole in the side of the bed. Fed it through the hole and wired up the outlet which consisted of two 90° plugs.


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    Next I mounted up the slide. I carefully measured to make sure the fridge not only clears the tailgate, but that the holes will clear any obstructions underneath the truck. Once I had it as far back as possible I marked the placement and drilled my holes.

    the hardware I used was 4x 5/16”x1.5” stainless button head bolts and some large washers and stainless nylon threaded nuts. After drilling the holes I had my son hold the bolts from the top while I put the washers and nuts on the bottom.

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    Last step was just putting the fridge on the slide and attaching the straps and changing out the hardware on the fridge to the strap locks. After I placed the fridge I tested everything for function and stability. All works good so I fed the straps and tightened the fridge down. Then cut off the excess strap for appearance.

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    With this setup I am able to keep my rolling top shut and I can open the lid enough to fish out a drink or something fast if need be. The slide is smooth and rolls easily and is very stable even when fully extended.

    I would say the Element 63 is a lot better than the ARB that I had to get rid of because it was too tall and wouldn’t clear the cover.

    Time will tell if running on a single battery will give me any issues. I know in my Jeep I went several days without cranking and it didn’t effect the fridge or the battery.
     

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