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 Post subject: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:31 pm 
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As in the title really, who has had explorer/SRS trays made, who made them and how much did they cost? A breakdown of price and postage would be great. Thanks!

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My John Hopewell trays arrived this week and I'm very pleased with them. Here is a breakdown of cost and the sizes I went for which are a perfect fit

Galv trays approx 89.5cm x 59.5cm x 10cm -£41.00 each
Carriage/packing on 2 trays -£15.32

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:34 pm 
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How heavy are they, Rhian? I am thinking about ease of cleaning out and general lifting ... what with my back not being so good at my age and so on :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?
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Thanks Rhian, are they for the explorer or the SRS?

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They are for the SRS. My explorer tray is the same but 7cm tall as that was the height recommended at the time due to the hinges. The 7cm allows you to slide the tray in under the hinges but I don't see why you couldn't have the taller type and put it in over the hinges and drop it in.

As far as weight goes I don't find them heavy at all but I am quite strong and don't have a back problem. I can weigh my explorer tray later if you like as that's not currently in use waiting to be put in the loft

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If you could, that would be really helpful. Ideally, I'd love plastic trays - I can manage the bases of Freddys and Jennys fine. But they seem to be really expensive for SRSs/Explorers. Metal trays seem to be cheaper, but I am concerned about the weight. Thank you!


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Just a quick question. How do the little guys manage with the opening to get down to the bottom half?


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I bought plastic ones from the girl who was selling them on FB a while back. The recommended measurement for an Explorer is 89cm x 60cm but I went for 89x61 to eliminate the gap at the front. They are a snug fit but I do have to shove the tray right to the back quite forcefully in order for the doors to close easily. So sticking to 89x60cm would work better I think. I have 15cm high sides on mine and the trays were £25 each, they are quite heavy but manageable. Postage was £10 and included the postage of some custom made small shelves too.
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Oooh - plastic trays. Does this person make these trays, or was she just selling some she happened to have?


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My dad made me an aluminium tray for my Explorer as I am only using half of the cage, I believe the sheet of aluminium was £12 and my dad likes metal work so offered to make it for me :D

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alijane wrote:
Just a quick question. How do the little guys manage with the opening to get down to the bottom half?

She was selling them made to order. I think there was a FB group page - l'll check when I'm on my computer (on my phone at the mo). I think Shiprat bought some from her too.

ETA: D'oh, spazzy phone quoted the wrong post. I was answering your second post Alijane.

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 Post subject: Re: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?
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She doesn't make them anymore :( I might do like Amzy did and buy perspex cut to size and stick together...

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alijane wrote:
Oooh - plastic trays. Does this person make these trays, or was she just selling some she happened to have?


I bought a couple of these trays too - they're excellent - but Jo is no longer taking orders unfortunately, I think demand outstripped supply. They were made by someone else, using offcuts, which made them cheaper.

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Stacey, I'm after one too so if the bulk order doesn't happen and you decide on anything - let me know and we can split postage :)

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Just weighed my 7cm tray and it's just under 4 kilos. I suspect the 10cm ones are around 4 kilos-ish too. Spoke to my OH about it and he reckons that the metal trays are easier than the (original) plastic ones to take out to the bin to empty as they are sturdier so don't bend when you are manouvering them

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