Testimonials


Testimonials



The Oliver Family have been designing and making drawer systems for over 25 years as Black Widow and now RV Storage Solutions.
See below some of the feedback and testimonials from customers and users of our products.
Ian Baker 200 series drawer system on the job
17 June, 2017

"I was having work done at Guests 4WD recently and I saw the RV Storage Solutions on display and heard that you’re back!
I have a set of BW drawers + shelf & divider in my LC200 and can only rave about these drawers!
Multiple trips through outback Australia, Kimberly and the Pilbara, Simpson desert etc, and the drawers have never missed a beat.
They are without a doubt the best drawers available, and now you’re back – fantastic!
Now when someone asks about my drawers, I can point them to RV.
I hope that business is good, and wish you every success for the future.
I read about the BW story on your website.
One of my philosophies is not to reflect on past bad times but look forward positively, remembering the good times and building on life’s experience.
So glad you’re back…
When I do build my next truck, it WILL be with RV drawers.
If I’m up your way, I’ll drop in to say hello."

Very best wishes,
Ian Baker
Kym Hewitt 200 series drawer system self install
11 November, 2016

“ We recently purchased the Easy Access Combo 2 drawer system with infill panel (RV-IFP-1000), Fridge Slide (RV-FS-2), Cargo Barrier and Top Shelf for our 2015 Landcruiser 200 Series.
As we live in Alice Springs, there are no RV Storage Solutions agents appointed as yet, therefore we decided to do a self-install to save a trip down south.
Everything arrived on a pallet, well packed, in mint condition, and with full instructions for fitting. My adult son & myself took about five hours to complete the job, not being familiar with what was involved in the first place. All went well and the job looks like it was installed by a professional workshop.
This is the second “Oliver Family” built drawer system that we have purchased, in 2010 we purchased the Black Widow Tourer Drawer System with Fridge Slide and Cargo Barrier for our 100 series Landcruiser. It was sad to see them go when we recently sold the vehicle, but the new owner was very pleased, and so he should be. I believe this was a major selling point when selling the vehicle.
We would recommend these drawer systems to anyone, we cannot fault the excellent service we received from RV Storage Solutions.  Their products will last a lifetime with minimal regular care and maintenance, making them a great investment that will add value to your car. They are not cheap, but built very strong from Australian products, this makes them well worth the cost.”

Kym & Lorraine Hewett
Alice Springs. NT.
8 April 2016

I reckon these drawers are about as good as you can get. They are not cheap but when you compare the quality of this product against some of the cheaper brands, it’s clear to see where the extra money goes and if you’re planning to do a substantial amount of travelling involving miles of off road driving, you want your drawers to stand up to considerable punishment. The system from RV Storage Solutions will certainly do that.


Marty & Kylie  - www.RVeeThereYet.com
29 August 2016

I've had these BW drawers fitted to my 80 then 100 series cruiser’s & now fitted to my 2013 200 series.
The drawers have been used to carry work tools all this time & get a fair bit of a work out.
I would highly recommend RV Storage Solutions  as these drawers are over 10 years old & yes they do get used for the holiday trips as well.

Cheers,
Craig
7 June 2013

To the sales staff

I recently fitted a set of your drawers which have proven to be a valuable asset to my vehicle. They are fitted in my MN triton.
 
Cheers,
Rick Heaton
(via email)
7 June 2013
 
To the sales staff at RV
 
We recently purchased a Twin Drawer system with fridge slide, cargo barrier, roof rack, awning and 2 swags from Outback 4WD in Bayswater, Victoria.
 
The service at both Outback and RV was excellent. We are very happy to have purchased an Australian made product from companies who have been great to deal with. We would recommend your products  to our friends, their service was second to none.
 
Sincerely,
Judi McKinna
Langwarrin, Vic

6 June 2013
 
I contacted your Melbourne office with a question regarding moving my drawer system from our 120 Series Prado to the 200 Series Landcruiser.
 
I spoke with your sales staff and got the good news that this is in fact possible although the Landcruiser can accept a longer drawer system (1000mm as against 900mm for the Prado). I will just need to purchase a new wing kit for around $330 to do the conversion.
Why would you not buy an Oliver designed drawer system, this is probably the best money we have spent on our current car, and it was the little woman that wanted them in the first place. It made the car so much more versatile and especially the convenience of always having the Engel on hand for those visits to the supermarket.
 
So now with the knowledge that we can move these drawers to the new car, what a bonus... the little wife was the clever one on that spend.
 
Thank's again for such a fabulous product for this household.
 
Sincerely,
Phil & Dianne Gibson
Morayfield Qld

6 June 2013
 
I contacted your Melbourne office with a question regarding moving my drawer system from our 120 Series Prado to the 200 Series Landcruiser.
 
I spoke with your sales staff and got the good news that this is in fact possible although the Landcruiser can accept a longer drawer system (1000mm as against 900mm for the Prado). I will just need to purchase a new wing kit for around $330 to do the conversion.
Why would you not buy an Oliver designed drawer system, this is probably the best money we have spent on our current car, and it was the little woman that wanted them in the first place. It made the car so much more versatile and especially the convenience of always having the Engel on hand for those visits to the supermarket.
 
So now with the knowledge that we can move these drawers to the new car, what a bonus... the little wife was the clever one on that spend.
 
Thank's again for such a fabulous product for this household.
 
Sincerely,
Phil & Dianne Gibson
Morayfield Qld

17th July 2008
Mark,
Just thought we should let you and Hayden and staff know that we have arrived at Tarrayoukyan and the only rattle we heard from the drawers & slide was removing a crownie not to far from home.
The first thing our son Pete said was "did it rattle" I happily replied NO PROBLEMS. He promply replied you can't beat quality can you! So there you go the next generation is coming along so you better be ready, they may be fussier than us.
Once again thanks and hope to see you soon.
Cheers Gerard & Judi.
Twin Drawer drawer system clocks up 450,000km

When you have a product that you are proud of, it is always nice to get feedback from a very satisfied customer, we had such a customer Barry Johnson call up last week.

Barry had just purchased a new Toyota 200 series GXL and wanted to retrofit his drawer system from his 100 series GXL. Needing to do some final sizing and templates we arranged for the vehicle to be re-fitted at our factory in Gisborne.

On arrival in his new 200 series with the old drawers in tow, Barry proceeded to tell us how happy he had been with the system over the past 8 years!! We proceeded with a conversation and frankly, we were all quite amazed!

Barry is a very keen 4WD enthusiast and both business and pleasure took him to all corners of Australia. Barry had purchased the drawers from Mark and Karen Oliver 8 years ago at the original Black Widow factory in New Gisborne for his 80 series Toyota. The system was subsequently retro fitted a few years later to a 100 series standard, then to a 100 series GXL and now into the new 200 series GXL.

The drawer system has been around Australia several times including Cape York, The Great Australian Bight, Mt Newman, Margaret River, Flinders Rangers, The Canning Stock Route and almost all of the WA mining tracks. Surprisingly, about the only trip Barry had not attacked was the Simpson, this was his next planned trip in the new 200.

Barry had worked out that the Black Widow system all up had travelled approximately 450,000 - 500,000 km over the past 8 years and included some of Australia's harshest terrain.

Curiosity got the better of Hayden, our Technical executive and chief drawer builder. How did our system fair after so many years and miles around Australia? The system was placed into the jig for a service and the retrofit and found to be only 1.5mm out of square and apart from a general clean, worked perfectly.

As a business we rigorously test all our products in some of the harshest off road and climatic conditions. (Sometimes it is just a good excuse to head outback for a few weeks). Stories like this only verify what we constantly strive for. The best off road storage systems available.

We would like to thank Barry for his feedback and wish him luck on future trips. We will also be monitoring the drawer system.

24th April, 2007
 
Dear Sales team,
Letting you know that the draw system installed by Action 4WD in Kelmscott was picked up last Saturday is terrific.
 
Vera is very impressed with the pull out recess for the draws that you supplied. They are very practical.
 
I must commend you and your team as well as your installers at Action on making this purchase a very enjoyable experience.
 
We leave in about three weeks to travel up North and would not hesitate to show off your wonderful system and would recommend your product and installers whenever we can.
 
Enclosing the warranty papers for your record.
 
Nick and Vera Blowers.
4th April 2007
 
Dear sales Team,
Re: Draw kit 2005 Nissan Patrol
 
After looking at a number of draw kits, I was most impressed with your product and I am pleased to say I made the correct choice.
 
I have now completed two four-day trips in readiness for that big trip later in the year. I have been very pleased with the options I selected, as the whole system just worked perfectly.
 
I was also very pleased with the way in which your company serviced my enquiry, dealt with my questions and finally installed your product. I would therefore like you to pass on my thanks to Mandy, Tash and Hayden who I believed installed my unit.
 
Many thanks for a great product; I am now looking forward to many years of enjoyable touring.
Best wishes,
 
Jim Cody
Kilmore, Vic.
PS. Please thank Karen for attending to my only issue
24th March 2004
 
Drawers are simply terrific - should have got them years ago.
Definitely the best on the market.
 
Regards
Richard Valde
19th July 2000
 
Dear Mark,
We got back from travelling through outback South Australia last Sunday and both Sue (my wife) and I both agreed that the drawers would have to be one of the best additions to the car we have put in. They made life a lot easier and were a convenient size. Best of all they actually decreased the noise level in the car particularly on unsealed roads as they didn't allow things to bounce around. And they didn't rattle.
Feel free to use me as a reference to any potential customers.
 
Sincerely,
 
Clayton Simmons



Here's an interesting article that ran in 'What's Up Down Under' magazine talking about the benefits of good storage drawers.
They fitted out their Colorado Ute and explain the benefits and features of different systems. It's an interesting read...

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