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I was scoping it out yesterday. With the second row folded up (or even removed) you have the the seat hinges to mount to. I think it should work. The net doesn't need to reach the floor nearly as well as it needs to just protect the head area.....correct?
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I was scoping it out yesterday. With the second row folded up (or even removed) you have the the seat hinges to mount to. I think it should work. The net doesn't need to reach the floor nearly as well as it needs to just protect the head area.....correct?
I agree with that- it just needs to keep the dog, the tools, the camping stove, a few green cans of gas and that half a case of water more or less in the back, in case of panic stop or, heaven forbid, front impact. In fact if it could just slow the stuff down to the point where no one cries when/if something hits their head, I'd be satisfied.


I'm still undecided on this.. I like these things but it's not where I want to spend more money today. Tempted to just get one of those tailgate nets and cut it in half, then smack some more grommets into it ..
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I'm still undecided on this.. I like these things but it's not where I want to spend more money today. Tempted to just get one of those tailgate nets and cut it in half, then smack some more grommets into it ..
Exactly what I have been thinking!
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great minds! Ok I'm good for half of one if you want to do this..

hey cool they improve gas mileage too! http://www.shadetreeonline.com/tailgate/nets.htm
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great minds! Ok I'm good for half of one if you want to do this..

hey cool they improve gas mileage too! http://www.shadetreeonline.com/tailgate/nets.htm
Is 1/2 of one big enough? I was talking the 80 ya know....a mini Runner you could cut one into thirds and net off the whole second seat area!
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Yeah you're right, maybe it'll take a whole one, or close to it. Still, $40 sounds a lot better than $200 today.
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I was scoping it out yesterday. With the second row folded up (or even removed) you have the the seat hinges to mount to. I think it should work. The net doesn't need to reach the floor nearly as well as it needs to just protect the head area.....correct?
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I'm still undecided on this.. I like these things but it's not where I want to spend more money today. Tempted to just get one of those tailgate nets and cut it in half, then smack some more grommets into it ..

You guys CRACK me up

UB, I agree that the net does not need to reach the floor to use it, especially if you have seats etc in the way of things down low. You just need some longer straps easily obtained to reach whatever you are tying down to
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Pretty pleased right now - Moved the cargo net from behind the second row seats to behind the front row seats. I attached the top 2 straps to the front 2nd row grab handles and I attached the bottom strap to the rear of the outside front seat frame. I just looped the 2nd strap up from the bottom to the ring of the bottom strap. A creative person could fab up an attachment point coming off the front seat belt lower mount and/or the seat frame bolt for the bottom straps if they desired.

In the pictures, both front seats are set to where they are normally positioned. Both seats can slide/move forward without any strap interference. I didn't really check for rearward movement but I imagine that would just make the net tighter.

I took pictures with the 2nd row seats up, folded flat, and tumbled. Also, I took some pics with a tape measure to show how much space there is from the top of the net to the headliner and between the side of the net and the B pillar. Nothing big should be sneaking through there. Now, if you carry a samurai sword or something similar, well...

Anyway, check out the pictures and let me know what you think. I'll have the LX at the meeting on Wednesday night with the net in this configuration (I want to check for "noise" from the net movement, if any).



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Old 06-04-2008, 08:33 AM
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That's pretty sweet, .. so is that setup going in Hulk's 80 for the trip? Maybe you should just take yours...

As for me I appreciate all your legwork on these Jeff, but I think I'm going to stick with what I got for now. I've got a small net-like thing that contains the dog, then the rest of our gear will just stay below the back of the seats. I was thinking of a larger net then realized that makes reaching the fridge from inside a problem, and well there may be times when that just won't be acceptible.
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