I want to be able to secure cargo in order to avoid flying projetiles in case of an accident/rollover. The owner's manual says to securely tie down any cargo, but does not suggest how to go about this.
My plan was to purchase two elastic cargo nets - one the size of the cargo area when the third-row seats are up, and one the size when they are down. I'd then cover any cargo with the net.
I went out and checked for tie-down locations in the cargo area. There are supposed to be 8 cargo tie-down anchors. As far as I can see:
* the second and third row seats each have three black bars a couple of inches above the floor that appear that you could hook a cargo net or tie-down straps onto them (6 anchors)
* there are also the two large silver U-shaped hooks in the floor when the third row is stowed (where the third row attaches when the seats are up).
* I think you could also clip onto the silver U-shaped hooks that the second row seats clip onto (the hooks that allow you to slide the seats into wide mode).
All of these attachment points look solid, but they are all toward the front of the cargo area. The only attachment points I can see in the rear of the cargo area are the four round plastic knobs designed to hold the hammock-type cargo net that Honda sells. I'm not confident that a large cargo net or tie-down straps could be anchored securely to those plastic pegs, or that the plastic pegs wouldn't break in an accident.
So, how do you tie down your cargo - what type of net or straps do you use and where do you attach it? Can you have extra cargo hooks added to the rear of the cargo area?
Thanks for any advice!