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I read something here a little while ago and it seemed like that majority of people with the cargo cover thought it was [email protected] What are the problems/shortcomings with it?

My step dad wants to get one (and also hard wire a light down there). I read that it's secured to the third row headrests, and you must undo that part before you fold the third seat. That seems kind of silly to me.

Any input?

Michelle

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The 2002 comes with a cargo net. Just lay a blanket or something across that.
 

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Hi poodleluvr,

You have to drill/cutout holes on the inter panels on either side of rear seat for the cover mounts. Not ubiquitous mind you.

With the mid and rear windows tinted, the interior much less the cargo area is hard to see. Using a blanket as bobf58 suggested is a good idea. It is easy/inexpensive and stows easily.

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I would go with bobf58 suggestion.

The rear hatch has a cargo light.
The blanket will eliminate this problem.

Or you can dark tint the windows
 
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I like the blanket idea too. Both my mom and I can sew, so one of us will probably end up making a snazzy cover for it. There's a upholstery outlet about two miles from our house that's filled to the gills with stuff.

Michelle

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Right now we've got a "work in progress" cargo cover installed. My wife made if from tan canvas. It's suspended at the rear from the same hooks designed for the cargo net. There's a "pocket" sewn in the fabric in the area of the third row arm rests that houses a piece of 1/2" (I think) plastic pipe that suspends it above the floor. Farther forward we've got another pocket with pipe that is suspended from the second row seat back handles.

When I open the hatchback, I can easily insert and remove smaller items, e.g., my attaché case without fiddling with the cover. If necessary, it can be easily unhooked and tossed forward.

I may post some pictures when I work out the details for hanging the front of the cover. My idea is to be able to hang the cover from the back of the third seat, the backs of the center seats (in various combinations of seat location and seat back tilt), or the back of the front seat.

I've used pieces of denim (dark, approximating the interior color) on both Plymouth vans and my Blazer to cover cargo area items. These worked very well.

Mel
 
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Wouldn't that be neat if someone designed a cargo cover that folded with the third row seat? Maybe something like one of those retractable covers, only permanently attached to the third seat. That way you just unhook and roll it up when you want to fold the seat and it goes in the cargo bin with the seat.

Hmmm. I wonder if this could be done? I'll have to tinker back there when we get our Ody.

Michelle

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