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I've been looking for a cargo mat to use when the magic seat is down. The Honda mat looks OK but it doesn't cover the entire area. I just bought the Weathertech mat and it fits great! Price is a hefty $129!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by errol:
Thanks warehouse.
Makes you wonder why Honda didn't size their mat like weatertech.

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I think Honda made their mat shorter because its easier to roll-up and get the magic seat out. But that weathertech mat looks like it gives good protection to the whole back. It's like an oversized cargo tray!


Thanks for the pic warehouse. BTW, are you're actually from Germany?

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warehouse:

Thanks for the pic. Looks like a great fit. I have used weathertech products for years and they really do hold up well. The price isn't that bad when consodering the usefullness of the product.

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warehouse:

Can you fold or roll your weathertech cargo mats and store under the magic seat? We like to get one too. Good picture, BTW.



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We to have the Weathertech cargo mat with the lip around the sides of it. We took our middle seats out and use the back seat only. We were taking the mat in and out, but it was a hassle to find an out of the way place to store it, so we put the rear seat up with the cargo mat in place, one of us put the seat up and the other one worked the mat underneath of it. Actually it was very simple. I do wish we'd have done it sooner. It does just hang over the seat storage area, but the mat is stiff enough that it has not been a problem. I would never set anything on it.
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Has anyone seen a mat that covers the entire cargo area (with the second seats removed and the third seat stowed)? I have started using the Ody for hauling large sheets of plywood, etc, and I would like to find something that would protect the entire backend when I have the seats out. For the non-home remodeler, hauling a Christmas tree, with the dripping sap, is another great use for a mat like this, if it exists.

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Wow. In the past, i always just used shower curtains.


Never had any complaints, either. At a buck twenty nine for a cargo mat, I'll keep using shower curtains...
 

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Shower curtains don't have the boutique appeal that a color matched cargo mat has.




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I always use tarps for that type of hauling. You can get a size to fit pretty well, they're tough, relatively cheap, easy to fold up and stow, and there's a choice of colors to boot!

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Towing package, fog lights, KB subwoofer, leather steering wrap, splash guards, cargo tray, wheel locks, cross bars, Pioneer speakers


[This message has been edited by sdp (edited 09-04-2001).]
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sdp:
I always use tarps for that type of hauling. You can get a size to fit pretty well, they're tough, relatively cheap, easy to fold up and stow, and there's a choice of colors to boot!

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A heavy tarp could work, but shower curtains, unless they were made of rubber (now there's an idea for a new thread!), wouldn't stand up to the abuse. I have tried lots of ad hoc solutions (old curtains and blankets, mainly), but I wanted to find something heavy duty that wouldn't take three hands to keep from moving around when I am sliding a heavy sheet of particle board into the back, like what happend to me last week at the Home Depot. I may just try to find a heavy mat for another van or application that is bigger and cut it down-$129 for something that I know will get torn up is rather unattractive.
 

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One thing I have done to protect the floor in the van I have now, a Lumina APV (soon to be replaced by an '02 EX), is to get some indoor/outdoor carpet and cut it to exactly fit in the van. I loosened the trim panels and tucked it under on the sides and at the back sill. I had originally put it in to protect the carpet from the 3 kids, but it has been great for hauling just about anything. You can take it out and hose it off, too. I think it is stiff and heavy enough not to move around even if you don't secure it, and it is not slippery, like a tarp, so stuff doesn't slide around as much. The APV has maroon interior and I found a ribbed maroon carpet at Home Depot that exactly matched. If I had been a little more careful about the installation, it would have looked factory. It was cheap, too ($25-35, I think?- it has been several years). I don't know what all colors it comes in, but if you just use it occasionally, the color probably doesn't matter much. It doesn't store as neatly as a tarp, but you can roll it up into a fairly small bundle.
 

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Try using a rubber mat designed for a shortbed Sportside pickup bed. Should fit nice since there's no wheel well cut outs.
 

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Check thread about the Llama Liner that Llarry made for his Ody. I believe that he ordered a special material that worked out just fine.
 
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