eNate wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Shoot, too easy Art!
Especially for a fellow BEV owner who has considered such a cargo extender. Unfortunately, shipping costs to Honolulu make the cost way more than I want to spend.
I also wonder about how such an extender would work in practice. How accessible is the extra capacity? The cargo area carpet would need to be lifted, right?
If one placed a small heavy item on the carpet over the extended cargo compartment which has no hard cover, would the carpet support the heavy load?
Seems like the ideal solution would be to cut a hole the size of the opening to extended cargo area in the original carpet and CFRP (2014) or aluminum (>2014) cargo area floor. Attach the cut-out CFRP or aluminum piece to the extended cargo area with hinges to make an extended cargo area cover. With this modification, the extra cargo area could be accessed without lifting the carpet, and the hard cargo cover would support cargo.