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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Anybody make a full-length cargo mat for hatchback?

Full length, as in the entire area behind the front seats, with rear seats both folded down? I haven't seen one, but for those of us who will use our hatchback to haul stuff, including large dogs for example, a full-length mat would really be handy.

As an alternative, I suppose I could just make one from some rubberized mat material they sell by the yard at Home Depot.


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Full length, as in the entire area behind the front seats, with rear seats both folded down? I haven't seen one, but for those of us who will use our hatchback to haul stuff, including large dogs for example, a full-length mat would really be handy.

As an alternative, I suppose I could just make one from some rubberized mat material they sell by the yard at Home Depot.
A rubber mat will work. What I did was cut a piece of 1/8 inch fiber board to the outline of the rear area, at least close enough. It's flexible enough to get in the back, but be careful not to scrape the plastic. It has a smooth side and a corrugated side. Works well for hauling stuff that would damage the carpet.
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I'll be taking a trip to HomeDepot and researching online to achieve this very thing.

I lug equipment and have the 18" package w/full size spare so I have that 1" height differencial between the trunk and seats when it's all layed flat.

While I can get it flat by removing the spare I'm trying to keep the spare. Also want to try and protect the underlying carpet.

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I will be looking at a few options. Building a simple raised overlay or something as easy as a thick carped w/ padding.
I need it to be simple to install and hold up to the heavy use....

For the trunk area I will most likely be purchasing the premade cargo mat...
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I was just wondering the same thing. How to protect the whole thing, seats down, in a reasonable and not-hideous manner..
Any actual progress made by anyone else?
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Pretty easy to measure one out, get some fabric, and sew one. Probably cost $20 in materials for something that large double sided. I should ask my gf, she's good at that thing.
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I have seen someone on this site use 6 of the "anti-fatigue" foam tiles and cut them to fit the back. plus they lined up the place where the mats snap together over where the seats fold so you did not have to take it out when flipping the seats up. Good idea I think.
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Plasti-dip! LOL! J/K! with all the posts on Plasti-dip for the cars I'm surprised no one has suggested it for the interior! I currently have heavy paper down for my hatch but am thinking the mat material from a hardware store idea will work.
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I have seen someone on this site use 6 of the "anti-fatigue" foam tiles and cut them to fit the back. plus they lined up the place where the mats snap together over where the seats fold so you did not have to take it out when flipping the seats up. Good idea I think.
I made a nice find in Dollarama.12x12 4 side interlocking fatique mats 4 per pack @$2.50per pack.I bought enough to cover the whole area and some to trim to have a straight edge all around the perimeter......they are grey and match the SE seat panels pretty close.I'm not sure if you guys from the US have that chain down there or not?
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