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Old 04-08-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question How to keep things from sliding around in the trunk?

how do you keep things from sliding around in your trunk? its really annoying, i get papers and stuff all over my trunk from driving around. is there like a cargo net or something that i can use to prevent stuff in the trunk from sliding around? thanks in advance
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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theres an optional cargo net you can get from BMW. forgot the part #. You can also reverse that mat and use the rubber size as its reversible.

i put one of those bungee cords in the trunk and hooked it up to those two hooks on either side.
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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I could use one of those nets for sure...How much do they cost?
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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$60-80 I keep my papers in a bookbag. all the cleaning stuff I store in the spare tire bucket thingy. The hole on the driver side in the trunk, I store stuff easily, and it doesn't slide out.
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:44 PM   #6
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flip the trunk mat over to find a lovely rubberized surface (at least in my car)
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #7
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how do you keep things from sliding around in your trunk? its really annoying, i get papers and stuff all over my trunk from driving around. is there like a cargo net or something that i can use to prevent stuff in the trunk from sliding around? thanks in advance
A cargo net will just let stuff fly around in a smaller controlled area. I have an old milk carton crate. It is a metal wire-frame crate about 18"x12"x12". Strapped it down centered and pushed against the back of the back seats with a long bungee cord using two of the trunk hold-down clamps. I put all my extra car tools, owners manual, a small fold-up back-pack shovel, first aid kit, etc. Does not slide around or lose its contents. Plus, if hauling something smaller that I don't want to tip over, such as a growler full of beer on the way home from the pub, I have a smaller bungee that I strap to the metal frame work, wrap it around, and strap it on the other side of the crate. Works good for me.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:26 PM   #8
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lol this sounds dumb but i found two rubbermaid baskets at wal-mart that fit in the two slots perfectly. they came with lids, hence no stuff flying around anymore.

bigger stuff tends to be a problem, i ended up flipping the trunk mat around to where the rubber side is up - more grip that way, i guess
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:25 AM   #9
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flip the trunk mat over to find a lovely rubberized surface (at least in my car)
I have the same problem, until I fliped my trunk mat around and saw the rubberized black matting. I also got a container to put several loose items in. It works great.
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here's a cheaper option. go to Costco and take a few empty boxes and put it in ur trunk.
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #11
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if you have a problem keeping carrier bags upright, skoda/VW make these hooks...

http://www.skoda-auto.com/newoctavia...erback_2_3.jpg

they bolt to the underside of the parcel shelf. quite good i think and they fold away so you can't see them.
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:46 PM   #12
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:53 PM   #13
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I had the same annoyance, but found an OEM cargo net from a fellow fanatic for $45 in the classifieds.

No more crawling in the back of the trunk for your soup cans!
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:04 PM   #14
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generic cargo net at automotive store

http://www.skoda-auto.com/newoctavia...erback_2_3.jpg

the second picture (bottom one) shows a cargo net holding an umbrella. I bought that net from a Canadian Tire store in Canada. It is an automotive/Hardware store for $20 Can.
This generic net comes with 4 tie-downs. It is suposed to be used like the net in the middle of the cars flooring (spread out like a blanket net), but I doubled it up, so it is like a hammock, and i screwed the tie-downs into the back of the rear tail light housings. Actually, there were lots of holes in it already, so i just put the tie-down into one of the holes, so I never had to create another hole actually.
it works perfectly!!!
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:08 PM   #15
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here is the actual product I bought, it is from BELL.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:11 PM   #16
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You can get a cargo net at a motorcycle shop for about 10.00$us.
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i forgot. in the BMW accessories catalog, BMW has a trunk organizer that folds flat when not in use and pops up when you need to use it.

BMW has 3 trunks kits. The first picture is the one i was talking about. Says it should hold 40 pounds of stuff. here's a link


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Old 04-09-2006, 08:39 PM   #18
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how do you keep things from sliding around in your trunk? its really annoying, i get papers and stuff all over my trunk from driving around. is there like a cargo net or something that i can use to prevent stuff in the trunk from sliding around? thanks in advance
To answer your question simply, yes there is a cargo net that is made just for this. It's about $50.
There have been many other options listed and one more(but for the inside of your car is to add the first aid box(es) to the underside of the front of your seats. I have the cargo net, and two first aid boxes.

http://www.bmw325i.net/rev_firstaid_box.shtml
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