Cargo Cover when Cargo Barrier installed - GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:14
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Hi,

Anyone have a suggestion how I hide the cargo when I have a cargo barrier installed.
It's more for when the backs not fully loaded and just to hide any valuables during normal city *sigh* driving.
I'm wanting to fit similar to the blinds you see in station wagons, but not sure the best way to fit it. I assume someone would have done it?

Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:34

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:34
A mate of mine has got the darkest legal tint and it's very hard to see in the back you have to get right up the window, eyes right up against the windows with your hands covering the side of your face to block out reflection before you can see in there.

I think having curtains you are almost inviting someone to try in get in because they will know there "must be something" good in the back ....

just my 2 cents
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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:21

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:21
Windows are already to darkest legal tint, although doesn't sound as dark as your mates. It's more a night time thing cause then if you're shining a torch in, tinting doesn't work as well at blocking out what's inside.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 13:18

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 13:18
I keep an old blanket in the back just for that purpose. Cheap and doesn't get in the way when I load the back up.
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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:22

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:22
I've got a blanket over the stuff in there now, but from time to times moves so thought something more secure might be useful
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 13:58

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 13:58
Similar to above. I keep a rubber backed picnic blanket in the back of the Patrol. The underside of it is black and if I throw it over the gear with the black side up then you'd hardly know anything was there...

Of course tinted windows helps.
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:36

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:36
Several ways to solve a simple problem like yours:

A dark coloured blanket or tarp

Cut pieces of corflu and place in side windows

As already suggested - window tinting

Curtains

Paint the inside of your windows with a acrylic paint - works a treat and is easy to remove, if required

Avoid keeping valuables inside of your vehicle (sometimes not as easy done as said)

Install a false floor in the cargo arera at about the same height as cargo blind.



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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:25

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:25
False floor is a good idea. Not interested in hanging curtains across the windows and would prefer not to block them out.

It's more to keep stereo components out of sight. Had a break in recently and while everything is bolted in, so while isn't simple to take anything, it didn't stop them smashing a window setting the alarm off.

If there's nothing to see then hopefully there won't be a reason to break the window for no reason.

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Reply By: Lyds - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:47

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:47
Put some _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx in. Then reverse park in so that the doors can't be opened wide enough to open the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx.

Ah, city livin'....
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Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:38

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:38
One more thought, get a big vicious guard dog and tie it to the tow bar to protect the back door, works for tradies.
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