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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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How do I stop stuff sliding around from trunk/cargo area?

Title says it all. I like the storage space, but when I have a few grocery bags and I take a turn - it's like a carnival ride back there. Whee!!

I do have the OEM Subaru cargo net, but that's really only good for a few small items.

Any suggestions?


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Get a weather tech stoppers work great. 4 for 35 bucks. I also have cargo net side and rear.
CargoTech Containment System Blocks For Your Trunk | WeatherTech.com

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My big sister, always the jokester, gave us one of these silly-looking things when we got my wife’s Forester. It’s been really handy for carrying groceries and loose stuff. It has rubber “feet” to stop it from sliding. When not in use, it folds almost flat and I shove it behind one of the side-cargo nets for storage. I also have the OEM cargo cover that I always use when something is in the back.

Not sure where she got it, but there are apparently a lot of these things out there. I think the key to this one is the rubber feet on the bottom. Note that this sits on the OEM rear cargo tray. Not sure how the feet would grip if you don't have something like that.

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Get some non-slip rubber mesh.

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some shelf liner might work for stopping things sliding around

I use some for holding wood still when routing or sanding on the workbench

it's the stuff that looks like squishy mesh, you can get it pretty much everywhere and it's not very expensive
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dont take corners at ful throttle? LOL no problems like that with the wife's 16, has the factory all weather mats, including the cargo area rubber mat.... might help?

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dont take corners at ful throttle? LOL no problems like that with the wife's 16, has the factory all weather mats, including the cargo area rubber mat.... might help?
Do she have the Subaru OEM cargo mats?

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dont take corners at ful throttle? LOL no problems like that with the wife's 16, has the factory all weather mats, including the cargo area rubber mat.... might help?
Absolutely. nothing slides on the OEM mat.

Combined with the Subaru Cargo Holder, bungeed to the side and securely contains most items, and intelligent placement of whatever larger things go on the mat, I have zero problems with shifting cargo regardless of driving dynamics.
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Had this same problem and this has been awesome for me. Didn't like big totes taking up my trunk space.

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when I have a few grocery bags and I take a turn - it's like a carnival ride back there.

Any suggestions?


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What material is the rear floor mat made from?

VW has this goofy solution called "organizing blocks". They are these plastic blocks you can arrange in a way you want, with velcro-like material at the bottom. My car came with them, I've never tried them but it may be worth looking into. I bet lots of new VW owners got them for free and aren't using them.

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Never. I apex every turn, perfectly.

I just ordered the OEM Subaru cargo area rubber mat. I was thinking on getting it, and this thread sealed the deal.

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The all weather trunk mats do make the surface slippery, compared to the carpet like covering under the mat. I don't find this unique to Subaru as our late Honda had a similar trunk mat.

For just a couple of bags, I used the hooks on the sides (same ones the cargo nets attach to). For more than that, just pile them next to each other. Some good ideas above though :)
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I use a mix of the net--not the oem one, but one from autozone with some orings and s hooks added to reach the two little circular hooks on the side; then one of the collapsible boxes for everything else.

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