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Rear sliding cargo deck and dogs

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Lab-Lover, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Dec 22, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Lab-Lover

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    I have two large Yellow Labradors and I noticed most premium 4 runners I'm looking to purchase have the rear sliding cargo deck. Wanted to ask those with dogs if this may be an issue.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    It locks in place. What kind of issues are you wondering about??
     
  3. Dec 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    Sorry I should have been more specific. Would the deck fit two large dogs comfortably and does it create wasted space?
     
  4. Dec 23, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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    I intentionally picked a Runner with a sliding rack. In some ways I am disappointed in its functionality, in other ways I am glad I have it. I don't use it for hauling my dog, but I do use it it pretty frequently.

    For starters, it "levels the entire back area off. However there are two slight "gaps in the corners (near the tailgate). This may or may not be a problem.

    The real drawback for me was that the tray cannot be used if the entire cargo area behind seats is loaded, or stuff will drop into the gap when opened. The tray does not take up the entire area behind back seat, only about 3/4 of the area. Probably not a problem for most people, but a real bummer for me.


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  5. Dec 29, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    I like the tray, but my 4R did not come with one. Are they a simple bolt in?
     
  6. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    I think the bottom floor is completely different. So if your adding or removing a deck the whole floor has to be changed.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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    I have a sliding tray and my two Australian Shepherds ride in the back. Seems to be ok for them they've never complained at least:DIt does take up a couple inches from the floor so you do loose some "headroom". It's kinda neat but really don't use it much.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    I have two chocolate labs and the sliding tray. I got a cheap, cut to fit cargo bed liner as well as a canvas cargo liner that straps onto the rear headrests. I haven't had any issues. The older dog has problems making the jump up onto the higher tray level. There's always plenty of dog hair to vacuum throughout.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I ended up ordering my truck without cargo tray and glad I did. Added Canvas back liners plus husky liner on top - we go to the beach every afternoon and needed a good catch for sand.

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  10. May 13, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    Looks like the dog is excited about it :rofl:
     
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  11. May 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Nope, the only difference is that the floor pan isn’t drilled where the mounting plates for the sliding tray would bolt through. The nuts are already welded into the body, just have to find where and drill.

    I found them and drilled out the floor so I could mount my drawers I built.
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    In the above pic you can see the nut just to the left of the wiring loom. I ended up running a bolt through it and pushed up on the floor pan so I knew where to drill.
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  12. May 13, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    It’s a lot of parts you’d have to order. Best bet is to look for someone who is selling theirs after they’ve removed it.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    I am not handy at all. My neighbor sold me the sliding floor for a great price and we installed it together. I am zero percent handy when it comes to " do it yourself"... With that said, it was a piece of cake to do. The hardest part was drilling 2 little holes (which was really easy and straight forward) Don't be shy. It really can be done by almost anyone because I did it and I am usually unwilling to tackle any job without training and practice first because I am afraid I won't be able to put my truck back together. It took us 3 hours (which included looking at forums similar to this to see how others did it and a 1 hour trip to Home depot (it is a 40 minute drive round trip) You can do it I have no doubt! Good luck
     
  14. Feb 23, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    As long as I have a dog to haul in the back of my 4R my sliding deck will be always be covered and locked in retracted position. Lab lover made the right decision. My original decision to get the deck was based on the fact that, with the rear seats down, the deck levels the cargo area if I ever need to bunk in my ride.
     
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  15. Feb 23, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    Thanks for this example. Do you ever fold your 2nd row seats flat? Dog doesn't slide around?
     
  16. Feb 23, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    My seats are down most of the time.

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  17. Feb 23, 2020 at 9:26 PM
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    Thank you.
     
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