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post #1 of 6 Old 04-23-2019, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sliding Rear Cargo Rack. Has anyone seen one?

Having just finished two months traveling the coast of Florida in my van, I am now busy making improvements before hitting the road again. One of the largest projects is to build a cargo box for the rear (I actually have plenty of room in my van, but I don't have room for the odors that go along with wetsuits, a gas outboard and a inflatable boat. )

My preliminary idea is to build one that slides backwards on heavy duty drawer sides so I can still access the rear doors (I've seen fold away models, but they don't seem practical for a vehicle with doors as large as the PM.) I have the factory receiver and so far plan on a semi-permanent rack that will use both the receiver as well las being bolted to the undercarriage. Does anyone here have a cargo rack on the PM? Or have any other ideas for a workable rear hitch box? Any pics or opinions would be appreciated.

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This sounds like what you are looking for.

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Cargo...ro/H00604.html

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Thanks Thom, I hadn't seen that one yet. It's very similar to what I was considering building. That one still doesn't look like it would work on the PM as it would need to extend out quite a bit further for the doors to clear.

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Hello, this is a very unique approach to being able to open the rear doors completely with a cargo box using a swing away hitch and swivel combination


https://youtu.be/7xE8FJwrzn8
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My bike rack opens scissor like and can let either or both doors open. Perhaps something like it but supporting more would work. Closed it is very strong. My two bikes are about 70 lbs.

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JohnnyRambles, the hitch box referenced above slides out 36". That should be more than enough to allow the doors to open.
My buddy has a big plastic bike enclosure that slides back and his doors clear easily.
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