Got a few things done on the Montero this weekend.
With six of us riding in the truck, storage was a major concern. I came across this cargo net
and decided to give it a try.
The net comes with four of these "buttons" to attach the net to.
Quick pilot hole through the trim and into the steel underneath, and the "buttons" were mounted.
I mounted two in the rear corners, just behind the third row seat belts, and two at the top of the "c" pillars.
Third row seats up:
Foreman checking over my work
The net works well for small light weight items. The kids can shove sweatshirts, hats and the occasional pillow-pet up there.
The net hangs a little lower than I'd like. The kids still have enough head room in the third row seats, but I'd like the net to be a little tighter to the roof. The net is a little wide for the Montero. I think if I had put the front mounts a little farther forward, it would help tension the bungees and reduce the sag in the net. It's a work in progress, and I have a couple ideas to try to tension the net. We will see.