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Old 07-04-2020, 02:22 PM #31
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I don't remember for the line-x, but it wasn't cheap - several hundred for sure.

I think with Goose Gear it works best if you remove a seat, which I wasn't looking to do ... I carry 3-4 people at times.

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Super helpful, thank you! I cannot believe that coating is 1/8" that's wild!!

I was considering the UPOL Raptor DIY kit to do mine (As I was going to do the wheel wells at the same time). Never even considered just taking the platform to Line-X.

Smell is also something I never actually considered, but now thinking of trucks you can smell the bed liner.

Maybe, Ill just go with HDPE sheet after all. At 300$ I can build the whole system. (Full extended platform). Which I would estimate is about the cost of the wood, plus Line-X. What did they charge you if you don't mind sharing?

Once I eclipse 500$ I might as well just buy the GooseGear platform lol.
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V2.0 of the platform is now for sale for cost of wood and l-track (as I'm going to have V3.0 soon with some more minor tweaks specific to my set up). Details here:

https://www.toyota-4runner.org/for-sale-t4r-items/293254-fs-sleeping-tie-down-platform-5th-gen-%7C-seattle-%7C-$225.html#post3583033
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Good job man. Well done and looks professional.
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Fantastic start! I'm very excited to see how this turns out since I'll be in a 5th Gen very soon.

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wow, nice work!
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Thanks for all of the inspiration and plans. With the help of a friend we built the platform yesterday. I just have to pick up longer M6 bolts to secure it. I also have to decide if I am going to cover this with carpet or seal it.

When our dogs are in the truck at a minimum some type of blanket will be on top.

Having a cut list made everything SO much easier.

I went with one slide out try. The fridge slide is from DFG Offroad. They make great stuff. I went with shorter 12" pieces of track on each side. I have a few FrontRunner Wolfpacks that fit nicely.

The only thing I would still like to figure out is how to secure this to the back anchor points in the 4Runner.

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Very nice work @1Louder !

I generally only put on slide-out shelf in ... I've found it's sufficient for cooking and I also found that the space under the platform on the other side is actually a good place to store certain types of things.

I thought about a fridge slide, but I throw a lot of other crap in the back and that would mean more taking the platform in and out.

I'm still noodling on how to anchor in the back. What I've done the last few trips is to run a strap over the top and loop it around each D-ring. Worked fine, but not super elegant, so pondering some other approach.

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Thanks for all of the inspiration and plans. With the help of a friend we built the platform yesterday. I just have to pick up longer M6 bolts to secure it. I also have to decide if I am going to cover this with carpet or seal it.

When our dogs are in the truck at a minimum some type of blanket will be on top.

Having a cut list made everything SO much easier.

I went with one slide out try. The fridge slide is from DFG Offroad. They make great stuff. I went with shorter 12" pieces of track on each side. I have a few FrontRunner Wolfpacks that fit nicely.

The only thing I would still like to figure out is how to secure this to the back anchor points in the 4Runner.

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Very nice work @1Louder !

I generally only put on slide-out shelf in ... I've found it's sufficient for cooking and I also found that the space under the platform on the other side is actually a good place to store certain types of things.

I thought about a fridge slide, but I throw a lot of other crap in the back and that would mean more taking the platform in and out.

I'm still noodling on how to anchor in the back. What I've done the last few trips is to run a strap over the top and loop it around each D-ring. Worked fine, but not super elegant, so pondering some other approach.
I like your strap idea. I think that will work well as a just in case. What I am thinking of doing is adding a toggle bolt on each side with an eye bolt on the side trails of the platform. Then tighten as required.

Here's a pic with a couple of dirty FrontRunner boxes and my Truma 69 Dual Zone fridge. The slide is from DFG Offroad if I didn't mention it already. My favorite straps are from Rollercam. They work great and don't slip.

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Here is my version. Went a little different with the materials and used two 1/2" plywood sheets laminated together, with gaps for the L-track, which happens to be 1/2'' thick! No dado required. I also had to decrease the brace height a bit, but that works out as well since 2x2's worked perfectly for the height. I had most of the cutting done before I even walked out of Home Depot.

For the back tie downs I used thin galvanized sheet metal sold for truss connectors (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-...JC37/204842440), banged out a couple 90 degree bends and attached under the back d-rings.

It probably wont hold up if I have a bunch of stuff strapped to the platform and have a roll-over, but I have bigger things to worry about in that case!
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I decided to give my platform the black treatment. I am also using short 1' Rollercam straps to secure the front portion of the platform near the door. The driver side is using a L-Track Round Ring and the passenger side has a eyelet hook on the side.

I also added some small rubber pieces underneath the rear of the platform because it was scuffing up the plastic trim piece.

Some glamour shots with my Truma fridge, DFG Offroad fridge slide (USA Made! and they have lots of options for different brands and models. I also use Rollercam straps for everything other than the fridge since DFG provided some. Rollercam are awesome! They never slide and are easy to use.







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This is pretty awesome work here, man. It reminded me of the Explore4R platform and table.

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I think it's been featured on here before. Great Platform.
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OK, after using v2.0 of the platform for a year, I decided there were a few more tweaks that need to be made. Specifically:

1) At times when I was travelling off-road over rough terrain, the platform would lift up a bit at the back when cresting a big bump. So I wanted the platform to be more stable.

2) The air mattress I use for sleeping in the truck was wide enough that I had to un-strap the fridge on one side and move it over a bit every night, and then re-do it in the a.m. Not a huge deal, but worth addressing.

So that meant v3.0. It's the same basic concept as 1.0 and 2.0, but with three changes.

First, I added wings that matched the back of the cargo area and which, more importantly, served as 2 more bolt-down points. Now the thing is rock solid. It doesn't go anywhere, no matter what kind of terrain I am hitting.

Second, I moved the fridge slides over which allowed me to make a wider space on the other slide both for sleeping and securing other items. Now I roll into camp and don't have to futz with the fridge when it's time to sleep.

Finally, I went from 3 rails to 4, which allowed the fridge to be tucked over on one side and still have the ability to tie down large items on the other side of the platform when needed.

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OK, after using v2.0 of the platform for a year, I decided there were a few more tweaks that need to be made. Specifically:


First, I added wings that matched the back of the cargo area and which, more importantly, served as 2 more bolt-down points. Now the thing is rock solid. It doesn't go anywhere, no matter what kind of terrain I am hitting.
Yours looks VERY similar to the way I made mine, but.. your ‘wings’ cover more area than mine and I thought I had measured the largest possible diagonal opening in the hatch, so I’m not sure how you got yours to be wider. Better measuring I guess! Looks great.

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