Less is more. I like it.Went "less is more" in the back of the G. Problem to solve was use of vertical space, and of course the fridge took up half the back between the wheel wells.
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Literally just a piece of 3/4 inch plywood, resting on the wheel wells, cut slightly to sit level with the plastic trim. Bolted turnbuckles underneath to reach the four factory tie-down points. Test fit with the fridge and mission accomplished there.
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Classed it up a bit with black speaker carpet, glued and stapled for good measure.
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A view underneath, I've attached an adjustable leg there in the middle to prevent any bowing under weight. It's rock solid even when I climb in there now.
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Another test fit, rather than attaching more tie-down (and possible failure) points, I strap the fridge right to the factory tie-downs, around the platform. Also discovered the little rolling plastic bins I already owned for under the bed at home fit perfectly on either side, I can use them or not as the trip requires. Camp chairs also fit perfectly under there.
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I wanted a little edge protection for dragging stuff in and out, I found this inexpensive aluminum T-track on Amazon, so I can put in these little adjustable lifting nuts to tie things down when necessary. Attached with bolts through the ply.
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Finally, I discovered when traveling fully loaded I need someplace to set things I get out of the fridge. Again, 3/4-inch plywood to the rescue, along with some trim I had around and some aluminum edge.
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The end result is stiff enough to stay in place wherever, just big enough to slice an apple at a lunch stop, which was my goal.
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