Unfortunately my original posting got lost when those truly nasty people wiped our site out last year. So, I think it's time to repost some of my mod.
I saw Morgan's ''Watt'' box and realized I needed one of those for all my crap.
The pictures I'm sending do a good job of showing the box but I've since added a 2 x 4 "edgewise" on the front of the box so when the seats are down and you hit the brakes
, all your s**t doesn't come slamming forward. When I find the camera download cord
, I'll send the new pictures along.
I built the box from scrap materials and the top is OSB plywood, sides and back are 3/4 inch plywood and the bottom happens to be pegboard. I used GORILLA GLUE on all edges and "air nailed" the thing together. After the glue set, it's as solid as a rock. When needed, I can slide the box out so I can use the full cargo space of the Tahoe. I built the box so it fits right up against the back of the seats when the back row is in the "up" position. When they are down, you have the added floor space as shown in the picutures.
I still haven't glued carpet on the top but hope to do so before our next trip. I bought the rolling plastic boxes at LOWES and they cost about $14 each. Wal Mart and other places also have them. I built the center section to add support to the top and also it gives you a great place to store weiner forks, pokers, umbrellas, etc.
Obviously, you should design your "box" around the things you want to carry in there but the basic concept is sound. I "went to school" on some others I saw and mine is unique to my needs. I leave the box in all the time because when we go on a day trip or to Grandkids baseball games, etc, I'm always using something from the storage.
I can't tell you how much this helped with all the crap we take when we travel.
I'll post a few of the pictures. Feel free to PM me if you have questions and I'll give you my personal contact information.