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Old 20 Mar 2016, 10:00 pm
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Default Rear Shelf removal and install

How the @!@#$%^&54!!! is that rear shelf supposed to be maneuvered around to the various positions? Do you have to fold the rear seats down?

I was able to remove it but could not get it to stand straight up behind the seats so I gave up. Now I can't get it back in. It seems too big, and all I end up doing is scuffing up the interior with the rubber bumpers.

Help!
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Old 20 Mar 2016, 10:02 pm
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Calm down and take your time. I've had mine in several positions since I got it. I was showing a young kid today at church today how many things you can do with it and had zero problems. It fits, you just need to take your time.
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Old 20 Mar 2016, 10:06 pm
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To stand up, the seats have to be folded down & tilted up or removed. All other positions can be done with the seats up.
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Old 20 Mar 2016, 10:48 pm
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Old 21 Mar 2016, 06:38 am
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Default Re: Rear Shelf removal and install

The problem is that the rubber ends seem to swell a little over time and make the fit very snug. But it loosens up with use.

Just pull up on the back of the shelf and then pull back toward you. When the front comes loose, pull up again. Then put Armor All on the rubber ends and it will work better.
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Old 21 Mar 2016, 07:59 am
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Maybe your shelf doesn't have the instruction sticker affixed.

Mine didn't but with help from the Forum I was supplied a copy of it that I down loaded, sizes and glued to the rear shelf where the original sticker was.

It's not only a four position shelf or back stop but a picnic table. The highest setting hides lower storage and allows for two level utility. The intermediate setting is for taller items on the shelf. I use the lower setting to protect the rear carpet. When it's vertically installed it functions as a back stop for loads you don't want banging into the back of the rear seats.Yahoo With it set as a picnic table, that's where I usually serve my cheese sammiches or road kill after I grill them on my vanity cover!

When all else fails, follow instruction on the sticker.

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Old 21 Mar 2016, 11:10 am
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Calm down and take your time. I've had mine in several positions since I got it. I was showing a young kid today at church today how many things you can do with it and had zero problems. It fits, you just need to take your time.
Well, I was only half-kidding about being angry.

Yes, I do have the sticker and yes I know all the positions, but it seems that once you wrangle it out of the rear hatch it's darn near impossible to get back in easily. It's too wide to wiggle around and get back into position.

Maybe folding the seats is the best way.

I'll figure it out - thanks!
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Old 21 Mar 2016, 11:12 am
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When in doubt try the missionary position. It always works!

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Old 12 Apr 2016, 09:22 pm
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Well, if you look at my post from the other day, in the "What did you do ... " section, I figured it out. The shelf goes in if you leave it level, and slide it in just above the mounts. I was trying to tilt it lengthwise between the rear pillars and it doesn't fit that way ...



Duh.
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Old 21 May 2016, 11:55 pm
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You can also use the shelf as a table, for tailgating.

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