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Just recently bought a 2011 Nox LS and was thinking about adding a cargo security shade as a
after thought. Looking for opinions as to what anyone reading this thinks about adding a cargo security shade.
It appears that the track for the cargo shade is in place in the Nox. We found third party cargo security shade
for less then the GM version. Wondering if the third party shades are as good as what GM offers.


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Who makes the aftermarked shade and how much less is it?

Do you have a link to the website?
 

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Does the LS have the cut outs for the shade? Behind the back seat are recessed cut outs to hold the shade and a recessed track at the rear to hold the shade when closed.
 

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Butch65 said:
Just recently bought a 2011 Nox LS and was thinking about adding a cargo security shade as a
after thought. Looking for opinions as to what anyone reading this thinks about adding a cargo security shade.
It appears that the track for the cargo shade is in place in the Nox. We found third party cargo security shade
for less then the GM version. Wondering if the third party shades are as good as what GM offers.


:)
Mine will probably end up stored in the basement, that and the cargo net across the back. Both items are in the way every time I want to haul anything of any size. As dark as the windows are it's pretty hard to see anything in the back anyway, especially at night. When we travel we take anything of any value in the motel with us. One of the guys at the garage made the remark that if someone could see in the back and seen the shade pulled they would know for sure you had something there you were trying to hide. That might be true.
 

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Don B said:
That might be true.
it might be...and then there is...

"out of sight / out of mind" ;)
 

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I'm with Don on this one, at least my wife is. Now it's laying on the floor behind the front seats. Guess I'll take it to the garage next.
We never leave anything back there in the first place. Go to store...... buy "something"....... go home....... take "something" out and bring into house.
I suppose if you don't have anyplace to store it, I'd just leave it on. If you want one, maybe someone that doesn't want theirs will sell it to you for a good price. ;)
 

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I use the cover at times. Most of the time it's open so I can get things in and out. Also, if it's open, does not block the speaker.
 

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rickbb63 said:
I use the cover at times. Most of the time it's open so I can get things in and out. Also, if it's open, does not block the speaker.
We have the GM security shade and while it has uses and has been used several times, I find it limited in function. You can't put large items in with it or pile things above it. Also it's in the way if you want to use space in front of it. So most of the time it's sitting unused behind the seat.
 

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Ours remains installed but retracted most of the time. I find it helpful when traveling for when you make a food stop. You can't bring everything into the restaurant!

But this is not a vehicle specific preference. Lots of SUVs, wagons and hatchbacks have some sort of cargo shade or cover, and they all have pretty much the same drawbacks and limitations. We test drove a Subaru before buying the Nox, and you could store its cargo shade under the rear floor--very cool.
 

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My '97 Taurus came with the cargo shade on a roll. Very tightly wound and taught when in place, I've rarely ever used it. Usually what I'm doing is yanking it out of the car and laying it behind the front seats on the floorboards so I can flatten the back seats to increase the cargo area (for my lawn tools). As mentioned previously, although the shade LOOKS nice and clean when in place, it cuts the available volume into a low-profile, mostly unusable space. It would be fine to cover something uniform like a bunch of books. I'm not even sure it could cover groceries without striking something tall - like a 1-liter bottle of soda!

But speaking of cargo areas, before I settled on the Equinox over the Traverse, I had to do my famous "luggage test" on the cargo hold of an Equinox sitting on a local dealer's lot. This is where I take my standard family luggage to the dealership (plus any unusual items like my son's bass) and ask to fit them into the cargo area to see how (if) they fit. So far, my luggage set has been used successfully in both my Taurus (standing vertically) then my Impala (laying flat in the trunk). When I tested it in the Equinox, it became clear that some of the items would sit higher than the rear seatbacks (which is an obvious problem), and the bass would require the back seat to be moved forward most of the way.

My plan with the luggage set was (is) to anchor some kind of heavy netting (or anchorable tarp) back there to keep anything above the seatbacks from flying forward during any sudden stops.

Has anybody done anything like this with their Equinox? It LOOKS like there are two sets of anchor points of some kind back there that could be used (although they might not be intended for the purpose I have in mind).
 

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Colt Hero said:
My plan with the luggage set was (is) to anchor some kind of heavy netting (or anchorable tarp) back there to keep anything above the seatbacks from flying forward during any sudden stops.

Has anybody done anything like this with their Equinox? It LOOKS like there are two sets of anchor points of some kind back there that could be used (although they might not be intended for the purpose I have in mind).
How about a dog barrier?
 

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