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Hi everyone...

Just picked up my new 2011 Equinox last week. I was looking at the cargo area and the hatch in particular. I noticed that there didn't seem to be any place on the hatch that you could attach a rope or bungee to to keep it down if you have something long you are hauling, like some 2x4s etc.

Just wondering what others have done to secure their hatches in such cases.

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You can find a metal D ring the same diameter as the striker for the lift gate and push it into the latch until it locks and grabs it. Put your rope through the D ring. Push the button on the handle to release it.
 

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pawjr74 said:
You can find a metal D ring the same diameter as the striker for the lift gate and push it into the latch until it locks and grabs it. Put your rope through the D ring. Push the button on the handle to release it.
That's a great idea there...
I wouldn't do it, but I love the concept
Great thinking :thumb: :thumb:
 

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pawjr74 said:
You can find a metal D ring the same diameter as the striker for the lift gate and push it into the latch until it locks and grabs it. Put your rope through the D ring. Push the button on the handle to release it.
Great solution ! The same d-ring is probably usable on most of the cars in my fleet..
 

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Thanks for your comments...

I had seen a similar solutions posted for other cars.

I gave it a try, and it does the trick. You don't specifically need a D-ring, a full ring will work. I wouldn't go off-roading or drive across Canada set up that way, but it it will get you home from Home Depot!!!

I used a metal ring with a rope tied to it, and put a loop in one end of the rope. I can then attach a bungee cord to the loop and secure it to the D-Ring - I like using the bungee as it helps absorb any jolts that may occur. I also use a cushion to protect the hatch.

Would have been easier if GM simply added an attachment point on the hatch. Oh well...

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I tried a $0.79 carabiner I picked up at Harbor Freight. It works perfect. It holds tight and releases easily when you hit the open button on the remote...in fact, it almost spits it out.
 
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