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How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi all. I need to pick up a long umbrella thingy and it will hang out the back of the leaf. I looked at using a bungy cord but can't see where to connect it to the hatch side with out worries of ripping off the panel or something. Anybody have to bungy their hatch closed before??

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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:48 pm

When I carry long items, I close the hatch and put the item out the passenger window up front..

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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:53 pm

It's difficult at best. I've carried some 10 ft conduit and once a water heater. The water heater just fit but the conduit hung out the back and the hatch bounced up and down the whole way home even with a bungee (that never really worked)
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:51 pm

Take the S-hook of your bungee strap and push it against the catch in your hatch, until it locks. Now you've got a super strong holding point. Note to unlock the lock you may need to pull on the bungee strap while pushing the UNLOCK button on your hatch. Do NOT, repeat do NOT just slide the hook out and then try and slam the hatch shut with the lock still locked! You'll break something for sure or bend your catch. Note I generally hook the other end of the bungee to the heavy loop that the hatch latch normally locks around :)
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:17 pm

jjeff wrote:Take the S-hook of your bungee strap and push it against the catch in your hatch, until it locks. Now you've got a super strong holding point. Note to unlock the lock you may need to pull on the bungee strap while pushing the UNLOCK button on your hatch. Do NOT, repeat do NOT just slide the hook out and then try and slam the hatch shut with the lock still locked! You'll break something for sure or bend your catch. Note I generally hook the other end of the bungee to the heavy loop that the hatch latch normally locks around :)


Awesome. I'll give it a try. Thanks man. Love this forum.
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

I'll second what Jeff said, I did the exact same thing recently - hooking a bungee to the lock latch. I stretched the other end of the bungee to hook onto the child safety restraint.

I'm still not exactly sure what actually worked to unlock it, lol. I know I pressed the unlock button on the keyless remote which didn't work. I tried a few things, maybe it was first closing all doors and locking everything using the remote, then unlocking?
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:08 am


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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:18 am

Jeff your method worked perfectly...and now we have a big ass umbrella in ur back yard patio. YUDAMAN Jeff. Thanks
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:31 am

So I know for next time, how did you get the latch to unlock? Did you first remove the bungee before unlocking the latch, or after?
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Re: How do you bungy the hatch closed when carrying long objects.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:39 am

Foschas wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5rqgEzyVlBM

:lol: They've got just about anything one can think of on Youtube!
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Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

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