adaviel
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How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:09 am

We recently got a 2016 Leaf SV, and it seems to be lacking places to put stuff (tiny glove box, no tool/tire compartment). I was looking at the optional cargo organizer for the rear, but our dealer doesn't have them in stock unless we order.

How robust are they - how much weight can you put on top ? Are they waterproof, or are they made of some soya board that will fall apart if it gets damp ?

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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:38 am

Here's what I recommend: Buy a good-sized duffel-type bag with lots of pockets. Here's my setup:

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I've put labels on the zippers: Glove compartment, Emergency, Manual, Food, etc. Works great and keeps thing out of sight.

The main compartment has jackets, a bluetooth keyboard, and bunch of other things. Note the spare tire on the right and the removed rear headrests.
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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:50 pm

The Leaf cargo organizer is an overpriced piece of junk. It also fits one way and only one way, so no chance for re-arranging to suit other stuff you might need to carry. Any recommendation from this forum is a better idea. I use one of those "milk crates" from Target or such. About $5.
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adaviel
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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:08 pm

PianoAl wrote:Here's what I recommend: Buy a good-sized duffel-type bag with lots of pockets. Here's my setup:
I'd probably do something like that, except our dog travels in the back. The organizer seemed like a good place to put charger, tow strap, booster cables etc. as well as hiding stuff from view (I made a cargo cover, but that won't work with the dog there).

adaviel
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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:19 pm

Well, I went and bought one through a dealer. The installation instructions (from nissan-techinfo.com) say "max load 150lbs". Our dog weighs only about 60. He seems happy enough sitting on some old carpet on top of the organizer.

I'm a bit annoyed that there's a large hole (gap) between the organizer and the rear seats, either with the seats up or down - the organizer is advertised as "creates a flat floor when the rear seats are folded". The picture on the nissan.ca MY13-LEAF.pdf is indistinct. The one at leeparts is what I was expecting, but what I got was like nissanusa. The installation instructions suggest tearing off the trim to fit a single restraining bolt; I'm not sure if I'll bother. I might make something to cover the gap; it's basically rectangular.

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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:11 pm

It sounds like Nissan did not change the shape to accommodate the 2013 and later design. It created a nice flat floor with the seats folded in a 2011 or 2012 (onboard charger was where the gap is on later models). Perhaps you could fabricate a wood or plastic box with a hinged lid to fill the gap between the organizer and the back of the seat.

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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am

Our 2015 came with one. At first I thought "whatever" but it's growing on me because it keeps things out of sight. The little space is where I put the shopping bags for the grocery store. Ours is not bolted--I don't understand how you'd get to the spare tire etc. if it were. It's turned into just one more thing that I love about our sweet LEAF.

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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:32 pm

I find the cargo organizer useful because I have to be able to haul my mother's walker/rollator and it gives me a flat surface (with the aforementioned gap) where I can put the folded walker.
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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:20 pm

Ours is not bolted--I don't understand how you'd get to the spare tire etc. if it were.
Nissan solved this for us by not including a spare tire of any sort. See several topics on 'How to Add a Spare Tire'.
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Re: How robust is the cargo organizer ?

Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:04 am

I have one. Don't leave anything heavy sitting on it.
There is a tool compartment on the drivers side. I can even get the tire jack in and out with the organizer in place. I use a jack from a 2000s nissan sentra.
I'm probably going to cut a peice of premium plywood to perch on the charging hump and trunk lip to keep the weight off.
If I had a non charging hump car I would just put the plywood over the cargo organizer.
But I use my leaf like a pickup.

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