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setter91 12-17-2011 12:28 PM

Semi-closed liftgate
Anyone have any ideas to close but not shut the liftgate? I have to pick up some wood that will prevent the liftgate from closing all the way. I don't have a trailer hitch but I do have a rear hook. I looked around the back of the liftgate but there is nothing to secre a strap or rope to. Any ideas?

J-rod 12-19-2011 02:51 AM

Re: Semi-closed liftgate
I work at a lumber mill and have hauled wood before that didnt fit in my jeep. What i did is take a tarp and put it down on top the the jeep across the cross rails. Once it was stacked I folded the tarp up over the wood and secured it down with some twine. Worked find for me. Just an Idea.

setter91 12-19-2011 09:02 AM

Re: Semi-closed liftgate
Thanks j-rod. I thought of that but I do not have the crossrails.

matthewandandrea 12-19-2011 10:57 AM

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If you're planning on putting the wood in the back of the back, I think the only thing you can do is to lay everything down, lay a blanket or something over the top of the wood, then lower the door and carefully take off.

I've had this come up before, and yeah, there's no way to strap down the door in a half-open position. Frustrating.

setter91 12-24-2011 10:16 AM

Re: Semi-closed liftgate
I need to replace closet and bedroom doors so the liftgate will not close.

lll2for3lll 12-24-2011 10:19 AM

Re: Semi-closed liftgate
You could remove the lift gate struts. That will help with tying it down.

antsjeep 12-24-2011 10:22 AM

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pop the rear glass and let what you need hang out the back. Use the cargo area tie downs and some bungie cords to secure your load.

lll2for3lll 12-24-2011 10:24 AM

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I was going to say the same thing but what he has might not be able to fit the the window.

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