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OK, I just finished installing the cargo liner in my FOUR HOUR OLD MAHOGANY MDX 188!!!! :D :D :D :D (sorry, got a little over-excited!)

Anyway, I have a couple of questions:

1) What are the velcro pads on the top (roughly above the storage compartment) for?

2) Is there an easier way to get the cargo apron attached, or am I just uncoordinated? I nearly ripped my fingers off getting the second side looped over the hook!

Thanks!

Bill
 

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Cyclone,

I haven't figured out what those velco pads are for. The dealer was no help, and there's no mention of them in the installation instructions. Maybe they're for securing items with velcro straps...

You're right about the apron. It helps if you warm it up. I think it's tight to prevent it from getting too loose with time.
 

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Yes, what ARE those for?

I have had the same observations; what are the velcro pads for? and boy, that apron loop is tough to slip over the hook.

Pic of liner for those who don't know what we are talking about.
 

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this is timely...

I'm about 10 days out from the car's arrival (wahoo!), and am trying to decide on the interior accessories. I would like to protect the back as much as possible, but have already ruled out the cargo tray, because it looks like it has to be removed in order to access the 3rd row seat - which could be a problem if we're out somewhere and want to add passengers. The cargo liner seems like a good alternative, because it looks as though it could be removed and folded up if you want to open the 3rd seat. But is this really more that just a $200 black fitted sheet? :confused:
 

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The cargo liner is in some ways essentially a fitted sheet, but it's a)made of a heavier canvas-type material, and b)really accounts for every nook and cranny in the car (i.e. fits around the rear storage compartments, leaves holes for the tie-down hooks, etc.). We have a dog and it definitely does a great job of protecting everything in the back.

Most of the cargo trays seem to roll up for storage behind the third row of seats, so you could definitely still get that and not be stuck if you need to take extra passengers. It would be much faster to put in place than the cargo liner which takes a few minutes of work to get on.
 

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Most of the cargo trays seem to roll up for storage behind the third row of seats, so you could definitely still get that and not be stuck if you need to take extra passengers. It would be much faster to put in place than the cargo liner which takes a few minutes of work to get on.
Rolled up? - Now, that I didn't know. Admittedly, I've only seen pictures of the tray, but for some reason I assumed it was rigid enough to where it would need to be removed from the back area. Guess I'll have to rethink this, because I don't have the dog issue.

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Cargo tray rollup

Look in the sixth picture of this thread for a picture of the cargo tray rolled up. I also saw reference to the Weathertech tray being rollable as well.
 

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Cargo liner

Cyclone

My dealer refuses to sell the cargo liner. He says they can't get it to fit correctly and they don't want to mess with it. They also say this for the nose mask.

Other than not knowing what the velcro straps are for, did the liner fit correctly.

Anyone had trouble with the nose mask? How else can you keep the front of the car free of rock nicks?

Thanks,
 

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Cargo liner fit

The liner fits great, although it is a tight fit (probably by design) to get the cargo apron hooked. I'm surprised by what the dealer says... I don't have any experience with the nose mask.
 

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cyclone said:
Look in the sixth picture of this thread for a picture of the cargo tray rolled up. I also saw reference to the Weathertech tray being rollable as well.
Thank, cyclone, that's perfect - exactly what I needed to know. Sure am glad I asked; somehow I assumed the tray was more rigid - like a pickup liner, or one of those office chair mats. But, this looks like it will work great.

Thanx all. Reason number 37 why this site is fabulous!
 

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Yes the liner fits fine and as replied earlier, it is the apron that is a bit tough to 'hook' into place - certainly on purpose so that as it naturally stretches it will still look neat.

As far as front end protection, I HIGHLY recommend 3M Scotchcal protection - do a search on 3M, Scotchcal, invisible bra, Autobahnd,Stongard etc etc,
 

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Cyclone

My dealer refuses to sell the cargo liner. He says they can't get it to fit correctly and they don't want to mess with it. They also say this for the nose mask.

Other than not knowing what the velcro straps are for, did the liner fit correctly.

Anyone had trouble with the nose mask? How else can you keep the front of the car free of rock nicks?

Thanks,
Your dealer's a fool, because:
a) he doesn't know what he's talking about; and
b) he's missing out on sales.

I obtained the OEM liner and nose mask from my dealer. Couldn't ask for a better fit for either of them. Don't let that idiot dealer tell you otherwise. Send your business to Tim!
 

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Nose Mask & Cargo Tray/Liner Alternative

fvince,

I have the nose mask and it does a good job of protecting the nose. So far I have only one pit that occured before I got the mask.

There is another thread on the mask.
In summary the first time you put it on it is very hard to do. Some tips include:
Clean the area really well and wax/Z it so that it is smooth and slippery.
Heat the mask in the sun for an hour or so.
Have someone help you install it.

After it has been on for a few days you can easily remove and install it yourself.

I looked at the cargo tray and liner and decided to stick with my old standby ... a blue tarp that I bought for my Accord HB back in 82.
Since the MDX is considerably larger, I'll have to buy a bigger one.
When I haul long pieces of wood, I fold down the seats from the passenger in front all the way to the back, spread out the tarp and slide the wood in. I use bungee cords to hold things together and to anchor it to the MDX. The tarp protects all the seats (including the front passenger).
For big bulky items, I would spread out the tarp so that it covers the floor, sides, and seat back. From the hatch, I would pull it towards the opening, load stuff onto the tarp, as far as I can and push it into the back without climbing in. I would then walk around to the door, climb in and pull the tarp and items toward the front of the car. Similarly, when I am unloading, I pull the tarp towards the rear to reach the items that were loaded in front.
This works well for items that aren't so heavy that the tarp would rip.
When not it use, the tarp can be rolled/folded up.
 

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I completely agree with those who did not have any trouble with liner fitting. More over, - it's tight, but perfect. I got it from Tim and installed in minutes.
 

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Cargo Liner ....

Cargo Liner does fit like a glove [actually, more like a surgical glove]. Assuming you are a tad bit more coordinated than I am, you will find it easy to install [I had trouble getting the tabs into the side storage trays and, like everyone else, truely challenged with the back flap loops]. We love it [we got it because of our 4-legged kids]. Order if from www.hondacuraworld.com unless you feel you haven't paid enough for your MDX yet!! :)
 

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Ok Guys,
Im confused here. Which cargo liner or tray to buy. Gimme a brand name or the OEM from H/A world??? Which one dont I have to modify for the nets to fit. I would like the one that holds 16 ton of Lab hair and 2 Gal of water. LOL Just kidding.
Is the HUSKY a good one?? Does it Fit. I have them in my 93 GMC truck and love um.. Help gettin my X fix in 10 days.
thanx
 

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Liner or tray

I'm using both. The cargo liner (OEM is only one available as far as I know) is installed most of the time so I can easily cart Mocha (see my picture) around without fear of carpet stains. I also have the Husky cargo tray (got Husky because it's saddle-colored) which I will use when carrying potentially messy loads. The cargo liner would not be of much use for an actual spill, but would be fine for muddy tennis shoes, dog paws, etc. (and will protect the sides as well as the carpet). The cargo liner has cut-outs for the rings for the separation net; the Husky tray has "tabs" which can be cut off to expose the rings.
 

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Liner or Tray

We bought the OEM liner & separation net to accomodate our 4 dogs. The liner is great for this purpose [light to medium protection of floor, seat back, AND quarter panels], we are pleased.

If I wanted to carry very wet and/or sharp ... items, I would invest in a tray [doesn't look like the liner would do well for either.
 

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OEM liner and tray are the answers. Very pleased with both of them. They have different uses, as pointed out above. I leave the liner in all the time (I don't use the 3rd row seats but, if I had to, it's easy to undo the liner) and insert the tray when hauling wet or potentially wet items, e.g., dog coming out of the river...OEM stuff is great, since everything fits. My interior is black, so colour's not an issue for me.

Get the stuff from Tim: save yourself a bundle and enjoy the great service!
 

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I bought the Husky liner at Nordleth.com for $66+ shipping. Works great.
Also got a wind deflector for the moonroof and it really cuts down on the wind noise. Wind deflector screws aren't long enough, though. They need to be 1/4" longer--had to make a trip to the hardware store.
 
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