Rik

Dog space

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Hey folks! New to the forum. I just bought a '19 base model with a stick, so I can hopefully tow it behind our RV. I also wanted something to put my dogs in for a ride...and to allow them to fit I modded the rear space. I removed the seats and belt anchors, then traced out a pattern and got some plywood. After I cut the wood I taped the sides so as not to scratch up the plastic interior bits, then installed some foam mat material. Finally, I found a perfect sized dog hammock/cargo cover that spans the front seat backs and the entire cargo floor space as well as the rear doors. Now I can fit two of my larger dogs somewhat comfortably! 

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Dang you really went for it... I'm just going to buy a bigger car...

I wish the seats folded down flat like most vehicles.  I don't understand the nearly half up approach... not super helpful.  

Yours sounds cool though! 

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I have a big suv for longer trips with multiple dogs...a VW Atlas that folds completely flat. I once had a Honda Fit, which also folded all the way flat, and flat towed even with an automatic. I should never have sold it! I got the Spark with a GM discount, and at least it was way cheaper than a Honda and lighter...and with the mods I made I can fit two dogs. 

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The rear seats DO fold down flat...at least they do on my '14.  You have to remove the headrests, then lift and flip forward the seat bottom, then the rear seatbacks fold flat.  I have done that to haul my 120lb. Newfoundland around.

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Just to reply to the above comment, in my 14, the seats come out, and that's how we get it flat. Took some learning, but eventually it worked! That's how we transport with our dog. Pull one seat down and then make it flat. 

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