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affordable cargo divider: loading zone or merikor spacepac?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by neil1967, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    neil1967

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    So, don't want to sink the $230 in the OEM cargo divider, and wondering if anyone's had experience with one or both of the Loading Zone Cargo Gate or the Merikor Spacepac dividers? The Loading Zone one seems to be a bit more well built, but I've read some reviews that say the bottom shifts around a bit where it contacts the bed floor. The Merikor Spacepac, on the other hand, claims that isn't a problem for theirs since theirs doesn't contact the bed floor at all. That said, it seems the Loading Zone gate will work more easily around the wheel wells than the Merikor one...Both are around the same price ($100 to $110).

    So, if anyone has owned either, I'd appreciate hearing what you think!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 3, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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    I have the loading zone and hate it. It was a birthday gift from my better half so I can't just sell it or throw it away.
    The bottom does shift around a lot. I hate how it connects to the bed. It doesn't hold any weight at all. I tried using rope and everything and its a pain.
    I really wish she would have spent the extra money on the OEM one.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    I was afraid of that. I'd read some reviews about it that said the same thing. I won't tell you about how I saw an OEM one on ebay, but the guy said in the ad it was only for 2010, and I emailed him saying, "Are you sure?" and he writes back AFTER SOMEONE ELSE BOUGHT IT, "Oh no, it'll fit 2005 - 2010. He wanted $130 and I blew it! Might wait it out or get that Spacepac thing...
     
  5. Jul 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    yeah, generally a 05+ part will fit if the beds the same length...
     
  6. Jul 5, 2011 at 1:30 AM
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    Front window tint, Top Line Bed extender, window vents shades, bug deflector, tool box, Magnaflow full catback exhaust, K&N air filter, weather tech floor liners front and rear, cargo bed divider.
    Keep a check on craigslist I picked up a factory one for 125.00, the guy bought a cover and it would not work for him so he had to let it go.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    Yeah, I've been checking craigslist, too. I'm in a bit of a time crunch, and I'm still kicking myself for not just buying that ebay one. Oh well...
     
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