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Anyone done this bearing in mind i do not have a 90degree rear opening door? :unsure: THANKS IN ANTICIPATION + yes Bothy that will give me a 6 door rav with 3 extra hinges :rolleyes:

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I have had full lengths of coving in my RAV... 2 Metres which is a touch over your 78" door, but it was resting on the dash - that 2' 6" width will be a problem I think ? don't think the RAV4.3 is that much bigger then the RAV4.2 to make it work.

One way which I have seen people deal with doors is to have it stick through the sunroof for the extra length? that a possibility?

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GOOD IDEA MATE will have a measure up, only going a couple of miles so sunroof might do it. just need a dry day now.. :lol::lol:

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....Now that's what I call a high tech measuring tape - just ask the web. :lol:

All over the country, people are hunting out the tape measure as we speak......................

I make it about 3ft 7" ish between the boot wheel-well intrusions and just shy of 5ft from the back of the front seats to the rear door....... but I am using the tape in the dark and my eyesight is not what is was 20 years ago. :rolleyes:

Angled some how.........?

90 degree checkstrap from Kingo? :D

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I presume you didn't get the optional side rails in your XT4 that are standard on the XT3? (how did that logic work out??)

If you happen to have side rails, then a couple of pieces of wood laid across as cross-bars work prefectly in conjunction with some decent straps for occasional use.

I think you can also knock out the centre kingpin (is that the right name?) from the checkstrap to allow it unrestricted opening and then tap it back later

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It will fit easily if you cut it up the centre first.

...and you could hinge the two pieces together.........gawd, I shouldn't have said that..........

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This was supposed to be a simple Question. :lol::lol::lol: Thought someone may have done it before :D

(1) its persisting down here in Manchester + measuring doesn't really tell you if it will go thru the door..

(2) Checkstrap =£60 prob cost £10 delivery

(3) Yes i have roof rails, but am i not mistaken, a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof?

(4) Anchs how come everyone except me gets a sensible answer off you :lol::lol::lol:

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(3) Yes i have roof rails, but am i not mistaken, a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof?

I would definately go for the roofrail option and some cross braces. Worked fine when I was in Ireland with an Audi estate ;)

a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof? I lost a wardrobe today off my Roofrack :) you a mind reader???

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(3) Yes i have roof rails, but am i not mistaken, a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof?

I would definately go for the roofrail option and some cross braces. Worked fine when I was in Ireland with an Audi estate ;)

a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof? I lost a wardrobe today off my Roofrack :) you a mind reader???

The one i had in mind was a surfboard I think :unsure: Hoovie was there any damage? Was anyone in the wardrobe? Because Anchs keeps threatening to come out of the closet.. :lol: Seriously hope there was no damage mate :oops:
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Stew, dont know if this helps, but I picked up one of these at Ikea Glasgow, and delivered it to my niece who lives

just outside Preston -

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10121252

I had to drop the passenger side rear seat, fully recline the front passenger seat and put it in at an angle. It was a very

tight squeeze and at the risk of damaging my upholstery would not do it again. The wife had to sit in the seat behind me

for the full journey :rolleyes: (back seat drivers :lol: )

The sizes convert to 29 1/2" X 65".

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(3) Yes i have roof rails, but am i not mistaken, a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof?

I would definately go for the roofrail option and some cross braces. Worked fine when I was in Ireland with an Audi estate ;)

a certain member damaged his rav with something sliding off the roof? I lost a wardrobe today off my Roofrack :) you a mind reader???

The one i had in mind was a surfboard I think :unsure: Hoovie was there any damage? Was anyone in the wardrobe? Because Anchs keeps threatening to come out of the closet.. :lol: Seriously hope there was no damage mate :oops:

I put the front strap on badly without realising it - I strapped all the bits together (flat pack wardrobe) together, BUT didn't strap it to the cross bar, so it was catching the wind and lifting up :rolleyes:

Saw it doing it, pulled over and THEN as I got out the car and stood looking, it all fell off :blush:

No one injured, no damage done to car - however, wardrobe WAS going to a charity recycler BUT ended up in the tip :(

So Moral of story is: don't be a plank like Hoovie and check what you're doing!

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STU, why not just buy the stable type doors..then your know their fit in the boot with minimal fuss....

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On a general note, the boot space in the RAV4s are amazing spacious (just thought I would throw that comment in ;) )

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LH - I thought it was a subtle hint that you need yer roof bars back...

but now I realise that you have a serious problem with yer hinges - and to disguise that fact, yer buying new hinges attached tae a door.

Dae yersel a favour - remove the hinges and chuck the door away!

If need be, I can fit the roof rails on number 1 and be down in an hour to pick up and deliver......

wait a minute - a hackney will carry anything :lol: :lol: :lol: Just hang it oot the boot!

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I'm going to stick my neck out and say YES. Have just been out to measure mine. 2'6" is pretty much the width of the front passenger seat plus a bit, so if you flatten the back seats and the front pax seat it will sit flat-ish or you could even angle it if necessary towards the driver. (Probably a good idea, lean it onto the centre armrest/console after padding with old jumper, stop it sliding around). And 78in takes you from the back door centre up to about the handbrake. Given that as soon as you angle it some way it makes the dimensions shorter, I think you should be OK. Only problem is I suppose the front pax seat doesn't go very flat which means the door will point up towards your windscreen - no hard braking now! Sorry it's midnight and I can't be bothered to go and take our kiddie seats out to start playing with seat folding configurations, but hope this helps!

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On the RAV4.2 (no first-hand knowledge of 4.3 ), pulling the front seats to it's most forward setting and removing the head rest will allow the seat back to go back all the way and be flush with the rear seat base.

Whether that information is useful or not is another matter!!

What I tend to do with carrying long loads inside the car (and I do tend to use the RAV as a Van quite a bit is fold the front passenger seat back and then bring it up to once the load is in as an extra 'central' support - and then ALWAYS use a strap to keep it on the passenger side and prevent it sliding into the drivers head - very important!!!

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- and then ALWAYS use a strap to keep it on the passenger side and prevent it sliding into the drivers head - very important!!!

Why ?

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Do you know i really must apologise for this topic although its really made me laugh :lol: I just thought in my simple way, out off all our members someone would answer Yes i have done it, Or no i have tried it + it won't go in..We are now on the 18th answer, and bless you people all over the country possibly the world are running around with tape measures measuring their ravs, and if any of our American friends are joining in then i have to say your ravs are longer than ours. Thanks to everyone but i won't be getting the door till the new year, and wickes will deliver or i could also borrow a van, incidently i have carried 8ft 2.4mtr lengths in my rav its the 30" width thru the door that may be a problem..My nearest door stockist is only 11/2m away, I bet local Heroine could carry it that far at a pinch :g::g:

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Do you know i really must apologise for this topic although its really made me laugh :lol: I just thought in my simple way, out off all our members someone would answer Yes i have done it, Or no i have tried it + it won't go in..We are now on the 18th answer, and bless you people all over the country possibly the world are running around with tape measures measuring their ravs, and if any of our American friends are joining in then i have to say your ravs are longer than ours. Thanks to everyone but i won't be getting the door till the new year, and wickes will deliver or i could also borrow a van, incidently i have carried 8ft 2.4mtr lengths in my rav its the 30" width thru the door that may be a problem..My nearest door stockist is only 11/2m away, I bet local Heroine could carry it that far at a pinch :g::g:

interesting....

what would she do for 2 pinches I wonder? Answers on a postcard!

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Morning LH

I took a single bed (which broke down into headboard, footboard and a frame that must have been 78" by 36") plus two single matresses in my Rav4.3, ended up puting the bed frame on the roof and having to slightly squidge the matresses into the vehicle but had to take the front seat out (caution airbag)

I couldn't get the frame into the car.... The roof curved down and you would be in serious danger of b*ggering the headlining

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Where there's a will......................

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If your worried about the check strap take a 10mm spanner and udo this bolt;

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put the door in and refasten the bolt when you have the door in.

See stewpot thats why train drivers don't need the "knowledge"!!!

Now when you get the door home, thats when you need to saw it in half or how else would you get it out?

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Where there's a will......................

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I Bet he's got one of those signs on the back. IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS I CAN'T SEE YOU... :D :D

Thanks everyone for your Helpful :unsure: + very Humorous replies I thought i would get one answer not 2pages and we have remained on topic, must be a rav section record :lol::lol:

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I Bet he's got one of those signs on the back. IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS I CAN'T SEE YOU... :D :D

Oh, OK. I thought it was spy shots of Toyota's new up and coming Airbag rollover protection system. :unsure:

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Where there's a will......................

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It's the Toyota Mars lander!

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In an unrelated comment, one of our Green Party senators (from the Seanad, the upper house of the Dail (Parliament) here) was waxing lyrically about vehicle emissions the other day, and referred to the "Toyota Protocol". He got into his Kyoto Prius and drove home afterwards........

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