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      The foundation of any quality vehicle storage solution begins with a solid base plate. This is important not just for obtaining a flat, level surface, but also to provide a safe and secure mounting platform that is physically anchored to the body of your vehicle; not just sitting on top of it. Whether driving off road or at freeway speeds, having heavy gear like fridge freezers and storage drawers safely anchored in your vehicle is always a good call, and the Goose Gear Plate System allows you to do just that. 

      What equipment can be mounted to the Goose Gear Base Plate in my 4Runner?

      Goose Gear Rear Cargo Plate Systems allow attachment of any Goose Gear Storage System, including Drawer Systems, IceBoxes, and CampKitchens using simple hand tools. Once the Base Plate System is installed, you can attach any of these modular components to the pre-drilled holes in the base plate. Plate Systems are also required in order to install Sleeping Platforms. The Rear Cargo Mounting Base Plate System is literally the base of any Goose Gear equipped vehicle storage build.

      PLEASE NOTE: Installation of a Goose Gear 4Runner Plate System requires removal of the carpeting and underlayment foam of your vehicle's rear cargo area. Factory accessories located in the rear cargo area (sliding trays, 3rd row seats) will need to be removed as well. Please see below for more information on installation.

      Rear Cargo Mounting Base Plate Technical Details

      Goose Gear fabricates their base plates by Line-X coating precision cut birch wood that is prepared using CNC schematics for the specific cargo area footprint of your vehicle. This results in a light weight (<35 lbs) yet strong and durable base. The computer controlled precision cutting includes slight variations that are dependent on factory options. Therefore please be sure to select the appropriate model and options for your vehicle, to ensure that base plate fits your cargo area as designed.

      PLEASE NOTE: All Goose Gear products are made to order, and depending on current demand, may take up to 10 weeks to manufacture. The average lead time is closer to 4 weeks, but this varies substantially throughout the year. We appreciate your understanding in providing us sufficient lead time for your order to be fulfilled and to get your vehicle in the shop for installation.

      Goose Gear Plate System Installation Requirements

      First and foremost, be sure you are selecting the correct base plate model to fit your vehicle. Goose Gear has lovingly crafted a precision-cut base plate to fit your rear cargo area like a glove once installed. Please double check you have selected the correct vehicle information from the drop downs above before proceeding. If you don't have a 4Runner or don't see your vehicle listed as an option, check our entire collection of Goose Gear products to get that custom fit for your vehicle. You may need to consider a more generic fitting option, like the Goose Gear Universal Rear Cargo Mounting Base Plate System.

      Installing the Goose Gear Plate System does NOT require any cutting or drilling into the body of your 4Runner. Instead, the Plate System is secured to the vehicle body by fastening to existing threaded inserts in the vehicle body. 

      PLEASE NOTE: Installation of a Goose Gear Plate System requires removal of the carpeting and underlayment foam of your vehicle's rear cargo area. Some plastic trim pieces also need to be removed.  If you have a 4Runner with a sliding rear cargo deck (cargo tray), or 3rd row seating, you'll have to take those out as well. The 3rd row delete version requires some minor trimming of the two side infill panels near the rear of the vehicle.

      At Rhino Adventure Gear we offer professional installation of all Goose Gear products. Please reach out to schedule a time for your install at either of our California shops located in the San Francisco Bay Area, or in SoCal at our shop in San Marcos, San Diego.  

      If you prefer to install your Base Plate yourself, we will ship it to your nearest US-based FedEx Freight location for free (please get in touch to take advantage of this option and we will help you identify an appropriate shipping location). Shipping to a residential address will involve additional costs.