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Old 08-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife decided she wants the variable boot floor. Price online : 105 fitted. Price at dealer 126, not fitted ....

Anyway I took it, as she wanted it now, and fitted it myself. Fitting is so simple, all the holes etc pre-drilled. Took me 5 minutes including finding out how to do it ...

Now it's in, she loves it, and I will admit I thought it was a waste of money, but it does keep the boot nice and tidy. We have attached some Velcro strips to the underside of the items we always have in the boot, so now they all have their place under the false floor !
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Can you post some pictures of how you use it.

I got the silly folding false floor on my RD as I wanted a spare (250 for both options is a stupid amount for a space saver I hopefully will never use but better safe than sorry etc) and I ave yet to work out how it could be useful, I have removed it and have it sotd int he garage at the moment as need the extra room in the boot.

Out of interest as you have fitted yours yourself, how do I remove the plastic supports to get a little bit more usable space in the boot?
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Can you post some pictures of how you use it.

I got the silly folding false floor on my RD as I wanted a spare (250 for both options is a stupid amount for a space saver I hopefully will never use but better safe than sorry etc) and I ave yet to work out how it could be useful, I have removed it and have it sotd int he garage at the moment as need the extra room in the boot.

Out of interest as you have fitted yours yourself, how do I remove the plastic supports to get a little bit more usable space in the boot?
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The fitting instructions are here : http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...2485-1/NOTHING
The side plastic supports just clip into the pre-drilled holes. I would guess inserting a screwdriver into each one and unclip it. It was really easy going in, not so sure how you will find it taking it out .

For the usage, we have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, spare blankets, and a few odds and ends that we always keep in our car. In the Skoda we hid most of it in the endless supply of hidden storage areas, but V40 does not have it. This collection of stuff takes up about half of the floorspace in the boot so having the other floor on top of it lets us reclaim the floorspace.

It's only two of us, so we have plenty of space even with the variable floor in place.
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Thanks for the link I will have a play.

I can see the benefits of the false floor but have you tried the folding mechanism, that is what I can't fathom out, it is only any good if you normally have a completely empty boot and then go and get a take away (I can't think of anything else that would be light enough for the hangers and that should be kept upright)
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The bags don't generally hang on the hooks, they still sit on the floor but the hooks just hold them in place. The hooks can take 5kg on the side, and 3 kg on the centre one. When just holding it in place that is actually quite a lot.

I don't think we will use them a lot. We wanted it to hide the items more than anything ...
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What I was impressed with was the quality/strength of the materials used it is about 0.5" thick mdf, usally they have a really thin bit of board that is only slightly stronger than cardboard that collapses as soon as you look at putting something heavy on it
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What I was impressed with was the quality/strength of the materials used it is about 0.5" thick mdf, usally they have a really thin bit of board that is only slightly stronger than cardboard that collapses as soon as you look at putting something heavy on it
Indeed the quality of the materials used by Volvo are definitely to a high standard. Much better than the Renault, Nissan or Skoda cars I have owned since moving to the UK in 2002.
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Could you tell me if it is possible to hide spare wheel under standard boot floor, without ordering variable boot floor?
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I have the standard floor, and yes, there is properly designed spare wheel area underneath. I haven't measured it, but feel sure it would the right size for just a space saver rather than a full wheel.
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I asked this at a dealership on Saturday. Essentially, if you have a single exhaust model, the spare wheel fits under the standard boot floor, and the flexible floor is optional. If you have a double exhaust and opt for the spare wheel, the flexible load floor is a compulsory extra in order to give a flat surface in the boot.

I didn't need the floor, but decided to go for it anyway. 100 is nothing compared to the total cost of the car and I like the idea of having an out-of-the-way space to put all the junk needed for driving in Europe.

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