Sometimes you’ve got to make mistakes before you get it right. Take the choice of platform for your Jeep. I tried a couple alternate brands, convinced that I didn’t have to buy the good stuff. What a waste of time and money. I finally broke down and bought a Goose Gear full platform, and their fridge slider. I really wish I bought this brand in the beginning. Oh well, lesson learned.
The platform is made of extremely durable sealed plywood. They’ve got platforms that’ll fit perfectly into whatever vehicle you have. In my case, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the factory subwoofer, and with the rear cubby opening on the passenger side. It took a couple hours, but given the 65 pound total weight of the platform, wasn’t very difficult.
Lots of lockable cubby holes, which is very handy for securing stuff, as well as storing stuff that you don’t need to access all the time. Or stuff that you’d need to access after you’ve set up your tent and stuff.
The fridge slider was easy to bolt down, since the plate is designed for it to be mounted on either side of the back of the Jeep. I didn’t expect the slider to have a cutting board, since I already have a tailgate with one, but it offers some flexibility, which is always welcome when overlanding.
Speaking of bolting things down, I was very happy to find their platform uses reinforced 1/4″x20 threaded bolt holes, and plenty of them. A trip to Home Depot and I’ve got plenty of tie down loops and bungee cords for securing cargo.