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I put a 2 foot x 4 foot piece of 3/4 inch plywood in the cargo area behind the 3rd row seats to make the area even with the lift gate. The board fits perfectly and can be removed easily if the seats need stored or I need the full cargo space. It also provides a hidden storage area underneath. My Grand Caravan had an optional shelf that we had installed, but there wasn't anything available yet that I could find for the Pacifica. (The board was available already cut at a home improvement store. I also bought a thin board the same size for on top of the plywood for a smoother finish.)
 

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I'm not sure about attaching photos. The grain on the edge of the plywood shows when the lift gate is opened. The board slopes a little (maybe about an 1 inch) toward the back seats. There is less than 1/4 inch gap on the sides. The board is not attached to anything, it just rests on the four corners that you see in the cargo area. (This may not be a perfect solution, but it works for me since I didn't want to have to lift my wheeled teacher box out of the cargo well every day.) Hope that helps.
 

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Make sure you secure the board!
 

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Make sure you secure the board!
I used flat bungee cords to secure the boards after seeing your suggestion in 2016. Thanks.
This shelf/lid is a temporary solution that can be taken out when not needed.
If children have access to the cargo area you may need to consider the benefit of a shelf vs the risk of someone hiding under the board and getting trapped somehow.
 

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Do you still have any pictures? Just to get an idea of what you are talking about. Okay we are not expecting an OEM finish BTW.


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