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Flat Load Floor in 2012 Crew Cab

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:30 PM
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Default Flat Load Floor in 2012 Crew Cab

I recently purchased a 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. I was hoping I could get some advice regarding how to create a flat floor. I am working on creating a flat floor for my 90lb german shepard for long trips.

I know that there is a MOPAR flat load cargo floor that can be attached to the rear seats. however with a crew cab - it appears that this floor would not reach the front row seats. Any ideas?

I have no problem creating some from scratch, but I was hoping some folks may have ideas or pictures of thier solutions to help the design process.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:30 AM
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Find someone that has a flat floor option in their truck, copy it, make it longer so that it will come up to your front seats. The guys around here are building flat floors for their crew cabs out of 3/8ths plywood and buying the exact type carpet at walmart to cover them. Cutting the plywood in half and adding hindges so that they`ll fold up and store them under the rear seat just like the OEM flat floors do. Its either that or buy your dog a special blanket and a dog mattress (to put on the seats) for him/her to sit on while in the back seat.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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And get a real good vacuum cleaner made for pets......LOL. I know I have owned German Shepards since I was about 10 yo. I would certainly make it all removable just for the sake of cleaning....

BTW how do you keep your dog in the back seat area. Mine simply won't stand for it. Especially when going to the Burger King drive through. Heck he makes the "guests" sit in back......HA!
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The floor of the bed is already flat
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:27 AM
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The floor of the bed is already flat
Good thing YOUR dog cant drive, because if he could, he`d likely put YOU in the back of the bed of your truck...lol
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And get a real good vacuum cleaner made for pets......LOL. I know I have owned German Shepards since I was about 10 yo. I would certainly make it all removable just for the sake of cleaning....

BTW how do you keep your dog in the back seat area. Mine simply won't stand for it. Especially when going to the Burger King drive through. Heck he makes the "guests" sit in back......HA!
LOL... i hear ya... i have the optional flat floor in my QC truck, my black lab prefer`s it over the front seat
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This is why I got a 15 pound boston terrier. He sits/lays on the middle riot seat next to me and has room to move around still!

It would be nice to have a flat floor. LU's idea was what I was envisioning until I read his reply. Kind of a project, but sounds doable with a bit of patience and tweaking.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:38 PM
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While just making some kind of longer floor sounds great, the issue you will have is the floor can't be split in just 2 pcs and then fit under the seat. The Quad Cab floor just barely tucks under there. Make it longer to reach the front seatbacks and it will stick out quite a bit past the bottom of the seat when folded. It either has to be tri fold or a flap added onto a quad floor.

I use the Quad Cab floor in my CC from the idea posted on here a long time ago. Works much better than the 2 narrow covers over the storage areas. Especially if you try to haul anything back there.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
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While just making some kind of longer floor sounds great, the issue you will have is the floor can't be split in just 2 pcs and then fit under the seat. The Quad Cab floor just barely tucks under there. Make it longer to reach the front seatbacks and it will stick out quite a bit past the bottom of the seat when folded. It either has to be tri fold or a flap added onto a quad floor.

I use the Quad Cab floor in my CC from the idea posted on here a long time ago. Works much better than the 2 narrow covers over the storage areas. Especially if you try to haul anything back there.
The rear seats in the crew cabs are larger than the seats in the quad cabs. (meening more seat under your butt when you sit in them)
So a longer flat floor will work ok. Couple guys here made it work by splitting it into 3 sections and it still folded up nicely under the seats.
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Couple guys here made it work by splitting it into 3 sections and it still folded up nicely under the seats.
3 sections is Tri Fold which is what I said would work. 2 pc "will" stick out past the seat when folded if long enough to reach the front seat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll start playing around and see what I build in the next couple weeks. I'll try to post some pictures of what I end up building when done.

Thanks - and I'm sure my German Shephard (Reiner) thanks you
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My latest pup....I know not truck related but She does ride in the Ram....Her name is Tasha....for all you Star Trek fans, Tasha Yar was the Head Security Officer.....

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My 140lb Great Dane loved the back of my 2010 Crew Cab on long trips. I would just fold up the seat, throw her dog bed back there, and she would lay down and sleep. There was plenty of room for her back there between the front seat, and the under seat storage.
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My latest pup....I know not truck related but She does ride in the Ram....Her name is Tasha....for all you Star Trek fans, Tasha Yar was the Head Security Officer.....

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Is Tasha part Australian Shepherd? I grew up with a female 75 lb. German/Australian Shepherd mix, incredibly intelligent dog to say the least, she lived to the long loved age of 16 years.

I currently have a (Just over a year old now) English Yellow Labrador, and a 10 year old Golden Retriever. These two crack me up with their diverse personalities.

To the OP, I installed the Load Flat Floor from Mopar, other then a 5" gap by the front seats being a Crew Cab, it works phenomenal!

We should start a "Dog love trucks thread", lol!

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