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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Clothes hanger

I searched for potential answers to this one and found nothing.

The Enclave does not have the hooks for hanging clothes in the approximate middle interior roof of the rear door openings. They are on the back of the B pillar and are very small. Because I travel extensively and for a week or two at a time, I have installed a clothes hanger rod on my other vehicles that is supported by the hooks over the doors or in the case of both my Rendezvous and Volvo, the passenger assist grab handles, which are also on the interior roof in the middle of the doors. The hooks over the third row are not conducive to this application because that area is used for large crate storage.

I know that many snowbirds use the hanger rod for the annual trek south and back and I figure a good number of those birds are making the trip in a Clave. Has anyone come up with a solution?

I appreciate any advice or suggestions.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 06:19 PM
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Re: Clothes hanger

You may want to try using large plastic tie wraps to secure the rod to the grab handles. You would have to cut them off to remove the rod later. Not the best but it would work.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Clothes hanger

We have the same problem. Finally found a hanger rod with loops on each end. These slip over the coat hooks in the rear seat area. Unfortunately, this puts the clothes in a rather hard to reach area, but it seems the best we can do with the E.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 12:04 PM
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Re: Clothes hanger

Just a caution on using a rod that hangs from the coat hooks. I did this once years ago (not an enclave) when I was moving to a new town. Loaded the rod up with a bunch of clothes. Weight was too much for the coat hook and half way through the trip one of them pulled out of the headliner.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 01:29 AM
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Re: Clothes hanger

I have the same small hooks you are talking about, but I do have "hanger hooks" located in the back end. Open the hatch and look up about 2 feet in on either side.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Clothes hanger

Thanks all - I appreciate your ideas and cautions. The back hooks over the 3rd row seats are condusive to a clothes hanger rod. My difficulty is that I don't use the 3rd row for seating; the seats are always folded and I use the space for storage of boxes or books and equipment for my business. All my previous rides had the hooks centered over the 2nd row seats which permitted the installation of the rod over the full 2nd row.

I am investigating the potential to purchase 2 hand assist handles and install them on the ceiling over the seats. I need my dealer involved in this because I don't know what is behind the surface of that area. If it is just an airduct then I can put a couple of screws into it without harm. If it is used for wiring the risk is too high.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 01:33 PM
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Re: Clothes hanger

Can you fold the second row seats for additional storage and still hang in the third row?

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Re: Clothes hanger

Certainly could and it may end up as the best alternative. It would be somewhat inconvenient loading the materials and equipment from the side doors in tight parking spots at client locations. Additionally I sometimes use the rear seats to take clients for lunch or a beverage. In the Volvo this means taking out the hanger rod because it is so low that passengers hit their head ... clothes are hung in the hotel room closet by then!

This is not a major issue with the Enclave but I thought someone may have encountered the issue and come up with a MacGyver solution. I'll head on over to the Home Depot and pick up two nice brass coat hooks and screw them into the head liner

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Ouch

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 05:42 PM
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Re: Clothes hanger

Before you go to Home Depot you may want to stop at your Sporting Goods Store for some climbing gear. These may do the trick to slip over the grab handles and attach to the rod.[img][/img]
You may want to add a short length of foam pipe insulation to prevent it from slipping or scratching the handles.
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