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The Pull-out Platform vs. The Modular Camping System for Toyota 4Runner 5th Gen

When it comes to maximizing the utility and functionality of the Toyota 4Runner 5th Gen, two popular storage solutions stand out: The Pull-out Platform with a Kitchen Module and The Camping Modular System. These systems cater to adventurers, overlanders, and everyday users seeking to enhance their vehicle's cargo management and accessibility. Each offers unique benefits and potential drawbacks, making the choice between them crucial for customizing the 4Runner to suit specific needs. We will delve into the features, advantages, and considerations of both and compare them to help 4Runner car camping enthusiasts make an informed decision on the best storage solution for their lifestyle and requirements. 

 

Similarities

Designed specifically for the Toyota 4Runner car camping, this unique storage solution stands out due to its precision engineering and user-centric design. Incorporating feedback from 4Runner owners and utilizing advanced 3D scanning technology, it offers a tailored fit and superior functionality.

Key features include heavy-duty rails that support up to 300 lbs on each drawer, ensuring durability and robust performance. The system also provides additional noise isolation, enhancing the overall driving experience by reducing cabin noise. Constructed from durable varnish plywood, it promises longevity and resilience under various conditions.

One of the standout aspects is the creation of a completely flat floor, optimizing the cargo space for a variety of uses. Each drawer doubles as a pull-out platform, offering versatile storage and easy access. Installation is straightforward, taking just 15 minutes without the need for drilling or dismantling the standard floor covering. The system fits securely into the stock locations of the 4Runner, designed for models without a third row and those with the standard pull-out platform.

This product not only maximizes the utility of the 4Runner’s cargo area but also ensures ease of use and installation, making it an ideal choice for owners looking to enhance their vehicle’s functionality.

Differences

The Pull-out Platform

  1. A large full pull-out surface. Lowest possible construction. Two spacious slide-out drawers, each measuring 26 inches in length, 18 inches in width, and 2.5 inches in height. Additionally, the setup features the ready sleeping platform (no need to assemble) and ability to install a kitchen: tables, a sink, and an automatic faucet, catering to all your camping or overlanding needs.
  2. The pull-out platform, measuring 43.2 inches by 40 inches and with a height of 3.1 inches, rolls out to 30 inches, providing ample space for various activities. Weighing approximately 50 pounds, it is made of durable varnish plywood and is 100% waterproof, ensuring it can withstand the elements. The top is covered with soft premium carpeting for added comfort and durability.
  3. A key feature is a stopper at the back of the platform, which prevents items from tumbling out when extended, a significant improvement over standard platforms. Additionally, there is extra storage at the back, measuring 41 inches in length, 7 inches in width, and 2.5 inches in height, perfect for smaller items.
  4. The setup also includes attachment elements for a cargo net, further enhancing its versatility and ensuring your items remain secure during travel.

The Modular System

  1. The higher design and larger drawers. Ability to build a customized configuration for you. Start with a single drawer and add additional drawers as needed, stacking them on top of each other. This budget-friendly approach allows you to tailor your vehicle's storage system over time, ensuring you only pay for what you need.
  2. Choose the side of your trunk where you want to place your drawer (right or left) and select from various drawer ratios: 40/60%, 50/50%, or 60/40%. You can also pick from a range of heights: 5”, 7”, and 10”, to fit your specific requirements. Transform your setup into a camping kitchen by adding tables, a sink, and a faucet. For restful nights, use the sleeping platform, and if you've removed the second row, add sleeping platform extensions for even more space. Each sleeping platform is going with the drawer, it will be the same ratio as the drawer you will choose.
  3. Enhance security with a lock and enjoy the convenience of other camping accessories, such as fasteners for a fridge, a USB light bar, drawer dividers, and hinged side lids. You can choose between varnish or soft black carpeting for the drawer covering to match your aesthetic and usability preferences. Varnish - durable, waterproof, and perfect for frequent dirty off-road trips. Soft black carpeting - tactile and premium.
  4. All drawers can function as pull-out platforms (except those with a lock). If the top cover of a drawer is not fixed, it can still be used with the pull-out function. For a more secure setup, you can always fix the cover with screws if necessary. Each top cover can easily be pulled out, making it ideal for camping gear like refrigerators. If an extension isn’t needed, the cover can be fixed with self-tapping screws.
  5. This customizable approach ensures that your 4Runner is equipped to handle any adventure, offering unparalleled flexibility and functionality.

 

If you take one drawer in a modular system, it will be cheaper. But if you need 2 drawers and a platform + all in soft carpeting , then the pull-out platform is more favorable, because it is lower construction. If you want to save money and the price is not important - choose pull-out option. But modular can be chosen in varnish - it will also save money, and also modular system can be assembled step by step. These 4runner camping accessories offer valuable solutions for enhancing the utility and functionality of the Toyota 4Runner 5th Generation. Whether you're an avid camper, overlanding enthusiast, or just seeking to maximize your vehicle's storage capabilities, The Modular System offers the perfect balance of durability, convenience, and adaptability. If you want a ready-made system in which everything is already provided for you choose The Pull-Out Platform.

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