Installing a buy 4WD Cargo Barrier is an inexpensive way to help protect your vehicle and cargo. A cargo barrier will prevent items in your vehicle from shifting during a collision or sudden stop. The Rightline Gear Retractable Cargo Barrier is easy to install and can be used with most vehicles, including SUVs, vans and trucks.

4WD Cargo Barrier

Step 1: Select the right cargo barrier for your vehicle

As you begin to shop for a cargo barrier, it is important to ensure that the product is compatible with your vehicle. The first step in this process is determining whether or not the cargo barrier will fit in your vehicle. You can do this by checking the dimensions of both your car and any potential products against each other.

 Next, look for information about weight capacity and see if there are any caveats or limitations associated with those numbers (for example: “this product cannot be used on vehicles exceeding 5 tons”).

Next up? Weighing things out! Find out what kind of load capacity a particular item has and make sure that nothing else will weigh down on top of it once installed–especially if there’s another person riding along in back seat! This way, there won’t be any surprises later down road when something gets crushed beneath an unplanned pileup

Step 2: Choose a Location

The next step is to choose a location. You’ll want to pick a location that’s easy to access and clear of obstructions, level and stable, visible from all sides, and far enough away from any curbs or walls so you don’t risk damaging the cargo barrier when installing it.

Step 3: Prepare the Cargo Barrier to Install

After you’ve checked the cargo barrier for damage, it’s time to prepare it for installation. Make sure that the cargo barrier is clean and dry (no water), free of debris (e.g., leaves, dust), and free of oil or grease. If you have any doubts about the condition of your cargo barrier, consult a professional before proceeding with your installation plan.

Once you’re confident in its structural integrity and cleanliness, place one end of the 4WD Cargo Barrier flat on a table or workbench–it’ll be easier to work with if there aren’t any obstructions under where we need to install our hardware later on!

Step 4: Attach the Cargo Barrier to Your Vehicle

The next step is to attach the cargo barrier to your vehicle. This can be done with either screws or adhesive tape, depending on how you want to secure it.

  • If you are using screws, use the included hardware to secure them in place and make sure they do not protrude too far past where they meet with the vehicle’s surface. If this happens, it could cause damage if something strikes them while driving (which would be very bad!).
  • If using adhesive tape, apply pressure as necessary until fully adhered and/or until no gaps remain between either surface of either object (in this case: cargo barrier and vehicle).


We hope you enjoyed this guide to installing a 4WD Cargo Barrier. We know it can be confusing and intimidating, but if you follow these steps carefully and safely, it should be a breeze!