I currently have a 99 4x4 Expy and I am thinking about buying a 2010 or 2011 model (probably an XL, or XL-EL).
In my 99 Expy, I removed the 3rd row seat, and put a large container in its place; it has a ton of stuff inside it like tools, tire chains, water, food, blah blah blah. I secure the container in-place by using adjustable tow-straps that hook onto the hardware that would otherwise be used to secure the 3rd row seat.
I see that Ford changed the 3rd row seat such that it now folds entirely flat. So if I fold the seat entirely flat, is there any hardware available that would allow me to secure my container in a 2010 or 2011 Expedition? If not, any ideas about what I could do (besides buy an F-150 with a camper shell and put my container in the truck bed)?
I really need a way to secure my container box of goodies....
Negative on the hooks in the cargo area, I was disappointed myself to find there was nothing to secure packages, I added a Canvasback cargo liner and a Weathertech mat, both help to keep things from sliding around and cleaner.
If your pulling out the 3rd row then you could make a bracket that fits into the folding seat attatchment points. Shouldn't be too hard to fab up, but it'll be a bit more unless your an experienced welder/metalworker. If you pick up an EL you could just throw a big box in the back and forget it.
The child seat belt anchors might be usable if you use a strap or something to hook onto and extend to above the fold flat floor level.
My old Astro van had actual folding anchor points in the cargo area.