Hmmm,,What is she a OFF-ROAD Racer ??,,,she must be pulling some G's to make the Groceries go flying around,,on the Inside of an Expy !!
You can purchase Expanding Bars,(load stabalizer) rubber feet each end to go across inside,,,may help
We just pop the back hatch, place them on the rear floor area,,and I have never had an issue!, May get the ocassional bag movement but not a big deal,,,never been flying around,,,lol
I do recall one time a couple years ago,,,I swear I purchased a lb of Hamburger,,,did'nt find it,,,a week or so later I found it, down by the middle seat of the Explorer,,,Glad it was cold out,,,lol,,,the plastic wrap covering,was puffed right up hard,,that could of been nasty in the summer!
I've had full size vans for 25 years and have always been the primary grocery shopper. I remember having to retrieve about 50 baby food jars out of all the footwells and under seats when my son was a baby and the bags opened up and the jars went for a ride
I shop at Costco a lot these days, and simply keep a couple cardboard boxes in the back of the van (which is what Costco gives you). When I go to the regular grocery store, I just load any precarious stuff into the boxes. Another alternative is a big polyethylene recycling tub (that use to cart empty cans/bottles back to the grocery store). I use that to contain groceries.
If I ever need the room, I just ditch the resident cardboard boxes and replenish the next time I go to Costo. But more often than not, the boxes are handy for other stuff, like keeping a moving quilt in, boxes of tools or bungie cords, etc.
With high back bucket seats, I don't worry too much about flying groceries if I ever did hit anything hard. There is that old joke "vans are handy--if you ever need anything from the back, just hit the brakes hard and it will hit you in the back of the head."
EL has a folding divider/shelf. Never had an issue. I know our old mini van had so bag hooks on the backs of the seats. Might be able to do something like that. I also believe Office Depot sells folding storage crates. They like like plastic milk crates but they fold flat.
Yeah, no joke. The first time she went (were a family of 6) she put the 3rd row down and laid out the plastic grocery bags. Needless to say, it was a mess by the time shegot home and all she kept saying was how she hates this truck.
I agree with the boxes, were currently using some colapsable nylon storage holders. Im sure someone makes an aftermarket bolt on bar with those little nub hooks that are used in the mini vans. Just haven't had any luck finding them. Maybe I need the proper name to search correctly.
It's not a funny matter at the house, she is learning to drive it better and it's funny for me, but when it comes to getting her to go shopping, we need a better option for the bags.
I am glad there are some replies, as I honestly didn't know if I'd get crickets or the flame. lol
Our standard routine for unloading groceries or anything else for that matter is to open the rear window first to make sure nothing will fall out, then open the huge lift gate. Our old van was a Safari/Astro with the Dutch Doors. That was a great arrangement. Open the full width lift gate, get what you want without anything in the bottom half falling out, then unload the lower half though the 2 smaller lower doors.
I think what makes it common for things to fall out on the EXPY is that the floor is not flat the at the door (or lowered like on MiniVans), so the when the lift gate opens, things that are propped up agains the lift gate fall back and on the ground. I do wish there were some tie anchors on the side walls so a cargo net could be fitted.