Above i am ready to put the protective covers over the wiring. Note that you can store some light, thin and soft items under the panels I put down. You just need to be aware of the risk of damaging wires. Soft things, including wires, etc., fit well in this space and stuff under nicely
My first protection is a cut corrugated plastic to protect the wires that cross the gap to the carpet such as the fuel pump wires.
This panel above is again the 1/2" plywood with a piece of plastic attached to stabilize it from rocking. These floor panels sit on the metal bracing. You can see this bracing above. It is black and panels rest on top. There is no mounting hardware. Also note all the intricate angles and notches in the plywood. When I originally designed this system it took me a long time of trial and error to get it right.
Here is my 60% side protective panel is in place. Notice the space on the end facing us for small things to be stored. This is an easily accessible space.
Now for my 40% side protective panel with my fire extinguisher mounted to it. Since I don't use this side for a bed I use it to sit on with a couple of cushions when I want privacy usually before I go to bed.
Removing the seats and making the platform opens up so much space over leaving the back seats in.
In a few weeks I will take the next step and start installing the water tank and storage unit that goes above where I store my clothing. Although I have covered all these items in various blogs before I will group them together to make it easier for future visitors to see. I will also be more comprehensive on what and how I do what I do as I did here.
Much tanks to an avid reader of my blogs for getting me to blog this build series and provide details on all the pieces and how I did it. I plan to be at the RTR in in Quartzsite, AZ with other Prius travelers starting January 10. I am a member of CheapRVLiving.com where you can find details on the event and join and learn about how others modify vehicles to travel in.
A shout out to others that have asked for a greater YouTube presence from me. This series of blogs on how I build my Prius bed system is an excellent example of a good YouTube upload. I find it hard to do videos in such a small space as a Prius and I need someone to run a camera while I do my thing. Hopefully in the future I can make it happen.
Until next time safe travels everyone.