Built from a robust 1.75” aluminum round frame and featuring a 3/16” aluminum mounting plate, the rear platform gives you just the right blend of strength and versatility.
The rear door platform is designed to work with 180-degree hinges and requires just a single hole for installation. Most installations should take less than 90 minutes.
The Sprinter Rear Door Platform is designed with accessories in mind. Over 200+ mounting slots and holes and the oversized design give you the freedom to mount what you want, where you want.
Was very excited to get the rear door platform mounted for the extra storage on the back of my sprinter. The instructions are straight forward to follow the template for the single hole to drill. I already had the 180 hinges so it all came together very nice for me. Only assistance I needed was from my roommate helping me to lift it for the final mounting. Went with extra diesel can’s and a storage container for my tools and jumper cables etc.
The sprinter rear door platform was quick and easy to install using their easy to follow instructions and template. However, after hauling two MTBs on the posts, I noticed that the platform seemed to be flexing more than it should. I contacted customer service and they responded right away, asked for a couple photos, diagnosed the issue (missing stitch welds that connect the platform to stabilizing braces), and they sent a new one that was flawless. I installed the new one in less than 15 minutes, attached the posts, and have been successfully hauling MTBs on one up bike trays ever since. I'd recommend the rear door platform and the posts without reservation.
I have the bed platform, low pro roof rack and a couple things and this Sherpa panel does not disappoint. Installation was Str8 forward. I needed help but just because I didn’t want to risk damaging the paint or dropping the panel. It can probably be done my one with tape to hold the bolts in place. Only thing to remember is not to over tighten the carriage bolt used to secure the Sherpa to the door panel otherwise it will distort the door panel. I overtightened mine and did not notice til I saw my work in the morning sun. Luckily I loosened the nut a quarter turn and the panel relaxed back into place. the Sherpa already sits tight to the door panel without tightening the carriage bolt. So just hand tight should be fine. The attachment to the door hinges are super solid and I think that’s where the forces are directed to. Overall an awesome product and useful addition to my van.
Add- after I wrote this review I decided to make and attach 1/8 rubber, I believe neoprene but it’s dense material, in between the panel brackets and hinges. That made a huge difference in how the bracket nearest the door handle was compressing the door panel. It relieved a lot of stress and know there is less to no visible I guess “denting” of the door panel next to the door handle. Plus the Sherpa is still solid as a rock. I’m anal like that I guess. Haha
It’s always nice to purchase a quality product, that installs just as it’s suppose to. Super simple and easy to install!!
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Take the guess work out of drilling a hole in your van with this door panel. Having a template on where to drill unlike other rear door panels sold me on this over other brands. Flatline never disappoints from the detailed instructions, careful packaging and top quality materials as always.
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Just got one of the first shipment of the rear door carrier, it was very well made and easy to install if you already have the 180* hinges. The only change I would like to see is more protection on the attachment to the door. Thicker rubber would be better IMO,
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