I need to get some plywood and other building supplies home today. I measured inside the passenger area and the plywood won't completely fit without adjustments.
I don't have a roof rack. The local dealer wants more than $300 for one, which is too much for a one-time use. I can't find a non-OEM alternative at any of the local stores. Amazon can't deliver one until next week. So I'm left trying to fit the stuff into the vehicle instead of on top of it.
The plywood may fit if I can remove the headrest from the front passenger seat (#12 here: https://accessories.volvocars.com/In...XC90(16-)/2018), but then I have a lot of bulky materials floating around the leather, headliner, sunroof, and other fragile areas. That's not ideal, even with lots of padding and bungees.
Another option, which I'm wondering about, is to have the wood stick out the back of the hatch, lower the liftgate as far as possible, and then bungee everything in place. Is that feasible? Would the vehicle complain? Any potential surprises? I only need to travel a few miles on surface streets, so I can take it easy.
I can rent a pickup truck, but I'd rather avoid that since the logistics are complicated.