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Old 04-23-2015, 03:39 PM   #21
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When travelling the dogs (82# and 92#) are on the bed we made in the back seat of the crew cab. If we are just going site seeing and will only be out of the truck for less then 15-20 minutes in the summer we leave the truck running with a/c on, windows down an inch and doors locked (2 sets of keys). Not legal in all states but safe for dogs and never was questioned. If going to be gone longer we leave them in the camper with a/c on and a back-up that starts the generator if the power goes off. Great device. Can set it for power loss and/or temp.

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Old 04-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #22
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Travel with large dogs

We have 2 Great Danes. One is 5yrs and one is 2 yrs old They traveled fabulously. We covered the back seat of the truck and they climbed in stayed there. They didn't whine or cry to get out. When we stopped they did their business. Went on an 8,000 mile 21 state adventure last summer. They amazed us. If we couldn't take them with us (some of the national parks didn't allow dogs) we left them in the fifth wheel. We also took them to Florida over Christmas and New Orleans in March. @ Great Danes on Bourbon Street it was FUN! They never had an accident or tore anything up. The worse thing they did was sleep on our bed. Campgrounds were great about having them there. People were fascinated by them. Many pictures taken with strange people and they just stood and let it happen. We are going on a 6-7 week adventure again this year. Can't wait to have our babies explore this great country with us. When making reservations I always made sure to mention the babies, that way there were no surprises. They are our "kids" so if we go so do they.

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:29 PM   #23
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We travel w/our rescued 76 lb mixed shepherd - well mannered but has to be on a leach - Have Freedom - Will Travel!!!!! He's good for up to 12 hrs w/o going out. Won't go out after dark either - just falls to the floor and says no way Jose. Great to travel with, when we slow down, he's up and wants some air then lays back down until the next slow down area. We leave shades down if stormy otherwise we leave them up.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:55 PM   #24
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We travel with 2 Labs, yellow is 94lbs and black is 82. One sleeps on the road and the other looks out over the dash. We've left them just like we leave them at home and they have never damaged anything. We leave the radio on and close the shades. As long as the climate is set and they have water all has been well. We do try to walk them a mile or two before we go to tire them out. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:16 AM   #25
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:18 PM   #26
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Well this post could easily go the route of the last one on this subject. Hopefully not. We travel with two small dogs and we full time so home is where we are dogs and all. We leave them in the MH while we are gone. We keep our outing to around 4-5 hours and always talk to our neighbors to see how well they do. If we have a good feeling about our neighbors we leave the door unlocked in case of an emergency like the power fails and it gets to hit in the MH. It's amazing how camping and dogs go hand in hand and we have found great friends that will let them out if we are gone longer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:05 PM   #27
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We travel with two dogs
.. one large and one small. If we are gone during the day wake sure to leave ac on, close the blinds and often leave the TV on. We make sure that they have plenty of water and chew toys to keep the out of trouble.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:14 PM   #28
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Keeps the bad guys down

I just fold up the back seat of my truck and she does what she does at home...........just lays there looking dubiously at me with more wrinkles than carter has little liver pills. All 160 pounds of her. I never have to worry about the bad guys. When she's in the back I always have good traction.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:51 PM   #29
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We have two Doberman Pinchers that travel with us. We have left them in the trailer for six hours before with no issues. We usually try to wear them out before locking them in. Today we let them run wild on the beach for about two hours, then we locked them up and did our sight seeing. They were still sleeping in their beds when we got back.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:12 AM   #30
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We also travel with 2 German Shepherds. I would recommend closing all window blinds so they can't get excited at what goes on next door. Make it dark and cozy so they will just take a nap while your gone. Always leave a note on the front door with your cel # in case of a emergency.

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