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Old 07-05-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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We are going on a trip in a few weeks and we do not have room for our dog in the cab of the truck. We have 2 adults and 4 kids and the dog usually rides in the kennel inside the truck but we won't have room. I can't stand the dog hair that she sheds in my truck so she rides in the kennel to reduce spreading her fur.

I am asking to find out so please don't be too mean to me. Can she ride in the toy hauler if I strap her kennel down? The toy hauler garage has vents and I could install a battery fan.
Could she ride in the back of the truck if I strap her kennel down? Her kennel is just a wire frame type. Do I need a different type of kennel if she rides in the back of the truck?

I could board her but $30 a day is steep. 9 day trip would be $270. The dog tends to snip and/or bite so we do not like leaving her with friends. She is a terrier/beagle mix and weighs about 24 lbs.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:56 PM   #2
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We are going on a trip in a few weeks and we do not have room for our dog in the cab of the truck. We have 2 adults and 4 kids and the dog usually rides in the kennel inside the truck but we won't have room. I can't stand the dog hair that she sheds in my truck so she rides in the kennel to reduce spreading her fur.

I am asking to find out so please don't be too mean to me. Can she ride in the toy hauler if I strap her kennel down? The toy hauler garage has vents and I could install a battery fan.
Could she ride in the back of the truck if I strap her kennel down? Her kennel is just a wire frame type. Do I need a different type of kennel if she rides in the back of the truck?

I could board her but $30 a day is steep. 9 day trip would be $270. The dog tends to snip and/or bite so we do not like leaving her with friends. She is a terrier/beagle mix and weighs about 24 lbs.

Well, horses ride in much worse trailers. Mitt Romney's dog rode on the roof of their car....
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:03 PM   #3
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Personally I would not do it if it were my dogs Besides not having air conditioning to keep the dogs cool (unless you have a generator capable of running your AC), trailers tend to bounce a lot.
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Not a lot of good options. Hot in the RV & likely hot in the truck bed, especially this time of year. I'd just let her ride in the truck cab, and clean the fur when you return. Our dogs ride in the back of the cab. Have spread an old king size comforter over the back seats. Keeps most ( not all ) the hair off the seats. If you went with something like this, you'd need to cut holes for the children's seatbelts. Dog hair in the truck may just be the price ya gotta pay to own a dog.

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Old 07-05-2016, 07:05 PM   #5
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My dog rides in the camper in his crate. It sits between the two slidesign which hug it. I keep the ceiling vent open and the 2 side windows as well as the rear window to get him air flow.

I only do this for our Memorial weekend trips and our fall trips. I would not do it in the middle of summer when it is hotter then low 80s. Our memorial weekend trip it was 84 and both times I checked on him, it was quite comfortable inside (I'd have no problem in the inside temps myself).

I'm in the same boat, I do not allow him in the truck due to all the hair plus with 2 kids, 2 car seats and all the stuff inside, there is no room. On top of that, dog nails + leather = no no
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:23 PM   #6
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You might want to read this thread about dogs who almost died of CO poisoning riding in the back of a trailer. That said, I towed horses for years behind my truck with no issues but those trailers are built with better ventilation going down the road.

Do you have vent covers to prevent rain from getting.g in if they are open? Our vent used to suck road dirt in so we won't travel with it open anymore.

As for the back of the truck, it can get hot back there but many do travel with dogs in a crate in the bed, make sure you put a blanket down to protect from foot burning. I would worry about the crate getting pinched between the fiver and truck cab.

I would think your best bet would be something like this seat cover or one of these car seats
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:38 PM   #7
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IMHO let the Dog ride in the Truck.. I will only charge you 100.00 to clean your seats.. and you will save some money and have your faithful companion with you..


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Old 07-05-2016, 07:40 PM   #8
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Mine rides with me in the front seat and snores.. But I know she is safe comfortable and I bring a vacuum ❤️


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x2 on all the ideas..............................a fifth wheel with plenty of ventilation maybe a TT no........... wow $30 a day boarding....... Glad we live where we do........ we have to board one our dogs when we camp (He's 17 and doesn't always play well with others anymore). hot summer probable not the best thing to do.......



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Old 07-05-2016, 07:51 PM   #10
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X3 all kidding aside.. I just finished a trip to Washington DC and my dog went with .. we went into the city and had a local dog walker stop and spend an hour walking and spending time with "Minnie" .. Money well spent while we toured the Monuments .. Cheap at $15.00 a day..


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