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Old 11-18-2015, 10:19 AM   #51
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shared this story on another blog site & got slammed (such a learning curve for too many people some days) .... thank you for sharing this story simply because so many of us could have easily made the same decision for our pets with a far worse outcome. My dog & cat thank you.

When we retire I wonder what we will be camping in (& where I will put the parrot that currently stays home for the neighborhood kids to take care of that I was planning on putting in the trailer) ?

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #52
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Thanks for sharing! You may have just saved a few lives. I cant imagine how you must have felt. Thank God you stopped in time.

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Old 12-30-2015, 08:07 PM   #53
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I would think having the front window open left exhaust fumes into the camper. I have a conv. van and when driving and having the back door windows open, you get exhaust fumes in the van, under certain conditions.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:02 PM   #54
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I can only imagine your fear when you found them. So happy they are OK and thank you for posting. We all learn and sometimes the hard way. Regarding an explanation as to why it happened. Try looking up a representation on airflow around a vehicle. I've seen wind tunnel tests where the air flows freely over a vehicle but when it reaches the back it will swirl around the back. This could possibly be the reason the CO was entering the trailer. The same holds true in the bed of a pick up truck with a cap. All's well that ends well and you may have saved someone else from a tragedy with your post.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:20 PM   #55
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Well the detector was going off, so the presence of CO isn't open for debate. I would imagine that having windows at the rear of the TT actually sucked fumes in.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:28 AM   #56
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I just think an animal would be very scared riding in the trailer, it jumps around alot and its noisy...when you're on a rough road all the chugging. Also if there was ever an accident.. ...not good...but glad you posted it.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:45 AM   #57
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Thanks for making us aware of this problem ! Something for everyone to think about .
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:13 PM   #58
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How scary. Once you do something like that, it stays etched in your mind forever. We once forgot one of our dogs in our backseat one day after we got back home from vacation. It took us about 20 minutes to realize that we'd forgotten her in the car. When we went out to get her, the car was warm but not deadly yet. Luckily, it was late November her at the time because had it been April-October we would have lost our precious girl that day.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:05 AM   #59
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This was an excellent thread. Should be a sticky note. I would have never guessed you could get enough toxic exhaust in the TT to cause that.

Someone mentioned, the dogs might be scared in the TT. I once had my wife drive and I rode in the TT for ways, just to see how much things moved around, now that was scary. (for a different reason)
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:46 PM   #60
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Just read this thread and my only comment is horses get transported all over the country in trailers with no ill effects. So I don't see the problem of putting a dog in a cushy trailer with water.
ps I have hauled horses , mine and others so I know what I'm talking about.

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