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Old 09-19-2016, 04:19 PM   #31
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We have a Denali 3500 HD Sierra crew cab. She is our crew. We flip up the seats and it makes an amazingly nice place for our dog. We put down pup rugs for her to be comfy. No crate. We do out a hand towel on the console between the front seats to control the slobber, but hey, We don't care. Could put a crate back there but don't see the need. She's a 90lb. American bulldog. Dog goes every where we go. She goes to sleep or stares out the windows but settles after the first half hour of the trip. Guess she figures if it's over a half hour drive were in for a long ride.

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Old 09-19-2016, 04:21 PM   #32
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:45 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1 View Post
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Thank you. Buster left us last Wednesday. He was with us every day of his 17 1/2 year life,,,, never a kennel for even a day. He was spoiled but we were really close. You never know how much they will be missed until they are gone.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:47 PM   #34
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Glad this discussion came up ...many states do not allow pets in the open truck bed (I get to care for their burnt paw pads or jumping from the bed injuries regularly) but will allow if crated (IMO a bad idea due to over exertion & heat stroke secondary to anxiety).

This thread also opened the other can of worms ... pets in laps are dead or severely injured when air bags deploy in crashes, eyeballs like to catch bugs when their heads hang out windows & more than one crash has occurred because the driver's ability to react was hindered by a small animal getting underfoot or a larger animal preventing the driver from quickly hitting a brake.

If anyone is too big to sit in between my seat belted pups then they are old enough to drive themselves to the CG!!!
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:53 PM   #35
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We carried our Pomerian mix in DWs lap until the accident, pup flew around in cab. We purchased a dog car seat which she loves. Attached over the seat back and is secured with seatbelt. It has a strap that secures the harness. She sits up to look out window or curls up and naps. Got it at Pet Smart. Seen then on INEt as well.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #36
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life w/o whine- have you seen much difference in pet accident injuries between harnessed, not harnessed, sitting on a seat or on the floor? I ask because I know a forum member who was in an accident with a dog strapped in the harness. The dog was still thrown from the seat. Granted it was a truck/tt vs semi collision that totaled the tv/tt combo.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #37
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Usually we have our 2 dogs in the back seat of our Dodge 3500, other times 3 dogs. Not sure any protection or no protection system is better it just depends on the accident.

Did have an accident in a Dodge 1500 a few years back, the dogs were along they hunkered down in their place in the back seat, and were fine the younger son (25 years at the time) in a seat belt banged his knee up a little.

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Old 09-19-2016, 07:02 PM   #38
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We have a 14 lb. rat terrier who sits in a car seat. It has a clip that connects to her harness so she is very snug. She likes it because she can see out but is secure if we have to brake suddenly.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:03 PM   #39
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Our dog likes to be able to see both me and my wife while driving. She sits in the middle of the back seat on a blanket while wearing a safety harness. We have a quick connect tether we attach to her existing harness.

This tether works great and clips into the child seat ring. Our dog is part of our family and she needs to wear a seatbelt too, even if she is in my lap.
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How big a need is getting a p/u? Can you get by with getting another SUV instead? How often do you travel with guests? When you figure those things out, you'll have your answer.
Frankly, I'd rather keep the Durango but due to a continuing series of nagging maintenance problems I conclude that it's time for a new(er) tow vehicle.

I'm not a zealot about being within capacity but the Durango is at the margin for RAWR and, by extension, tongue weight. Thinking that we might upgrade trailers by 1000-2000#, I concluded that a truck would be suitable. But there are compromises, as you point out.

Another respondent mentioned an Armada. I'll check it out but suspect the cost exceeds my budget and the RAWR won't meet my future needs.

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