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Old 06-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #15
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We have the Newmar 3865. It has a floor to ceiling window in the dinette area but our dogs (a pittie and a cocker spaniel) don't; seem to pay any attention to it. They much prefer sitting on the couch or in the drivers seat (when parked) to look out the window. They're very comfortable in the coach and spend lots of time "relaxing". If we leave them alone we close all the blinds and turn on music for them so they're not affected by noises outside of the coach
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #16
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...The idea of seat belts didnt really occur to me ... but makes good sense. Don't know how they'll react to sitting still. Any other tricks on that subject ? A Judogi or a Karategi with leash ? hehe
Was forwarded this article :

Seatbelts for pets have a 100 percent failure rate in crash tests

.... Some veterinarians are coming down on the side of "a little protection is better than no protection," or, at least, the "appearance" of protection. One of them is Dr. Kim Haddad, who has treated pets that have sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

"Broken legs, broken jaws, soft tissue injury, it can be pretty traumatic," Haddad told My33.

Still, while injuries can be far worse for pets whose owners allow them to roam inside vehicles freely, just using a harness isn't good enough either. And, in some cases, harnesses can prove to be just as lethal as getting thrown around a vehicle during an accident.
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A few states currently require drivers to secure their pets in their vehicles, and others are considering new laws preventing motor vehicle operators from driving distracted (a pet in your lap would qualify). But CPS is concerned that, in light of its tests, such laws might give pet owners a false sense of security; they might assume, for example, that because a law requires harnesses that they, in turn, meet some sort of safety standard.
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Also found here, with video on http://miami.cbslocal.com/

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
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Was forwarded this article :

Seatbelts for pets have a 100 percent failure rate in crash tests

.... Some veterinarians are coming down on the side of "a little protection is better than no protection," or, at least, the "appearance" of protection. One of them is Dr. Kim Haddad, who has treated pets that have sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

"Broken legs, broken jaws, soft tissue injury, it can be pretty traumatic," Haddad told My33.

Still, while injuries can be far worse for pets whose owners allow them to roam inside vehicles freely, just using a harness isn't good enough either. And, in some cases, harnesses can prove to be just as lethal as getting thrown around a vehicle during an accident.
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A few states currently require drivers to secure their pets in their vehicles, and others are considering new laws preventing motor vehicle operators from driving distracted (a pet in your lap would qualify). But CPS is concerned that, in light of its tests, such laws might give pet owners a false sense of security; they might assume, for example, that because a law requires harnesses that they, in turn, meet some sort of safety standard.
...

Also found here, with video on http://miami.cbslocal.com/

Things that make you go hmmmm. What to do.
One thing I have learned is do not allow your dog to ride in the front seat even with a harness. An impact will released the air bag which can be even more lethal to your pet. The safest way to travel is with you pet in a correct size crate with bedding & the crate is secured in the back seat or cargo area (SUV), so if you have a sudden stop it will not tip over or slide around.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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Being that my puppy weighs more than my DW, he rides where ever he wants.



Sometimes that means it gets a little crowded on the passenger side... and yes, the dog window is actually used for the dog.



Most of time he is on the bottom bunk.

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One thing I have learned is do not allow your dog to ride in the front seat even with a harness. An impact will released the air bag which can be even more lethal to your pet. The safest way to travel is with you pet in a correct size crate with bedding & the crate is secured in the back seat or cargo area (SUV), so if you have a sudden stop it will not tip over or slide around.
I don't know of any Type A MH that has air bags. They type C's may have. We haven't had a Type C MH since 1997 and I haven't kept up with them.
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