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Old 08-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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BIG Dog's in trailer when driving ?????

So what is everybody's thought on this , of coarse keeping at least a few window's cracked open for cross ventilation , and have them in a certain area not just roaming around the trailer , both dogs are over 80 lbs , I no with a small 10 lb dog I would keep in the truck , but these dogs are nice size and will be tight in the truck

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Suggest you ride in the trailer f I rst to determine if you'd want to put your dog's in there.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:05 PM   #3
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No - not really a good idea. Cat, maybe, but not a pair of 80 pound dogs that would go flying and not only injure themselves in a hard stop but damage the interior of the trailer. They ARE part of the family, aren't they? Our pups sure are even though they weigh only about 15 pounds each and reside in (own!!) the rear seat of my crew cab.
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I agree with you going for a ride in it first to see what it's like. It might not be a good environment for larger animals without securing them from flying around in an emergency.
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Nope, we wouldn't let our cats ride in a TT, let alone a dog of any size. But our cats do just fine in the MH. Here are three of our six enjoying the ride.
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Sorry but a big no. Not a consideration for us. My boy rides with us. As someone else said they could get hurt during one of those sudden stops we have all had to endure sooner or later. Plus we enjoy hanging out with him while we are driving.

Come to think of it, I would not want to have to worry if it was too hot, too cold etc in the trailer. Also my dog always has access to water with us in the truck via a small bowl. We can put small amounts of water at a time while driving without spilling.
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We keep one of the "no spill" water bowls out all the time as well as food and a litter box.
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Please no! Very dangerous!
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Nothing you like should live in the trailer while under weigh.
And if you don't like the dogs, then do it for the trailer.

The dogs will be safer in crates in the truck.
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That's why we got a camper shell. The German Shepherds get the short bed. It's their Super Crate that comes with a chauffeur and doorman. The TT is their home away from home. And if they were in it while the chauffeur is working, I would refer you to the scene with Lucile Ball in the trailer and Rickie driving. It means the chauffeur and doorman aren't doing their jobs.
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The dogs will be safer in crates in the truck.
X2!!!!!!

keep in mind, pets in the truck will become airborne in an accident. Protect them AND you by having them in a secured crate, or attached to a harness! You wouldn't leave a child loose in the trailer or in back of the truck, would you?
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There are no shock absorbers on most TT suspensions, resulting in a very harsh ride. Try it yourself and you'll find out just how bad.

Two Labradors, 85 and 60 pounds, and both elderly (12 and 11 now) were the reason we went Class A. There was enough room in our 32' Georgetown for the four of us. They were always restrained with short leashes on seat belts when we were actually driving.
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