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Old 06-07-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Home-made RV dog barrier

My wonderful honey built a home made dog barrier for our RV for keeping the dogs in the back while traveling, and leaving us free to get in and out the door at gas stations/what-not while on the road without having to worry about them escaping. I just wanted to share in case it helps anyone else out trying to configure something similar. We recently inherited a 33ft 1996 Sea Breeze, and travel with two musky huskies and a dingo. All big dogs, and one of the huskies canít stand being crated (long story short his previous owner kept him crated 16hrs a day and heís pretty much an teenager).

After looking around online and seeing how expensive barriers can be, we decided to use an old large wire dog crate (the kind that folds up) we had and removed the two long sides and top from the base. After a quick trip to the hardware store, this is what we ended up with. And the nice thing is it folds up easily for storage in the back bedroom when we donít need it.

~Lynda

First off, here is why we really needed a dog barrier. Kimba wants to drive:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/lyndercc/006.jpg

View from the front of the barrier (Kimba modeling):

026.jpg picture by lyndercc - Photobucket

View from behind the barrier looking toward the front of the RV:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ercc/036-2.jpg

View of the latch, note it has a clasp on it to make it more difficult for the dogs to open the door:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/lyndercc/035.jpg

View of how we attach the barrier to the walls of the RV, using Velcro to strap it to flat hooks drilled in:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/lyndercc/034.jpg

And finally a short video of John demonstrating how to get out of it while the dogs are still in (Kimba and Cujo modeling):

028.flv video by lyndercc - Photobucket
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi lyndercc and welcome to iRV2.com!

That looks like a good working solution for the puppy dogs!

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that plate of deviled eggs looked yummy

we use our puppy gate every now and then as you are doing.
most of the time they hang out in the back on the pillow, but the little dog
likes to sneak up slowly so he can see out the big window
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LOL! I didn’t realize you’d be able to see all my other pictures. My sister has hens that lay the cutest small light blue shelled eggs. I thought they would be perfect one bite size deviled eggs :-)
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Hi, I'm very new to this site and RVing. Yesterday I was browsing around (before I had my password to post), and ran across a posting you had made. It was about a system you purchased that turned on your gen. if your shore power quit (we're from the boating world). Also, you mentioned something that alerts you if your RV gets to hot or cold. Could you share what those are? My husband and I p-u our RV this weekend and will be traveling with our dogs. One of our biggest concerns has been... "what if we are out and the a/c goes off for the dogs".
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. One of our biggest concerns has been... "what if we are out and the a/c goes off for the dogs".
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That's our biggest concern as well! One of our "wish list" items is an auto start for our generator which will automatically start the genset when power goes out but they're not cheap. It's really scary to leave them on hot days. Just today we went into Cleveland and ended up taking them with us to see the "Tall Ships" sail into the harbor. But, it was even too hot for them out on the waterfront lawn so they ended up in the SUV with the motor running and AC on. After a short time we ended up in there with them watching the ships through the windshield!
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