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Old 10-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Cage behind sleeper

Since I am just learning about towing with a HDT, all suggestions are welcome. My intent is to dry camp with the 2 German Shepherds, who may not be welcome everywhere. The things that worry me most are:

1.Getting stuck in soft ground with a Volvo 630
2.How will I manage if the 5th wheel goes in for work? 2 dogs, 2 cats & me
without our home.
3.How do the dogs stay cool tagging along in the sleeper?

This is the plan, a cage behind the sleeper that will be used to:
1. Provide a shaded airy kennel for the dogs when we run errands.
2. Transport waste and fresh water containers rather than hooking up.
3. Carry camping gear if 5th wheel had to go in the shop, as no motel would take us, and it would cost $$$.

Does this sound practical? Would the 610, 630 be a good choice? I currently like the Forest River Fuzion 342 toy hauler, 37.5' with 12' garage and deck for dogs, loft for cats, fireplace and washer/dryer for me. Thanks for any comments.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Don't go off hard packed ground and stay off wet grass. Front end will sink.
A 730's cab is 17" longer than a 630, more room.
You should have a second AC for the sleeper alone under lower bunk area passengers side.

You will have to lift all of them into the cab, not fun when they are wet and dirty.
You could make a compartment behind the sleeper for the critters thereby keeping them out of the sleeper.

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