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    Dog crates

    Id like to get a couple crates for the dogs. Ive got the wire crates for at home, but would like something for travel.
    iv got a gsd cross, whos about 80lbs at 1 year old and a 12 week old husky. Id like to find 2 crates that would fit behind the front seats in a dodge quad cab, and be suitable to put in the back of the truck aswell.
    what do you guys use? Any suggestions on brands? How do you guys keep your dogs when driving?

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    Re: Dog crates

    When exploring the same question for our lab, we settled on a crash test rated harness, rather than a crate.
    https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/c...clickit-sport/

    If space wasn’t an issue, I’d have bought a Gunner Kennel:
    https://gunner.com/

    yes, they’re spendy, but it’d be an investment.
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    Re: Dog crates

    I use a large size vari kennel for my 63# lab.

    I have a 1/2 ton chev crew cab and kennel fits behind the driver seat on the floor with the rear seat flipped up. Dog can get in and very easily ( she actually uses the running boards getting in/out).

    The same kennel fit in my old extended cab GMC but had to be on the seat (not enough floor room with back seat flipped up).

    No way I can fit 2 of these kennels back there, a tad to long
    Last edited by Ron.C; 03-09-2023 at 11:48 AM.

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    Re: Dog crates

    I think the length of kennels big enough for the dogs is going to prevent me from putting 2 back there.
    Once the young pup is older Il probably keep them in the box in some ruffland or similar kennels. Just looking for ideas for keeping 2 bigger dogs in the cab in winter.

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    Re: Dog crates

    Get a Suburban?

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    Re: Dog crates

    Unfortunately with the 80# GSP, you will be looking at a minimum of a large in a Ruff Land kennel and two Large would not fit into the backseat. The maximum size to fit two kennels in the backseat of a pickup would be their “Backseat Rider” which is smaller than their Intermediate kennel.
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    Re: Dog crates

    Well it looks like Il just get a canopy and a couple crates for the box. I’d prefer them back there anyway, keeps the truck cleaner.
    now just to find a good deal on some good crates.
    ruffland seems to be the most affordable, but 2 crates would still be around $1000. Some other brands like kj custom crates would be closer to 3000$. Yikes.

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    Re: Dog crates

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank grimes View Post
    Well it looks like Il just get a canopy and a couple crates for the box. I’d prefer them back there anyway, keeps the truck cleaner.
    now just to find a good deal on some good crates.
    ruffland seems to be the most affordable, but 2 crates would still be around $1000. Some other brands like kj custom crates would be closer to 3000$. Yikes.
    Made out of gold are they?? You should be able to find a decent crate for under $200 I would think. I just put up a barrier between the front and back seats so it's just like one big crate, but there is lots of hair to clean up.

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    Re: Dog crates

    Look on Facebook marketplace. Any airline approved kennel should be fine unless you have a crazy, chewing escape artist.
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    Re: Dog crates

    For what its worth ,my pu rear seats fold flat and I run a DU front/back seat covers for winter .It helps on the seats but the drool is tiresome.After spending a day cleaning the truck I switch to 2 Vari X xlarge kennels in the box lashed with tie downs.I have a 80lb. lab and 55 GSP who is an escape artist ,she can open lever doors no problem ..

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