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Old 08-18-2015, 09:09 PM   #21
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we are in the process of upgrading, but had our trailer for about a month, only took it out a few times before deciding to upgrade. That said, I just really don't think it would stay cool enough in there on a hot day. after towing for one hour on a hot day, our fridge that had been cooling for a good day before we left, and was ice cold WHEN we left, all of the items were room temp when we got there. That was in the FRIDGE. and the trailer was roasting. Even with the windows open, I can't imagine it being cool enough. I have a small dog, I'd be scared to death to leave her in the trailer. I'd fear opening the door and finding her in a bad way.

I understand the struggle though - luckily our dog is only 15 or so pounds. even in her crate, we can put her on the seat with us. I dont' know what we'd do with a bigger dog - other than what others suggested and put them in a crate in the back. even on a hot day, there's a lot of ventilation in a crate.

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Old 08-19-2015, 05:40 AM   #22
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We have a piece of memory foam covered with a sheet we keep on the back seat of my truck for our dog. She is more comfortable than me on trips.


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Old 08-20-2015, 11:13 AM   #23
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My three dogs are all 50 to 80 pounds and are happy in the back of my super cab, which isn't very big. Livestock travel in stock and horse trailers that have plenty of open air pouring over them, not in rolling ovens that our RVs can become. It's not something I'd subject my dogs to, but that's just me.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:54 PM   #24
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:29 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by MOCamper View Post
In the great state of MO humans are allowed to ride in the trailer. We camp with people with disabilities that the DW or DH will ride on bed when they are not feeling the best. Glad we still have personal freedom here in the center of the country. BTW lots of dogs ride in the trailer in this neck of the woods.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:03 PM   #26
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MOCamper, " Glad we still have personal freedom here in the center of the country."
Maybe not so much I'm thinking. The Land of the Free has slipped from being the 17th most free country in the world to 20th. No doubt we'll be slipping further soon. Laughingly, five reasons were listed, #1 being big government. The next 4 were all due to #1. Over regulation, etc. We're done.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:16 PM   #27
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We have #100 black lab/great dane mix. He is a member of the family and rides in the back seat of the truck. Has a crate in the back of the TT when in the camp ground, since he is still pretty young and likes to chew on every thing in sight.

We live in the southeast. Inside of TT would be way too hot without a/c while on the road.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:50 PM   #28
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Since I live in South Florida and most of our camping will be down south , I could imagine
how HOT the trailer will get underway , So I should have thought more before even asking that question , I guess up in the great white north you could get away with it for small travel

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Old 08-24-2015, 02:03 PM   #29
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We used to let our big dogs ride in the TT. My dog loved to lay on our bed and look out the window. We did leave some sliders open for cross ventilation. We never did it in extreme heat or over 4 hour trips. Our big goldens loved it. We never had a problem. I don't have a problem with things flying all over our camper or coming out of cabinets during travel. We now have a small farm at home so our dogs stay home with our house sitter when we travel. We miss them when we camp.
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