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Old 08-10-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Big Dog's in trailer while 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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Old 08-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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A lot of bouncing around takes place inside the trailer, don't think allowing them loose would be a good idea. Perhaps in a cage which would also protect them from something falling out of a cabinet and from being flung around. JMHO
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We debated this for a while, its a hotly debated topic on the RV Forums, and we ultimately went with crated in the back of the truck. If it's to hot or to long for the back of truck they sit out that trip, which has only happend a couple times.

This is the only reason we don't have a 5r right now. When we sold the orignal TT and were looking for the current we seriously considered a 5r, but the loss of the truck bed for our dog was the deciding factor.

Personally, I think if you crate them and secure the crate in the trailer then it will be fine. You still need to be congnizant of the same elements for the back of the truck, namely heat of cold.

I might add, when we made the original decision we had two dogs. A 60 LB Boxer and 95 lb Boxer/Mastif Mix. The boxer lost a long and hard fought battel with cancer, so now we are only hauling one dog and crate.
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Thank you ,
I am looking at a bunk bed trailer , and when I had my class A we set the bottom bunk up with a big cage and the dogs stayed in there when driving
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Is it legal?

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That's what im wondering?
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That's what im wondering?
At worst I think it would be a state to state thing, there are states where people can ride in a travel trailer (please note I am not advocating thats a good idea), cant imagine pets would be an issue in those states. See the link below

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Hi All,
I don't think it's a good idea. First as others said there is a lot of bouncing happening in a TT even if you have a WDH set at optimum. Also if you're in the southwest states like Arizona the heat would be too brutal. Crate them in the back of the truck if it's hot wet a sheet and cover the crate it will act like a swamp cooler. I have a Tundra Double Cab as well and save the back seat for our Lab/Sharpai mix. He is 65 lbs.
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I had one of my Wi-Fi cameras that pan in the TT and we were watching how bad it bounces around while traveling, there is no way we would subject our 2 dogs and parrot to those conditions. The back bunk area was by far the worst place to be, as everything was being bounced around. The two forward facing drawers used to open and close until I secured them for travel. It was unbelievable when we were traveling at 55mph on a road that was not smooth. If a person was back there they would have their head over the Jon heaving. The scene from the Lucy movie over did it, but at times not by much. To me it would fall under animal cruelty....
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If I remember, in Sept when we head back home, I will make a video and post it. We put up the back seats in the truck and they travel in their crates back there
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I never found any laws preventing it when I researched. Livestock is frequently moved in trailers, both bumper pull and 5r. As was mentioned in some states, with two-way communication, passengers can ride in trailers equipped with safety belts. Not sure why pets in proper crates would be an issue.

We personally just felt better about crates in the back of the truck.
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