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Posted: 03/28/06 03:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any experinece with keepimg the dog inside a travel trailer when towing. Does it get too hot? Would Vent covers on the roof allow the vents to stay open and provide airflow? Our Dog is large and very calm. Our tow vehicle is not large enough for her, but we sure would love to take her. She loves to camp!


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I have heard of folks doing that but they did use one of those folding kennels just to be safe. That way the dog still had room to lay down and you didnt have to worry about them running around and maybe knocking things off or over.


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Posted: 03/28/06 05:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please don't even consider putting a dog in the Trailer while towing, the constant movement of the TT is a very uncomfortable way for dog or humans to travel. You may want to try riding in the TT while it is being towed and you will see why I would not recommend a dog traveling this way.

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Posted: 03/28/06 05:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your dog no matter how calm will still freak out in the TT. Take a ride back there yourself for a couple of blocks to see what I mean.....


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I would NEVER let my girls ride inside a travel trailer. PLEASE don't made yours.


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it gets way to hot in a trailer for any pets. we almost lost a dog that way. so we stop doing that and bought a class a motor home and run the air. please dont put your dog in the trailer. hopes this helps.

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We treat our dogs like our kids, and I certainly wouldn't let my kids ride in the trailer.


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Posted: 03/29/06 06:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do a search on this topic, it is raised frequently.

This is a good one to read: Traveling with dog in TT?


There are two schools of thought on this: those that say "not my babies" and those that say it can be done safely (as safe or safer than other forms of transporting dogs: i.e. loose in tow vehicle). There are some guidelines to follow to manage the risks. Do you're own research and decide for yourself what works best for you and your dogs.

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* This post was edited 03/29/06 06:25am by BCSnob *


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Posted: 03/29/06 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everyone has a different opinion on this.
Mine is not, no, not ever. (and in some states it is illegal).

My advice is to let one of your family members get in the trailer on a hot day with the windows closed up and ask them to stand in the trailer while you drive up around town for a half an hour.

After you let them out and if they haven't tried to kill you, ask them how the ride was, and if they thought your pets would enjoy and/or be safe while riding in the TT? [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/29/06 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would never do it. If your dog won't fit in your TV, then take 2 cars if you want to take him. [emoticon]


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