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Vagabond Homeschool wrote:

Thanks to all for your responses!

It sounds like truck cabs might be bigger than I think. I was thinking the amount of space in second row would be similar to our current vehicle (Mazda CX9). Our second row is too small when boys are there hence we put doggo in the third row area with seats folded down. Seems like the bigger trucks might have more room. We'll just have to start shopping around and see. We've never owned a truck before ;-)


Ive had my 22 year old daughter and her boyfriend and the 2 labs in the back with room for more... the cabs have gotten larger on these full size trucks


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Teach the dog to ride on the floor board. He will be safer there in an accident and out of the way. That is where my dogs ride.

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Vagabond Homeschool wrote:

Thanks to all for your responses!

It sounds like truck cabs might be bigger than I think. I was thinking the amount of space in second row would be similar to our current vehicle (Mazda CX9). Our second row is too small when boys are there hence we put doggo in the third row area with seats folded down. Seems like the bigger trucks might have more room. We'll just have to start shopping around and see. We've never owned a truck before ;-)


Then you'll be surprised by how much room crew cab pi kups have. Our F150 crew cab has amazing room in back. The amount of floorspace is big. Plenty for two kids and a large dog. And we owned an 80lb golden retriever.

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I fold down the 40 side of the 60/40 split and the 80lb golden retriever gets that section, the 60% goes to my teenagers that are 5’9”, and 6’2”. My daughter normally rides in the middle, and the dog is half in her lap, so the dog wins.


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I hate to say this. But, there is not a truly good answer per say. My two malamutes at 125-150 lbs usually rode in crates in the pickup bed with 6 people in a crew cab, there is no room for large dogs! This place generally speaking worked, until the day it was 100+F. I found that day they preferred being in crates over the trailer axles. I went from fight them to get into their crates, to they went into crates, plopped down and looked at me with a let's get going, we're happy!
I'm not going to get into a right, wrong etc here. As there are many opinions on this. This is what worked for me.

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Think about a dog riding in the truck continuously. Space isn’t the issue, but I couldn’t do the hair and dirt and grunge regularly.
Have 3 dogs and the rodent terminator cat. If I couldn’t leave them home, I’d have zero pets, or they’d ride in the bed.
We took our dogs everywhere for a while. Topper on the truck bed. Hot weather is tough. We’d wet them down regularly when hot.


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a half ton crew cab has a ton of room, remember most manufacturers have 3 cap choices. the little backseat and the big back seat are very different. as an example my f150 crew cap has WAY more room in the back seat than my wifes explorer (that a lot of people buy because its a good 'family' vehicle


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Generally big dogs travel better in crates, as they do not have to fight to retain their balance in a moving vehicle. As they do not have hands to grip with, motions, expecially quick or hard stops, can cause them to fall or have to scrabble to keep their balance. In our motor home, our two, (50 and 80 pounds) wantyed their crates back on the back bed, usually with the doors open, where they could lay down, curl up, and be safe. They liked the security of the smaller space.


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No kids here but 3 dogs... a nearly 50lb basset hound, a 65lb boxer, and a 80-90lb (we aren't sure as he's still growing) bloodhound/boxer mix. They all ride in the backseat with plenty of room. I think your kids and dog will be fine. We do fold the seats up so they travel on the floor.


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Prob plenty of room to ride in front passenger floor as well once the human passenger is comfy. It's a pretty safe spot w plenty of cool air available.

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