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Retrofitting my wheels in an attempt to make them more dog friendly. Extra large hamster water bottle to keep the pup hydrated. Dog seat cover to keep the original seat cover clean. And a dog seat belt, if i ever get pulled over for speeding hopefully the officer is a dog lover, he/she sees this setup they'll tear that ticket up fast. Keep your eyes open in the review arena, will eventually post some in depth reviews of these items...


 

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Any of it. All of it. I'd be more worried about fido launching out the windshield or getting a hamster water nozzle through it's face during an accident. Other than safety concerns the whole operation seems pointless and a lot of work for nothing. I take the dogs on road trips, they go in a crate, they go in the back, they get water when we stop to pee. It's the safe way to do things.
 

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Any of it. All of it. I'd be more worried about fido launching out the windshield or getting a hamster water nozzle through it's face during an accident. Other than safety concerns the whole operation seems pointless and a lot of work for nothing. I take the dogs on road trips, they go in a crate, they go in the back, they get water when we stop to pee. It's the safe way to do things.
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That rig, particularly the hangar hook and the bottle nozzle, looks like an accident waiting to happen. If there's a passenger airbag it's even more dangerous.
Oh I hadn't thought about that, ouch!!! I think fido will be submarined under the dash at that point but you never know
 

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Best way to transport a dog is a crate in the back (at least the back seat). You can anchor it with the standard seat belt. Loose dog in a vehicle is a missile in an accident. Those dog safety harnesses are notoriously useless in an accident.

I have a truck with a cap and the dog is back there in a lockable dog box (Zinger) that cost me around $800. There is a water dish back there secured to the crate that is easy to remove for cleaning. My dog fiddles with any sort of flooring in the crate (even a truck mud flap) so I put a piece of plywood in the crate bottom. The bare crate bottom is metal and slippery.

Your set up which I know you put a lot of thought into is dangerous in the event of an accident.
 

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Not the same as your jeep of course, but I had a buddy slam on the brakes and his dog’s nose broke his AC/Heat vent….. pushed it right in

I transport 3 dogs in one of my jeeps

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i try not to worry about everything that could happen but i rather take my chances with my dog in the front seat where i have instant access to it as opposed to stowed away in a cage in the back of my wheels. Its obvious some folks ain't never seen how fast a vehicle is engulfed in flames once its caught on fire. And if you don't like seeing my dog in the front seat, you're gonna love my mc setup...
 

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Ain't never seen a vehicle engulfed in flames where the blaze actually started in the rear.

Therefore, seems a cage in the back would be the best and safest place to stow .. it.

And buy a fire extinguisher. Just to ease that worried mind.
 

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Ain't never seen a vehicle engulfed in flames where the blaze actually started in the rear.

Therefore, seems a cage in the back would be the best and safest place to stow .. it.

And buy a fire extinguisher. Just to ease that worried mind.
Fire extinguisher doen't help much if i'm pinned behind the wheel. But i'd at least be able to reach over and toss the dog out the window to semi safety. Of course then it be dealing with roadway traffic but that's better than the alternative...
 

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Impact injuries are vastly more common than burn injuries in vehicle accidents.
i appreciate how most are seriously pointing the many daily dangers of the living. Believe me or not when i say i do weigh my options and do what i think is best and anyone who disagrees with me, that's your opinion. With that said, i didn't start this thread to debate anyone on safety. Show off your personal setup or please start your own safety thread. Currently trying to get this weekends gear together, haven't got the time nor the will to convince anyone to see things differently than they already do. Thanks for your cooperation, and keep your eyes open for my "labor day 2021 gateway" post...
 

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i appreciate how most are seriously pointing the many daily dangers of the living. Believe me or not when i say i do weigh my options and do what i think is best and anyone who disagrees with me, that's your opinion. With that said, i didn't start this thread to debate anyone on safety. Show off your personal setup or please start your own safety thread. Currently trying to get this weekends gear together, haven't got the time nor the will to convince anyone to see things differently than they already do. Thanks for your cooperation, and keep your eyes open for my "labor day 2021 gateway" post...
Last but not least, did i mention i'm an eggcellent driver...?
 

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Ain't never seen a vehicle engulfed in flames where the blaze actually started in the rear.

Therefore, seems a cage in the back would be the best and safest place to stow .. it.

And buy a fire extinguisher. Just to ease that worried mind.
I had a fire extinguisher mounted in my car once, it was a requirement at the track...
 

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Not the same as your jeep of course, but I had a buddy slam on the brakes and his dog’s nose broke his AC/Heat vent….. pushed it right in

I transport 3 dogs in one of my jeeps

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So much depends on the size of the dogs in question. I have a hound whose crate won't fit in my Subaru. I can cram him into a 36" metal crate (plastic is too small), but given how poorly commercial crates withstand accidents, I think he might be better off tethered in the back seat.
 

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Here is my set up. Water bowl carrier is fixed to the bars of the crate door and can easily be removed. It is always in there though empty when traveling over non interstate roads because it will slop.
The crate is made by Zinger and is lockable.

Note the shovel handle... that is fir anyone who messes with my track. I can bury the bodies .. 😂
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Any of it. All of it. I'd be more worried about fido launching out the windshield or getting a hamster water nozzle through it's face during an accident. Other than safety concerns the whole operation seems pointless and a lot of work for nothing. I take the dogs on road trips, they go in a crate, they go in the back, they get water when we stop to pee. It's the safe way to do things.
I agree. Dog needs seat harness.
 
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