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    Is it safe to have a dog travel, crated with crate bolted down, in a fifth wheel that is being towed?

  • #2
    I have a friend who travels that way with his dog. The cage is not bolted down, but up front against the cabinets. His dog is a real pain in the truck, yapping and jumping around, so he is there just to keep him out of their hair on the road. My dogs have always traveled with me in the truck. Max, my bull mastiff, was a 100,000 mile dog, but he filled the back seat..
    The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

    2020 Ram 3500 diesel dually, curt hitch, 60 gal aux tank with tool box, Airlift 7500, RM RV GPS
    32-5m, basement slide, bedrm air & TV,, fireplace, 5.5 onan, LT Endurance G, rear camera,TPMS


    • #3
      Be very careful where you run your bolts...... snagging a water-line, electrical wiring or waste pipe could be expensive to locate / access / repair.
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      2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD:SRW, Duramax / Allison 6.6L Turbo-Diesel, Extended Cab, Long Bed, 4x4, Reese 16K Hitch, 50gal In-Bed Fuel Tank (85 gals total)

      2016 Arctic Fox 29-5T: Six-Point Leveling System, Fireplace, Two A/C's, Honda EU2000i Generator, TST "507" Tire Monitoring System, King-Size Bed, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 50amp Surge Protector, 16gal Water Heater, Slide-Toppers, Power-Reel, A/C 'Soft-Start", 'G Rated' Sailun Tires.


      • #4
        What we may do is tie the crate to a heavy piece of furniture or wedge it between two solid things


        • #5
          There are some YouTube videos out there where some have put a video camera operating during travel. One I know of was a few years ago on the channel for Big Truck Big RV.
          Rolland & Judie, 1 Sheltie, Brinkley

          2013 GMC Yukon Denali, 6.2 liter, no mods

          2021 19' Other Brand Travel Trailer


          • #6
            My DW would have a stroke...heh. I built an "L" shaped plywood contraption for the back seat of our truck. Takes up about 2/3 rds of the seat. Lined with blue foam sleeping pad stuff to give them some traction. The two dogs have traveled well over 50,000 miles in that. I suggested putting them in the bed of the truck under the topper but that idea got the icy stare with shrieks treatment too. Whatever you do do not put them in a crate on top of the truck if you ever contemplate running for office..
            James and Cindy Kramer
            Arctic Fox 25Y 2016-2012 Ford F350 4WD
            Fulltime starting summer 2020