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Road trip for the first time with the pup...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OffroadJet, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Jan 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    OffroadJet

    OffroadJet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I have a 50lb Dalmatian, 12 years young and going to drive from Florida to NY. He's not too comfortable with car rides but overtime he'll get comfortable. I know there are tons of options of pet covers but wanted to see your set ups.

    I have a double cab 3rd gen. im going to lower the back seats so it would be a little more closed in. We'd love to see some of your set ups and items you used. Also wouldn't mind getting links to what you have and or brand names. I would also be interested in seatbelt connectors so i can attach to my dogs harness for better safety. Thanks all.

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  2. Jan 15, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    Sub'd for the Dalmatian!
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    na8rboy

    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    FYI - Get him a Thunder shirt. They really help to keep them calm on trips/rides. Used on my old English setter.
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    18TRDOR Well-Known Member

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    Good Looking pup you have there!!

    For my Pit in my DCSB I use these,

    Hammock:
    https://www.amazon.com/BarksBar-Ori...d=1579121492&sprefix=dog+hamm,aps,222&sr=8-93

    Door panel protectors:
    https://www.amazon.com/Starlings-Wa...=1579121620&sprefix=door+panel,aps,158&sr=8-4

    So far the combination of those two things has saved the back seat of my truck. He loves riding in the truck and will lay down and start sleeping once we hit the highway. I'll second the suggestion of a "thunder" shirt. My parents senior golden hates car rides now and one of these shirts plus a little CBD oil in her food the morning of her car trip helps her immensely. With those two she doesn't pant constantly and will lay down and relax like she used to when she was a pup.

    Pic of Mopar "Moe" enjoying his favorite past time.
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  5. Jan 15, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Vinci

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    Make sure your harness and buckle are crash rated. I thought my first one was, but it wasn't. The replacement I bought was much more heavily built, with steel buckles and whatnot.
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Tallwalker

    Tallwalker Too tall to hide, too old to run.

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    Be sure to use a harness with the seatbelt lead and not just clip to a neck collar too.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    OffroadJet

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    Thanks all, I will look into this more. Hes not a drooler and doesnt pant. my girl puts him the the front seats and he is very still sitting up. He doesnt look out the window or anything. Just sits quietly facing her lol

    @18TRDOR what size did you get for yours? Standard or XL for the cover? i wont need door covers as he will be just laying down in the back he wont jump up and scratch or dirty the doors
     
  8. Jan 16, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    18TRDOR

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    @OffroadJet I just went back through my orders because I couldn't remember what size it was. It looks like I actually purchased a different brand of cover. I think if I was to do it again. I would order the XL from the first link ( https://www.amazon.com/BarksBar-Ori...d=1579121492&sprefix=dog+hamm,aps,222&sr=8-93 ). My current one covers the back seat bottom well but if you look at the pic I posted you can see where it kind of flops down on the sides of the seat back. The extra width of the XL one would be nice to tuck in behind the seat back for full coverage.

    Link to the cover I actually own:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KK1HNL9/ref=dp_cerb_1
     
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