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I have a ford explorer and keep 2 36" kennels in the cargo area for my dogs. I love my explorer.

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I have a town and country and I LOVE the room. I wouldn't be seen dead in one years ago. But now I couldn't be happier. The room and stow and go seating is perfect. Plus I love that the minivan allows space from the entire floor of the vehicle to the ceiling. I have seen some of the SUV's have a smaller cargo area that is more raised making it harder to fit crates in.

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Minivan has bigger cargo space than normal sized SUV (Pilot, Explore, 4 runner, etc)
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Another vote for a minivan here. Works great with the back seats removed. When I moved, I had the option to crate both dogs and both cats with LOTS of extra room. Wouldn't travel any other way!

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I looked at the Honda Pilot, I love it! The size is perfect & it looks like it will hold two aluminum crates with the 2nd row still up. Does anyone have an pictures of their pilot with two kennels?
I wanna see some pics too! This is what I am thinking of getting.

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I use a minivan, absolutely cannot beat the price, the amount of space, and the gas mileage. However if I was going SUV I'd probably look at the Honda Pilot and Toyota Rav4.
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I would think that the rav4 would be way to small to be useful.
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Dodge Durango, ford flex are my 2 votes.

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The Rav4 is small, I am not looking for a minivan. I am still looking to have a back seat for extra storage and passengers if needed. I think I am sold on the Honda Pilot. Thanks
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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I'm looking at doing the same thing (currently driving a MINI Cooper), but once the second dog comes will probably need something bigger. I know it works for sure with the Honda Pilot (a member at my club has this set up) and will most likely work with the Ford Explorer and any SUV of that size.

I'll probably go with a quarter ton pick up and just put that cover on it. Run some ducts back there for air/heat when needed. This way the fur stays out of the passenger zone.
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