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Smith3 02-22-2014 10:22 PM

Long drive with dog, SUV or Sedan?
 
I am driving from DC to Boca Raton, FL (1000 miles) in March.

I have two options, 1 my wives older Rav 4 - which has seen better days (it is mechanically sound, not worried about it breaking down) or my 2yo BMW 3 series sedan.

Obviously, the 3 series is much more comfortable to drive, especially 1000 miles.

But, obviously, a nice big crate is out of the question.

Are there any options for taking her in the sedan or am I crazy for even pondering it (ie: go with the SUV)

kr16 02-22-2014 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Smith3 (Post 5069298)
I am driving from DC to Boca Raton, FL (1000 miles) in March.

I have two options, 1 my wives older Rav 4 - which has seen better days (it is mechanically sound, not worried about it breaking down) or my 2yo BMW 3 series sedan.

Obviously, the 3 series is much more comfortable to drive, especially 1000 miles.

But, obviously, a nice big crate is out of the question.

Are there any options for taking her in the sedan or am I crazy for even pondering it (ie: go with the SUV)

Why do you need a crate? Go with the better car.

trcy 02-22-2014 10:28 PM

My dog lays in the back seat with a seat belt on.

Smith3 02-22-2014 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kr16 (Post 5069322)
Why do you need a crate? Go with the better car.

She just always travels in it - of course never this long of a trip!

Smith3 02-22-2014 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by trcy (Post 5069346)
My dog lays in the back seat with a seat belt on.

maybe worth a try!

doggiedad 02-23-2014 12:25 AM

if your dog is car comfortable take the Beamer. stop often
to give the dog a break. include breaks in your travel time.
allow for a lot of breaks.

i have a hammock in the back of my car. my car is to small
for a crate.

boomer11 02-23-2014 01:37 AM

dog would rather lay in the back seat anyways. the can stare out the window and watch the cows go by

Smith3 02-23-2014 08:13 AM

Thanks everyone, I wish she'd fit in my sports car! LOL


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