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Old 02-22-2014, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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)
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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.
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My dog lays in the back seat with a seat belt on.
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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!
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My dog lays in the back seat with a seat belt on.
maybe worth a try!
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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.
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dog would rather lay in the back seat anyways. the can stare out the window and watch the cows go by
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Thanks everyone, I wish she'd fit in my sports car! LOL
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