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Old 11-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Variocage.....anyone have one?

I am purchasing a new car and looking to have a more suitable containment system for Gus. I want him and I to both be safe and being he is on the road alot, I want something that stays in the car.
Custom made products are out of my price range but I have found this and so far looks like it might be what I'm looking for.

Anyone here have any input before I spend 1k on this?

I am looking at the Double XL model.





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personally think that a quality safety harness might be better.

Don't have children in 'boxes' but have safety restraints.

my opinion.
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I appreciate your suggestion but a harness is not an option. I will not have my dog spreading mud etc throughout my new car. He is a working dog and will have full days in all kinds of weather conditions at multiple sites. It's not practical for me to use a harness. I need some sort of crating system. It's between this system and a zinger winger aluminum crate as I need a side door on the crate.
If he were a child he would most definately be in a seat belt type system.
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personally think that a quality safety harness might be better.

Don't have children in 'boxes' but have safety restraints.

my opinion.


A little research will reveal the fact that harnesses do more harm than good in an accident.

One harness even decapitated a dog.

I have no idea what you mean by "children in boxes."
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In case you didn't see this, Saphire:

Product Review: Double XXL Variocage | Four Paw Drive
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It looks very sharp and durable.
I like it saphire,
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If I had the right vehicle for one (basically an SUV) I would consider the variocage. But I have a truck and already spent my money on aluminum dog boxes. . I wound up with welded Owens boxes as several discouraged me from rivets (like in the zinger, which does have its following though)

I think how it fits is very important because of how it works but this model has been tested. I also like the design which would encourage the dog to lay down.

I also prefer to crate. I am not sure there is really good data on the harnesses and what I have seen concerns me.
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Product Review: Double XXL Variocage | Four Paw Drive
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Thanks to the help of very special friend who has become a very important person to me in my life, Gus has been outfitted with a new car and cage system.
After reading reviews on multiple crates and different car systems, I went with the Variocage. I put together myself sooooo it is quite simple and easy to install.

Here is the completed system.











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Very nice!!
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