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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Side by side crates in SUV

Does anyone of you have these crates? http://www.amazon.com/MidWest-Side-Double-Plastic-Inches/product-reviews/B000ZLY0KU/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
I wonder if they are big enough for my GSD (60 lbs) and the other a Rough Collie.
If I win the lottery I will get the Variocage double but that is not an option now.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 09:06 AM
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All it shows you is the home screen for Amazon....not the product.

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I'll respond a bit later. I am seriously thinking of taking the plunge... erhhh...taking on the debt.... and getting one of these. My Dutch is 65lb. I'm going to measure my Subaru Forester for one today and I'll share that info.

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Well the ones that are side by side for SUVs are normally 21" wide which is pretty narrow. I always would set a platform over the wheel wells when I had an SUV and sit my crates on top --so they could have more floor room. Gives you storage underneath as well. Of course you have to have the headroom. Platform easy enough to do - plywood and 2x4s takes a few hours.

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I found that it's really important to measure your specific vehicle as it was hard to tell from the websites which crate fits which car and which dog.

I've got a Single XL which fits in my SUV, but there wouldn't be room for a double without compromising on the room for each dog. Our supplier also said that it's important to fit it behind the back seat and to not try it with the rear seats down, as that could endanger people in the front seats, so that limits the depth of the cage too.
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I found that it's really important to measure your specific vehicle as it was hard to tell from the websites which crate fits which car and which dog.

I've got a Single XL which fits in my SUV, but there wouldn't be room for a double without compromising on the room for each dog. Our supplier also said that it's important to fit it behind the back seat and to not try it with the rear seats down, as that could endanger people in the front seats, so that limits the depth of the cage too.
Use tie-downs to secure the crate to the car and it won't be endangering anyone. I positioned my crate as far inwards (on top of folded rear seats) as possible to keep it away from the car's crumple zone. I'd do the same with the "crumple tested" Variocage, too.
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OK, these are the ones I ordered today: https://www.amazon.com/MidWest-Side-...+crate+midwest
They are the same inside width as the Vari Kennel she uses now. Deja is only 60 lbs

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OK, these are the ones I ordered today: https://www.amazon.com/MidWest-Side-...+crate+midwest
They are the same inside width as the Vari Kennel she uses now. Deja is only 60 lbs
I have these. (2010 Ford Escape) It's a comfortable fit for two of my dogs. My oldest female is the larger of three, (25")...she fits but I wouldn't want to take her on a long trip in there, she takes up the whole crate. Love the two doors, real handy.
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I think it is EliteK9 that has on their websites custom crates/configurations for assorted vehicles. They are spendy but they will protect your dog much better than the wire cages.
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