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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 26-09-2007, 15:43 Thread Starter
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Dog Box for tow bar

Hi

I am looking for a dog box / transport box for a dog which attaches to a tow-bar. Anybody got any suggestions/web-sites as to where to look.

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I don't think you find anything to transport dogs outside a vehicle.
But see http://www.roywoodtransits.co.uk for conversions to van interiors etc.
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Hi, with regard to a carrier/box try Drop on Carriers - Lutterworth.
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Tell me you are joking, a dog in a box mounted on a tow bar what happens if someone hits you up your back side.
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Tell me you are joking, a dog in a box mounted on a tow bar what happens if someone hits you up your back side.
The last person to go anywhere near my backside regretted it. What's that got to do with a dog in a box?

Dougie.
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Anyone who treats a dog like that , should maybe consider why they bother to keep a dog.

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I have to agree with Spacerunner, I wouldn't dream of putting my dog in a box outside on the back end of the MH, apart from the obvious danger, ie rear end shunt, (For Dougie: this is when someone drives their vehicle into the rear of yours ). it would cause him a lot of distress.

Just recently my brother in law pulled up at the toll booth on the Severn crossing and this young woman just drove into the rear end of his caravan as if he wasn't there, and she could offer no explanation. imagine if there'd been a dog in a box--------------
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I am sure that its possible to have a box made up for your dog that would fit on your tow bar. But please do give it a little more thought, exhaust fume are not very good for the poor muts health, and heaven forbid if some one drives into the back of you, who gets it first. If, and I'm sure you are an animal lover you won't consider a dog box on your tow bar.
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re pet trailer

Yes there are quite a few companies that actually make a towable dog carrying system, actually a mobile dog kennel that si towed behind the vehicle, i have 4 working gundogs that i also show and have seen a few of these , i I personally would never use this system as the dangers involved with towing such a contraption is frighteningi, not only the exhaust fumes, but just the vunerability of animals in this type of carrier. also the road noise and there is no way to regulate heat and cold, stuck in traffic would be a nightmare as all the ones i have seen are made of metal, if you want a carrier or cage to specifications to fit inside a vehicle a very good co mpany is lintrane who will make any cage of similar to fit a vehicle custom made and are at a reasonable price have used them every time a get a new vehicle , they do understand dog safety, PM me if you require name , no. or address
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whats the difference between a bespoke dog trailer and a hitch mounted box? IMHO - very little - if some prat is going to rear end you the result is the same. I see loads of dog lovers transporting valuable show animals in trailers ,so are they irresponsible pet owners? Apart from the exhaust fumes I see no problem in carrying an animal in a well ventilated but not draughty box
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