On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 22:26:10 GMT, "Alan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Derry Argue wrote:
>>> Ideas needed for keeping three dogs, two large, one small,
>>> in the
>>> back of a Series III.
>> If I was going to where you want to go, I wouldn't start from
>> If I were you (and I'm not), I'd make a dog crate to fit the
>> available space. That will contain the dogs and all the
>> accompanying dust and dirt.
>> I have made airline travelling boxes for my own dogs for years.
>> I make the end frames of 2"X1"; then use 1/8" ply for the top,
>> bottom, and sides; mesh on the door and end.
>> So long as a dog cannot get its teeth around an edge, light
>> materials like this are quite strong enough and because it is
>> very light you can remove the box quickly and easily.
>> Just another idea for you. Email if you want the design.
>However, I'm only allowed to use power tools under close supervision :-)
Derry's right. My dogs travel in boxes in the Volvo. This started
because I didn't want hair and slobber all over my nice new Volvo.
The dogs are happier in there than loose - they lay down and stay
relaxed. They don't get carsick because they aren't jumping about the
place, and they don't scare the life out of cyclists at traffic
In a crash, they will fare much better as the box will hold them in
place rather than flinging them into the dog guard at high speed.
I can also use the luggage space above the boxes .
You can buy a good sized plastic dog box for about £50 from a kennels
'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
'03 Volvo V70
My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
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