View Full Version : DIY Series Owens Dog Box
03-09-2008, 01:49 AM
Has anyone seen or used one of these and are they worth the $$?
I may not have a way to get any dog box up here. (My ex-brother in law may fly up instead of driving a box up since gas prices are going up.)
03-09-2008, 07:23 PM
A buddy of mine made a very nice 2 hole box using that companies kits, I'd reccomend it if your looking to make a custom box and save some cash! If I wasn't using a van and 2 collapsable creates I'd do it in a second!
03-09-2008, 08:16 PM
I had the 2 hole w/ top storage it wasn't the diy it fit in my Ford Ranger and Mazda B3000 and my labs fit in it well could get turned around. temp drop about 10 to 15 degrees inside in the summer and would put a block of ice to cool it down more. Great for the price.
03-09-2008, 08:44 PM
It will be $120 for shipping. I figure I could create a decent box with good insulation and water proof it. Just was curious if anyone had built one.
03-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I paid about $500 for mine plus about $150 shipping. well worth the price for me.
06-15-2008, 12:47 AM
Well, the box came out awesome! Just remember to use 1/2 inch plywood instead of 3/4. I wanted a sturdy box. You can do a lot with this kit. Woody and Lucy get to try it out this next weekend. If your out the Wasilla way for the tests, come by the truck and check it out.
06-15-2008, 03:49 PM
I built two of these boxes....then I mounted them on my trailer with my storage box and PVC water tank. I put rubber mats in the bottom and also used metal drywall corners on all exposed wood corners inside the box to deter chewing. Cheaper alternative to an aluminum 4 dog trailer!!
06-15-2008, 06:08 PM
Where did you get the rubber mats from?
06-17-2008, 02:04 PM
I buy 4' x8' rubber horse stall mats from farm supply stores....cut them with a straight edge and utility knife. I used them in 8 Dog Den II's, all my dog boxes and these boxes I made for my trailer. They are thick, clean easy, and provide insulation during the cold months. Dogs can't seem to chew them which is a must. They are also easy to dry.
06-18-2008, 03:15 AM
Thank you for the info. We get to break this baby in this weekend.
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