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Thread: Priefert vs. Option Plus kennels

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    Default Priefert vs. Option Plus kennels

    What are everyones thoughts?

    I've seen the priefets up close and personal, I liked them but they were starting to rust and the latches were difficult to deal with. I've never seen a options plus kennel, but they look to be about the same quality.

    I'm looking to go with 4 runs, concrete pad, k9 condos for shelter and free standing not against a building.

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    I have the exact set-up your thinking about and I am pleased with my purchase from Options Plus. I opted for the platinum line because they are heavy duty and have 2x2 holes on the lower portion of the panels (great for puppies and increased stability). I was able to get them from OP directly through ebay at a significantly lower price than there website. My only complaint is on the door latch system. A dog could nose the latch up and open the door. This is easily solved by securing the latch to the side panel with a clasp. I do think the priefert latch is superior, but I really like my OP.

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    We did a ton of research on which kennel to buy and ended up with the Priefert. I couldn't be happier. You are correct in noticing the rust spots wear they have been damaged. Our kennel came with touch up paint and after we assembled everything I took the time to go over any potential spots with the touch up paint. Even in our wet climate we haven't had the rust develop further. I couldn't be happier. A couple of nice features on these are how easy they breakdown and set up, the clearence for cleaning under the kennel frame, and the epoxy does resist the urine.

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    Hi Lainee,

    I am not familiar with the Op +, but bought a couple of Preiferts this spring. They had been stored outside and the epoxy had been cracked in several spots. I took a wire brush to them, and shot them with some primer. I have the paint to complete the job, but haven't done it yet . I am completely happy with the product though, and as stated earlier, the ease of setup stability etc...

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    Another question. I've seen where kennels were made out of chain link and the person had to sink the posts into the ground to stablize the kennel runs. I'd prefer to have these kennels not permenantly sunk into the ground, however Bullet my pride and joy is a climber, bouncer, nut-case. Can the OP or Preiferts stay in place without having to secure them to the ground? Ultimate goal would be to have a concrete pad with them sitting on top and if I ever sell my house the kennels go with me and the new owners have just a pad to deal with.

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    I'd prefer to have these kennels not permenantly sunk into the ground,
    Lainee,

    Several of my friends use mobile home anchors, 2 on 2 sides depending on the size of the kennel and attach them to the bottom rail of the kennel. Works very well and is cheap.

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    I have a triplex (silver series?) that I have been extremely happy with. Been out in the NY winter for 4 years with out any rust or signs of wear. Good customer service too. Had a tree limb take out one of the stabilizer bars in a storm and they sent me a new one for free and they paid for shipping. Been very pleased with it. The only problem that I have had is one of my girls figured out how to open the latch, so I had to drill a hole and pin her kennel. Other than that - been fantastic.
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    I have my quad platinum series unsecured on a slab and it is no problem. They are heavy and won't budge.

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    I have had ten Prefert kennels for three years now and have not had any problems with them and the look so much better than chain link.

    And talk about easy to put up I put up ten kennels by myself in about two hours, would have taken all day if they where chain link.
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    I have the Options Plus kennel and love them. Customer service was wonderful. Problem is that they say they offer home delivery, but unless you have a fork lift it is best to have it delivered elsewhere. We had ours delivered to the local ag. dealership.

    They are very sturdy. I have 6 indoor/outdoor runs. My only complaint is that the 10' section is actually two 5' panels, which creates a problem when you have slope on your concreate. None of the sections have both feet in the middle on the ground, which makes it move around a bit. I used 1.5" conduit clamps to hold it to the ground and zip screwed the brackets to the panels. Also, with the slope on the concrete (4" in 17') the brackets that they give you to mount it to the wall do not work because their would be too much space at the bottom of the panel. I had to mount a 2x4 to the wall and mount the panel to the 2x4.

    I love the latches. they latch at top and bottom to prevent houdinis from getting out.

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