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Thread: Dog in Car/Crate...HT/FT...Hot Weather Advice?

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    Open the windows. That seems to work well.
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    None of the above if you actually have a car and crate.
    Get a stake out chain, park where dog can't be run over by someone parking next to you, stake dog out so they can hang out under car and be cool. ( after exhaust is cool).
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    When it is 90 degrees plus and no shade to be found I've just bit the bullet and put my dog's crate (wire crate for best air flow) in the back seat of my truck and left the engine running and the AC on full blast. You've got to make sure you've got plenty of fuel and check the vehicle frequently in case the AC quit working or something like that. I got tired of doing the fans and all that stuff and having my dog's tongue dragging the ground when he got out of the truck while the dogs fortunate enough to be riding in a nice rig were nice and fresh when they hit the ground. I'm not saying that some of these setups don't work well for those suggesting them. I wasn't satisfied with what I was able to do with mine and since I just have 1 dog (and just 1 before him) this solution works for me in extreme heat.

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    How long does the battery last running that?
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    I have a 2 door Ruff Tuff in the back seat of my truck. Sun shades in the windows, rear doors open with a shade cloth providing shade. I have a fan on 1 of the doors. I also put a frozen 2 liter bottle of water in the crate. He seems to be happy when I check on him every 10 mins.
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    A stake out in shade is best. Bring a canopy or large beach umbrella if no shade is available.

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    To those that use the reflector shield on their windshields. You need put them on the outside of the car. If the shield is inside you are just reflecting heat back and forth from the window, which increases the temp in the vehicle. You need to stop the sun BEFORE it gets into the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntinDawg View Post
    When it is 90 degrees plus and no shade to be found I've just bit the bullet and put my dog's crate (wire crate for best air flow) in the back seat of my truck and left the engine running and the AC on full blast. You've got to make sure you've got plenty of fuel and check the vehicle frequently in case the AC quit working or something like that. I got tired of doing the fans and all that stuff and having my dog's tongue dragging the ground when he got out of the truck while the dogs fortunate enough to be riding in a nice rig were nice and fresh when they hit the ground. I'm not saying that some of these setups don't work well for those suggesting them. I wasn't satisfied with what I was able to do with mine and since I just have 1 dog (and just 1 before him) this solution works for me in extreme heat.

    Condensation on the windows regards.


    X2, letting the vehicle run with the AC on is not for everyone but it works for me and my two dogs.

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    I have the ryobi fan, and am considering building a hillbilly AC system with a 5 gal bucket, ice fishing minnow bucket, and PVC pipe. I can freeze block ice for free in my freezer and put in a cooler, drop it in the bucket and have the fan blow over the ice acting as an a/c system of sorts. I also have a canopy, and plan on running a wireless temp guage from the truck to wherever I'm standing.

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    I plan to use a deep cycle battery with a small inverter and a small fan.
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