I am starting to look for an actual dog box to replace the plastic crate I have been using, and I want to be sure to put the health and welfare of my dog above all other concerns. Thus, I am most concerned about any temperature difference between the two under similar hot and cold conditions.
With that in mind, as far as temperature goes, is there any real difference in a properly ventilated (with powered fans) and insulated aluminum box as opposed to a stainless box? I would rather have stainless anyway, but the cost and the inability to easily remove it from my truck have caused me to explore other options for the time being.
If anybody has any actual evidence of temperatures on a side-by-side comparison that would be great. Any other tips you may have, like make sure you have some corrugated material inside an aluminum box so the oxidation doesn't get all over your dog,would be welcome as well. This would be a large purchase for me (i.e., for my wife to approve) and I am trying to gather as much information as possible from those who have been there and done that.