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    Default aluminun dog crates/boxes question...

    looking at Creative Sports Supply 3 hole box to the bed of my truck...
    anyone purchase from them?
    good... bad... yes.... no... any help?

    jeff

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    I bought one back in 99 and liked it alot. Traded it to Derek for a shotgun about 2 years ago and he still has it. It is a 3 hole, the kennels are a little on the thin side.

    Cray

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    Default re: DOG BOXES

    Take a look at Ainley's !

    Lyle
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    Any new news on this subject? Also what about premier kennels? Is 46 inches too narrow for a 3 hole?
    Thanks in advance.
    Mike Peters

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    I've got a Creative Sports Supply box, its good construction. A friend of mine runs CSS and they do good work, they work primarily in aluminum diamond plate though, but they are good boxes and they will make whatever you want.

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    I heard one of the materials used in boxes make yellow dogs turn silver. Which material is that?
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    Mike Peters

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    Mike,

    I have a late 1998's 2-dog trailer from Premier (diamond plate) and am happy with it. I purchased it second hand. Quality is great and hole sizes are huge. Sorry I can't measure them as I am out of state but can when I return this weekend if you need it (the trailer is on their website).

    I believe its diamond plate that turns yellow dogs silver, but that is not a problem for me, I have the "right" color lab and a marsh mop.

    Only think I do not like is no fan, but has not been an issue today, I just strap on the little kennel fans. Thinking of installing a boat blower to move the air.

    Good luck,

    Steve
    Quote to wife after dating several years....."The dogs were here when you got here and they will be here when you are long gone"

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    I know my aluminum box from Creative Sports Supply has the white insulation stuff (Corriplast I believe it is) and the dog gets none of the oxidation effects

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    Ok guys what would you prefer smooth aluminum or diamond plate on the outside?

    I found 2 one of each and at the same price so now I am torn.

    Thanks,
    Mike Peters

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    Mike,
    If the boxes are "EXACTLY" the same...i.e. size, options, etc,., for the "SAME"
    price, I would go with the smooth. That's MY personal choice. Aluminum turns the yella dogs silver/grey. You can get anodized(sp?) aluminum which doesn't turn them as bad, but stainless steel is the only sure fire way to not have a color change.
    Since you've done the research recently, I'm curious what you have found and prices too. I'll be looking for either a 2hole or 3 hole box this summer.
    If I get the 3 hole I have to get a bigger truck!! What a dilemma :P
    If I can get a smooth aluminum for same price as diamond plate I want to know where. I know Stainless is lighter, doesn't turn dogs color(I have 3 black anyway) and has better resale but it is more expensive to start. I'll probably go with the smooth aluminum.
    Just my opinion,
    Thanks
    MARK GAMMON

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