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    I have a truck topper and haul my dog in it in a crate. I have a sliding front and side windows for air circulation but it still gets hot back there. Has anyone put a thermometer with a remote receiver in the back and the display up in the cab so you can monitor the temp back there while traveling. If so does it work and what type do you use.

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    Go to Lowes or Home depot. They will have a selection.
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    Yes .... Use a Lacrosse thermometer with remote sensor. Can be found on Amazon.com
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    I've used the remote with success. Seems like the cheaper ones don't last long, however. You will find them on clearance this time of year. I did add a 1 1/2" thick sheet of building insulation foam to the ceiling of my cap. It made a HUGE difference in temperature. I can park in the sun and it will be as cool as under a shade tree inside.

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    I put in Reflectix insulation and run a box fan, and that made a large difference. I bought a cheap video baby monitor for like $50 from amazon, and now I can see if they're panting excessively. It also has a temperature gauge.

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    Fiberglass absorbs heat so yes on insulating the topper. I used the bubble wrap type sandwiched between reflective AL. Easy to glue in place.
    Now have a sst 4 hole topper and put in an inexpensive remote read thermometer. You can find them for less than $25.

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    What temps are you guys seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satin69 View Post
    What temps are you guys seeing?
    Same as outside temps. You're not going to air condition a topper or dog box with just a fan. But a well insulated topper will not turn into an oven. When the temp hits 90 I put frozen water bottles or bags of ice in the boxes. Keeps pups very comfortable.

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    Good tips!

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    Anyone try a poor man's air conditioner?
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