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Old 03-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #15
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I'll post pics of the finished modification, and of the snake
Looking forward to the photos. I take care of my neighbor's snakes while she's on the road, so will have to show her your mod.
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Haha, yep! My mom is the definition of a badass, for many reasons.
The pythons are ball pythons, though, which are docile and don't get much bigger than five feet. Female Colombian Redtail Boas can get up to 9 feet and can be aggressive. Mine has never bit me, but she has tried to bite my mom and brother. So she's going with me.
And yes, I'll definitely post pics!
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:19 PM   #17
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I'd be mostly worried about the cabinet attachment to the shell failing. I don't know that the manufacturer would have designed the cabinet to take that much weight. But it might be ok if you keep the cage on the bed while travelling and then reinstall when you're at your destination.

Also check with the park you want to stay at, because many do not allow 'exotic pets' like snakes.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:37 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input, particularly for the go ahead on bolting things to the ceiling and the input on my snake's comfort level. After inspecting my trailer some more, it seems like it's going to work as that section is very sturdy!
I don't see where anyone has suggested the roof is sturdy enough to hold the tank..... in fact I see a lot of folks suggesting it may not be.

Your best bet is to talk to Casita directly about it as there have been fiberglass roof failures here in the past due to excessive weight on a roof not designed to take it. The added stress to the roof the added weight of the tank will create while bouncing down the road would be a big concern to me. Keep in mind although the roof of your trailer may have an AC on it that specific area that it sits is specially reinforced to hold that weight.... the rest of the roof is not reinforced in the same way.
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Excellent point, yes. Being able to take it down for transport is a brilliant idea, actually. I'll try and come up with a way to do that.
And I didn't know that about exotic pet regulations at campsites. Thanks!
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Ba dum TSH..
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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If you go this route and suspend from ceiling you may want to think about lowering it during transport. This would be a lot easier on the ceiling.
Some sort of hooks for hanging and not permenent.
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I've just shifted this discussion thread to the 'Problem Solving' section, so more people might be able to chime in on possible solutions to the sssnake ssssussspention quessstion.

How about showing us a photo of your Boa?
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I love snakes. Had a ball python in my first grade class until the superintendent decided to pass a no snake rule.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #26
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What is the weight of the snake being kept in it? I've got a flat screen television and DVD player mounted under the cabinet, not a lot of weight. Depending on the plexiglass and other materials used it could be lighter than expected.
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