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Old 02-13-2016, 11:16 AM   #21
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Hi, Kardon,
He sounds awesome. A BIG fellow! Both breeds are super dogs. I hear you about the hair...fawn pugs have an undercoat that won't quit.

We're in opposite corners of the country...hope the weather is tolerable there! The news sounds COLD...drizzly and a bit windy here, nearing the upper 40s right now; a fairly mild winter.

I can see why you'd want a little van to give him room!

Our girls took a while to get used to being crated in the van...the older one (13, the mom) still howls for up to several hours when we start out, but she finally gives up and for the rest of the trip only makes a few half-hearted attempts.




OH--bit of 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan info: When we bought our amerigo, it had an electronic jack on it and we thought, "cool" but then found we could NOT open the back van door! So we had to get a different jack and had it welded to the tongue further back. Be aware the back hatch/lift/cargo door needs clearance! Hoping to save you a bit of cost and hassle (and surprise, at least) I hope.
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Thanks Kai for the info on the back door. We went down and signed off on it this morning so I hope it works okay. The dealer is installing the hitch and wiring and we will pick it up this week. Hopefully, we've done our homework and everything will work out. Karen
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I meant to mention, winter has been extremely mild here (for Maine) until this week. Temps at night are dropping below zero. Still, I've seen it worse. Kr
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Hello Kai, Karen and Dan,
We had a big dog, Bernese Mountain Dog nearly 3 years, which led camping with a Dodge Caravan.

We took possession of the dog in the winter and never problems when traveling.
The seat behind the passenger were removed to make it to space.

In the summer the dog seemed to become impatient when was about an hour away.
We always moved him a plywood and a big blanket on the floor of the caravan, so it will not be overcome by inperfections floor.
After a while, we realized that under the cover and plywood, the floor temperature was very hot and the muffler just going below.
We moved the dog on the driver's side and the problem was resolved and Taz happy.
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Gilles, Hi,

Never thought to check the floor temp for the dogs' comfort...will do! The crates do seem "enclosed" (because they are) and last summer we used the back air conditioning to keep their area cooler even than our front area; they seemed to appreciate it a lot.

Possibly we'll need to put something under the crates to get them up a bit for air
circulation when it's hot. Thanks, good idea.

Nice-looking dog; so much bigger than the person (ha ha).


Kardon,

You're welcome, congratulations on signing off on it, best luck!
Glad your winter has been "mostly" mild; the really cold snaps are a bit of a trial.
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