Framed Windbreak/Enclosure Recommendations.

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  1. Trikeman

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    We are trying to 'build' an enclosure outside the MoHo for our dog and a place of refuge when we are not using the drive away awning. We are thinking when we have the wind-out awning out it will give us some privacy and keep the dog in an area where he can wonder about.

    Currently we have the bright stripy windbreaks that flap about in the wind and make hell of a din,,,,, we are thinking of investing in some 'framed' type windbreaks to 'build' this enclosure. Size wise, we are thinking of at least 4 meters long (run along the length of the MoHo) and a depth of about 2.5 - 3 meters in depth (out from MoHo).

    Any recommendations. - photos would be a bonus.

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    What size dog? How sturdy does it need to be?
     
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    He (they) are Staffies - but not going to be forcing anything, generally they sit quietly, but walk and play around - I don't like them tied up and prefer them to be able to walk around and have some space for lounging outside without the worry of them running off.

    Sturdiness is more for stability and rigidity (less flapping) that's why we are looking at the framed type.

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    We bought 5M + door of this:

    http://www.jormaxwindbreaks.co.uk/

    .......... last year for the same purpose as yourself. Expensive but really tough. Like yours our two don't try to escape & like you we hate the idea of tying them up. It works brilliantly.
     
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    Our usual pitch set up with side awning...:Wink:
     

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    You can get the stuff in Dawn's photo on ebay in various lengths and colours, it's called plastic fence/fencing, barrier net etc.

    Alternatively for something with a bit of privacy and wind protection, you can get windbreak netting too:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/40-Windbr...578?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ac5c4d71a

    You could either get the purpose made stakes/pins/poly posts to put it on, or make your own.
     
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    We have very similar ones to these, I can't remember the firm we bought them from other than it was at the Border Union Dog Show a good few years ago.

    They are expensive but good quality and once you have the knack of getting them together they are really useful.

    Kath
     
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    jormax are very popular with dog show people because they are designed for the job. absolutely not cheap in any way but good quality

    you can buy framed windbreaks elsewhere much cheaper, but the gate system is not easily copied
    http://www.jormaxwindbreaks.co.uk/
     
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    We can vouch for the windbreak leisure ones. We have a pretty hefty Airedale and we love the fact they fit tight to the van and she has full run of indoors and out without any chance of her escaping! :thumb:
     
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    We just sold our windbreak. They are a very nice piece of kit but expensive and they take quite a long time to set up. I wouldn't want one if I was moving site on a daily basis.
     
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    We've used Jormax for about the last 4 years - strong enough for the GSD to lean on the top to have a nosy. Not cheap but well made and will last
     
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    Many thanks to all that made the recommendations and especially the photos. :thumb:
    Time now to choose a system - out with the tape and wallet.

    Thanks again,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Windbreak leisure for us, solid frames no guy ropes a 'proper' solid gate
    We leave ours built up just slotted in one of the belly lockers so drop the foot plates on the floor peg down and slot the panels on top, Our Dogue de Bordeaux & Old Tyme bulldog love the space and freedom of being able to wander in & out
    Still look as new today as when we bought them nearly 4yrs ago :thumb:
     
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