Securing the dog

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  1. ABZSteve

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    Have just booked a Swift Escape 624 for a few days to try out a motorhome before I purchase. Not the configuration I would have chosen but I don't have too many options up this way; I will have to travel about 150 miles to Glasgow to pick it up as local dealers are too expensive for a week and will not partially book a week during certain periods. Anyway, a question for the dog owners on this site. How do you safely transport your valuable commodity in your motorhome? Ours is a Lab Retriever and will be 13 months old when we travel so almost full size.

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    Dog harness clipped to a seat belt in the dinette area
     
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    Dog harness clipped to seatbelt, can get them from most pet shops. :Smile:
     
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    We have a couple of jack Russell's and they travel in a cage on the floor between the seats of the rear lounge. :thumb:
     
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    Our Archie has been clipped in in his harness in one of the rear seats... He hates being there so normally he lies between the front seats.. We normally clip him to a front seat belt mount (where the seat belt slips through the harness)... But I have to admit sometimes.. When he's between us at the front.. He isn't fastened in. (he finds it impossible to stretch out into his favourite sleeping position)
     
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    Our two borders are caged in a fabric crate. On the bottom sideways facing bunk. Behind the fridge freezer. To be exact. The crate stays there now the kids don't come often , anymore. But was collapsed and put away once at our destination , previously.
     
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    Our two yorkies travel in cage seat belted in on bench seat facing forward trapped in by table as well.Soon to be joined by cat ,finding it harder to leave her at home lol.
     
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    For my two, the 'dinette' (not that it's ever been used as one :Blush:) is made into a bed, there is one fixed seat belt and a 'zip line' between the 2 seat backs. Both in harnesses and both clipped in. :thumb:
     
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    Harnesses clipped into seat belt fasteners,its the only way for me.I did think of a cage but don't fancy it in the back of the head if anything did happen.
     
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    Harness clipped to the seatbelt in front lounge, so he feels he is still part of the action - was going to try a cage once, however the 'song and dance' we had trying to get him in a bike trailer taught us not to attempt it. :Laughing:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Ours just sits on SWMBO's knee and likes to looks out :Smile:
     
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    Next question

    Thanks folks. What do you do if you only have two travelling seats ie only two seat belts?
     
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    leave the wife at home
     
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    A fair few of the harnesses as well as clipping into array belt clips can slip over a seatbelt that's in use... Or closed
     
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