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    Defaultwent from truck to car: how to carry dog around now?!?

    So I have always had trucks up until this morning. I traded in my crew cab z71 Sierra for a 2014 VW Jetta TDi. Awesome savings

    But now when I take my dog out to swamp or lake or woods and he is muddy and wet I am not sure where to put him! So my question is two fold: 1) what is safest ways, or multiple safe ways, for him to ride in the Jetta? 2) What is cleanest, or multiple clean ways, for him to ride in the Jetta?

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    Hi, What I do is I got a back seat cover protector and a seat belt harness for honey, that way I can just wipe the seats clean and honey is strapped in and safe.

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    yep get a good back seat protector, if the dog is very muddy then wipe them with a towel. There are various versions, there may even be a model for your specific vehicle. If not there are thing like hammocks and other types.

    Did the dog ride in the back of a pick-up until now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryfo View Post
    yep get a good back seat protector, if the dog is very muddy then wipe them with a towel. There are various versions, there may even be a model for your specific vehicle. If not there are thing like hammocks and other types.

    Did the dog ride in the back of a pick-up until now?
    I'll def look into that, thanks to both of you

    In truck he rode in back seat but little mud or wetness didn't bother me. Was a 2009 truck. So fit it not being perfect. And leather is easy to clean. The new car is leather but it's brand new 2014 ha so want to keep clean awhile and little dirt doesn't fit the car like it did the truck

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    This will be fun when he shakes all over in the new car....
    Crate is my vote. For many reasons than just cosmetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
    This will be fun when he shakes all over in the new car....
    Crate is my vote. For many reasons than just cosmetics.
    never once shook in back of truck so doubt that will be an issue

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    If safety is your concern (which it should be for all), the airline crates are still rated tops.

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    Look online for the JC Whitney catalog. Get a backseat cover and be done with your problem. You will rue the day you got rid of the truck. Been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Dad View Post
    Look online for the JC Whitney catalog. Get a backseat cover and be done with your problem. You will rue the day you got rid of the truck. Been there, done that.
    I will miss the truck about 2% of the time.
    In gas alone I will save about $3K per year. That is $15K over 5 years (if price of gas goes up that is even more savings). Car taxes are about $300 lower per year. That is $1,500 over 5 years. Truck needed tires soon so there is $1,200 saved. Insurance is about $360/year cheaper. And now I have warranty for next 3 years, truck was out of warranty, and and oil change and maintenance covered for next two years. Overall I am looking at roughly $19K or so in savings. That is a big chunk of change and that assumes nothing on the truck would need to be repaired over that period and truck has 96K miles on it.
    That savings allows me to pay off the car much much faster and then buy a Wrangler or Tacoma for the handful of times a year I will need it. Or even cheaper I can just rent a truck the handful of times I need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
    If safety is your concern (which it should be for all), the airline crates are still rated tops.
    In my original post when I listed the two things I was looking for I had safety listed as number 1.

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