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#6196695 - 02/23/16 10:12 PM Help me choose a new dog box for next year.
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I borrowed this box at the beginning of season for my 2 dogs. It has worked fine, but I need to get my own for next season. I really like/need the top storage. I think I would like deeper holes for the times I go with a buddy and he has 2 dogs also. Any suggestions on good brands and models? Thanks!


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#6196789 - 02/24/16 04:55 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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I have tried Diamond Deluxe and Owens boxes. I prefer the Owens. I haul three dogs to a side 535 miles and they have plenty room. Well made and plenty ventilation.

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#6196799 - 02/24/16 05:33 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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Love my Owens box.

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#6196881 - 02/24/16 07:32 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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Mine is either an Owens or Deerskin, I know my topper is a deerskin. I personally don't like doubling them up in a slot. It's a fight waiting to happen imo. It happened to me and a friend of mine the first night we pulled into Kansas, got a little bit ugly trying to get them apart. Two puppies or young dogs are probably ok, but even the nicest, friendliest dogs can get a little grumpy when they're cold and tired. Just my 2cents
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#6196936 - 02/24/16 08:09 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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#6197546 - 02/24/16 03:13 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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I like one that is no wider than 48 inches. That way it will slide between you wheel wells, so you can use it at the tailgate or against the cab, and it will also fit into all UTVs except a Ranger. I had mine made at Kline Line, but it has no storage.
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#6197585 - 02/24/16 03:39 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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If there's a chance you are going to have four dogs or more, would you consider a trailer? A trailer will also provided the needed storage.
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#6323999 - 06/05/16 04:47 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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I'm thinking about this one. Can I haul 2 dogs in each compartment?

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#6324003 - 06/05/16 04:51 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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You can haul and hunt four dogs with that box but I don't like to sleep four in there.
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#6324154 - 06/05/16 07:17 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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You can hunt and haul 4 dogs in there IF they get along.

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#6324636 - 06/06/16 07:34 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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Originally Posted By: pharmvet
I'm thinking about this one. Can I haul 2 dogs in each compartment?


Thats the box I have and absolutely love it. There is more than enough room for 2 dogs in each compartment (like said above, as long as they get along) the boxes are huge.
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#6324637 - 06/06/16 07:36 AM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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Actually mine is 48" wide so not the exact same box. Will never understand why Polaris wont design the Ranger with 48" clear width bed.
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#6325279 - 06/06/16 05:04 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I have a 4 hole box that was build in Huntsville and it fits flush with the tailgate.I still have my tool box up against the cab. I haul 8 dogs with no problem.

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#6325299 - 06/06/16 05:22 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: quailg]
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Originally Posted By: quailg
I have a 4 hole box that was build in Huntsville and it fits flush with the tailgate.I still have my tool box up against the cab. I haul 8 dogs with no problem.


Would you be able to give me the dimensions of each hole?

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#6325397 - 06/06/16 06:23 PM Re: Help me choose a new dog box for next year. [Re: pharmvet]
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This one is a 48 inch by 30 inch.. It's easily loaded to my pickup. It will hunt six and sleep 3.
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