Truck Kennel Insulation


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By ESutter - 10/8/2012 9:38:37 PM
What do you guys do for insulating your truck kennels over the winter?

 I don't have a fancy dog box or anything, just a basic plastic crate in the back of a covered truck, so there's not much insulation to begin with. I know that plenty companies make the covers, but I'm curious if there are other options. I've thought about putting down a few inches of hay so the pup can make a nest; good idea, bad idea, something else?

Any help is great. Thanks gentlemen.
By Mallard Mugger - 10/10/2012 12:15:29 AM
I have a topper on my truck and use a wire mesh crate.  Put a piece of old carpeting or two down in the bottom over the metal tray (provided not a chewer) and cover the crate with a wool blanket.  Just make sure pup is as dry as possible before putting them in.  He's ridden back there when its been -15°F with no problems.  He has it nice and toasty in no time.
By Trackmyer - 10/11/2012 7:49:19 PM
Yeah Im with mugger on this one.  I dont have a capper on my truck I just wrap my plastic kennel in an old army wool blanket and have another inside the kennel.  No issues with warmth just all my damn strapping and bungies are a pain.  With a cap on yours you wouldnt have to do all that craziness.  Hoping to get a cap this year for the back, if I find a good enough deal.

The hay may sound like a good idea, but any moisture in it and the hay may start to mold on ya.  Thats no good to have happen.
By ESutter - 10/11/2012 8:39:44 PM
Hadn't even considered the mold! Great point!

Glad to hear this may be a very simple issue to solve. Thanks guys.