• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 13

    Thread: New Lab Cab

    1. #1
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      5,243
      Thanked: 4693

      New Lab Cab

      I've been driving a 2015 RAV for a little over 2 years. I had a 2 kennel set up for the dogs, but it was TIGHT. I realized just how small this car was when Brooks and I went to Connecticut to train with IRISHWHISTLER last month. Even with taking Sophie's kennel out for the trip, the car was LOADED. Since the trip I've been contemplating something a bit bigger.

      I had my wife's Prius into the dealer for service last week, and ran into the showroom and talked my sales person, who was also my boss when I was a sales manager at this dealership (long story on his demotion from GM to salesman). I told him I wanted something bigger. He said he'd just taken in a 2015 Highlander AWD Limited on trade with 35K miles on it. The Highlander looked brand new, owned by a local who trades when his cars are almost out of warranty.

      So long story short, he sold me the Highlander for $500 over his cost after certifying it with Toyota, and gave me about $3k more than my RAV4 was really worth, the Highlander is now parked in my driveway. Burgundy red with Yellow Labrador leather interior!

      Dog Tested, dog approved!





      I'm going to look at the vario kennels for it. But until them, I'll get it all set up tomorrow!

    2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to barry581 For This Useful Post:

      Annette47 (10-08-2017), Blackboy98 (10-09-2017), ckfalz (10-08-2017), Georgia (10-09-2017), IRISHWISTLER (10-09-2017), Jeff (10-09-2017), Labradorks (10-07-2017), POPTOP (10-08-2017), SamsonsMom (10-08-2017), Snowshoe (10-08-2017)

    3. #2
      Senior Dog
      MightyThor's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Bend, Oregon
      Posts
      1,340
      Thanked: 1821
      As long as it is dog approved, sounds like a great deal! We all know they make the final decision.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Mighty Thor, "So Much Dog", born 1/6/2014

      Hidden Content

    4. The Following User Says Thank You to MightyThor For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    5. #3
      Senior Dog
      Tired
       
      janedoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      New England
      Posts
      3,957
      Thanked: 1425
      Yep! They look good! Very roomy.

    6. The Following User Says Thank You to janedoe For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    7. #4
      Senior Dog
      SunDance's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Ellicott City, MD
      Posts
      3,583
      Thanked: 1851
      Looks like a good fit. How great to know people who can help out like this...good deal!
      Hidden Content

      Sunnie: gotcha day 03/08/09; birth unknown but given 07/01/02

      Danny: The Sundance Kid....Sunnie's boy....birth 03/31/09 (in my living room)

      Barb (ID formerly "Baffle")

    8. The Following User Says Thank You to SunDance For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    9. #5
      Senior Dog
      WhoopsaDaisy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Georgia
      Posts
      1,242
      Thanked: 711
      That's awesome, I'm jealous! I have a feeling my kia sportage is going to feel small in about a year or so...
      Katie and Aric (7/1/17) Hidden Content
      Whoops-a-Daisy B. 1-26-13 Gotcha 8-25-13
      Jett B 8-17-17, Gotcha 10-7-17




      “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
      —Hidden Content (author,Hidden Content )

    10. The Following User Says Thank You to WhoopsaDaisy For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    11. #6
      Senior Dog
      Shelley's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      United States
      Posts
      891
      Thanked: 1239
      Awesome! I had a Highlander for years before I upgraded to a van for the dogs.

      When I first got mine, I put a bug screen on the front, and this liner in the back. The liner really protected the carpeting underneath the liner, my crates fit nicely over the top, and it protects from spills :-) I have the same thing (only much bigger) in my van.
      Congrats!
      2015 Toyota Highlander | Cargo Mat and Trunk Liner for Cars SUVs and Minivans | WeatherTech.com

    12. The Following User Says Thank You to Shelley For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    13. #7
      Senior Dog
      Happy
       
      POPTOP's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Illinois
      Posts
      9,568
      Thanked: 5462
      Made to laugh, only a true dog lover goes in for a service call and ends up buying another vehicle big enough for the dogs with room to spare. Totally with you on that one.

      Looks great and so do the models.
      Hidden Content
      Kissing Bandit

    14. The Following User Says Thank You to POPTOP For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-08-2017)

    15. #8
      Senior Dog
      Jollymolly's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2014
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      3,393
      Thanked: 1726
      Congrats on the new dog taxi

    16. The Following User Says Thank You to Jollymolly For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-09-2017)

    17. #9
      Senior Dog
      windycanyon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      C. WA
      Posts
      1,329
      Thanked: 972
      I'd say a roadtrip to the LRC nationals is in order... It's probably as close as it'll ever be to you!
      Hidden Content
      The WindyCanyon Girls, Fall 2016
      IntCh WindyCanyon's Ruby Pink BN CD RA CC (2.5 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Envy CDX RE JH CC (8.5 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon Patent Nfringement CDX RA JH CC (11 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Northern Spy CDX RA JH OA OAJ CC (12.5 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Kanzi BN CDX RE JH (3 yrs)
      IntCH HIT WindyCanyon's Kiku A Fuji Too CDX RE JH CC (8 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's SweeTango CD RA JH CC (7 yrs)






    18. The Following User Says Thank You to windycanyon For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-09-2017)

    19. #10
      Senior Dog
      ZoeysMommy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Las Vegas
      Posts
      1,259
      Thanked: 672
      Very nice and they have tons of room. I loved my highlander, best vehicle I have ever owned. Somehow a sales guy convinced me to trade in for the new 4 runner, which i love as well but its definately not a highlander.

    20. The Following User Says Thank You to ZoeysMommy For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (10-09-2017)

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •