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      Issue with the new Lab Cab

      I finally had a weekend with nothing going on. I pulled Brooks crate out and completely cleaned and vacuumed the Highlander in preparation to install the Midwest small SUV kennels I had in my 2013 and 2015 RAV4's, and they worked nicely. Unfortunately the don't fit in the Highlander, despite the fact it's a much larger vehicle. While the Highlander is larger front to back and side to side, it's not as tall inside as the RAV4.

      So for now I've got a 1 crate set up, and it looks like I'll be buying a custom crate set up. Going to call these guys tomorrow. Waiting for the redirectiron...

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      Are you sure you don't want a nice new truck instead????

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      Is it because the back hatch door is too shallow? That's my problem and when I was vehicle shopping it seemed most were the same, only 28 inches high opening at the back. The crate is 30 inches high.
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      That stinks but those custom crates certainly look nice! I'm sure the price tag is nice too.

      I upgraded my truck last week as well. I moved from a 2008 Tundra to a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. It has the crew cab so I'm hoping to have room for a crate in the cab. I've been eyeing the Gunner Kennels but without being able to put my hands on one I'm nervous about sizing. They look huge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
      Is it because the back hatch door is too shallow? That's my problem and when I was vehicle shopping it seemed most were the same, only 28 inches high opening at the back. The crate is 30 inches high.
      It's a matter of how the roof/headliner curves around the back of the vehicle. Each crate will fit individually, but they won't fit in together.

      I'm also looking at these: Dog Crates | Dog Cages | TransK9USA | Toyota Highlander with this one I can still use the back seats if needed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JackK View Post
      That stinks but those custom crates certainly look nice! I'm sure the price tag is nice too.

      I upgraded my truck last week as well. I moved from a 2008 Tundra to a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. It has the crew cab so I'm hoping to have room for a crate in the cab. I've been eyeing the Gunner Kennels but without being able to put my hands on one I'm nervous about sizing. They look huge.

      I like the Gunner's but they really are huge. I doubt I could fit two in the back of the Highlander.

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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      It's a matter of how the roof/headliner curves around the back of the vehicle. Each crate will fit individually, but they won't fit in together.

      I'm also looking at these: Dog Crates | Dog Cages | TransK9USA | Toyota Highlander with this one I can still use the back seats if needed.
      Those pictures look really sweet.

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      I have the same problem as Snowshoe, opening is just a smidge too small for the crate size I want for long trips. It fits OK if I put it up in the Jeep but that's a pain in the you know what.
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      I had to buy a new wire crate when I got the Town & Country because the tops weren't level on different brand 36" crates! LOL And I use that space for storage when I am out for a dog show. I am sure you can get creative! Now I have both doors facing out, bit if I have to add a 3rd, I use a side door crate behind the drivers seat.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JenC View Post
      I had to buy a new wire crate when I got the Town & Country because the tops weren't level on different brand 36" crates! LOL And I use that space for storage when I am out for a dog show. I am sure you can get creative! Now I have both doors facing out, bit if I have to add a 3rd, I use a side door crate behind the drivers seat.
      That’s the same set up I have with my Grand Caravan ... I usually only take two at a time anyway, but for short trips the pups can share a crate. When we took all 3 to Nationals we put the extra crate in which was fortunate as it turned out they had no indoor crating so they spent most of the day in the car ...
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