Hacks-n-Pups

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by PackMule, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    ^ LOL Bross. I love your dogs. Tell me more about them: breed, names and personalities.

    Where are you? What border? What K9 adventures were you all on?

    What umbrella are you using and how do you stow it? Looks like something I could take advantage of for my pups on hot days...

    ETA - whoa, looks like you have it mounted through your SC fender? True? Details?
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Miniature Labradoodles, and per the photo, Ivy on the left (1yo) and Ruby w/ the brake lever eye brows (3yo). Great dogs, weren't even in the market for a dog 3 years ago when we were visiting my wife's sister in Oregon. Her sister was planning on getting a doodle and after a few nights on the internet, the next thing I knew Jodie was on a plane to pickup Ruby! Her sister fell in love with the breed, now breeds them and Ivy is one of hers.

    Ruby is a total people dog, gets along fine with other dogs but if there's people around she'll ignore the dogs to hang with the people. Ivy is total opposite, will have someone all animated and talking baby talk to her and she won't give them the time of day if there's dogs around.

    Hoping to do the therapy dog thing with them both. Ruby has her Canine Good Citizen but I need to work with Ivy, kinda just left her when we got her because she is so attached to Ruby I didn't really have to train her. I just give Ruby a command, stay, come etc. and Ivy follows so I didn't bother doing much training but need to work with her a bit before she takes her good citizen test. We think they'd be wonderful therapy dogs because they love to please and love attention and are great cuddlers.

    No real adventure, just commuting to work and I had a package to pickup across the border. We live in Osoyoos, BC, so right on the border with WA and regularly get stuff shipped to a drop shipper, then just run across and pick it up, saves big $$$ on brokerage fees etc. It's only a 5 minute ride down to the drop shipper, but the dogs make a great distraction for the border guards so I usually just answer a bunch of questions about the Ural or the dogs. :lol3

    The umbrella is this one from Amazon, just clamps onto the side of the tub and has lots of pivot joints to get it into a good location. Only takes a minute to clamp on.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KVX3156/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Sport-Brella Versa-Brella All Position Umbrella with Universal Clamp

    I just slide it along the side of the tub, I have a memory foam mat for the dogs to stand on so it slips down the side of that to keep it out of their way. If I know I won't need it for awhile I just bungie to the rack on the trunk. I may install a couple sections of PVC to the side of the tub to store it.
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  3. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    ^ Ha very cool. Thanks for the details on the dogs, commute and umbrella. Your dogs always make me smile - they look like such sweet dogs. Perfect size for a double ride in the tub!

    ETA - just caught you have a memory foam pad for the dogs. Tell me more! Where did you get it? Have to cut it? Absorb water?

    I currently use two layers of an old back pack foam sleep mat I cut to size with a Walmart lawn chair pad over that...
  4. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    It was just a Costco kitchen mat for standing at the sink, used in our motorhome, dark brown so works great and doesn't show any dirt, not that the dog's care about dirt.

    It's got a textured surface so they get good grip and I figure the memory foam should absorb some shock. They don't mind when I fly the chair and never seem to lose their footing so it must work ok.
  5. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    Summer ride through the beautiful Oklahoma hills, to the Cross on the Prairie, up Route 66 and over one of my favorite old bridges...

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  6. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    For those within exposure to the solar eclipse, please remember to keep you pets inside during the event!
  7. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    I doubt my dog would care about looking at the eclips, he doesn't look at the sun now.
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  8. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    By in large dogs are smarter than people.
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  9. pigmywolf

    pigmywolf Adventurer

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    Lovely!

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  10. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    But he might howl at the moon, he is your dog! ;)
  11. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    Off to the Illinois River today.

    Stopped by an old awesome school house in Liberty, OK - circa 1911...

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    Then off to the southern River road to check out the "Bath Tubs"...

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    Back up past the Nichols Nature Reserve...

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  12. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    I would fukin Love that!
  13. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Lena and Kirby sharing tight quarters in the M72D last week. Lena now has a grand total of 18 hours riding sidehack after spending three days riding around Hood River Oregon.

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    Besides this store, the only other mercantile establishment in Glenwood is the gas station.

    Another pic, harder to see both dogs, but nice scenery---->

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    You can see the dogs better if you click on the pic to enlarge it.
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  14. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    Glad to see Lena rollin' with Dad and Kirby. I remember your pic a while ago of her - cute dog. What kind again?

    For reference is the M72D a copy of the Ural tub? If not can you compare the dimensions - especially the interior. I'd love to someday have a copy of one of your two BMW rigs...

    Happy riding.
  15. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Lena's just an ordinary Doodle. In her case, Miniature Poodle and Golden Retriever.

    Dimensions on the M72D are here ---> http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/m72d/
  16. FlounderUSN

    FlounderUSN Adventurer

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    First rig just picked up with my pup.
  17. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Really? Then why does my son's dog continue to chew anything with electrical wiring like the wire on my rear brake ABS sensor, two wiring harasses on the trailer and a new garden hose (twice) ?:dirtdog
  18. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    ^^^^^^
    That dog needs to be get gone.:lol3
  19. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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  20. deltamark

    deltamark Adventurer

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    Anyone else have a Velorex with a large dog? Here are pics of Rudi, a 95 lb. Standard Poodle / Newfie mix in a borrowed Velorex. Ya’all think this sidecar would be too small for him? I took the seat out for this pic and his initial ride, but the riveted seat brackets and windshield seemed to still be in his way. Would have those removed if the rig were mine.

    I’m a sidecar enthusiast wanna-be and am considering pursuing a late model T120 Bonneville, then adding a Velorex, Trans-Moto or some other sidecar. Have also considered used Urals. Would like to take road / camping trips in the 450 mile range … with the idea of doing about 200 - 250 mi. / day. Would also like to stay under $10K.

    The infinite, collective wisdom of ADV is appreciated!
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