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I've been searching around online for a heavy-duty truck tie-down for Bullet, but all I can find are nylon ones and I know those will stretch as soon as they get wet. Just looking for suggestions on what anyone else has and how well it works. I need something that can attach to the clamps that are inside, near the bottom of the truck bed, not the holes that are in the top 4 corners because my truck doesn't have those. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)
 

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here's my one. similar to the truck bed one but from chain and links from the hardware. it sits up high so the dogs legs dont get tangled
 

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make your own with maybe a length of sturdy chain or cable, where you can hook a tie down in the middle, so he can't jump out. They also have those ones that are a track that secures into the middle of the bed, and the tie down slides in the track.

Some linkies:
Tie-down System

Pickup Truck Dog Tie

Dog Safety Cable - for Trax tie-downs - CargoGear Car and Truck Accessories

Ultra Pro Truck Dog Tie Downs 2pk - Dog Tie outs

Hope they helped. :)
Thanks, I really like the "Pickup Truck Dog Tie", looks really sturdy and easy to use. Don't know why I couldn't find that when I was googling... :hammer: I tried to order one, but think they might be having a problem with their site... every time I click the "order" button, it won't load the page... oh well, I'll try again later.

why not get a camper shell? thats what i used and it works great.
well, you see, we just bought a Ford Raptor, and if you put a camper shell on one of those, it kinda takes away from the "bada**-ness" of the truck. LOL and we have 4-wheelers and a Polaris Rzr that will have to go in the back at times, and having to take a camper shell on and off for that will be a pain in the you-know-what.

a crate in the back is safest
I agree, that would be the safest, but it would be something that we would have to take in and out frequently, which would be a pain in the butt too.

here's my one. similar to the truck bed one but from chain and links from the hardware. it sits up high so the dogs legs dont get tangled
That looks nice, but unfortunately, in all the greatness that is the Ford Raptor, it doesn't have the holes in the top of the bed sides to tie anything down to, only tie-downs it has are inside the bed towards the bottom. :hammer:
 

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Crates take two seconds to take in and out and in the summer you do not have to worry about the bed getting hot or the dog sitting in the sun. I know he didn't ask but I hate seeing tie outs in pick ups it is really hot in the summer.
 

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Crates take two seconds to take in and out and in the summer you do not have to worry about the bed getting hot or the dog sitting in the sun. I know he didn't ask but I hate seeing tie outs in pick ups it is really hot in the summer.
Thanks for the advice, but I am in Alaska, so don't have to worry about it gettting too hot. I completely agree that a crate would be the safest, but it's not the most convenient in this situation, as that would mean I would have to buy one. Cost of a large crate and shipping to a remote island in Alaska= well over $300.00 (every site I've checked, shipping is more than the cost of the crate itself, ridiculous, I know), and we don't have any stores that carry them here. That's one of the main downfalls to living in AK, everything costs a freakin fortune to ship and most places won't even ship here at all. I'm really not interested in spending that much money and have it sit out in the Alaskan weather and get rusty within a few months (high salt content in the air since I am on an island, makes everything rust quickly. We don't have any freeways/highways here and from end-to-end, the main road here is about 75-80 miles, so we will never have to go very far or fast at all.

i agree, but he didnt ask about a crate, he asked about tie downs.
sorry, but I'll have to correct both of you... my username is kodiakGIRL. lol... :roll:
 

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Crates take two seconds to take in and out and in the summer you do not have to worry about the bed getting hot or the dog sitting in the sun. I know he didn't ask but I hate seeing tie outs in pick ups it is really hot in the summer.
again, i agree, tie outs have their limitations. hot days is one, not only from the sun but the black tray liner can burn their feet and bum (hense the carpet). but the air flow is better than most dog boxes and crates and where im from dogs suffer more from poor ventilation than direct sun. rainy days obviously is another issue. and also i dont feel comfortable doing 120kph or faster on the motorways with a dog in the back. either way some common sense is needed.
 

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Thanks for the advice, but I am in Alaska, so don't have to worry about it gettting too hot. I completely agree that a crate would be the safest, but it's not the most convenient in this situation, as that would mean I would have to buy one. Cost of a large crate and shipping to a remote island in Alaska= well over $300.00 (every site I've checked, shipping is more than the cost of the crate itself, ridiculous, I know), and we don't have any stores that carry them here. That's one of the main downfalls to living in AK, everything costs a freakin fortune to ship and most places won't even ship here at all. I'm really not interested in spending that much money and have it sit out in the Alaskan weather and get rusty within a few months (high salt content in the air since I am on an island, makes everything rust quickly. We don't have any freeways/highways here and from end-to-end, the main road here is about 75-80 miles, so we will never have to go very far or fast at all.

sorry, but I'll have to correct both of you... my username is kodiakGIRL. lol... :roll:
Gotcha! I did not even consider where you lived and that is totally understandable!
 

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we had a cap on our S-10.. and it got REALLY hot in there, even with the windows open in it. We wound up taking it off and using crates for longer trips, and tie down straps for trips about town. Chansey learned to put her paws in the rear window of the cab, and stand with her head up above the cab.. Cute, but I didn't like that she could be hit by stones or whatever, so we stopped doing that. :)
 

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Here Is a pic that cEEclint posted in the Do-it-Yourself forum. Of a truck bed tie down. I'm thinking of making 1 of these myself since my trip to the lake is short, and my dog always wants to be in my lap!

And a link to the thread.

http://www.gopitbull.com/do-yourself/24077-made-few-things-today.html

That looks really nice, but it rains a lot here, and nylon stretches really easy. My parents had one similar that my dad made, and their golden retriever stretched it out in a matter of a month, so I'm sure it wouldn't work for a pit in this rainy climate! haha. I really liked one of the suggestions Indie had in their first reply, it's made out of aircraft cable and was only $10 something, but their ordering page isn't working and I can't get ahold of anyone by phone. Hopefully I can get ahold of them soon, or else I'm probably going to get some chain from the hardware store and make one myself. :)
 

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That looks really nice, but it rains a lot here, and nylon stretches really easy. My parents had one similar that my dad made, and their golden retriever stretched it out in a matter of a month, so I'm sure it wouldn't work for a pit in this rainy climate! haha. I really liked one of the suggestions Indie had in their first reply, it's made out of aircraft cable and was only $10 something, but their ordering page isn't working and I can't get ahold of anyone by phone. Hopefully I can get ahold of them soon, or else I'm probably going to get some chain from the hardware store and make one myself. :)
If chain is readily available for you I'd do the same. Was planing on making mine out of chain also lol. Just because it wont weaken because of being weathered like a rope and my truck is usually parked outside.
 
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