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  • #16
    Aksnomo,
    Not sure about your particular sled, but my sleds ride much smoother than our Snowmachines. You can literally set an egg on it and expect it to arrive in perfect shape. They are simply amazing to see on a bumpy trail.
    Its a very popular method to haul freight, including pets, out of Deshka landing.
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    • #17
      Well you aren't the first person thinking of an Equinox for a dog... I haven't bought one yet, but am seriously considering one. Better yet, if I pick one up in Canada, I can save a $1K. I think they might be the ticket. I would also be able to put kids in there when I need to.

      Ride to the cabin is 1.5 hours. Lab can't run the entire way at the speed I travel. I broke a dog kennel so stopped using them. Interior AK is a little cold, even with the kennel cover and sleeping bags. I built an insulated box for him. He hates it, but stays warm at -40. I put the box on a siglin. I know it's not the smoothest ride. I would love if he could ride on the machine, but the 70 pound dog wants to run. I can only get him to ride when he's about to pass out from exhaustion.

      I would love to see how you guys have your dogs riding on your machines. When my dog does, his head gets heavy real fast.

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      • #18
        When pulling the dog in a sled, consider your snowmachine exhaust. The air is nasty when following a couple of older 2 stroke sleds. Your dog breathing this foul air can cause problems.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Superx View Post
          When pulling the dog in a sled, consider your snowmachine exhaust. The air is nasty when following a couple of older 2 stroke sleds. Your dog breathing this foul air can cause problems.
          Absolutely is a concern. My wife and I ride 2018 VK540's which aren't too bad. In a perfect world I think the Equinox or larger would be ideal for just transporting, but I have decided a good freight sled and insulated crate/kennel is what I will try first. I may make one that is insulated with some ventilation and removable padding for my spoiled mutts. Thank you all for your input.

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          • #20
            Good plan!:topjob:
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            • #21


              heres how they do it out in the YK delta...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by greenmachine View Post
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                heres how they do it out in the YK delta...
                Can't open it so no idea the method....

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by AKBEE View Post
                  Can't open it so no idea the method....

                  weird, sorry about that. worked at first i'll try again.

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                  • #24
                    It's only 5 miles to my cabin. My Golden Pyrenees rides in front of me standing on the seat and tank. She wraps her tail around my neck, but I'm certain it doesn't help her hang on. LOL. It get exciting when the tail moves and blocks my vision. She does pretty well there, but I have considered putting her on the freight sled at times. In summer she rides in the cargo area of the ATV's which I built up a rack so she doesn't spill out. She loves going to the cabin.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by greenmachine View Post
                      weird, sorry about that. worked at first i'll try again.

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                      Greenmachine: Thank you for reposting. Not sure why, but I still can't open it. This is what I get when I try to open your link.

                      Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the
                      administrator

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                      • #26
                        SmokeRoss:
                        You need to have a picture of your dog riding like that! I am sure your field of vision isn't great but at least you won't get snow and ice build up on your goggles or face shield! LOL. Sounds like a great dog.

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                        • #27
                          I run my Munsterlanders all year long with both wheelers and snowmachines. In winter, quite often Iíve put 15-18 miles on my machine which means they probably do twice that by the end of the day. (Me, not the bird dogs.) Sometimes on the way home I will insist one or the other get on my machine just to give them a bit of a break. On both the wheeler and the sled they sit in front of me, usually their rear legs on my right thigh, and their front legs on my left thigh or maybe one or both of their front legs on the handle bars on the left side of the sled/atv. That often depends on just how pooped they are. Their belly and chest just sort of rest on the gas tank/seat area in front of me. Once they do it a few times they get used to it. It helps if u have an animal that obeys your commands and trusts you, of course. So basically, they just ride laying crosswise on my lap their head on the side of you AWAY FROM THE THROTTLE side. For obvious reason, I hope.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by AKBEE View Post
                            Greenmachine: Thank you for reposting. Not sure why, but I still can't open it. This is what I get when I try to open your link.

                            Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the
                            administrator
                            I think that's the result of asking the forum software to store the image. If you have the image saved in the cloud you can link to it directly.

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