Rather than scratch the heck out of my truck, I'd like to know if anyone has ever found a hitch mount kennel or 2 kennel hitch mount for our two GSP's. The country that we go into is really tough on a vehicle but not too bad for an ATV (Polaris 700). This would also save the dogs strength and pads for the actual hunting areas which are spread out over the forest and rough cover valleys. Anyone else ever tried this? We don't travel fast on the ATV's ...~3-5km's /hr..so the dog's won't be battered around and in really rough spots they'd be let out to walk to the more passable trail again.We also, figure the crates would have to be padded. Welcome any thoughts or info on distributors.
Most of the ATVs I've seen have the exhaust coming out the back and very close to the receiver hitch. I'd sooner mount a piece of plywood to the rear rack and bolt a couple plastic kennels to that. Plus the receiver hitch mount will make your machine that much longer when going trew ditches and ruts.
Crappieguy, Years ago we set up a rear hitch cargo Dog box for training our Grouse dogs in the mountains, works great even swings out away from the vehicle. We do not transport the dogs on major high ways with it. We use it on the mountain roads in the Pa mountains as we train. It takes a good sized vehicle to set this up properly. RGD/Dave
ThANKS FOR THE PIC...THINK i'LL GOI WITH THIS....the rack mounting of a crate. Never thought about the exhaust. Carried a deer back there no reason my dog can't ride up with me. probably better for rear clearances also when going through those low quick changinging elevations such as dry creek bottoms and washouts.