Will my dogs sufficate in the bed of the truck with a tonneau?

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  1. bmcfiv

    bmcfiv Senior Member

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    Have a 2015 1500 with 5'7" bed. I bought a Solid Fold 2.0 tonneau. I have lined the trunk walls and front of bed with weather seal to keep water out. The bottom of the gate does not have seal since i'm assuming gravity will continue to work while i own this truck to keep the water out.

    Can i huck my dogs in the back with the top and gate closed for a 2 hour drive? Will they die? Any experience or advice?

    Honest, even hot days in SC the temperature hasn't been too bad as the Solid Fold has great insulation.

    I may experiment by jumping in there tonight with the dogs in and the truck on, bring my book and read for a couple hours... will let you know, but curious to see if anyone else has done this.
     
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    adrianp89 Senior Member

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    Uh no. Fold out your floor and let them ride in the AC.
     
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    This has to be a joke.
     
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    Dafuq did I just read?
     
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    you would hope so.
     
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    @adrianp89 i have three children in the back of the truck so prefer dogs riding in back.

    @kidder no joke. may throw in a dog bed so they are comfortable. lab and a jack russel. they are old though so they don't care too much about comfort.

    @selcher ???

    Just thought of an idea... i could wedge a piece of wood between tonneau and tailgate for additional airflow... and maybe install some lights so they can see.
     
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    +1000000000000000000000000
     
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    Booms The Original Gangster Supporting Member

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    Wow . Just . WOW .
     
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    Have a bench seat front console? Flip it up and dogs can sit there. Or put a kid there and stick dogs on remaining back seat. That's really not fair to the dogs to stick them in the box of the truck.... I really hope you don't do that to the poor creatures!
     
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    do you really think a dog bed is going to do anything? everytime you take a turn, they are gonna go sliding. hit a bump and they are going to go flying.
     

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