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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by SuperSaiyan4GT, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Feb 26, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    SuperSaiyan4GT

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    Because of the height of the tundras I was wondering what everyone uses to assist their canine companions in and out of their trucks. I have a black lab and a husky, both medium size. I was thinking of building a ramp or a set of stairs to use for the bed and inside. Most of the time they will be in the back, inside.

    Also, if anyone has ever made one, ramp or steps, can you let me know the costs and best materials you have used?
     
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  2. Feb 26, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    tomsinamerica

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    my pup is that kind of size too... (flat coat retriever) She pops her front paws up into the truck and just looks over her shoulder at me to lift her in. I just grab her hind legs and lift her the rest of the way. I thought about ramps or stairs but I really can't be bothered to take them around with me wherever i go...

    When she was super sick, she didn't have the energy to pop her front paws up... so i'd just pick up her front legs and place them on the step bars and she's walk herself in once i picked up her hind legs.
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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  4. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    SuperSaiyan4GT

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  5. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    brannman

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    My 1.5 year old black lab just jumps in the back. Are your dogs older? It doesn't look like your truck is lifted.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    mtntop

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    I have always lifted my hunting dogs in and out of the truck. They get beat up enough in the woods and prairies and a vet told me jumping up was worse then jumping down of of a truck? I can't validate this but I have never had a dog experience soft tissue injuries with my method. If your dog is over 100lbs a ramp would make sense, steps are tough on an older arthritic dog of any weight.
     
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  7. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    mudslinger79

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    My Am. Staff was a senior. I'd have to help her into the passenger set. I didn't mind it. She was the best riding dog I've ever had. Loved truck rides!!!
     
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  8. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Good luck I have been trying to come up with something as well. Going to eventually make some steps when I get some time.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Haven’t bought one yet, it’s been sitting on one of my Amazon lists for awhile.
     
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  10. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    No it's not lifted. They are between 5-7 yrs old
     
  11. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    SuperSaiyan4GT

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    Yeah it seems like the best option is to analyze the dimensions and build it yourself that way it's exact
     
  12. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    I just have my dogs put their front paws up into the truck and then i lift their rear ends up into the truck. Too hard for them to jump up anymore.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    Years ago I purchased a ramp from dogramp.com. It worked great. Since I no longer need it and if you're near Wisconsin and need one, let me know. It's hiding in my garage rafters somewhere.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Unfortunately I'm on the east coast
     
  15. Feb 26, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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  16. Feb 26, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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  17. Feb 26, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    No problem I was looking for something retractable that you could easily keep in the truck.
     
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  18. Feb 26, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    Kwikfish Get your poop in a group!

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    My boston terrier is 4 now amd he does not like getting i to the new truck,he got right in the tacoma even lidted but the drivers seat in the tundra is alot bigger,i just pick him up and set him on the seat...he is my road buddy
     
  19. Feb 26, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    Kwikfish Get your poop in a group!

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    He likes to drive lol

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    I just lift my husky in. She weighs about 65lbs. She is not getting any younger and still pretty spry but jumping up into my truck is just too much..
     
  21. Feb 26, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    In a few more years, I'll probably need a ramp for myself. For the dogs, though, I've always lifted them in. Usually let them jump out on their own until they get old like me.
     
  22. Feb 27, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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  23. Feb 27, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    louscrw

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    Same here, but I have 165lbs Great Danes that are lazier than smart. Even with my 3” lift, it would take minimal effort on their part...spoiled ass dogs
     
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  24. Feb 27, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Yup... My dog reminds me of most of my ex girlfriends.. pretty but dumb as a box of hammers. She never learned to bark or jump... (Dog not exes)
     

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