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Old 04-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Keeping Cool Without AC

Every year I do a couple of backpacking trips near the northern border of Minnesota. Its about a 300 mile drive one way, and my wrangler doesn't have AC. As you can imagine, it gets miserably hot inside the jeep.

Around town, I just have the top off, but since I bring my dog, I'm hesitant to do that.

So I'm looking for a good way to keep cool. Right now I'm thinking, a fan that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Anyone know of a good one? Any other good ways to keep cool?

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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That's not a bad idea actually. Assuming it doesn't rain, of course.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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You could roll the windows down. Or try rigging up some sort of water misting device.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Put a leash on the dog so it doesnt/cant jump out.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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I put a leash on my dog and tie it to the roll bar. She can move around the back of the jeep but cant jump out
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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A truckstop will have the fans you are looking for
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And an eyebolt through the floor just behind center console is what my buddy does and has a leash tied to it the perfect length for the dog
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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^^^^same here!
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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I'll see if there's a good place to anchor the leash, and maybe hit up a truck stop to grab a fan for extra credit.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
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Anchor it to the rear seat belt screw on the tub
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:01 AM   #12
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the sell harnesses to keep the dog from moving about, like a seatbelt for the dog, don't like to use leash with collar in case dog jumps out and hangs itself.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:47 AM   #13
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I second the net idea. That's what I'm going to do soon for my own dogs (and rear passengers).
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I have the cargo net for my dog. It works perfect he loves it and he is more than safe

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