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Old 06-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #1
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Cargo Netting/Straps

So summer is here and I'm top-down 90% of the time...and almost 90% of the time, but fur buddy is with me and enjoying his Jeep rides.

Mostly, he is well trained and doesn't leave the confines of the Jeep whether stationary or moving. A few times, though, he's seen cows or horses or other dogs and got really excited and worried me a bit that he might want to give out. Actually, while parked, he did dive out the back once after a couple of passing deer.

Initially, I REALLY, REALLY wanted this setup as I liked the look. It's available from MOAB TOPS - Custom Jeep Nets For Your Gear And Pets!



Unfortunately, they don't make these for 2007-present.

I was wondering what others might recommend. I'd prefer cheaper rather than expensive and I'm pretty sure I don't need the top also -- just the back.

I'm with the 2012 Rubicon Unlimited. I'd love something easy to install...and, would prefer smaller straps (like those in the pics above) rather than the thick straps which makes it look like I'm trapping a Jurassic park addition rather than a jumping mutt.

I've shopped around a little and many look similar, but just ordering offline without seeing and touching is a little tough.

Also, anyone have recommendations about seat covers that *don't* attract dog hair? The soft cloth on the back of the back seat is especially a hair magnet. I'd like to get good covers (maybe waterproof)....but really would like them at least somewhat hair resistant.

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P.S. Speaking of Moab tops like the one pictures above, I wonder how difficult it would be to manufacture and sell tops like these..rather than the big straps. Surely I'm not the only one who would prefer a lighter weight look

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Safari straps is the company we use, but it's the larger strap material.

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Go to DirtyDog4x4.com they are in Canada and make all their own cargo systems for the JK. Mike is a great guy to work with!!! mine will be here in 4 days
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Everyone seems to love their Safari Straps

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We love our Safari Straps. We needed the wider strap, metal connections, and strength of the overall system. Our Moose-Dog Maggie broke some of the plastic bits and stretched the last one like crazy. The Safari Strap System has held the Moose-Dog Maggie in like a champ with NO signs of wear or anything. We liked the quality, the durablity, and strength of this system.

All that being said, if your are not looking for super strength and extra durable parts(think metal rings, keepers, buckles here!), then they might not be for you.

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If lower cost is the primary factor, consider the SmittyBilt CRES. It is nowhere near as beefy as the Safari Straps. It also cannot be left on under the soft top. But it costs less than half as much.

We actually have the CRES plus some Safari Straps dividers - one behind the front seats to keep the dogs out of the front seat and one behind the rear seats to keep the cargo off the dogs.
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Also, anyone have recommendations about seat covers that *don't* attract dog hair? The soft cloth on the back of the back seat is especially a hair magnet. I'd like to get good covers (maybe waterproof)....but really would like them at least somewhat hair resistant.
Check out Trek Armor seat covers. I recently installed them and they aren't a hair magnet.
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Thanks for the tips. Cost is a small factor, but I really don't need the durability. I've pretty much trained my dog to stay in the auto and pretty much any kind of visible barrier will be enough to stop him from jumping. I have a lot of faith in him. However, now that you mention that the Smittybilt can't be used with the softtop up, that gives me something to think about. I'd like to put them on and keep them on all the time.

Aos, thanks wassup8687 or the tip on the covers. I definitely want something easier to clean and maybe something I can just toss in the washer if need be.

I've already removed most of my carpet because cleaning hair from the carpet was just too big of a job. Still, I want to fuss that the designer who chose the cloth on the back of the back seat. Not only is it a hair magnet, but it holds the hair and is almost impossible to clean.

As for the straps I originally posted, I do just like the looks of the smaller ones. Tonight I saw a TJ with some kind of web of bungee cord doing the same job...it was kinda nice looking. Still, I guess I'll just be going with the heavier safari.

mslandsurveyor: absolutely beautiful dogs, BTW
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Just curious, did you consider a seat belt. I know nj just mandated them (bigger fine for a dog then a child), maybe in the center of the back seat to allow movement but not exit
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Just curious, did you consider a seat belt. I know nj just mandated them (bigger fine for a dog then a child), maybe in the center of the back seat to allow movement but not exit
I don't think he'd be thrilled with a seatbelt and in many cases, such as out in the boonies on a gravel road, it's just not all that necessary (although if I'm ever in a bad accident, I may wish otherwise, of course).

I'm shocked NJ mandated dog seatbelts. I never knew that states were doing that.
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First in the nation, others think its great, up to $600 and six month suspension for untethered dog, separate fine and cruelty to animals if its head is out the window. 50 just sits on the highway and nails the bennys coming down for the weekend
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First in the nation, others think its great, up to $600 and six month suspension for untethered dog, separate fine and cruelty to animals if its head is out the window. 50 just sits on the highway and nails the bennys coming down for the weekend
omg....one of the greatest pleasures in a dog's life is to have it's head out the window catching air

I can understand how some may suggest it's dangerous, but but but....dogs and open windows go together.
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And our governor complained about the unfairness of obamacare, anti dog rights I say!
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You can kill a pig, chicken, cow, etc., and eat it......but it's terrible to leave your shepherd without a seatbelt lol
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I am new to jeeps so dont laugh but what exactly are nets used for?
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I am new to jeeps so dont laugh but what exactly are nets used for?
Cargo management, hair control, fishing, inter

In this case, cargo management. Keep the dog in.
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I am new to jeeps so dont laugh but what exactly are nets used for?
I'm kinda new as well (6 month owner). However, I want a net to better secure my dog so I'm not nervous at him barking at every Harley we pass. Additionally, as a photographer, I often stop at different places and yank out my camera. Awhile back, I was photographing deer and he got really excited and hopped out of the back (his one and only time to do this). I would just feel safer with some type of barrier.

Additionally, if I park at walmart for 5 min and leave him inside, I'd like to feel secure that someone isn't going to pick at him, get bitten, and claim the dog lunged from the jeep. With the net, it'd be pretty clear someone had to reach inside for something like this to happen.
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Saw a couple posts on how to fab them on other boards, might be the most economical. Snow fence and velcro straps?
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Saw a couple posts on how to fab them on other boards, might be the most economical. Snow fence and velcro straps?
Thanks...I'll look for those. Maybe making my own would be a good idea. Again, they don't need to be heavy duty at all. It just needs to "appear" to be a boundary and my dog will obey
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And of you want clearer, try batting cage or hockey net

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