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Old 05-25-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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For the dogs...

My Unlimited will have the back seats down all the time, as my Black Lab is always with me. Have you all found a good solution to cover the gap/metal hindges?

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I remove the backseat completely. No gap possible at that point. Also, a nice weight deduction.
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You can also fold the seat down and put a properly measured board in the gap, I think someone on here made it so the cover would fold with the seats.
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My dog rides w/me to, I always keep the back seat up so he wont be on my lap while I drive. Not a big deal I guess... except he's 75 lbs!
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My dog rides w/me to, I always keep the back seat up so he wont be on my lap while I drive. Not a big deal I guess... except he's 75 lbs!
Same here and my boy is same weight too. He likes his space in the back.

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My dog rides w/me to, I always keep the back seat up so he wont be on my lap while I drive. Not a big deal I guess... except he's 75 lbs!
My dog likes to have the seat back behind him. Makes him feel more stable. Plus being on 35's makes it hard for him to jump in the Jeep. He needs the floorboard clear and he is getting old.
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Go to your local farm store ie rural king tractor supply. Get rubber stall mat they are available in multiple thickness use a good pair of shears and cut to fit back. It is study enough to bridge the gap it also helps keep them from sliding around. Another added bonus is that hair does not stick to it. When the seats are up you just fold it back. I will try to get some picks up tomorrow.
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Mine has flipped on his back he's so anxious to get in and jumps before I open the tailgate. Gladly now he knows wait. He's a Doberman and our child... We rescued him. I also have the dog harness strap so he can cruise without the top.
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My boy would be a little cramped with the back seat up.

I have a Canvasback cargo liner which stretches pretty tight over the gap, and I put a thick throw across it as well. He weighs 98 lbs, and he can stand on the gap without sinking into it.
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Thanks everyone...this forum is awesome
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This is the custom setup from another member. VERY nice!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rea...er-135053.html
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Can't keep my pup from riding shot gun. Just looks at me like I'm stupid when I tell him to get in the back!
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This is the custom setup from another member. VERY nice!
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That's awesome, definitely going on the list of things to do.
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My Solution for the Dog

Thanks everyone for your feedback and ideas. Wanted to share a solution for my JKUR, as I think it works great and was only $23.

First Pic: Bought a 'stall matt' at Tractor Supply Co. $23. 1/2 inch thick rubber-type matt. I cut it 40" long, 8 3/8" wide. It fits the gap perfectly and (to me) looks clean. It's thick enough to hold my dog's weight (75lb Lab). Course I throw his plush bed over it too




Second Pic: Then, because Tuck (my lab) is getting older, I let him in and out with this ramp. He limps if he jumps in and out of vehicles now.



Third Pic: I wanted a way to secure it in the Jeep and keep it clean. This seems to work well (no rattling or movement while driving). Simply used two bungees from floor hooks to soft top bracket on roll bar. Works great. Not sure what I'll do when the bracket is being used with the soft top...but we'll figure that out later. Hope this helps.

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This is a great thread! I love taking my pup with me, but its hard for him to get comfy back there. Sometimes I will put the smaller seat down and he will literally SIT on the bigger half with his head resting on the console. Of course my pup is a 185lbs English Mastiff, so in reality he sits where ever he wants.. but if I could lay both seats down and make him more comfy that would be great!
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Thanks everyone for your feedback and ideas. Wanted to share a solution for my JKUR, as I think it works great and was only $23.

First Pic: Bought a 'stall matt' at Tractor Supply Co. $23. 1/2 inch thick rubber-type matt. I cut it 40" long, 8 3/8" wide. It fits the gap perfectly and (to me) looks clean. It's thick enough to hold my dog's weight (75lb Lab). Course I throw his plush bed over it too




Second Pic: Then, because Tuck (my lab) is getting older, I let him in and out with this ramp. He limps if he jumps in and out of vehicles now.



Third Pic: I wanted a way to secure it in the Jeep and keep it clean. This seems to work well (no rattling or movement while driving). Simply used two bungees from floor hooks to soft top bracket on roll bar. Works great. Not sure what I'll do when the bracket is being used with the soft top...but we'll figure that out later. Hope this helps.

Slight modification for heavier dogs. You may notice with the above set up that the front edge of the 'stall matt' (edge towards front of jeep) may get pushed down into the gap with enough pressure. To get rid of this, I cut a 28" x 40" piece instead. Instead of the piece above, this piece goes from the back of the front seats to the rear end of the gap. Perfect. I'll post a pic later.
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Can't keep my pup from riding shot gun. Just looks at me like I'm stupid when I tell him to get in the back!
If you don't want a canine co-pilot, the pet divider from Safari Straps will do the trick.
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If you don't want a canine co-pilot, the pet divider from Safari Straps will do the trick.
I put in the Raingler one, as Safari told me they no longer make one for Unlimiteds, behind the front seats.



I'll be putting on full safari straps around the back when I take off the top this weekend.
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Same here and my boy is same weight too. He likes his space in the back.

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If you don't want a canine co-pilot, the pet divider from Safari Straps will do the trick.
Thanks! Ill have to give it a try
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That's what I love about Wranglers, if you ever run into any situation. Someone else has already had that issue and resolved it.
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For those with soft tops, and big dogs, are they able to readily get in the back or does the tailgate bar impede their access? I'm wondering if I'll need an Otto step when I get my soft top ...
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I got one of these in a box from before my last german shepherd passed. I never had a chance to install it and my current pups are still a bit small for getting in themselves.

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We just zip open the back window & place the tailgate bar on top of the ... top. Dog gets in, close the back window. It is a fairly big jump so you might need a ramp or step depending on your dog.
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My boy would be a little cramped with the back seat up.

I have a Canvasback cargo liner which stretches pretty tight over the gap, and I put a thick throw across it as well. He weighs 98 lbs, and he can stand on the gap without sinking into it.
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Here is a pic of the setup I have works great and dogs love it.
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