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Today was take the dogs to the vet day. 3 big dogs ( 2 labs and a shepard).. Tried to protect the pilot as much as I could. Use of cargo tray, numerous sheets and towels to cover the back area. Everything that could be cover was covered except for the trim work around the doors. The pups ran from window to window hanging their heads as as far as I would allow. Thank goodness for the automatic window locks controlled by the driver side otherwise I might have lost a dog or too!:eek:

The pilot survived and very little hair clean up was necessary after our little adventure. The problem was the dog slobber left on the windows and door trim. Spent an hour wiping the Pilot down on the inside so that new car smell would return!

Next year on vet day I will invest in some duct tape and a few old sheets to protect the trim around the doors or buy a old beat up vehicle to transport dogs!
Total of today's expenses: $500 for shots and heartworm medicine for 3 dogs. Just think of all the pilot accessories I could have bought.

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Oh well love me...love my dogs!
 

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That sounds like an "interesting" trip!! :eek:

I have 2 dogs that don't shed and can't reach the windows.
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hmmmm..... maybe I can find away to shorten their paws!:13:

Also gonna have build a pup ramp to get them in and out of the pilot a little bit easier... They are too old to jump in like they use to and with all the seats down the cargo area is very high!
 

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jtvicknair said:
hmmmm..... maybe I can find away to shorten their paws!:13:

Also gonna have build a pup ramp to get them in and out of the pilot a little bit easier... They are too old to jump in like they use to and with all the seats down the cargo area is very high!
Try something like this: :4:
 

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ok kemo will you come over and train them and talk them about not slobbering in the pilot?
 

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jtvicknair said:
ok kemo will you come over and train them and talk them about not slobbering in the pilot?
Sorry, jtvicknair... the last time I tried to train a dog, well, it didn't work out too well. Here, take a look:
 

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jtvicknair said:
Today was take the dogs to the vet day. 3 big dogs ( 2 labs and a shepard).. Tried to protect the pilot as much as I could. Use of cargo tray, numerous sheets and towels to cover the back area. Everything that could be cover was covered except for the trim work around the doors. !

Next year on vet day I will invest in some duct tape and a few old sheets to protect the trim around the doors or buy a old beat up vehicle to transport dogs!

Oh well love me...love my dogs!
Rather than using numerous sheets and towels, would it make sense for you to invest in the Pilot Cargo Liner? Seems like it would be something that would justify your investment, what with hauling your doggies!
 

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Re: Re: Off to the Vet in the Pilot

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Rather than using numerous sheets and towels, would it make sense for you to invest in the Pilot Cargo Liner? Seems like it would be something that would justify your investment, what with hauling your doggies!
Sounds like another Group Buy in the making..... :) :) :)
 

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Our black lab loves the pilot (sits wherever he wants)...no slobber on the leather (maybe because his head is almost always out the window) and minimal shedding.

He's the only dog I know that likes going to the Vet (of course my wife is his Vet)...
 

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The vet

Off to the vet on the second day of Pilot ownership. Dog jumped out of the Pilot and ripped the rubber seal along the floor. Oh well!
 

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I was also looking at the cargo liner for protection from the yellow lab and hauling "stuff."

The parts guy at the local Honda dealer, when discussing the liner with me, stated that most people who buy the liner bring it back very dissatisfied.

He states that the Velcro used to attach the liner rips very easily and the liner does not stay put.

Interested in learning the first hand experience of anyone with the liner, or other cargo liner options (with second seat down).

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If the cargo liner covered the area of the door trim all the way to windows I might interested in the cargo liner for my dogs on VET day.

Because I have 3 very big dogs that must travel together (as in I can't take one in the Pilot because the neighbors would call 911 for all the howling that would go on).... I must transport them together and fold the 2nd row seats downs to make room for all 12 paws and bodies---leaving my door trim very vunerable to paw scratches and dog slobber.

Like the previous post.... from what I read most piloteers have not been happy with the cargo liner and the installation is somewhat of a bear. So next vet day it's duct tape and sheets on the door trim.

Yes, I know I have left myself wide open for a Kemosabe image!
 

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Thanks Kemo...I knew that was coming---Just testing your creative skills:2: :2: :2: :2: :2: :2: :2:
 

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jtvicknair said:
Thanks Kemo...I knew that was coming---Just testing your creative skills:2: :2: :2: :2: :2: :2: :2:
Anytime JT!!! :4: You're the perfect setup man!!! :29: (goodness, it's 1:15 in the morning for me...!!!) :23:
 

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Cargo Liner and Dogs

Does anybody have the Cargo Liner and like it? Are the pups happy back there? Does it protect the plastic too?
 

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Does anybody have the Cargo Liner and like it? Are the pups happy back there? Does it protect the plastic too?
I also wouldn't mind hearing from Cargo Liner owners. I know the Cargo Liner has been discussed a few times in past threads, but it would be nice to get more input from some others who have recently purchased it.

I love the Cargo Tray I have, but I know we'll soon be hauling lumber, mulch, and other potential nasties requiring the second-row seats to be folded down. It might be worthwhile to have the Liner on hand to cover that additional exposed space.
 

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Well, I think the liner is great. Since I don't use the third seat and keep it folded down all of the time, the liner is in semi-permanently. I also have the cargo tray on top in the back, behind the second seat row.

The tray handles the wet, really dirty stuff, and I can lay anything else on the liner. The liner appears to be water proof, but stuff could leak around the liner if it is super wet. It nicely covers the top of the second seat, so with it down, the surfaces are well protected. Some folks don't like the velcro that you have to glue up for the liner, but I don't care because I have it on all of the time. The liner is also nicely fitted to the back and can be lifted up to access the storage areas.

I recommend it.

EJ
 

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Eddie Joe said:
Well, I think the liner is great. Since I don't use the third seat and keep it folded down all of the time, the liner is in semi-permanently. I also have the cargo tray on top in the back, behind the second seat row.

The tray handles the wet, really dirty stuff, and I can lay anything else on the liner. The liner appears to be water proof, but stuff could leak around the liner if it is super wet. It nicely covers the top of the second seat, so with it down, the surfaces are well protected. Some folks don't like the velcro that you have to glue up for the liner, but I don't care because I have it on all of the time. The liner is also nicely fitted to the back and can be lifted up to access the storage areas.

I recommend it.

EJ
Thanks for the input, Eddie Joe. Something to think about.
 
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