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My husband and I are planning a vacation in New Mexico (Santa Fe and Taos) and we are taking Leela with us. I need xpen recommendations for travel. We will be stopping to visit with family members plus staying at hotels, short hikes, exploring, etc. I am taking her crate with us so she will be comfortable but I think an xpen may be a nice addition so I don't have to have her on leash all of the time. Especially, if we find a scenic place to have a picnic or when we are visiting family members that aren't comfortable having her loose in the house.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

P.S. We are taking our big truck so space is not much of an issue. I feel like I am traveling with a toddler again...LOL!

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My husband and I are planning a vacation in New Mexico (Santa Fe and Taos) and we are taking Leela with us. I need xpen recommendations for travel. We will be stopping to visit with family members plus staying at hotels, short hikes, exploring, etc. I am taking her crate with us so she will be comfortable but I think an xpen may be a nice addition so I don't have to have her on leash all of the time. Especially, if we find a scenic place to have a picnic or when we are visiting family members that aren't comfortable having her loose in the house.

Thanks in advance for the advice.
Probably the easiest, least expensive would be a 24" tall wire one from Amazon. They had some REALLY cheap the last time I looked. Iris (plastic) pens are also popular, but they are bulkier, and will take up more space in the car.
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We bought 1 xpen for our puppy znd we like it so well we bought another, i am having guests from co, and az for 4th of july, two children, one is 2 1/2 and very lively, we recently bought another one and hook them togetber making a large play area for her, we also have a large motorhome and we are planning on taking both of them on a lengthly trip in the fall, they are easy to fold up, we got the 30 inch high one. We were worried the other one was not tall enough. Enjoy your trip, the dog and your friends and family wkll be happy you bought it.

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We bought 1 xpen for our puppy znd we like it so well we bought another, i am having guests from co, and az for 4th of july, two children, one is 2 1/2 and very lively, we recently bought another one and hook them togetber making a large play area for her, we also have a large motorhome and we are planning on taking both of them on a lengthly trip in the fall, they are easy to fold up, we got the 30 inch high one. We were worried the other one was not tall enough. Enjoy your trip, the dog and your friends and family wkll be happy you bought it.

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Thought you might like to see our camping set-up! We attach the sections together with zip ties. They are very secure, and we just snip them when it's time to move.

And while we're at it... here's our outdoor dog bathing station... situated by our outside, warm water shower! It is two plastic storage tubs, with holes drilled to let the water drain, attached to each other bottom to bottom, also with zip ties. The bottom tub is to give it a little height so I don't kill my back during bath times! It also fits in our shower stall, so I CAN use it ion side if I need to, but I like outdoor bathing better!
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Thank you so much for posting the pictures. We got the truck a few weeks ago with the plan to buy a travel trailer next year. Great ideas!
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I should have mentioned that our travel pen is actually three ex-pens, but it's a 32' rig. At the camp ground where these photos were taken, it was very grassy, and we knew there would be no rain for the two days we were there. It was also cool spring weather, so we didn't even bother with the awning. If the ground is dirtier, or if it will rain, we have a patio rug (the kind that water runs right through) and we put that down under the awning. There is room around the edges for them to potty on the ground, and that's what Kodi and Pixel do. Unfortunately, Panda showed for a while, and the handler had the dogs potty on the exact same kind of matting in an ex-pen to keep their fur clean. (a lot of other breeds use pine shavings in ex-pens for the show dogs to use as a potty, but that makes a MESS with a Havanese coat!!! ) As a result, she does sometimes potty on the patio rug. But it's very easy just to hose off, so it's not a big problem. I'd rather have her do that than have to deal with muddy dogs in the trailer on a rainy day, quite honestly!

We also have a UgoDog in the kitchen of the trailer in case they need it, but they almost never do. _I_ just can't quite make my mind up to leave it home.
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I should have read to the end, because I was studying the photo trying to figure out if the fence was actually ex pens and, if so, how many! Great set-up, Karen! Thanks also for including the dogs in some of the photos. Looks like Panda is saying, "Bathe me, Mommy!"

Smmr, we take Shama's 2x6-foot wooden Pupperton pen with us when we travel, but it is her regular "apartment" in our house, and we have never used it outdoors.

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Good luck! Please let us know what you decide to do!
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I should have read to the end, because I was studying the photo trying to figure out if the fence was actually ex pens and, if so, how many! Great set-up, Karen! Thanks also for including the dogs in some of the photos. Looks like Panda is saying, "Bathe me, Mommy!"

Smmr, we take Shama's 2x6-foot wooden Pupperton pen with us when we travel, but it is her regular "apartment" in our house, and we have never used it outdoors.

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Good luck! Please let us know what you decide to do!
She's really saying, "LET ME OUT OF HERE!!!"


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Lol, i love the setup, thanks for the bathing advice, i will try that. We are planning a two month journey, so the totes with holes will come in handy

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Karen, I noticed a blue hose sprayer on the outside shower, where did you get that? I would like to try your setup while camping .
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