Dog boxes are $ so I did this!

Discussion in 'Rabbit Hunting and Beagling' started by Johnathan Sizemore, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Johnathan Sizemore

    Johnathan Sizemore Well-Known Member

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    Built this in about 3-4 hours the other day. It turned out pretty good I think!
     
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  3. thefoxes85@hotmail.com

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    Good job,turned out nice, I had one I made, I will have to find the picture.
     
  4. Chipjohnson

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    I just built this one a couple months ago.
     
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  5. thefoxes85@hotmail.com

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    Nice box Chip, how heavy is it? Hey didn't you have a post about a sick dog, thought it was his pancreas, what has happened since the post?
     
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  6. Johnathan Sizemore

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    I really like the handles/locks on your box where did you get them??
     
  7. Chipjohnson

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    I bought them on wingworks.com
     
  8. Chipjohnson

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    I haven't weighed it so I don't know. Its heavy enough that one person can't pick it up to load it. I set it up on the one end against the tailgate and slide it up on.
    I didn't have a sick dog I was just replying to someone else's post.
     
  9. Johnathan Sizemore

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    Yeh mines pretty heavy. I haven’t weighed mine but I would say it’s at least close to Or over 100lbs
     
  10. Johnathan Sizemore

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    I built mine 44” wide 24” tall and 36” deep.
     
  11. Bowguy 1

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    I built one one time. It was way too heavy. If I had a couple kids helping me but it was just too much a bear. No way I’d do it again.
    Yours looks great though
     
  12. Johnathan Sizemore

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    Thanks. It’s pretty heavy but I can wrestle it around pretty easy. It’ll do for a few years.
     
  13. Bowguy 1

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    Man I pulled my stomach muscle on mine. I know sounds crazy. I powerlifted my whole life but it was too difficult
     
  14. Johnathan Sizemore

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    I’ll probably keep mine on my truck 75% of the year anyway. That’s my ole “RABBIT RANGER “
     
  15. Bowguy 1

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    I got lucky. A fellow won an ole dry pond 38 special box. Said it was too small for him and I got it cheap. It’s real light. Good box and perfect for me. Think I paid couple hundred.
    My shorthair fits in there no prob. She’s only 40 lbs though.
     
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    Man we used to build them all the time seemed like every year somebody needed a new box. Then we started buying some that was a lot less lighter and easier to load. But the ones we buy have top storage and you don’t stand on the one I have like the ones we used to build
     
  18. Robster

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    Great boxes you two built.

    Regarding the weight of them, I have two adjustable saw horses. I back up to them and slide the dog box onto the saw horses, pull up and shut the tailgate. When I want to load, just back up to the saw horses, slide it in and shut the tailgate. I dont have anyone to help me load it, and with shavings, straw and everything in the top storage I hate tipping it on it's side to rest one edge on the truck to slide it on.
     
  19. TJRANGER

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    Robster I do the same!! Use to just throw them in but got weaker, more decreped and maybe smarter with age!! Lol
     
  20. rienmark

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    That's a nice looking box