Safety and comfort of your canine traveling companion

By Bob Difley

I haven’t had a pet in many years, but know plenty of RVers that do, many of them fulltimers, and realize how concerned they are about their pet’s comfort and safety. I’ve had most common pets (dog, cat, bird, caiman [a small alligator cousin], hamster [ I won one when I was in the fourth grade]) and realize their importance to many RVers as companions on their road-wandering travels. But I also know that your larger canine friends would rather be outside running than cooped up in a vehicle for long periods if they weren’t made comfortable.

So most pet owners that I know try to create a comfortable and safe (six states currently have laws that require all pets be restrained while traveling in a vehicle) environment for their pets when they travel. One RVer, Jim Holmes (no relation to Sherlock), went a step further and invented/created what he calls a Doggy Backseat Platform for his pooch – and it turned out so well that he is now selling them to other pet owners.

The platform comes in three sizes to accommodate almost any size tow/toad, the largest of which will support a 250-pound Goliath.


  • Only 3 bolts needed to assemble
  • platform locked in place
  • Your dog can’t fall into footwell
  • Dog can move around on platform
  • Safety tether attaches to collar
  • Only carpet against your backseat
  • Strong, can carry large breeds or cargo
  • Easy to install or remove
  • Can use half of the platform when additional storage is needed
  • Uses 100% of available space
  • Easy to store
  • No side-to-side movement
  • No rub marks or chafing
  • Adds very little weight to your vehicle

Learn more or buy on the Doggy Backseat Platform website

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