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post #1 of 11 Old 11-18-2010, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Transporting a mini

Im hoping to get a mini They arent so common around here and the only few I have found are always so far away. I am wondering how everyone transports there mini? Helpful tips to make it comfortable and signs to look for if there may be a problem. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-18-2010, 12:37 PM
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haha well.....when i took my 6-month old mini trick-or-treating we stuck him in the back of the car xD
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Im hoping to get a mini They arent so common around here and the only few I have found are always so far away. I am wondering how everyone transports there mini? Helpful tips to make it comfortable and signs to look for if there may be a problem. Thanks.

I don't have any info...my mini was brought to me in an actual mini van! But he was only kept a few miles away. Just wanted to say good luck in your mini search!!!
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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I transport mine in a regular horse trailer, although I'm buying one made for minis. One of mine came home in the back seat of an Oldsmobile when he was a baby, and I sold one that went home in the backseat of a truck as a baby.
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-19-2010, 05:15 PM
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Oh boy! LOL You will get a kick out of this! LOL

I transport mine in my VW Bus! LOL I call it my mini van!!

Here's some pics!





This is one of O So in it before we made the stall!

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-20-2010, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Oh boy! LOL You will get a kick out of this! LOL

I transport mine in my VW Bus! LOL I call it my mini van!!

Here's some pics!





This is one of O So in it before we made the stall!


That is so cool!
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-20-2010, 06:04 PM
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That is so cool!

THanks! People that see him in there really get a kick out of it!

My hubby works for a tow yard and I have been eyeing the newer Dodge style mini vans! The ones that the doors open on both sides! Only thing that really keeps me from getting one is the cost! LOL The bus only costs me 60 bucks a year (mainly because of the personalized plates) in registration and about 50 in insurance! So it is cheap. Only bad thing about it is it doesn't have a/c! I am planning on getting Safari Windows for the front though, so that will help to keep us cool in the hot summers! I think if I were traveling further distances, I would think about getting a newer van! Right now the furthest we go is about 5 miles from the house! So it isn't bad! We did have to go to the vet which is about 25 miles away, but we only had to do that once. From here on out, unless he needs a surgery, the vet will come to the house!

Now on a trailer idea! I was wanting my hubby to get one of those small uhaul covered trailers and convert it into a horse trailer! They have tiny covered trailers! I personally don't like pulling trailers, that is why I haven't had him do it! The bus worked out better!
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My dh really loved the idea even though he laughs everytime I start talking about getting a mini. Hes been looking online to find something I can do the same in. We had an old vw bus we had planned to fix up and take on the road for camping trips and to race shows ( not to show but to sleep in) but we started having kids so it just sat and we ended up giving it away just to get rid of it, now I wish we hadnt.
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My dh really loved the idea even though he laughs everytime I start talking about getting a mini. Hes been looking online to find something I can do the same in. We had an old vw bus we had planned to fix up and take on the road for camping trips and to race shows ( not to show but to sleep in) but we started having kids so it just sat and we ended up giving it away just to get rid of it, now I wish we hadnt.

Yah, they are worth a lot of money now!! My hubby had a double door bus once, sold it for pennies! Now it is worth thousands if not more!! Who knew back then though!!
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Oh, man. That was the most entertaining thing I've seen in a long time. I love it!

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