just sell your couch in the house and use the backseat of the Jeep there. Though it is more love seat size than couch...Thanks, this is helpful. He can definitely jump in the back for several more years, but the space behind the seat seems like it could be too small. I like the idea of just taking out the back seats, although my wife will think it's ridiculous, but the problem is that I have no place to store it at my house.
Just leave it in the Jeep folded up. There will still be plenty of room for the dog.
Get a Velcro strap to keep it from bouncing around.
I live in New Orleans and garages are like unicorns. Thanks for the photo, that gives me scale for what kind of space I'd need to find somewhere.I don't know what your storage situation is but the back seat does not take up much space to store. I keep mine in a $20 christmas tree bag I bought from amazon on the floor against the wall in the garage behind the jeep. The 2 door is so short there is plenty of room.
This is awesome! Good looking pup.
appreciate your time and insight. Great pics too.My rescue dogs (mostly medium-large breeds) have traveled a bunch of miles in my JK 2-door, but I had the rear seat removed and a Canvasback cargo liner over the carpet, both for ease of cleanliness and the canvas material was good for their paws to get traction while driving.
One thing to note, being as you live in the deep south, is that the 2-door doesn't have any rear windows for you to roll down for them. If they like hanging their heads out, you might find removing the headrest on the passenger seat and rolling the passenger window down will give them a place to lay their head and stick their nose in the breeze.
Another thing to note is that, while the front passenger seat slides forward and tilts up off the track from the rear to allow easier access for those getting in the back seat, it's still fairly awkward for a bigger dog to get in using the side doors, so the rear cargo door is really the best option.
As silly as it probably sounds to most, my current JL on order is my very first 4-door, and my dogs are ultimately the reason I finally broke down and ordered an Unlimited. Having the rear doors will allow the pups entry without my needing to open the rear cargo door (which will be way more convenient when I have the hitch-mounted cargo rack on the back) and the rear windows will make them very happy when cruising through the mountains. It also gives more storage space, so putting some gear at the rear of the Jeep doesn't completely eliminate the pups' space.
I'm certainly not trying to talk you out of a 2-door (probably moreso I'm trying to reassure myself that a 4-door wasn't a dumb choice). I only bring this up because you mentioned you haven't bought a Jeep yet, so it's just food for thought in case you had other plans for the Jeep in the future (car camping, extended road trips, etc).