GUNNER® recommends securing your kennel 100% of the time, by strapping it down with our 8' tie-down straps to the strongest anchor points in your vehicle.
Our custom cam buckle and polyester webbing combo have met our crash test standards: These are the very same straps that were used in the testing protocol that earned our G1™ a 5 Star Crash Test Rating, via Center For Pet Safety certification program.
In fact, here's quick story as to why the tie-down straps you use may matter: in our own initial crash testing (before the G1™ was ever released), our first iteration of straps were snapped with the force of impact, and unable to hold the kennel down. So we went back to the drawing board – and released our 8' tie-down strap product, the only set we recommend.
Below are visuals to better help you secure the crate to your vehicle.
ANCHORING THE CRATE TO YOUR CARGO AREA OR TRUCK BED:
ANCHORING THE CRATE TO YOUR VEHICLE SEAT: