I am finally going to have a vehicle that I can put a crate in. I plan to keep one wire crate (36") set up more or less permanently in it. Have no desire to build a platform to mount the crate on. I don't think bungies will cut it. What do I need to use to tie down the crate so that it won't move around when I drive and will anchor the crate for safety purposes?
Said vehicle is a Honda Element, by the way!

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What do I need to use to tie down the crate so that it won't move around when I drive and will anchor the crate for safety purposes? Said vehicle is a Honda Element, by the way!

congratulations!
how about the nylon webbing straps that construction workers use to tie stuff to their trucks? i drove past one this afternoon that had it's whole trailer o' tools strapped shut with one of those suckers. it looked like a big gift box! they come in gauges that are plenty strong i see loggers using fatter ones to tie down their loads.

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Said vehicle is a Honda Element, by the way!

Yay for you!
I am finally going to have a vehicle that I can put a crate in. I plan to keep one ... down the crate so that it won't move around when I drive and will anchor the crate for safety purposes?

I like straps with cam buckles for stuff like that - you can cinch those down pretty tightly if your webbing doesn't stretch.
Congrats on the car - I really like those.

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What do I need to use to tie down the crate so that it won't move around when I drive and will anchor the crate for safety purposes?

Ratchet straps.
Said vehicle is a Honda Element, by the way!

Cool! I think that it has places you can attach ratchet straps.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I like straps with cam buckles for stuff like that - you can cinch those down pretty tightly if your webbing doesn't stretch.
Cool. Cam buckles, ratchets. Now I know what to look for. Thanks!

Congrats on the car - I really like those.
I test drove one on Sunday and it'll take some getting used to I'm used to sitting about three inches above the ground. But, being built on basically the same platform and with a similar engine to the Integra I have now, it was weirdly familiar to drive. I've been fantasizing about being able to crate out of the car for years. Depending on the model I may even be able to plug crate fans into outlets in the back! It's like these things were designed just for dog people.

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Ratchet straps.

a-ha! i shoulda known those things had a name.

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