how a gk dog crate survived a steel bumper crash
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From the beginning, we set out with one mission in mind: to protect as many pets as possible by building the toughest, safest travel crate on the market. Some of our customers have had to put our kennels to the test – and discovered that Gunner Kennels G1™ crash-tested crate is everything we promise it to be. Here's one story.
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A Jeep on 40″ tires with a steel bumper rear-ended me doing about 35-40 mph, when I was at a dead stop. Your kennel took the full force of my tailgate, and most likely prevented it from breaking out my back window.

You cannot even tell where it hit the kennel (see photos below) – just about everything else in the back of my truck was broken or damaged in some way. I can say without a doubt that a standard travel kennel would have shattered. Before owning your kennel I used a standard metal dog box at the end of my bed, that would have been completely gone.

Will recommend Gunner Kennels for life.”

– Carter Coleman, G1™ customer

When our G1™ Intermediate was awarded the Top Performer in the Center For Pet Safety‘s 2015 Crash Study, we were thrilled but not surprised: we engineered this crate specifically for your dog’s wellbeing and designed it for your peace of mind. This is just one of many stories we’ve heard – see below for proof of how Gunner Kennels impacted this outcome.

We’re happy to let you know that Carter’s dog was not involved in the accident. To watch Gunner Kennels undergo various crash tests – including those from the CPS study – click here.

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G1™ KENNEL
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5 Star Crash Tested. The original.
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TIE-DOWN STRAP KIT
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GUNNER strap sets are the only ones that we recommend, and have met each of the brand’s crash test standards. They are the straps that the Center For Pet Safety recommends using when anchoring your crate to your vehicle for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.

Our new & improved tie-downs are made with an extra-thick custom cam buckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material that ensures you can leave these out 24/7: better guarding against fading and stretching, and perfect for high abrasion environments.

Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel.

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PERFORMANCE PAD
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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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GUNNER FAN KIT
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Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog. The GUNNER Fan Kit is a high-powered device designed to mount easily to the crate, with a stainless steel mounting rod and custom tensions bolts. Built to provide significant ventilation, especially while kennel is stationary. A durable structure, just like our customers are accustomed to.

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