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I have a 150+ Jullian pig, who I need to move from Eugene, Oregon to Ellensburg, Washington.
I only have a car and dont have a horse trailer.
What other safe options could I use?
 

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About the same as moving a 150 lb dog.
Rent/borrow a truck or trailer. Otherwise you'll probably have to make room.
About the same as moving a 150 lb dog.
Rent/borrow a truck or trailer. Otherwise you'll probably have to make room.

I can rent a trailer.... which has no windows... put her in it and drive 300+miles?
 

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Hello.
I have a 150+ Jullian pig, who I need to move from Eugene, Oregon to Ellensburg, Washington.
I only have a car and dont have a horse trailer.
What other safe options?
Update: My care is a mazda 3.
My pig is moody, skittish and 150 pounds that I am moving to a sanctuary.
I havent had any luck finding a horse trailer ans I want to safe options for all weather conditions... its been raining, cold in the mornings and in then 80's in the afternoon.
It is over 300 miles to where she is going.
Can I get a truck and crate for her size and out then both in the back of an open truck?
 

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Hello.
I have a 150+ Jullian pig, who I need to move from Eugene, Oregon to Ellensburg, Washington.
I only have a car and dont have a horse trailer.
What other safe options could I use?
The safest way is in a horse trailer. You can rent a pickup truck pretty easy. I don't know about the trailer, maybe borrow one. I would not try to haul the pig in a car unless he was used to it, and you knew for sure he would stay calm. If he decided to panic he could easily cause a wreck. If this a pen raised hog and not a pet he could easily go off and kill someone in a split second. Maybe a very large dog crate set in the bed of a pickup truck.


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I guess I don't understand. If you had a dog, how would you transport them?
If a 150 pound hog decides to panic he could easily go through the window of a car. And if a person was in the way he would go through or over them. A 150 pound hog would be as strong as two grown men.

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heres a box i built on a lil trailer for hauling a full sized hog to the butcher 2x4s and 1x6 deck boards you could add a floor just as easy or just strap it down into a trailer .it would only have to be as big as the pig . in my experience once loaded they lay down and take it easy for the ride , in cold wet weather I stapled a tarp front and top
 

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Never moved a pig. I like the van with middle seats removed idea, have seen one at the stockyards rigged like that. The big dog crate could be reused, but I suspect a pig would be more likely to tear it up than a dog would.

Not familiar with a Mazda 3, but lots of smaller cars don't have enough frame material to attach a hitch to. Otherwise, a small trailer would be useful.

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I think that you're overthinking this.
I used to own a Mazda MX-6, two door, smaller than your car. I once hauled a calf in the backseat! The looks I got from folks as I was driving up the freeway, were priceless BTW. People took pictures, laughed, gave me strange looks. It was really fun.

Anyway, I used to haul pigs in the trunk of this same car. It will be dark in the trunk, from my experience the piggies just lay down and go to sleep. The temp won't be too bad If you are running your air conditioner, the ambient car air helps cool the trunk. If you are super worried you could crate the pig and fold the back seats down in your car to accommodate the crate.

Or put a harness on your pig and tie her in the back.
 

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Ok first remember a Hog needs plenty of air and 6 hours will like being watered down about half way.

I would consider hiring someone to move it.

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I would hate to open the trunk of a car that had a 150 pound pig in it.
If you can borrow a pickup, you can haul a pig. Just put some boards up so he can't see out.
 
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I think that you're overthinking this.
I used to own a Mazda MX-6, two door, smaller than your car. I once hauled a calf in the backseat! The looks I got from folks as I was driving up the freeway, were priceless BTW. People took pictures, laughed, gave me strange looks. It was really fun.

Anyway, I used to haul pigs in the trunk of this same car. It will be dark in the trunk, from my experience the piggies just lay down and go to sleep. The temp won't be too bad If you are running your air conditioner, the ambient car air helps cool the trunk. If you are super worried you could crate the pig and fold the back seats down in your car to accommodate the crate.

Or put a harness on your pig and tie her in the back.
Years ago I had a Datsun auto. Hauled pigs in a cardboard box in the back seat. Those were fun trips.
 
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