Packing for Team Sports: Hitch, Haul and Play Ball!

June 6th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Road Trips with the StowAway Carrier | Teams and Events - (Comments Off on Packing for Team Sports: Hitch, Haul and Play Ball!)
Team Sports

Win big by packing for team sports with the Hitch Cargo Carrier

The camaraderie, competition and collective energy of team sports is intoxicating. Whether you’re part of a relay race, cycling in the peloton, kicking your way down the soccer field, driving the SAG Wagon with support and gear, or cheering others at the Finish Line, the team spirit takes you places you simply cannot go on your own.

To get you and your team where you’re going, with all your gear and supplies safely intact, you won’t find a better teammate than the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier. The cargo carrier gives you up to 16 cubit feet of extra storage space in a heavy-duty box with a locking lid latch, rear tail lights, and a 10-year warranty.

Here are some fantastic, real-life applications of sports teams using the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier:

• In the photo above, you’ll see the professional cycling team, “Team Basis,” who used the hitch cargo carrier as they traveled across America competing in events.

• Baseball teams can store bats, balls, cleats and gloves in the hitch cargo carrier, making more room on the inside for players, hot dogs and apple pie.

The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier is a great teammate for team sports packing

The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier makes a great teammate

Capacity: The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier nearly doubles the average SUV’s functional carrying capacity. The MAX cargo carrier, for example, can hold four carry-on bags, two duffel bags and two camp chairs. The standard carrier box, with 12 cubic feet of storage capacity, accommodates four carry-on bags and two camp chairs. In either sized box, you can load up to 200 pounds of gear – from bike parts to basketballs, swim suits to suitcases, and wine bottles to bottled water.

Accessibility: Rather than balancing on your vehicle’s door jam to access your rooftop carrier, StowAway Cargo Carriers are exponentially more accessible, because they are mounted directly into your vehicle’s trailer hitch providing easy, ground-level access to your gear. The StowAway SwingAway frame pivots 180 degrees so that you can open your rear lift gate, door, hatch or tailgate, allowing full access to the contents in the back of your vehicle. The SwingAway frame will lock at 90 degrees or pivot up to 180 degrees for gear access.

Durability: StowAway Cargo Carriers have survived accidents, blizzards, tailgate parties and even a few wild animals because they are constructed from a super durable polymer, the same material used to mold high-performance whitewater kayaks. They have twice the wall thickness of some competitive boxes and are designed to take a beating without cracking.

Packing for team sports – with easy access to everything inside your vehicle as well as that in the cargo box – is a team advantage with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

It’s Camping Season! Bear Necessities

May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Camping - (Comments Off on It’s Camping Season! Bear Necessities)
Bears can be creative - and aggressive - when foraging for human food

Bears can be creative – and aggressive – when foraging for human food; protect your supplies with a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier

A bear needs to make its living in the world, just like we all do. When times get hard in the mountains, self-respecting bears head to the lowlands, foraging for food and water. And if human beings are kind enough to bring some food into the wilderness, well, that’s all the better for the bear.

Take, for example, the 3-day rafting trip my friends and I took on the Deschutes River. Two days into it and we were having a wonderful time. We’d raft all day, dip and splash in the cool water when we got hot, eat a marvelous meal at our campsite, raise a few glasses to our great adventure, and sing around the fire until we dropped into happy sleep.

Not only were we happy, we were clever. Before we went to bed, we put all our food into our raft and anchored it 10 feet out into the river, safe from bears on the prowl for hamburgers and potato chips. Or so we thought.

On the third day, we woke to find our raft safely bobbing in the river’s current. We also found a bear, sitting in the raft, enjoying a hearty breakfast from our stores of food.

Protect your supplies from all the elements with a super durable polymer cargo box from StowAway

Protect your supplies from all the elements with a super durable polymer cargo box from StowAway

As you can see, it’s important to protect your supplies – food and otherwise – when you’re camping in the wilderness. One of the best ways I’ve found to do that is with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier, which conveniently attaches to the bag of my rig.

Unbeatable in durability, StowAway Cargo Carriers have survived car accidents, blizzards, tailgate parties and even a few wild animals because they are constructed from the highest-quality materials. The StowAway boxes are molded with a super durable polymer, the same material used to mold high-performance whitewater kayaks. They have twice the wall thickness of some competitive boxes and are designed to take a beating without cracking. To test this theory, StowAway backed a delivery van over the lid of a box. The results: not a single crack.

With 16 cubic feet of storage and 200 pounds of carrying capacity, the MAX Cargo Carrier is StowAway’s largest and most popular cargo carrier. Made of high-impact polymer, the Max Box is durable and roomy. The MAX cargo carrier includes taillights, side reflectors, a lock and weep holes for wet weather. Available on StowAway’s patented SwingAway frame or fixed frame.

Included With Your StowAway MAX Base Package:

  • Max Cargo Box
  • SwingAway or Fixed Frame
  • Lockable Lid
  • Taillights with Wrap-Around Reflectors
  • License Plate Bracket
  • Hitch Tightener

When we were stranded on the river’s shore, with a bear taking up residence in our raft, we were very lucky. Other revelers on the river saw our predicament and rescued us, sharing their food and giving each of us a ride out of the canyon. I know I won’t always be this lucky. So now I plan ahead and protect my gear and supplies with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

Ramp Up Your Game With a Hitch Mounted Grill

May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Tailgating - (Comments Off on Ramp Up Your Game With a Hitch Mounted Grill)
Ramp up your tailgating menu with the Grill Station Plus.

You got “game” with the Tailgate Grill Station Plus

I’ve spent my fair share of time in stadium parking lots, wearing my team colors, tossing footballs, and eating hot dogs, macaroni salad and potato chips. No more! Actually, I still love tailgating with my friends at football games, but the bill of fare (read: menu) has evolved exponentially with the acquisition of a Cuisinart hitch-mounted grill from StowAway.

Now “we got game” with kebabs, fajitas, stir-fry, cheesy bread, toasted buns, roasted veggies, steaks, and sautéed mushrooms. We have definitely ramped up the quality of our food and thus the whole tailgating experience. (We know that because everyone wants to party under our canopy. And I don’t think it’s the satellite-fed 54-inch flat screen.)

StowAway’s Tailgate Grill Station Plus also works great for car camping – knocking camp stoves right off the picnic table. With a Cuisinart 12,000-BTU gas grill, the grilling station offers a generous cooking surface (19.8″ x 27.8″ x 12.8″), two folding side shelves for added workspace, and a snap-on cutting board that provides a 25.5″ x 18.5″ work surface. The patented SwingAway frame is also included, which opens 180° from the rear of the vehicle, so you can “get your grill on” while still having complete and easy access to the back of your rig.

Here are my three favorite things about StowAway’s Tailgate Grill Station Plus:

1. Convenience
• Haul your grill and cooler to the game without taking up a bunch of space inside your vehicle; plus set up is a snap
• The grill swings out 180 degrees for grilling at the game, giving easy access to the back of your vehicle
• The grilling station includes a big, snap-on cutting board

2. Versatility
• Grill can easily be removed and used on your patio or elsewhere
• Frame and rack also be used to haul gear for activities other than tailgating (camping, vacations, road trips, etc.)
• Room to add a second grill if additional grill capacity is needed

3. Durability
• Heavy duty SwingAway frame, with black powder-coated finish that minimizes corrosion; Transports up to 200 pounds of gear with a 2″ hitch and 125 pounds with a 1.25″ hitch
• Stainless steel Cuisinart grill with temperature gauge for thorough cooking and twist-start ignition for easy start-up

If you already have a StowAway hitch cargo carrier, you can take off the cargo rack and put your own grill on the same frame. The heavy-duty frame and rack carry up to 200 pounds.

Tailgating, camping, or rocking the family reunion, StowAway’s Tailgate Grill Station Plus makes you the Master Griller of the Day and gives you game.

The Ultimate Hook Up: Your RV, the StowAway Cargo Carrier, and a Smart Car

February 28th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in RVs - (Comments Off on The Ultimate Hook Up: Your RV, the StowAway Cargo Carrier, and a Smart Car)

Question: What do a RoadTrek and a Smart Car have in common?

Answer: Absolutely nothing.

Attached your Smart Car to your RV and a hitch cargo carrier for all your gear.

Attached your Smart Car to your RV and a hitch cargo carrier for all your gear.

Unless, of course, you have a StowAway Cargo Carrier and a dual hitch receiver.

In which case you have the perfect marriage of convenience, space and transportation options.

Road trippers like us occupy an active world full of diverse opportunities for recreation, culture and respite. We may be going on a ski trip, but we also want to take in the local art hop or fine dining choices. We might want to go skating or snowshoeing while we’re there as well.

If we’re going camping, we may also want to have our mountain biking or hiking gear with us. We may even want our off-road vehicle along for the ride.

Question: Where are we going to put all this stuff?

Answer: The StowAway Cargo Carrier with a dual hitch to haul a vehicle trailer.

Fortunately, when you’re off on a vacation and you want to tow your Smart Car (motorcycle, ATV) behind your RV, you don’t have to sacrifice storage space. With a dual hitch and StowAway Cargo Carrier you can have your RV, Smart Car and all your gear too.

Here’s how it works: First, slide the dual hitch into your RoadTrek’s (or other recreational vehicle) hitch receiver.  Add 12.5 cubic feet of extra storage space by sliding the StowAway standard cargo carrier into the top receiver of your dual hitch. The cargo carrier will hold up to 200 pounds of gear, op to four carry-ons, giving you extra storage and elbow room in your RV.

The Dual Hitch Receiver Extender lets your create a convenient caravan of vehicles and gear.

The Dual Hitch Receiver Extender lets you create a convenient caravan of vehicles and gear.

Then plug your Smart Car’s tow bar into the lower hitch of the dual hitch. And you’ve got yourself a sweet little caravan. You’ve also got options for getting around town and room to pack extra gear for the adventures you’ll have when you get there.

Recreation these days is all about choices, and having the right gear for the job. Travelers with multi-faceted interests shouldn’t have to choose between one sport, one location and one vehicle. Shouldn’t we have it all?

~StowAway2.com

Making Space: How a Hitch Cargo Carrier Can Save Your RV Trip … and Your Marriage

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in RVs - (Comments Off on Making Space: How a Hitch Cargo Carrier Can Save Your RV Trip … and Your Marriage)
Stow your gear in a hitch cargo carrier for easy access to what's most precious to you

Stow your gear in a hitch cargo carrier for easy access to what’s most precious to you

“You take my towel; I breaka you fingas.”

When my husband and I took an RV trip across the country a few years ago, we faced a few challenges. One of which was the fact that we’d never traveled in a motorhome before. The other was space. We had to pack everything we needed for a full month in a very small amount of space.

This is when I came up with the Two Towel Rule. We didn’t have room to pack a bunch of extra things, including towels, so we each had our own specific towel set. His was blue; mine was pink. Easy enough. The rule: Do not use, touch or even look at my towels. They are mine, mine, mine. Everything else was share and share alike. Fair enough.

If you’ve ever traveled in a motorhome, you know that space is extremely limited. Every square inch is meticulously designed to maximize both space and utility. Space is particularly tight in a Class B motorhome (read: the smallest possible living/traveling space). It will behoove your trip – and your relationship – to give yourselves a little extra elbow room. Keep reading; I know exactly how to do that.

It really can be challenging to share 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a motorhome. Here are a few tips to help make your time on the road a great adventure instead of a battle for space (and towels):

1. Maximize Your Space: You can add as much as 16 cubic feet of storage space by using a hitch cargo carrier from StowAway2.com. The great thing about using a hitch instead of a rooftop for your cargo carrier, is access. The StowAway hitch cargo carrier, for example, attaches to the back of your rig instead of the top for super-easy access. And it pivots up to 180 degrees to also give you easy access to every precious thing in the back of your motorhome. It comes in two sizes, has a locking lid, and can hold up to 200 extra pounds of your gear.

2. Respect the Space: Your guiding principle is “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Pick up after yourself, put things away right away, and don’t pack what you don’t need. (You do get to pack some extras, though, when you’ve got the StowAway hitch cargo carrier. And you get to keep those extras close at hand, because the big stuff – suitcases, camp chairs, duffle bags – can be stashed in the hitch carrier.

3. Assign Duties: When you arrive at the RV Park, each person should know what his or her duties are. For example: He hooks up the sewer line; she hooks up everything else. Fair enough.

Read more about the StowAway hitch cargo carrier.

Road Trips with Dogs

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Dogs & Pets | Road Trips - (Comments Off on Road Trips with Dogs)

Don’t Leave Home Without the Dog – or a Hitch Cargo Carrier

The StowAway Cargo Carrier swivels 180 degrees for easy in-and-outs when taking road trips with dogs.

Dogs travel in comfort & convenience with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

I take road trips with my dog, Pippin, the Golden-On-the-Go, all the time. I don’t leave home without him. It seems as though more and more people are foregoing the kennel and taking their waggly best friends with them on road trips. Even some hotels are now specifically accommodating dogs, with pet-friendly rooms, treats upon arrival, and fenced play areas.

So, unless you want your dog to sit on your lap the whole time, which might be fun but isn’t necessarily safe, you’re going to need to do some rearranging for your road trips with dogs. To stow all your luggage, gear, food, and dog/s comfortably and safely, I heartily recommend the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

My Top 5 Favorite Things About the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier:

Having covered thousands of miles on road trips with my dog, I’ve become an expert packer. Here’s what I can fit in the StowAway Standard Hitch Cargo Carrier :

  1. Food: Pip’s food supply includes dry food, treats, bowls for food and water, and a cooler that houses his favorite “gooey” food.
  2. Towels: Pip is a water dog – just try to keep him out of it – so I always pack plenty of towels to keep him dry and happy after his romps in the water.
  3. Pip’s Bed: He goes; it goes. Which is to say, he doesn’t leave home without it.
  4. Room to Move: To make plenty of room for Pip, I can also stow two carry-on bags and two camp chairs, in addition to Pip’s gear – up to 200 pounds of stuff.
  5. Access: I don’t have to climb on the bumper to access this gear, because it’s located on the trailer hitch, behind the car, rather than on top of the car. Wshew!  And the box swings open 180 degrees, so Pip gets in and out of the car sweet and easy, the way he likes.

Note on storage: The Standard Cargo Carrier Box has a capacity of 12.5 cubic feet – which would hold 4 carry on suitcases and two camp chairs. The Max Cargo Carrier Box has 16 cubic feet of capacity and holds 4 carry on suitcases, two camp chairs and two duffel bags. More information from StowAway2.

Pippin, Kyla's Golden-On-The-Go

Pippin, Kyla’s Golden-On-The-Go

Some Other Tips for Road Trips with Dogs

  1.  Stop. Your dog will want to stretch its legs and take a little sniff-n-pee break every few hours. This is a great chance for you to do the same, getting some fresh air and working out the kinks of the road.
  2. Water. Your dog runs hotter than you do, most likely. Make sure you’ve got a water bowl in the car and a good supply of fresh clean water.
  3. Carrier. Some people advise putting your dog in a carrier for the trip, especially if you have a little dog who is likely to get bounced around, run from side to side of the vehicle, and/or get underfoot. If you have a yapper, sometimes a carrier will calm them down … if you’re lucky.
  4. Ventilate. If you’re stopping for breakfast, lunch or dinner along the way, please promise me you will leave at least two windows partially open for fresh airflow. Even in the snow and rain. It’s so important.
  5. Identification. Pippin is chipped. Which means he’s got a little tracker under his skin, installed by his veterinarian. That means if – God forbid – he gets lost, wanders off, or is otherwise misplaced, any good person who finds him can reach me by having his chip scanned. Also, when we’re traveling, I never, ever, ever take off his collar, which has his name, address and my cell phone number on it.

“Safe and Happy” is our motto. A road trip is a road trip, but a road trip with dogs – is a great, tail wagging adventure.

Ski Trip: The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier

January 16th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Hitch Carriers | Skiing - (Comments Off on Ski Trip: The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier)

Hit the Slopes with More Stuff in More Comfort and Safety

Skiing 18w x 14h revised

Ski trip to Mt Hood with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier

“Skis, boots, poles?” This is what we always ask ourselves when we’re pulling out of the driveway on a ski trip. Because if we leave anything behind, we absolutely, positively must have our skis, boots, and poles.

But what about the other gear – the jackets, pants, hats, gloves, and helmets? What about the extra clothing, bedding, food, games, toys-for-all-ages, and – dare I say it – hair care products?

And that doesn’t count the kids – with all their extra stuff. Where will you put everyone and everything in a safe and comfortable manner? Unless you want to be packed in like little sardines for the whole trip, the other “must-have” is a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

Here’s the beauty of the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier: It attaches to the back of your vehicle instead of the top, giving you easy access to your things. And the SwingAway frame pivots up to 180 degrees from the rear of your vehicle, so you can open your liftgate, door, hatch or tailgate, allowing full access to all your other needful things.

Here are my Top 5 Other Favorite Things about the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier:

  1. Easy Installation: I can install a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier in a matter of seconds. I simply insert the carrier into my trailer hitch and lock it into place. Voila! Work done.
  2. Carrying Capacity: With two sizes (either 12.5 or 16 cubic feet of functional storage space) a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier nearly doubles the average SUV’s functional carrying capacity. And that means I have the capacity to add another 200 pounds of gear to my adventure.
  3. Security: The StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier locks to keep my valuables secure when I’ve made a pit stop on the road, or I want to keep my things in storage overnight.
  4. Durability:  I know my StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier is going to last because StowAway boxes are molded with a super durable polymer, the same material used to mold high-performance whitewater kayaks. They have twice the wall thickness of some competitive boxes and are designed to take a beating without cracking. To test this theory, StowAway backed a delivery van over the lid of a box. The results: not a single crack.
  5. Versatility: All of the StowAway rack systems—bike racks, rod racks and cargo racks—are fully interchangeable with the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier. That means we can easily take our bikes up to the trailhead on one day, load up the carrier with soccer balls the next day, head to the lake with our fishing rods on the weekend, and host a tailgate party on game day. No sweat.

For more details, including information about rear taillights, side reflectors, and the 10-year warranty, as well as photos and product specifications, visit StowAway2 Cargo Carriers, the Rooftop Alternative.

Go Prepared: Bike with a StowAway Rack

October 30th, 2013 | Posted by Pacrec in Bicycling | Bike Racks - (Comments Off on Go Prepared: Bike with a StowAway Rack)

Between now and the onset of winter, several weeks of great biking weather are ahead. Regardless of whether road biking or mountain biking is your preference, StowAway2.com is all about making it easier for you to enjoy your bike. Same, too, if you commute to work by bike.

Trends in Cycling

Bike to workBiking is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and is gaining more recognition as an alternative form of transportation in the U.S. Bicyclists seem to be gaining more perks in many natural areas and parks. Last year, the Virginia State Park System announced a policy to give touring cyclists designated camping spots even when campgrounds are full. The Virginia Bicycling Federation helped promote the new idea.

Joe Elton, Virginia’s State Parks Director, was quoted on the federation’s website as stating: “I credit the Virginia Bicycling Federation with helping us understand the special circumstances that long-distance touring cyclists can find themselves in when the campgrounds are full and there is no reasonable alternative place to overnight.”

Along with this trend, many cities are bolstering infrastructure to support the biking lifestyle.

A recent study released by the University of Massachusetts shows that bicycle project spending creates jobs and supports the economy.  In this study, on average, every $1 million spent on cycling related infrastructure projects creates nine jobs within the state.  If you add interstate employment through the supply chain, another three jobs are added per $1 million spent.

One bike blogger, Elly Blue, who wrote Bikenomics, says that bicycle infrastructure can be an economic, social, and public health boon for cities. Blue writes: “Bike lanes cost anywhere from $5,000 to $60,000 per mile to add to an existing road … Freeway construction in Michigan’s countryside clocks in at $8 million per mile.” That’s a lot of taxpayer money.

Some cities have successfully removed old highways from downtown areas in favor of smaller roads and bike commuters. It’s happened in Seoul, which tore down the Cheonggyecheon Freeway; in San Francisco, which decided not to replace the Embarcadero Freeway after the 1989 earthquake; and in Milwaukee, which replaced its aging Past East Freeway with a boulevard.

Commuting by Bike? What to Know

If you are commuting by bike, here are some things to remember:

  1. You don’t need the most expensive bike on the market.
  2. Make sure you are comfortable with the equipment you have and take it to a shop for a quick tune-up.
  3. Scope out your route. Take traffic under consideration.
  4. Carry spare tools: a tube, patch kit, pump, and tools to make a quick tire repair.
  5. Consult local traffic rules and wear the proper protective equipment.
  6. Secure front and rear flashing lights to your bike for cycling after dark. Reflective clothing also is a good idea.
  7. Have Fun!  Unlike your job, commuting by bike shouldn’t be stressful.

Be Prepared with a Car Rack

roof bike rack

Hard-to-reach rooftop bike racks (above) are less convenient than StowAway’s rear-mounted hitch racks.

StowAway has many bike rack options for your other mode of transportation — your vehicle. Our racks are rear-mounted and are available on fixed or swinging frames, which make them much easier to load up when distance is an issue. Our racks also are available with a cargo rack to carry your helmets and other biking gear.

Cycling benefits your health, the environment and even the economy.  So give cycling a try, whether it’s commuting to work or taking your bike to your city’s new trail. You’ll love it.

2013 Fall Foliage Predictions

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Pacrec in More! | Road Trips - (Comments Off on 2013 Fall Foliage Predictions)

The shorter days before the holiday season bring outdoor football games, corn mazes and fall colors. Before the autumn passes you by, find a few hours to get out and enjoy the colors as the seasons change.

Fall Foliage

Leaves are turning. Time to travel with StowAway.

Fall Colors: Seasonal Predictions

Many forecasters like to predict the degree of brilliance the fall leaves may bring to the season. Depending on where in the United States you happen to live, these changes are influenced by weather.

Accuweather.com gathered the opinions of several leaf watchers and forecasts that the mid-Atlantic states may have the best outcome this fall, especially if the weather patterns aren’t too wet or too dry. Similarly, Weather.com concurs. Ideal weather conditions usually produce ideal fall colors.

An especially useful website to chart color changes is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Based on eyewitness accounts, the USFS follows changes in the fall colors and provides an easy-to-use visual guide to the parts of the country where leaves are in peak turnover. The USDA even has a handy YouTube video about finding a great place to gaze.

For the detail-oriented, there’s also a link to the science behind the fall color changes.

Fall Foliage by State

A peak fall foliage map by state is also available from a very no-nonsense website called StormFax.com. The map allows users to click on a state to find a site specific website with information or tools to determine if the leaf peeping is good. Not all the states have links, but enough of the map is hyperlinked to get a good sense of what’s going on in the regions where many good views can be found.

And, if all else fails, try StormFax’s handy Fall Foliage Hotline phone listing. Whatever plans develop for your trip out into the fall weather, remember to take a snapshot or two and send it to us at StowAway. We’d love to see your travels.

 

StowAway Cargo Box Cruises the Midwest with Wrigley

October 9th, 2013 | Posted by Pacrec in Dogs & Pets - (Comments Off on StowAway Cargo Box Cruises the Midwest with Wrigley)

The latest news from Wrigley, our super dock-jumping dog champion, is all good! Wrigley’s owner, Meghan Williams, reports that Wrigley was a contender at the Super Retriever Series in Springfield, Ill., last month.StowAway2.com

Wrigley, our champion dock-jumper, is on the road with his StowAway in the Midwest this fall. We’re so proud.

 

 

 

“It was a fantastic event with lots of great crowds watching all weekend. Wrigley took 2nd place in the Pro finals with a 23’10” jump and only missed first place by a few inches!” she says.

He earned an invitation to the Crown Championship.

“We also got to try out a new discipline for SRS called ‘Super Swim’,” Williams says. “It’s a timed full retrieve swim. We practiced a lot and had a lot of dock time with his vest on.”

Wrigley’s next registered event is the DockDogs World Championships in Dubuque, Iowa, November 15-17, where he will be competing in the Veteran Big Air category. This is a huge deal because it attracts large crowds and world-class jumpers. Just take a look at the DockDogs website photo gallery.

And, there’s plenty of fun videos of dock-jumping dogs on the DockDogs YouTube Channel.

Of course, everyone at StowAway is proud of our pup! Go, Wrigley, go!