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Old 05-24-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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We have an FR3, but this is more general: pets

When you are moving, how do folks secure their dogs in the motorhome. I know some people let them sit on the dash, but that's not the safest option. We want to travel with them, and are anxious to see how others handle this when under way.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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I have a 3 year old toy poodle. He lays under the driver's seat. Only comes out if my wife moves around. He had been doing this since he is a year old.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:46 PM   #3
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Our coonhound lays at my wife's feet on the passenger side. Doesn't move at all. We do keep her leash on the entire time. Our friends have smaller pooches and keep them kenneled under the dining table.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #4
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My two dachshunds ride in their bed between us. We make stops for stretching and water/bathroom breaks. Oh yeah the dogs do this too.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #6
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Safest method to be sure would be a kennel Secured to the table somehow. In a TV, kennel absolutely! (X LBS of Pet zinging around the cab would be a Very Bad Thing™


Realistically I don't know of any of our Class A friends who do this. A friend of ours who has a 45' Newmar said most accidents are sideswipes (Class A Wins) or cutoffs where he had to slam on the brakes - in that case asleep in the windshield was just about the safest place for their cats.
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We have a Goldendoodle and he lays on his bed between the seats. Not sure if there is a complete "safe" way to travel with a pet.


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They have safety pet seat belt harnesses that will keep your pet from moving in an accident.
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Thank you all for your responses. I am closer to an idea. I like DavidMPDK's pics of the pooches. I'm thinking that if I could figure out a way to anchor travel leashes like we use in the car and allow them to lay on the doggy bed that would be the ticket!
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Thank you all for your responses. I am closer to an idea. I like DavidMPDK's pics of the pooches. I'm thinking that if I could figure out a way to anchor travel leashes like we use in the car and allow them to lay on the doggy bed that would be the ticket!
mmmm...let's think about this idea. By "Leash" do you mean a length of cord/leather/whatever that attaches to a collar around your pet's neck?

If so, and it was anchored to say the table and you slammed on the brakes, you pet could well slide down the center and have their neck snapped

If you are going to do this, I suggest a body harness.

Take a Look here:

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...fety%20harness
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