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Old 05-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #31
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Joel, that is very nice! Here is what we have prepared for when we start to use the motor home.

It is one of the crates that will be inside the RV. When we park, it will be moved outside and attached to the window with airplane wires and hooks that my husband has installed. We will put one on each side of the RV.

We will be traveling with eight cats so this will be tricky.
We are going to try camping with five cats. Two are special needs cats, so leaving them behind means having a vet or vet tech to house sit. We're hoping it will be easier to take them along with us. Do you allow the cats the run of the trailer while you are enroute? We're not sure if we should crate and place them inside the tow vehicle or if they will be happier inside the trailer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:09 PM   #32
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Our two ride loose in the tow vehicle. So far, that has never caused a problem.

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #33
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My cat hates traveling in the RV. Once we are parked he is fine. The first few years we went RV'ing, I had poop, piddle, or barf problems even though I tried to stop every couple of hours to give it a break. Now, I only get poop, piddle, or barf if I'm driving on a very winding road. I try to avoid those. My cat travels in a crate. I went to a LIFE ON WHEELS seminar (back when they had those, the guy that did those has since died...) and the pet seminar said PETS SHOULD RIDE CRATED, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!

The first trip I ever took in 2004, I let my cat run around, and it came up and sat on my lap with one paw on my arm. Well, I was driving on a skinny mountain road, one arm on the steering wheel, one arm holding the cat, and I was scared! After that, my cat just climbed in the bed and hid under the covers. Then, after the Life on Wheels seminar, I made him ride in a crate.

I have two crates. One is larger, more for a poodle dog. That's the RV crate. Cat can stand up and turn around in it. Cat reluctantly goes in there. The other crate is smaller and is for a cat. That's the dreaded VETERINARY crate. Cat knows the difference. When vet crate comes out, cat is SPREAD EAGLE PAWS I'M NOT GOING IN THERE!
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:47 PM   #34
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My wife and I own a Grand Villa which is 90 miles from our home in a seasonal campground. We have been camping out there for 28 years. 4 campers and numerous pets later, We go every weekend with three dogs. They are part of your family and every effort should be made to accommodate their travel with you. Providing they are good travelers. Some pets are not. But once you get to your destination, It is only a matter of time until they become used to the surroundings. Good luck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #35
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My cat hates traveling in the RV. Once we are parked he is fine. The first few years we went RV'ing, I had poop, piddle, or barf problems even though I tried to stop every couple of hours to give it a break. Now, I only get poop, piddle, or barf if I'm driving on a very winding road. I try to avoid those. My cat travels in a crate. I went to a LIFE ON WHEELS seminar (back when they had those, the guy that did those has since died...) and the pet seminar said PETS SHOULD RIDE CRATED, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!

The first trip I ever took in 2004, I let my cat run around, and it came up and sat on my lap with one paw on my arm. Well, I was driving on a skinny mountain road, one arm on the steering wheel, one arm holding the cat, and I was scared! After that, my cat just climbed in the bed and hid under the covers. Then, after the Life on Wheels seminar, I made him ride in a crate.

I have two crates. One is larger, more for a poodle dog. That's the RV crate. Cat can stand up and turn around in it. Cat reluctantly goes in there. The other crate is smaller and is for a cat. That's the dreaded VETERINARY crate. Cat knows the difference. When vet crate comes out, cat is SPREAD EAGLE PAWS I'M NOT GOING IN THERE!
I agree, crate them, it's better for everyone! I have one that sleeps, one that fusses until we stop, and one does a little of both. I'm going to try some baby Benadryl to see if it helps Gracie. I'll calculate by wt the dose.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #36
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My cat hates traveling in the RV. Once we are parked he is fine. The first few years we went RV'ing, I had poop, piddle, or barf problems even though I tried to stop every couple of hours to give it a break. Now, I only get poop, piddle, or barf if I'm driving on a very winding road. I try to avoid those. My cat travels in a crate. I went to a LIFE ON WHEELS seminar (back when they had those, the guy that did those has since died...) and the pet seminar said PETS SHOULD RIDE CRATED, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!

The first trip I ever took in 2004, I let my cat run around, and it came up and sat on my lap with one paw on my arm. Well, I was driving on a skinny mountain road, one arm on the steering wheel, one arm holding the cat, and I was scared! After that, my cat just climbed in the bed and hid under the covers. Then, after the Life on Wheels seminar, I made him ride in a crate.

I have two crates. One is larger, more for a poodle dog. That's the RV crate. Cat can stand up and turn around in it. Cat reluctantly goes in there. The other crate is smaller and is for a cat. That's the dreaded VETERINARY crate. Cat knows the difference. When vet crate comes out, cat is SPREAD EAGLE PAWS I'M NOT GOING IN THERE!
Who says cats are dumb! Dog are like Oh Boy! A walk and a car ride! Sweet!
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We are full timers with a fifth wheel. When traveling the cat is in a crate in the back seat. We also have a net to hang between the front and back so we can let him gain access to water and litter pan on the floor in the back. Crate is softsided and folds down flat when not in use.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #38
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We have taken our 3 Burmese in a 25 ft Mini lite to Newfoundland, California and last year to Alaska. We travel in an f150 putting the cats behind us stacked in their cages. After 120 min or so we have a washroom walk around break where We can also stretch. They love being with us. Pets can be taken off leash by eagles..bear...cougar ex... If untended.

We did leave them back with family but when we returned after 2 months they rolled around the corner as butterballs...too much love... So we like to have them with us.

They enjoy watching wildlife out the trailer windows and they compete for the tv stand in the bedroom. If we open a cupboard we could find a Burmese in there checking it out.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #39
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Yep, take our cat everywhere, from Delaware to Key Largo to Austin TX to any place we want to go. She loves to travel, but will not go out doors, if I go out and say, come on out, she looks at me as if to say, do I look stupid, and hops on the bed for a nap. She will look out of the windows, but that's as much of the outdoor thing she wants.
She was a starved and pitiful cat when I found her, I think she remembers being out in the cold and starving, that's why she wants to stay inside.
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We take "Duke" the rescue CH cat with us everywhere. He is a registered ADA emotional support critter and part of the family.
I installed a pet flap under the bed for his litterbox. If he can't be found, he is in the potty.
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