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Old 03-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hi folks. New to the forum. New owner of a 23SS - arrives tomorrow .

Question - has anyone suggestions for camping with a dog or a mod to help with having a dog along? Don't want ours to wreck the trailer but love having him along. Lol

Ours is a 80 lb chocolate lab.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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Hi folks. New to the forum. New owner of a 23SS - arrives tomorrow .

Question - has anyone suggestions for camping with a dog or a mod to help with having a dog along? Don't want ours to wreck the trailer but love having him along. Lol

Ours is a 80 lb chocolate lab.
Welcome to the forum.
Congrats on the 23ss.

We have a collapsible kennel we bring along for our 100lb lab.
He stays outside.

Good luck and have fun.


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Old 03-31-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Is that one of the fabric crates?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Is that one of the fabric crates?
No its a full size metal crate that collapses down to the base.

He never minds going in .
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We have two Shih Tzu's , one 6 lbs and the other 11 lbs, that travel in our TV in pet taxis that are secured in the rear seat with seat belts. They sleep most of the time we are moving.

At the CG they stay in the FW and watch what is going on outside or sleeping or just hang with us.

We have them on leashes when outside.

Other than buying a rear seat belt extension so the larger pet taxi can be secured, we have not done anything else.
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We have a shih tzu as well.
She usually ends up in situations like this with toby.
She has free rein inside our camper till bedtime then she goes in her pet carrier for the night.

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I was also thinking some good mattress covers might be in order. Any suggestions on this? 60x80 mattress.
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I was also thinking some good mattress covers might be in order. Any suggestions on this? 60x80 mattress.
Couldn't hurt - we take some old pillows for our little guys to lie on - they like them and I guess they sort of remind them of home.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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We have always crated our dogs or used x-pens under an ez-up awning (we also put the sides up for privacy and weather protection, as needed) when camping or at the dog shows - even when we had a big motorhome. I dont want dog slime on the fabric or slung on the cabinets and I would be so mad if they chewed a cabinet corner because they got bored. SO, Love my dogs but work too hard for the extras such as an RV.

The ex-pens are nice because they allow a large dog a larger area to lay and relax and walk around (typically 4x4) while the crates are more secure and smaller (28 tall" x 44" long x 26" wide). At campgrounds, I sometimes load the crates back in the truck and have them sleep inside if they wont settle down for unknown reasons. We also carry along an ultrasonic barking unit which deters them from sounding off. I just have to show it to them and they turn away like "it wasnt me"
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Excellent suggestions. You have a great set up. I love the hound but you're right about not wanting the RV trashed. Really like that extension and privacy feature you have. Don't think mine would chew a cabinet but he'd shed all over the mattress in a heart beat - along with some dog drool too.
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