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Old 08-17-2016, 02:46 PM   #11
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Some very good advise. Our biggest fear is shutting ours up and the AC goes out without no one knowing there's a pet inside.

We have that concern too and if it's that hot we try and find something we can do with them. On one trip we were with a number of friends and in that case they kept an eye on the power and were ready to get the dogs if anything happened.

We have mini schnauzers, which I think means barking idiot in German, but you'll never hear more than one or two barks before my wife or I have them corrected. Most dog issues are really people issues in my opinion.


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Old 08-17-2016, 02:54 PM   #12
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Some very good advise. Our biggest fear is shutting ours up and the AC goes out without no one knowing there's a pet inside.

Alfred takes care of that! We have the app on our phones. When we leave we plug my wifes phone in and point it at a thermometer. That way we can see the temp and hear if they are barking. we leave the tv on and pull the shades and have never had a problem.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:11 PM   #13
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I've seen some campgrounds list a maximum weight for dogs - at times as low as 50 or 75 pounds - also a lot that have a 2 dog limit. Maybe I'm a little prejudiced, but I've seen a lot fewer issues with the larger breeds, so maybe the maximum should be raised to 100 pounds?
No argument here! My 3 kids are all in the 65 lb area....well ok....the big red baby is probably closer to 75 but the DW said we dont discuss "a girls wieght"!

I'm in the camp of it's your camper and your animals and as long as you dont neglect/abuse them its not my business!
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:52 PM   #14
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Alfred takes care of that! We have the app on our phones. When we leave we plug my wifes phone in and point it at a thermometer. That way we can see the temp and hear if they are barking. we leave the tv on and pull the shades and have never had a problem.
Is Alfred an app? How do you keep your phone from timing out and just thinking off? Connection between the two phones is done how?

We have two well behaved retrievers but I worry about the electric. I leave a lighted decorative tree plugged outside the camper. If the lights are off, the ac is off as we have tripped a circuit. The owner of the campground is a dog lover and watches for the tree lights. She will call us if there is a problem.

As I am typing this another campers little dog is yapping...
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:09 PM   #15
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I've been camping in Los Angeles area(Malibu state parks) this past week. I had a couple doctors apptmts in the metro area and know that parking is scarce and small businesses wouldn't want to listen to my generator for the dogs a/c. My solution was doggie daycare in Malibu and I didn't have to worry about my dogs.
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I've seen some campgrounds list a maximum weight for dogs - at times as low as 50 or 75 pounds - also a lot that have a 2 dog limit. Maybe I'm a little prejudiced, but I've seen a lot fewer issues with the larger breeds, so maybe the maximum should be raised to 100 pounds?
Lucky for me, I have never seen any size discrimination of dogs at any forest service or BLM campgrounds. My female is about 100, the male is around 125. And neither barks, but the male can talk like crazy, but only to me.

But I never leave them in the trailer alone, they go everywhere with me; one reason why I avoid National Parks.

But when traveling and using hotels, I have run into some that limit the size, so they lost my business.
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pull out our ultra sonic bark controller to keep any potential barking to a woof or two since they don't like the correction tone.
Second the ultra sonic bark controller.... The ultrasonic unit stops the wind up & our newest rescue rests peacefully in his crate next to our other pup both in the trailer when camping & the house.

Our new pup is high energy & our old one doesn't walk far before coming up lame .... we will leave her hooked up outside the camper (can't reach off our site) because she loves to sit & watch everyone go by while we are out exercising Boont for up to an hour or so. Have never had an issue

Have considered taking our ultra sonic unit by some of the yappy pups trailers ... it does have a 45' range
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The main reason I got an RV was to be able to travel with my large dogs and avoid the hassle of finding hotels that wouldn't discriminated against them. Even the ones that allow them and don't gouge too heavily with fees, there's still the hassle of lugging their stuff inside along with all of my own luggage.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:49 PM   #19
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The main reason I got an RV was to be able to travel with my large dogs and avoid the hassle of finding hotels that wouldn't discriminated against them. Even the ones that allow them and don't gouge too heavily with fees, there's still the hassle of lugging their stuff inside along with all of my own luggage.

X2 - we call ours the rolling doggy condo. We enjoy our vacations so much more having our own stuff with us and after my last hotel stay, which was a $350.00 a night place, much, much, much cleaner 😳


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Second the ultra sonic bark controller.... The ultrasonic unit stops the wind up & our newest rescue rests peacefully in his crate next to our other pup both in the trailer when camping & the house.

Our new pup is high energy & our old one doesn't walk far before coming up lame .... we will leave her hooked up outside the camper (can't reach off our site) because she loves to sit & watch everyone go by while we are out exercising Boont for up to an hour or so. Have never had an issue

Have considered taking our ultra sonic unit by some of the yappy pups trailers ... it does have a 45' range
I would be just a little concerned about leaving even a well-behaved "senior citizen" hooked up outside while I was gone. I've seen too many inconsiderate people who have their dogs off-leash - against all of the campground rules - would hate to see your dog aggravated or even attacked by one of those. You also need to check the campground rules - all of the ones that we've stayed at don't allow you to leave a dog unattended (outside).
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