Originally Posted by asquared
...I haven't tried it but I saw somewhere that you can attach a temperature monitor to a cell phone. If the temp hits a set point an alarm goes off and the cell phone calls you to alert you.
Before we got our Berkshire, we had a trailer, and our shepherd and toy poodle loved it. The shepherd passed away, and our toy poodle is now 15 and (like everyone else
) needs to pee more frequently, so we don't leave her alone more than 3 hrs or so. This means at WDW, one of us goes out earlier, then is joined a couple of hours later by the other, or something like that.
I bought (and returned) a NEST smoke alarm that can connect to the internet via modem, thinking I could use my iPad as a hotspot to call my phone, or otherwise query the NEST by phone. The probem was, that the NEST uses MyFi, and my iPad as a hotspot uses WiFi, or vice versa
- I don't recall which.
One of the two biggest hazards travelling with a dog in a motorhome is fire in the coach while away from the campground. A neighbor at a campground last year left their (vintage) coach for a two hour period, and we later detected smoke and burning insulation. When we tracked it down, the manager took about two nanoseconds to decide to take an ax to the door upon hearing barking. It was a success story, and the owners (and dog) were extremely grateful. Shortly thereafter, I had an extra set of keys made, and put them in a lock box I mounted on the interior of the propane compartment door, which by law may not be lockable and is the first place a first responder will go. I also put my cellphone no. on the propane compartment and entry doors, so the FD or manager could get the lockbox combination (which can be part of your VIN no, visible in the engine compartment). However, I don't think the FD takes that much time before taking an ax to the entry door window.
The other big hazard while traveling is either losing the leashed dog, or getting run over by a vehicle while crossing the parking area to a grassy area at a rest stop.