We were very happy to learn this summer that we can successfully travel with our two cats. Previously we would leave them at home and pay someone to feed them and empty their litter box each day.
Our cats are rescue sisters and are now 5 years old. They are definitely inside cats but, we harness and leash trained them early in their lives to go outside with us.
We transport them in a large soft carrier in the back seat of our truck. Like others have mentioned, it takes an hour or so on the road before they eventually settle down.
We did the following to prepare them for life in our fifth wheel:
1- We took them out to the camper several days in a row. While in the camper we fed them their favorite meals and treats. Each day they became more relaxed in the camper and I believed they looked forward to the treats.
2- We put a litter box in the shower for them to get used to. After a visit or two, they began using the litter box.
3- We put two of their favorite condos in front of a large window that would overlook the camping pad.
We did some things to protect the camper. We covered the sofa and two recliners with covers to protect them from scratches. We also added plexi glass to the lower half of the screen door to protect it from damage and removed the screens in front of their condos.
For peace of mind when we would leave them alone in the camper, we invested in a device called a TempStick to moniter the temperature inside the camper and transmit updates to us in case the AC/power failed.
The preparation paid off. We traveled with them 28 days this summer and did not experience any problems. They have proven to be model pets. We will never again leave home in the camper without them.
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2016 Micro Lite 25DKS (sold)