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Title: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on February 19, 2012, 05:54:18 pm
How many of you have pets who regularly travel with you? What kind are they? What are the joys (and/or sorrows) of traveling with them? Do any of you have unusual pets? We met a couple last summer who regularly travel with their two parrots.

We have two Chihuahuas, Pepper and Ginger, who have been on several trips with us. They're very good travelers. We also have a cat, Mikey, who years ago, when he was too little to leave at home, went with us as far as Niagara Falls and back and did very well. Now we leave him at home with our daughter checking on him regularly.

We're looking forward to the Cruiser since the dogs can move back and forth between the cab and the rest of the rv easily. Now, we have to move them back and forth from the cab to the Lance and that's a lot of trouble.
Marilyn & Paul  :)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: lghjr on February 19, 2012, 07:01:40 pm
We used to travel with a chihuahua and two cats. The 3 played well together, also in a 34" A.  Don't how that would work or how I would feel about it in the 2700.
Might be a little tight.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: BrownCrew on February 19, 2012, 07:05:01 pm
Our cat has a dog ...  :)

On the road they are OK.  They actually rode better in a truck towing a 5th wheel, go figure.   (WH)  But once parked and set-up, they love the adventure and do very well in the small confines of out 2350.   2o2



For a balanced life one should have a dog to adore you and a cat to ignore you !

 (%)



Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: TomHanlon on February 20, 2012, 08:04:51 am
When we had the 2350, we had two dogs, a 125 lb German Shepherd Dog and a 80 lb lab. Sometimes they would share the sofa, other times they would take turns using it. The lab had to go onto doggy heaven so now it is just the GSD. We now have the 2552 with more room and less dogs. He sometimes will share the sofa with my wife but never with me. If I sit on the sofa he will get off it and lay on the floor. A few times we have had problems with campgrounds that have a size or breed restriction. Around the Tampa area they like little dogs only and most campgrounds don't like Dobbies or Rotwellers. I find it is the smaller dogs that want to take on our GSD, while the larger ones get along just fine.
We had a cat for many years but she hated going in the car or the motorhome, so she stayed home and was happy.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: GoPhoenix on February 20, 2012, 05:39:27 pm
We would like to get a cat but are unsure of how well they travel.  We had a cat pre-PC, and she was terrified of riding in a car.  Was that typical?  Does it work best starting of as a kitten?  Would prefer to get an adult cat…


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: lghjr on February 20, 2012, 11:55:26 pm
gophoenix,

We have traveled at various times with 3 cats, two were adult at first time out and one about 6 months or so.  The first we tried in a carrier in the back seat of a Ford pickup, foamed at the mouth and moaned/waled/cried for the first mile - couldn't stand much of that and let her out, she curled up on a towel on the console and the next 2100 miles were trouble free except for the carrier that was in the way.  She probably had 20-25K miles on her frame when cancer ended her touring. The next two we let them pick their own destiny in the class A and after a couple miles they found their places and all was good.  We have been told by several vets that cats don't travel well, but our experience is somewhat biased since we have really not seen an unsolvable problem.  None have traveled in the PC,  we have since found/explored using cat/house sitters and that seems to be working better at this stage of our travels/lives.  Gotta admit about a week/10 days out, a frequent topic becomes: wonder what the kitties are doing?  Cats are kinda strange little fur people, they seem to like being with their people or just being left at home doesn't seem to really affect them all that much either way.  Would not try that with a well integrated family dog though - separation anxiety can really mess their little pea brains up. One thing that I absolutely will not do is kennel any animal unless sick.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Syd and Margo on February 21, 2012, 07:05:48 am
We travel with a 3 pound Toy Poodle.  She is no problem.  She actually sleeps with Margo on one of our twin beds.  It is amzing the number of dogs we see in RV's when we travel.
Syd


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: DownBy TheRiver on February 22, 2012, 01:59:14 am
Dogs are friendly people too!

*Grin*


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: ron.dittmer on February 22, 2012, 02:01:36 pm
We had a female cat for 17 years but she never travelled with us.  We currently have no pets.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: billy on February 22, 2012, 03:00:54 pm
My wife has a little short portagee


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: pyrthkr on February 22, 2012, 04:35:08 pm
We have a small "chiweinie" that enjoys traveling almost as much as we do.  Although we take her out nearly every time we stop, we do put down some "potty paper" in the bathroom when we're driving or when we are away from the RV for any length of time.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on February 22, 2012, 06:15:50 pm
OK, Billy, I'll bite! What combination of pet is a portagee?  >8)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: billy on February 23, 2012, 09:29:08 pm
Mostly mut!    (WH)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: lghjr on February 23, 2012, 09:40:13 pm
OK, Billy, I'll bite! What combination of pet is a portagee?  >8)

I am guessing, hmmmmmmmmmm - Portuguese Water Dog


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: billy on February 23, 2012, 10:03:26 pm
We spent 1 1/2 hours today doing water aerobics, I feel like a water dog.      (WH)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: lghjr on February 24, 2012, 07:10:04 pm
We spent 1 1/2 hours today doing water aerobics, I feel like a water dog.      (WH)

Billy,

It a takes all kinds, El Presidente has a water dog.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: billy on February 24, 2012, 11:26:28 pm
Well, I guess I am in good company!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: classact on February 27, 2012, 12:12:28 am
We travel with two Boston/Rat/Chihuahua mixes.  We laugh that we bought the RV for them.  Not entirely true, but party true! We don't kennel them, so it allows us to keep the "family" intact  We absolutely love traveling with them.  I built a "perch" for them between the two front seats and they curl up there and are already asleep by the time we get out of the driveway.   It does make make traveling a bit slower, as we generally get them out and walk around at every stop but honestly that's probably good for us anyway.  Most campgrounds are pet friendly, at least on paper.  I built a low portable "puppy fence" to put around our patio at campgrounds but we've found some locations frown on that.  We would never leave them out there without us, but it's nice for them to sit out there while we're at a campsite.  Traveling with them is a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on February 29, 2012, 12:47:01 pm
I guess you could say we're looking at the PC for our two dogs also! We won't have to take them out of the cab every time we all want to get in the camper. Just turn around, get up and stretch. How great is that? In the cab of the truck we have now ours have their places (that they decided on), too. One in a dogbed on the rest between the seats and one in a crate on the back seat. We've been wondering where they will pick in the PC. Another thing, they both sleep with us and it will be easier not having to lift them up and down onto the bed in the cab-over. They're probably a lot bigger than your two. They're pretty hefty (not to say overweight). We'll miss that queen-size mattress though! Oh, well, trade-offs!
Paul & Marilyn  (yahoo)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Bob Mahon on March 01, 2012, 08:45:16 am
  NO !!!!   


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: BandD on March 02, 2012, 03:48:13 pm
Hi,

Until very recently, we had two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, about 30 # each.  When we had the Road Trek, we left the big double bed
set up in the rear, and put the corgis in travel crates on either side of the bed.  The crates were tied down, so they couldn't move,
even in a front-end impact.

There are a couple of situations that we are concerned about - the "internal crash" of dog against seats or bulkheads (or people),
and the possibility of the terrified dogs running around the accident scene if the doors were popped open in the impact.  On the
rare occasion that one of them isn't crated, s/he usually sits on the floor just between the people seats.

Now that we're down to one corgi, and have moved YAY! to a 2350S, we find that his crate fits nicely between the retracted slide
and the driver's seat.  He likes being closer to us, I think.  And we love having him along.

We've never had any comment about corgis at any park - haven't visited the National Parks though.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: bigbadjc on March 03, 2012, 02:32:02 pm
You have a regal taste in dogs.  Welsh Corgis are Queen Elizabeth II of England's favorite dogs and what she has had for some time.  There is an official state photograph taken in her younger years of her and her two corgis.  I always felt it should have been entitled "Corgi and Bess."

Jerry


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: JimWert on April 06, 2012, 11:50:46 am
We have 3 dogs who travel with us and they love it.  Scooby and Rosco are Lab/Chow mix (half size dogs and litter mates) and Scarlet is a King Charles Cavelier (she's the boss).  Scooby and Scarlet are buddies.  Rosco just thinks he's the boss.  They like to meet strangers and think they came by just for them. At the RV parks they love to take long walks.  Each has their own leash and walk side by side with Scarlet slightly ahead (remember she's the boss).


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: echo11 on May 05, 2012, 08:20:32 pm
We have a Tibetan Terrier- about 23 lbs.  He's great in our RV.  While driving, he travels in a crate we keep under the dining room table.  It works well for us.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Barry-Sue on May 05, 2012, 08:24:12 pm
No pets for us!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: BandD on May 10, 2012, 07:43:42 pm
We travel with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi whose crate lives behind the driver's seat
in front of the slide-out.  He travels quite well - sleeps most of the time.  We trade
drivers about hourly, and most times give him a little walk then.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: LRS on August 11, 2012, 08:11:48 pm
 :)   I, too, once saw a parrot in an rv, haha...but we've always taken our standard poodle with us.  He can't wait to go!  Our
previous dog was also a standard poodle and she loved it!  We did see an rv with two of them once...wow.  Hard to imagine two
big dogs in there.  The slideout helps, though! 


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Anne and Bob on August 11, 2012, 11:13:06 pm
We have always travelled with our Australian Shepherd.  Don't bring a crate since that takes too much room.  She loves to sleep on my bed so she can look out the window.  Normally the dogs are not allowed on the furniture but I didn't have the heart to say no.  Now we bought our 2551 because we have a 10 week old Australian Shepherd sister for Molly.  The minute the rig arrived the four of us got inside and there was tons of room. We have a 2' tall "yard" that the new pup will use when camped.  It will fit in the storage at the back of the rig.  We stop for pit stops about every 100-150 miles to stretch our legs and usually take Molly out on a leash in case she needs to go.  She has never had an accident in the rig.  Think we might put bring the crate for the pup to keep her contained when travelling.  We shall see.

Our experience has been that most parks will allow larger dogs on an overnight basis.  When it comes to monthly rent they seem to want cats or smaller dogs.  Our Aussies are under 50 pounds.  They fall into the large category.  Since we have a place down in Yuma for the winter we are no longer spending 3 months in the motorhome.  We usually go for long weekends or perhaps a week. 


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: travler on March 23, 2013, 08:24:29 pm
If it was a contest I think I would have a good chance of winning.  I am a dog trainer and where I go my dogs go with me.  They are all obedience trained so it makes it easier.   I currently have a standard and minnie poodle and a sheltland sheepdog.  Three dogs now but have traveled with up to five.  Yes I make sure I clean up afer my dogs!   They are good travlers though I had one standard that got car sick.  She responded well to a stomach relaxers and eventually adjusted.  After a long drive they sure enjoy their walks.

John


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: 2 Frazzled on March 24, 2013, 08:21:54 am
We plan to travel with our 17 year old calico cat, Snickers... for a full year. It will be interesting. She gets stressed by change- like moving a chair to a new spot in the living room. She also gets severely stressed out if we go away so we can't leave her anywhere. My theory on calicos is that their brains are as scrambled as their fur patterns. They are super sweet, though. We have a game plan but no idea if it will work. First step is a harness in case we have to fly with her or take her out without a carrier or walk her in the woods (she has been known to stalk deer - they aren't' quite sure what to make of her). She only had the harness on twice so far, but my face has healed nicely so it is time to give it another go. Next step is a soft sided carrier. I found a cool one on Costco.com that zips to expand and double the space that we hope will fit behind the driver seat on the 2552. Hopefully she'll take to that so I won't have to pry her off John's head as we travel down the road. Once we get the PC we plan to visit it with her and maybe spend a night or two in there without turning it on so she can adjust to the new space. A few short test drives later, we'll be cruising with a happy, well adjusted psychotic cat - at least that's the plan. Oh, large quantities of catnip might also be on board.

If anyone has experience with psycho fireballs in an RV, please pass on any suggestions. We'll probably need all the help we can get.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: GoPhoenix on March 28, 2013, 03:50:35 pm
We’re currently on a caravan trip with 20 other rigs: http://www.adventurecaravans.com/usa/avc_usa_itinerary.asp?TCC=41USSE20131102 (Day 29).  We don’t travel with a pet, but probably more than half on this caravan do.  Mostly dogs but a few with cats.  However, we have one single woman in a large Class A that is travelling with six dogs.  So that you won’t think that’s a typo, she’s travelling with six dogs.  (nod)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: ron.dittmer on March 28, 2013, 04:21:43 pm
So that you won’t think that’s a typo, she’s travelling with six dogs.  (nod)
As Jed Clampett would say "Weee Doggie!"


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Carolp495 on March 28, 2013, 07:44:22 pm
I have a orange and white tabby ... she is 14 pounds of chunky love !!

If we take a lonnnng trip she needs to come with us, but Vince is dead set against it (I really don't want to take her either) I bought her a soft cloth dog harness (cat ones are to small  :beg).... she seems to only go in reverse when she has it on or just drops over on her back feeling she can't walk with her new iron suit on.  I  took her out to the rv .... she of course may be fat but she is ozzie fat so she proceeded to find every nook and crannie to try and squeeze into and hide .... not a good thing. Vince still says no but "we" are now talking about removing the euro chair we don't use and putting in a large soft nylon folding  dog crate to keep her in while on the road.

I can see that her joining us would be a problem, a continued escape try at each stop, although, if she has the harness on, she would slowly walk in reverse into the couch instead of running out the door and then fall over, purring super loud through the entire event (she is funny to watch)  !!

We can leave her home for three or so days and she is fine with extra food and water, but we would like to travel out west and be gone for a month or more and being as we are in hurricane country we would have to shutter the house down tight and I would never leave her and would not want to put her in a strange boarding facility.

Has anyone actually traveled with a cat and been sucessful ???



Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Carolp495 on March 28, 2013, 10:13:00 pm
Wow ... I just checked your itinerary, that is one heck of a trip. We have signed up for our first ever  tour with Adventure Caravans  November 7th through the 13th "7 DAYS IN THE SMOKIES"  we are both very excited but chose this one as we wanted to start out with something small to be sure we would like it, although we have been told that they are wonderful.


We’re currently on a caravan trip with 20 other rigs: http://www.adventurecaravans.com/usa/avc_usa_itinerary.asp?TCC=41USSE20131102 (Day 29).  We don’t travel with a pet, but probably more than half on this caravan do.  Mostly dogs but a few with cats.  However, we have one single woman in a large Class A that is travelling with six dogs.  So that you won’t think that’s a typo, she’s travelling with six dogs.  (nod)
We’re currently on a caravan trip with 20 other rigs: http://www.adventurecaravans.com/usa/avc_usa_itinerary.asp?TCC=41USSE20131102 (Day 29).  We don’t travel with a pet, but probably more than half on this caravan do.  Mostly dogs but a few with cats.  However, we have one single woman in a large Class A that is travelling with six dogs.  So that you won’t think that’s a typo, she’s travelling with six dogs.  (nod)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: GoPhoenix on March 31, 2013, 05:05:45 pm
Carolp495  I see Adventure Caravans has an all new website, so the link above no longer works.  The new link for Southern Exposure caravan is http://adventurecaravans.com/tours/regions/contiguousUS/contiguousUStourdetails.aspx?TCID=1102&hideSearch=true.  What you have signed up for is a rally; staying in one spot for the duration.  We have done three rallies (one in the Smokies) and two caravans.  Enjoyed all of them.  Everything planned but there are open times to do extra things you like or just take a breather.  Lots of activities, many meals, and all campgrounds reserved with driving directions.

We’re also signed up for Waltz Across Texas next year: http://adventurecaravans.com/tours/regions/contiguousUS/contiguousUStourdetails.aspx?TCID=1099&hideSearch=true; it would be cool to have another PC along!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: KB9OMH on March 31, 2013, 06:36:25 pm
Yes, we travel with 2 dogs, the old one is a westscott, half westie and half scottie, the young one is a crain terrier mix.
We love going on Adventure Caravans, and have been using them since 2004. We are going on the West Coast America tour this fall: http://www.adventurecaravans.com.dnnmax.com/tours/regions/contiguousUS/contiguousUStourdetailsitinerary.aspx?TCID=1103&hideSearch=true&AutoSearch=True%27;
then we are going to sign uo for the Winter Oasis Plus Hotspots of the Southwest : http://www.adventurecaravans.com/tours/regions/contiguousUS/contiguousUStourdetailsitinerary.aspx?TCID=1089&hideSearch=true&AutoSearch=True%27;
Jan 2014. Hope to see some PC on the way and on the trip, like GoPhoenix we will looking for you.

Jim


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: BarbRN on May 30, 2013, 11:13:45 pm
We traveled for 3 months with our precious golden retriever in our Class A.  He will go with us in our 2551 too and I suspect he'll lie on the floor just like he did before, close to us as he can.  He is trained to never get on the furniture and with twin beds, he won't have to chose whose side of the bed to sleep on.   roflol


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: aimee on August 13, 2013, 11:19:27 pm
I know for a fact that Earl from Phoenix Cruiser travels with a super sweet cat that will love on you if you happen to find yourself inside his Phoenix Cruiser at a campground.  :lol


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: bobander on August 14, 2013, 02:42:35 pm
We travel with Addie, our cat.  She likes to travel on the back of the headrest and watch the road ahead.  Here we are taking our afternoon "cat" nap.  She has a screen tent for outdoor time, it protects her from mean squirrels, she also has a harness for exploring and taking us for a walk.  She obviously likes RV travel because when we open the RV door in the garage she runs in and is ready to go.
Bob


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: skipper on September 24, 2013, 10:59:27 am
Our dogs were a primary driver in getting an RV.  We frequently travel on long weekends to dog trials with Winston and Griffin, our Glen of Imaal terrors (no misprint), to earthdog, agility, obedience, tracking, rally, and barnhunt events.  No, you probably have never heard of a Glen of Imaal terrier as they are the 157th least popular akc breed.  We like to say our dogs are better behaved than 99% of children we meet.  They are used to traveling and Winston generally rides shotgun.  He finds the captain chair is to his liking.  We don't crate them during travel based on the controversial thinking that if we are in a severe accident and they are ejected, being crated probably won't save them.  Mark


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: randallandchris on September 24, 2013, 01:48:37 pm
Freckles, our 10# Papillon goes everywhere with us, even air travel.  He loves to go in the rvs, originally secured in an elevated perch but lastly would lay under the skirt of the passenger seat.  For years he slept in a crate but lately we let him sleep under the bed, his preference.  Has anyone built-in a doggie den under a bed in a PC?  Seems there would be room under the LS twin bed.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: aimee on October 17, 2013, 12:08:36 pm
I know that Earl travels with a cat.  If you ever meet up with him at campgrounds or shows, you can always meet, "Stray" in whichever Cruiser Earl is in :lol.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Shipper on November 22, 2013, 10:18:10 am
We travel with our mini poodle that doesn't shed and is hypo-allergenic (note for those with allergies or future prospects for our PC  :-D). When we had a Class A, Riley (our dog) sat (mostly slept) on my wife's lap. After we got the PC, I became concerned about the airbag doing some serious damage to him. I bought a safety harness and secured it to the lap belt on the sofa. It took Riley several trips to accept the new position but he now sleeps without any whining during the ride.  :)

PS: Quite a surprise for both of us when I don't notice him on the top of the chair when I sit down.  :lol


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on February 12, 2014, 08:22:32 pm
<inquiring for a friend> Does anyone have a 3100 and travel with their pets?  How do you ensure they are secure during travel?  Does anyone use the space under the dinette? Anyone travel with 4 little doggies?

Joni and I use Snoozers dog beds for both travel and bedtime, but we have a 2552 and only two little pups. http://www.snoozerpetproducts.com/pet-car-seats-c-26_33.html

-Mike


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: KB9OMH on February 12, 2014, 08:51:07 pm
Mike,
     We have a PC3100, travel with 2 dogs, we have to boxes behind each of the front seats, Use them only when on a long day sightseeing. Most the time when moving down the road the WestScott will set in the front set with the better half, and the younger and larger of the two will set in one of the chairs behind me. We have two chairs instead of the sofa bed. Hope this will help your friends, We love the PC3100. Would be better only if it have more storage space, used to pull a 33 foot FW.

Jim


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: 2 Frazzled on February 13, 2014, 06:03:43 am
Mike’s post reminded me to update on Snickers, the nanny cat, who travels with us everywhere. After a few nights of misery in the new surroundings, she settled in. She does not like to be confined while traveling (and yowls continuously) but as a free kitty she now has her travel routine down pat. As soon as she sees us locking down to travel, she gets in the corner of the passenger side bed under the shirt closet. She can brace herself there for the turns and bumps (good exercise for an 18 year old cat). However, about 5 minutes after we hit steady highway speed she heads to the front and requests her throne on the passenger’s lap.  As soon as the coach downshifts once or twice or she feels it rolling down an exit ramp, she heads back to the bed and braces for those turns. We do have a harness and leash and outdoor pet pen but she is not fond of any of them. She seems to prefer being in her carrier with the door open so she can see without being seen. Too many scary doggies in the campgrounds.

Snickers would love that snoozer bed... preferably up front where she can see out. I guess I'd get the couch.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: TomHanlon on February 13, 2014, 07:39:14 am
Jim, is your friend aware that some campgrounds only allow two dogs per site? Just something to be aware of.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on February 13, 2014, 09:41:23 am
Tom: Well aware....they've traveled with three extensively in TT's before the PC.

  - Mike


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 03, 2014, 03:04:58 pm
We travel with Cricket, a small chihuahua-papillon mix. Very good traveler, but at the first sign of preparing for a trip, she heads out to the RV & won't get out! Sometimes the wife does the same thing...


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on March 03, 2014, 10:12:58 pm
I hear ya!  When we get the harnesses out our 2 Poms go crazy for 15 seconds and then prepare to be outfitted. 

You have GOT to post a picture of what a chihuahua-papillon mix looks like!   I'm imagining a hot dog with wings, but I'm probably way off!

  - Mike


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 05, 2014, 03:12:23 pm
Hope this works! This is the Cricket. You can't really see the butterfly ears unless you are standing above her. Plus, we keep her trimmed short most of the time to keep down the shedding!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on March 06, 2014, 05:52:17 pm
Omigosh, what a cutie!!!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Happy PC Owner on March 14, 2014, 02:17:40 pm
We have two small dogs. One a Papillon mix and one a shih tzu mix, at least I think thats what they are! Hard to tell with rescue dogs. Have a question. When you are traveling do you have your dogs in crates or ?? I have mine on my lap but am concerned that isn't the best idea. Just wanted to see what others do.  tymote


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: BuffaloRose on March 14, 2014, 04:38:46 pm
Hi,  we traveled with a miniature dachshund for years. Good or bad, the only place she would ride was in my lap.  She was the very epitome of a lapdog. She passed away last year.  Because she traveled with us, we were never comfortable traveling without towing so we could leave her in comfort in the mototorhome while we toured areas.  Now we will try boon docking and touring in the 2350. Hoping we can park and hike, tour, whatever, without worrying about weather extremes and our beloved pet.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 14, 2014, 05:14:32 pm
Cricket wanders, sometimes in her bed on the floor or couch, but often hops up on a lap to check things out!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: TomHanlon on March 14, 2014, 05:47:04 pm
100 lbs german shepherd named Charlie. He rides any where he wants but in our laps. (exactly)


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Bruce on March 14, 2014, 07:14:37 pm
Our 18 lb. Sparky the dog always travels with us.  He always wears his harness and a leash (same as used on dog walks) that attaches to one of the seat belts on the sofa.  The leash is just long enough that he can jump up to Sharon's lap in the front passenger seat when invited.  He usually stays on the sofa or on the floor between the two front seats, but occasionally wants more attention on a long trip.  He has learned to never jump up on my lap as I'm driving.  The leash would help me remove him quickly if he did try. 
When riding in the car he is always wearing a harness and a short leash that is attached to one of the rear seat belts so he can't come flying forward during a sudden stop.  It would probably be safer if his leash were shorter in the PC also, but we relax the safety rules a little to give him more freedom without increasing the risk too much.
Bruce and Sharon.


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on March 15, 2014, 12:20:27 am
Our two Pomeranians love their car seats, so we also use them in the PC (attached with the sofa seat belts).  They are soft and comfy (so they tell me) and have storage underneath.  They also sleep in them at night.

http://t.brookstone.com/dog-car-seats-331892p?catId=L3_AutoSaleView%7CL2_AutoSale%7CL1_Auto

They are available at a lot of different places.  With a couple of rest stops, they have no problem between campgrounds.

  - Mike


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 15, 2014, 04:04:30 am
Those look dandy!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Pax on April 16, 2014, 09:37:25 am

One of concerns while we travel is, of course, the welfare of our pets.  We have, and will continue to take them along on side trips as much as possible, since they enjoy it as much as we do.  But there are times when they are too tuckered out, or we want to go someplace that doesn't allow dogs.  If we intend on going for a full daylong sightseeing adventure, like in Washington, DC we plan on finding a good pet resort somewhere close by for the day or even overnight. 

But if it will just be for a few hours or so, we want to know they are safe and comfy in the rig, so we tested out a few things and settled (for now) on an iPad/iPhone app called 'Presence'.  It allows you to use the iPhone to remotely view the iPads cameras, like a security camera system.  You can also hear what is going on through the iPads microphone (incessant barking or growling)

We have two iPhones and two iPads, so we have the app on all of them.  We set up the iPads in strategic places in the rig so we can see the dogs from different angles.  We also have a dial thermometer viewable from one of the iPads so we know what the temp is in the rig (in case power goes out or there is some other problem and we lose the A/C or heat)

We tested it out in Bakersfield last week and it worked perfectly.  The temp was 94 degrees outside.  We went out to lunch and were able to open the app on our iPhone, see the dogs playing and the thermometer read 74 degrees in the rig.  We were even able to talk to them, which was kind of funny....they looked over at the iPad and cocked their heads from side to side, so we knew they could hear us.

The app can use cell or wifi, and we tried both.  They both worked flawlessly, although I would be leary of using wifi in most places unless the signal was very reliable.  Bakersfield RV Resort has an outrageously fantastic wifi set up, with towers throughout the park and the ability to stream without a hitch or dropout. The live video only streams when you are logged into the app, so you don't use up your data plan continuously.

The app is used for many things, and has features like motion detection, remote control of appliances or lights, etc.  The best part is that it's free!!  We highly recommend it (and we are not affiliated in any way with the company or product)

Here is where you can read more:

http://www.peoplepowerco.com/products/

   - Mike


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: bobojay on August 29, 2014, 12:15:10 am
Yes, a Norwegian Elkhound. Enjoy having him with us and he's a very good traveler. However we don't travel much in summer because of him. Worried about the heat....


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on November 22, 2014, 01:20:43 pm
We asked this question way back in February 2012! So glad there have been so many replies. We picked up our 2100 in June that year and have loved every minute having it. Our Chihuahuas, Pepper and Ginger, also love it. We have two small dog beds which stay up between the driver and passenger seat and while on the road they mostly sleep in those, sometimes each to a bed and sometimes together. (They sleep with us at night like they do at home! :-D) Pepper always wants to ride in the passenger's lap and occasionally we give in.

Since picking the 2100 up in 2012 and driving it around Michigan and back home, we've been on several trips around Texas. Last year we spent about a month in New Mexico and Colorado and this last September and October we spent a couple of weeks in New Mexico – from Eagle Nest to Cloudcroft. The leaves were beautiful! We finally have a toad, a Chevy Spark, and love that we can leave the dogs in the Cruiser while we go on side trips during the day.

Anyway, our pups are great travelers and like many of you have said as soon as we get the harnesses and leashes out they're ready to go!


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Carol on November 22, 2014, 11:13:54 pm
Nice to hear Pepper and Ginger are still enjoying the joys of the road with you!  I don't know what I'd do without my traveling companion, Dawny.  She loves getting to a new place and discovering all the new smells and critters.  And all the miles and miles of doggy walks we have put onto our six legs has made us both much more fit and healthy than when we set out this past July. 


Title: Re: Any pets travel with you?
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on November 23, 2014, 09:55:36 pm
What a cutey!! heartshower