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Lynx0849

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Traveling with Kitties
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
The DW and I are now less than 2 years out to buy a toy hauler to go with my Ram 3500. We will be selling the current way too big house and buying or building a new one. We suspect there will be several months where we will be between houses so buying the trailer and parking it at a campsite when we put the house on the market seems like a good idea.

We have cats. Down to 3 from 5 a few years ago. I see lots of signatures that include cats among other pets. I would love to hear how you travel with them as well as their care while on the road.

Thank you in advance.

wackymac

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
No big deal.  Our cat Rusty has been across the U.S. 17 times.  He usually sleeps while we travel.   Penny hides until we stop.  We carry all their medical records with us in 2 three ring binders.  We carry plenty of food and litter.
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whiteva

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 06:32:02 AM »
Shadeaux just spent 6.5 months in our class "C" along with Beaudreaux the dog following hurricane Michael while the house was completely rebuilt.

The cat claimed the top bunk as her territory. Since Shadeaux has always been with us on trips she boasts her own restroom in the rear cargo compartment. Complete with pet door, exhaust fan ducted outside and light (just so she can read the newspaper while "resting") As she goes through the pet door, the fan and light automatically come on for 15 to 25 minutes then turns off until the next time. details acroflyer.com/images/Kitty throne-cat litter box.pdf

Not everyone goes to this much trouble but having the furry guys with us on camping trips just adds to the enjoyment.

Cheers



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SeilerBird

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 08:01:26 AM »
I full timed for ten years and had three cats most of the time. They all traveled fine. They would all just go somewhere and sleep while I was driving. The most important thing was to build a dam by the drivers feet so the cats could not get up under the dash and into the engine compartment. I had the dam closed while I was parked and while driving I used my feet to keep them from going up there.
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Lynx0849

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 06:00:31 PM »
So, the cats travel in the TV?

How do you deal with litter boxes?

Thanks

garyb1st

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 07:39:06 PM »
Our cats didn't like riding in our F250 Crew Cab so from time to time would leave the cats in the trailer.  If it's not warm outside it's doable.  However when it was warm, the cats would suffer.  Litter boxes are not a problem.  The cat will find them. 
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kittyintow

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 08:56:56 PM »
I live with one cat in a 21ft tt.  Despite our best intentions, we haven't traveled much due to roof issues.  I started training him to walk on a leash and would take him on car rides before I got my tt. 

I have a bedside cabinet that goes into my under storage...this is where I put his litter box. 

This helped maintain the mess and cut down on the smell.

I experimented with a lot of litters and found the Vibralife Crystals where the best at almost eliminating the smell!

UTTransplant

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Re: Traveling with Kitties
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 08:05:10 AM »
Our cats traveled in the truck when we towed a trailer. It is dreadfully bouncy in the back of a trailer or fifth wheel! Luckily they really loved their carriers and would happily sleep for hours inside, even with it unzipped. They came up occasionally to get petted, eat, or use their box (kept on the floor of the back seat). When stationary, they wandered around inside at will. We kept the box under the bed in the trailer. Kevin cut a hole in the thin paneling and edged it with nice mounding. Cleaned it every day, no smell.

Motorhome is even easier. The only cat we have now climbs in her carrier or under the recliner to sleep, just wandering out to get petted occasionally. When underway the box moves to under the table (we have to keep her from climbing under the bed slide). When stationary, the box goes in the corner of the bedroom.
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