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Old 05-29-2016, 10:13 PM   #1
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Question for cat lovers.....

We plan to travel with our three cats this summer. Any advice for us?

We converted our washer/dryer compartment to a litter box compartment which includes an 4" AC powered inline duct fan ($25 on Amazon) connected to the dryer vent to push dust and odors outside. We lined the compartment with plastic wall sheeting purchased at Home Depot for about $20 and will caulk the seams to keep everything quarantined within this compartment. We use a high sided plastic bin to keep the litter in the box
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We take all seven with us! Here's a couple photo's. First one is of three of them enjoying the rid. The second one is of the RV Kitty Kondo we used to have made and sell. We quit selling them as they just got too expensive to have produced. I cut a piece of plastic to fit the window and then cut in a pet door. We have a matching one on the opposite side of the rig. And we have had people ask, in all seriousness, how do they stay on while you travel!! Well they don't, they fold down to about 2 " thick for easy storage.
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WE take all seven with us!

Any problem with them under your feet when driving?
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Any problem with them under your feet when driving?
Not normally, we did have one dog that would want under the peddles as I drove, almost got in a wreck because of it. With the last MH one cat (Tomiko in the left of the picture) would climb up under the dash and he disconnected the rear view camera twice. The present rig is all enclosed so they can't get up into the dash.
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Scratching posts. Save the furniture. We also brings cat toys.
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Scratching posts. Save the furniture. We also brings cat toys.
Trim the nails too, DO NOT "declaw" them. That is major surgery on a cats feet.
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A top entry or covered litter box cuts down a lot of the mess. We put a covered litter box with a carry handle in the shower stall after putting down plastic garbage bag as a liner. Easy to set aside the litter box to use the shower.

Our two kitties travel in large carry cases for their protection. We have two recliner chairs so one in each chair with a long flat bungee cord to secure the case to the chair.

Scratching post and toys for sure. A dash pad as the spend lots of time there.

We choose campsites to ensure they have lots to watch from the dashboard/windshield. (-:
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Mr D.......how did you enclose under the dash ? A pic would be helpful. Thank you....
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We have traveled with two cats for several years now. I spent a lot of time sealing areas where the cats can get into. If you can get your hand in somewhere a cat might find it a good place to visit and explore. I sealed two areas under our bed slide, under the dash (used peg board specially cut to close a access spot, kitchen slide had areas where the cats could get into, etc.

Then I created areas where the cats could quickly escape to when visitors come in or our dog got to frisky. One area is in the rear clothing wardrobe, and another spot was access to behind the couch.

Our biggest fear is one of the cats trying to escape out the door when we come in. We are very careful to check before the door is opened going out. I would die the death of a June bug is we had one of ours escape and we couldn't find it.

We also perform a "cat check" before we put the slides out or in. However, when starting the diesel, both cats fly to the couch and hide behind it. The both stay there until we stop, then they pop out and check out the new scenery.
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We take all seven with us! Here's a couple photo's. First one is of three of them enjoying the rid. The second one is of the RV Kitty Kondo we used to have made and sell. We quit selling them as they just got too expensive to have produced. I cut a piece of plastic to fit the window and then cut in a pet door. We have a matching one on the opposite side of the rig. And we have had people ask, in all seriousness, how do they stay on while you travel!! Well they don't, they fold down to about 2 " thick for easy storage.

Mr. D,

The condo is awesome! Where did you buy your dash mats? Are they custom fitted to your coach?
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Mr D.......how did you enclose under the dash ? A pic would be helpful. Thank you....
Our rig came that way from Country Coach, they didn't skimp on their higher end rigs.
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The condo is awesome! Where did you buy your dash mats? Are they custom fitted to your coach?
Yes, it was made to fit the '02 Dutch Star we traded off last year.
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