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Old 01-11-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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Pets riding in the TT while moving.

Can this be done? Does anyone do it?

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Old 01-11-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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Oh my....... Is this where you would want to ride if they were driving.... banging and bouncing around.....alone? Summer ought to be great back there........no, I would not think of doing this.

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Old 01-11-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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We wondered about this too. Our last TT was a high quality and heavy design, and we considered it.

So just to see what it would be like, the Mrs. stayed in it for one loop onto the freeway and then off at the next off-ramp, then into a parking lot.

She reported that the TT was much more noisy than we ever thought and bounced around too much (TT's rarely have shock absorbers) for her preference...so the pups rode with us in the tow vehicle.

This was technically illegal (people in the TT) where we did the test, but our pets are pampered, and we wanted to know first before putting them in the TT for a trip. Your TT might be different. The legality of it would be based on local laws, but we decided not to do it.

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Old 01-11-2015, 12:14 PM   #4
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Our dogs would never ride in the camper. Our cat, however, is much happier in the camper. She jumps up under the blankets on the bed and sleeps under them. She's right there, whenever we stop and she's not all stressed out. She gets severely stressed in the truck.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:42 PM   #5
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I would only consider pets back there if I could watch them on a monitor.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:27 PM   #6
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For me it's not even a consideration. No way. I need someone to talk with on those drives. But. for those that choose to do it, crate them and a camera monitor would be a must with an intercom system. If they look stressed, cancel it. If you must have them ride in the TT and are stressed, find them a good home and travel all you want.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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Can this be done? Yes.
Does anyone do it? At least one response so far was yes, with their cat.

Would I do it? Never, we're sure our cats and dog would freak out.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:06 PM   #8
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My MIL wants to ride back there with her chihuahua........thinking about it.
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I would not let my pet ride back there. But, my mother in law??? Let me think on it.
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I wouldn't do it!
Our cats ride with us in the motorhome though.
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Originally Posted by ralphie View Post
Can this be done? Yes.
Does anyone do it? At least one response so far was yes, with their cat.

Would I do it? Never, we're sure our cats and dog would freak out.

Do as a previous poster said and get into the TT and go for a 50 mile ride yourself. See how YOU like it.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:27 PM   #12
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We have 2 dogs and a cat and no way they would ride in the TT under way as tempting as it is with a full car. They are family members and deserve air conditioning and a smooth ride. Mother in law...we can discuss (kidding)
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All kinds of animals are transported in trailers, seems like it would be pretty good livin for them.

Here is a dog trailer, we saw yesterday
Tell me a trailer with a couch or bed would not be better...

Because we love our pets so much, we tend to forget they are dogs.

Would i drive with mine in a travel trailer, sure, why not. They like sleeping on the bed.
I do enjoy my dog riding with me though, but with 3 danes, a boxer, and a terrier, I bought a topper for my truck, and threw a futon back there, and drive with the rear slider open

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Would i put the dog in the TT while driving? NO WAY!!! Would i put the MIL in the TT while driving? Absolutlely!!!!!!!.

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