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Old 10-02-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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I have been lurking in iRV2 for a while now to draw on all of your experiences. We've gone ahead and bought a new-to-us RV. It's a '99 HR-V (36'). Will be picking it up next week. We'll be traveling with a few bird pets - scarlet macaw named Lynchburg, triton cockatoo named Pina Colata, and 3 cockatiels who are TirNaNog, Smithwicks, and Bailey.
We don't have room to keep it at the house so I've found a storage place nearby.
Are there any issues I should be aware of regarding storing at these type places?
Also, how do you keep batteries charged while in a storage lot?
And do any of you have experience with bringing birds into campgrounds? Are there issues with allowing them? We've traveled a good bit with them in cages in my pickup so we know what to do as far as caring for the birds. Just didn't know how campgrounds felt about them.
Thanks to all of you for your information in the past year while we did our search. We used to have a school bus converted to a MH which we took up and down the east coast watching car racing from the infield. Taught myself how to weld and built a long platform up top where many of us could watch the races. Had TTs and popups as well as tents before that. Really looking forward to getting back into camping and traveling to see our kids and grandkids who are mostly 700 miles away from us.

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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do any of you have experience with bringing birds into campgrounds? Are there issues with allowing them? We've traveled a good bit with them in cages in my pickup so we know what to do as far as caring for the birds. Just didn't know how campgrounds felt about them.
As far as I know there is no problem with caged birds in any campground.
Birds don't BARK like "poop machines".... (but fish are even quieter).
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:06 AM   #3
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I've never seen birds at a CG, but I guess there's no difference than having any other pet.....

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Old 10-02-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Roosters and peacocks might be an issue but I don't think any caged bird should be a problem.
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If your batteries are fully charged, when the RV is put into storage, disconnecting them, by removing the ground cables or with disconnect switch, should do for mid length time in storage. Up to 2 months.
Otherwise a solar panel battery maintainer, if there is enough sun on the RV. Removing batteries, if your area is expected to be very cold, and storing where you can access and top up the charge, monthly, is the best.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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One of the 'tests' we used when searching for an RV was to yell as loud as the 2 larger birds do sometimes. It was comical watching salesmen or those selling their own units inside yelling away while I was outside listening. It's amazing how quiet some of the RVs can be. And that was one reason we chose this one. My wife came out coughing after she did the parrot scream test. It's only once in a while these birds will scream and it's very short lived too so we are lucky. I'll figure on putting acoustic foam where we have the birds setup and I'm hoping that will really mask it all.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:47 AM   #6
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I don't see how the birds could be objected to.
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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. I am sure someone will be able to give you some advice in reference to your MH. Best of luck.

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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. Can't answer your question on the birds. I'm sure others will be along to post. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch!

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Old 10-03-2014, 04:49 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum.....I don't know how far North you live, but if it is going to get real cold and your MH is going to be stored very long, I would pull the batteries and keep them relatively warm and charged up so they are ready in the spring....
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Welcome to the irv2 gang! We're glad you decided to join. Sounds like you have plenty of your own experiences to share. Enjoy these forums and the folks who make them worthwhile.
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When we lived in Indiana and stored for the winter, we pulled the batteries and stored in the garage. We checked batts about once a month and had to trickle charge them on occasion.

BTW, several years ago we were in a FL campground where a camper had a macaw (a red one) sitting on a stand outside their RV...it was the hit of the CG.
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Did you purchase a bunk house unit by any chance? Could remove the bunks and put a cage system in that area and the birds would have their own windows!

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