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Old 05-31-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Retired April of 2011 and bought our used 06 Winnebago Vectra 3 months ago and we've been having a great time visiting the parks and campgrounds in Arkansas. Our plans are to be full-timers next year and enjoy life!

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Jess & Cindy (yworry):

A BIG WELCOME to the iRV2 gang. It's always fun hearing from folks excited about starting out on their full time lifestyle. Brings back memories of our first days. We've been full timing since 05. Sold the house and ALL the "stuff" and hit the road. We've even spent time in Arkansas up in Mountain View and it was beautiful. You guys are gonna like poking around our country. There are many many great experiences and things to see ahead of you.

Hope to meet up with you somewhere, and again, WELCOME !!

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Hi Jess and Cindy, welcome to IRV2. Hope you can go fulltime soon, so you can start the great adventure. We are just over a year and still love it. Safe travels.
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Jess & Cindy (yworry):

A BIG WELCOME to the iRV2 gang. It's always fun hearing from folks excited about starting out on their full time lifestyle. Brings back memories of our first days. We've been full timing since 05. Sold the house and ALL the "stuff" and hit the road. We've even spent time in Arkansas up in Mountain View and it was beautiful. You guys are gonna like poking around our country. There are many many great experiences and things to see ahead of you.

Hope to meet up with you somewhere, and again, WELCOME !!

Steve & Lynette (and 3 cats !!)
We were wondering how you manage the 3 cats as we have 3 as well and are concerned about their adaptability to full-timing.

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Jess & Cindy:

You asked about how we managed traveling with our 3 cats. The answer is:.....Get a GOOD VACUUM cause it's all about CAT HAIR !!!! Otherwise, they're pretty easy to take care of and are enjoyable to have along.

Naturally we have a little larger litter box which we scoop and maintain probably twice a day and fully change litter in about every 4 to 5 days. We find we like and use a litter called "Yesterdays News" (the unscented type made out of pelletized newspaper). This litter doesn't seem to track around the rig like other types. We also carry one of those stand up long handled dust pans (abt. 4 ft. high) with a small long handled broom attached to do quick sweep ups of any litter that tracks out of the box. We simply sweep up the few pellets that might track out and dump em back into the box.

We have two water dishes, one on the floor for one cat w. hip problems, and one of those Drink Well flowing water dishes on a counter as well which the other two cats mainly use. We use Science Diet Mature Hairball Control dry cat food in a self dispensing feeder on the floor which the cats can access whenever and usually have the three cats share ONE can (3 separate little dishes) of their favorite Fancy Feast canned cat food each day we're parked.

When traveling however, dry food dispenser AND water dishes are stowed, though we do provide water during stops. The cats travel well and each has their own little spot they sleep in while we're underway. Occasionally one or two will get "car sick" on rough or twisty roads especially on the first day traveling after parked for awhile, so we keep paper towels handy for quick clean ups, but usually they've adapted pretty well.

One thing we like about traveling with cats vs. a dog or two, is that ya can leave cats for even up to 4 or 5 days while you're pretty tied to a dog that HAS to be walked every 7 or 8 hours.

OH, also, we have three fold flat cages each with a soft cat pad in em so the cats can be placed outside when we're staying somewhere for awhile. Make sure they're protected by shade or an umbrella, and they seem to like snoozing outside and/or watching the goings on in the campground. These are pretty robust cages so other animals can't get to the cats...like coyotes out west, etc..... and.....we always keep the cats OFF the ground since one problem otherwise is that they collect fleas, ticks, and other pests not good for them. Basically, they're either inside the rig, OR..they're in an outdoor cage UP OFF THE GROUND (cages go on folding table we have or on a picnic table if available.

Hope this gives ya some ideas. Once taking care of the cats gets to be routine, they're not a big issue for us........EXCEPT one of our cats has decided that I have be awakened at 5 a.m. EVERY MORNING by butting my nose with his nose and Meeeeeowing till I awake.......go figure

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Jess & Cindy:

You asked about how we managed traveling with our 3 cats. The answer is:.....Get a GOOD VACUUM cause it's all about CAT HAIR !!!! Otherwise, they're pretty easy to take care of and are enjoyable to have along.

Naturally we have a little larger litter box which we scoop and maintain probably twice a day and fully change litter in about every 4 to 5 days. We find we like and use a litter called "Yesterdays News" (the unscented type made out of pelletized newspaper). This litter doesn't seem to track around the rig like other types. We also carry one of those stand up long handled dust pans (abt. 4 ft. high) with a small long handled broom attached to do quick sweep ups of any litter that tracks out of the box. We simply sweep up the few pellets that might track out and dump em back into the box.

We have two water dishes, one on the floor for one cat w. hip problems, and one of those Drink Well flowing water dishes on a counter as well which the other two cats mainly use. We use Science Diet Mature Hairball Control dry cat food in a self dispensing feeder on the floor which the cats can access whenever and usually have the three cats share ONE can (3 separate little dishes) of their favorite Fancy Feast canned cat food each day we're parked.

When traveling however, dry food dispenser AND water dishes are stowed, though we do provide water during stops. The cats travel well and each has their own little spot they sleep in while we're underway. Occasionally one or two will get "car sick" on rough or twisty roads especially on the first day traveling after parked for awhile, so we keep paper towels handy for quick clean ups, but usually they've adapted pretty well.

One thing we like about traveling with cats vs. a dog or two, is that ya can leave cats for even up to 4 or 5 days while you're pretty tied to a dog that HAS to be walked every 7 or 8 hours.

OH, also, we have three fold flat cages each with a soft cat pad in em so the cats can be placed outside when we're staying somewhere for awhile. Make sure they're protected by shade or an umbrella, and they seem to like snoozing outside and/or watching the goings on in the campground. These are pretty robust cages so other animals can't get to the cats...like coyotes out west, etc..... and.....we always keep the cats OFF the ground since one problem otherwise is that they collect fleas, ticks, and other pests not good for them. Basically, they're either inside the rig, OR..they're in an outdoor cage UP OFF THE GROUND (cages go on folding table we have or on a picnic table if available.

Hope this gives ya some ideas. Once taking care of the cats gets to be routine, they're not a big issue for us........EXCEPT one of our cats has decided that I have be awakened at 5 a.m. EVERY MORNING by butting my nose with his nose and Meeeeeowing till I awake.......go figure

Steve & Lynette
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