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Old 04-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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We have never taken our cats on any trips but would like to do so. We do take our 60lb Labrador with us, her harness is secured to a seat belt.

We normally leave our cats at home with a pet sitter visiting each. The only time they leave the house is to go the Vet, in the past they went to the toilet in their cat carriers so started to leave them free in the back of an Suv with a litter tray.

Any advice for traveling with them in a class A?

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:26 PM   #4
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Thanks both,

We found some cat carriers with built on litter trays.
We do plan to leave them loose once at camp, our issue is the small grey one might bolt for the door if opened.
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We take 2 of ours with us. The Siamese runs for the bed and hides under the bedspread until we reach the campground. The tabby either curls up on wife's lap or on the recliner. Next day as soon as I start disconnecting anything, the Siamese is back under the bedspread.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:39 AM   #6
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We take 2 of ours with us. The Siamese runs for the bed and hides under the bedspread until we reach the campground. The tabby either curls up on wife's lap or on the recliner. Next day as soon as I start disconnecting anything, the Siamese is back under the bedspread.
Hi Romer,

Our youngest (grey one in photo) loves borrowing under bed spreads also. She also is an escape artist so will have to be careful with her. The big white cat does not bother going outside anymore, when she was younger ahe used to.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:28 AM   #7
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Hi all,

I ordered two of these from Amazon. I will leave them out at home for them to get used too. They come with a litter box, water bowl and hanging toys.

We could take them outside in these also.

Thanks all for the help.



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Thanks both,

We found some cat carriers with built on litter trays.
We do plan to leave them loose once at camp, our issue is the small grey one might bolt for the door if opened.
Let me offer you a thought on that.

We have a cat that never lost its feral nature. He bolted the first time the door opened and we weren't looking. It will happen, plan for it.

We had. The cat lives under the RV, his brothers visit daily but live inside. We had decided to let the cat decide what the cat wants. So he stays outside, under the truck, or under a patio table, on top of a wheel, various places.

We are planning to travel soon, the only solution is to "trap" the cat in an appropriate cage-trap and bring him inside. Where he will resume living under the sofa (when we are around anyways).

However, if the cat decides to remain outside, and we cannot catch him, then he will have made that decision, not us.
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For their safely our kitties travel in crates bungee corded to chairs. Once setup at a CG they have free run if the coach. Never let outside.

Covered litter box resides in the shower. Crates on top of the litter box when setup in CG. Easy enough to set them out when we want to use the shower.

They are chipped, wear collars with our cell numbers on them, and have a blue tooth locator Tile attached to the collar. Just in case they would get out...

Plug up any places they can get into that could be hazardous to them. We have gaps under the bed where they couple get into the slide mechanism box. We put a pillow to block.

The kitties love lounging on the dash and watching the changing world through the windshield as we go from CG to CG.
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For their safely our kitties travel in crates bungee corded to chairs. Once setup at a CG they have free run if the coach. Never let outside.

Covered litter box resides in the shower. Crates on top of the litter box when setup in CG. Easy enough to set them out when we want to use the shower.

They are chipped, wear collars with our cell numbers on them, and have a blue tooth locator Tile attached to the collar. Just in case they would get out...

Plug up any places they can get into that could be hazardous to them. We have gaps under the bed where they couple get into the slide mechanism box. We put a pillow to block.

The kitties love lounging on the dash and watching the changing world through the windshield as we go from CG to CG.
Hi Vince,

My two get out of collars in about 5 minutes. Thats a great idea about using a tile. I will indeed plug up any holes.

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Let me offer you a thought on that.

We have a cat that never lost its feral nature. He bolted the first time the door opened and we weren't looking. It will happen, plan for it.

We had. The cat lives under the RV, his brothers visit daily but live inside. We had decided to let the cat decide what the cat wants. So he stays outside, under the truck, or under a patio table, on top of a wheel, various places.

We are planning to travel soon, the only solution is to "trap" the cat in an appropriate cage-trap and bring him inside. Where he will resume living under the sofa (when we are around anyways).

However, if the cat decides to remain outside, and we cannot catch him, then he will have made that decision, not us.

Hi,

Both of them used to be allowed out before but due to an illness the vet wants them to stay inside.
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For any of our Furry kids the proper way is to Crate them.. However for a long drive I feel that is kind of unking.

Originallyu I built a very large crate it was made out of plastic lattice fencing and one wall of the RV (I had an extra lattace wall for using it outside. It fit over the dining table and there was room for them to move, eat, drink and .. Take care of business.. in fact Food water and sand box ...well humans do not us that table (I have anoter I use)

But finally dropped that the cats hide under the bed. They would run under when it was half in/out and then they could not exit. so I made 'em an exit. They are safe. Very littl distance from any point to any othr, roll over protected (They can not stand up there) so they like it and it is their choice of place to hide.
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Our cat and dog roam around the coach at will, but they are both 'potty' trained... the cat is no problem, the dog does a nice song and dance when she's 'ready'... : )
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Our dog is tied in to a seat belt and goes to sleep on the couch. The crates I ordered are 34 by 17 inches and have litter boxes.
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