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Old 06-21-2020, 06:24 PM   #1
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Help! Making decisions to accommodate large bird!!

Hello, I'm new here, wife and I made solid decision for new goal of going full time, however we have a small issue of taking a feathered family member. Making accommodations for our macaw is not the issue, she doesnt require much, and will be in a fully customized cage while driving, however we are concerned for her comfort as for heat/cold climates we will be driving through, we are debating on either a class A coach, or a 5th wheel, we prefer the 5th wheel because of more room/space, and comfort, but feel that we cannot drive with said bird in trailer because we will need to run the generator to operate any climate control for the bird, and we don't know the legalities of towing and running generators while towing.Ya we wont have that issue in the class A, but will have less room and comfort because of accommodations for the bird.
No.....I refuse to get rid of bird, shes part of family and she wont get the kind of care we will give her.
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Hello, I'm new here, wife and I made solid decision for new goal of going full time, however we have a small issue of taking a feathered family member. Making accommodations for our macaw is not the issue, she doesnt require much, and will be in a fully customized cage while driving, however we are concerned for her comfort as for heat/cold climates we will be driving through, we are debating on either a class A coach, or a 5th wheel, we prefer the 5th wheel because of more room/space, and comfort, but feel that we cannot drive with said bird in trailer because we will need to run the generator to operate any climate control for the bird, and we don't know the legalities of towing and running generators while towing.Ya we wont have that issue in the class A, but will have less room and comfort because of accommodations for the bird.
No.....I refuse to get rid of bird, shes part of family and she wont get the kind of care we will give her.
Thanks in advance for any info/advice
First thing that came to mind is a class A with bunks. Turn one into a custom bird cage. The other one could be used for storage.
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Get a 5ver and a dual-cab and let the bird ride in the truck when you're travelling.
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First thing that came to mind is a class A with bunks. Turn one into a custom bird cage. The other one could be used for storage.
Wow! We were checking a coach out yesterday with bunks, and that's the first thing my wife said,lol, she wants to use lower bunk for the big dog we have.
It just seems the 5th wheels are more comfortable and roomy, but then again I relish the idea of driving a class A over pulling a trailer......hmmmm it just looks like so much fun
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Get a 5ver and a dual-cab and let the bird ride in the truck when you're travelling.
Thanks, we did think of that, but it will get rather crowded in the cab with our big dog and cat as well. Sorry, I didn't mention the other pets in the thread
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My opinion don’t go full time with the three animals. Loved our 90 lb. dog when we went full time but she absolutely destroyed the carpet in the rig. Also the dirt and hair is a constant issue. Truth be told when she passed life full timing was easier. Good luck

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