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We bought our first motorhome so we could take our dogs with us when we travel.
Did you do this, also? Or did you upgrade to a larger rv for your pets? Or did you have the rv, then get the pets?


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Had an RV long before we had a pet. We now have 3 dogs and the house dog would not be a very good camper. He is a doberman that does not like strangers.

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We didn't buy it for the pets, but it was certainly part of the equation (by DW) when we first started considering an RV.

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We have a Golden Retriever but didn't buy with him in mind; however, I think we should have more seriously considered what his ability would be to enter the MH. Our Bounder is high off the ground and he had a problem going up the steps. He is almost 12 years old and has some arthritis in his back end. He recently broke his right rear ACL which required surgery and is now recuperating from it at home. We may have to use a ramp for him this coming year. I will be retiring the end of January and DW the end of March. We plan to do some traveling and will have to plan with KoKo in mind.


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Not the only consideration but a big part of it. Glad we did it's great to just stock up grab the dogs and go. Plus our shih tzu is blind and has to have a couple eye drops daily so it's nice not to worry about him.

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They were part of the decision. Where they go we go.


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We have a very large dog so that was definitely part of the decision as to whether or not the floor plan would work for us. If there was not room for our dog to ride, sleep, and relax with us, it would have been a deal breaker. We also had to have a toad that met the same requirements.

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Let's put it this way. We have always had pets. Although, there are places you can go that will accept pets, they also accept bed bugs, and other vermin. In my own mobile home I know who was in the bed last, I know the how clean the toilet is and I have all my food. In a hotel/motel you don't have any of those things. Ever have a nice cozy camp fire in your hotel room?

People in campgrounds are different than motels. More friendly for the most part. Yes, we bought the RV for the family which includes my pets.

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Yes, the dogs were a large consideration when choosing the type of upgrade from the truck camper. The choice boiled down to a large C or medium size A. Towing capabilities and layout eliminated the C.


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