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mz-s

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My wife and I are seriously considering buying a camper within the next year or so, so that we can travel around our great country while towing our own "home" everywhere we go. We also want to be able to travel with our cats, which will allow us to be away from home longer without needing to worry about having someone stop by every day or so to feed/water/scoop box.

I'm reading on a lot of forums that people travel with their dogs, probably for the same reasons we want to travel with our cats.

Do you find that dogs barking is an issue in RV parks? Do people with dogs make sure they're well-mannered? Obviously there will be bad apples and irresponsible dog owners wherever you go, but in general what's been your experience? The last thing we want to do is sink thousands in a camper then never use it because we're always dodging dog refuse around the RV park, or we can't sleep because people have yappers going all hours of the night.

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In general, I have found that MOST owners comply with all rules, and those dogs are quiet..

Like stated, there is always a bad apple in the bunch. We cannot judge based on that apple.


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In five years we have never had an issue with a noisy dog bothering us. We have 2 large breed dogs that travel with us and they have never destroyed the RV while out and never a complaint of noise from the neighbors. It's all about training them and ensuring they are comfortable in their home away from home.


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Dogs and kids are two worse annoyances in the campgrounds. I have yet to anyone's who is well mannered and have never seen anyone that did't think theirs were angels.

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Very rarely have we seen a dog barking issue. Bigger issues are a bad owner letting them run free (especially on beaches and trails) and the biggest, not picking up after them.
Happily, these are truly the exception and most owners are great.


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mz-s wrote:

My wife and I are seriously considering buying a camper within the next year or so, so that we can travel around our great country while towing our own "home" everywhere we go. We also want to be able to travel with our cats, which will allow us to be away from home longer without needing to worry about having someone stop by every day or so to feed/water/scoop box.

I'm reading on a lot of forums that people travel with their dogs, probably for the same reasons we want to travel with our cats.

Do you find that dogs barking is an issue in RV parks? Do people with dogs make sure they're well-mannered? Obviously there will be bad apples and irresponsible dog owners wherever you go, but in general what's been your experience? The last thing we want to do is sink thousands in a camper then never use it because we're always dodging dog refuse around the RV park, or we can't sleep because people have yappers going all hours of the night.


Truth is. Dog owner's obeying the CG rules are the exception instead of the rule. They leave their dogs in their RVs, and expect them not to bark. Yeah Right!. Many do not clean up after them. however that is getting better. and many others just let their dogs bark outside the RV. Many let them out unleashed to do their business. Best thing. a call to the CG office will usually put a quick end to the barking.

The people on this forum are the exception in most cases.

Another question. How will your cat act when leashed. Most cats don't like it. Or does it always stay inside. some cats do.


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Terryallan wrote:

Truth is. Dog owner's obeying the CG rules are the exception instead of the rule. They leave their dogs in their RVs, and expect them not to bark. Yeah Right!. Many do not clean up after them. however that is getting better. and many others just let their dogs bark outside the RV. Many let them out unleashed to do their business. Best thing. a call to the CG office will usually put a quick end to the barking.

The people on this forum are the exception in most cases.

Another question. How will your cat act when leashed. Most cats don't like it. Or does it always stay inside. some cats do.


We don't anticipate letting the cats outside of the camper. They stay inside at home 99% of the time. We might let them out from time to time, but they would be leashed as the few times we've let them outside they've gracefully ignored our requests to come back. The last thing we want is for them to be hunkered down underneath someone else's camper.

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We travel with our little one, a long haired dachshund, and we try be responsible owners and ALWAYS pickup after him, Unfortunately, not everyone does the same, not really sure why, Lazy, below their dignity to pick it up, bags not big enough, or maybe they don't think that's their responsibility, or maybe they ignorantly believe that someone gets paid to do it.
As far as yapping, ours is generally quiet, but like many dogs, they are protective of their territory.


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if you are bothered by yapping dogs, buy a "dog whistle" , set your alarm for 3 am, and blow it. then blow it some more.
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How many cats do you have? We have just one and if we’re going to be gone more than 10 Days we’ll take her with us. Otherwise a big bowl of dry cat food, automatic water bowl, and a large cat box and off we go. She is always happy to see us but tends to scold us when we get back. Cats are very self sufficient and could care less if we are there.


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