Why not switch to a woven polyester fabric instead? It is very durable and in a neutral color (ours is plain old boring tan) isn't hot. It sheds water like vinyl but will never crack. No, ours has never ripped either. I'd look at samples from many suppliers.
Sounds like a real ordeal. Cats will naturally head for a "hidey hole" when insecure. It's better to let them have what they want so they can gradually get used to the new home. Let them get into their own carriers any time they want. They will appreciate the private little home of their own until they feel safe in the new surroundings.
We have a hole our cats can get down into that goes behind the couch so that's where they were whenever they were insecure. That changed in time.
We are about to set out with 2 new cats...the other 3 have been gone for years. We will keep them in their carriers while rolling and just open the doors when we park and let them exit and explore as they will. The cat box, food and water will be where they can easily find them.
It's never good to force things on any animal.
Our young dog has never RVed either so, all 3 of the critters are in for a new experience and we fully expect to have issues and restless nights for a while!
Sorry on two counts...yes the finger that typed the word caulk needed a talking to!!!
Sorry for taking so long to reply, have been busy in the workshop all weekend.
Thanks for your replies. Yes, assumed with care the heat gun will work and may also look for the product you mentioned.
We searched the archives but we cannot find a match to our request.
The issue is..we have a crack in the motorhome's roof near the tub skylight and actually need to remove and rechalk almost everything on the roof since the rig is a 2002. Therefore our problem...after so much time some of the calk is the original and hardened so just scraping with a putty knife doesn't do the job.
Will a heat gun be a reasonable tool to help soften the product to aid in removal? We are just assuming it will work but are there other tips anyone has for removing older calking?
Memory foam toppers and mattresses will get rock hard in cold weather and it doesn't have to be that cold to get very firm and take a long time to heat up. We found the best option was to heat up 2 to 4 rice bags in the microwave then put them in the bed, 2 near the middle, 2 at the feet. Do this about 15 min before going to sleep and the bed will be cozy. I made the rice bags out of knit fabric from T-shirts I used for memory quilt. I used 1 quart rice for each bag...1 minute for each bag in the microwave will get them hot enough for the bed. I you don't sew you can use the center portion of a t-shirt, cut off arms and neck square and knot one end, add rice and knot the other. For smaller rice bags use socks, again knotted to keep in the rice. Use long cooking rice not minute rice.