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Just got a new cat from a recent campground. His guy adopted us and he is box trained and really a great traveler. Then campground owners gave us a carrier and he just went in and went to sleep and slept the whole trip home which was 3 hours. Took him to the vet and had him checked out and had his shots and fixed.and implanted with the microchip. We would like to know what your experience has been if any with the posted subject. Thanks Ed

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when we first started this RV thing we traveled with our cat in a 26' class a MH: the only pblm: one day she learned how to crawl into the dash from the driver's side and then she crawled thru the dash across to the passenger side. taking the dash apart was not an option so i use a small phillips screwdriver and gently poking her backside thru the vents i encouraged her to back out. from that point forward we used several small pieces of plywood to block the underside of the dash by the foot controls.

cats are curious and can fit into pretty small spaces. when we traded for a new MH we had their shop "kitty proof" the RV...block access under the dash and a few other places (the shop guys still talk about it). my advice is to kitty proof your trlr.


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I rescued my kitty at 6 years old, she's now 10. She rides in the 5er and just goes to sleep until we get there. She's changed my camping habits in that she needs bushes and trees, so no more casino parking lots or truck stops or Walmarts.

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I've been full-timing with my cat for over 6 years now. I use a harness from Crazy K Farms- the yellow reflective one. Coupled with a retractable style leash, it allows the cat to spend lots of time outside with me. You won't be able to walk a cat like a dog, but cats like to explore. Just be prepared for those periods when he'll just sit and look around. I bring my Paperwhite.


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Both our cats (RIP)were rescues and one traveled with us for 20 years in our 24ft travel trailer. They slept a lot in the SUV and romp around in the trailer but not at night. They were great travel companions and went everywhere with us.


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soon2bexpat wrote:

I've been full-timing with my cat for over 6 years now. I use a harness from Crazy K Farms- the yellow reflective one. Coupled with a retractable style leash, it allows the cat to spend lots of time outside with me. You won't be able to walk a cat like a dog, but cats like to explore. Just be prepared for those periods when he'll just sit and look around. I bring my Paperwhite.


lol. our cat used to walk with us around the cakpground on a leash. then one day 'Samantha' refused the leash. my wife claims that the feral cats running loose in the CG told our cat to 'cut it out!'.

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Just be sure the cat is in someone's arms or in a closed crate before extending or retracting slides.

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Just be sure the cat is in someone's arms or in a closed crate before extending or retracting slides.
Be sure the cat isn't up in your truck's frame before driving. Yeah, that happened.

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2oldman wrote:

bgum wrote:

Just be sure the cat is in someone's arms or in a closed crate before extending or retracting slides.
Be sure the cat isn't up in your truck's frame before driving. Yeah, that happened.


One of the winter injuries we would see is a fan belt/fan laceration when car was started with cat sitting on engine.

We camped with our cat Henry for several years. He'd ride on the bed in the back of the MH and loved sitting on the dash watching everything when we were camped. The warning about slides is a good one.

I know some people let their cats and dogs ride in the trailer or 5er, but I'd be uncomfortable with that myself. A lot depends on the animal and their behavior.


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One of the winter injuries we would see is a fan belt/fan laceration when car was started with cat sitting on engine.
I drove 20 miles, pulled into a McD's, got out and saw her cute little head poking out from between the cab and bed. OMG! At least she had the smarts to stay put through all that. That was the day I learned never go anywhere without knowing where she was.

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