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Posted: 05/26/21 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wondering if anyone has taken their cats in a trailer? It would seem that they would certainly need to be in a carrier, tied down so that it doesn't slide around. What about temperature? My trailer gets pretty warm in the summer, but not life threatening. I've never hauled it with a window cracked. Wondering if that would be doable?

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Don't travel with any animal in the TT. The movement and heat will make a very uncomfortable ride. Put them in a carrier in the vehicle with you or leave them home.

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Felines are a bit more high maintenance as travelers, at least ours was. She rode in her carrier in the truck. Once we arrived and set up, she would make herself invisible for about 36 hours before returning to "normal"....for her anyway.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Felines are a bit more high maintenance as travelers, at least ours was. She rode in her carrier in the truck. Once we arrived and set up, she would make herself invisible for about 36 hours before returning to "normal"....for her anyway.


Yeah, my truck is a standard cab, carrier won't work in the cab.

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Life threatening temps for dogs and cats is different than for people. 80+ in some situations can lead to hyperthermia.

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dturm wrote:

Life threatening temps for dogs and cats is different than for people. 80+ in some situations can lead to hyperthermia.

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Didn't know that, thanks.

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How long are your trips? We used to leave ours at home with lots of dry food, plenty of water, and very large litter box. The only downside(s) are it takes a bit of cleanup around the litter box, and that the cat bitched at us for a couple of hours upon return. But then after her say, she was back to her normal self.

I would not advise putting a live animal or human in the TT in Florida while towing. It can’t be a smooth ride, dangerous, and too danged hot.


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If weather isn't an issue, depends on the cat. We had two [emoticon] that loved traveling in the TT. Were unhappy in the carrier in the truck with us.


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Please don't ever leave animals or humans in trailers on the road.


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Only concern I would have is the heat. In a crate secured in place, they may not be happy but they are in no great danger from the ride...but the heat...

If you ever saw an old WWII movie where the Japs would put people in a metal shed as punishment...yeah it's like that. Very easy even in relatively cool weather for the interior to get north of a 110-120F.


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