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hitchup

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Posted: 10/03/13 10:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jayco-noslide wrote:

Don't hurt me but I wouldn't. I would find a new home for them or at least 2 of them if you simply have to have a pet. We observe a lot of RVers on the road with pets and it has many effects that would really interfere with our RV style. We had workamper neighbors once who wouldn't even go visit the most beautiful Nat'l park in the country because they couldn't take the dogs and wouldn't leave them. Rediculous priority in our opinion.


That's why we prefer cats, they are lower maintenance.

We've left ours alone for many a long weekend and the lone cat stayed home in the RV for a full week while we went to Maine. It just made her more attentive instead of stand-offish when we returned.


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sowego wrote:

To the poster that suggested taxidermist...how cruel to speak so rudely to the OP! If you can't stand having cats that is your choice but to even joke about something like that is in poor taste!


There are trolls on every forum; I pretty much expected it and ignored it. The only way some people feel they can get attention is by being intentionally provocative.

Some people just don't "get" cats. Their loss.

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Thanks SO much for all the people who posted with their experiences, suggestions, and links! Keep them coming if there are more. You've given us a lot to think about and plan for.

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I'm sorry but I don't think you have a chance in H* i owned cats for years & they get set in their ways & that's it. No way they change or adapt. You would be better off finding them good homes and Adopting kittens, raised in Rvs they do very well 'cause that is all they know so that is the way is it is & they like it. Cats Freakout at moves and always try to go home to what they know. I fear your cats will take off & try that.

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Cube58 wrote:

I'm sorry but I don't think you have a chance in H* i owned cats for years & they get set in their ways & that's it. No way they change or adapt. You would be better off finding them good homes and Adopting kittens, raised in Rvs they do very well 'cause that is all they know so that is the way is it is & they like it. Cats Freakout at moves and always try to go home to what they know. I fear your cats will take off & try that.


Shadow was 9 and Kit was 16 when we started fulltiming. BOTH adapted to the life style. Sadly we lost Kit when she was 19, but Shadow is still going strong at 16. Just because you couldn't figure out a way for cats to adapt doesn't mean that others haven't figured it out.

For the record, Shadow now recognizes the MH as home - she looks for it. When we go in for service at some point during the morning (or afternoon) I'll take her out for a walk so she can see that the MH is there and not that far from her. When we arrive at a new spot, the first night she will walk only a short way and never out of sight of the MH. The next night it will be a little long, etc. And you can always tell when we turn a corner leading directly back to the MH as her little legs kick it up a notch to get back to home - and her food bowl![emoticon]

And it is true that a MH is easier than a 5er or trailer because they never have to move - they are home as we go down the road.

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We took our then 14 year old Cat with us on a trip to Florida. We lost his Litter mate shortly before. While we could have left him with our Kids with no problems we felt he would feel better with us. He had never been on the road before. After searching for ideas on how to travel with a cat here on the forum, and using some of those ideas he did just fine. We did use bottled water for him, and whenever we stopped we stopped long enough for him to drink. I bought Pyrex containers with lids for his water and food. We had him in his crate for a while, but then decided to turn him loose. He loved laying on the dash going down the road. One word of caution.....they do like to explore. He got stuck under the bedroom slide once. After that we stuffed pillows in the slide opening going down the road and carried him when opening the slide. We lost him at the age of 16. Take your Kitties for a short trip, they might surprise you....
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Our cats, both gone now, we're older when we started full timing....they had no problem adapting. As long as they have food and water and can access a litter pan they are "happy campers"!


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Tastes just like chicken! LOL
Sounds like full time. If cannot go with you, then a permanent solution should be found. New home would be best.

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If you're like us, a new home is not an option. We don't full time but are retired and take long trips. We started with four cats but we are down to three now. I think you will find that it will be much easier than you think. The cats will find their own areas of comfort during travel. One of ours finds it in DW's lap. While parked we have a folding "playpen" so they can have some outside time. The squirrels in Yosemite would actually walk up to their playpen and shake their tails at them. Drove the cats crazy, but they enjoyed it. We have a 32" C so the litter box gets moved to the cab between the seats at night and in the bedroom next to the bed during the day. We got one of the plastic storage bins at Walmart and cut a "U" shaped entry into it for a litter box. The only problem that we have is the cats like to go from window to window at night watching whatever animals happen to be in the area. But they're enjoying themselves so it is all right.
Go for it. I think you will enjoy having your cats with you. We surely do.

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Cats can easily squiggle out of a harness if they want to.

You need to cover the bottom half of your screen door with hardware cloth or plex and, especially important, make sure it positively latches. We use a turnbutton-type window latch pop-riveted to the aluminum screen door.

Make sure the window screens can't be slid aside.

We bought a couple of collapsible pet crates we use when there's any concern about the cats scooting out the door or people leaving the door open.


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