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Old 09-20-2010, 11:58 AM   #99
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We just finished our 4th trip with the dogs. Drake is a trooper. Often times it's a bit of a shuffle in the trailer with so many of us, but if the speed with which he loaded into the truck this time is any indication he likes going!
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #100
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Well folks I no longer have Hannah the Great Dane traveling with me threw life She passed on August 31. We had 11 amazing years, she got to travel more than most humans thanks to the Airstream way of life. The day after she died I loaded the truck & trailer, headed out camping, now with just my Shiba Inu; Rex Luther. She is missed. Takes some getting use to not having 120 lbs of love around but Rex & I are doing fine, taking long morning walks again now that the weather is cooler here. Looking forward to more Airstream Adventures!
So sorry to hear about Hanna. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. It is so hard to loose a family member. Dan
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:18 PM   #101
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So sorry to hear about Hanna. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. It is so hard to loose a family member. Dan
Thank you Dan. After 11 years I'm still getting use to not having her around.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #102
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Thank you Dan. After 11 years I'm still getting use to not having her around.
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When we lost Gus we spent 6 months trying to get use to not having him around. Then we finally found the cure, Hagar. It's really the only solution.

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:08 AM   #103
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We took a 3.5 week trip with two mastiffs and four humans in our 27 foot Overlander. The size was not really a problem. It was hard on the dogs' nerves at times, and they don't do well at all at high altitudes. But they came through fine and we had a great time.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:21 AM   #104
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We just finished a 4.5 week, 6,000+ mile loop of the continent in our 28' SO with two male Great Danes, 160 & 150 lbs, who absolutely loved meeting other streamers and romping in the snow of the Montana Rockies during August.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:25 AM   #105
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Every time I sit in my trailer I try and imagine Nicki, Shawn, the kids, and a horse in my trailer. I just do not know how you people do it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #106
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To Give You An Idead

Well here are some photos to aid in your visualization.
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Every time I sit in my trailer I try and imagine Nicki, Shawn, the kids, and a horse in my trailer. I just do not know how you people do it.
It's a daily dance. People must awake at a certain time. Beds must be made in a certain order. Dogs must be moved from front to back. The whole dance is done in reverse every night.

It's not in the trailer that's bothersome... it's having to unhitch every 3-4 hours to let them out to stretch their legs and potty. Gives a 10 hour driving day a whole new complexity!

yes, I'd love to have a new excursion.. problem is they don't make them anymore
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It's a daily dance. People must awake at a certain time. Beds must be made in a certain order. Dogs must be moved from front to back. The whole dance is done in reverse every night.

It's not in the trailer that's bothersome... it's having to unhitch every 3-4 hours to let them out to stretch their legs and potty. Gives a 10 hour driving day a whole new complexity!

yes, I'd love to have a new excursion.. problem is they don't make them anymore
You have to unhitch to let them out to stretch their legs???????????yikes...

We found that most KOAs have a Bark Park.....that was huge after a long day for Bandit....like almost better than full hookups.....paula
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:52 AM   #109
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Hi, sad but true, some camp grounds/RV parks, limit dogs to 20 lbs or less. Although we have never been asked, even little Dusty [Boo-Boo] is 2 lbs over the limit.
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You have to unhitch to let them out? Can you not open the back of your tow vehicle while hitched? We are able to get our mastiffs in and out hitched up. They weigh 160-170 pounds each. One of them has no problem jumping in and out. The other one needs a boost to get in, but I (a small woman) can do it on my own. I think I would go crazy if we had to unhitch every time. (Although part of the reason for that is that rehitching seems to involve a Minor Marital Conflict every time.)

Our mastiffs sleep on the floor of the 27 foot trailer. Chewie likes to sleep in the bedroom area where there's cool, hard flooring. Courage sleeps in the carpet area, and tries to sneak into the folded out There's a lot of stepping around and over, but it's not quite as inconvenient as you might imagine. We have an Xpen (actually made of two) that we set up outdoors. In the morning, we walk the dogs and throw them in the Xpen for breakfast while everyone else gets dressed and has breakfast. Courage likes to stay in the Xpen all day. Chewie wants to be inside the trailer if that's where we are.

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We don't unhitch- but we do plan our travels with a 1 hour lunch break at a dog park every day. Long hike in the morning, 1 hour lunch break, and then long walk/playtime in the evening.

I think it's actually made us slow down and enjoy out travels more, rather than the "hurry up and get there" attitude.
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