Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
Cat's Avatar
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
cat door

Has anyone made a built-in cat their Airstream...for their cat to come & go through.
Can't be done you say?
HA! yes it can...
I'm doin' it...
& it's very KEWL...

Cat & Bear --- & soon "Spirit Cat" (for whom the door opens --- & closes as it were/was/ WILL BE)..
I'll prob. post photos on here when it's closer to completion.

*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
Rivet Master
RoadKingMoe's Avatar
2001 34' Limited
The State of , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,605
Images: 23
Cats do not have the same homing instinct that dogs do. Cats can easily get lost in unfamiliar surroundings. They expand their outdoor territory slowly over time... time that they don't have in a campground. Read the many sad tales in RV forums of those who have stayed beyond their scheduled time at a campground, fruitlessly hoping "kitty" will come home. While you may think they are trained to stay around the trailer, all it takes is a fast squirrel or bird to trigger their instinct to chase... chase so focused on the target that they aren't keeping track of their surroundings.

Ours are literally house cats 100% of the time. They DO get to spend time outdoors, but in a folding cage. I don't recommend a pet door in an Airstream.

YMMV, and others may have different experiences.

RoadKingMoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 10:21 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
Cat's Avatar
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
Called "Cat" for good reason

I am hopelessly aware of cat's and their limitations...thanx for letting others know.
Unfortunately, I was forgetting that most people on the Forum are fairly "mobile"...and was thinking about it for those, like me, who are living full-time in their RV.
"Bear" is my HOME....and my new kitty will be trained to be indoors for the most part...but, will be allowed to go out and chase butterflies once in a while. I will have a 'cat door' on my 10 x 10 shed allow her the chance to escape. She will also be trained to 1. come like a dog when called, 2. not eat plants; 3, not scratch the furniture; 5, not get up on the table/counters, and to snuggle with me.
AND NO, I don't believe "CAT WASTE" WOULD HURT THE BLACKWATER HOLDING TANK ANYMORE THAN HUMAN WASTE WOULD. I'd be interested in hearing any experiences on this otherwise. I think RV holding tanks are limited only by what is 'biodegradable" or not.

A cat door can be purchased at any hardware store, and I am just installing it where it won't have to go through the 'fuselage' of the rig.
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pocket Door vs. Accordion (folding) Door A/S Interior pap Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12 03-10-2005 04:40 PM
frig door swelled, will not shut rockcutter Refrigerators 9 08-03-2004 06:37 PM
Entry Door Questions sladew Doors & Locks 22 12-13-2003 07:43 AM
Door Hinge Adjustment Cracker Doors & Locks 11 11-02-2003 07:24 AM
Distorted door frame Pahaska Doors & Locks 16 12-26-2002 07:52 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.