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Old 01-21-2015, 04:21 PM   #15
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I might have to try that although one is severely lactose intolerant. I could substitute whipping cream as they love that.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:00 PM   #16
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Our cat Cue has been traveling with us since she was a kitten. I trained her to ride in the car by taken her on short trips around town about once a week. We have made a few long trips up to 18 hours in our van. I will put her litter box in the rear of the van. She has no problem using it as we go down the road. I don't think I would have her in the trailer when in tow.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:01 PM   #17
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We travel with 2 cats who ride in the trailer. We motorhomed before so cats are used to being on the bed whule inderway. My wife rode in the trailer with the cats for a couple miles to see if they freaked out. After the motorhome the trailer is so quiet going down the road that they seem to like it just fine.

We keep the seat upholstery covered with a fluffy bedspread tucked in. No issues with the ultraleather so far.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:36 AM   #18
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We started ours out with a can of Redi whip. They come running to the sound wherever they may have been. They travel in the trailer and we visit them often by taking rest stops for ourselves. The cats know that the rediwhip is in the trailer so they are eager to load up.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:44 AM   #19
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I wish our cats liked to travel. They put up such a fuss. We've tried in cages and without. No difference. Nothing like listening to 2 cats caterwauling for hours on end.
Drugs baby, drugs. It will mello them out. Load them up with catnip and put them in small cages and go.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:44 PM   #20
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When I put mine in her cage she cries. As soon as the Jeep gets rolling she goes to sleep. I try to stop every couple of hours to rest my back and carry her to the trailer to let her stretch her legs and do her business if necessary. I am nervous about her traveling in the trailer and frankly think it is a bad idea. She has a new box that is twice the interior than her old one. She seems much more comfortable and less stressed.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:22 PM   #21
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My cat cries in the cage. When I let her out she is content. She sits on the center arm rest next to me and is happy. She would not do well alone in the back.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:51 PM   #22
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We have been on the road for 6 weeks with our 2014 27FB Signature.

First of all, I totally agree with those who say to take them with you in the tow vehicle. A couple of weeks on the road we transported them in the trailer for three hours as a trial. They were freaked for two days. Never again!!

Secondly, our trailer, and maybe others, have a feature that is not advertised. There is a decorative little arch across from the door under the seat. It looks like a nice little feature, but is in reality, a cat portal. When our girls discovered it, they immediate disappeared into the woodwork. After a while, lured by cat treats, they emerged. The problem now is that they LOVE to go into this special place. We have tried stuffing pillows and putting boxes in front of it, but they always figure out how to weasel their way in. Eventually I will permanently block it. But for now, we are letting them have their fun.

I'm thinking by letting you know this little secret, you can be proactive in blocking this portal before they get a chance to discover it.

Other than that little glitch, our two former outdoor cats have adapted nicely to being indoor streaming cats.

That little portal you mention in your 27FB is the air intake for the furnace so be careful blocking it when you are going to use the furnace.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:32 PM   #23
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That little portal you mention in your 27FB is the air intake for the furnace so be careful blocking it when you are going to use the furnace.
I cut a small strip of hardware cloth and fastened it over the furnace inlet. It lets plenty of air go through, but keeps our cats out. The mesh can not be seen unless I lay down on the floor and look under the cabinet.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:02 PM   #24
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I ended up blocking the air vent pipe, but let them go "into the woodwork" when they are afraid. I cut a couple of access holes under the pad, so can just reach in and pull them out if we need to.
Six months on the road now, and they are pretty much mellow about the whole thing. Still, everyone needs a little alone time from time to time.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:08 PM   #25
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Our cat has been traveling with us since we got her. She had an hour ride home, so she got used to the cat kennel. We are full-timers with a MH, so her kennel is usually up front by us. As soon as I start the Detroit she heads into the kennel.

If/when we switch to an Airstream her kennel will be in the back seat of the truck while we're driving. We'll carry it into the Airstream when we stop for lunch, then carry it back when we continue down the road. Yes, it is buckled in. Unfortunately, we can't buckle it in in the MH.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:00 PM   #26
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I lost my best traveling cat to cancer early this year. I replaced her with a Pixie-Bob kitten who is now 15 weeks old. The Pixie-bob breed of cats are known as "dog cats" who like to travel and walk on the leash. So far, she shows great promise. She has been to one Airstream rally with us and traveled quite well. At the rally, she was held or petted by many friends and she is not people-shy.

I take the kitten with me in the car frequently to do errands and I have her wear a harness part of each day to get used to it. The harness, although the smallest available size, is still a bit large for her

As soon as the harness fits well enough, I will start her walking on the leash. I have a long paved driveway and she can go with me daily to pick up the newspaper.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:41 PM   #27
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Yes, California has a law that states underage drinkers cannot be prosecuted if they seek medical help for a friend who is dangerously inebriated.

Be sure to share that nugget with kids.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:52 PM   #28
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This is a nice thread. Thanks, Paula, for the Ice Cream idea. Now, do any of you use a litter box inside the AS for during the night?
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