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Old 10-09-2006, 10:37 PM   #15
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Hi, Benny the Beagle and Komaya the furball [Silkie Terrier, Maltese mix] road in the back seat of the Navigator. I took the third row seat out to carry stuff and covered the rear seat with mover's blankets. Benny and Komaya went to Doggie Heaven. We are now petless.

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Old 10-09-2006, 10:39 PM   #16
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The cats are very uppity. They refuse to ride in the tow vehicle with the likes of a dog. They are much more comfortable riding in the Airstream where they can watch DVD's.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:51 PM   #17
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Cady rides in the van with us. Doesn't seem safe to let them stay in the trailer.

But at the region 1 rally, one trailer had a great dane, a bird, and a cat. Another had a turtle. So I'm sure you will figure out a way to transport your whole family.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #18
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Our dog really loves to see where we are going, and we would never consider asking her to give that up. The cat has always preferred riding in the trailer, and can always find a cubby hole to ride in and nap.

Our Nanday Conor is too high strung to see the "wild" flying by through the window to let anyone enjoy the ride, so he's been covered while in the TV. Allowing him to ride in the trailer would ease his stress and ours.

The female Eclectus is just ambivalent. We're pretty sure she was a cat in her past life. Letting her ride in the trailer wouldn't alter her attitude.

Now, the Blue & Gold Macaw is a question. He watches everything that goes by him when riding in the TV. He has only made 2 short trips with us so far, and has behaved remarkably. His cage is large and bulky to handle. I'm going to see if he likes riding in the trailer when we are going on a long trip. If he doesn't, everyone for miles will know his displeasure.

Letting our pets ride in the trailer is only a consideration when the temps are 85* or less. We have a 10v fan that we plug in for circulation. I don't think the trailer is any more bumpy than riding in the rear of the Excursion over the air springs. Nor do I feel that it is less safe than being in the TV. [We never travel with the propane on.]

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, and for sharing their pet tales.

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Old 10-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #19
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Our great dane rides in the back of the pickup (which has a cap). We have a sliding window on the cap and the truck so we can check on him and/or let him stick his head into the cab. He has a cot to sleep on. He is rarely up and walking about. He just naps while we ride. The pickup is not as comfortable as the Suburban, where our danes have enjoyed air conditioning. But unfortunately the Suburban has too short wheel base for decent towing and you cannot get the Allison.

Our bird (triton cockatoo) sits in her travel cage in the back of the pickup. The cat usually travels in the cab, when he comes with us.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #20
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But at the region 1 rally, one trailer had a great dane, a bird, and a cat.
Ah yes, that is our pet crew. My wife took the Suburban and our 64 to Region 1 while I was off with the kids to Alaska, without any pets. All the pets rode in the Suburban.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:04 PM   #21
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Ben and Moose, our two 95# Yellow Labs ride in the TV camper. We have a sliding window between the cab and camper so we can visit and give them doggie cookies.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:46 PM   #22
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Our well loved pups ride in the tow vehicle, in the dog crates in the back of the pickup which has a cab--open slider windows. Hubby is particular about maintaining the interior of the truck--course we have a child in the back seat in his booster, he works hard to compensate for the absence of the dog drool/fur!
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:42 AM   #23
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Our 2 bassets alternate between the couch, doghouse and front side chair in the MoHo. They are old pros at it now they just get in and fall asleep and look out the windows when our speed changes. We are getting a 4 month old rescue kitty tomorrow and he is going for his first trip over thanksgiving!
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:58 AM   #24
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My dog(s) (yes Ed the Beagle has 2 roommates, a yellow lab and a senior Golden) all ride in the tow vehicle on the back deck (cargo area). I used to have a partition behind the back seat to keep them there but now they know that is their spot so I don't use the partition anymore. It really helps keep the mud and hair off the seats.

The Golden is too old to travel much anymore and the Lab is still a little too NUTS for camping but she is getting there. She'll show up at a rally soon.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:36 AM   #25
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:27 AM   #26
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Jacques, the Douge de Bordeaux (See avatar), rides on the couch of the motorhome. This is the only piece of furniture he is allowed on. Before we did the remodel, the rig was very noisy with lots of bad sounds, he was very nervous riding on the floor, hence the dispensation.

Last New Years eve in Mexico, the fireworks were insane (m80s) so he decided to get in bed with us. That wasn't a good thing so I had to get up and sit on the couch with him and hug him and keep him calm. It was a long night.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #28
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I've been trying to find some info on where to put our growing dog while travelling longer distances. Our trip to Florida takes 2 full driving days, and the dog simply is no longer able to lie down in between our sons' car seats. We don't have a cap on the truck so she can't go there in her crate.

I was briefly toying with the idea of putting her in her crate in the trailer while enroute, with plenty of rest stops along the way of course. I'm also wondering if a baby monitor would work while travelling, so we can hear if anything odd happens...Hmm - either that or a wireless camera system...there must be lots of inexpensive units out there.

Does anyone put their dogs in their crates in the trailer? And does anyone have a sound or video system to keep tabs on what's going on back there?

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