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Old 12-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #43
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Oh I love that thing! We travel with three small dogs and it would be wonderful to be able to protect the seats a bit more than we do with a fleece throw. It also looks like it would deter them from wanting to come up into the front of the cab. Where can we get one?
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:11 PM   #44
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Richard, I found the one you have pictured as well as a few other versions on www.hunterk9.com. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:27 PM   #45
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Angus, his 3 bird buddies, and dog have all traveled inside the Excursion. Our cat just wants inside the trailer, and has protested trips in the Escursion rather smellingly.

This next season I'm going to try letting all but one bird and the dog travel in the trailer weather permitting. The birds will be in their cages and on the floor. The dog and one bird really enjoy riding with us. The bird looks out the window at the view, and says "Wow, careful." whenever a semi zooms past us. The dog just looks and yawns.

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:24 PM   #46
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Greg made a fleece cover similar to the one Richard has...but we use it with the back seats down in the Tacoma...which creates a nice flat platform...he put pockets on the coverlet that fit over the back seat headrests in the stored position (just behind the front seats) to help keep the coverlet in place and protect the seats from dog slobber...then he made a cushion/mini-mattress covered in vinyl that has a fleece slip cover...and this sits in the "valley" of the whole thing. We put harnesses on the 2 dogs and tether them to hooks on the back of the truck cab (where the back of the back seat normally attaches) with 16" industrial rubber bungee cords (not as stretchy as a regular bungees). This keeps them in the back seat and also prevents them from becoming projectile puppies if we have to stop suddenly. They are as snug as a bugs in rugs in their little soft caccoon when we travel...and the cushion elevates them so they (cockers) are high enough to look out the windows and keep an eye on things.

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Old 12-16-2007, 08:47 PM   #47
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Our extended family, Ms Oreo & Wanda, ride with us in the TV. For their protection we keep them in seperate pet carriers. Ms Oreo is a veteran traveler having 12,000 miles experience. Ms Wanda still gets real nervous in her carrier. We're hoping that she will improve because we will be heading out again next year for 3 months. Oh, Oreo & Wanda are cats. Would have attached photo's but couldn't figure it out.
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Stream, I had a B+G named Simon, she liked David Bowie and to sing along with him. We drove all over NoCal together in my 69 VW.
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For the cat owners - we'd like to try traveling with our cat, and wonder about the logistics. I wouldn't mind having the cat loose in the TV, with a litter box set up in back, but when you make a rest stop, do you put put him in the carrier? Moving to the trailer once stopped, I'm worried about him getting out. We have an older dog who needs to get outside frequently. Maybe a harness and snap on a leash when the door is going to be opened. Just wondering how others do it, in case I'm missing some obvious solutions.
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JanetB We have 3 small dogs also, they are seasoned travelers,we take them with us from Ohio to Michigan regulary. Have U ever had a problem with a campground that specifies 2 dogs only and have u had problems getting them in with U? Oh I forgot to add this is our first year with the AS so it presents a new problem possibley.Oh Our dogs always ride the TV. We have a crewcab so its no problem.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #51
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Roger, we've never had a problem with the "2 dog" rule, in either the state park (CA and OR so far) or private campgrounds. I think the fact that they're small helps, as well as the fact that we all put on our best meek and well-behaved faces.
Would love to see some photos of your pals.
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We have 3, 2 big (see avatar) and 1 small. It has never been a problem for us. I was asked once and said that Bandit was a cat. The ranger smiled and left.
BTW, Bandit had her 16th birthday this last weekend...
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BTW, Bandit had her 16th birthday this last weekend...
Wow, 16th - Happy Birthday to Bandit! Must be all those camping trips that keep her young and healthy...!
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Mr Tay, our toy poodle rides only on my wifes lap. She is daily worried about blood clots as she is not allowed to move or he growls. It is truly a sad situation and I know she is destined for the hospital with some sort of deep vein thrombosis. Our only savior is the baby aspirin at her side.
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For the cat owners - we'd like to try traveling with our cat, and wonder about the logistics. I wouldn't mind having the cat loose in the TV, with a litter box set up in back, but when you make a rest stop, do you put put him in the carrier? Moving to the trailer once stopped, I'm worried about him getting out. We have an older dog who needs to get outside frequently. Maybe a harness and snap on a leash when the door is going to be opened. Just wondering how others do it, in case I'm missing some obvious solutions.
Robert, our cat has traveled with us since he was a kitten, and does well. He does not like the ride in the TV from the house to hook up the trailer at all. Hooked up he will ride in the trailer where he has room to roam, his box, food and water. In hot weather, 90+ he rides in the TV. Camping he always wears a harness, and we have a leash that's tied to a brick that we leash him to when we are loading/unloading the trailer, and when he wants to come outside.

I just got back from a two week trip, and he did just fine. Try your cat out on a short trip first to see how your cat will do. Some will adapt, and some just don't like to travel. Good luck.

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Traveling and Pet Safety

There are many safety reasons why our Corgi, Mac, and our Pug, Pau Hoa, always travel in carriers strapped to the crew cab on the back seat of our F-250 truck.

See them listed in my column, History Safari Express on the Airstream Life Online Community.

Happy and Safe Traveling!

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