Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
Gypsies@Heart
 
2003 30' Classic
Roanoak , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 6
Images: 1
Question Traveling w/cat? New member wonders....

Hi...We will be picking up our 93 Excella Monday and already I am wondering about how we can travel 6-8 hours and keep our cat healthy and happy. And allow her access to litter box. Anyone who has any advice please post. We are excited about this new adventure.
__________________

__________________
Hal&Arlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
Alumination
 
2005 28' Safari
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 115
Images: 5
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to njoysrvin
I have a friend who fulltimes in her RV with 4 cats. She started out putting them in travel cages , but found the did better closed off in the bathroom and bedroom areas during traveling. She also cleaned out one cabinet in the bedroom and placed a blanket there for them to use while traveling. They are healthy and happy and have been on the road for over 2 yrs.
__________________

__________________
njoysrvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
Phil/Edee's Avatar
 
1999 25' Excella
Bemidji , Minnesota
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 199
Welcome!!

Phil & I have been traveling for up to 9 months at a time with our two "furkids"! Wouldn't have it any other way. Brandi is a Shepherd/Lab mix girl and Phantom (Ki) is a blue tabby. They're fast friends and ride in the pickup with us when we travel and stay in our Excella when we're parked. I found a more compact covered litter box that fits right beside the bed on my side... it would also fit in the shower but for us it doesn't cause a problem in the bedroom and we just scoop it out every morning. The dog bed (besides the big bed that is.... under the fold out table. Ki gets fed on a pad on the bathroom counter to keep it out of the way.

We haven't had any problems and they've been at this for about 3 years now... Ki goes on a leash when we go walking or we have a pet stroller that she loves!

Hope this helps ... please feel free to write me if I can help. Have fun camping! ^_^

Edee
__________________
“Cats and dogs are magical creatures... just petting one can make both of you live longer!"
Phil/Edee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
Good luck with your new Airstream and your adventures to come!

Our last trip out we traveled with our new cat and two dogs for the first time. Being a cat owner is very new to us. Kee Kee had only a slight headstart by becoming a cat just several weeks before we became "hosts," so I think that has helped us out alot! In fact he may even think he is a dog now, or that we are just one big happy and diverse pack.

We didn't know how it was going to work out either so we prepared for various accommodations. We started out with Kee Kee in the porter in the back of the Suburban with the dogs after he had a few rides around town in it. When we stopped at a rest stop we would bring him into the Airstream, give him food and water, play a bit and give him opportunity to use the litter and that worked out fine.

Later we tried using a slightly larger crate of the dogs' and just included his food and water and a small litter pan inside and a cushion and he still had a little play room extra and that worked really well. He's an indoor/outdoor cat and a good escape artist so keeping him crated on the road is better to us than searching and chasing when he slips through a door. (Which happened quite frequently especially at our campsites.)

Edee, what's a pet stroller? We might need one.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 08:01 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
in our motorhome

Our 2 bassets and Mickey the rescue cat roam freely. We keep a 5' leash on Mickey when on the road just in case he decides to explore the drivers side of the Moho. We keep his litter box in the shower and he has free access to it. He is also an indoor/outdoor cat and when in a campground we keep a small spray bottle with water by the front door. If he is near the front door and not on a leash all we have to do is pick up the sprayer and he runs. If there are no bug issues we usually hook up a 10' leash to the front door and he has access in and out of the Moho. So many people "forget" to keep their dogs on leashes so we want to make sure he always has a safe place if he is on a leash. The last dog that decided to mess with Mickey left the underside of the motorhome yippin after Mickey popped him one He has made a few breaks before but luckily he is a food slave and we can usually lure him with the sound of a cat food can opening!! Mickey travels in a harness and when we stop at rest stops we put him on a retractable leash and let him wander for a while with the dogs. He seems pretty content.
__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
72 tradewind's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Willis , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 104
Images: 8
We keep our two in carriers in the back seat, when we get to our destination we let them in the trailer and they are instantly at home. When we are getting ready and the cages are on the floor they will sit in thenm with the doors open as if to say "don't forget me"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	campin cats.JPG
Views:	58
Size:	521.2 KB
ID:	49139  
__________________
72 tradewind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Phil/Edee's Avatar
 
1999 25' Excella
Bemidji , Minnesota
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 199
Stoller

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edee
what's a pet stroller? We might need one.
This is the one we bought and it even has front shocks! Hope it's ok to include the address since that's the only picture I have. We have some of Ki in the stroller but they're on CDs at home. We've put a lot of miles on this one...

Edee

Petsmart.com - Dog: Carriers: Pet Gear™ Blue Ultra Light Pet Stroller
__________________
“Cats and dogs are magical creatures... just petting one can make both of you live longer!"
Phil/Edee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 09:49 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
Wow that is first class! Take your pet where ever you go. That would be really handy at a rally, wouldn't it? Just as long as Baron (our german shepherd) doesn't get the idea I am going to push him around.

Your cat is Ki and ours Kee Kee.

Nice furry friends 72.

I have a cat question. We tried the safety collar and it has just gotten caught in the weeds (I think) and fallen off. Anyone have a different collar for identification? At this time we are opting for no collar rather than take a chance Kee Kee will get caught up on his walk abouts.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 11:45 PM   #9
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
Carol,
A safety collar should work. It just may not be tight enough. Yeah tight enough. Two fingers should be able to slide between the collar and the neck.
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 11:59 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
Thanks Michelle, you can be "auntie" to this fur baby too. Orie misses you (and me too.) Maybe that's it, I shall try again. I think he's tripled in size from the ball of fluff he was. The smallest adjustable at the time was not tight. We are really enjoying the feline antics and affection, and we thought we were only dog people, were we wrong.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 12:28 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
jhart657's Avatar
 
2007 25' Classic
1993 21' Sovereign
Elm Grove , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 52
Traveling with our cat

We always take our Birman, Riah, along with us when we travel. He generally rides in the Airstream unless the temps are very high. We found that he prefers the comforts of the silver condo rather than be confined to his carrier in our truck. Riah snoozes on the sofa while we cruise down the road. We placed his litter box in the shower of our Sovereign---he can be exuberant with his clean-up and yet keep the litter confined to the shower pan! We keep his opened carrier on the floor of the Airstrean so that he has access to dry food and water. The only trailer modification we made was to install a Maxxfan so that we could better ventilate the trailer while on the road. We run the fan pretty much all the time while towing(keeping the bathroom vent open as well). The Sovereign stays comfortable as long as outside temps don't exceed 85-90 degrees. The unique design of the fan allows us to use it even in a serious rain storm.
Obviously the temperament of your cat will determine whether this travel style will work for you. Riah is very laid back and would rather snooze-stream than be relegated to that confining carrier! Have fun with your new adventure.
Juergen
__________________
jhart657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 09:07 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
claybags's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
rio rico , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 119
It really depends on the cat's personality, I reckon. We have dragged our two everywhere. Tried letting them ride up front with us, but they got all freaky with that. It worked when we had a Roadtrek, they sat on the dash and watched, watched, watched...especially at night. Now we just lock em' in the AS. They know when departure is imminent, and both crawl under the blankets until we arrive.
They seem to have adapted quite well, as we are full-timing in the AS while building a new house.
Good luck!!!
Cheers, Jeff
__________________
2007 Safari 25 FB SE LS
2006 Chev Express 3500 Duramax
Predator tuner
Equal-i-zer hitch
"Home is where the ART is"
claybags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #13
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
Just make sure you check it weekly. He will outgrow the current size of the collar quickly.
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 12:18 PM   #14
SRW
TEXAS66
 
SRW's Avatar
 
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 291
Travelling with Cats

We have two cats.

One is a Cornish Rex, and one a Sphinx (sort of- he has grown a great fur coat).

New to Airstreamimg, and wondering if there are suggestions on brand of litter to use?

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
SRW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Newbie wonders what is it? Doogie521 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 5 08-11-2007 10:32 AM
cat site Tin Hut Off Topic Forum 5 10-30-2005 10:43 PM
Cats' Cat-door Cat The Pet Forum 1 10-02-2004 11:57 PM
Escaped Cat gryphon The Pet Forum 26 04-05-2004 09:08 PM
cat door Cat The Pet Forum 2 11-09-2003 11:21 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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