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Old 09-28-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
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Airstreaming with our three cats

My husband and I are thinking of buying a used Airstream to begin expanded travel as he has recently retired. I would plan on bringing our three sweet cats along, as pet sitters are getting harder to find. Does anyone out there do this, and if so, can you give me some good suggestions as to where to keep the litter boxes, and possibly making some good perches, to keep them happy? Thank you!
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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One cat here. A somewhat mentally deranged shelter cat. Litter box goes on the shower floor, moved to the top of commode when using shower. Food and water in her bowls on the floor by the bathroom sink. She finds her favorite spots that seem to change every three days. I clean the box a couple of times a day or anytime after I notice she has used it. A good hand held vacuum comes in handy for the expected accidents when she gets over excited in getting the contents of the box just right.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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We travel with two cats. We have their carriers in the truck with their favorite blankets. We carry them and put them in the carriers with a towel over the cage, but still able to see each other. We stop every two hours for a drink of water, potty etc. in the trailer. They love the trailer, litter box is either in the shower for two or on the floor when it is just the two + 3. They love the windows open, snuggling with us. They think of it as a big kitty condo. They even are very good when at the rallies, there is an open house, when at home one of the cats runs to hide at all noise. We carry their favorite treats to reward them, when we arrive at our first stop. We avoid moist food on the road because it makes them hurl more.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:19 PM   #4
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Thank you so much!! That was very helpful
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:06 PM   #5
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We've travelled with two cats - litter box in the shower, and I put a cat door in the bathroom door. One cat figured out how to slide the panel in the door that covers the screen door latch, so make sure that you install some velcro that keeps it closed.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:02 PM   #6
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We have travelled for several years with our now 21 year old "barn" cat. When stopped we keep the portable litter box under the dinette; and clean it every time we notice that it has been used. No special perches. We provide for a heated pad and she'll go wherever that is. But generally during the day it is on our bed and at night on the gaucho. While traveling, she primarily likes to ride on my wife's lap unless she wants to use the litter box which we carry on the passenger seat floor. As a senior citizen, she will get antsy when traveling a long day (she suffers from arthritis) so we will give her medication for the pain and to relax her. Good luck. We'd never travel without her.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:04 PM   #7
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I has enclosed my cat litter box is a large storage tote box that has "windows" for light and a door hole cut out. Putting the litter box within the large tote prevents litter from been tracked out of an unenclosed litter box shell.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:18 PM   #8
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These folks travel with cats: https://www.youtube.com/user/gonewiththewynns/videos
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
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Ditto on many points above - we have one cat (and one dog) - both perfect.... On our first voyage in our 2015 FC 23' we found there's a perfect place for the litter box. The Queen bed lifts up from the bottom on hydraulic lifts - and there's a large place to 'slide in' the plastic bins from outside the bed. There's plenty of room there for the litter, litter box, etc. in the opening. The kitty can walk in/out of these openings at her leisure. We just put down a rubber mat and clean daily. I'm guessing that most of the newer AS have this same feature.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:01 PM   #10
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We full time with 2 cats. I modified the outdoor storage area in our 27' FB to hold a litter pan. Half of it still holds all the tow equipment, tools, etc and the other half is for the litter pan and accessories. I installed a sliding door to keep them inside when hooking up tow vehicle, cleaning pan, etc. Works great for us and "mostly" keeps the smells outside if you clean regularly.

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No cats now, but previously 2 cats-
Litter box in the bathroom and food and water under the dinette-
No special perches or anything- they find places they like to be-
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:34 PM   #12
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We travel with two cats; sisters who we raised together. They travel in the same carrier in the TV, and are returned to the trailer for food and litter box about every three hours. The covered litter box is under the dinette, with a small rug which catches most of the litter. I have found it important to find, and usually fill, all the little "hidy-holes" in the trailer. We left an empty space under the bed and there is a plastic tray there. We put a soft throw in it and our shy kitty usually hides there. A door opens into that space and I can usually just pull out the tray to retrieve kitty. The cats are a little trouble, but they are a part of the family and they make us laugh a lot. They are one of the main reasons we choose to RV. After searching, often in vain, for places that accept cats, we have found the AS to be a Godsend.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:31 PM   #14
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I'm surprised no one cautioned about the dangers of cats getting out (accidentally). I set up my 3 cats in my AS for a cross-country move, stopped an hour from home to check on them...one got out. Of course she didn't come back. Six months later my wife drove through the same small Idaho town and posted fliers with pictures and phone numbers, including one at the local ice cream stand. One of the girls working there was the daughter of the town's "cat lady". They recognized the cat, called, and we got her back against all odds...Lassie-Come-Home kinda thing. But my biggest concern traveling with cats wouldn't be the litter box location, but the danger of them getting out. They don't come back! Safe travels. jon
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