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Old 10-02-2017, 12:06 PM   #1
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Do you travel with cats?

We plan to take our cat to the next short trip. We put thick mat (like the kind you wipe the bottom of your feet in the bathroom) to protect the leather seat.

I'm wondering what other people do to protect AS interior from scratches of our playful companion.

By the way, we don't believe in declawing cats; we believe that it's inhumane.

So that's not an option we would ever consider.

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Old 10-02-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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Lots of people travel with cats - we have but now choose to leave them home. There are lots of posts about that in the Lifestyle Forum - Travel with Pets. The easiet way to get there is Google "Traveling with cats".s
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #3
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We full time with our cat. When we travel, she rides in the truck with us. She is in a cage that has a very soft, thick mat on the bottom. 
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:01 PM   #4
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Hi there, Page!

Tell Bob hello, too.


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Old 10-07-2017, 03:04 PM   #5
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Sad to say, that my In Laws took a cat camping several times in a season, and it usually hung in or under/around the trailer. But one time it went on walkabout, and though they returned every weekend for a season, the cat was gone.

It may lead to a heartache.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:10 PM   #6
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Tell Bob hello, too.





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Hi Maggie! Met some of your Moraine View cohorts at the Mid Missouri rally. Great folks!
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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We've taken a very sedate cat to AZ twice (from Wisconsin). We camped along the way on both trips.

I wouldn't take a high energy cat (at least I haven't tried it yet). And I'd never let a cat outside unsupervised, too dangerous for your cat and song birds.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:04 PM   #8
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Our Doggies travel in crates, if we had cats, the same precaution. Nothing more dangerous than a scared animal unrestrained in an emergency situation...or panicking and CAUSING the emergency...

Scratches? Fact of life. You can keep claws trimmed as best you can, but you are going to get some. Don't ask what happy dogs can do to a nice leather couch jumping up and off to greet their humans...lends new credence to the term, "scratching off".

Hair and fur? Around us, it's sometimes a condiment...goes everywhere, impossible to clean totally...we have wall-to-wall dog fur on our tile floors at home. AS is not much better during a trip. You can spend forever cleaning, or just embrace the mess...

And we won't talk about cat dander...
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #9
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We have had up to five cats in our RV at one time. Traveling in hot weather in a crate in the rear seat of truck, cooler weather in the trailer in crate or in shower. How down to two very old cats and they travel on the bed in the trailer in cooler weather outside of crate. They donít move much now.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:41 AM   #10
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Sure. Take them. They're family, after all. Both our former cat, Grey Sylva, and our current cat, Corey, love to Airstream with us. On the road, a large cage like Page's is secured to the center of the back seat. In the AS, the litter box lives in the shower and they know to "go" there. We carry a small 'scratching post' thingy to give a place to scratch. After a little training, they use that instead of the upholstery. For outdoors we have a harness and leash. They love to take walkies in quiet areas/camps. When things are noisy outside, they're fine looking out the various windows. At night, the warmth and cuddles make it all worth while.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:00 PM   #11
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Sure. Take them. They're family, after all. Both our former cat, Grey Sylva, and our current cat, Corey, love to Airstream with us. On the road, a large cage like Page's is secured to the center of the back seat. In the AS, the litter box lives in the shower and they know to "go" there. We carry a small 'scratching post' thingy to give a place to scratch. After a little training, they use that instead of the upholstery. For outdoors we have a harness and leash. They love to take walkies in quiet areas/camps. When things are noisy outside, they're fine looking out the various windows. At night, the warmth and cuddles make it all worth while.
We have always traveled with 2 cats. Never leave home without them. These are indoor cats at home and on the road. They sleep in bed with every night. They are slightly spoiled. All our cats were excellent travelers.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:15 PM   #12
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I like this thread and am hoping for more info to help us. Our cat is 19, on insulin and thyroid pills twice a day. We have an amazing cat sitter who stays at our house when we travel for some cash a day, which we don't think is being expensive. She and the kitty love each other totally and completely, which is why we don't thing the fee charged is a cost.

But, this year doing more short trips my better partner has talked about taking Coral with us. My question is two fold": where to put the litter box (she can be odoriferous) and would a Grandam kitty really be happy with where we could put a litter box for her in a 27 ft. trailer?
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:37 PM   #13
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"would a Grandam kitty really be happy with where we could put a litter box for her in a 27 ft. trailer?"

You probably know this, but one of the best ways to get a cat used to traveling is to first let him or her spend time in the RV when it's parked, exploring the nooks and crannies and getting used to the smells. After a few such sessions, when the cat settles down and seems at ease in the new environment, you can try a short drive.

I had a cat who traveled with me in a 23' motorhome, up until she died of kidney failure at age 18. Now I have a two-year-old cat, Penny, who travels in my International Serenity 27 FB. After trying several places for the litter pan, I ended up putting it in the shower, and that has worked very well. The shower door keeps smells out of the rest of the rig, and I can turn on the exhaust fan if necessary.

To provide access, I cut a 6" diameter round hole in the wall that the shower shares with the bedroom. I mounted a 6" plastic marine "deck plate" on each side of the hole. (This is a flange with a screw-in lid.) Normally I leave both lids out. When I want to shower, I lift out the litter pan and screw in the lid on the shower side to keep the water in. (I never use the one on the bedroom side.)

The cat is happy. I'm happy. My friend who has a super-sensitive nose is happy. It's all good. :-)
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