Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Community Forums > Odds 'n Ends
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
smiller
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Full-timing
Posts: 447
Leaving Pets in RV While Under Way?

You guys leave pets in the trailer while underway?

Moderator's note: This post originally appeared in a thread discussion about generators in the Technical section. Since it didn't seem to have much to do with generators, it was moved here.
__________________

smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 11,094
NOPE !!! Bubba, our German Wirehair Pointer, gets his hair all over the black upholstery and carpet in my 'new truck" every time we take a trip. If you've ever ridden in a travel trailer you'd not want to subject your pets to the bouncing, swaying, jiggling and potential for things like the refrigerator to open spilling heavy items on them, cabinets opening doing the same thing, or simply them crawling up in your chair and being thrown to the floor when you hit that unexpected bump.

Keep them with you, in sight and safe !!!
__________________

__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
smiller
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Full-timing
Posts: 447
Yeah, I think riding in a trailer while underway would be terrifying for an animal (it's pretty scary even for me!) not to mention the chance for injury. I just wanted to see if I was misunderstanding something.
smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
jje1960
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 692
What????

Quote:
Originally Posted by smiller View Post
Yeah, I think riding in a trailer while underway would be terrifying for an animal (it's pretty scary even for me!) not to mention the chance for injury. I just wanted to see if I was misunderstanding something.
Our cat is the happiest animal in the world since we moved him from the truck to the 5Ver. We don't do this for 'us' we do it for 'him'. Poor guy was a mess over the years in the TV, now he's happy without any drugs from the vet, has his water, food and litterbox in the 5Ver. When we stop, there he is on the couch half an' eye open purring like normal, unlike when he's in the TV stressed-out so far we worry. No more puke, no more poop, no more worry. Sorry, don't think there is any "terrifying" moments in the SRX... if there was, we would not do it. BTW, his water does not even spill, how "Terrifying" can it be....
__________________
2011 F350 DRW 4X4
"The Beast"
2011 Cougar 325 SRX
jje1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
cumminsdad08
Senior Member
 
cumminsdad08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Lebanon PA
Posts: 350
i often concidered keeping our collie in the trailer while in travel. we never go far, but the truck gets full sometimes with kids, and the collie don't do well when "crowded". she usually just hangs her head out the rear sliding window and pants like crazy till we get there, then hides for an hour or so till she chills out. i think she gets clostophobic(sp?) in the truck. i have a crate we use to use for her that would fit right inside the door, this would keep her safe, and there wouldn't be anything to fall onto her there. i don't usually care about the hair, i got kids, the dog tends to be cleanier anyway's. we did do a cat a few times, he was on strict meds at the time for an infection, so he came with us a few times, and the last time he made a huge mess in the truck floor. anything that could come out, did. i was never so happy for rubber mats in my life.
__________________
2006 Springdale 295bh TT
2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel TV(Babe, the Blue Ox), tuned, cold air, high ram, open pipes, 6 spd., 3 inch lift, running on 35's and lovin' it
Me-26, Wife-26, Boy-4, Girl-2
Dogs
Buddy-beagle hound mix
Emily-beagle hound mix
Sadie-boarder collie (my amish one)
cumminsdad08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
Outbackmel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dacula, GA
Posts: 620
Cat in 5er

Let's hear some more stories about this. We are looking at 6 days x usa to AZ soon. Our cat gets very nervous when she sees the cage come out. We have a front bunk house model which would provide her with either choice of 2 beds or sofa...think we may try this approach. I am thinking that the front of the 5er bounces less than the rear since it is closer to the king pin.

Maybe she will be more content. Won't be 2 cold or warm...

Would you leave a covered roof vent open for ventilation? would be more concerned about carbon monoxide build up??

Thoughts...comments
Outbackmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
hankaye
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arrey,
Posts: 2,261
Howdy All;

Would you leave your kids in ther ???????

Living breathing critter with fears, emotions, and TRUSTS YOU

Rascal rides shotgun...
(with a safety harness designed for dogs).

hank
__________________
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...

Home: 2008 Cougar 278 RKS
T.V.: 2004 F-250 4X4, Level III BulletProofed , Detroit Tru-Track Differential (915A550)
Dog: 2006 Border Collie (Rascal) aka Maximum fur dispersal unit. 08/04/2006 - 12/16/2017) RIP.
hankaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
f6bits
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,739
I never thought of a travel trailer as being a suitable place to ride for our dog. I’d use the same laws for carrying passengers in RVs as a guideline for pets. I know people aren’t allowed to ride in a travel trailer. I thought there were some states that allowed people to ride in a fiver.
__________________
-Scott, DW, DG, DB, and DD

2011 Passport 2590BH
2009 Ford F150 SuperCrew FX4 5.4L w/Max Tow
f6bits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
Maxzd
Senior Member
 
Maxzd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Surrey, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 182
Interesting topic, sure to be much debate and opinion. I remember as kids we would climb in and out of the truck and camper thru the window while on route. =). I remember dogs were in the truck camper, always on the trip.

Pets in 5th wheel.. Well, horses go in trailers. People have their dogs Hanging off the back of pickup trucks. Pets go in class A and class C motorhomes and roam freely. A 5th wheel motion is similar, just no access. If the pet is happy, there is no law against it then my opinion is I don't think it's an issue. We don't have pets so not something we have to plan for when we travel..
__________________

2003 Dodge Ram 3500
5.9L Cummins Diesel
2011 Cougar 325 SRX
Maxzd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 05:13 AM   #10
Frogdown
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 15
Dogs in truck - cats in 5th wheel

We have always had the dogs in the truck, but the cats are much happier in the 5th wheel. One of our four cats is almost always a wreck at home and does far better camping. She hates the truck but is very happy in the back. We open the door when we stop and they all look very content.
__________________

Frogdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This forum is owned and operated by Social Knowledge, LLC. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company and is not affiliated with the Keystone RV Company or its related companies in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.