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Old 11-26-2015, 08:47 AM   #57
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Trailer age usually only become an issue with places that have names with words like "Resort" in them and cater to the more $$$ RV'ers. They are almost always much more expensive. Beside that, like adults, most FGRV's in decent condition are ageless. If questioned, just tell them it is a 2009 Retro model.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:57 AM   #58
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I didn't really figure I would be denied to go somewhere because of my cat but know now. I also know now that some places won't let me come because of the trailer age too. I guess that will have to be a boondocking day.

I've got lots to learn as I start out.

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While you may not see a sign saying NO Cats you will be denied going some places and doing some things simple due to the need to keep the animal safe.

For example leaving a cat or dog in a car is not a safe thing to do if the temps are 70 degrees are higher. Made even worse if the animal is contained in a plastic crate.

If traveling alone ask what your going to do with the cat, if you need to stop for groceries and its warm outside for example ? If you do not have a/c in your trailer or you are not connected to power to run it, how are you going to keep the cat cool while you go off for a hike or other activity?
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #59
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Trailer age usually only become an issue with places that have names with words like "Resort" in them and cater to the more $$$ RV'ers. They are almost always much more expensive. Beside that, like adults, most FGRV's in decent condition are ageless. If questioned, just tell them it is a 2009 Retro model.
Bob I agree! Today there are more and more retros being built.
This very thing happened to us on our way home from Socal this spring.
Pismo Beach, not the village a bit south of there.
They asked the year and I said 74, they stopped in their tracks and said something about age restriction, Oh, well its the same as the new ones what year does it need to be was my reply. They said 05 or whatever so I matter of fact said it was an 05,,, our check in continued.
I won't be going back there, hole in the wall no services,, oh, they're on the beach so probably full in the summer.
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Edit, pets,, our freddie saves me a ton a money, nope can't go there or do that,, lol
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If traveling alone ask what your going to do with the cat, if you need to stop for groceries and its warm outside for example ? If you do not have a/c in your trailer or you are not connected to power to run it, how are you going to keep the cat cool while you go off for a hike or other activity?
We use a thermostatically controlled ceiling fan that turns on to vent the trailer at 70 degrees (as measured at the ceiling) with side windows cracked a bit for ventilation. In truly hot weather our hikes are in the mornings and evenings.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #61
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I have got two dogs and every time when I decide to travell they go with me. It's my family, they are my best friends. So I can't leave them.
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mobile pet fencing at the campground

We've been trying to figure out how to manage our dogs more easily. I have every intention of carrying clean-up bags in my pocket and we use short leashes, but would like to have a fenced porch area at the door of our camper that would allow the dogs to run in/out at will while we're at the camper.

An internet search reveals lots of products available from retailers who are happy to take your money, but I haven't seen anyone here post pictures of actually using these products. Also, we've been working out the mechanics of how the fencing idea would work and discover that there are more than a few potential problems with the integration of effective fencing.

So, I thought I'd come here and ask about specific experiences from people who love their pets and travel with them. I've read the threaded conversation and realize that traveling with pets is not for everyone. I sympathize with those who choose not to share their lives with pets but I'm looking for practical real-world experiences from those who know and not criticism for our choice.

We don't necessarily need pictures, but how are you managing your "yard" and your dog while relaxing camper-side (not walking)?
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:25 AM   #63
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So far I just camp out in the middle of nowhere and my dog roams free. He's not going to go far.

I have been thinking about what I'll do if in a less "wild" environment, even going so far (in my thoughts) as some sort of dog door and travel fencing. Haven't thought too much yet, though. But some sort of short, maybe 3' high fence (like I said, he's not going anywhere, it would just be to delineate the boundary), with 4 or 5 small posts that can easily stick in the ground, to put around the door area of the camper.

But for the most part, in campgrounds they've got to be on leash, so I have a 20' leash for the rare times I'm in campgrounds. If I'm not in a campground, he can wander as he wants. But like I said...he's just a good loyal dog and he isn't going anywhere far from the camper or getting into any trouble.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:42 AM   #65
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We've been trying to figure out how to manage our dogs more easily. I have every intention of carrying clean-up bags in my pocket and we use short leashes, but would like to have a fenced porch area at the door of our camper that would allow the dogs to run in/out at will while we're at the camper.

An internet search reveals lots of products available from retailers who are happy to take your money, but I haven't seen anyone here post pictures of actually using these products. Also, we've been working out the mechanics of how the fencing idea would work and discover that there are more than a few potential problems with the integration of effective fencing.

So, I thought I'd come here and ask about specific experiences from people who love their pets and travel with them. I've read the threaded conversation and realize that traveling with pets is not for everyone. I sympathize with those who choose not to share their lives with pets but I'm looking for practical real-world experiences from those who know and not criticism for our choice.

We don't necessarily need pictures, but how are you managing your "yard" and your dog while relaxing camper-side (not walking)?
Piece of 1/8 inch cable (or it could be 3/32) with a loop in each end (using cable clamps) Barn spike nails with a large washer to make a stake. Stake the cable at each end flat on the ground Have a 6 ft. chain that is attached to a wire rope ring on the cable. chain has a clip such as one finds on dog leashes on the free end.

The cable is not that long, maybe 8 feet but it allows us to give our dog a range while still keeping her on a 6 ft. chain. We tend to run it so the chain when all the way at the end of the cable just reaches the door. Or run it so that one end of her reach is food/water/ shade and the other is our chairs. Or along side the camper.

The length of travel is cable length plus chain length straight out from both ends so 6' chain + 8 ' cable + 6' chain. A 20 foot run without the 20' of leash tied around everything and the 6' chain keeps her under the Mich. state park limits because she can only move 6 ft. out from cable.

Just use a hammer to pull the nail "stakes" out when done. Does help to have a small block of wood under the hammer to increase how far up one can pry. Barn spike or landscape timber nails don't bend and go into the hardest ground, even gravel.

One last thing I have used the same cable for better than 20 years, my old dog was a Samoyed & Husky mix, that dog could pull, broke the ring on a choke collar once when chained during fence repairs. BUT he could not get free of the cable. The ring always "slips" sideways under strain so he could not get straight line force. Force was always distributed to the stakes at both ends. Force on stakes was never in exactly the same direction.

I have on a couple of occasions used an x-pen but that is way more than I would want to haul camping unless I was concerned about other animals harming my dog. You can join more than one x-pen together and make a fairly larger area. Have not done so but have seen it at dog agility trials. Seems to me like a lot of "stuff" compared to a cable & chain in a nylon bag with a couple of stakes.


Our Shih Tzu had the same type of cable but a thin nylon leash rather than a chain. He was too small for all that weight, and not all that hard to hold back, he couldn't pull, in fact a couple of times he got the leash hung up on tufts of grass. :=-)
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You're in KY...Louisville has some MAJOR dog shows. Go to one and check out the RV area where the handlers are staying. Some of them travel with 15 dogs or more. See how THEY are set up for dog yards, ask questions, and go with that.

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Our 2 dogs have been camping with us over 8 years across the USA. We walk them at least every 2 hours, keep them on leash outside or off leash inside. Always bring water from home. avoids upset stomachs.
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So far I just camp out in the middle of nowhere and my dog roams free. He's not going to go far.

I have been thinking about what I'll do if in a less "wild" environment, even going so far (in my thoughts) as some sort of dog door and travel fencing. Haven't thought too much yet, though. But some sort of short, maybe 3' high fence (like I said, he's not going anywhere, it would just be to delineate the boundary), with 4 or 5 small posts that can easily stick in the ground, to put around the door area of the camper.

But for the most part, in campgrounds they've got to be on leash, so I have a 20' leash for the rare times I'm in campgrounds. If I'm not in a campground, he can wander as he wants. But like I said...he's just a good loyal dog and he isn't going anywhere far from the camper or getting into any trouble.

Zacho: Our dogs are not going to behave well enough to stay at our camper while at a campgrounds if there are children or other dogs to investigate. However, that's not my major concern. I have always felt that a leash/rope/chain was simply staking your dog out in a bad situation making them prey to other dogs/animals. I have read of accounts online of coyotes attacking and killing dogs at parks in Arizona that were staked out and left alone. I consider the fence as important to protect our babies and to contain them. Our dogs are small but it would only take one good shake from someone else's big dog to end them. Makes me want something durable enough to protect them.
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You're in KY...Louisville has some MAJOR dog shows. Go to one and check out the RV area where the handlers are staying. Some of them travel with 15 dogs or more. See how THEY are set up for dog yards, ask questions, and go with that.

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monB: We sold our farm after years of raising goats and use portable fencing that we would haul around to events to make pens that were durable but heavy, to withstand a butting goat or over-curious spectator. I understand what could be arranged by show participants but was really wondering what everyone else is actually doing. So far the comments here have confirmed that no on is using fencing with any regularity. Thanks for your input.
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You do know portable fences, then!

What a good many dog people use are x-pens (exercise pens), likely lighter than what you'd use for goats. Some people just unfold the pen outside the RV, some use a smaller pen with a larger pen surrounding, and some have the pen go all around the trailer (for sneaky stray dogs that might come under) with a smaller pen near where people sit for the dogs. Like people and dogs in a pen

I agree with others who say if a dog is tied out it could be attacked by other dogs or wildlife and couldn't protect itself well.

Person as to do what THEY feel is right!

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