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Topic: Traveling with pets
Posted By: deewelch
Subject: Traveling with pets
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2018 at 8:35pm
Who is traveling with their pets here?



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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2018 at 9:23pm
In my experience, at least 50% of podders do. 

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Posted By: wthoms2000
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 12:14am
Two chihuahuas!

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Wil and Luz, Orange County, CA
2017.5 179 HRE


Posted By: Keith-N-Dar
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 12:46am
Two Bostons

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Keith-N-Dar
Boris & Betty (Boston Terriers)
2011 R-Pod 177
2010 Ford F-150


Posted By: Larry-D
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 7:11am
x2 Two chihuahuas


Posted By: Gregm
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 9:09am
We just started taking our cat. She is was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

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Gregm
2014 171
2015 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 9:16am
Always have the English Bulldog with us.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: TheBum
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 9:54am
Three cats. We added a pet gate at the entrance of our 179 to at least slow them down if they try to get out, but they've really shown no interest (they're normally indoor cats). They love the shelf we installed over the bed and the futon (it forms a tunnel behind it).


Posted By: mjlrpod
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 3:46pm
I have an 85 pound pit mix. He goes everywhere we go. If the dog isn't welcome, we don't go. We never leave him in the camper while we go sightseeing, or anything else either. 

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2017.5 Rp-172
2015 Frontier sv 4.0L 6cyl
I'll be rpodding


Posted By: TheBum
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 5:37pm
Our cats stay in the Pod, but we have a cellular-connected temperature monitor to make sure we know if it gets too hot or too cold in the Pod while we're out and about.

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Alan
2016 R-Pod 179 "RaptoRPod"
2012 Toyota Highlander
Three cats


Posted By: deewelch
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 8:41pm
I travel with my 2-year-old labrador. ;)


Posted By: deewelch
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 6:45pm
Hi guys, can you suggest me on how to restrain my dog inside the pod while traveling? I'm afraid she might get hurt because she is always playing while traveling.



Posted By: Keith-N-Dar
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 11:29pm
When driving our dogs are in the TV with us.

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Keith-N-Dar
Boris & Betty (Boston Terriers)
2011 R-Pod 177
2010 Ford F-150


Posted By: Gregm
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 5:59am
Our cat is in a carrier in our TV

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Gregm
2014 171
2015 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 9:54am
+2, dog is in the TV, I would anxious about leaving him in the TT when moving.

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Mike Carter
2015 178
" I had the right to remain silent, I just didn't have the ability."


Posted By: TheBum
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 10:43am
The Pod bounces a lot more than you think. I would never subject a pet to that sort of abuse. Our cats stay in an enclosure we set up across the back seat of our TV while traveling. It gives them some room to play while still keeping them restrained somewhat.

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Alan
2016 R-Pod 179 "RaptoRPod"
2012 Toyota Highlander
Three cats


Posted By: Larry-D
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 2:29pm
Dogs in the Jeep or the truck, whatever I'm towing with.


Posted By: deewelch
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 6:42pm
Just an update guys, I saw these http://www.petstreetmall.com/dog-crates/ - dog crates online which I think is perfect for my dog. She will be safer and more relax inside the crate while traveling. But, still I want to know everyone's opinion about this product, what do you think about the crate for traveling?


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 8:24pm
Every dog we have ever had was crate trained. We carry a large wire folding crate in the camper now, and set it up when we are going somewhere away from camp the dog can't go.. Your dog will need to be trained to the crate, otherwise your camping neighbors will not like you.

I would never have the dog in the trailer while traveling. If it can't ride loose, a crate or a lead that secures to the seat belt would be my answer..

Crate in the Pod..
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One of Micah's first trips.. checking things out..

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Why we are "FurPod"...

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Posted By: TheBum
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 11:51am
The enclosure we had previously was soft-sided carriers sewed together and the cats tore them up. We looked at dog crates for our cats but couldn't find one the size we wanted. We bought some grid panels similar to these that we will connect together to make a custom crate:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013OS24T4/ - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013OS24T4/

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Alan
2016 R-Pod 179 "RaptoRPod"
2012 Toyota Highlander
Three cats


Posted By: GoGirlKY
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2018 at 11:49am
@TheBum

Which temp monitor do you use for your Rpod? Checking into these for our trips this summer. 

I have a mi-fi hot spot, so I was looking at a model that uses WiFi.Ouch


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Dog lover and camping enthusiast 🐶 ⛺️
2016 R-pod 179 and 2017 Chevy Silverado 4x4
Beloved husband and a Labradoodle named “Cooper”


Posted By: TheBum
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2018 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by GoGirlKY

@TheBum

Which temp monitor do you use for your Rpod? Checking into these for our trips this summer. 

I have a mi-fi hot spot, so I was looking at a model that uses WiFi.Ouch

Ours uses cellular, specifically Verizon. It's the MarCELL 500. Service rates are very reasonable, especially if you pay for a full year up front.


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Alan
2016 R-Pod 179 "RaptoRPod"
2012 Toyota Highlander
Three cats



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