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Old 06-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Traveling with Pets in the Summer

We would like to take cat with us on some of our adventures. He is pretty large and would take quite a bit of place in the truck. I also take up alot of space. Is there a way to transport him in the trailer? I am worried about the heat in there.

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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Hi Nick,

I wouldn't recommend letting the cat ride in the trailer.

We take our cat and dog with us camping. In fact we took them both on a 5 week, 6,500 mile trip. Catís topping the scales at 20 lbs, dogís about 75 lbs. So I guess I can say we have a large cat too.

I would NOT recommend letting the cat ride in the trailer. Thatís from experience. Once we forget to put the cat in the tow vehicle . We didnít realize it until we were on the road. Stopped at the first rest area to get the cat. Well to say the least, the cat was not in the best of shape when we went to get him, he looked like this and I wonít mention the other stuff. This was only after about 10 miles.
Moral of the story (and lesson learned); Donít leave the cat in the trailer.

Typically, the cat settles down and rides on the DWís lap. We had a conversion van during our long trip so there was more room. Now we have a truck (CC), but the kids arenít going with us any more, so the dog and cat take over the back seat.


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Old 06-23-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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Here is a pet related story I thought I would share with the group.

Last summer while we were at Letchworth State park and my wife was out walking our loop one night. As she went by one of the sites a real freindly cat came out to greet her and she stoppped to pet it. She got talking to the owners and it seems the cat was a stow-away. They figure the cat got into the trailer while they were packing. They had a pop-up style camper and as they were raising it up they kept hearing a meow. When they opened door there was cat. I forget exactly where they were from but it was a 6 hr or more drive for them. Cat was ok and they were off to walmart for a litter box and cat food.
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