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Transitioning From Car to RV (Coach)

We're looking forward to our non-winter seasons when we bring our motor home (coach) out of winter storage. Desi will have his first experiences as a happy traveler. Are there others of you who travel in an RV with your Havs on board? Was it quite an adjustment for them? Desi is good in the car, so we're hoping for a smooth transition. We're thinking of securing his crate to the dinette table so he can see out the side window as we travel. It's a coach, so we'll be keeping him company in the same space.

We can't wait to introduce Desi to lots of great people and pets as we travel!
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We have a travel trailer rather than a coach, but we travel long distances with our dogs. They travel in cates, in the back seat of our pick-up, and do just fine. We find that we need breaks as least as often as they do. We get creaky if we drive for more than 3-4 hours without a break. Then we stop for gas, a cup of coffee, whatever, and we get the dogs out to potty and stretch their legs at the same time. Their crates have water bottles attached, so they are all set that way. They love traveling with us!


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I am not sure whether Sammy likes travelling or not. When he was younger you'd have to put certain kind of music to keep him calm in the car. Now we do travel with him but not so long distances - just like going shopping, visiting a relative or the beach. Got him a dog car seat, just to make sure that he is safe and all and to protect him because he really does like looking out the window. The safety fasteners help too.
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I am not sure whether Sammy likes travelling or not. When he was younger you'd have to put certain kind of music to keep him calm in the car. Now we do travel with him but not so long distances - just like going shopping, visiting a relative or the beach. Got him a dog car seat, just to make sure that he is safe and all and to protect him because he really does like looking out the window. The safety fasteners help too.
Dog car seats are really NOT very safe... for a number of reasons. They put the dog up in range of flying glass in the case of an accident, and the tethers that attach the dog to the seat fail in an accident. A safer option is a sturdy crate or a crash tested harness used on the seat, (below window height) attached to the seatbelt.


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