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Old 02-09-2021, 05:45 PM   #21
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I have been living full time in my 17b for two years and I love it. Most of that time I was traveling with my large dog. A friend also has a 17b and has spent two months with her two cats and it was fairly easy. The main problem was rounding them up into their travel crates and carrying them to the car on travel days.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:47 PM   #22
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I have been living full time in my 17b for two years and I love it. Most of that time I was traveling with my large dog. A friend also has a 17b and has spent two months with her two cats and it was fairly easy. The main problem was rounding them up into their travel crates and carrying them to the car on travel days.
That is so good to read. Do you have a blog or instagram?
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:54 PM   #23
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Just to clarify a misconception that some non A-Listers have:
The A models don't have a bathroom, But, they do have a place for a porta-potty that is typically provided by the owner. So, the campground facilities only have to provide the showers.

Some, like us, use our shower tent, as well.


For those of us who previously camped on the ground or in tents,
the A model is an upgrade. Plus, we don't have to read all the threads on the Forum about black and grey tank issues.
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:02 PM   #24
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Wow! That is amazing. I think the cats will be easier than keeping two children happy :-)
Cats like routine and familiarity. Even with a change to living in the 17A, they are still with you and in “the pack”. I think that would be easier on them than boarding with your friends - from their perspective that’s all new and no familiarity. Keep them with you - they know your smell and sounds. The trailer will feel like home soon enough. Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:51 PM   #25
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The main problem was rounding them up into their travel crates and carrying them to the car on travel days.
I've traveled twice with my three cats for five months each time. The biggest problem involved learning the trick of latching the screen door securely as it is sensitive to opening with feline encouragement. It needs a slight bump rather than just closing the door. The second biggest problem is quoted above.

The cats have their cat beds brought from home, and also enjoy hiding in overhead cabinets and sitting on the three cabinet extensions to view the outdoors through the plentiful windows. I also stack some storage containers so that the cats can look out the dinette windows.

Using our separate sleeping and dining areas for relaxing helps them get some "me" time if needed. I enjoyed becoming one of their pack, and even when home they now like to stay close.

Hoping our next outing comes soon, we miss traveling. I think this would work well for you, particularly if you test driving in your tow vehicle and hanging out in the RV in advance.
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:42 PM   #26
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Cats like routine and familiarity. Even with a change to living in the 17A, they are still with you and in “the pack”. I think that would be easier on them than boarding with your friends - from their perspective that’s all new and no familiarity. Keep them with you - they know your smell and sounds. The trailer will feel like home soon enough. Good luck!
That's really good advice. It reminds me too that we could put "house" blankets etc into the camper so it smells more familiar to them.
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:52 PM   #27
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Just to clarify a misconception that some non A-Listers have:
The A models don't have a bathroom, But, they do have a place for a porta-potty that is typically provided by the owner. So, the campground facilities only have to provide the showers.

Some, like us, use our shower tent, as well.


For those of us who previously camped on the ground or in tents,
the A model is an upgrade. Plus, we don't have to read all the threads on the Forum about black and grey tank issues.
Oh my gosh, so right, thank you for this. People often rush in to point out that they couldn't live without a bathroom, or the perennial "But what will you do in the night when it's raining and you have to go?"! We all have that neat little cubby right by the door for a camping potty. Problem solved!
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:53 PM   #28
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I've traveled twice with my three cats for five months each time. The biggest problem involved learning the trick of latching the screen door securely as it is sensitive to opening with feline encouragement. It needs a slight bump rather than just closing the door. The second biggest problem is quoted above.

The cats have their cat beds brought from home, and also enjoy hiding in overhead cabinets and sitting on the three cabinet extensions to view the outdoors through the plentiful windows. I also stack some storage containers so that the cats can look out the dinette windows.

Using our separate sleeping and dining areas for relaxing helps them get some "me" time if needed. I enjoyed becoming one of their pack, and even when home they now like to stay close.

Hoping our next outing comes soon, we miss traveling. I think this would work well for you, particularly if you test driving in your tow vehicle and hanging out in the RV in advance.
You definitely make cat camping sound lovely!
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We all have that neat little cubby right by the door for a camping potty. Problem solved!

Or, you can just open the door.
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