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Keeping Your Pet Happy and Comfortable on Your Motor Home Vacation

Posted on: October 29, 2019 at 5:18 pm, in

Motor home vacations are the perfect way to have fun and spend some quality time with family. And a key part of many American families is their pets. If you go on vacations and road trips with your pets, then you’ll want to make sure they’re happy and comfortable throughout the trip. So, we’ve pulled together some tips to help you make your RV a suitable space for your pets.

Familiarize your pet with the RV

If it’s your pet’s first motor home vacation, then it’s a good idea to introduce them to the vehicle before the trip. Let them explore it and bring in some of their toys and their bed to make them more comfortable. Also, have a quick test drive to get them used to the movement and the sound of the engine.

Secure pets comfortably while driving

It can be a hazard to let your pet roam freely around the RV while driving. They could jump up at you or get underneath your feet. So, make sure they are comfortable secured while you drive. A spacious crate is a safe option, or you can get pet harnesses for cars and other vehicles.

Keep your pet cool

It’s a big risk to leave your dog locked in a hot car, even for a short amount of time. So, for the safety and comfort of your pet, it’s important to keep your motor home cool and ventilated. RV shades on the windshield and windows help to block the sun’s rays. Here are some more tips for keeping your RV cool on hot days.

Let them stretch their legs regularly

When you’re planning rest breaks on your trip, you have to think of your pet’s needs as well as your own. Firstly, they might need toilet breaks more frequently than you. You should also stop regularly to let them stretch their legs and get some exercise. You can buy harnesses and leashes for small pets, like cats and rabbits, as well as for dogs.

Make sure they’re chipped

In the unfortunate event that your pet goes missing on your trip, having them chipped will help to make sure they make it back to your safely. Remember, you’ll be in unfamiliar places, so it might be easier for them to get lost if you walk your dog off the leash.

Set your RV up for the perfect vacation for you, your family, and your furry friends. Take a look at the variety of products we have in stock to shade your motor home, or get in touch with us to request a quote.

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