This camping season, don’t leave home without taking your favorite furry friend with you. Taking your pet to the campground is a great way to spend time with them and save money by not having to board them while you’re gone. However, traveling with pets can be difficult, so these RV tips are here to help.
Keep Them in the Cab
First and foremost, traveling with your pet in the RV is unsafe. Be sure they are kept in the cab of the vehicle with you. Additionally, you’ll want to have a carrier for your pet, especially if you are driving a motorhome. This ensures that they are safe as possible in the event of an accident.
Plan Outings with Your Pet
Next, you will want to plan your vacation to include your pet with you on as many outings as possible. Many campgrounds have rules against leaving your pet in the RV while you are away. These requirements are set in place to protect your pet in the event of a power outage. So try to plan fun things like hiking, visiting the parks, and other activities that your pet can go with you.
Keep Your Pet Tidy
Next, you’re going to want to take the proper tools for keeping your pet tidy and clean at the campground. If you’re traveling with a dog, this should include something to wipe their feet before bringing them back inside the RV for the night. Additionally, a brush will help to reduce the hair inside the RV, which can make for a better experience for everyone.
Don’t Leave Them in the RV
Again, it’s not safe to leave your pet in the RV while you are away. This is mainly because even in the event of a power outage, your RV’s AC will not be running, and pets can overheat very quickly, especially in the summertime. If you have to go somewhere without them, check with local doggy daycares or leave someone behind to tend the animals.
Bring Comfort Items
Visiting a new place can be stressful for anyone, especially pets. Be sure to bring along some comfort items from home, like a bed for a blanket they’re familiar with, in addition to toys to help keep them occupied and make them feel safe.