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Old 03-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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Do any of you know if it is legal to put your pets in the camper while driving?

We currently bring our two dogs with us, in the truck, when traveling. Have thought it would be much more comfortable and less stressful if they were to be in their cages while driving

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Old 03-09-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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Most state laws are dealing with pets being a cause of distracted driving. The biggest concern for me would be temperature control inside the trailer on hot days. I realize some people will take issue with concerns over a trailer having an accident and how the pet fairs back their. All I know is when I'm transporting my horses there in a trailer and not riding with me in the TV. In Ohio they allow a dog to be transported in the back of a pickup truck as long as it's either theathered or crated.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:54 PM   #3
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I tried it with a cat years ago and he was frightened to come out of his hiding spot. I stayed in the trailer for about 1 mile on a back road shortly after and realized it is loud back there . They may get spooked with passing vehicles.
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Most state laws are dealing with pets being a cause of distracted driving. The biggest concern for me would be temperature control inside the trailer on hot days. I realize some people will take issue with concerns over a trailer having an accident and how the pet fairs back their. All I know is when I'm transporting my horses there in a trailer and not riding with me in the TV. In Ohio they allow a dog to be transported in the back of a pickup truck as long as it's either theathered or crated.
I would have to agree with hondavalk, the heat is what would stop me from leaving my dog back there. Well that and he has to be where the people are.
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My pets are my copilot. Plenty of funny pics showing them looking down the road. Can't compare horses to canines....
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My pets are my copilot. Plenty of funny pics showing them looking down the road. Can't compare horses to canines....
My son's orange bearded dragon likes to ride on the dashboard. But he could probably stand the heat of the camper.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:47 PM   #7
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We tried both in the camper and the back of the truck in a crate that was strapped down. The dogs didnt like. We stepped up to quad cab and everyone was much happier and safer.
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When we had a quad cab, we got a hammock like thing that hooked to the headrest in front and back and the dogs loved it - no danger from falling onto the floor when braking or stepping into a crack between seats, etc...

With it, we didn't see a need to tether or belt them in... one was 120 lb lab and the current one is a 65 lb pitt mix that graduated to the coach and has the run of it, but sleeps in between the front seats
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I read on a camper forum somewhere that someone had their pets in the camper with the top vents cracked and when they arrived at their destination their pet had died from carbon monoxide poisoning being sucked into the unit from the highway traffic. Also have read other experiences where others pets were spared just in time from the same situation. I always keep ours in the truck with us. What a horrible way to start a vacation and loose a furry friend.
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I read on a camper forum somewhere that someone had their pets in the camper with the top vents cracked and when they arrived at their destination their pet had died from carbon monoxide poisoning being sucked into the unit from the highway traffic. Also have read other experiences where others pets were spared just in time from the same situation. I always keep ours in the truck with us. What a horrible way to start a vacation and loose a furry friend.
I DO NOT advocate hauling your pets in the trailer/5th wheel & would NEVER put mine back there (if we had one), but in my opinion the stories of pets dying from CO due to vents open is a huge load of the proverbial horse s###. If that were the case there would be hundreds/thousands of motorhomes/cars/trucks crashing daily from the occupants dying while driving/riding with the vents or windows open. Granted we've traveled through a few metropolitan areas where you could almost cut the smog with a knife & neither of us croaked.
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