5 Tips For Traveling With Your Dog In an RV

Dogs are the ultimate travel companion and are ready to go at a moment’s notice. When you travel with your dog in an RV, every destination is a new adventure with people to meet and endless blades of grass to sniff. But traveling with your dog can limit you if you are not traveling to dog-friendly destinations. Here are five tips for traveling with your dog in an RV to make it a safe and comfortable journey for the whole family.

Install a Temperature Sensor In Your RV

Keeping your dog cool and comfortable is a top priority when traveling in an RV. You can install a temperature sensor that turns your generator on in order to run your air conditioner at preset temperatures. Other sensors not connected to a generator will send alerts to your phone to notify you if the temperature is too high or too low so you can check on your dog. Be aware that the alert may not work in areas with spotty service so be sure to always check on your dog periodically.

Bring Plenty of Water

Water is essential for both you and your pet. Always have enough on board for at least a few days. It can be a lifesaver if you have RV trouble. To avoid spillage, keep your dog’s water in a container with a tightly sealing lid. You can also find collapsible portable water bowls for any adventures away from your RV so your dog never goes thirsty.

Map Out Dog Parks on Your Route

Your dog may feel cooped up after driving for several hours. Map out dog parks on your route so that you and your pup can get out and stretch your legs together. You can use Bring Fido to find dog parks near you.

Travel to Dog-friendly Destinations

Some major cities are more dog-friendly than others. Portland, Oregon is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, where many establishments allow dogs indoors and outdoors. The Tin Shed Garden Cafe in Portland even has a food menu for dogs. If the goal of your trip is to get out of the city, note that most national parks only allow registered service dogs on trails and campgrounds because of wildlife concerns. National forests and state parks are more likely to allow dogs and are usually a lot less crowded.

Traveling with your dog in an RV doesn’t have to be a challenge if you plan ahead. Plotting your trip to dog-friendly locales and packing the right supplies can help you, your family, and your beloved pet travel comfortably and safely and have the time of your lives.

Before you go on an RV trip, it’s always a good idea to have an RV inspection. All-Pro RV Inspection provides the Pacific Northwest with RV inspections so that you can have peace of mind on your vacation, or buy or sell an RV easily. Contact us to schedule an appointment.