In a way, preparing your RV for a pet is similar to preparing it for yourself. You need to plan ahead of time, make a list, and make sure your emergency rations are available in case you ever run into a problem out on the road. In this blog, we’re going to talk about a few tips to help you prepare for a road trip with your pets!
Pack the right things
If you’re traveling with family or friends, chances are you have limited space. This means that if you’re taking a pet, you’re going to want to take only the things you need. Start by making a list. Even if you don’t go back and check the list before you go, it’s still helpful to write things down to help you remember them. Start with the most important things like food, food bowl, medications, and treats, then work your way down to less important things like blankets or a chew toy. This is important because if you’re running out of space in your RV, you’ll want to be able to eliminate some things from your list. Below are a couple important things that you should bring:
- Food and water bowl
- Food and emergency food supply
- Cleaner and paper towels
Plan your itinerary
Traveling with a pet is a little different when it comes to planning. If you’re going to be stopping at a lot of parks or staying at an RV resort, you’ll want to make sure they’re pet-friendly. You can try visiting their website or calling them to find out. Different pets have different needs, so if your dog likes being outside a lot, you may need to plan some extra stops.
It’s just as important for your pets to be secure while in your RV as it is for you to be, not only for their safety but yours! A lot of people think it’s normal to let their pets roam around their RV while cruising down the road, but this is generally a bad idea. Most pet stores offer pet seat belts, so go find one for your pet before you head out.
In our next blog, we’ll talk about several more tips for taking your pet on a road trip. In the meantime, contact Performance Trailer Braking today if you need a trailer brake system installed. We have DIY kits and free professional support to help you save time and money. Visit our site or contact us today!