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Old 03-08-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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Okay with dogs?

My husband and I are looking into converting a bus to LIVE IN. We have two medium sized dogs, and we’re not necessarily worried about the space inside, but we’re concerned about the fact that we won’t have a yard or anything. Can anyone comment on their experience having dogs and living in RV parks or how you make it work? Obviously we would walk them but normally let them into the backyard and they run around so we’re just concerned with the fact that we’d have to change and start just taking them on walks to go potty and that’s the only time they would be outside. I would love to be able to rig up a little fence type thing to the bus but obviously in an RV Park we wouldn’t be able to do that.

Please let me know how you make it work and if it’s still awesome! Lol
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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About all you can do it put them on a long lead. I'm trying to figure what to do with 5 cats.
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i have 3 panels that hang on the side of the bus that form a u shaped pen when set up. the dogs go in and out whenever they want. i just find a grass spot to park on when on the road and let them do they're thing. i stop ever 3 hours we all need a break. i got the bull fence panels from tractor supply, they are 16' long and 4' tall.
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Can you do that at an RV Park?
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
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yes and everyone walking they're dogs love it and come over to meet my 3 dogs. i never had a problem yet at campgrounds or truck stops or malls. i get some looks but no problems. never been stoped by a cop nuthing. i have a few pics you can see the hooks below the upper rub rail. click below
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I don’t personally have a dog or live in my bus yet, but I know there are very pet friendly RV parks out there. There’s near where I live that has a couple of dog park areas.
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I know lots people that have a similar situation living in downtown apartments in cities.. they say the biggest thing for them is taking the dogs out for long walks... the dogs psychologically do much better when they are walked.. and are quite happy with 20 minutes a day or so of walking..

Dave;s setup is super cool. and a great idea if you are parked for awhile in the same spot where they have room to walk around and also lay outside too...

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I know lots people that have a similar situation living in downtown apartments in cities.. they say the biggest thing for them is taking the dogs out for long walks... the dogs psychologically do much better when they are walked.. and are quite happy with 20 minutes a day or so of walking..

Dave;s setup is super cool. and a great idea if you are parked for awhile in the same spot where they have room to walk around and also lay outside too...

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i use step in posts and bungee cords to set it up, only takes a minute. i never walk my dogs, they all want to go at once. at around 80 pounds a piece that's impossible by myself. my dogs wont bite but they will run and run. make sure you have collars with all your info on them just in case.
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I walk my dogs, period. I drove semi long haul for twenty years, always with at least one dog much of that time with two. I always walked all of them. Before that I raised and trained livestock herding dogs for 10 years sometimes with as many as 20, I walked with them twice a day. Now that I am retired I walk my dog. I have enough property that I could just let her out, I don't, I walk with her.
During those trucking years my dogs walked of leash by my side across busy truck stop parking lots from the age of about 4 months.

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More than one dog is a pack. A pack of dogs will do things that one dog wouldn't think of doing. My dogs would rather do what I am doing, it just might be more interesting.

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About all you can do it put them on a long lead. I'm trying to figure what to do with 5 cats.
I love cats...5? Not so much...since cats like to climb...how about a covered run on top with ramp access?

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