Cat and Dog Tips from the Grateful Glamper
For the past four years, Charity and Ben DeVries have been enjoying RV life with their family of “seven” in a 2004 Fleetwood RV Discovery® 39J. Their family includes two children, a large dog, and two cats. On a regular basis, the husband-and-wife team share widely popular videos documenting the ups and downs of RV living on their Grateful Glamper website and social media channels.
“One of the things we love about our Discovery is it’s built for cargo. That’s an absolute must when you’re carrying around a pet crate, cat litter, and food for a Great Pyrenees and two cats,” says Charity.
To maximize cargo efficiency, the Grateful Glamper suggests buying food in bulk and stowing the bags underneath in the luggage compartment. Daily pet food can be stored in plastic cereal containers for easy accessibility and feeding.
“We learned the last tip the hard way. After a day of travel, we pulled into our campground and heard a faint meow. KitKat had found a gap at the front of the RV and had been sitting on the generator the entire time we were driving that day. She was just fine but it was another lesson learned,” says Charity.
Dog Tips from Gaston and Sven’s Dad
Scott and Sophia Murray have owned a 2016 Holiday Rambler Endeavor® 40DP for a little more than a year. The Murrays, along with Golden Retrievers Gaston and Sven and their cat Holly Hox, plan to start full-time RVing this July. To follow Gaston and Sven on their travels, check out GastonTheGolden on Instagram.
“If your dog is allowed on your couch or bed at home, plan for that in your motorhome,” says Scott. “Gaston and Sven love to sprawl out on the floor wherever we are, whether that’s at home or in the motorhome. Because of that, we made sure we found a motorhome with a king bed, expandable sectional couch, and opposing slide outs. We didn’t want to feel like we were constantly walking through an obstacle course when we were traveling with them.”
Cat Tips from Wendy Gaynor
At age 72, Wendy Gaynor is happily traveling the country solo in her 43’ American Eagle® luxury motorhome from American Coach along with her three cats—Cleocatra, Zipper, and Miranda.
Dog Tips from the Adventurtunity Family
The Adventurtunity Family has been on the road full time since September 2020 in a 2017 Holiday RamblerVacationer® 36H. The family includes mom Kristi, dad Spencer, five-year-old son Kade, and Ruko Blu, an 18-month-old Golden Retriever.
“Some people may be apprehensive to travel, especially full time with a large dog, but our Vacationer provides us ample space to all live comfortably,” says Kristi. “We put Ruko’s water and food bowls under the dinette and we store his food and treats in one of the large drawers under the dinette couches. We have a large bed for him in front of the fireplace and even have room for a 40" collapsible crate that we can put in the front or back of the coach.”
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About REV Recreation Group, Inc.
REV Recreation Group, Inc. is a REV Group® subsidiary and a leading manufacturer of Class A Gas and Diesel recreational vehicle brands. This company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach®, Fleetwood RV®, and Holiday Rambler®. Headquartered in Decatur, IN, which is also its principal manufacturing location, it operates two state-of-the-art service and repair centers and a genuine parts online warehouse.