Traveling in a RV with Dogs
Former Fulltime RV Lifers with Dogs,  Our RV Life Journey

What It’s Like Traveling Fulltime in a RV with Large Dogs

So what’s it like to travel fulltime in a RV with 2 big dogs?

Traveling in a RV with Dogs


Seriously, we purchased a handheld battery powered Dyson and we vacuum every other day. It’s a mandatory requirement.

We’ve blogged about traveling with dogs specifically on our website but we’ll hit some high level tips here.

1. Make digital copies of all vaccines and vet records. We use Dropbox to store them in the Cloud for easy access on multiple devices.

2. Maintain communication with your “homebase” Veternarian. Send them updated records if you take your dog to another Vet.

3. Flea & Tick preventatives. Obviously, this is critically important for your dog(s), but if you plan to be on the road for an extended period of time, buy these preventatives in BULK. We keep 4-6 months of these with us in our RV.

4. Purchase a “Canary” home monitoring device. Not only do these come with a wide angle HD camera and a two-way communication microphone it also measures and monitors temperature, humidity, & air quality levels inside your RV. ALL incredibly important with dogs and travel in a RV. We take them most places we go, but sometimes we leave them at ‘home’. Canary helps us make sure they are safe in our absence.

5. Not all campgrounds accept dogs. I know…lame right? We use these apps to find out their pet rules. Campendium ~ KOA ~ ~ The Dyrt ~ and Hip Camp.

6. Exercise and routine walks are a must. Some campgrounds have fenced in ‘pet areas’ but many times these are small for big dogs. We use these 2 apps/services to help us locate State Parks and Trails to take them to. All Trails ~ Trip Advisor (Trip Advisor doesn’t necessarily specify, but there are reviews that often let you know as well).

7. Locate nearby Doggie Wash stores. Many times you can do all your pet shopping there as well. These places (like Pet Supplies Plus) have bath stations for $10 per dog and you can use all of their supplies to wash your dog. As an added bonus, they clean up after you use! Well worth the $ since bathing dogs in a RV is NOT easy.


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