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We have traded for a new Herd S-RV (Siberian Recreational Vehicle) and Hu-Dad has been busy the last couple of days setting it up for our comfort.
Our new ride has been on order since early spring and it finally came from the factory. Before we can take it out for our first camping trip, Hu-Dad had to work on the furnishings to make them Herd friendly.
Step one of our renovation project was the removal of the couch, the under-couch drawer and the window valance.
Using the floor bolts that had held the couch, Hu-Dad built a frame that is secured to the floor and the wall.
All that is left to be done is install the crates and secure them to the frame.
With crates installed for the safe transport of The Herd, only one question remains.
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We travel with 3 Labrador retrievers. We bought a class Itasca Suncruiser to accommodate our traveling. Ever tried finding a motel room in the winter in Florida with dogs? Impossible. Our dogs are performance dogs and we run and judge Hunt Tests so we have extra gear to tote around. The MH has been great for our lifestyle. Enjoy your posts and solutions. Thank you.
I came across this post via Pinterest today and it made my heart happy. We have 6 pups ranging from a 15# frenchie to our 50# border collie and currently doing our research and money savings for our RV. This gives me hope we can travel comfortably with them, even when others think we are crazy. Thank you thank you and God Speed to you and the herd!
Glad it helped. Happy trails!
We also have a class A RV and have 4 greyhounds and 4 cats that we travel with. We took out the dinette and replaced it with 4 large crates. It works and the dogs are all safe and contained.
Really cool! Custom RV for big fur families is a great idea!
I like the engineering that went into this! My wife and I bought an old motorhome (nostalgia and other reasons) and came with a rear captain’s chair missing. GOOD!!! The seat bolts were still there and made putting a kennel in that spot simple and easy. We have a 114 lb. blind Malamute that tries to sit on my lap when I drive, so he has to stay kenneled while any vehicle is in motion, and he also kennels at night as well, so now he has “His Place” in the motorhome and is perfectly happy!
Truly magnificent thought => effort for the six Sibes!! Did the humans request any mods for themselves? 🙂
Your Herd are very lucky dogs! Only one question…can we all come with? My Herd is now jealous, and they insist we get a beautiful RV like yours. They won’t stop wooing at me now. Guess I shouldn’t have shown them the photos!
Very nice conversion. Are the crates also secured to each other from side to side and top to bottom? Wouldn’t want them to jostle free in a *bump*. Somehow secured all around to keep them all in place no matter what? Youngsters will enjoy making faces out the window at humans.
Yes, they are all secured to each other as well as to the frame that was constructed.
You removed the FURnishings for cages…how terrible. I’m surprised you didn’t just have them bolt down your cages in advance!
Chuckling. Paying their hourly rates for custom work costs a lot of kibble.
Very nice! I’ll bet you can’t wait to head out.
Your new rig is gorgeous – enjoy!
Wow! Nice ride! Enjoy!
That is an awesome looking SRV!!!
Also, that is the most intriguing of sinks… Or is that simply a water-bowl filler?
The Herd has such an amazing life!
A real sink underneath the counter cover. RV’s are masters of space management, so you can use the space as a counter or lift the cover and reveal the sink.
Will Typhoon be willing to be up in the upper ranks, or will Cheoah have to go up there?
They will appreciate the first row seat to breakfast, I am sure (though I imagine you guys mostly eat outside).
Hu-Dad’s makes that decision based on his back – that is, those that can jump (the younger ones) ride up high so he doesn’t have to lift anyone. Thus, upstairs is Frankie, Landon and Typhoon; downstairs is Kiska, Qannik, and Cheoah.
And, yes, on rainy days or cold nights, The Herd has a front row seat to the human dinner.
Since Typhoon is riding in one of the upper berths, does that mean he’s overcome his fear of heights? Is he actually maturing as he grows older?
The good part of his fear of heights is that he only refuses to jump down, not up. He is glad to jump up into the crate and ride there, but will not jump down without help. No change in that behavior.