Tips - RV trip with dogs around california

Mar 19th, 2019, 05:37 PM
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If the temp outside is 80+ degrees, the interior temp of a car would reach 120+ degrees in less than 30 minutes, by which time the animal could be dead or brain damaged. And if that happened, the driver/owner would be charged with a misdemeanor and could be sentenced to up to 6 months in jail plus court-determined fines.

Even if the outside temp is only 70 degrees, the interior temp of the car would reach 100+ degrees within 30 minutes. Even at 60 degrees outside, the inside of a car can reach 100 degrees within 60 minutes. It would be up to a responding cop to decide whether the car should be broken into, the animal taken into protective custody, and/or the driver/owner cited.

In my beach town, which enjoys mild temps almost year-round, people don't hesitate to call the police if they see an animal alone in a parked car. I've seen people gathering outside a car, counting the minutes and debating when to call 911.
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Mar 19th, 2019, 05:39 PM
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Sorry for the double post... But you get the idea.
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Mar 19th, 2019, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
PLEASE reconsider this! Flying with the dogs (they will be happier and safer boarded at home) renting a motor home (which you've never driven before) and visiting national parks with pets (which would severely limit what you can see and do). Plus . . . have you booked your Yosemite camp site yet? What is LAIA? Do you have connecting flights? If so, most airlines will not allow animals in the cargo hold when there are transfers during summer months. Too much liability and danger for the animals on the tarmac.

Just bad planning all around.

But it doesn't seem you are willing to reconsider this.
No, Still not yet booked,(LAIA) Los Angeles International Airport. Thanks for your sounds Janisj. I'll reconsider
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Mar 19th, 2019, 09:14 PM
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LAX. That is what the airport in Los Angeles is called. Just so further conversation is not confusing.
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Mar 19th, 2019, 10:08 PM
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I also strongly advise you not fly with your dogs in summer.

Our family camps and we have gone RV camping with the in-laws.

It is more fun to take our dog when we are just going to the beach or a lake for several days. National parks, no. We boarded our dog when we went to a national park.

Finally, motorhomes are not fun to drive for long distances especially on curvy roads. But the biggest issue is that you have to park them in congested areas. It takes a lot of patience to find a spot big enough. Yosemite is especially very, very congested.


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Mar 20th, 2019, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
The OP is traveling in August. In August in LA and Reno and anywhere in between it will be hot so it it WOULD endanger the health/well-being/life of an animal. Plus pets can never be left unattended in Yosemite NP.
Good point. I was merely correcting misleading information posted that could be read out of context by someone else planning to travel with pets in cooler seasons/locations. As to Yosemite, it appears that only "leashed pets may not be left unattended" which would not prohibit leaving them in an RV.

Of course one should never leave a pet in a car or RV if there is even a chance of it heating up.
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Mar 25th, 2019, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jean View Post
Sorry for the double post... But you get the idea.
Yeah! Your sounds are great Jean.
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Mar 25th, 2019, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 5alive View Post
I also strongly advise you not fly with your dogs in summer.

Our family camps and we have gone RV camping with the in-laws.

It is more fun to take our dog when we are just going to the beach or a lake for several days. National parks, no. We boarded our dog when we went to a national park.

Finally, motorhomes are not fun to drive for long distances especially on curvy roads. But the biggest issue is that you have to park them in congested areas. It takes a lot of patience to find a spot big enough. Yosemite is especially very, very congested.


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I got some ideas to reconsider, Thank you for your sounds 5alive,
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