Is it compulsory to have a dog with a motorhome

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  1. Smith and Sharp

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    Just seems like everyone has a dog in a motorhome....

    My thinking is that it can restrict where you go and what you want to do and the main idea of a motorhome is to travel where you wish, many people get a motorhome when the kids have flown and now they can do what they want and then get a dog...! Isn't that a bit like having another kid....? Alway having to take the dog into consideration..
    People always say they clear up the mess on sites but there's always plenty to find..! And if you've got a dog your always a suspect.

    Buying a second hand motorhome with dog hairs around would put me off from buying. I can understand single people having a dog for company but couples have each other.... I wonder if a poll would give some % of who do...?

    Just wondered....?
     
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    a lot of people buy a motorhome BECAUSE they have dogs so that they can all go on holiday without the bother of kennels. Hence the large number with dogs. To answer your question we have two dogs, without them I doubt my wife would take her twice daily walk leaving me in peace and quiet, hee hee.
     
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    Well we have always had a dog and when we retired wanted to continue our travels so a Motorhome is by far the best way to enjoy retirement with our companions and also see a bit of Europe in the winter,not everyone has had children but we do understand that a dog is for life and can be a little bit of a tie at times,motor homing is the perfect solution for a lot of dog owners.
     
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    Personal choice. Some do, some don't. Nuff said.
     
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    most vans are pre owned by old folk, so lots worse than dog hairs being left around:imoutahere:
     
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    No, why would you think that?

    No it doesn't; we go where we wish and do what we want to do. The main idea of having a motohome or anything else for that matter is to do what you want to do and not what others think you should be doing.

    It's no problem taking the dog in to consideration. We would never dream of not taking the dog in to consideration


    I don't care what other people think. We clean up after our dog but I agree others don't; I can't control that.

    Well, don't buy it then, buy new, simples

    I can understand couples having dogs and I am sure many others do too.

    100% less you according to this --->
    Each to their own (y)
     
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    as ABZSteve said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    It was a factor in deciding to buy a motorhome. We have three dogs ,none of which shed hair , the hassle in trying to find a hotel that will take three dogs is unbelievable ,even so called dog friendly hotels don't want to know if there's more than one dog
     
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    We bought our MH because of our dog. He's our first dog and we treat him as part of the family. That being the case we won't leave him in kennels when we go away - hence the motorhome!

    As for dog hairs and mess. The only thing a dog owner can do is make sure they clear up after their own dog. We have a vacuum cleaner is the MH and that deals with any hairs. We took the carpets out of the living area and stored they away as it's easier to keep the floor clean and whoever buys our vehicle after U.S. Will have pristine carpets.
     
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    Most certainly . . . . . . . NOT!
    Well, not for us anyway although I can appreciate why some folks do and I know how much enjoyment they get, both owners and dogs.
    But what amazes me is how some folks cope with the number and size of the dogs they take with them in, very often, small motorhomes
    I remember when away earlier this year watching the hab door of a van, not much more than 5m long, open and out jumped an Alsation a Labrador and what looked like a Jack Russel, followed by 2 well built adults and 2 children of around 8 and 10 years old.
    There's 2 of us in a 7m+ van and even then we keep tripping over each other.
     
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    Totally in agreement with you.
     
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    must have been 'cozy' at bed time :eek:
     
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    Our thought was the smell if the dogs had been out in the rain
     
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    As I'm allergic to furry animals we don't have a dog and are extremely careful about going into vans which contain them (or used to contain them).
     
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    It's something only a dog lover would understand
     
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    I try not to go anywhere that I am likely to encounter rain.:)
     
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    We opted for a MH so that we can take Charlie with us abroad rather than flying
    him over.

    We have cheated a bit as he's only a small dog.

    BUT he thinks he's a big dog (y)
     
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    Buying a motorhome in the first place was so that we could take Susie with us, she's passed away now and we have decided not to get another, this means we can fly back from Spain this winter, we have had all day trips out that we couldn't have done with a dog, you are tied with them but people who get dogs realise this and are happy with the compromise.
    We are going to fly to America in the near future, we couldn't have left
    Susie in kennels for the amount of time we are going to spend there, she was our baby. There's lots of stuff we plan to do that we couldn't with Susie.
    This is our loss,and we cope with it!
     
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    Perhaps @Sas r us you are taking your MoHo to the places dog owners go ?
    :confused:
     
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