I have two 'older' kitties who are seasoned travelers. They first started traveling with me while I still owned my vintage trailer and they adjusted to our new home very well. When I purchased the Roadtrek I knew they would adapt but new strategies would be necessary to ensure happy cats and happy campers. Last summer they made an 11,000 miles trip for ten weeks in adverse (read HOT and HUMID) trip like champs. Having a fantastic fan, generator, electric AND air conditioning available to choose from kept us much more cool and comfortable than traveling with the travel trailer. We learned lots of new lessons on the road.
When we are home, the kitties are house kitties. They do occasionally escape but usually they want right back in the house. My biggest concern about traveling with kitties is a concern that they would rush to the door and escape when doors are opened. Actually, when the door opens they usually head to the back of the Trek until they can check out what is going on.
I like to give them as much variation of experiences with both indoor and outdoor time as possible. I have a little cat tent that was purchased on Amazon that allows the kitties to be outside with us and look around at nature. Check out the tent here. Frontpet Outdoor-Instant-Travel Tent
We are often sharing our camping adventures in areas where there are wild animals so the kitties are never outside unsupervised. Even in campgrounds I only put the kitties in the tent when we are sitting with them in our chairs. I am amazed and often horrified at the number of dogs that are off leash roaming the campgrounds and I want the kitties to feel safe.
Now my kitties are not the kitties on a leash....'let's go for a walk kind of kitties.' It is more like, 'I'm going to fall on the ground and lay here until this leash falls off.' Sooooo..... I looked at strollers to take the kitties for a walk but did not find anything suitable for two cats. This is what I finally settled on. A wagon with a light weight kennel inside. A blanket inside gives the kitties both a comfy place to lay or they will sit up and check out the view. The wagon pulls easily on uneven terrain and the wire cage provides safety from all kinds of critters. I also revised the kennel to open from the top to assist getting the cats into the kennel.
Probably the most asked question is, "WHERE is the cat box?" Usually when someone comes into the the Roadtrek they don't even see it in it's hiding place. But the kitties know where to find it. I put a litter box in the corner behind the drivers seat. With the table in place it is not easily seen.
Between the two front seats and seen in the photo above you will find A Turbo Cat Scratcher Toy (follow the link to check it out) which allows the kitties a place to scratch keeping the chairs and bedding free from snags. After a couple nights of interrupted sleep, being awakened by scratching or playing with the ball, I now remember to put the toy away before retiring for the night. It rides in the seat behind the passenger seat.
Occasionally, they move around during travel, but mostly they find a nice place for a nap and stretch out.