The first thing that comes to mind is where to put the litter box. Luckily, we have a “basement” in our RV under the sofa, and that is the perfect location for that necessary fact of life. You may remember that it was the basement that led us to purchase this particular RV in the first place.
The basement is really just a recessed storage compartment with a removable lid. There is plenty of room inside for a litter box, with space left over for some of our items. The compartment came with a lid that just lifts out. We had a new lid made with a large opening and covered the top with a rubberized mat. Now Kitty can walk under the sofa and jump down into the litter box. The mat then cleans any excess litter from her paws when she exits. That keeps the RV clean.
|The Basement Is Under the Sofa in the Center of the Back Compartment -|
The Lid with the Opening Covers the Baseemnt
|A Closer View of the Lid with the Opening|
|The Litter Box Is Inside the Basement -|
We Just Open the Back Doors and Remove the Lid to Clean the Box
To contain her food, we found a feeding system known as a Neater Feeder. It’s a brilliant invention and is ideally suited for RV travel. The Neater Feeder contains two bowls and catches and contains any spilled food or water. We placed it out of the way between the ottoman and the sofa and secured it so it would not move. I am happy to report that we have never had to clean up any spills on the floor, no matter how bumpy the roads have been.
|The Neater Feeder|
We had purchased a Sleepypod to use as both a bed and a carrier. The bottom half is the bed, and it is very deep with stiff sides and a rubberized bottom. The top half zips on and turns the pod into a cat carrier. We placed the bed portion of the pod on a rubberized mat on the counter next to the sliding door. The pod has never moved an inch while on the road. Kitty hops into the pod when we start the engine, and that is where she spends most of her time. In the afternoon, however, she sometimes gets a bit cranky, just like a child, and decides that my lap is the better place to be. Luckily, she has never tried to get under the driver’s feet.
|The Sleepypod Can Be a Cat Carrier|
|The Sleepypod Is Also Kitty's Bed|
|Watching the World Go By|
|This Is a Cozy Little Bed at Night|
|A Little Carpet Turns a Table Leg Post into a Scratching Post -|
The Neeter Feeder Is Visible On the Right Behind the Post
|Kitty Has Adapted to her Harness and Leash|
|Let's Go for a Walk|
|I Can't Get Out of Here|