Top 5 easy ways to make your caravan dog-friendly
Caravan manufacturer Zone RV shares some top tips to making your own Zone RV, or any caravan, suitable for dogs.
We consider our four-legged furry pets to be family, which is why travelling without them can be incredibly hard. If you go caravanning with your dog, or would like to start, it’s now a little easier with these great ideas from Zone RV.
A recent survey by Nielsen found 53 per cent of Aussie caravanners are dog owners, which is why luxury caravan manufacturer Zone RV is giving its customers the option to make their van dog-friendly with these nifty upgrades.
1. SCRATCH RESISTANT REMOVABLE DOOR
While more and more holiday parks are becoming dog-friendly, chances are you’ve stopped somewhere that doesn’t allow your dog to roam free. The solution? Leave your dog inside the van and simply pop up your scratch-resistant removable door which comes in a number of heights – perfect for all breeds, big or small.
2. EXTERNAL MOUNTED LEASH HOOKS
Finally, a designated and guaranteed spot to tie your dog’s leash to! With two steel hooks mounted on either side of the van, this simple yet clever fix will ensure your dog is always secured and stays put, no matter where you go.
Just don’t forget to pack the leash!
3. LEATHER UPHOLSTERED DOG BED
Nothing says luxury living on the road with your dog more than a leather upholstered dog bed that matches your caravan’s lounge and interior colours! Choose from a small, medium or large bed size (depending on your dog’s breed) and keep them tucked in under the kitchen table to create a snug bed nook at night.
4. SLIDE-OUT FOOD & BOWL STORAGE
It’s important to store your dog’s food and bowls separate from the human dining ware and food while travelling. This can be achieved seamlessly with an outdoor front storage compartment located on the caravan’s drawbar, with an easy to access slide-out drawer designed to fit dog bowls and food bags.
5. EXTERNAL WATER BOWL EXTENSION
Just like us, our four-legged friends must stay hydrated while caravanning around. For a convenient, easily accessible and smart storage solution, the Zone RV water bowl extension has you and your dog covered.
This genius apparatus is located underneath the caravan’s drawbar and swings out to stop just under a water tap connected to the van. Once the bowl is filled and your dog is finished drinking, simply slide the steel arm attached to the bowl back into position under the van and out of the way.
Losing the dog’s water bowl is a now a nuisance of the past!
There you have it – these five dog-friendly upgrades are a quick, easy and affordable way to ensure travelling with your pet is just that little bit more comfortable and practical for everyone, without compromising the luxury aesthetic of your Zone RV.