Bo – Fun and Challenging RV Travels with a Dog

The Story of Bo

We’re dog people. If you know anything about us, you know that.

Jennifer and I both grew up with dogs and since we married, we’ve always had a dog.

When we started RVing in 2012, we had Tai, who was our third Norwegian Elkhound.

When Tai passed away in 2015, we soon had Bo, our fourth Elkhound.

One of the reasons why we like to RV is we can bring Bo. We’re not alone in that respect, by the way. A few years ago I surveyed our Fellow RV Lifestyle Travelers and about 70 percent said one of the main reasons they travel by RV is so they can travel with their pets, too.

So Bo is a big part of the RV Lifestyle.

But that’s not to say there aren’t challenges in traveling with a dog in an RV.

Too many places don’t allow dogs. Places like National Parks. Hiking trails. Beaches.

It’s a long list, really,

And often, there are things Jennifer and I want to do – like take a hike in a National Park, eat at a fancy restaurant, visit a museum, go to a movie, attend a grandkid’s sporting event, shoot some video in places that are not dog friendly and lots of other things – but we can’t, because dogs are not allowed.

Yes, like at home, we can leave him in the RV when he can’t accompany us. But what if the AC goes out?

The video below explains how we travel with Bo in our RV:

Here are all the resources, products, and services we referenced in the video:

Bo has his own audience over on Instagram!

Come on over to Instagram and see what he’s up to. 


And if your RV travels find you and your dog near any fireworks this year – consider reading this post, too.


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Bo – Fun and Challenging RV Travels with a Dog

7 thoughts on “Bo – Fun and Challenging RV Travels with a Dog”

  1. On some of your video’s, I see Bo sitting between the front seats. How do you secure him there? Also. many B+ RV’s we are considering, such as the LTV Wonder, only have 2 seatbelts. How do you secure a dog in one of those? We do not want to lock her in a crate and she is about 70 pounds.

  2. If you are already subscribed to RV Lifestyle, how do you get the guide for traveling with your dog? I tried to sign up and it told me I was already signed up and would not go any further. BTW….I LOVE your website. You are living my dream and when I watch one of your videos I get excited for the future, when my husband and I will join you on the road. Keep up the good work!

  3. Annette Sharp

    Every time I try to sign up for Free Packing List, it says I’m already subscribed. How can I get the list?

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