Litter Box – the Dreaded Necessity
A litter box comes with the territory when you have cats. When you live in a house, you can hide it in the garage or a spare room where you don’t have to see or smell it. Our lifestyle change from a house to an RV had us thinking about what to do with the litterbox. The bunkroom is not an option because of our “roommate” (25 yo son). It would not work in the bathroom since we only have one bathroom and don’t want to track through litter and have it smell up the trailer.
Then we have the problem of our little, adorable, sweet, AND mischievous dog “Dobbie”. Don’t let that sweet face fool you! He will go digging for treasure in the litter box! As you can see, he has carefully removed the buttons from the dinette – little monster! But we love him!
We Can’t Be the Only Ones with this Problem
So I use my favorite search terms: “DIY” and “How to” and came up with a great idea that solved our problem. This worked for us because we have a “U” shaped dinette in our RV. The back bench that is attached to the back wall just happens to have a storage compartment in it that has an outside access door.
This seemed like the perfect place to hide the litter box. Amazon is my best friend because I hate going to the store. I can usually find anything I’m looking for and with the Prime membership I save on shipping and get the products within a few days. Click! Click! and in the shopping cart went the kitty door and a set of motion detector lights to put one in the storage compartment so the kitties wouldn’t be in the dark. Then I got to work – by “I”, I mean my husband and son. I do a wonderful job of supervising! LOL!
The Finished Product
We cut a hole to fit the door on the right side of the dinette booth, installed the door and the little stick motion detector light. The litter pan was placed in the storage compartment and we gently encouraged the kitties to go through the door. It only took one time and then they knew exactly what to do. It has been awesome! Easy to clean and we use our handy Dyson V6 cordless to vacuum any stray litter in the compartment and if any makes its way into the trailer – which is rare.
If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to contact me. I would also love to hear how others have managed the litter box in their RV’s. Get the supplies you need to complete your project.