Our cat, Chessie, has traveled with us since 2004. We tried to acclimate her to her new surroundings while we were parked at home. We put her box and some food and water in the coach then went out with her for a few hours while we packed and organized. We also try to do this before the first trip of each season. She stays in a collapsible canvas dog crate while we are moving. It is large enough for her to sit up and turn around in. It doubles as her bed when we are parked. My concern is that in an accident, cats tend to hide and you may not be able to retrieve them quickly if you have to leave the coach. We let her out of the carrier at rest stops for a treat and she know to use her box then too. She willingly goes right back into the carrier when we set off again. Once parked at a camp site she really enjoys sleeping in the front window so we have a padded dash cover to protect the dash area We always bring a fresh catnip mouse for her to play with. She also likes to run from one end of the coach to the other. I always carry her vaccination papers with us in the pocket of her cat carrier since you never know when a campground will ask for them. Taking a carrier is also a good idea if you ever need to seek veterinary care or have to have the coach towed. We never intentionally let her out of the coach. However, she has accidentally escaped twice while we were camped. She ran up the tire once. The other time she ran under the coach. Both times she was scared to death. For this reason we always try to confine her to her carrier if we exit the coach at rest areas. We keep a large covered litter box for her so the mess stays in the box. That has never been a problem. I hope that answers some of your questions. I think Chessie is just happy to be wherever we are.