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7 Places to Hide a Cat Box in an RV

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With some ingenuity, a litter box can be hidden in just about any empty space in an RV.  Here are a few ideas.

In a closet

A cat hole like this one, which can be stained or painted, can to allow a cat to access a litter box behind a closed door.

Under a dinette booth

RV owner Ted, creator of the public campground database ultimatecampgrounds.com, installed a cat door to allow access to the storage space under the bench seating.

Cat door in side of dining booth

by Ted via wxtoad.com

Inside a storage bay

If you can find a place to cut a hole for access, the advantage of this location is that the litter box can be cleaned from outside.  A cat door with weather stripping can help minimize drafts.

by Dale via rvecafe.com

by Dale via rvecafe.com

by Dale via rvecafe.com

The owners of the RV pictured below chose not to have a built-in vacuum system in order to free up the ideal space for their cat’s litter box.

Attempting to adapt these ideas for our RV, we used a cardboard concrete form as a tunnel to bypass some electrical wiring leading through the stairs into our storage bay.  It’s not pretty on the litter box side, but it works!

At first we were worried that our 14-pound cat might not fit through metal frame of the stairs, which is only 6 inches high, but it’s amazing how quickly and easily he can flatten himself and dart into his tunnel when he wants to!

Smell hasn’t been a problem as long as we clean the litter box regularly.

Under the sink

A cat flap could be installed on the side of a cabinet, like in the picture below, or through a door on the front.

Cat door in side of bathroom cabinet

by Eliesa via apinterestaddict.com

Another option involves temporary cabinet door removal instead of a cutting a permanent hole.  You could even remove both doors and cover the space under the sink with a curtain instead.

Door removed under sink

by Allison Murray via dreamalittlebigger.com

Under the bed

This RV owner uses a plastic storage bin with a hole cut in the side as a tall-sided litter box to help minimize the mess and allow side entry in a low-clearance under-the-bed hiding spot.

In a storage trunk

A wicker storage trunk becomes an attractive disguise with handy storage for cleaning supplies with this DIY project.

In an end table

A thrift store find can be used to conceal a litter box.

by Laura via lauramakes.com

Alternatively, ready-made litter box cabinets are available to match any style of decor.

 

Do you have a litter box solution we haven’t thought of yet?  Share your photo in the comments!


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