Hilarious! I dip back into OM for the first time in a couple of months (noticed it was still in my bookmarks), and I check this thread first. I shan't bother checking any other threads! I'm already satisfied that I've spent my online time of the last few weeks wisely!
In a weird way it's faintly reassuring to see these kind of threads still occurring... only faintly though.
My border collie (13 months) is, and always has been, absolutely fine in the car - sits on the back seat watching the world go by out of the window.
But when I was younger, we had a dog that used to drool a ridiculous amount in the car - it was like a dripping tap. The dog used to sit on my mum's lap in the front seat, and my mum had to have a bath towel on her - after a journey of anything more than an hour the towel would be sopping wet. The dog never ever threw up though - just drooled. Not frothing either - it was very liquidy.
At the end of the day, I think it's just a case of dogs being like people - some people get a bit nauseus in the car, some people don't. I seem to recall my folks tried some kind of pills for the dog before we went on long car journey's, but they had no effect. At the end of the day though, the dog wasn't 'harmed', and as soon as we got to our destination she'd jump out and instantly be back to normal. She drooled on long car journeys throughout her 13 years.
Just popped on to OM (for the first time in a good few weeks!) to see what was going on, and saw this thread and thought I'd comment, as I went camping with my 12 month old collie for the first time last weekend.
I stayed at a site in Eskdale, car camping with a one-man tent. Dog stayed inside the tent with me, I took his fluffy mat with us, rather than his full bed. During the day, around the tent, I had him chained to one of those corkscrew stake things (took me ages to find one - no camping shops had any, but Wilkinsons stock them) whilst I sat around etc.
In the tent at night he was generally OK. However, when we first went in he was quite wet, which wasn't ideal. He also, at first, did that excited-lie-down-push-yourself-against-stuff thing against the inside of the tent, which wasn't ideal either - but it was his first ever time in a tent (and a small one at that!). But then he settled down. About 3 am I was woken by him sniffing and scratching (just a bit) at the tent 'door', so let him out for a wee. After that he was fine all night.
Generally speaking, it wouldn't have made a difference if we'd been wild-camping, although I did take a lot of food and a few toys for him, which I might not have taken if wild camping. We went to 3 pubs in Eskdale during the weekend and had no problems with regard to allowing dogs in (the woolpack and the one in Boot village were fine with him inside, although I tied him up outside whilst I went in the pub on the edge of Boot by the 'main' road to buy a drink - sorry, forget their names).
I was quite nervous before we went, because I didn't know how he'd react (collies can be a bit 'nervous' too), but he was a star and I can't wait to take him camping again - hopefully the weekend after this! Send me an email if you want to speak further, as I'm only nipping into OM!